Thursday, 20 October 2011

Letter to all Teachers, Jamia Millia Islamia

To,                                                                                                                       Date: 20.10.2011
All Teachers
Jamia Millia Islamia

Dear Revered Teachers,
I am writing on behalf of Forum for Students Democracy (FSD) to solicit your guidance and support in our struggle to restore student unions in Jamia and as well as in other universities of the country. We strongly believe that campus elections prepare young students for a larger political life and inculcate the spirit of democracy and tolerance which helps in the acceptance of different and opposing view points and other socio-political differences at large. In this sense university eduction prepares a better citizen for the country.  
Forum for Students Democracy has recently written a letter to the Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia requesting him to restore students' democracy and citing the fact that students have been deprived of their democratic space in their own universities be it Jamia or other universities in the country.  Students’ in all these universities without a students’ union have been left behind in the political process and hence a systematic de-politicization is engineered by our very own administration and governments. The forum has come out to question and challenge the status quo and to ensure restoring students' democracy through students’ union in all over the country staring from Jamia Millia Islamia, an internationally renowned center of learning.
In this process we at FSD earnestly appeals to our teaching community to support us and guide us in the process. Without your guidance we will not be able to move further neither will be able to succeed in convincing the university administration. As always our teachers at Jamia have been our inspiration in leading a dignified life with freedom. FSD needs your expertise and support in our struggle to ensure political participation of students.
Thanks and Regard

Sincerely Yours
(Afroz Alam Sahil)
Convenor, Forum for Student Democracy.

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