ML Update

AIPF Seminar in Mysore

AIPF Karnataka organized a Seminar on “UP elections-2017 & its Implications” on March 20 at Mysore. Prof Muzaffar Assadi, from University of Mysore, said that the UP elections were fought by BJP for benefitting the corporates by strengthening the forces of communalism and caste politics. However, such designs did not ...

Film Screening by AIPF in Tamil Nadu

All India People’s Forum (AIPF) on 19 March screened Kakkoos, (Toilet) a powerful Tamil documentary film on manual scavenging in Tamil Nadu, directed by Divya. The screening took place in Chennai at the Madras Reporters Guild. Though the film was released on 26 February 2017, and immediately received much acclaim ...

Against Ash Pond Pollution in Koderma

Protests against construction of the Banjhodih Thermal Power Plant’s Ash Pond are on by the people of the 32 affected villages in Koderma district. The people’s demand is that the ash pond should either be constructed at a distance of 600m from the village to protect the crops and people ...

Protest on Anniversary of Com. Gangaram Kol’s Martyrdom

On the fourth anniversary of Com. Gangaram Kol’s martyrdom, CPI(ML) and Asom Sangrami Chah Shramik Sangh organised a massive protest at Guwahati on 25th March which was the culmination of a campaign against inactiveness of CBI in enquiring the case and failure of BJP Govt in arresting the killers of ...

6th AIPWA Jharkhand State Conference

AIPWA held its 6th Jharkhand State conference on 18 March 2017 in the Srilata Swaminathan Hall (Town Hall) at Chinta Singh Nagar (Giridih) with slogans resonating against the anti-women policies of the Modi and Raghuvar governments. Inaugurating the conference AIPWA General Secretary Meena Tiwari said that the footfalls of the ...

Protests Over Bhangar Land Acquisition Continues

In the 50th year of Naxalbari Uprising, West Bengal is now witnessing a peasant movement at the rural areas of Bhangar near Kolkata. The peasants are up in struggle against the forceful acquisition of thirteen acres of fertile agricultural land for a power grid project of 400KV. The students of ...

CPI(ML) Condemns Racist Mob Attack on Students from African Nations in Greater Noida

The CPIML condemns the racist mob attack on students from Nigeria and other African nations in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh on 27 March 2017. The attack followed racist rumours accusing Nigerians of ‘cannibalism’ following the disappearance of Indian students. Eventually the Indian student was found suffering from a drug overdose ...

CPI(ML) Condemns the Heinous Killing of Farook

The CPIML condemns the heinous killing of Farook, a rationalist and atheist, by Muslim fundamentalists in Coimbatore. This killing comes as the latest in the spate of attacks and murders of rationalists in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. In India, Hindutva fundamentalist forces killed rationalists Narendra Dabholkar, Prof Kalburgi and Comrade ...

Anonymity of political funding has been digitalized in digital India with “Electoral Bonds”

With intention to window-dress this apparent pro-corporate decision the limit of anonymous cash donations to political parties has been reduced from Rs 20,000 to Rs 2,000 by amending Income-Tax Act by Finance Bill, 2017. This lowering of the limit, without putting a cap on the total amount of anonymous cash ...

Condemn Doing Away of Transparency for Corporate Funding of Political Parties Through Finance Bill, 2017

The counting process of banned notes deposited during demonetization seems to be an endless exercise with the RBI still refusing to spell out the numbers but not so with corporate funding of political parties where companies now do not need to count how much share of profits they are giving ...

Anti-Romeo Squads Are An Attack On Women’s Safety

A cursory reading of the state-wise data released last year by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) will reveal that not only does Uttar Pradesh lead national crime statistics in most categories of crime, but that its disposal rates are inversely proportional to given crime rates. This is revealing for ...

Protest in Salem demanding Rohith Act and Probe In Death of JNU student Muthukrishnan

A protest was jointly called by AISA, RYA, AISF and AIYF in JNU student Muthukrishnan’s home district Salem, Tamil Nadu against the systematic alienation of un-privileged students from higher education and denial of equal opportunity to them. The students and youth who joined the protest also demanded Rohith Act, and ...

Dharna on the Issue of Farmer’s Suicide in Rajasthan

Driven to despair by the burden of bank loans and the constant pressure from bank officials, Nagarmal Meghwal, a farmer from Sonthli village in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, committed suicide on February 20. Farmers sat on dharna in front of the State Hospital at Gudha Gorji for 3 days, and ...

Rally in East Godavari Against Fake Tribal Certificates to Non Tribals

A rally was organized by CPI (ML) unit in East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh to protest against the abuse of Tribal certificates in the area of Rampachodavaram. The Mandal Revenue Officers and other concerned authorities have issuing fake tribal identity certificates for Non-tribals and thereby denying the tribal students ...

Baghmati Dam Construction Stayed Under People’s Pressure

Thousands of workers, farmers, and common citizens blocked the NH 57 at Benibad (Muzaffarpur) and NH 50 at Vishupur (Darbhanga) on 9 March 2017 on the issue of stopping work on the destructive Baghmati dam construction, responding to a call by the CPI (ML) and the ‘Chaas Vaas Jeevan Bachao-Baghmati ...

Reliance Jio Workers Protest in Jaipur

As per the decision taken earlier, hundreds of JIO workers protested on March 19 in front of the Reliance JIO Jaipur office situated at VKI Road No. 12 against the illegal retrenchment of several workers over the past one year, especially after the successful launch of Reliance JIO. The retrenched ...

Bihar State Local Bodies Workers Association 10th State Conference

The Bihar Rajya Sthaniya Nikaaya Karmachari Mahasangh held its 10th State conference on 25-26 February 2017 in the Niren Hari auditorium at Swapan Mukherji Nagar, Raksaul. The conference began with a rally from the railway station in which delegates, guests and local sanitation workers including 100 women and their family ...

Protest Against Land Grab in Guntur District

A protest rally and dharna of poor peasants under the leadership of CPI (ML) was organized on 20 March in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. The rally and dharna were in protest against land grab by the henchmen of TDP MLA from  Vinukonda constituency. The protest was registered outside the ...

Bihar Land Rights Satyagraha to mark Champaran Satyagraha Centenary

CPI (ML) State Secretary, Com. Kunal, AIARLA National General Secretary Com. Dhirendra Jha and Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Mahasabha National General Secretary Com. Rajaram Singh have issued a joint statement to say that these three organizations will hold a state-wide land rights week from 25-31 March 2017 to mark the Champaran ...