Afroz Alam Sahil

Afroz Alam Sahil is an MPhil student at the Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations, and the Convenor at the Forum for Student Democracy (FSD), a student initiative to promote elections in university campuses of India. He can be reached via email at: [email protected]

OPINION: Resist the Undeclared State of Emergency in Jamia

Jamia Millia Islamia administration has finally confessed that there is no ban on students organization activities on Jamia campus. In a response to an RTI filed by the Forum for Students Democracy, Jamia PIO has replied that student organizations can publicly circulate their handbills and posters freely. However, the reality is, Jamia has imposed an emergency type situation on student ...

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OPINION: In Protest, I Quit Jamia!

I, as a student of Jamia and as the convener of Forum for Student Democracy (FSD), question the presence of Lt. Governor of Delhi, Tejender Khanna, as the Chief Guest for the convocation of Jamia Millia Islamia, held on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Reacting strongly to inviting Mr. Khanna, who refused judicial enquiry into Batla House Shoot out (alleged encounter) in ...

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

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

[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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