CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statements on June 30
THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) firmly opposes the move by the present central government to replace University Grants Commission through proposed Higher Education Commission of India (repeal of University Grants Commission Act 2018).
A two day sit-in demonstration by AIDWA in downtown Kolkata expressed strong anger of women against TMC government. The sit-in was organized to protest atrocities against women in the state and ‘murder of democracy’ in the panchayat elections.
THE people of Kerala, particularly student community, have emotionally bid adieu to a young student who aspired to become a scientist. Abhimanyu was killed by a terror squad belonging to Campus Front, a student outfit of an Islamic Terror group. Abhimanyu, an SFI leader who belonged to a remote hamlet of Vattavada in high range district, Idukki was stabbed to death at 12.30 am on July 2. Just 20 years old, Abhimanyu was a staunch fighter of SFI and a brilliant student at Maharajas College, who became the victim of communal elements, who has recently spread in certain campuses of Kerala.
THE scenes at Maharajas College, Ernakulam on July 2 were heart-breaking. The body of Abhimanyu, a second year B.Sc. student of the college, who was murdered by criminals belonging to the Popular Front of India (PFI), had been brought there for the public to pay respects. Amid the large crowd which gathered to catch a glimpse of the slain young man, his mother sat, wearing a green jacket. Her cry, "Naan petta makane..." (“The son I gave birth to…”) pierced the air every now and then. Abhimanyu's friends and comrades raised slogans in his memory:
THE new India, Modi’s India is increasingly looking alien. A bizarre spectacle appears to have hit the country like a tornado. The lynching of people in the name of cow protection by private armies with adequate ideological bluster had dotted a bloody trail across the length and breadth. Armed with the new tools of social media, of photoshopping, fake news, whatsapp forwards lynch mobs can now be actually organised. The obnoxious culture of aggressive trolling has further sharpened the effectiveness of aggressive hate mongering through spread of rumor and hearsay.
AS students, teachers and college administrations gear up for the new academic year, the minister of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) mooted a proposal to replace University Grants Commission (UGC) with Higher Education Commission of India, a new body of governance for Higher Education Institutes in the country.
The MHRD released a draft of Act, called “Higher Education Commission of India Act, 2018 (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act, 1956) according to the subsection 1 of the Section 1 of draft.