AICCTU – Water & Sewage Board Workers Demonstration in Bangalore

AICCTU – Water & Sewage Board Workers Demonstration in Bangalore

AICCTU workers of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) Workers organized a demonstration on 27 December 2017 at Karmika Bhavana, Dairy Circle, demanding- (i) urban local body wages for contract workers of Sewerage Treatment Plants (STP); (ii) same work same pay for contract workers on par with regular employees ...

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Meeting for awareness of PGI contract workers in Chandigarh

Meeting for awareness of PGI contract workers in Chandigarh

AICCTU organized an awareness meeting for the contract workers working in PGI, Chandigarh. The workers shared their problems and discussed strategies to address the concerns. Com. Prabhat Singh chaired the meeting. AICCTU’s National Secretary Com. Satish Kumar who was also present in the meeting, made the workers aware about the ...

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Protest against rape and murder of Dalit girl

Protest against rape and murder of Dalit girl

A 14 year old school girl was brutally raped and murdered in Vijayapura in Karnataka. The girl belonged to Dalit community. The brutal violence exposes the Karnataka government’s failed attempts to provide a secure and free environment to women and marginalized sections. A protest condemning the rape and murder and ...

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One day dharna in Tardiha against loot of resources

One day dharna in Tardiha against loot of resources

A one day dharna was organised in Tardiha village of Jamua block in Giridih district under the banner of CPI (ML) as part of the ‘Baalu Bachao, Mafia Bhagao’ (Save Sand, Ouster Mafia) campaign on 30 December 2017. The dharna aimed to warn the BJP government in the state to ...

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Rural Bank Employees in Odisha Raise Demands

A press conference was organised by AICCTU and Gramya Bank Asthai Karmachari Sangha (Gramya Banks’ Temporary Workers Association) at Nagbhusan Bhawan in Bhubaneswar on 23 December 2017. The conference was organised to raise the six-point demands of the workers’ union. The temporary staff had been working in the Gramya Banks, ...

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Trade Unions Protest Demanding Release of Senior TU Leaders in Bihar

Trade Unions Protest Demanding Release of Senior TU Leaders in Bihar

On 30 December 2017, trade unions held a protest demonstation in Patna demanding the release of senior TU leader Comrade Rambali Prasad and others who had been arrested by trickery on December 18, after being invited for talks with the State’s Health Minister Mangal Pandey regarding the long-pending demands of ...

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Bihar Government: Free Manmohan

The arbitrary arrests of activists in Bihar is proof of the undemocratic character of the Nitish-BJP Government. On 17 July 2017, a peaceful, bannerless silent demonstration in Bihar Sharif (inspired by the Not In My Name protests) by the Insaf Manch against mob lynchings and the terror attack on the ...

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FIR Against CPI(ML) Activists in Jharkhand For Taking Up Aadhaar Starvation Death

64 year-old Premani Kunwar, a widow, died of hunger in Danda block, Garhwa district, Jharkhand, after she was denied food rations because of alleged Aadhaar irregularities. The SBI had diverted Premani Kumar’s pension to another account in the name of her late husband’s first wife Shanti Devi, also deceased long ...

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50th Anniversary of Keezhvenmani Massacre

On 25th December of 1968, 44 dalit agricultural labourers were burnt alive in a small hut by upper caste landlords in Keezhvenmani village of Nagappattinam district. Enraged by the agricultural labourers’ political assertion under the red banner with the CPI(M) party, and their refusal to bow to their diktats, landlords ...

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Kisan Mahasabha Meet in TN

A consultative meeting of AIKM was held at Trichy, where it was proposed to hold the first state conference of AIKM in TN in the second half of 2018. Comrade Rajaram, GS of AIKM attended the meeting and spoke of the peasant resistance all over the country. Comrade A Simpson, ...

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Comrade Shivbaran Chaudhary & Comrade Sayyad Jainul Abedin

Comrade Shivbaran Chaudhary Comrade Shivbaran Chaudhary passed away on 11 November at the age of 85 in Bhilai. He originally hailed from Bhojpur in Bihar and was an employee of HSCL who got transferred from Bokaro to Bhilai. He showed keen interest in the communist movement since his childhood and ...

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Make 2018 A Year Of People’s Unity and Resistance Against Fascism!

The year 2017 will be remembered for some of the worst attacks on Muslim and Christian minorities, on Dalits, on critics of the Modi regime, and on the secular, democratic character of India’s Constitution and polity. Christmas this year has been heralded by a spree of attacks by Sangh mobs ...

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Resolutions of the CC CPI(ML)

(Resolutions adopted by the CPI(ML) Central Committee in its meeting held in Puducherry on 21-23 December 2017) Left Alliance Win in Nepal: The Central Committee warmly congratulates the Left Alliance (alliance between CPN-UML and CPN Maoist) of Nepal for its victory by a comfortable majority in the Parliamentary Elections in ...

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Rajasthan BJP Govt. Stops Peace March in Udaipur While Communal Hate-mongers Enjoy Impunity

Rajasthan BJP Govt. Stops Peace March in Udaipur While Communal Hate-mongers Enjoy Impunity

A Peace and Goodwill March to be taken out on 21 December 2017 from the Town Hall at Udaipur by Left parties, PUCL, and Loktantrik Adhikar Evam Sadbhavana Manch (Democratic Rights and Goodwill Forum) was stopped by the government and the administration due to political pressure. A delegation from the ...

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9th Tamil Nadu State Conference of AICCTU

Two-day state conference of AICCTU Tamil Nadu was held on December 16 – 17, 2017 at Chennai. The conference venue was called Com. Srilatha Swaminathan Nagar and the hall was named after Com. Swapan Mukherjee. An 11-member presidium conducted the proceedings. The delegate session started with flag hoisting by Comrade ...

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Mining Workers’ Protest in Odisha

Mining Workers’ Protest in Odisha

On 19 December, nearly three hundred mining workers came together to protest in front of Odisha Assembly. The workers had a six-point demands that included opening the Kalarangi mining soon; release of gratuity money of the workers; EPF provisions; linking pension funds with provident fund office; proper utilisation of District ...

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Left Parties Protest Against Increasing Electricity Price in Uttar Pradesh

On 20 December 2017, the left parties including- CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML), SUCI(C) and others called for state-wide protest demonstrations against the increasing electricity cost imposed by the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh. There has been a 63% increase in the electricity rates. The rate of electricity in Uttar Pradesh ...

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Protests in Bihar Against Arrest of Employees’ Leaders

Protests in Bihar Against Arrest of Employees’ Leaders

On 18 December 2017, two popular leaders of Bihar State Non-Gazetted Employees Federation (Gope faction) – Comrade Rambali Prasad (Federation’s President) and Comrade Premchand Sinha, (Federation’s General Secretary) were arrested at Bihar Secretariat sent to jail. The government had called the leaders for a dialogue following a nearly two-month long ...

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State-wide Protests in Uttar Pradesh Against Murder of Peasant Leader in Chandauli

The emerging peasant leader of Chandauli district and the member of party’s district committee, Com. Dinesh Maurya was brutally murdered while returning from the people’s tribunal organised in Mirzapur on 16 December by criminal goons belonging to land mafia and protected by the BJP. On 22 December, the party called ...

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Martyrdom Day of Ashfaqullah Khan and Ram Prasad Bismil Observed in Patna

Martyrdom Day of Ashfaqullah Khan and Ram Prasad Bismil Observed in Patna

On 19 December, the martyrdom of Kakori martyrs Ashfaqullah Khan and Ram Prasad Bismil was remembered and observed under the banner of ‘Saajhi Shahadat – Saajhi Viraasat’ (Shared martyrdom, shared legacy) by Revolutionary Youth Association (RYA) in Patna. The programme started by remembering the two martyrs and paying silent tribute ...

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