THE central executive committee (CEC) of the Students Federation of India (SFI) has congratulated the students, teachers and non-teaching employees of the Delhi University (DU) for their victory in the struggle against the four years undergraduate programme (FYUP), a struggle which had been going on for the last two years. It is shameful that even at this juncture the vice chancellor, Dinesh Singh, is playing his resignation drama, putting the future of thousands of students at stake.
On June 23, Tapan Sen, general secretary of the CITU, sent the following letter to the prime minister regarding a press report that the government was considering an increase in the price of natural gas, based on the exercises made in that regard by the previous government. The letter follows.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on June 20, 2014.
THE decision of the Modi government to use only Hindi language as the sole medium of communication for government information on social media is against the principle of linguistic equality and is an injustice to other national languages.
The government should modify its policy and use along with Hindi other national languages as well as English for communication in social media.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on June 24, 2014.
THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) welcomes the restoration of the three year degree courses and the exit of the vice chancellor of Delhi University. It congratulates the teachers, students and employees of the university whose sustained and successful struggle has forced the roll back of the utterly arbitrary imposition of the FYUP (Four Year Undergraduate Programme). The CPI(M) had consistently, both inside and outside parliament, opposed the imposition of the FYUP.
ON June 24, 2014, the Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) and its Gender Council (GC) noted with deep concern the deteriorating work environment in media houses, particularly TV channels, which stands exposed by the attempted suicide of a woman TV anchor on the premises of India TV. Behind the glamour projected by the TV industry, the DUJ noted, there lies the grim story of abysmal employment practices, 24/7 working hours, high pressure deadlines, arbitrary contracts, and hire and fire practices.
ON June 24, the Kandhi Sangharsh Committee, affiliated to the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), organised a militant mass rally and demonstration at Balachaur subdivision of district Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. Over 500 people, including 100 women, belonging to about 80 villages of the subdivision, participated in this rally. Husan Chand Majhot presided over the rally.
AT an impressive function in Kochi on June 13, 2014, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member M A Baby inaugurated the EMS Study and Research Centre. He said the centre was established with the objective of conducting study and research on relevant contemporary topics, adding that the country was passing though an extraordinary situation following the BJP victory. The setback suffered by the Left called for “self-criticism with honesty and courage.” He said self-criticism of the conventional style would not serve any purpose.
THIRTY nine years back in the midnight of June 25 in 1975, internal emergency was imposed on our country. This declaration of internal emergency was totally uncalled for because there was no invasion of foreign enemies, nor there was such situation which could not be solved through constitutionally approved democratic system.
DRASTIC environmental changes are becoming a threat to agriculture, especially in less developed countries, and it may affect the food security. This concern was shared in a seminar organised by the Rohtak district unit of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on June 5.
THAT the jute farmers and jute mill workers in India are facing the worst ever crisis today, and are being pushed into destitution, due to the faulty policies of the union textile ministry and the food ministry, was what the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) recently sought to highlight once again.