The battle is about the right of this large majority of potential students to study in public universities.

The struggle for saving public education -- resisting fee hikes, resisting such exclusionary systems of admissions -- has to be fought and has to be won.

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Lack of computer literacy is particularly widespread among students (and recent students) coming from marginalised groups: 76 per cent among dalits, 76 per cent among muslims, and 79 per cent among adivasis. While 62 per cent men in the group did not have computer literacy, the proportion was 72 per cent for women.

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As per the NSS 75th round data for 2017, among persons aged 17 years or above who are either currently enrolled in an educational institution or were enrolled until the last year, 67 per cent (77 per cent among rural and 46 per cent among urban) did not know how to operate a computer. Of these young people, 59 per cent (69 per cent among rural and 38 per cent among urban) did not know how to use internet.

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Earlier this year, JNU students and teachers fought the administration against shifting exclusively to computer-based multiple choice type question format for entrance to all programmes.

Not only did our pleas to JNU administration fell on deaf ears, our plea was not heard even in court before admissions happened last year. But the battle has not ended and we must raise our voices again before admissions start for the next year.

What is the battle about?

See? It was Vomit Shah who chose alleged terrorist Pragya Thakur. He loves people with blood (allegedly) on their hands. Indrani Mukherjea is another woman he admires.
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Pragya Thakur was Amit Shah’s personal choice to take on Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal

Read this excerpt from '2019: How Modi Won India' by Rajdeep Sardesai @sardesairajdeep

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*Claims vs Reality*

First piece in a series that will examine the gaps between jumlas and reality on the basis of recently released NSSO reports.

This piece by Suvidya Patel questions the claim by Mr. Modi on October 2, 2019, that "rural India has declared itself open defecation free".

newsclick.in/claim-vs-reality-

“While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas.”

- Thomas Sankara

The which shaped our past is itself in danger now.
So to safeguard our we need to raise our voice &
stand for
stand for
stand to
stand to

पाँच PSUs कौड़ियों के भाव खरीद कर डकार जायेंगे अम्बानी, अडानी। और मुफ़्तखोर हैं, JNU के छात्र, छत्रायें?

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Terror accused MP Pragya Thakur is nominated for parliamentary panel of defence. Qualified Muslim scholar can't teach Sanskrit in BHU.
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Here is the statement demanding that MoSPI release the 75th Round Consumer Expenditure Survey data. The statement, originally signed by 214 social scientists, was released yesterday. But many more people have expressed their wish to endorse the demand. We have thus decided to put it on change.org so that everyone can sign directly.

Please sign and share:

chng.it/xsYTjs8HSS

Academics decry Modi government's data allergy

They demanded immediate release of the results of the 2017-18 Consumer Expenditure Survey conducted by the NSSO

The economists and academicians who issued the statement, include A Vaidyanathan and Abhijit Sen (former members of erstwhile Planning Commission), Biswajit Dhar (JNU), Dilip Mookherjee (Boston University), Maitreesh Ghatak (LSE), Prabhat Patnaik ...

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Vikas Rawal Writes
Total funded advances outstanding to 30 wilful defaulters – along with the amount the banks have written off so far – adds up to over Rs 50,000 crore as on April 30, 2019.

Promoters of some of the top defaulters: Vijay Mallya, Mehul Choksi and Jatin Mehta.

मुफ्तखोर कौन? JNU students?

Exclusive: Under RTI Act, RBI Finally Discloses Details of Major Wilful Defaulters
thewire.in/banking/rbi-wilful-

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