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Two Mahadalits Convicted Under Draconian Prohibition Law In Bihar

The draconian provisions of Bihar’s prohibition law have started wreaking havoc on the poor. Just like Swacch Bharat and Note Ban, ‘Liquor Ban’ also hits the poor and oppressed the worst. Archbishop Óscar Romero (the activist-priest of El Salvador who was murdered for speaking up against state repression) once said, ...

The Period Leave Debate: Women Can Dance Fine, It’s The Yard That Is Skewed And Needs Correction

Kavita Krishnan (This is an abridged version of a piece that appeared in scroll.in on 23 July 2017) A Mumbai-based media company Culture Machine announced a new policy of offering women leave on the first day of their period – and this has set off a storm of debate, polarizing ...
Wave of Protests Against Spate of Communal Mob Lynchings

Wave of Protests Against Spate of Communal Mob Lynchings

On 22 June evening 15-year-old Junaid was lynched to death near Ballabhgarh on a Mathura-bound train from Delhi. Junaid and his brothers were returning home after doing some shopping for Eid in Old Delhi. But the festivity of Eid was not for Junaid’s family in Khandawali. The spate of lynchings ...
‘Azaadi Kooch’ Marks One Year of Una Resistance To Gau-Goons

‘Azaadi Kooch’ Marks One Year of Una Resistance To Gau-Goons

Marking one year since the public stripping and flogging of Dalits by a mob of cow-goons in Una, Gujarat, the Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM) called for an Azaadi Kooch (March For Freedom) in Gujarat. Activists from all over the country, including RDAM leader Jignesh Mevani, Bihar AISA Secretary Shivprakash ...
Reading Ambedkar  After Three Years of Modi Raj

Reading Ambedkar After Three Years of Modi Raj

Dipankar Bhattacharya As part of its ‘appropriation of icons’ drive, the BJP is keen to appropriate Ambedkar in the service of Hindutva. We are told that Ambedkar stood for a strong nation transcending caste divisions and the BJP seeks precisely to achieve it through the unification of Hindus. Ambedkar stood ...

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Attack by BJP-Supported Goons on AIPWA and CPI(ML) Leader Comrade Jeera Bharti Comrade Jeera Bharti is a leader of the CPI(ML) and All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA) in Mirzapur, district, Uttar Pradesh. Hailing from the Dalit community, she organizes agricultural labourers – most of whom are women and men ...
Salute the Memory of Comrade Zafar

Salute the Memory of Comrade Zafar

End Bullying and Shaming Tactics in ‘Swacch Bharat’ Campaign Red Salute to Com. Zafar Comrade Zafar gave his life defending the dignity of the poor and of women – in the process exposing the ugly face of Prime Minister Modi’s Swacch Bharat campaign. Universally liked and respected by everyone in ...
CPI(ML) General Secretary Visits Pratapgarh

CPI(ML) General Secretary Visits Pratapgarh

On 19th June, CPI(ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya along with CPI(ML) Politburo member Prabhat Kumar and Rajasthan State Secretary Mahendra Choudhury and Udaipur District secretary Chandradeo Ola and other Left leaders including veteran CPI leader and former MLA Com. Meghraj Tabad and Udaipur district secretary of CPI(M) Com. Mohanji Khokhawat ...
CPI(ML) Commemorates 50 Years of Naxalbari

CPI(ML) Commemorates 50 Years of Naxalbari

The historic peasant uprising of Naxalbari turned 50 on 25 May, 2017. To commemorate this occasion and celebrate the revolutionary legacy of Naxalbari in today’s challenging situation, CPI(ML) had organised a yearlong campaign that concluded in Naxalbari and Siliguri with homage to the greac martyrs and leaders of the uprising ...

Resolution on 50 Years of Naxalbari

(Adopted by the CPI(ML) Central Committee in its meeting in Siliguri on 26-28 May,2017) 25 May 2017 at Naxalbari On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the historic Naxalbari uprising, the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) salutes the innumerable martyrs of the communist movement in our country, rededicates ...

Legendary Leader Jangal Santhal

Com. Jangal Santal We cannot observe the 50th anniversary of the Naxalbari uprising without remembering Comrade Jangal Santhal. Comrade Jangal Santhal stands tall alongside Comrades Charu Mazumdar and Kanu Sanyal. In 1949 – Nepali Congress and the Communist Party of Nepal together fought against the reactionary feudal rule of the ...

Comrade Babulal Biswakarmakar

Com. Babulal Biswakarmakar Comrade Babulal Biswakarmakar was the first leader of the Naxalbari uprising to embrace martyrdom in a gun battle with the police. On 6 September 1968 Comrade Babulal Biswakarmakar had joined a team led by Comrade Khokan Mazumdar to plan a sudden attack on the police camp in ...

Hail the revolutionary spirit of Comrade Khokan Majumdar !

Com. Khokan Mazumdar The octogenarian leader of Naxalbari peasant upsurge, Comrade Khokan Majumdar passed away on 29 May at North Bengal Medical College & Hospital. He had sustained his 2nd cerebral stroke on 19 May night. For the last 10 days of his life he remained unconscious and heaved his ...

Tebhaga- Telangana to Naxalbari-CPI (ML)

A study in the Movement-Party Dialectic (A slightly modified version of the article by Arindam Sen published in EPW, Vol. 52, Issue No. 21, May 27, 2017.) Giving voice to a shared perception of all participants in the Naxalbari movement, Charu Mazumdar (CM) wrote a few months after the formation ...

Beat back the Sangh-BJP Fascist Offensive: Avenge the Killing of Agitating Farmers in Mandsaur

However much the killing of six farmers in police firing at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh may have shocked and enraged the entire country, the BJP could not be any less bothered. The Shivraj Singh Chauhan government first tried to dispute if the bullets were fired by the police. Then we ...
National Conference of All India Kisan Mahasabha

National Conference of All India Kisan Mahasabha

The third National Conference of the All India Kisan Mahasabha was held on 9-10 June 2017 in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh town (named Birsa Nagar after the great Birsa Munda for the occasion) in the Town Hall (named Mahendra Singh Sabhagar after Comrade Mahendra Singh). 464 delegates and 30 guests and observers ...
Intermediate Exam Result:  Consequence of Government-Sponsored Plight of Education

Intermediate Exam Result: Consequence of Government-Sponsored Plight of Education

The sorry state of Bihar’s schools is in the news again, with the declaration of the results of the Intermediate examination conducted by the Bihar School Examination Committee (run by the Bihar government). A total of about 12 lakh students had appeared in all three faculties of Intermediate – Arts, ...
Provocative and Highhanded Mamata Government

Provocative and Highhanded Mamata Government

Triggers Renewed Unrest in the Hills of Darjeeling Abhijit Mazumdar The hills of Darjeeling are on the boil once again. The current face-off between Gorkha Janamukti Morcha and Mamata’s West Bengal Government began with the official announcement by the latter to impose Bengali language as a compulsory subject in all ...
Fake Encounter in Jharkhand

Fake Encounter in Jharkhand

Protest against Fake Encounter in Jharkhand ‘They have murdered an innocent poor man’ – villagers of Dholkatta CPI(ML) has rejected the state police department’s decision of CID inquiry into Motilal Baske’s murder in fake police encounter labeling it an eye-wash. The party is of the view that no impartiality can ...

Lucknow Mahadharna Against Yogi Government

The Uttar Pradesh unit of the CPI (ML) organized a Mahadharna on 15 June at the Laxman Mela Maidan on the banks of the Gomati in Lucknow against the increasing atrocities against dalits in Saharanpur and other parts of the State, violence against women, deteriorating law and order situation, communal ...

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