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AMU student, Fawaz Shaheen, participates in Youth Parliament

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Aligarh: Fawaz Shaheen, a student of BA/LLB (Fourth Year) at the Aligarh Muslim University participated in the National Youth Parliament event organised by the Times Now and The Times of India which was later shown on Times Now channel. The event known as "I Lead India" is an initiative which intends to engage youth in the democratic process and seeks to provide them a platform to ask questions to the political class and demand their accountability in their process of Policy framing.

Fawaz Shaheen made a portrayal of metropolitan English-speaking fashionable youngsters as the "youth" of India. He highlighted the illegal arrests of the innocent Muslim youth in false terror cases, sidelining of the Dalit voices, issues before the youth of small towns etc. He strongly argued that as a society, India has failed to address issues facing marginalized section of society. He protested against the criminal silence on atrocities meted out to tribals, minorities, dalits, poor etc and pointed out youths' disenchantment, depleting values, contents in Students' Union Elections and other students' related issues. He, however, made it clear that the society itself is to blame and not the politicians for maladies in Indian polity.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 November 2013 on page no. 13

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