Friday, October 30, 2015

INDIA: Heroic Student Resurgence - A Flame is waking up - by Harsh Thakor


Occupy UGC
Just some edits to put things in perspective :)Video courtesy: Akhil Kumar. Love and gratitude to Tamoghna Haldar for the vision.#OccupyUGC #SaveNonNetFellowship
Posted by Anindya Sengupta on Thursday, 29 October 2015


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HARSH THAKOR WRITES LONG LIVE THE HEROIC STUDENT RESURGENCE!

MAY IT REVERBERATE A FLAME IN WAKING UP THE STUDENT COMMUNITY NATIONWIDE LIKE A TORCH RADIATING.

IT SHOULD INSPIRE A COUNTRYWIDE PROTEST AGAINST THE MONOPOLY OF THE RICH IN EDUCATION AND THE STRANGULATION OF GLOBALISATION AND PRIVATISATION ON EDUCATION.

OPPOSE THE GROSS INJUSTICE OF THE POLICE ON THE STUDENT COMMUNITY FIGHTING A BATTLE FOR THEIR LEGITIMATE DEMANDS.

THE PRO-RICH REPRESSIVE NATURE OF THE GOVT.IS EXPOSED WHICH TRAMPLES ON THE JUST DEMANDS OF STUDENT COMMUNITY.IN COMING DAYS IT WILL SHARPEN ITS TENTACLES AND STRENGTHENING ITS STRANGLEHOLD OVER STUDENT STRUGGLES 


Video footage no. 2: Comrade Shehla Rashid, JNUSU vice president, beaten up by male police personnel and dragged on the road. Many female protesters were manhandled, abused and beaten up. Watch for yourselves and please share widely.DCP (Central), Paramaditya said: "...the protesters attacked and injured policewomen.” Let's tear down their lies one by one with evidence, and expose them to the public. This is how women are treated in Modi's rule. Watch the previous video exposing another lie from the police, that there was no lathicharge and the police personnel weren't even carrying lathis: https://www.facebook.com/Akhil1490/videos/963482463713364/#OccupyUGC #SaveNonNETFellowship
Posted by Akhil Kumar on Wednesday, 28 October 2015



Students Continue Occupy UGC  (University Grants Committee) with Even Larger Numbers!

For 7 days now, students continue the occupy UGC movement against UGC's decision of reducing the scope of non-NET scholarship.

No body from the UGC or the MHRD showed any interest to meet the protesting students on 27th October.

No assurances were given from the authorities as well.

The arrogance of the Government and the UGC forced the students to shaken the barricade of impasse.

When the students expressed their disagreements with the government's attitude, the police brutally came down upon the protesting students.

Lathi charge on students started at around 5.30pm in the evening.

The police did not stop at brutally lathi charging the students but continued the violence even inside the buses in which protesters were being taken to police thana.

The JNUSU president, VP, Gen Sec were among those who braved the police lathi charge.

Several activists such as Comrade Ashif, Comrade Akhil, Comrade Kanwalpreet, Comrade Abhishek, Comrade Suresh and Aizaj are badly injured.

But the spring that has started against fund cut, commercialisation and WTO diktat on Indian Higher Education has denied to stop.

As soon as the news of police crackdown spread, students from all over Delhi gathered in larger numbers to the Kamla Market Police Thana.

Around 400 protesters gathered at Kamla Market Thana demanding release of fellow protesters.

After our comrades were released from the thana late at around after 11pm in the night, we marched again towards UGC. The Occupy UGC movement continues with greater resolve, strength and participation.

Our movement is resonating from all over the country- in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Allahabad, Raipur- AISA comrades have organised protests.

Teachers and Teachers Unions are not only extending solidarity, but also participating in our protests. We have got solidarity from our South African friends.

The #feesmustfall in South Africa and #occupyugc movement in India are together claiming rights of students, are defying commercialisation diktats in education.

University strike continues in JNU. Call for simultaneous campus strikes have been given in several universities in the country from 29th Oct.

Students will gather at UGC in larger numbers at 2pm. The teachers and students will meet in a press conference and solidarity meeting.

And we shall ensure that the UGC talks to a joint Student-Teacher delegation by today. If not we shall march forward to occupy MHRD.




We are categorical about our demands-

i. The UGC and the MHRD unequivocally comes out with notification making UGC 7th Oct decision null and void. We will not retreat until they agree to continue the fellowship for all newly enrolled students from next academic year.

 ii. The introduction of any exclusionary criteria such as merit or economic criteria has to be withdrawn.

 iii. The fellowship must increase from the present scale of Rs 5000/8000 to Rs. 8000/12000 commensurate with increase in JRF.

The fellowship must also be linked to inflation index for all future purposes.

iv. The fellowship must be expanded to all state universities without any exclusionary criteria and with an increased rate. OccupyUGC will not stop until then