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TOI reports ‘Students must fight social evils: Ashfaq Shareef’

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PANAJI: Students must uphold democratic traditions and stand united to fight against social evils like poverty, corruption, violence, communalism, etc. This was stated by Ashfaq Shareef, national president of Students Islamic organization of India at a state-level campaign on the theme of “peace and harmony; towards a better society” recently. The campaign concluded with a students’ convention on the theme “students’ voice for a peaceful India”. Shareef, who was the chief guest, said that students have to play a role in the progress of the nation. Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Students-must-fight-social-evils-Ashfaq-Shareef/articleshow/30241729.cms

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SIO welcomes Lucknow University’s apology to student frisked at convocation

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Lucknow University vice-chancellor on Wednesday apologised to a BA second year student who was frisked thrice at the convocation ceremony for resembling an Indian Mujahideen terrorist. Mohammad Zahid was body searched thrice for sporting a long beard before he was allowed to attend the convocation on January 9. The frisking was done on the orders of hostel warden OP Shukla. TOI had reported the incident on January 14. LU vice-chancellor SB Nimse condemned the incident but termed it a case of “media hype”. “Frisking was not in the hands of university officials. The incident was not in good spirits but …

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SIO Udupi’s Protest coverage in The Hindu

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  ‘The Act is a betrayal of poor students as professional courses will then be beyond their reach’ Members of the Udupi unit of the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) staged a dharna to protest against the State government’s move to implement the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fees) (Special Provisions) Act 2006 for professional courses. President of Udupi unit of SIO Mohammed Zeeshan said that if the government went ahead with its move, it would be a clear betrayal of the poor students as professional courses such as engineering and medicine would then …

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SIO demands total Prohibition in Tamil Nadu : The Hindu

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The members of the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) formed a human chain at Chinthamani in the city on Saturday urging for total Prohibition in the State and to create awareness among the common people, particularly the youths on the ill-effects of consuming liquor. Apart from the members of the SIO, school and college students, representatives of various organisations too participated in the human chain agitation. Syed Abuthahir, SIO State president who led the human chain, lashed out at the government for spoiling the future of the younger generation by opening liquor shops. Close all liquor shops He said …

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Experts rue lack of funds for improving education: Deccan Herald

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  With major chunk of money apportioned for development of education in the State budget going towards payment of teachers’ salaries, hardly any is left for improving the status of education, rued experts.  Addressing the session on — Education in Assemly — under the aegis of The Student Islamic Organisation of India, Karnataka, National Law School Research Fellow Niranjan Aradhya said 90 per cent of money allocated for education goes towards meeting monthly salaries of teachers with a mere 10 per cent left for development of schools or improving quality of education. Observing that not even once was there a …

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SIO flays Kerala’s stance on EFLU: The Hindu

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The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) has accused the State and Central governments of trying to scuttle the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) campus proposed at Malappuram. A meeting of the SIO secretariat here on Monday criticised the stand of MPs and Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor on the EFLU issue, especially as the State government had handed over the land to EFLU authorities about a year ago. It demanded that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy clarify his stand without resorting to equivocation on the matter. The SIO has decided to give shape to …

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Volunteers ‘leave’ students in the lurch: TOI

HYDERABAD: Lakhs of children in the state are being denied their right to education as schools are closing down due to lack of teachers, said members of the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO). The students’ organisation said that 42,000 Vidya volunteers who were part of the teaching staff at state-run schools have been shunted out, resulting in the closing of hundreds of schools in the state. The SIO said that these volunteers were removed following a government order which directed the filling up of vacancies of teacher posts and the consequent termination of services of Vidya volunteers. However, around …

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Protest in Karnataka against Communalisation of Education: TCN

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      Raichur, Karnataka: Students Islamic Organization of India, [SIO] Raichur unit, Karnataka Zone, observed a protest rally against communalisation of education on 3rd October 2013. Later, a memorandum directed to Chief Minister of Karnataka was submitted through district commissioner [D.C] of Raichur. They alleged that the social science text books of 5th and 8th standard of the state syllabus, which came into effect from last year and also the text books of 6th and 9th standard of the present academic year, contains some factually incorrect contents. “These contents are highly biased, objectionable and communally motivated against a community,” …

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EFLU students seek CBI investigation: Indian Express

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  Student groups of English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad demanded a CBI and CAG investigation into alleged financial irregularities of Sunaina Singh, vice-chancellor, ELFU and Syed Sayeed, nodal officer, EFLU. A press release of the student groups which includes Dalit Adivasi Bahujan Minority Students Association (DABMSA), Telangana Students’ Association (TSA), Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) and others stated that Sunaina Singh illegally converted the CPF of 11 employees (teaching staff) to GPF even when the matter was under sub-judice. “We understand that this illegal conversion will create a great financial burden on the University which is estimated …

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Kerala Education Congress demand fundamental changes in education: TCN

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Trivandrum: Demanding fundamental changes in the present education system of the state, the Kerala Education Congress concluded here on Sunday. An initiative for the intervention of students in educational policies, the congress, organised by Students Islamic Organization, became unique experience for the state. Research methods intertwining science, technology and social science have to be evolved, said Dr. VN Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chairman of Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, during the keynote address in the session “Research Education in Kerala: Tendencies and Differences”. 95 percentage of research studies are going on in colleges of the state. However, it …

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