CPI(ML) organized a conference of agricultural laborers, poor peasants, women and youth on 1st October to mark the 102nd birth anniversary (28th September) of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.
Addressing the Conference Com. Swapan Mukherji, CCM and Party in-charge for Punjab, said that the Punjab govt. betrayed Bhagat Singh by unleashing repression on the poor of Punjab. The Conference was also addressed by Party’s State Secretary Com. Rajwinder Rana, Com. Tarsem Jodha and Com. Ruldu Singh of Punjab Kisan Union among others. The conference was also attended by the students of Delhi University and women students of Lady Sri Ram College who came to interact with the struggling agricultural labourers.
Advocates Harinder Pal Singh Issar, Rajwinder Bains, Inderjit singh and Pardeep sapoia were honoured with mementos as a token of appreciation for their resolute voice in support of the poor and marginalised against the state repression as well as in legal matters during the Mansa land struggle when thousands of workers and party leaders were facing false cases and police actions. The Conference resolved to intensify the struggle for homestead land again, demanded that all plans of privatizing the power, water supply, education, roads be scrapped, payments for all crops be made to the peasants directly by cheque, and the proposed university at Bathinda be named after the great national hero Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.