The Central Executive Committee of SFI condemns the brutal attack on Paris conducted by ISIS. The death toll from this most gruesome attack has reached 129 in the latest count and it is possible that the final count will be far higher.
It is the duty of all progressive forces to vehemently criticize organisations like ISIS and make sure that its thrown into the dustbins of history. But at the same time it’s unfortunate that right-wingpolitical organisations in France have started blaming Syrian refugees for this attack. This is most condemnable since it should be understood that these re…

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The Central Executive Committee of SFI strongly condemns the disciplinary action taken against 11 students by the administration in English and Foreign LanguagesUniversity, EFLU, Hyderabad over their participation in a democratically staged protest in the campus demanding students’ union elections and voicing against a show cause notice issued to a student for a Facebook post.  It has to be noted with deep concern that such highly undemocratic and regressive moves are undertaken even in the premier educational institutions in the country like EFLU. It is clear beyond the shadow of a…

Read more: Salute to the fight for democratic rights in the EFLU campus. Withdraw the disciplinary action immediately

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…

Read more: Reject the attempts to refashion India to fit the communal-fascist idea of the “nation” peddled by the RSS

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…

Read more: Uphold social justice. Oppose the false dichotomy of ‘deserve versus reserve’