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AAP students’ wing for compulsory workshop on sex education

The Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), student wing of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has promised to fight for compulsory workshops on sex education, informed consent and safe sex for first-year students at Delhi University (DU). In its manifesto, Sadda Haq- 2015 Charter of Demands, CYSS has also assured to include such workshops as part of its orientation process for freshers. 

“In our society, there is no scope for talk on sex in family, which leads to several misconceptions. We want to create an atmosphere on campus, wherein there is a talk on issues related to safe sex,” said Deepak, spokesperson of CYSS. 

He added that gender sensitisation workshops would be held under the programme. 

The students' wing has also promised the celebration of Dalit History Week on the lines of Black History Week as in American Universities. “Students will spend a full week celebrating their struggle for rights as well as be introduced to literature and cultural art that has emerged around icons of the Dalit Rights' Movement,” added Deepak. 

AAP has supported the controversial Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) in DU, but has expressed its concerns over its hasty implementation. “We demand an audit of physical and academic infrastructure before fully implementing CBCS,” said Deepak. 

The manifesto also promises Metro passes to DU students on the lines of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) passes, besides annual DTC passes and inducting more U-special buses connecting to colleges. 

CYSS has also included the concerns of students living in rented paying guest accommodations and has demanded the Delhi government to include students' clause in the Model Tenancy Act and Delhi Students PG Act promised by the government. 

During Delhi Assembly polls, the AAP had promised Aam Aadmi Clinics and Canteens near colleges, wifi in all colleges and U special buses, speedy roll out of APJ Abdul Kalam Higher Education and Skill Education Guarantee Scheme, monthly job fairs in all the 11 districts etc. 

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