A number of youth organisations in the city, including Students’ Federation of India (SFI), All India Students’ Association (AISA) and All India Students’ Federation, will come together to host the Student-Youth Assembly Against Discrimination (SYAAD) at the Adarsh Vidyalaya Hall in Tilak Nagar on Saturday.
The event was set to be held at the Janata Shikshan Sanstha in Worli village but was moved to Tilak Nagar after the school revoked its No Objection Certificate (NOC).
“The school had initially given a go-ahead for the programme. However, on April 20, the school told us that we could not host the event there. The school authorities said they were under pressure from the police…,” said Dhananjay Kangude, a member of the Revolutionary Youth Association (RYA).
An open gathering of students, youths and artistes, it is being held to protest the rising “intolerance” in the country, the organisers of the event said at a press conference.
The assembly will feature speakers, including prominent student union leaders such as Kanhaiya Kumar, Zuhail KP, Richa Singh, and activists such as Anant Patwardhan, Teesta Setalvad and Ram Puniyani, among others.