Restore Student Union in Jamia Millia Islami New Delhi sign now

Dear friends

You must be aware that administration of Jamia Millia Islamia has not
restored students union since last six years. After the successful
peoples movement in the Middle East and in India as well, we have
realized that students union is very important and fundamental right
of students community who are being considered as consumer on one
side and as future leaders on the other. But violation of students
rights has become rampant in each university and arbitrary decision
and punishments have been imposed on them time to time along with
diluting spirit of social justice in their each and every policy and
decisions. This very undemocratic nature of our campuses is defeating
democracy, accountability and transparency.

Forum for Students Democracy has recently written a letter to the vice
chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia asking him to restore democracy and
citing the fact that minority students have been deprived of their
democratic space in their own universities be it Jamia, AMU or other
colleges of minority status. Minority students in these institutions
and general students in all universities without students union
have been left behind in the political process and hence a systematic
depoliticization is engineered by our administration and governments.
The forum has come out to challenge the status quo and to ensure
restoring students democracy through students union in all over
country staring from Jamia Millia Islamia.

Violation of our basic right to form students union in our colleges
and universities, does not only isolate students community in Indias
vibrant democratic space but also restrict their opportunities to
prove their ability and skills to contribute to the nation building
process. Apart from that, student community is treated like beggars
and dependent workers for their small needs and regular complains by
university administration and authorities. Be it the issue of hostel
accommodation, fellowship, mess issues, hygiene, and disbursal of
student funds, and government schemes for students. This must not be
acceptable for our wise leadership of the university. Despite the fact
that Jamia has been collecting Student Unions fund from students, but
union election are not allowed.

I agree that some earlier experiments in forming student association
have not yielded very positive result. But you will agree too that
Democrisation is a continuous and evolving process. If there were
any fault, that needs to be corrected, but not by dismantling
Students Union altogether. It is my humble suggestion to the
university administration that as a minority institution, our students
must not be deprived of democratic space and exercise. They must not
be rendered politically backward. Recent revolutions in the Arab World
and anti-corruption uprising in India have proved that the youth have
a constructive role to play in the society, best contribution for
their country and it is just a matter of allowing them space and
facilitate their political participation.

I am here to request you through endorsing online petition in large
number to support and rally behind the struggle for students democracy
and mobilize other friends. We expect lot of discussions, debates and
reactions and may be actions from administration for voicing dissent.
We have to fight for the cause jointly and unitedly and resist anti
students policies of Jamia administration to ensure that students are
given their rights in fullest in Jamia Millia Islamia.


Afroz Alam Sahil
Centre for Comparative Religion Studies
Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi

OMAIR ANAS
School of International Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi


David Lawrence Lal
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Syed Muhammed Raghib
School of International Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi

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Latest Signatures

  • 21 December 201550. Shariq S
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 201549. Firoz Cobb
    India is a democratic country but in our jamia we students are studying under dictatorship of staff and teachers.....
  • 15 October 201548. Asif N
    I fully support the movement
  • 11 October 201547. Ambernawaz Ware
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 201546. Shelley D
    I support this petition
  • 22 August 201545. Ruman Prince
    I agree..
  • 10 August 201544. Altamash Horn
    KIndly restore the JMI SU asap. This is the need of the time..the student need chance to show their political interest in nation building.
  • 12 May 201543. Ambernawaz Levy
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 201442. Dilnawaz P
    I support this movement to restore democracy in institutions.
  • 09 August 201441. Ejaz F
    For better functioning of democracy, citizens should b well aware. and i think student union will help them understand issues and society.
  • 04 June 201440. Asif N
    I fully support the movement
  • 03 May 201439. Xavier D
    Full support for the right of students to associate
  • 28 March 201438. S Vikramak
    The Students United Shall Always be Victorious...!
  • 21 March 201437. Himadri Sekharm
    Let the thousands thoughts come. Say Yes to the democratic Jamia.
  • 02 March 201436. Abdul A
    I support this petition
  • 22 June 201335. Firoz David
    India is a democratic country but in our jamia we students are studying under dictatorship of staff and teachers.....
  • 13 May 201334. Abdul A
    I support this petition
  • 22 April 201333. Dilnawaz P
    I support this movement to restore democracy in institutions.
  • 29 March 201332. Ahsan J
    I support this petition
  • 12 March 201331. Anna M
    There should be no elections. Each class should nominate its Class Representative. And they should select the students among themselves for student union.
  • 17 September 201230. Altamash Riley
    KIndly restore the JMI SU asap. This is the need of the time..the student need chance to show their political interest in nation building.
  • 03 September 201229. Shahnawaz A
    The students of JMI has no Power to say anyting.
  • 13 March 201228. Ahmad T
    Youth are the future of any country and I do believe that colleges/ universities plays a very significant role in developing leadership qualities among students. So, it’s my humble request to restore student’s union in Jamia Millia Islamia.
  • 22 February 201227. Banojyotsna Rojas
    a university that does not allow dissent becomes a prison!
  • 05 January 201226. Shihad Rowe
    students power is nations power
  • 19 December 201125. Harshvardhan T
    I support this petition
  • 09 December 201124. Ejaz F
    For better functioning of democracy, citizens should b well aware. and i think student union will help them understand issues and society.

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Lora MichaelBy:
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Petition target:
UGC, MHRD, Vice Chancellor of JMI, Students, Civil Society

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