The Kashmiri people are once again confronted with the spectre of state violence looming over every backyard and street. The last two months have witnessed the rape and murder of young Neelofar and Asiya in Shopian (the role of the CRPF is suspected), indiscriminate firing on youth by CRPF personnel
The Bihar police has decided to target and brand as ‘extremist’, octogenarian CPI(ML) MLA and legendary icon of Bhojpur’s struggling poor, Comrade Ram Naresh Ram and former MP and president of All India Agricultural Labour Association, Comrade Rameshwar Prasad. Seeking non-bailable warrants against these leaders in a nearly decade-old case
In the early morning of June 28 the Honduran army staged a coup against its democratically-elected president, Manual Zelaya, by barging into his bedroom, plucking him out of bed and flying him out to neighbouring Costa Rica in his pyjamas. Then the ‘coupists’ went on to proclaim another leader of
Xinjiang, home to approximately 8 million Turkic-speaking Uyghur Muslims, is a large but sparsely populated area approximately the size of Iran. After a period of independence as “Second East Turkistan Republic” during 1944-1949, the Uyghur republic’s leadership agreed to form a confederation with the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Dharna in UP against Price-rise and Drought CPI(ML) organised a state-wide dharna and demonstration in Uttar Pradesh on 15 July against unfettered price-rise; increasing incidences of crime against dalits and women in the State; demanding that UP be declared a drought-hit state; and BPL cards for all the poor with 50
Lalgarh has reportedly been ‘won’ by the troops in the operation jointly sponsored by the CPI(M)-led State Government and the Centre, where both Manmohan and Mamata are partners. Adivasis at Lalgarh continue to remain in a precarious state, with thousands displaced, battling hunger. They have been protesting against the siege,
The agricultural labourers of Punjab’s Malwa region continue their struggle against the severe repression unleashed on their movement for homestead land. As we go to press, 10 CPI(ML) activists still remain in jail, though the State Secretary Rajvinder Singh Rana and some other leaders eventually have been released. On 1st July,