Paddy Purchase Day Observed by Kisan Mahasabha

Paddy Purchase Day Observed by Kisan Mahasabha

The martyrdom anniversary of Com. Mahendra Singh on 16 January 2018 was observed in Bihar by the All India Kisan Mahaabha as ‘Dhan Kharido Diwas’ (Paddy Purchase Day) and dharna protests, marches and meetings by farmers were held at various Block Headquarters across the State. The Bihar government has announced ...

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Countrywide Strike by Scheme Workers

Countrywide Strike by Scheme Workers

A strike by all scheme workers including- ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers, mid-day meal workers and others was called by 10 Central Trade Unions – AICCTU, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTU, TUCC, SEWA, LPF and UTUC. On 17 January, nearly sixty lakh scheme workers came out on streets in demonstrations, rallies ...

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AISA’s OCCUPY DU Metro Station Protest

AISA’s OCCUPY DU Metro Station Protest

Demand Immediate Roll Back of Metro Fare Hike and Students’ Concessional Metro Pass On 18 January, AISA called for ‘Occupy Vishwavidyalaya’ protest demanding- (i) Immediately roll back the metro fare hike; (ii) Provision of metro concessional passes to all students of DU; and (iii) Increase the frequency of DTC buses and ...

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AICCTU Conference in Sitarganj

The first conference of AICCTU Sitarganj unit in Uttarakhand was held on 21 January 2018 at Ambedkar Foundation. The conference started with a juloos in which several participants walked through the city holding bright red flags with images of hammer and sickle. The juloos was led by district AICCTU President ...

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AICCTU-AIPWF protest in Mangalore

Successful protest by AICCTU – AIPWF (All India Port Workers Federation) organized a protest on 17 January 2018. The protest was held defying police and Port authorities, who refused permission for the protest. Protesters shouted slogans in front of gates of New Mangalore Port Trust and held a public meeting ...

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Protests for Land, Employment and Livelihood Issues in Jharkhand

A people’s demonstration on issues faced by the rural poor was held under the leadership of the CPI(ML) Ranchi district committee at Chanho Block on 22 December 2017. Despite proper notice being given to the officials, the BDO declared the protest demonstration illegal and ordered the venue to be vacated, ...

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Trade Unions Protest Anti-labour Legislation in Puducherry

The union territory government of Puducherry recently enacted a draconian Act “Loading and Unloading (Regulation of employment and Welfare) Act 2017” which criminalises loading and unloading workers. A huge protest demonstration, march and mass meeting was organised jointly by AICCTU, AITUC, INTUC, CITU, BMS, STU in front of the legislative ...

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Is the Government Influencing the Judiciary? Constitution and Democracy in Danger

The unprecedented Press Conference by four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court has exposed a grave constitutional crisis. The four judges felt compelled to alert the citizens of the country that the key constitutional principle of the judiciary’s independence from the executive might be compromised. In other words, they suggested ...

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Public Meeting On Judge Loya’s Death

Public Meeting On Judge Loya’s Death

The All India People’s Forum (AIPF) held a public meeting on January 15 at Delhi on the ‘Suspicious Death of a Judge: Implications for Democracy’, in which questions around the death of Judge Loya were raised. The meeting was attended by several hundred people. Gautam Mody of NTUI introduced the ...

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Protests Against Attack on Dalits At Bhima Koregaon

Protests Against Attack on Dalits At Bhima Koregaon

On 1 January 2018, thousands of Dalits and Bahujans had gathered at Bhima Koregaon near Pune to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon Battle of 1818 in which the British Bombay Native Infantry, comprising mostly Mahar Dalit soldiers, defeated the Peshwa army. Shockingly, the Dalits and Bahujans who ...

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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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