Tag Archives: Students Union

Firstpost.com Writes About Hamidur Rahman’s Fight for Student Democracy at Jamia

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Network 18’s popular online news portal Firstpost.com, has published a long lauding article on Hamidur Rahman’s battle with Jamia over his demand for student democracy at Jamia. The article titled “A 22-year-old rank-holder takes on mighty Jamia University over democracy” dated Aug. 15,  talks about Rahman’s activism, legal battle with Jamia, and Jamia’s attempt to harass and malign his good ...

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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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Why I Believe in Student Democracy

Editorial

We as a nation I believe, have come to the conclusion that a democratic system is the best political system there is. It might not be perfect, but what we have is the best. In fact, it is a matter of pride for us that unlike some of the other third world countries, we have been a democracy since independence. ...

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OPINION: In Defense of Political Participation Among University Students

Opinion

In recent months a passionate debate has been raging about the worthiness or unworthiness of student involvement in politics in Jamia and other universities. More specifically, people have either aligned themselves in favor of or against the reinstatement of the Students Union in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI). I am in favor of the reinstatement of the political process among students ...

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Delhi High Court Reschedules Hearing on Jamia Students Union

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According to an article titled, “Jamia Students Poll: HC Judge Recuses From Hearing,” dated Dec. 21, 2011 in the magazine Outlook: Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri of the Delhi High Court today recused himself from a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) hearing seeking directions to Jamia authorities to hold students’ union elections. He cited conflict of interest as the reason, ...

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OPINION: Whatever Happened to the Age-Old Tradition of Talimi Mela on Foundation Day?

Vice-Chancellor Najeeb Jung; Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 (Photo: Crtsy Jamialive.com/Asad Zaidi)

Forum for Student Democracy (FSD) congratulates students, faculty, administration and the Jamia community on the 91st Foundation Day of Jamia Milia Islamia. We want to remind the Jamia community that Mr. Najeeb Jung, the current Vice Chancellor has decided to do away with the age-old tradition and this year there has been no Talimi Mela. Talimi Mela has been an ...

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OPINION: An Appeal to the VC to Restore Students Union at Jamia

Opinion

[Note: The following letter was initially sent to the Vice Chancellor on October, 10, 2011] To, Vice Chancellor Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi-25. Sub: Allowing Students Union in Jamia Millia Islamia. Sir, There are serious debates about Islam’s compatibility with democracy, and Muslim countries’ bad record on democracy has given the West an excuse to create an anti-Islam propaganda which ...

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