Youth Affairs

Students’ March against Attacks on Education, Democracy & Social Justice

THE Modi government has completed two-and-a-half years. The promise of ‘achhe din’ has vanished long ago and instead of that, we are seeing an all-out attack on the life and livelihoods of common people. Students and youths had voted in large numbers for BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with the hope that it would provide relief from the unrelenting miseries imposed by the Congress rule. However, the experience of these two-and-a-half years has proved to be contrary. This government has relegated education and employment -- the two prime agendas of the students in this country.

SFI Condemns ‘Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyaan’

THE central executive committee of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) in a statement issued on December 8 has noted that the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) has shamelessly directed all higher educational institutions to launch campaigns in the name of ‘Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyaan’ using students and faculty members to campaign in favour of demonetisation from December 12- January 12. This is being done at a time when the drastic economic effects of demonetisation are being felt across the country, with the poor sections feeling the brunt of the attack. 

Student & Youth Activists Foil Rightwing Conspiracy, Hold Massive Assembly in Mumbai

A MASSIVE ‘Student-Youth Assembly Against Discrimination’ raising the slogan “Defeat Fascism, Defend the Republic” was held in Mumbai on April 23 by a joint platform committee consisting of six student organisations, Students’ Federation of India (SFI), All India Students Federation (AISF), Progress Students Front (PSF) of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, All India Students Association (AISA), Chhatrabharati, All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO) and four youth organisations, Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), All India Youth Federation (AIYF), Revolutionary Youth A

Youth Organisations Hold Convention against Communalism

THIRTEEN youth organisations -- Democratic Youth Federation of India, All India Youth Federation, Revolutionary Youth Front, All India Youth League, Revolutionary Youth Association, RJD Youth Wing, JDU Youth Wing, NYC, MDMK Youth Wing, VCK Youth Wing, and HNES held a convention on March 21 and unanimously passed a resolution that strongly condemned the attack on universities, students and youth of our country spearheaded by Sangh Parivar and sponsored by Narendra Modi government.

Student Organisations to Hold ‘Delhi Chalo’ on March 18

The national organisations of students – All India Students’ Association (AISA), All India Students’ Federation (AISF), All India Students’ Block (AISB), Chhatra Parishad, JD (U), Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS), National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Students’ Federation of India (SFI), Student Front for Swaraj (SFS) – have jointly issued the following statement on February 28.

SFI: BJP-led NDA Govt’s War on Students Continues

The union budget is a continuation of the BJP-led NDA government’s war on the students of the country.

The share of expenditure on education as a percentage of the total central budget is just 3.6 percent, which is 0.2 percent less than the revised estimates for the year 2015-16. The same figure in terms of the percentage of the total GDP, is a meagre 0.5 percent.

Allocations for school education have been cut from Rs 69,794 crores in 2015-16 to Rs 63,826 crores.

New Challenges Before Student Movement

THE student movement is going through very crucial times in India. It, at present, looks a little ineffective and less sharp as compared to student movements of other countries where they have achieved many important victories. In fact, Indian society has witnessed rapid changes in the past few decades. In the era of neo-liberal economic policies, social values have changed and the social structure is changing. Impact of the capitalist and open market values are deepening in our society. Being an integral part of the society, students are also deeply affected by these changes.

TN: Modi Govt Betrayed the Youth

THE state and central governments have betrayed the youth and shattered their expectations, said M B Rajesh, all India president of the Democratic Youth Federation of India.

Addressing the 15th state conference of DYFI Tamil Nadu at Dindigul on January 3, he said that 43,000 government jobs were abolished across the country in the last three months. Over 11 lakh government posts have been lying vacant for the last one year, and IT-related jobs have been cut by five percent. The BJP-led government at the centre did not make any efforts to fill existing vacancies.


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