Youth Affairs

DYFI Welcomes Scrapping of Section 66A of IT Act

THE Central Executive Committee of the Democratic Youth Federation of India in a statement issued on March 24, has welcomed the Supreme Court verdict scrapping the draconian law which allowed the arrest of a person for posting ‘offensive’ content. Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Describing the law as "vague in its entirety," the judges said, it encroaches upon "the public's right to know."

DYFI Organises Beef Festival

PEOPLE in Kerala wholeheartedly welcomed DYFI’s action against the authoritarianism over food. The beef festival programme organised in Thiruvananthapuram by the DYFI state Committee and in many college campuses all over the state by the SFI has attracted thousands of people, especially youth and students to this form of struggle.

By attending the beef festival, people across the party lines, underlined that they will not allow any move to impose food habits and will fight for food democracy.

DYFI Condemns Move to Install Godse Statue, Asks PM to Act

THE Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) has strongly opposed the move of the Hindu Mahasabha to erect statues of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, in major cities of the country. DYFI condemned the silence of the government in the matter.

The Central Executive Committee of DYFI submitted a petition to the Prime Minister and demanded that the government must firmly disallow all such moves aimed at promoting Godse cult in our country. It further said the central government must instruct all state governments to firmly disallow such plans.

SFI: A Movement of Study, Struggle and Sacrifice For a Scientific, Secular Education

THE Students’ Federation of India evolved through decades of ideological struggle and the organisation took the final shape in a four-day conference from December 27 to December 31, 1970 in Thiruvananthapuram. The Programme of the organisations was adopted on the penultimate day of the conference, and hence on December 30 this year SFI will be observing its 44th Foundation Day.

SFI Leads Statewide Stir of ITI Students

THE Students’ Federation of India (SFI), Maharashtra state committee led a month-long statewide protest of students in the Industrial Technical Institutes (ITIs) with the main demand to scrap the negative marking system which was newly introduced for ITI students and which led to thousands of students failing in their examinations. More than 25,000 students successfully participated in these SFI-led protests in 20 districts of Maharashtra. It must be remembered that ITI students form part of the future working class of our country.

Sun Raha Hai Na Tu… DYFI’s Campaign against Violence on Women

SUN Raha Hai Na Tu (Are you listening?) is a campaign against violence on women; violence which is perpetrated not only on the body of a woman but also on her conscience. Molestation, eve-teasing, comments, rape and even murder has become a common thing for the girls and women in Delhi-NCR. It has perhaps become a common thing for all of us. We have perhaps started forgetting the anger that was stirred and roused in us by the tragic and brutal incident of Nirbhaya case in 2012. We were all on the roads asking for “Justice” for Nirbhaya.

DYFI Organises Hindi School in Chandigarh

THE Democratic Youth Federation of India has organised an all India political school for Hindi speaking states in Chandigarh from November 1-3, 2014. 112 delegates participated in the political school. Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member inaugurated the classes. MB Rajesh, DYFI president presided over the classes. Avoy Mukherjee, general secretary welcomed the delegates. Sitaram Yechury took the class on political economy. The second day, Nilotpal Basu gave his presentation on economy and political agenda of the Modi government.

KERALA: Youth Organisations Register a Historic Victory

MARKING a historic victory, the youth organisations in Kerala ended the four-day long indefinite hunger strike led by the LDYF when all its demands were approved by the state government. The Left Democratic Youth Federation, a platform of Left and democratic youth organisations had launched a massive hunger strike in front of the State Secretariat building in Thiruvananthapuram, on the burning issues faced by the youth in the state as well as the common people.

Tribal Youth, Students March against Conspiracy to Divide Tripura

MORE than 20,000 tribal youth and students marched through the streets of Agartala on September 10, to voice their stern warning against the divisive forces aiming at dividing Tripura. This vibrant and youthful rally organised by the Tribal Youth Federation (TYF) and the Tribal Students Union (TSU) raised the slogans of unity, peace and development of the state.


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