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‘The pain is ours, the leadership should be ours’: Rahul Sonpimple on battle against right wing

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  Rahul Sonpimple (This is the text of his speech on the theme ‘Undoing the Dominant Narrative’ delivered at the SIO national conference on February 23rd, 2018. It was transcribed by Sumeet Samos) Jai Bhim to all the participants, friends, elders, women and student representatives on behalf of my organization BAPSA. Tonight, I speak here not …

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Moving beyond Manusplaining Pasmanda Movement

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  Shafiullah Anis Introduction In the waiting room of a hospital in Jamia Nagar, Delhi, I came across The Companion magazine featuring Malcolm X and Rohith Vemula on the cover. This was March 2017 edition and had covered opinion pieces and articles on a range of issues such as disappearance of Najeeb from JNU, Education, …

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Rejecting Victimhood, Reclaiming Resistance

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  Joint pamphlet by BAPSA, SIO, YFDA on the occasion of Rohith’s Shahadat Din [Distributed for ‘Resistance March’ against Institutionalized Brahmanism on 16 January 2017 in JNU, New Delhi] The institutional murder of Rohith Vemula and the enforced disappearance of Najeeb Ahmad reveal that agents of Brahmanical Fascism in universities have selected students from marginalized …

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Savarna Christian contributions to ‘Hindu’ Nationalism: The example of Srambickal Kuruvilla George

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  Nidhin Shobhana (Paper presented at the India International Islamic Academic Conference held on 8-9 October, 2016, at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi.)  Abstract: By late 19th century and early 20th century, one finds the emergence of an ‘upper-caste’ Christian public sphere comprised of theologians who identified themselves with the values of ‘Hindu’ and ‘Hindu Nationalism’. …

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On the Orientalist Savarna Perception of equating SIO with ABVP

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  Waseem RS  On the Orientalist Savarna Perception of equating SIO with ABVP, of twining SIO with the ghost of Global Islam and the Politics of Social Justice in JNU There is no novelty in the charge of equating SIO and ABVP as the two sides of the same religious ideology. As a Muslim student …

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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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Boycott Brahminical Castiest Student Council’s EFLU ‘UTSAV’

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  [Via Satish Nainala] (Pamphlet released by various students organizations in EFL University opposing the EFLU Utsav which was held in the last week of March) When the entire student community is suffering from the lack of basic amenities like proper drinking water, lack of minimal medical facilities, no guarantee for their scholarships, the student …

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Reinventing the Feudal Village in Delhi University

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  Dr. N. Sukumar “A University stands for humanism, for tolerance, for reason, for the adventure of ideas and for the search of truth. It stands for the onward march of the human race towards ever higher objectives. If the Universities discharge their duties adequately, then it is well with the Nation and the People.”  …

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UGC NET 2012 results are completely caste biased

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Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes ~ {youtube}eK84uxRGldY{/youtube} ~ Students from Aligarh Muslim University, Delhi and SIO committee members are saying that UGC NET results of 2012 have forcibly denied JRF to eligible SC/ST/OBC students. The cut-off marks for different categories in various subjects are revealing. In almost 14 subjects, the cut-off marks for OBCs are …