Pricol Workers’ End Fast on Sixteenth Day

Pricol workers in Coimbatore went on a one day strike on 25 April 2017 in solidarity with the struggling peasantry of Tamilnadu. The management illegally invoked sections of the payment of wages act and deducted 8 days’ wages from more than 800 workers. Against this the union approached the state ...

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Basirhat Riots: Reject Hate, Strengthen Harmony

Basirhat Riots: Reject Hate, Strengthen Harmony

An offensive social media post triggering tension and violence is an unfortunate but fairly common occurrence in today’s India. But the story unfolding in and around the sleepy small town of Rudrapur in Baduria block near Basirhat and its ramifications for the whole of West Bengal go way beyond the ...

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OBITUARY : COM KISHORI SHAH

Com Kishori Shah, aged 58, was killed on 22 May 2017 in village Juhli (Thana Patahi, Eastern Champaran district, Bihar) He became a member of the Party in 2014 and was elected a member of the Chorouth Block committee member in 2016. He was murdered in a conspiracy by criminal ...

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Migrant Workers from Jharkhand Hold Meeting in Mumbai

In a praiseworthy effort to organize migrant workers from Jharkhand in Mumbai, a meeting was organized at Andheri, Mumbai on 18 June 2017. The meeting was addressed by former Jharkhand MLA and Central Committee member, Com. Vinod Singh, PB member Com. Shankar, and CPI (ML) Maharashtra Secretary Com Shyam Gohil ...

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Victory for Ara Jail Prisoners

Prisoners inside Ara Jail in Bhojpur district went on a hunger strike under the leadership of the CPI(ML) for their democratic and just rights. The administration had to bend under pressure from this struggle and after one day the Jail Superintendent met the protesters, spoke to them and promised to ...

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Construction Workers Demonstrate

Demanding uniform welfare schemes along with several other pending demands of the construction workers in Tamil Nadu, the All India Construction Workers Federation (AICFW) called for state-wide demonstrations on 9 June. Responding to this call, the construction workers’ unions held demonstrations in front of welfare board offices at Kanchipuram, Salem, ...

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Protest in Odisha against Insignificant Hike in MSP for Paddy

The Modi government recently played another cruel joke on the farmers by fixing the support price of paddy at 1550 per quintal, with a disappointingly marginal increase of only Rs. 80. A massive protest was called by CPI(ML) on 28 June against this declaration. AICCTU, AIKM and AIARLA also joined ...

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Bhagalpur AICCTU Resists Eviction in Name of ‘Smart City’

At the conclusion of AICCTU’s May campaign against the government conspiracy to evict the poor in the name of making Bhagalpur a ‘Smart City’, Jugad vehicle drivers and workers held an angry protest in front of the Bhagalpur Collectorate on 31 May 2017. Hundreds of Jugad vehicle drivers from the ...

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Kisan Mahasabha Protest against Farmers’ Suicides in Jharkhand

The CPI (ML) and All India Kisan Mahasabha took out a protest march in Ranchi on 16 June 2017 against the suicide of two farmers within one week in village Pithoriya, (Kanke, Ranchi district), and for loan waivers of Jharkhand farmers and compensation to the victims’ families. The march started ...

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Tea Workers’ Rally in Siliguri

Tea Workers’ Rally in Siliguri

On 4 July 2017, tea workers held a rally from Bagdogra Airport area demanding declaration of minimum wages, monetisation of ration subsidies, patta for homestead land in each labour line within the garden, opening of closed and abandoned tea gardens and justice for the victims of police atrocities during the ...

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Rajasthan Govt’s Attempts to Misguide on Murder of Com. Zafar

While Com. Zafar sacrificed his life exposing the ugly face of PM Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign, the Rajasthan government is trying to misguide the masses regarding the murder of Com. Zafar. On the basis of the post mortem report, the Rajasthan Chief Minister, police and government are trying to claim ...

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March for Justice to Com. Zafar Held in Pratapgarh

March for Justice to Com. Zafar Held in Pratapgarh

A march for Justice for Martyred Comrade Zafar was taken out in Pratapgarh on 3 July 2017 in which 1500-2000 workers, farmers, Katchi Basti residents and justice-loving citizens participated. The march started from Gandhi Chowraya at 12 noon, proceeded through the main roads, Main Market, Lohar Galli, Krishi Mandi Road, ...

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Attack by BJP-Supported Goons on AIPWA and CPI(ML) Leader Comrade Jeera Bharti

Attack by BJP-Supported Goons on AIPWA and CPI(ML) Leader Comrade Jeera Bharti

New Delhi 4 July 2017 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 from oppressed castes – for their wages, ...

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‘Not in My Name’: Countrywide Protests

‘Not in My Name’: Countrywide Protests

Common citizens, intellectuals, film-makers, and journalists turned out in large numbers across the country on 28 June 2017 to protest against the spate of mob lynchings going on in the country under the campaign banner ‘Not in My Name’ and huge numbers of people have expressed their outrage through this ...

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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 ...

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GST: Another Recipe For Increased Inequality And Deeper Economic Crisis

GST: Another Recipe For Increased Inequality And Deeper Economic Crisis

The much-trumpeted Goods and Services Tax has come into effect since July 1. It has been on the anvil for more than a decade. In that sense it stands in total contrast to demonetization where ‘secrecy’ and ‘surprise’ (of course only for the common people and not for the well-connected ...

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‘Save Constitution-Save Democracy’ March in Darbhanga

A ‘Save Democracy – Save Constitution’ march was taken out in Darbhanga on 26 June, starting from Polo Maidan, traversing through IG Office, Collectorate, and Laheriyaserai Tower and coming back to culminate in a meeting at the Polo Maidan. The march was led by CPI(ML) activists and raised slogans against ...

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UP CM Adityanath Shown Black Flags in Darbhanga

UP Chief Minister Adityanath was shown black flags in Darbhanga by students who took out a march against attacks on students, dalits and minorities in UP. AISA and AISF protested in MLSM College by taking out a march with black bands tied on their foreheads. The march started from SM ...

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Hunger Strike for Housing to the Poor

CPIML-AIPWA Hunger Strike, Patna The CPI (ML) and AIPWA started a 2-day hunger strike in Gardanibagh for the following demands: A minimum of 20 acres out of the 185 acres of building land between Road No 1 and 40 in Gardanibagh (Patna) to be reserved for permanent settlement of the ...

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CPI(ML) Mahadharna in Lucknow Against Yogi Government

The Uttar Pradesh 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 polarization and attacks on ...

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