On February 21 and 22 this year, ABVP unleashed an organized, viciously violent riot in Delhi University, attacking students and teachers with glass bottles, bricks, stones and hockey sticks. ABVP cadre uttered filthy abuse to women, pulling them by the hair, and they attacked several journalists, snatching and smashing cameras and phones. The Delhi Police stood watching, allowing the ABVP to run riot and

- Dipankar Bhattacharya

The month-long Adhikar Abhiyan (Campaign for Rights) called by the Bihar State Committee of CPI(ML) culminated in a massive Adhikar Rally in Patna on 19 February. The campaign highlighted three key demands – education, employment and land rights – of the oppressed and deprived people and gave a powerful voice to the deeply felt anger against the demonetization disaster inflicted by the Modi government in the name of curbing black money and the brazen betrayal of the November 2015 people’s mandate by the RJD-JDU-Congress grand alliance government headed by Nitish Kumar. With the Nitish Kumar government effectively reserving the historic Gandhi Maidan, the traditional Patna ground for major political gatherings, for government-sponsored events, the rally had to be held on the Veterinary College ground near the airport, compelling rallyists to march a long way from the railway stations in the

- Kavita Krishnan

Dear General Bipin Rawat, You have warned Kashmiri civilians that if they fail to cooperate with Army operations, the Army will not hesitate to fire on them. You have added, for good measure, that not only those who pelt stones but even those who raise anti-India slogans or display anti-India flags will be likewise treated

(Source: Socialist Worker) John Berger, who died on 2 January

 

- Arindam Sen

A Preliminary Appraisal Some 60 odd days into the despotic demonetisation, its inherent class

The 5th AIPWA Ranchi district conference was held on 12 February 2017 at the

The CPI(ML) has condemned the killing of Chandan, a 20-year-old youth in Phulwarisharif who

 

(Sanjay Joshi, Convener, The Group, Jan Sanskriti Manch and of

 

Following nearly a week long yatras (marches) across the state of Bihar that started from Begusarai on 11 February, the Adhikar Yatra undertaken by CPI(ML) finally culminated in a massive Adhikar Rally at the Veterinary College grounds in Patna on 19 February 2017. The rally saw a massive gathering of people united in their fight for justice, rights, and freedom from oppression. The rally which began with a musical tribute to the martyrs by the cultural team Hirawal was addressed by activists of various movements, survivors of violence and Left leaders. On the dais, along with the mothers of Najeeb

CPI(ML) released its election manifesto for the UP Assembly elections

All India Central Council of Trade Unions(AICCTU), Delhi State Committee