AISA to hold referendum on FYUP on 22nd August

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All India Students’ Association (AISA) will hold a referendum on the new FYUP on 22nd of August.

The number of protests has been increasing with the introduction of the FYUP into the scene and teachers as well as students have been remonstrating from the very inception. After the hot off press demurral by AISA at north campus, they have resolved to hold a referendum on 22nd August, Thursday. The big idea behind this mandate is to know what exactly students think of the new programme.

Harshvardhan, Secretary of Delhi University AISA, acquainted, “It’s the first time in Delhi University that such a referendum is coming into being. Our proposition behind this poll is to reach out to maximum people in the university and voice out their opinion in this regard”.  With such an episode, AISA is raising concern over the syllabus of many subjects under FYUP and students’ reaction over the matter. “We are trying to have a desk for casting votes at many spots including North campus colleges and some South campus colleges too.”  added Harshvardhan.

The balloters will counter ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ on voting chits, which will be provided by the AISA. The result and harvest of the poll will be acknowledged to Dinesh Singh, Delhi University Vice-Chancellor. Ramjas College, Kirori Mal College, Hans Raj, Hindu and Miranda House are some of the colleges of North and Deshbandhu College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Ramjas college and Sri Venkateswara College are some of the South Campus colleges where the party is planning to put up the poll booths, with a total of 16-17 colleges in focus.

For the purpose of monitoring the mandate in colleges, committees will be made comprising of the students (mainly I year students) and some teachers of their respective colleges.

Along with the referendum, the party is conducting a signature campaign with a target of collecting over 10,000 signatures. A hard copy of these signatures will be submitted to the President of India and other appropriate authorities. Under this campaign, the party is getting sound response and has already been aggregated over 2000 signatures.

In the picture: A poster from the AISA protests in May.

Image Credit: Official website of AISA

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