Students’ Federation of India Central Executive Committee condemns the order of the Himachal Pradesh University ,  banning  the Students’ union elections. Himachal Pradesh University is one of the strongest bastions of the progressive student movement in the country.  For decades on, the student community in HP is raising the star studded white flag of independence, democracy and socialism. Both the ruling parties of the state, Congress and BJP could never accept the democratic assertions of the student community.  Last year, the Vice chancellor openly expressed his partisanship for the rightw…

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Puthucherry, 14-11-2013: The suspended students of Pondicherry University called off their hunger strike temporarily in its 10th day as the Ministry of Human Resource Development ensured Dr. V. Sivadasan, the national president of SFI and the MPs who intervened in the issue to look into the issues and take necessary action. On the same day the Madras High Court stayed the suspension of six more students who reacted against the ragging and sexual harassment along with Kavya M., the victim whose suspension order was stayed by the court last week. The court order is a major blow to the University…

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Two girl students of Pondicherry University who were threatened of sexual assault and subjected to ragging lodged a complaint with the University authorities. The University preferred to divert the issue by terming issue as group clash. The University has not bothered to look into the complaint from the perspective of sexual harassment, but has been repeatedly attempting to cover-up the issue by resorting to false propaganda. The Public Relations Officer has been issuing statements in an attempt to carry forward the ‘tale‘of group clash through the media. Mrs. Renuka Appdurai, former Education…

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To

Dr. M. Mangapati Pallam Raju
The Minister of Human Resource Development
Government of India

Sir,

Subject: Case of Sexual Harassment and Ragging in Pondicherry University

We wish to bring to your notice the appalling response of the Pondicherry University (PU) administration to the serious incidents of sexual harassment, ragging and intimidation of girl students in the university. Instead of punishing the perpetrators of the above-mentioned crimes, the PU administration has chosen to suspend the complainants and the students who stood by them.
The background to the recent developments is as…

Read more: Petition to Pallam Raju on Pondicherry University Issue