Joint Public Statement on Hindutva Terror

While one may or may not agree with the terminology employed by the Home Minister in his recent speech at Jaipur, we feel that for long prejudice has ruled investigations, obscuring the role of organizations and their multiple affiliates in planning and executing of attacks and bombings in the country. The veneer of 'nationalism' -- narrow, exclusionary and based on hatred for minorities as it is-- cannot hide the violence that Sangh and its affiliates beget and peddle. 
 

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Delhi Police, Stop Targeting Jamia Nagar – JTSA and Citizen's Protest against Communal Profiling and Witch-hunt

PHOTOS: Courtesy, MUKUL DUBE

The various official and unofficial cells of the Delhi Police have turned Jamia Nagar into a happy hunting ground, sometimes picking up people in the name of cracking an auto lifting case; at other times, rounding up poor workers from Bihar and Bengal accusing them of being illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. Students are randomly called into the police station and asked to give their finger prints, which are fed into the police computer records.

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Symposium on, ‘War on Terror and the Rule of Law: Examining Terrorism Trials’ & the Release of JTSA’s Fact-finding Report: "The Case That Wasn’t - The ‘SIMI’ Trial of Jaipur"

PHOTOS: Courtesy, MUKUL DUBE

The Jamia Teachers' Solidarity Association (JTSA) organized a symposium on, ‘War on Terror and the Rule of Law': Examining Terrorism Trials’

Also released on the occasion was its ‘fact-finding’ Report: "The Case That Wasn’t—The ‘SIMI’ Trial of Jaipur"

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Citizens Demand Action against Custodial Torture and Sexual Violence of Soni Sori

PHOTOS: Courtesy, MUKUL DUBE

As the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh, arrived in town on , several Delhi-based women’s groups, democratic rights groups, and progressive individuals staged a protest at the Chhattisgarh Sadan, comprising of more than 50 representatives from various organizations demanding justice for Soni Suri, Lingaram Kodopi and various tribal activists in the state.
 
The Chief Minister refused to meet the protestors and instead got the Delhi Police to forcibly remove them from the premises and dragged them out of the way so that Raman Singh could proceed to ‘his next meeting!’
 
This has once again proved the arrogance of the BJP-led Raman Singh government towards issues of social justice, and their utter disregard for the law. We fear for the lives of the activists upon whom false charges are forged and are under trials in the state of Chhattisgarh.

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Many Ramayanas: Cultural Censorship and Intellectual Freedom

The Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association organized a half-day symposium on the theme, ‘Many Ramayanas: Cultural Censorship and Intellectual Freedom’ where the guest speakers included Nilanjana S. Roy (writer and critic), Prof. Mridula Mukherjee (historian, JNU) and Dr. P.K Basant (historian, JMI)

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Kashmir: Politics of Disappearance

The third anniversary of the Batla House ‘encounter’ was observed by the Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association on the 19th September 2011 at Jamia Millia Islamia. The programme was addressed by noted filmmaker and civil rights activist Mr. Sanjay Kak and Ms. Parveena Ahangar, the Chairperson of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP). The programme began with a brief outline of the activities and future programmes of the JTSA. The struggle of JTSA to ensure justice for those arrested in the 2008 Delhi serial blasts and the recent acquittal of Mohd.

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