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SIO Demands Immediate Action to Trace Mr. Mugilan

The disappearance of Mr. Mugilan, an environmental activist, is deeply disturbing, Labeed Shafi, National President, SIO of India said. The facts surrounding the disappearance of Mr. Mugilan, in which he disappeared half a day after releasing damning evidence implicating complicity of state apparatus in firing and killing of protesters against Sterlite Industries in Thootukudi is insidious and revealing. Expressing his anguish and solidarity, Labeed Shafi demanded immediate action to trace Mr. Mugilan and ensure his safety. It must be recalled that Mr. Mugilan is one of the foremost and proactive environmentalist of Tamil Nadu and he has previously taken on …

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SIO expresses concern over Pulwama attack, offers condolences to families of soldiers

Labeed Shafi (President, SIO of India) expressed concern over the attack in Pulwama and the deteriorating condition in Jammu and Kashmir. “It is extremely disheartening to see the sad loss of life in Kashmir. We condemn every terrorist action in the strongest terms. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all soldiers killed in the attack. We would also like to encourage all parties to the conflict to reflect upon the methods adopted by them, keeping in mind that all human life is sacred.” He further said that those who carried out this attack want to ensure that …

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SIO strongly condemns the baseless and malicious sedition case filed against 14 students of AMU

New Delhi: SIO also takes strong objection to the way a Republic TV crew provoked students at the AMU campus, calling them a ‘university of terrorists’ in their own campus. A short while after this incident armed activists of ABVP and BJP youth wing protesting against AMU Students Union gathered before the campus gate and created a riot-like situation, reportedly even opening fire at one point. Instead of booking the ABVP activists for their criminal activities the Aligarh police have filed a false case of sedition against 14 students of AMU, including two former union leaders who were not even …

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Kamal Nath should apologise and revoke NSA charges immediately – Labeed Shafi

New Delhi: SIO strongly condemns the recent invocation of NSA by Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh. SIO National President Labeed Shafi said that the invocation of NSA for alleged illegal cattle transportation is unjustified, disproportionate and uncalled for. This is unprecedented and sets a new standard for misuse of the NSA. This lends credibility to cow politics and provides justification for cow vigilantism. All this is happening due to the pressure from the hate agenda of the Hindutva politics, Labeed Shafi further observed. The detention of five people under the National Security Act in Madhya Pradesh, all of them …

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SIO delegation met with Prof M V Rajeev Gowda (Convener, Manifesto Drafting Committee 2019, Indian National Congress) and others.

New Delhi: On behalf of students and youth of India, the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) takes this opportunity to present a “Students’ Manifesto” before all the political parties for consideration and inclusion in their respective manifesto and agenda. In this regard SIO National delegation led by Br Labeed Shafi (President, SIO of India) Met with MP’s of different parties which includes 1. Prof M V Rajeev Gowda (Convener, Parliamentary Manifesto Committee 2019 Indian National Congress) 2. E T Basheer (Member of Parliament, IUML,Kerala) 3. B Vinod Kumar (TRS floor leader, Lok sabha) 4. Mr. D Raja (Member of …

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All political parties must include 10% reservation for Muslims and 5% for other minorities in their election manifesto 2019: SIO

New Delhi : India is the largest democracy in the world, which provides the opportunity for people to resolve their issues and challenges through their elected representatives who would represent their demands in the legislative body and build consensus. Election manifesto is a mean to communicate people’s hopes and aspirations to potential representatives. On behalf of students and youth of India, the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) takes this opportunity to present a “Students’ Manifesto” before all the political parties for consideration and inclusion in their respective manifesto and agenda. The recommendations and demands laid out in the manifesto are …

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Bring Back 200 Point Roster

New Delhi: The recent judgement of Supreme Court which changes the formula of calculating the reserved seats for appointment of faculty in Universities from 200 point Roster system to 13 point Roster system violates the reservation rights of the SC, ST and OBC faculties. After successfully implementing economic reservation system which clearly violates the core idea of reservation, another major attack on social justice has occurred in the name of the change in Formula (roster) to calculate the reserved seats for faculties in colleges and universities. Unlike 200 point Roster system which considered a university or a college as a …

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SIO demands to reduce Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) registration fee

New Delhi: Labeed Shafi President, SIO of India demanded the  MHRD  minister Prakash Javedekar to reduce The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) registration fee. In a letter to the minister Labeed Shafi Said CLAT is the window to national law institutions. As such, the test should be accessible to all students irrespective of their economic and social backgrounds. However, the high registration fees for CLAT proving to be an unnecessary and unjust barrier. “Last year the fees was 4000 rupees, and following numerous complaints and a Supreme Court directive your Ministry constituted a committee regarding the administration of CLAT examination. …

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Labeed Shafi calls for nationwide protest against government’s cynical undermining of reservation policy

SIO National President Labeed Shafi today called for a nationwide protest against the central government’s move to extend reservation in jobs and education to economically weaker sections. Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a constitutional amendment bill to provide 10 percent reservation in education and government jobs for ‘economically weak’ sections, taking the total reserved seats to 59 percent. Labeed Shafi said that the constitutional scheme of reservations is based on securing the ends of social justice, by including those sections that have historically faced discrimination and exclusion on the basis of their identity. Reservations were never intended to be a …

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Destruction of Velivada is an attack against the struggle and symbol of oppressed-student unity in UoH – Labeed Aliya

  The destruction of Vellivada by the University of Hyderabad administration led by Podile Apparao was intended to stop the struggle of Dalit, Bahujan, Muslim and backward students in University of Hyderabad. Vellivada emerged as the epicenter of student politics in the wake of a powerful protest against institutional discrimination by five Dalit scholars, including Rohith Vemula, in December 2015. Its destruction is the latest in a series of atrocious activities by the administration to counter this historic students resistance spearheaded by Dalit, Bahujan and Muslim students “The act of removing Vellivada represents not only the removal of a protest …

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