Sunday, May 28, 2006

THE MAHA RALLY


WE STOOD LIKE THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA!

Students of 25 different colleges of vidarbha under the banner of YOUTH FOR EQUALITY organised an anti-reservation rally.The best part of the rally was that around 300 OBC category students also marched hand in hand as they realised that the vote bank politics will make India suffer in the long run....KUDOS to them! The 2000+ participants gathered at the Kasturchand Park .Parents and senior citizen also gathered there to show their support.

The participants demonstrated a dharna outside Vidhan Bhavan. After the rally reached the Collector's office , a delegation of seven representatives met Resident Deputy Collector Umesh Kade and handed him the memorandum.

sorry for the delay in posting!

SOS! THE STREET PLAY...

The play in progress....

Students shouting slogans("SAME COLLEGE ,SAME EDUCATION, PHIR KAHE KA RESERVATON!!!")

The student members of Yfe nagpur chapter did a streetplay in prominent loactions(Dharampeth,Poonam Chambers,Ladies Club,Lokmat) of the city where they were able to gather people in large numbers.The students could justify their demands to the people & also distributed pamphlets to spread awareness.

courtesy :HITAVADA(21st MAY)

IN THE PRESS!


courtesy:NAVBHARAT(21st MAY)

Monday, May 22, 2006

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

Following are the demands on which YFE is negotiating with the Union Govt. in Delhi

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

Deferral of the proposed hike in reservation in the central universities.

AND

An Expert Commission should be formed which would explore all the avenues of affirmative actions, review the efficiency of reservation1 as an affirmative action (considering both its benefits and drawbacks) and compare the efficiencies of the all possible affirmative actions. Thus it should come up with a fool proof and time bound strategy to uplift and empower the backward sections of our country without interfering with the overall development and well being of our Nation.Implementation of the proposed extended reservation policy and any other new reservation policy only after the commission has submitted its report.

A white paper on the reservation policy.
1 We view reservations as a limited step to provide opportunities for the backward sections of our country to acquire education and employment.

AND

Places in the Government jobs that are remaining vacant due to lack of eligible candidates from the reserved category should be opened for other eligible candidates immediately.

AND

No action should be taken against the agitating students, interns and resident doctors in any form as regards to service break, termination, pay deduction, legal action etc.

AND

The Hon’ble Prime Minister should give a concrete statement on the issue.WHAT DO WE MEAN BY EXPERT COMMISSION?It should be a non-political non-parliamentary commission with members from judicial, social sciences, educational, scientific background. It should be formed in15 days and should submit its report within 1 year’s time.

WHAT WOULD BE ITS AIMS AND OBJECTIVE?To come up with a fool proof and time bound* strategy to uplift and empower the backward sections of our country without interfering with the overall development and well being of our Nation.

WHAT SHOULD IT DO?
1) It would explore all the avenues of affirmative actions.
2) It would assess the efficiency of the existing reservations taking into consideration both its benefits and drawbacks.
#3) It would compare the efficiency of other means of affirmative actions with that of reservations.
4) It should find ways other than affirmative actions, which would help in changing the socio-economic system, which breeds exploitation and inequality.
5) It should come up with socio-economic criteria, which would exclude the affluent and those already having access to jobs and higher education.
**6) It should fix parameters to determine the degree of upliftment and empowerment of the backward sections so that when adequate degree is achieved the Government should stop the policy of affirmative actions.
7) It should always keep in mind that the affirmative actions whatever suggested by the Commission should never interfere with the overall development and well being of our Nation.

*We want that whatever affirmative actions would be followed should have an end-point defined. Parameters should be defined after which there would be no need for affirmative actions in the same lines as they are being given till date.
**Creamy layer should be applied for all.
#While assessing the policy the Commission should take in account the current data about the population distribution.

Friday, May 19, 2006

PRE RALLY PROTEST WALK FROM SHANKARNAGAR TO LAWCOLLEGE SQUARE
THE MOVEMENT GAINS MOMENTUM ....

Students from various colleges walked from shankar nagar to law college square with banners and posters inviting people of Nagpur to be a part of the protest rally to be held on 20th May.

The students & doctors distributing pamphlets at the law college square.


Students & doctors raising their hands in support of YFE

Thursday, May 18, 2006

YOUTH FOR EQUALITY
Nagpur

The Government Policies of Caste Based Reservations have come under criticism from all quarters of society. It is now time, that we the YOUTH unite and raise our voice,
THE VOICE OF TOMORROW.

For 250 years, the BRITISH ruled us with their DIVIDE AND RULE politics.
It’s now the POLITICIANS.
Reservations were proposed for 10 years.
They have been in effect for almost 60 YEARS!!!
The Mandal Commission report is based on the 1931 Census, we are in 2006.

Our Objectives:
- BURN DOWN the DIVIDE AND RULE policy.
- Prevent any further increase of reservation in HIGHER COURSES.
- Make Admissions in AIPGE / CAT / GATE / AIEEE / JEE / PMT etc. purely on merit basis.

HELP YOURSELF!!!
- Unite under one Banner –YOUTH FOR EQUALITY whatever your caste or profession.
The First Step …..
Assemble at Kasturchand Park on the 20th of May at 3 PM for a UNITED PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION & RALLY against the H.R.D., deaf and blind to students.

INFO:
V.N.I.T. – 09423603644
N.K.P.S.I.M.S. – 09422824604; 09881473180; 09823607000
G.M.C. – 09850302575; 09860353004
R.K.N.E.C. – 09823867117
HISLOP - 09860528548
G.M.C. Yavatmal – 09823564947
I.G.M.C. – 09370623872
G.D.C. - 09890302709

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

QUOTA SYSTEM – RISE NOW OR SLEEP FOREVER
MANDAL II



  • Vote Bank Politics --- Fracturing Society

  • Outcome of Government of India’s failure to provide competent education. State funded education is trash.

  • Minority Managed Institutions not included in the amendment. Politics of Minority Appeasement to destroy SECULAR India.

  • Reservation were proposed for 10 years. They have been in effect for more than 50 years.

  • Mandal Commision’s report based on 1931 census data !!

  • The benefits of reservation have been denied to really deserving people by the rich and powerful in their own classes.

  • Denial of Good Education to citizens based on Merit is a Murder of Democracy and is leading to heavy brain drain

  • Reserved seats go vaccant in specialized colleges. Who pays the bill for these ?

  • Do you feel comfortable being treated by a substandard doctor or living in a house built by a substandard engineer ?

  • What will compensate for the division based on caste today ? Another caste based policy that favours UPPER CASTES

  • Are we looking at an India dominated by caste ? DIVISON is NOT A SOLUTION. Press Government of India for implementing better education at all the levels.


  • THINK OF THE TOMORROW. LETS SUPPORT THE POLITICS TO UNITE TO CREATE AN INTELLECTUAL AND COMPETENT INDIA --- RISE AND AWAKE !!


  • Please visit the following URLs for additional information ---

    http://www.youth4equality.org/
    http://savebrandindia.org/aboutus.html
    http://antireservation.org/
    http://prayatna.typepad.com/education/2006/04/implications_of.html
    http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/jan/03spec.htmhttp://in.rediff.com/getahead/2006/apr/20rashmi.htmhttp://www.indianexpress.com/story/1991.html

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Dear All,

In the wake of the 93rd amendment to the constitution of India, it is now possible for the Central and State governments to enforce up to 49.5% reservation in public and private colleges across the country. On April 28th, 2006 the Congress-led Democratic Front government in Maharashtra has quietly approved a draft ordinance that will bring in a staggering 50% reservation in private professional institutions. It is only a matter of time before similar quotas are ENFORCED in colleges across the country and the corporate sector.

As members of the student community and the corporate sector a 49.5% quota has grave ramifications. Reservation undermines MERIT. In a nation where premier institutes have a 1% acceptance rate, a 49.5% quota will DENY meritorious candidates admission. Are we willing to sacrifice the aspirations of lakhs of students at the altar of what is nothing more than vote bank politics?

The Government of India is pursuing a policy of blatant appeasement that needs to be checked. It is time for PROACTIVE ACTION. We as the youth of India owe it to ourselves and more importantly this nation to make our voice heard. India is a democracy. It is only through a united front that we can bring about the change that the times demand.

Students from colleges across the country have decided to hold a nation-wide protest against the 93rd amendment. All those who oppose this move of the government are requested to show solidarity with these students. The protest will be apolitical and non-violent. Details will be forwarded to you soon.

How Can You Be a Part of This Movement?
  1. Organize discussion forums effective protests against the government’s move.
  2. Start a signature campaign against this move in your respective colleges/offices.
  3. Voice your opinion through blogs, emails and letters to the editors of magazines and mark a copy to the mail id mailto:yfenagpur@gmail.com
  4. SPREAD THE WORD. Launch SMS and e-mail campaigns to direct people to http://youthforequality.blogspot.com.
  5. Rally your alumni associations to express support for this cause.
  6. NRIs may send letters of support to Indian Embassies across the globe.
  7. The private sector is encouraged to express their solidarity with this movement and voice their opinion through industry organizations.

Please feel free to express your thoughts and opinions through an e-mail to mailto:yfenagpur@gmail.com. We’ll get in touch with you shortly.


YFE Nagpur