Student activism appears to have become the biggest irritant in the eye of the governments at the centre and in several states. The present day BJP led government at the centre and the several BJP and non BJP governments in the states are today in a war against students. From BJP leader Venkiah Naidu to the former cabinet secretary T S R Subramanian, who
(Dipankar Bhattacharya, General Secretary, CPI(ML)(Liberation) was invited to attend the EMS Namboodiripad memorial event titled ‘Idea of India: A New Agenda for Reclaiming Social, Economic and Environmental Justice’ in Thrissur, Kerala, 13-14 June. He was unable to attend but sent a paper which we are publishing here.) With the rise of the BJP as the largest political party in India, entrenched in power at the centre and in several states and backed by the shady and proliferating network of the RSS and its numerous affiliates, we are witnessing an intensified and concerted communal fascist offensive across the country. The fascist potential and implications of the communalism of the majority community, more specifically the fascist character of the project of Hindu Rashtra, were clearly anticipated by several key thinkers of modern India, by the communist leadership as well as leaders like
The debacle of the CPI(M) in West Bengal Assembly elections has given rise to a sharp debate within the Left movement, and for once, within the CPI(M) itself. The post-election meeting of the CPI(M) PB had mildly expressed its disapproval of the party’s alliance with the Congress in West Bengal by recording in the PB
And the people in the houses All went to the university, Where they were
Uttarakhand Anganwadi Workers Union affiliated to AICCTU held a state-wide protest on 10 June
The Nobodies Who don't speak languages, but dialects. Who don't have religions, but superstitions.
“Cassius Clay is my slave name…I am America. I am
The recent spate of bans on protests by the Madhya Pradesh government was resisted by the left parties jointly through a convention held on 15 June in Gwalior and a rally held in Bhopal on 20 June. CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML) and SUCI(C) organised a 'Defend Democracy' convention in Gwalior against Sections 144 and 133 being imposed in whole of the Madhya Pradesh indefinitely by the Shivraj Singh BJP government. This draconian order has been passed to curb the popular protests against BJP government while mega scams like DEMAT and killings in Vyapam scams go on unabated. A privatisation spree is