Activism

Jamia Walks for Peace in the North East

Students and faculty march for peace in the North East on Jamia campus; Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

Against the backdrop of crisis in the North East, Jamia Millia Islamia’s Centre for North East Studies, the Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies, and the Department of Political Science collaborated to organize a Peace Walk on-campus for “Sensitization & Awareness of Human Rights in the North East of India,” on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The peace walk marked the ...

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Faculty of Dentistry Commemorates International Day for the Girl Child

[picture description not available] at Faculty of Dentistry; Sept 24, 2012 (Photo: Crtsy JMI)

(Following is a Jamia press release dated Sept 27, 2012)  The Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia celebrated International Day of the Girl Child on September 24, 2012 by organizing various activities throughout the day. On this occasion, a Dental Check-up and Treatment Camp for school girls was conducted and a Girl Child Awareness Booth to educate the patients about ...

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JTSA Releases Report Detailing Persecution of Muslims by Delhi Police Special Cell

JTSA Report Cover

On a day before the fourth anniversary of the 2008 Batla House “encounter,” Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA) conducted a program at the FTK-CIT hall at Jamia to formally release a dossier detailing persecution of Muslims by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell in a report titled, “Framed, Damned, Acquitted: Dossiers of a ‘very’ special cell” on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Speakers ...

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Jamia Teacher Runs for Students’ Union President at JNU

Election posters at JNU; Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

After four years of fighting battles with the establishment, students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will finally be electing it’s students’ union on Thursday, March 1, 2012.   In 2008, the Supreme Court put a hold on students’ union elections, citing violations of the Lyngdoh committee’s recommendations on students’ union elections in educational institutions. But on December 8, last ...

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Jamia Students Hold Rally to Mark 10th Anniversary of Gujarat Genocide

Ruman Khan (left) chanting slogans at the rally; Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

The All India Students Association (AISA), Jamia Unit, held a rally in Batla House, Jamia Nagar, on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, to mark the tenth anniversary of the Gujarat pogrom of 2002.   People participating in the rally chanted slogans demanding justice for the victims of Gujarat violence and decried the government’s failure in holding the culprits responsible. In an ...

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Palestine Solidarity Week Observed at Jamia

(Left to Right) Qamar Agha, Prof. Rafiallah and Prof. Ramakrishnan at Jamia; Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 (Photo: Crtsy Indian Youth for Palestine)

[Editor’s Note: Following is a press release by the Indian Youth for Palestine (IYP).] The Indian Youth for Palestine (IYP), in collaboration with the  Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, observed Palestine Solidarity Week  on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at the Dayar-e-Mir Taqi Mir Building, JMI.   Students from the Centre for West Asian Studies, Center for Conflict ...

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Jamia Serves Legal Notice to Student for Defamation

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In a press release from Afroz Alam Sahil, who is an RTI activist, a journalist, the convener for the Forum for Students Democracy (FSD) and an MPhil student who had quit Jamia late last year in protest over the invitation of  Lt. Governor of Delhi,Tejender Khanna, as the chief guest for a convocation ceremony at Jamia — claims that a ...

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OPINION: Discussion on Dissent and Democracy in a University That is Opposed to Both

Opinion

[Following is a press release by the Forum for Student Democracy.] Jamia Millia Islamia today organized a session on ‘Democracy, dissent and movement for change’. Eminent social activist Aruna Roy, Nikhil Day, editor of Open Magazine Manu Joseph and JMI vice chancellor Najeeb Jung spoke all good words about democracy and Right to information. Ironically the programme was organized in ...

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Jamia Denies Citizen’s Right to Information

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In a bizarre turn of events in Afroz Alam Sahil’s fight for student democracy at Jamia — Jamia’s Public Information Officer (PIO), Prof. Mini S. Thomas, has denied a formal request for information by Sahil, filed under the Right to Information Act, 2005. In response to Sahil’s application, Jamia’s PIO, Prof. Thomas wrote in a letter (Link to a copy ...

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