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Will Recommend 10 times increment in MANF in 12th Five Year Plan: UGC Chairman

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New Delhi: “I will recommend a 10 times increment in Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) in the 12th Five Year Plan”, said Prof. Ved Prakash, Chairman, University Grants Commission while speaking to the delegation of Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) in his office. The SIO delegation led by P.M. Salih, Secretary General and accompanied by Shaikh Shoaib, National Secretary presented a memorandum to the Chairman demanding the increment in MANF. SIO further demanded the rectification of the distribution process of the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) which is currently received by the candidates in piece-meal system. SIO also demanded the …

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Accountability of All is the Way Out for Corruption: SIO

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New Delhi (15.08.2011): “Corruption can be curbed and uprooted only by means of accountability of all, irrespective of the position one holds or work one does”, said Mohd. Azharuddin, President, Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) while addressing the Central Secretariat of SIO at its headquarters in New Delhi. Regarding the Jan Lokpal Bill, Azharuddin said that the Prime Minister too should be included under the ambit of Lokpal alongwith all citizens of the society. He further expressed that the proposed bill should be discussed in the parliament in its depth and put across for debate in the civil society …

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SIO Leaders Meet Union Minister of State for HRD, E. Ahmed

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New Delhi: The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO)’s President, Mohd. Azharuddin and Secretary General, P. M. Salih met the Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development (HRD), E. Ahmed and discussed the education issues. During the very brief meet, the Minister acknowledged and congratulated SIO for its contribution in the field of student activism and education issues. Issues related to the forthcoming 12th Five Year Plan, minority education and minority institutes as well as better education policy to reach out to the masses. SIO leaders shared their concern over the increasing disturbances at different levels of education sector. The …

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SIO Pays Tributes to Dr. Faridi

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Dr. Fazlur Rehman Faridi, the eminent Islamic scholar of contemporary India specialising in Islamic Economics breathed last today morning (25th July 2011) at his residence in Aligarh. He was currently the Chairman of the Indian Centre for Islamic Finance (ICIF). Mohd. Azharuddin, President, Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) condoling the demise expressed, “Dr. Faridi has been a mentor to the growth of Islamic economics in the country. His passing away is a loss of intellectual treasure and guidance”. “Its a great loss to Islamic Movement. He will be remembered for his contributions to Fiscal Economics in Islam and also …

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Development by Oppressing the Masses is Unjustified: SIO President

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New Delhi, 19 July 2011: “The current model of development will only lead to ocean of poverty and a few islands of prosperity. Development by oppressing the masses is unjustified”, said Mohd. Azharuddin, National President of Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO). Mr. Azharuddin was addressing a joint-protest held at Bihar Bhawan, New Delhi to demand swift justice for the innocent victims of the brutal police firing in Forbesganj, Araria district of Bihar. He further said that, if this injustice continues and the democratic rights of the citizens curbed then India will never be able to be a superpower. Expressing …

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SIO appraises Director of Minority Affairs about Problems in Scholarship Scheme

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New Delhi (06.07.2011): Sharique Ansar, National Secretary, Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) in a meeting today appraised Dheeraj Kumar, Director of Scholarships, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India about the various problems that the students face while availing the Minority Scholarship scheme. In a letter submitted to the Director, issues pertaining to general awareness amongst the masses and the distribution of sanctioned amount have been pointed as the key problems. Speaking about the loopholes and bottle necks in the distribution process, the Director acknowledged that more transparency was the call of the moment for the benefit of the …

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SIO brings victory to the Indian Students community

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New Delhi (27.05.2011): The University Grants Commission (UGC) today has declared that the UGC NET December 2010 exam results will be declared on 13 June 2011 and the students qualifying the same but have applied for the forthcoming NET in June 2011 will be refunded the fees. The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) marking its protest against UGC’s lethargic approach in declaring the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) December 2010 exam results, marched to the UGC office located at the Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi today. The Secretary General of SIO, P.M. Salih said, “We demanded a date …

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SIO Condemns The Disruption In AMU

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New Delhi (30.04.2011): The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) has come down heavily and strongly condemned the disruption in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Friday. At A Central Secretariat meeting called to discuss the issue, the secretaries condemned the recurrence of such incidents in the AMU campus and the sine die that the administration has imposed in the campus. The President of SIO, Mohd. Azharuddin said, “It is very unfortunate that such incidences are occurring in one of the premier campuses of the country that holds a high status across the world”. He further expressed, “The Friday’s incident brings …

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Save Maharashtra from being a Chernobyl: SIO

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New Delhi (23.04.2011): The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) standing in solidarity with the mass movement of the people of Jaitapur and Maharashtra has demanded to the Government of India to ‘Save Maharashtra from being a Chernobyl’. The President of SIO, Mohd. Azharuddin Said, “the nation has seen the effects of the worst of chemical disasters in the country as an aftermath of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, from which the city is yet to recover. We do not wish for any such calamities and disasters for our brethren. It would be genocide if the Government of India would …

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SIO stands by Anna Hazare for Jan Lokpal Bill

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New Delhi (April 5,2011): Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) extends support and stands in solidarity with Anna Hazare, veteran social activist in his strive to table and enact the ‘Jan Lokpal Bill’. Anna Hazare who has undertaken a fast unto death at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi expressed immense pleasure and gratitude at the large gathering of youth and students to support him. People from all walks of life, except for politicians who have been barred from taking undue advantage, were spotted alongside the pandal erected for Anna. Mohd. Azharuddin, President – SIO, Secretary General – PM Salih and National …

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