Activism

Dept. of Sociology Organizes a Lecture and Discussion on Muzaffarnagar Riots

Bhasha Singh (right) speaking on the topic of communal violence, at the Department of Sociology; Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

In August,  Muzaffarnagar, a district in western Uttar Pradesh, experienced violent communal clashes between Hindu and Muslim communities, eventually leading to one of the worst riots in India in recent history. It is in the wake of this gripping communal violence, that the Department of Sociology, in collaboration with ‘Aman Ekta Manch’ — a citizen initiative — organized a lecture ...

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Young Girls Convention on “Consent, Choice and Young Women” at Jamia

Nandita Rao, lawyer, Delhi High Court and Supreme Court., speaking at the Young Girls Convention held at Dayare-Mir Taqi Mir, JMI; Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

Recent incidents of crime against women have engaged young men and women in the ongoing discourse on political and social change in the country. To channelize the energy of this young generation of protestors and campaigners in a productive manner by spreading legal awareness and understanding about violence against women, Jamia Millia Islamia’s Outreach Programme in collaboration with the Indian ...

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After a Nine-Day Cycle Rally, Students Return to Jamia from Himachal

Cyclists return to Jamia; Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

Jamia organized a student cycle rally from Himachal Pradesh to Delhi, officially named “Save Water, Save Earth”  to promote the environmental message of  water conservation. According to a Jamia press release, a group of 25 students (19 boys and 6 girls), along with a few others from the university, started the rally from Narkanda in Himachal Pradesh on February 19, ...

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JTSA Holds Public Meeting on Capital Punishment

A.P. Shah speaking at FTK-CIT, JMI; Tuesday Feb. 19, 2013 (Photo: Manzar Imam)

Anger and angst were writ large on the faces of students, especially those from the state of Jammu and Kashmir, during the brief question and answer session following a “Public Meeting on Capital Punishment and the State of Indian Democracy” organized by Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA) here at FTK-CIT, JMI on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The hall was full ...

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“Awaz Uthao”: Public Awareness Campaign on Women’s Safety

Kamla Bhasin speaking at the Safdar Hashmi Amphitheater; Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 (Photo: R. Nithya)

[Following is a Jamia press release dated Feb. 13, 2013] A Public Awareness Campaign by the Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia was held on 13 February, 2013, from 2.30 – 4.30 P.M, at the Amphitheatre behind the Ansari auditorium, JMI. As a precursor to the global ONE BILLION RISING, a movement started by Eve Ensler, which ...

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Students Protest Against Israel’s Aggression in Gaza

Students protest against Israel's war on Gaza, near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi; Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 (Photo: Jamia Journal)

Nearly four years after Israel’s military aggression on Gaza that killed 1400 Palestinians and left the infrastructure of Gaza in ruins, Israel is once again attacking Gaza with the full might of its military. The latest aggression, euphemistically termed as Operation Pillar of Defense by the Israelis, has seen the Israeli Defense Forces bombard Gaza causing scores of fatalities that ...

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AISA Organizes Convention to “Save Jamia,” Off-Campus

Hamidur Rehman (left) speaking at the convention at Urdu Ghar, New Delhi; Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 (Photo: Jamia Journal)

[Following is a report by a special correspondent for Jamia Journal who wishes to remain unnamed for fear of reprisal by the administration.] A convention under the banner “Save Jamia” was organised by the All India Students Association (AISA) at Urdu Ghar, New Delhi on Thursday, 18th October. The main speakers included noted civil liberties activist, Gautam Navlakha; political scientist ...

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Jamia Holds Memorial to the Victims of 2002 Gujarat Genocide

Najeeb Jung (left) and Romila Thapar (right) lighting a candle for the victims of 2002 Gujarat genocide at MF Hussain Art Gallery; Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

Jamia Millia Islamia and ‘Citizens for Justice and Peace’ are jointly organizing a series of programmes on the 2002 Gujarat genocide titled “Memorial to a Genocide: Gulberg Gujarat 2002-2012” that are being held from October 9 till 13 on campus. The programmes include a Photo Retrospective, Statistics, Missing Person’s Wall, Acknowledgements and Survivor’s Conversations among other things. On Tuesday, Oct. ...

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