Probe the conspiracy behind the murder attempt to Umer Khalid: Campus Front of India
New Delhi: Campus Front of India national committee demanded an independent probe be made into the murder attempt of JNU student Umer Khalid. Such an attempt should not have made without the support of some hand in government and police especially when the security is high in Delhi as part of Independence Day celebration. A high level probe should be constituted to lay bare the conspiracy behind it.
The Modi rule is marked with murders, attempted murders and death threat against scholars and writers who stand firmly against the anti people policies of the government. The government consistently failed to secure the lives of the citizens.
The committee opined that the issuing of NRC at Assam openly challenged the sanctity of the idea of citizenship as a revered contact between the state and its subjects. Expelling a considerable population from citizenship and stigmatising them as foreigners is a part of hate campaign going on in the country. The government is moving on the lines of RSS which define nation in a divisive manner and denounce those Muslims and those who oppose Hindutwa as having foreign allegiance. The committee also condemned the government move to go on the draft of National Education Policy which prepared without sufficient consultations with academicians and without any public discussion and is widely looked upon as a means to smuggle saffron agenda into the education.
The committee expressed concerns over the government’s move towards an authoritarian state and it will undermine the democratic ethos which has been preserved through generations.
The National President PV Shuhaib, General Secretary T Abdul Nasar MS Sajid Muhammad Tabarak and Raoof Shareef Spoke in the event.
Cancellation of Audrey Truschke’s talk a setback to academic freedom : Campus Front
Campus Front National Vice President MS Sajid has stated that the cancellation of the lecture on Mughal history by renowned historian and author of Aurangazeb, Audrey Truschk , which was to be on 11th in Hyderabad, is a setback to Academic freedom.
“It was reported that the police denied the permission after a protest erupted against the programme. The so called protest is from RSS-BJP affiliated individuals and groups. It is known that Sangh Pariwar has long history of intolerance against anything and anyone who disagrees with them. Police and authorities are there to provide a secure atmosphere for intellectuals and academics on such occasions. Instead, if police and authorities are to bow down before such intolerant groups and go on cancelling everything such groups are in disfavour with, then there can be no dialogues, nor diverse of opinions nor free intellectual endeavours of any form, which are the strengths of any healthy democratic society.”
It is clear that it is Truschke’s unbiased historical interpretations of Mughals times that made Sangh Pariwar angry. History for Sangh Pariwar is nothing more than a single exclusivist melodramatic story of the past to serve their present divisive political purposes. But it might not satisfy genuine researchers or scholars who are in search of truth. The organiser's explanation on the cancellation of event is irrational and shows their lack of guts to organise such an academic event.”
Enough With Intolerance Unite Against Fascism
Campus Front strongly committed to countering the hegemony of fascism in every sphere of the society. Next general election is due in 2019, and to a large extent, the outcome will depend on the gauge of the sentiment of the public against the ruling party. The imminent exercise of Indian Democracy is akin to the second freedom struggle to reaffirm the idea of India enshrined in the thought of great leaders.we believes that proper awareness and mobilization are required in every sector of the society to defeat the fascists who have the power with legitimacy and reverse this pitfall.
From this point of view, Campus Front is organizing an anti-fascist campaign “Enough with Intolerance, Unite against Fascism” from the month of August. The campaign will continue last till Lok Sabha Election of 2019.
The official inauguration of this campaign will be held on August 11 at India International Centre, New Delhi. The programme will commence at 10.00 am.
Salute to the Students, Your flags will fly over their Autocracy One day.
Condemn the police manhandling of students for waving black flags during BJP leader Amit Shah's rally in Allahabad. The brutal assault and abuse of students without any ruth to the females elicit the demeanor of police force in providing security to the programmes of BJP instead of dispensing the primary duty as protection of common citizen. Protesting against a genocider is not a crime in a democratic society. We are not living in a Shanthi ashram where everything is going fine. The smell of Bloodstains and the slogans of gourakshaks grabbed our nights sleeplessly. The courage of students to wave the black flags against hate mongers was an eye-opening move to the people who believe that nothing will happen to them. You can never throttle down the voice of dissent.
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Stop police witch-huntý Government Should Step back.
Campus Front National Committee condemns the police witch-hunt over the Maharajas incident. The police have been continuing the raid in search of accused and detained 200 activists including Campus Front members.
Instead of stemming from the discriminatory biases of government, police force serves as a weapon for denunciate our organization.
The Police widespread raid covers almost all districts of Kerala and harassing the members,even the incident is happened in a college. It is obvious that CPM led government has politicised this incident and misusing the entire state police machinery to maltreat the members for some trivial political gains.
The present gruesome acts evince that CPM led government is afraid of a neo developing Identity Politics from the weaker sections of the country and an endeavor to extinguish it from campuses. The dubious incident has still remain cloudy which are not uncovered yet. The CPM-SFI has been portraying this incident as peculiar one in students history to shatter the spaces occupied by the ideology of demoractic and secular campus.National committee declaims that police failed to evolve from ruler supportive repressive force and to act without any political pressure.
Stop Politicising Maharajas College Incident: Campus Front
New Delhi: The National Secretariat of Campus Front of India said that SFI and left organisations are politicising the miserable happening at Maharajas College in which a student was killed. The incident occurred in connection with dispute regarding welcoming freshers for the next day. Such a local issue in connection with campus matters is being made a national issue unnecessarily and only for petty political gains.
Clashes are there in Maharajas College for certain period of time. In the last college union elections SFI suffered a huge set back, which provoked them to impede the activities of other students organisations inside the campus and unleash attacks on them. There are a lot of incidents of violence in Maharajas College, in which SFI activists have stake. Once in a police raid, deadly weapons were uncovered from student hostels. In the current issue also It was SFI activists who started the trouble by marring the wall writings of Campus Front, which is clear from the images.
The loss of life at Maharajas College is among the clashes and it is very clear to be accidental and unintended. But it is portrayed as deliberate and pre planned by SFI to denunciate our organization. This has crossed all limits of political ethics. Campus Front of India is a student organisation working in many states in India since the last 8 years with clear vision for the upliftment of the downtrodden sections. We have made great achievements in making students aware of their status and rights and imparting dignity to them. We aim to bring up a responsible student community for the welfare of the nation.
The present spurious allegations against us based on a local issue is politically motivated. It aims at tarnishing an organisation which has gained popularity throughout the country within a short period.
Campus Front Kerala state committee also demanded an independent and impartial probe into this unfortunate incident
Scrapping UGC: Step to affirm Hindutwa autonomy in education Sector
Scrapping UGC: Step to affirm Hindutwa autonomy
in education Sector
Campus Front National Vice President MS Sajid in a statement strongly condemns the government move to replace the University Grands commission by enforcing a higher education committee to coordinate all the exercises of UGC.
According to PM and MHRD minister, by eliminating UGC, NCERT and AICTE , the apparent MHRD body constitute an Higher education committee for 5 years with a chairman and vice president. Committee includes 12 nominated members on behalf of the government, which shows BJPs well-wishers can easily be selected into the committee for executing their agendas. Like NEP draft here also MHRD did not mention the reason of this replacement.Prakash jawadekar in a press statement said that it is a step towards making the academic sector qualitative.Neither the drawbacks of UGC nor the advantage of proposed committee were mentioned in the notice of MHRD website and it indicates a hidden agenda to fetch thier plans.
Forceful indoctrination of Hindutwa ideology into the curriculum became a common factor nowadays.Chanting mantras of rig veda on world yoga day, compulsion of Surya namaskar and vande mataram in school assemblies, replacing the historical legends in to villains and vice versa, restriction to wear faith based dress codes etc were become legalized through this RSS dominated central autonomous body. The proposed committee will work as a tool of RSS agenda of Indianisation of education which aims to impart and establish hindutwa culture as Indian culture by eliminating the diversified cultural legacy of India
If the act is for assuring qualitative measures in academics, the govt has to ensure appropriate budget allocation in education sector .Modi government is still silent in the continues decrease in annual budget even after proposing a big budget plans like NEP. The reality and execution side of the state is still far behind than the planning side in every reform. By dreaming Ache din, students had lost all their benefits which granted to them. Fellowship and fund cuts to the minority as well as downtrodden sections, Attack on education sector in different issues like Autonomy, reducing the bi annual UGC NET exam to annual only, holding non NET fellowship to the PHD scholars, delay in MANF and RJNF, Attack on Minority Institutions like AMU and JMI, compulsion of PHD to the post of Assistant professor in any colleges, saffronising academic curriculum etc. Nowadays higher education to the deprived has become a big challenge to accomplish. Identity, dignity and faith of them were questioned in many levels of their academic career.
The new act will lead the entire education system under the complete controlled of the BJP ruled government. So Funds and fellowships may be rejected to the scholars who oppose them. Campus politics will be eliminated and all the students forcefully subject to hail the government without any concern. Lots of private institutions came in to existence and commercialization process reaches its peak which gradually collapses the public education system. Politics and dissent voices rising out from the Campuses against the inhuman policies of the Government will be restricted.
This act was subjected to present before the summer section of the parliament. MHRD invites suggestion from the public throw their website based on new act till july7. Hence we request all the student community and legislatures of the parliament to raise their voice against the undemocratic challenge to the education system.
Campus Front condemns Sangh Parivar cruelties on students at AMU.
Campus front National President PV Shuhaib in a statement has strongly condemned the ruthless attack unleshed by Sang Pariwar hooligans with the support of police on students at Aligarh Muslim University.
The Violence erupted over a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah that has been hanging inside the students’ union hall for 80 years was a well-planned and deliberate move of right wing hinduthwa to ravage a premier institution that has always stood for humanism, tolerance and progress. Universities are supposed to be a place for debate and discussion. But the latest incidents at AMU are a shameful reminder that the forces of intolerance and intimidation affiliated to the ruling party are expanding their project of forceful saffronization into reputed universities too.
PV Shuhaib Said that the recent attack by Hindu Yuva Vahini with the backing of police force is a reflection of agenda of RSS-BJP to disrupt the atmosphere of amity and peace in campuses after seeking permission from administration for the performance of sakhas. Instead of stopping violent mob of hinduthwa, the police force brutally beat up the innocent students without any qualms. This behaviour of UP police of joining perpetrators instead of providing protection to the victims proves that not only that they they are incapable maintining law and order but also they themselves are a threat to it. He pointed that if this violence was motivated by their patriotism, they would rather have marched to the parliament demanded the removal of portrait of savarkar from the parliament hall, who inspired the assasination of Mahatma Gandhi and sought the clemency of British colonialists. This amount of violence is a result of Sangh Pariwar indoctrination, which blinds these people from seeing historical facts of our country. Campus Front demanded an independent inquiry into the matter and strict punishment to the Sangh Parivar members and police who involve in these heinous attack.
Government's inaction on BJP member shows the ineffectiveness of rule of Law
Campus front Delhi State President Sabi Ahmed in a press statement said that Government's inaction on Manish Chandela, Who openly claimed on social media that we had burnt the refugee camp of Rohingyans, shows the ineffectiveness of rule of Law and the entrenchment in culture of impunity that is taking deep roots all around us.
The Manish Chandela is a member of Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha which is the “Youth Wing” of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). Ironically, there is no response against this kind of a person from BJP as a national political party abided by the constitutional principles.These kind of hate-mongers are a potential threat to the society where multi-religious people are residing in peace.This person should immediately be arrested as he also threatens in social media to carry out such crimes in future.
He also said that “this kind of attitude of our legal system toward criminals is a major factor behind these crimes being prevalent in our society”. it seems that the hate crimes are now being extended to the helpless immigrants only because of their religious identity”.
Campus front demands proper and immediate investigation into the matter and strict action against the culprits.
Symptomatic of facisit agenda to
make JNU a RSS Institute: Campus Front
Campus Front National Vice president MS Sajid in a statement said that the removal of top heads from various departments of JNU over mere allegation of their refusal in complying mandatory attendance order shows the undemocratic attitude of administration towards university, and it is a symptomatic of fascist agenda to make JNU a RSS institute.
Since the appointment of a pliant Vice-Chancellor who was known for his proximity to RSS, the students of this university have been vehemently protesting against the coercive decisions which are against the academic logic, freedom and democracy. The VC’s instant imposition of an lllegal and irrational policy of demanding compulsory attendance of students, which was never passed nor discussed in any democratic decision-making body again fuelled various kinds of struggles.
JNU has been the target of the Modi government since it came to power. No doubt, the regular attacks on JNU such as Massive cuts in admission intakes, violation of reservation policy, harassing teachers by denying their legitimate dues, improprieties in the conduct of selection process of officials, showing lackadaisical approach in missing case of student Najeeb Ahmed, etc are part of the fascist regime’s wider agenda to wreck the university which always stand as an exact opposite to the saffron politics and policies.
MS Sajid said that mandatory attendance in a research university like JNU is absurd and universities excel not because of restrictions or order, but in an atmosphere of academic freedom where the students can freely cultivate their thoughts and ideas.Through various kinds of enforcements, the administration is setting up means to harass a select number of students for their political activism.
He also said that non compliance of such decision by the university heads, which 98 percent of the JNU students voted against, can be considered as a dissent and an act in favour of students.
Instead of adopting required measures to gain the confidence of students and faculty the administration is playing havoc.
He also added that, however the recent decision is not unprecedented considering the trajectory of fascist moves that happened in the institution.
Ultimate goal of administration becomes much easier to achieve if student's voice can be stymied and suppressed. As to defeat this,students community should be able to fight and come together irrespective of political differences.
Campus Front urges the student’s community to come forward with vigour and mark their protest to protect institutions from fascist onslaught.
Police Brutality Unjust to the Public
Campus Front of India National General Secretary T Abdul Nasar strongly condemned the police brutality on Fathima Nafeesa, mother of missing JNU student Najeeb and other activists who were peacefully protesting infront of Delhi high court against the CBI's lack of interest in investigation of missing case.
It's been a year since Najeeb went missing.CBI is bound to give a believable explanation to the nation and to Najeeb's family as to why they are still clueless about his whereabouts. Before transferring the investigation to CBI,several times the police has faced the wrath of the court for their manner in which it has been carrying out the probe,but unfortunately the CBI is also acting in same manner and it shows the degree and impact of political intereference or pressure exerted on CBI executives to protect the ABVP members.Because everyone knows that he had gone missing after a scuffle with ABVP members.
T Abdul Nasar also said that Today,Police attacked Najeeb's mother along with scores of agitating students without any Provocation from their part.They were forcefully taken to custody and are reportedly being detained in various stations.This is an attack against people's democratic rights.He also said that this deliberate act was an unjust to the public and indicates the bent of mind of police executives.
Campus front condemns this shameful act and also expressed their concern over the non seriousness of CBI in public matters.
It's Omission rather than Commission Report :Campus Front
Campus Front National Gen. Secretary T Abdul Nasar in a statement said that AK Roopanwal Commission Report is falsifying the truth and shielding the instigators. It was constituted to find the circumstances that led to death of the Dalit scholar Rohit Vemula,but instead of finding the truth the commission brushed aside the facts which led him to commit suicide.The report claims that Rohith’s suicide was not due to the discrimination, but because he was unhappy owing to several other reasons, such as being unappreciated.Furthermore, the report cited that he did not belong to the Scheduled Caste community.From the observation of commission,it seems that probe didn't give much significance to the death note dripping with anguish and sarcasm over the discrimination faced or the rigged acts he confronted as being expelled from hostel,cut off the scholarship and even barred access to public places in campuses.In lieu of stringent investigation as per the mandate,the commission worked to label him as a Non Scheduled Caste and it unveils that report is whitewashing the UoH Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile, Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and others, who have been booked under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and for abetment of Rohith's suicide.
Nasar also said that since the beginning, ruling party is labeling him as a non Dalit to hide their "anti Dalit mentality" and they succeeded by fabricating this false report,but they cant flee from the responsibility of this institutional murder by bolstering the Commission report which is biased without exception.
He also added that,commission recommendation to a proper counselling mechanism to research scholars is actually inept for students but it is fine to the varsity officials in order to cultivate a treatment without caste basis. Submitted report is better called an omission rather than a commission perusal.
Campus Front also Demand a concrete move from judiciary to find the culprits by appointing a new judicial enquiry and also asserted that the reason behind the death of Rohith was mistreatment and harassment by the varsity and also the intervention of central ministries into the issue.
GORAKHPUR TRAGEDY IS OWING TO THE NEGLIGENCE AND I
Campus Front National President PV Shuhaib in a statement said that Death of 60 children including infants in Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College due to the alleged disruption in supply of oxygen is owing to the negligence and incorrigible misconduct on the part of government.This hospital is situated in the constituency of Yogi Adityanath. The Chief minister is busy spreading communal hostility towards minorities and finds no time to intervene into the issues of his own constituency. This is a pitfall to the society. The Chief minister and the minister of health should be held responsible for the dreadful tragedy. He added that the government should conduct a high level investigation and prosecute those who are responsible for the incident and provide necessary compensation for everyone who suffered.
Campus Front expressed their condolences to the bereaved families.
Campus Front condemns the draft National Medical C
Campus front National President PV Shuhaib in a press statement strongly condemned the National Medical Commission bill tabled in the parliament, terming it "an attempt to commercialise the medical sector and subvert democratic values".
Instead of obliterating the corruption and inadequacy of medical structure, the centre is introducing a new system which is inconsistent, lack of accountability and transparency in structure and process.
Through the replacement of existing apex medical education regulator with a new body, the centre is seeding corporate culture in educational sector.
Proposed Bill embodies an entitlement for profit oriented institutions to operate and determine fees in 60% of their medical seats without regulation. It is like the government is retreating from the regulation of fee structure and controlling corrupt practices. Moreover, it violates the basic requirement of modern governance structure that a regulatory body must be multi-stakeholder, transparent, and accountable.
PV Shuhaib said that referring the contentious bill to standing committee for examination is acceptable, but most importantly the committee is obliged to consider the public interest. He also said that if corruption in MCI was the main reason for bringing in NMC, the government should have taken corrective measures rather than introducing a new bill.Had this bill be passed, it will be a big disaster for entire health sector and medical education gets de-democratised.
He added that, the way the centre introduce controversial bills without proper discussions and debates marks the government's sauce in collecting public opinion.
Campus Front asks the government to step back from nodding anti people policies.