First Anniversary of Araria Martyrs Observed in Bihar

Last year, on 1 January 2017, Araria District Secretary Com. Satyanarayan Yadav and Com. Kamleshwari Rishidev were martyred while fighting unrelentingly for the poor. The first anniversary of their martyrdom was observed on 1 January 2018 at Rahariya. Criminals-landlords tried their utmost to prevent the success of the meeting. They ...

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Unorganized Workers’ Convention In Jharkhand

A people’s convention of unorganized coal workers was held under the banner of the Jharkhand General Mazdoor Union (JGMU) on 23 December 2017 at the Gola Dak Bangla in Gola Block, Ramgarh District, Jharkhand. These workers earn their livelihood by peddling coal on their cycles. The main issues at the ...

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Joint Rally against Hatred in Jaipur

The peace and justice-loving people of Jaipur held a meeting and decided to take out a rally on 3 January 2018 from Shaheed Memorial to Civil Lines against the increasing incidents of communal violence and the poison of hatred being spread by the BJP and its organizations in Rajasthan and ...

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Workers’ Adhikar Rally in West Bengal

Workers’ Adhikar Rally in West Bengal

They came in thousands. They were the workers of closed mills – New Central, Gouripore jute mills, from Mohini mills, a unit of National Textile corporation, they came with their family members and participated in the rally with empty utensils as a symbol of their penury and starvation. Tea garden ...

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Break Aadhaar chains protest in Puducherry

On 12th January a protest was organised at Puducherry by CPI(ML), CPI, CPI(M), Dravidar Kalagam (DK), Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK), AIPF, Human rights and consumer protection council (HRCPS) and Meenavar Viduthalai Vengaikal to press the NDA Government for the withdrawal of much hated Aadhaar from linking to all services and ...

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COM. SUBELAL PASWAN & COM. SONDHARI JI

COM. SUBELAL PASWAN Com Subelal Paswan, aged 72, passed away on 7 December 2017. He hailed from Barhana Bhavani village in Badh Block. He was initially with the CPI but left the organization and became a member of the Party after the 1966 CPI (ML) agitation made a deep impression ...

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Instant Triple Talaq Bill: Hasty, Biased, Unjust

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill criminalising instant triple talaq is flawed, contradictory, and has been passed by the Lok Sabha without any consultation with the very women the Bill claims to protect. The Supreme Court judgement that held instant triple talaq to be unconstitutional did not ...

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Break Aadhaar Chains: Organise and Join Countrywide Protests On January 12, 2018

Aadhaar stands proven to be a tool of exclusion and of surveillance and violation of privacy by the government as well as by corporates. Everyday there are examples of the poor being deprived of their rights – food rations, healthcare, old age pensions, MNREGA work and wages, and education – ...

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Maharashtra Government Responsible For Violence Against Dalit-Bahujans Observing Bhima Koregaon Battle Anniversary

On January 1 every year, Dalits and Bahujans gather at Bhima Koregaon near Pune to commemorate the anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon Battle of 1818 in which the British Bombay Native Infantry, comprising mostly Mahar Dalit soldiers, defeated the Peshwa army. This date is revered by the Dalits as a ...

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Left Protest against Violence on Dalits and Minorities in Bihar

Left Protest against Violence on Dalits and Minorities in Bihar

In keeping with the decision taken during the state level convention held on 6 December on the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition and Mahaparinirvan Diwas of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, a statewide protest day was observed in Bihar on 20 December against Communal fascist violence and the increasing attacks on ...

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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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