Protests in Chhattisgarh against Cutting of Minimum Wages

On 1 April, the government of Chhattisgarh had raised the minimum wage however, it was reduced by Rs. 50 on 1 May under pressure from capitalists. A joint dharna was held by the trade unions on 19 May 2017 at Budhatalab, Raipur against the Chhattisgarh Government’s measure cutting the minimum ...

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Indefinite Hunger Strike Against Victimization of PRICOL Workers

Indefinite Hunger Strike Against Victimization of PRICOL Workers

PRICOL workers are being penalized for the ‘crime’ of showing solidarity with Tamil Nadu’s crisis-ridden farmers! Workers of PRICOL Limited went on a one-day strike on 25.04.2017 as a part of the call given by all Central Trade Unions in solidarity with the fighting farmers of Tamil Nadu in the ...

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Land Rights Satyagraha in Bhagalpur

The CPI (ML) organized a Satyagraha in front of the Jagdishpur Block headquarters in Bhagalpur on 9 May 2017 under the Land Rights Satyagraha with the landless poor calling for their land rights and resolving to fight for them. Earlier, hundreds of landless poor had taken out a rally from ...

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13th Martyrdom Anniversary of Com. Rameshwar Ravidas

13th Anniversary of Rameswar Ravidas The 13th martyrdom anniversary of Com. Rameshwar Ravidas was observed on 18 June 2017 at village Surunga in Baliyapur Block, Dhanbad district. The memorial meeting at Surunga began with garlanding and tributes at Com Rameshwar’s life-size statue at the memorial site. Com Rameshwar was a ...

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A seminar on emergency in Karnal

A seminar on emergency was organised on 25 June in CPI (ML) party office in Karnal, Haryana. The chief speaker was CPI (ML) state in charge and the National Vice President of All India Kisan Mahasabha, Com. Prem Singh Gehlawat. The seminar was chaired by Com. Om Prakash Arya and ...

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National Convention of Workers to be held on August 8, 2017

A joint meeting of Central Trade Unions including- AICCTU, AITUC, AIUTUC, CITU, HMS, INTUC, LPF, SEWA, TUCC and UTUC, was held on 2 June 2017 in Delhi. The trade unions attending the meeting expressed serious concern regarding the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the BJP led Central government. The policies ...

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National Protest Day Against Mandsaur Firing

(More reports from the states) The 3rd Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Mahasabha National Conference, standing in solidarity with farmers’ struggles in various States, had called for a countrywide protest day to be observed on 15 June 2017 against the Mandsaur firing. Three main demands were raised on this Protest Day: 1. ...

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Citizens Protest in Patna Against Undeclared Emergency

Citizens Protest in Patna Against Undeclared Emergency

Citizens marched in Patna on 25 June 2017 against the Modi government’s attempts to impose an undeclared emergency in the country. Leaders and activists of various organizations gathered at Kargil Chowk (Gandhi Maidan) and resolved to protect the constitution and democracy against autocracy. A march to save democracy and the ...

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Presidential Election 2017: Save The Highest Constitutional Post From RSS Ideology

The stage is now set for choosing a new occupant for the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Before declaring its candidate, senior BJP leaders and members of the Modi cabinet Rajnath Singh and Venkaiah Naidu visited the offices of the Congress and even the CPI(M) to appeal for a consensus. All that the ...

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Justice For Zafar: Freedom From Bullying

Justice For Zafar: Freedom From Bullying

Mohammad Akhlaque, Majlum Ansari, Imteyaz Khan, Pehlu Khan, Sheikh Naim, Mohammad Halim, Mohammad Sajjad, Uttam Verma, Ganesh Gupta and now Zafar Hussein. Yet another horrific case of mob lynching, the second successive incident in Vasundhara Raje’s Rajasthan in last three months. The previous cases of lynching in UP, Jharkhand or ...

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CPI(ML) General Secretary Visits Pratapgarh

CPI(ML) General Secretary Visits Pratapgarh

On 19th June, CPI(ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya along with CPI(ML) Politburo member Prabhat Kumar and Rajasthan State Secretary Mahendra Choudhury and Udaipur District secretary Chandradeo Ola and other Left leaders including veteran CPI leader and former MLA Com. Meghraj Tabad and Udaipur district secretary of CPI(M) Com. Mohanji Khokhawat ...

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Countrywide Protests Against Comrade Zafar’s Lynching

Countrywide Protests Against Comrade Zafar’s Lynching

Responding to a call by the CPIML Central Committee as well as the All India Construction Workers’ Federation and AICCTU, protests were held all over the country to demand justice for Comrade Zafar, and to demand an end to mob lynching on various pretexts and tactics of public shaming and ...

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Nationwide Protests against Firing on Farmers in Mandsaur

Nationwide Protests against Firing on Farmers in Mandsaur

The Akhil Bhartiya Kisan Mahasabha (AIKM) called for nationwide protests on 15 June against the firing on farmers in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh that led to the death of 6 farmers while several others were severely injured. The farmers had been protesting against the governmental apathy to the deteriorating conditions of ...

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AISA Protest against Scrapping of Biannual NET

It was through the notification published by CBSE dated 6th June that the students got to know that the upcoming NET exam will be held on 19 November 2017, which means the NET exam scheduled for July 2017 is being effectively skipped. It has been also reported in newspapers that ...

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Charges against AISA activists in Garhwal for Anti-Liquor Protests

Since the day the Supreme Court ordered that liquor shops be shifted at least 500 metres away from highways, a state-wide anti-liquor movement has intensified in Uttarakhand. For a long time, women in Uttarakhand have been conducting a movement against state-encouraged alcoholism. However, instead from responding to the demands of ...

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Bihar Bandh to Protest against the Rigging in the Inter Exam Results

The left student and youth organisations in Bihar including AISA, AISF, SFI, AIDSO, RYA, AIYF, DYFI and AIYO called for Bihar Bandh on June 8 to protest against the massive rigging in the results of the Inter-Exam in the state. The effect of the Bandh was felt throughout the state. ...

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Farmers’ suicides in Uttarakhand and Jharkhand

Protest against Farmer Killing in MP & Farmer Suicide in Uttarakhand, 15 June 2017 The Akhil Bhartiya Kisan Mahasabha has held the Uttarakhand state government responsible for the suicide for Surendra Singh, a farmer from Doldungri village of Berinag block in Uttarakhand. The Kisan Mahasabha state President Com. Purshottam Sharma ...

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Protest against Police Inaction in case of Sexual Assault of a Tribal Woman

On May 2, 2017 a senior district coordinator tried to molest and assault a young tribal woman working as block coordinator in the PHED department in Ramgarh district. The woman managed to escape and filed an FIR against him in the local women’s thana. However, the police tried to suppress ...

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Beat back the Sangh-BJP Fascist Offensive: Avenge the Killing of Agitating Farmers in Mandsaur

Beat back the Sangh-BJP Fascist Offensive: Avenge the Killing of Agitating Farmers in Mandsaur

However much the killing of six farmers in police firing at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh may have shocked and enraged the entire country, the BJP could not be any less bothered. The Shivraj Singh Chauhan government first tried to dispute if the bullets were fired by the police. Then we ...

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On The UK Elections

The UK snap elections held on 8 June have ended dramatically in a hung parliament. The ruling Conservative Party lost its majority and the far-right UK Independence Party stood virtually decimated as the Labour Party led by veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn surged ahead with a vote share of 40% (an ...

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