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SIO demands immediate repeal of order making NET mandatory for SC scholars

The University Grants Commission (UGC) in a recent notification has made qualifying the National Eligibility Test (NET) mandatory for Scheduled Caste (SC) students to receive MPhil and PhD funding under the National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students (previously known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship). This fellowship has been running since 2005 and earlier all SC students enrolled in MPhil and PhD programs were eligible to apply. SIO National President Labeed Shafi expressed concern that this order will have an exclusionary effect and hundreds of promising scholars from the SC community will be forced to abandon their education due to …

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New National Team for 2019-20 takes charge at SIO Headqarters

New All India President of Students Islamic Organisation of India for the term 2019-20, Br Labeed Shafi along with Br Syed Azharuddin (General Secretary) and other National Secretaries of SIO of India took over charge from Br Nahas Mala (National President for the term 2017-18), Br Khaleeque Ahmed (General Secretary 2017-18) on 1st January 2019 along with other secretaries under the presence of the President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari, Vice-President Nusrat Ali and Secretary General Muhammad Salim Engineer at SIO headquarters, New Delhi. The other National Secretaries for the term 2019-20 are Br Maaz Salman Maniyar (National Secretary, …

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Upper House should preserve the constitutional right of minorities by casting vote against Triple Talaq bill- Nahas Mala

New Delhi: As Upper House going to sit on Jan 2 to debate once again Triple Talaq bill, SIO of India president Nahas Mala demanded Upper House Representatives to cast their votes against the bill to preserve the constitutional rights of Muslims. This is crystal clear violation of constitutional right to have and practice Muslim personal religious faith. Nahas Mala also condemned the government attempt to target a particular community. Government is communally targeting Muslim life, as the issue of divorce is not limited in Muslim community. It is also highly condemnable giving criminal punishment for a civil matter. Bill suggests …

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4.5 Years of Modi Sarkar: Parliamentary review on Education

New Delhi: Participation in the democratic system is very important. In a democracy the representative of the people i.e., Member of Parliament (MP) has to represent and resolve the problems of society within and outside the Parliament. It is a major part of the democratic system that people’s representatives discuss issues in the Parliament and provide the right solution. When elected representatives do not perform this task properly, citizens and organisations need to carry out this task by bringing the matter to the MP’s. We have been doing this job for the last couple of years.   It is surprising …

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MANF fellowship notification is nothing but a mockery to minority students: SIO

New Delhi: Nahas Mala (President, SIO of India) said that all criteria regarding MANF scholarship indicate UGC’s arrogance and it is felt minority students are humiliated by this notification.   Public Notice of UGC has invited the application for the award of 1000 fellowships along with the criteria of CBSE-UGC NET which is baseless as Why students having JRF need to apply for MANF. SIO will continue its struggle with earlier demand of increasing it to 3000 fellowships and the demand for dismantling the criteria of CBSE-UGC NET for MANF.   As per new notification, Only those who qualified net …

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Establish AMU Off Campus Centres in Minority Concentrated Districts

New Delhi: Muslims being the largest minority of the largest democracy several provisions concerning education of minorities were incorporated in the National Policy of education- 1986 and in its Programme of Action (1990), it was proposed to design varied kind of programs and schemes to modify the madrasah curriculum, minority education and its development. But, the whole efforts might not achieve any significant targets for different reasons: lack of incentives, gap between theory and practice, government’s indifferent attitude. But, the fact could not change and Muslims remained backward in educational development. Not only this, the prime minister’s 15 Point Programme was issued with guideline 11 …

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The struggle will continue till justice is delivered for Najeeb – SIO

New Delhi: Expressing anguish over the Delhi High Court decision to accept the CBI request for the closure of Najeeb Case, Nahas Mala, President SIO of India said the organisation will continue supporting the struggle of Fatima Nafees till justice is delivered. He also doubted administrative conspiracy in the hurried efforts by CBI to close the case. The central investigation agency has not moved a single significant step in the case. It once again proved to be the puppets of the system. “It is unfortunate that the High Court dismissed the request of Fatima Nafees, Najeeb’s mother for a Special Investigation …

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Madaris are the forts of the Islam: Moulana Sayyid Jalaluddin Umari Sahab

 “There is no shortage of possibilities and talents within the Madrasa students, it is necessary to identify those talents by carving them. Madrasa students are a precious heritage of the country. In today’s time, the sense of inferiority between them is not less than any misconception, these student are a precious diamonds for the progress of the country. In other words, by the education which they are getting, not just that the ethics falling in the world can be saved but a society which is well-cultured and ethical can be reformed.” said Br. Abdul Wadood (National Secretary, SIO of India) …

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Enjoin in joy and sacrifice; Eid love for all: Nahas Mala

New Delhi: Nahas Mala, President, SIO of India have conveyed his warmest and hearty greetings to everyone on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha. The core value of the festival is the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim and his family. We are in a situation where the spirit of their sacrifice become an inspiration, he added. Our brethren in Kerala and parts of Karnataka are heavily affected by the floods unequal in near history. There are in their efforts of reconciliation. They are in need of our support and Duas. Nahas also urged SIO cadres across the nation to organise donation collection drives …

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We condemn the attack on JNU Scholar Umar Khalid: Nahas Mala (President, SIO of India)

We are shocked to learn about the attack on JNU student Umar Khalid, such attacks are doomy portent for dissent in democracy. It is a vicious assault on the freedom   of individual, said Nahas Mala (President, SIO of India) Umar Khalid who used to speak for the rights of Marginalized, Dalits, against hate and who questions the government policies has attacked by unidentified goon, we stand with him and condemn the attack, he added. Mr Nahas continued and demanded that Delhi police must expedite the unbiased investigation and arrest the culprit. We also demand the state to take necessary steps to …

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