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BAPSA: A challenge to the ABVP and Pseudo-Left in JNU

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 Manikanta Pallikonda Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA-JNU), an independent Ambedkarite students’ organization, is contesting the 2018 JNU Students’ Union elections.This is the fourth election since the inception of BAPSA in 2014, and a steady increase in its consolidated vote share gives us hope that more and more students on campus view it as an …

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University as a Subject to Truth-process

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 Vishal Verma                                                                      The word ‘university’ is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium,(Latin: universtas, ‘a whole’) which roughly means ‘community of teachers and scholars’. The term ‘university’ was first used in the 14th century. But, as we know from history, there existed well-established universities much before the 14th century, including Nalanda University. Certainly, …

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Brahminical Conversations on Dalit Politics

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  Koonal Duggal and Kavita Bhanot A poster was recently shared widely on social media advertising a panel discussion at the 2017 Delhi Book Fair, titled ‘Contemporary Dalit Politics’. The event was a discussion around Badri Narayan Tiwari’s new book Fractured Tales: Invisibles in Indian Democracy, which makes a case for the ways in which …

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Wherever Caste exists in the World, Ambedkar and Marx will remain Irreconcilable

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  Dr Manisha Bangar NVP BAMCEF In India, and wherever in the world Caste exists, Ambedkar and Marx will remain Irreconcilable. Starting from the happenings in Hyderabad Central University in August 2015 when the students of ASA were ostracized, more so from the time of the Institutional murder of Rohith Vemula in January 2016, from …

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JNUSU Elections- Three ideas of Nation

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  Vivek Singh JNU has been in the limelight since 9th February, when supposedly “anti-national and seditious” slogans were raised in the campus (the matter is sub judice). In this scenario, many eyes were turned towards the JNU Students Union elections which happened this September. What was also evident is that the idea of nation …

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JNU elections & Mulniwasi Bahujans: Self-reliance & Non-dependency as future principles

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  Dr Manisha Bangar NVP BAMCEF JNU elections 2016 and Mulniwasi Bahujan Students’ Organizations: What’s your Direction? What’s your Action plan for 2017 and beyond??? Jai Bhim! Jai Mulniwasi! We are listening to inputs of members of Mulniwasi Bahujan samaj and students organizations like Mulniwasi Vidhyarthi Sangh and many more in the background of the …

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JNUSU Elections: The myth of Left Unity and the upsurge of the Oppressed

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  C Ahamed Fayiz “It is your claim to equality which hurts them. They want to maintain the status quo. If you maintain your lowly status ungrudgingly, continue to remain dirty, filthy, backward, ignorant, poor and disunited, they will allow you to live in peace. The moment you start raising your level, the conflict starts”. …

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Why JNU can Ill-afford to ignore Rahul Punaram Sonpimple

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   Jyotirmoy Talukdar Come Wednesday night, Jawaharlal Nehru University in the country’s capital will witness another session of the much awaited presidential debates. If the analyses and estimations from last year’s elections – which said that Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech swept all the floating votes toward his favour – are anything to go by, the night …

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The Left and the Ambedkarite Movements need Debate and Unity

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   Chintu Kumari (This open letter is her response to Chinmaya Mahanand’s earlier letter to her) Dear friend Chinmay, I apologize for the delayed response. As you know I was very weak and unwell after the 16-day long hunger strike and under medication. Still, I don’t feel completely well in terms of my health I attempt …