SHRI M.B. RAJESH (PALAKKAD): Madam, we are discussing this important issue at a time when the campuses across the country are boiling in an unprecedented outrage and protest. Tens of thousands of students are coming out on the streets to fight an undeclared emergency imposed by the Government against the universities and campuses. Madam Speaker, two incidents have shaken the conscience of the entire nation. One is a suicide. It is, in fact, an institutional killing of Rohit Vemula, a brilliant student who wanted to become another Carl Sagan. He belonged to Hyderabad Central University.
Eight Left Parties of Punjab organized a state level convention at Deshbhagat Yaadgar Hall, Jalandhar on 23rd February, 2016 on the issue of divisive politics and communal attacks by rightwing organisations in the countr
The Left parties have decided to call for an all India protest from February 23 to 25, against the machinations of the Central government under RSS guidance. This countrywide campaigns amongst the people to expose such attacks on the people including the violence in the courts will be under the banner “Defend People’s Constitutional Rights”.
The Punjab State Headquarters of Communist Party Of India (Marxist) in Sector 30-B, Chandigarh was attacked by RSS and BJP goondas at about 05.30 p.m. on February 17.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the shocking incident of hooliganism indulged in by lawyers and goons owing allegiance to the BJP at the Patiala House Courts in Delhi today. Teachers and students of the JNU and journalists were physically assaulted and driven out of the court.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the indiscriminate arrests of Left and progressive student leaders from the JNU campus. It is reported that currently the police is conducting a combing operation in JNU and its hostels.