Thousands of students and youth led by AISA and RYA gheraoed the Bihar Vidhan Sabha on 28 March 2017 on the issues of quality education, safety and resources in Ambedkar-Kasturba and all dalit and minority hostels; Rs 5000 unemployment allowance; regular appointments in all vacant government posts; CBI enquiry into education-employment scam; equal school system; revoking cuts in all poor, SC/ST, minority, OBC student

The results of Assembly elections in the five states of Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh have once again stunned political observers and exit poll pundits. The BJP was widely perceived to be having an edge over its contenders in both Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, but nobody could predict the kind of sweeping victory the party has won in the two states. In Punjab, where the AAP was expected to be an equal claimant to power as the Congress, it was the latter which notched up a decisive victory giving a rude shock to the AAP's ambitious expansion plans. In Goa too, the Congress re-emerged as the single largest party with five of the eight BJP ministers including the CM losing the elections and the BJP tally dropping from 28 to 13, but making a complete mockery of the

- Kavita Krishnan

In a recent trial court judgement on 10 March 2017, 117 workers of the automobile company Maruti Suzuki's factory in Manesar, Gurgaon, India were acquitted of a murder charge. 18 workers were convicted of minor offences while 13 – all leaders of the Maruti union – have been convicted of murder and await the quantum

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

 

With Adityanath being appointed Chief Minister, influential sections of the electronic and print media

8 March – International Women’s Day – was born in the struggles that women

On 16 and 17 February 2017, a global investors’ summit, ‘Momentum Jharkhand’ was organized

 

The All India People’s Forum (AIPF) on 19 March screened

 

Attacks on the poor, mahadalits, landless, workers, farmers, education, and social justice have increased in Bihar over the last 27 years. When the Nitish government first came to power, they promised social justice and justice with development, created a new ‘mahadalit’ section and a Mahadalit Commission, and constituted the Bandopadhyay Commission for land reforms. The mahadalits and poor thought they would be brought into the ambit of development and would at last get their rights. But what has actually happened is the exact inverse. The land reform commission recommendations included 10 decimal land for the landless, bhoodan, ceiling, and homestead,

At the end of the first quarter of 2017 we

AICCTU held its 9TH Bihar State Conference in Patna on