RSS has been forced to ideological back foot to such an extent that in its Hindi mouthpiece ‘Panchajanya’ it has labeled Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as “anti-national”. This has come at a time when a host of writers, filmmakers, intellectuals and other sections have come out openly against the rising intolerance and the un-making of India under the RSS-BJP regime. This has come at a time when education is facing all out attacks from the policies of the Modi government and attempts are being made to sell out education in the upcoming Nairobi rounds of WTO-GATS talk…

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The latest judgment of the Supreme Court on the issue of reservation in higher education has come out. The judgement is based on a batch petitions filed by some MBBS doctors who complained about eligibility criteria for admissions to certain PG medical courses in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. These states permitted only those domiciled in these states to get admitted into these courses. The court went beyond the immediate question before it and gave sweeping comments over the reservation policy as a whole. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and P C Pant went on to state that despite s…

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The Central Executive Committee of SFI calls upon all its units across the nation to intensify it's struggles and campaigns to restore and increase the non-NET fellowships. The UGC's decision to scrap non-NET fellowships has been hold back till the next meeting followed by a strong anger raised by the students immediately . But more struggles are essential to make sure that this decision will be taken back forever. SFI has decided to observe a 'Protest Week' from 28 October to 03 November against the Modi govt scripted anti-student move using UGC.
 
The recent move of UGC cannot be seen i…

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The central Executive Committee of SFI expresses its deep concern over the increasing incidents of caste atrocities and communal polarization across various states. The situation is particularly alarming in the BJP-ruled states. In the latest incidence, Upper caste Rajputs set fire to the home of a Dalit family in Sunpedh, a village in Faridabad near the national capital Delhi, killing both the sleeping children inside aged 2 years and 9 months while their parents have suffered severe burn injuries.  
We would like to underline that these are not isolated incidents of violence, rather the…

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