Nitheesh Narayanan, Vice-President of the Students Federation of India, explains some of the key struggles ahead for the student movement in the country in the education sector and beyond
The protesters called for the roll back of the controversial farm laws and labor codes as well as the strengthening of public health infrastructure.
Six months into the historic farmers’ agitation in India, organizations have reiterated that they will not back down until three contentious farms laws introduced by the Narendra Modi government are revoked.
As per reports, about 150 protesters were injured, 100 have been hospitalized, and about 500 arrests have been made.
The 19-year-old succumbed to her injuries on September 29. Protestors are condemning the attitude of the police and administration of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party led by Yogi Adityanath.
The agitation was part of a four-day long campaign organized by over 30 student groups under the banner of the All India Forum To Save Public Education.
Prof. Abha Dev Habib talks about the resistance put by both students and teachers of Delhi University against online exams.
Dipsita Dhar from of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) talks about the plight of Indian students and the demands being made by them to the government to ensure that education remains accessible to all.
Aishe Ghosh, president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the attacks on JNU campus and targeting of students from left organizations, and how this fits into a larger pattern of attacks on spaces of dissent.
In a rare example of unity, the support for JNU students also came from the students of private institutions like Ashoka University and O P Jindal University who marched with their counterparts
49 renowned public figures, including artists, intellectuals and activists, had been charged with sedition for writing an open letter to the prime minister, calling for an end to the mob lynching of Dalits, Muslims and other minorities
Hundreds of youth associated with the Students’ Federation of India and the Democratic Youth Federation of India, were beaten up by the state police for participating in a protest to demand affordable education and employment