Immediate Withdrawal Of The Added Taxation On Sanitary Napkins And Ensure The Maximum Reach Of The Menstrual Protection Tools In Lowest Prices

Students Federation Of India demands the immediate withdrawal of the added taxation on sanitary napkins and ensure the maximum reach of the menstrual protection tools in lowest prices. In the recent GST of Modi government, sanitary pads are considered as luxury items and taxed accordingly, when the reality is that these are utter necessity of a woman for healthy life. In a study by AC Nielsen published in the International Research Journal of Social Sciences shows that among woman who does not use sanitary pads Reproductive Tract Infection (RTI) is 70% more common than those who have the acces…

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The Central Executive Committee of Students' Federation of India extends its full support to the ongoing agitation and relay hunger strike of the students of IIT-Bombay against the huge fees hike under various heads. Students have been boycotting classes from the third week of June as a mark of protest but administration of IIT-Bombay did not pay the heed to the protesting students. Notw students were forced to take the protest to next level and they have started a relay hunger strike.
There is a huge fee hike IIT Bombay which includes a 300% hike in hostel rent, 167% hike in gymkhana fe…

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Central Executive Committee of Students Federation of India strongly condemns the atrocious move by the UGC to scrap the exam scheduled for July, 2017 which will now happen on 19th of November. This also means that the NET exam in December won't be happening this time. This leads to a situation where under the carpet the ministry is curtailing the bi annual NET examination and making it a yearly event. The number of students qualifying NET exam every will effectively reduce to half if it is held yearly. All this is being done without any policy document of the UGC. The functioning of UGC lack…

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Stand United to Protect the Democratic Rights, Condemn the Right Wing Attack on IITM Student
The Central Executive Committee of Students Federation of India Condemns the brutal assault on IIT Madras student R. Sooraj by the right wing hindutva forces inside the campus. Sooraj, a participant in a protest against the newly brought ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets, was subjected to a group attack which resulted in serious injury to his right eye.  
 
This recent order by the central government is another declaration of war on the democratic rights of the people. The democratic communities and secular forces of this country have stated that it is an atta…

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