Editorial

Be Kind to Dogs, and Students

Be Kind to Dogs Notice

Cruelty to animals is a serious offense. There can be no justification for hurting a defenseless animal just because its presence in your surrounding annoys you. Therefore, we are happy to see this attached notice issued by the Registrar’s office, which was spotted on the notice board of Department of English recently, basically telling students to be kind to dogs ...

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Survey Says Educated Indian Youth Don’t Understand Democracy as a Principle

Democracy

An organization by the name of Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA) conducted a national survey of about 10,000 high school and college students in 11 cities last year to get an insight into their civic sense. The survey examined the youth’s values and attitudes towards Rights & Responsibilities, Democratic Governance, Adherence to Civic Rules, Gender Equality, Diversity & Social ...

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Kiss of Defiance

Kiss of Love

We at Jamia Journal normally don’t talk about student political activism taking place in other universities. We think, we at Jamia already have enough of our own absence of political activism to not talk about; so why burden ourselves with other people’s politics. But we make an exception to the rule when we think an issue transcends a particular college ...

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Does Jamia Millia Islamia Encourage Innovation and Entrepreneurship Among Students?

Does Jamia Millia Islamia Encourage Innovation and Entrepreneurship Among Students?

It was only recently when we received an event invite for a lecture on the topic “Integrating Innovation in Our Lives” from the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, did we learn Jamia has a Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Jamia has had an Entrepreneurship Club for a few years now, but apparently now it also has a center for it. ...

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Our High Tolerance for Age-based Discrimination

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When it comes to discrimination, we are an exceptionally tolerant society; we stoically tolerate casteism, sexism, communalism, racism, regionalism, and a broad range of other diverse forms of discrimination in our society. Supposedly a cornerstone feature of our national unity made famous by the expression, “unity in diversity.” However, among the myriad forms of discrimination we tolerate, the highest level ...

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Is Tarek Fatah a Liar?

Editorial

On Thursday, April 11th, the Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia invited Mr. Tarek Fatah, a Pakistani-Canadian writer, to speak on the topic “Whither Muslims in Contemporary World.” However, on the day of the event, Jamia sent out a notice informing all that the event had been cancelled for “unavoidable reasons” giving the impression that it was ...

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Students Kept in the Dark About Shashi Tharoor’s Cancelled Visit to Jamia

Editorial

What seemed like a last minute cancellation by Shashi Tharoor of his scheduled speaking engagement at Jamia today, Monday, Feb 25, turned out to be a not-so-last minute cancellation after all. As you can see in the accompanied image of Shashi Tharoor’s tweets below, the time stamp on it indicates that the organizers of the event were notified by Tharoor ...

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Protest Against Israel’s War Crimes in Gaza – Nov 19

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Gaza has been under attack since Wednesday, when Israel launched a military offensive with the declared goal of deterring Gaza fighters from launching rockets into its territory. Gaza is a tiny territory where 1.7 million Palestinians, most of whom are refugees, are denied the right to return to their homes simply because they are not Jewish. Forty-eight Palestinians, about half of ...

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