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Dastardly attempt to assassinate Umar Khalid Student leader shot at outside New Delhi's Constitution Club

Firebrand student leader Umar Khalid was shot at by an ‘unidentified gunman’ in New Delhi on August 13. The blatant attack, that many see as a scare tactic, ironically took place when JNU scholar was attending a program titled Khauf se Azaadi (Towards a Freedom Without Fear) at the Constitution Club. The program was organised by a group called United…

Stop Police Excesses on Peaceful Protesters CJP approaches NHRC demanding action against unrestrained police behaviour

It appears that the right to protest peacefully, enshrined in Article 19 of the Indian Constitution, is being eroded across the country. In many instances, the police are cracking down on those demanding action or raising awareness about legitimate issues. We have decided to act against this heavy-handed approach of the police by way of…

Witch hunt against Umar Khalid and Kanhaiya Kumar continues JNU panel upholds Khalid's rustication and Kumar's fine

An inquiry committee set up by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to look into allegations of “anti-national” slogans raised at a protest held on campus in February 2016, has now upheld the recommendation to rusticate student leader Umar Khalid and impose a fine on Kanhaiya Kumar. This decision has outraged the student community that has…

CJP Appeals to MHRD to intervene and secure justice for TISS students Sign our petition NOW!

TISS students from the campuses in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati have been on strike since February 21, 2018. Their peaceful protest focuses on issues that have a universal and far reaching impact on the education system in India. The main concern behind the protests is against the withdrawal of fee exemption and waivers to…

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Is TISS Pushing SC-ST-OBC students away from academia? Cutback of scholarship funds impacts their presence in higher education

The All-India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE) extends its full support and solidarity to the legitimate struggle of the students of all four campuses (Mumbai, Gawahati, Tuljapur and Hyderabad) of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Starting their struggle from 21st February 2018, students have boycotted all classes, field work and submissions at all…

UP Police side with the ABVP, prevent CJP’s workshop on How to Stop Fake News Force used against students of Kashi Vidyapeeth deplorable: CJP

In yet another instance of gross intimidation, members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), have threatened human rights activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad against conducting a workshop at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi. The workshop titled, “Mainstream journalism in the age of Social Media” was scheduled to take place at 2 pm on February…

The Girl who scared the Government Shehla Rashid on hate, misogyny and threats

Shehla Rashid was dragged into a raging maelstrom of hate and misogyny nearly two years ago when she emerged at the forefront of India’s burgeoning student movement. She earned the wrath of right wing groups and was anointed with a variety of undignified labels like ‘anti-national’ and ‘traitor’. However, none of this deterred the firebrand…

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