Criminalising Dissent: Modi Government’s Latest Assault On Democracy

The arrest of five leading activists on trumped up charges related to the Bhima Koregaon movement and a so-called assassination plot against the Prime Minister is the Modi Government’s latest attempt to criminalise and silence dissenting voices that are questioning it. The five arrested activists are Sudhir Dhawale, writer and ...

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A Note On The Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016)

A Note On The Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016)

The Central Committee welcomed the growing popular protests in Assam and the entire North East region against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016), and issued the following note appealing for nationwide protests against the Bill on 11 June 2018. The Modi government is trying to redefine the Republic by amending the ...

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‘Bring Our Workers Back’ –  Protest Demands MEA Action to Safely Bring Back Abducted Workers

‘Bring Our Workers Back’ – Protest Demands MEA Action to Safely Bring Back Abducted Workers

On June 10, the CPI(ML) held a protest demonstration outside the Ministry of External Affairs office in Delhi asking what measures had been initiated for the safe return of 7 workers, from Jharkhand, Bihar and Kerala, employed by the KEC Company who had been abducted on 6 May in Afghanistan. ...

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Countrywide Protests Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016)

Countrywide Protests Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016)

On 11 June 12, 2018, the CPI(ML) held protests all over the country against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016). A protest march and demonstration was held at Parliament Street in Delhi where activists demanded the scrapping of the Bill that sought to undermine the secular basis for Indian citizenship and ...

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Protests Against Lynching of Two Men in Karbi Anglong

Protests Against Lynching of Two Men in Karbi Anglong

The lynching to death of two Guwahati-based young men, musician Nilotpal and his friend and businessman Abhijit, in Dokmoka in Karbi Anglong shocked the whole country. This lynching was the latest in a long line of similar incidents in Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Telangana triggered by rumours spread on ...

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Lynching and Communal Violence in Jharkhand

Lynching and Communal Violence in Jharkhand

The Left parties – CPI(ML), CPIM, CPI, SUCI -C, MCC – held a Sadbhavna March (rally to promote unity and goodwill) in Ranchi to protest against the attempted lynching of two Maulanas (Muslim clerics) in Jharkhand when they were returning from Tarawi namaaz prayers at night. Left parties warned people ...

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Pol Khol Halla Bol Rally in Udaipur

Activists from Left and democratic organizations held a rally under the Jan Ekta Jan Adhikar (JEJA) campaign from the Town Hall to the Collector’s office in Udaipur to expose the Modi and Vasundhara governments, culminating in a protest meeting at the Collector’s office. Last year on this day the police ...

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Farmers Protest Land Grab in Tamil Nadu

Farmers under the banner of the All India Kisan Mahasabha (AIKM) protested against the proposed green corridor expressway project between Salem and Chennai and submitted letters to the authorities refusing to give their lands for the project. The farmers of Aachankuttapatti; Sengattur; Kuppanur; Kullampatti; Yerikadu; Minnampalli; Sinnagoundapuram; Ramalingapuram; Ayodhyapattinam and ...

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Lessons From Kairana

The outcome of the by-poll in the Lok Sabha seat of Kairana in western Uttar Pradesh has come with a resounding message of hope, dealing a significant blow to the fascist politics of the BJP and RSS. At Kairana, the candidate of the united Opposition, Tabassum Hasan of the Rashtriya ...

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Municipal Sanitation Workers Strike In Bengaluru

Municipal Sanitation Workers Strike In Bengaluru

Thousands of contract Sanitation workers of Bangalore Municipal Corporation led by the AICCTU-affiliated BBMP Guttike Powrakarmika Sanghatane and CPIML (Liberation) laid siege to the Corporation office on 05 May 2018 demanding unpaid wages for last 5 months and more and against the threat of retrenchment. On World Environment day, even ...

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Attack on A Mosque and Muslims By RSS-Bajrang Dal In Jharkhand

Attack on A Mosque and Muslims By RSS-Bajrang Dal In Jharkhand

Kolgarma village, 8 km from Koderma city, has 250 houses out of which 20 belong to Muslim families and the rest to Hiindu families. All the families are dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. Some years ago the RSS-Bajrang Dal had threatened the Muslim families that there should be no ...

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Uttarakhand ASHA Health Workers Union

Uttarakhand ASHA Health Workers Union

The Uttarakhand ASHA Health Workers Union affiliated to AICCTU held a State Committee meeting on 27 May 2018 at Haldwani. The demand for the State government to pass a resolution on the following issues in the Assembly and send it to the Central government was raised at the meeting: regularization ...

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Protest Marches And Effigy Burning Mark Modi’s Jharkhand Visit

Protest Marches And Effigy Burning Mark Modi’s Jharkhand Visit

On the occasion of PM Modi’s visit to Jharkhand, protest marches and effigy burnings were organized at various places in Jharkhand. At Jamua Chowk in Giridih, Modi’s effigy was burnt to protest against the spiraling prices of petrol and other goods, the indifference of the BJP government towards bringing back ...

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Protests Against Tuticorin Killings

Protests Against Tuticorin Killings

The CPI (ML), Janvadi Mazdoor Morcha and AICCTU organized a joint protest against the brutal killing of protesters in Tuticorin by the police with assault rifles at the behest of the Tamil Nadu State government. The Bokaro protesters held the Modi government and the Tamil Nadu government responsible for the ...

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Pol Khol Halla Bol Rallies

Pol Khol Halla Bol Rallies

Responding to the countrywide call given by the Jan Ekta Jan Adhikar Andlan (JEJA: People’s Unity for People’s Rights), a range of mass organizations and unions held a march to Raj Bhavan at Ranchi from Jaypal Singh Stadium in which hundreds of students, workers, youth and women participated. The march ...

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Gherao In Darbhanga Against Bribery

Gherao In Darbhanga Against Bribery

The Fekla Thana in Bahadurpur (Darbhanga, Bihar) was gheraoed by hundreds of villagers under the banner of the CPI (ML) to demand the suspension of the Thana in-charge for taking bribes from the poor and the returning of the bribe taken. Earlier, a rally was held from Chhaprar Math led ...

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Dharna At Muzaffarpur Collectorate

Dharna At Muzaffarpur Collectorate

AIPWA, AISA, AND RYA organized a joint dharna at the Muzaffarpur Collectorate on 22 May 2018 to protest against the growing incidents of sexual violence, rape and murder of women and children and the increasing rate of crime and loot. Through the dharna a memorandum was submitted to the Collector. ...

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Protest March In Muzaffarpur Against Spiralling Petrol-Diesel Prices

Protest March In Muzaffarpur Against Spiralling Petrol-Diesel Prices

The CPI (ML) held a protest march against rising petrol-diesel prices from the Muzaffarpur Party office to Kalyani Chowk where PM Modi’s effigy was burnt. During the march slogans were raised on the issues of rising prices, pro-corporate policies, Company Raj, Sterlite and the brutal killings in Tamil Nadu. Protest ...

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Thoothukudi Massacre: Company Raj Kills Protesters

Thoothukudi Massacre: Company Raj Kills Protesters

The people of Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) in Tamil Nadu have, for two decades, been protesting the transnational corporation Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelter which has been poisoning the air and ground water, with devastating impact on agriculture and people’s health. May 22 2018 marked the 100th day of the latest wave of ...

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Protests Against Thoothukudi Firing

Protests Against Thoothukudi Firing

Protests have been held all over the country against the Thoothukudi firing. On May 22 itself, Pricol workers at Coimbatore protested the firing. Since then, the CPI(ML), AICCTU and RYA organized protests all over Tamil Nadu. In Bengaluru, the CPI(ML), AICCTU, Environment Support Group, People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Greenpeace, ...

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