Stop Hindutva

Stop the Hindutva Vigilantism

This event was organized by Peoples’ Solidarity Concerns – Bangalore which includes the New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India)

A very united and spirited show of solidarity by many, Student’s & Dalit organisations, Political Groups, Women organisations and many prominent progressive personalties against the dastardly police attack on the Students of Hyderabad University who are seeking Justice for Rohit Vemula who was a victim of Casteist conspiracy. The Protest also condemned the Hindutva Vigilantism which has gone on a spree of lynching and killing people especially the Muslims in the name of Cow protection. The gathering also extended Solidarity with Honda Workers of Rajasthan who are fighting for basic Workers Rights to form a Union and abolition of Contract Labour practice. Meeting was addressed by many representatives who were highly critical of the Modi administration which is showing its true colours on all sections of people through its draconian policies and has unleashed an undeclared EMERGENCY to coerce people. read more

Antwerp JNU

Belgium: In Solidarity With JNU

A demonstration was organized in Antwerp on 4th March in solidarity with the protesting students of JNU and the jailed student activist leaders in India. People from multiple ethnicities and backgrounds, from Indians, Pakistanis, Kashmiris, Sri Lankans to Belgians, demonstrated against repression of students and their democratic voices by the right-wing BJP-led government in India. The comrades participated in the protest in spite of heavy rains in Belgium. The protest was supported by LSP, Tamil Solidarity, and progressive Kashmiris.  

The repression of students in JNU by the communal forces of the BJP-RSS is a continuation of the BJP-RSS attack on secular, progressive and democratic elements in the country. The jailing of JNU students was preceded just weeks earlier by the murder by suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula by the HCU administration at the behest of the HRD ministry. The past 20 months of the BJP government has seen protests from people all over India – farmers (against land ordinance bill and continuing agrarian crisis), workers (against neoliberal policies), students (against cuts in education and crushing of dissent), and secular forces (against communal attacks). read more

Rohit Vemula Protest
Andhra Pradesh

Murder by “Suicide”
Institutional Murder of a Dalit Research Scholar

The India wide protests that have erupted following the “circumstances” orchestrated by the RSS/BJP right wing which lead to the forced death (SUICIDE) of Rohith Vemula. Rohith a Research Scholar coming from the Dalit SC community was pursuing his doctoral studies at the Hyderabad Central University (HCU). His murder by suicide has once again brought to the surface the ugly face of India’s caste ridden hierarchical society. To make matters worse, we have a ruling party that is steeped in an ideology of hate against minorities and the oppressed castes (particularly the Dalits), promoting Brahmanical bigotry every step of the way. read more

FTII Protest

FTII struggle – Strike Ends, Protest Continues

The protest banners held by two former FTII students at the recent International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa goes to show that their struggle is far from over. It was a prolonged battle that was debated to the core and got the attention from the whole country. 139 day strike was called off by the FTII students on 28th October after nearly five round of talks with Information and Broadcasting State Minister Rajyawardhan Rathod, but did not bring any outcomes favorable to the students. Students were only assured that ministry will think of their demands and that nothing can be forced on the ministry by the students. read more