Third National Conference of All India Kisan Mahasabha

The third National Conference of the All India Kisan Mahasabha was held on 9-10 June 2017 in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh town (named Birsa Nagar after the great Birsa Munda for the occasion) in the Town Hall (named Mahendra Singh Sabhagar after Comrade Mahendra Singh). 464 delegates and 30 guests and observers ...

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Nationwide Protests against Arrest of Lucknow University Students

On 7 June, black flags were shown to UP CM Yogi Adityanath by students in Lucknow University. The students were protesting the UP government’s inaction and complicity in the Saharanpur anti-Dalit carnage, increasing assaults on women, attacks on minorities, undeclared moratorium on jobs, crackdown on livelihood and employment opportunities through ...

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Historic Jan Sabha in Ramnagar, West Champaran

On the 100th anniversary of the Champaran Satyagraha, CPI (ML), AIARLA and All India Kisan Mahasabha have been undertaking the campaign for land rights satyagraha throughout Bihar. As a part of this campaign, a historic Jan Sabha was organised in Ramnagar in West Champaran on 31 May 2017. This Jan ...

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Jan Prativaad Sabha and Gherao in Garhwa

A Jan Prativaad (People’s Protest) Sabha was organised on 27 May 2017 in the grounds of Rajakiya Madhya Vidyalaya in Bisnupur block of Garhwa, Jharkhand. Prior to the protest, the party had undertaken a massive campaign to mobilise people against- (i) the conspiracy to lynch people through mobs by terming ...

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More Victories for the ‘School on Streets’ Campaign in Phase III

As part of the phase three of the ongoing School on Streets (Sadak pe School) campaign, school classes were organized on the streets of Narayanpur Bazaar on the Ara- Arwal main road on June 1. Hundreds of students along with parents and youth participated in this school. Later, addressing the ...

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Fake Encounter of a Tribal in Jharkhand

On 9th June, the martyrdom day of Birsa Munda, an innocent tribal youth Motilal Baske was murdered in a false police encounter in Tarai Dholkatta in Parasnath, Jharkhand. CPI (ML) demands a judicial investigation of this encounter and the prosecution of the guilty police officers. The Raghuvar Das government must ...

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Movement against Liquor Mafia Faces State Repression in Uttarakhand

An anti-liquor movement is becoming more widespread in the hills of Uttarakhand. While the administration insistent on getting the liquour shops open and the liquor sellers are trying to portray that the movement is remaining in only a few places, the fact is in Garhwal itself, the anti-liquor movement is ...

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Student-Youth Activists Began Indefinite Hunger Strike in Bihar

Protesting against the massive scale of corruption in the Bihar intermediate education, eight left wing student and youth activists have begun an indefinite hunger strike in Patna. The 8 activists belong to AISA, SFI, AISF, AIDSO, AIYF, RYA, DYFI and AIDYO. The main demands of the hunger strike are: i. ...

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Surendra Nath Muduli

Com. Surendra Nath Muduli, an eminent educationist, a left leader, lawyer, trade union leader, human rights activist and the editor of Odia progressive weekly ‘Janbadi’ passed away on 2 June 2017 in Bhubaneswar at the age of 82 years. Com. Surendra Nath Muduli worked immensely for the development of the ...

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Atrocities on Poor in Name of Liquor Ban in Bihar

The people of Bihar wanted to be rid of the liquor industry and the menace of alcoholism in the state. However, the liquor-ban legislation in its current state has begun to reveal its true shape. It is being used to exploit the poor and the Dalits in Bihar. The legislation ...

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Workers’ Protest in Ranchi

Workers’ Protest in Ranchi

All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) held a protest at the Jharkhand Labour office in Ranchi on 30 May 2017, protesting against the pro-corporate changes in the labour law and highlighting several demands including equal pay for equal work and guarantee of minimum wage of Rs 18000 to ...

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Protest Against Thermal Power Project in Koderma

The village of Koriyaba in the Jaynagar block of Koderma district in Jharkhand has seen a spirited protest since 30 May 2017, against the construction of a flyash pond by the Banjhedih Thermal Power Plant. The villagers in this area have been opposing the proposed flyash pond for a long ...

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Protest in Koderma Against Attack on Bhubaneshwar Paswan

Protest in Koderma Against Attack on Bhubaneshwar Paswan

On 27 May 2017, CPI(ML) organized a protest demanding the arrest of BJP leader Surendra Yadav, who is accused of attacking CPI(ML) leader Bhubaneshwar Paswan. Yadav, who is the mukhiya of the Hiradih panchayat, is a known feudal element in the region. Bhubaneshwar Paswan, a resident of Rebhanadih village in ...

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Fuedal Violence in Palamu

Emboldened by the growing assertion of feudal forces in Uttar Pradesh with the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as chief minister, incidents of feudal violence are on the rise in Jharkhand too. On 10 May, there was a small altercation happened between a Dalit boy (from the Paswan caste) and a ...

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AISA Activists Arrested in Allahabad

AISA Activists Arrested in Allahabad

Yogi Adityanath could not put up with AISA’s peaceful protest demonstration in Allahabad when he visited the city on 4 June. AISA activists- including State Sec. Sunil Maurya, Allahabad University office bearers Shakti Rajwar, Ranvijay Vidrohi, ex-AUSU Vice President Shalu Yadav, Amisha Anand, Rashmi Singh, Shivani Jaiswal, Devesh Mishra, Srijan, ...

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CPI(ML) Condemns Killing of Striking Farmers in MP

The CPI(ML) condemns the government of Madhya Pradesh for killing five agitating farmers and injuring many in Mandsaur district on 6 June 2017. The farmers are agitating in all parts of the country and they are on a historical strike in MP and Maharashtra for the last one week demanding ...

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CBI Raid on NDTV is Vindictive

The CBI raid on the NDTV offices and home of the promoters, without even a preliminary enquiry, smacks of a vindictive attempt to intimidate the media. It is reminiscent of the midnight knocks of the Emergency. The CPIML condemns such attempts by the Central Government to single out and punish ...

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Left Protest in Delhi Against Saharanpur Violence

Left parties organized a protest sit-in at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on 5 June 2017, after one month of inaction in booking the perpetrators of atrocities on dalits in Saharanpur. The parties condemned the Yogi government in UP for its complicity in protecting the upper caste attackers and submitted ...

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Protest in Bangalore against Restrictions on Cattle Trade

Protesting the BJP government’s anti-people restrictions on cattle trade and on people’s right to choose food of their will and choice, CPI(ML) along with several organizations (including SDPI, New Socialist Alternative, Anti-Imperialist Movement and Karnataka Tamil Makkal Iyakkam) held a demonstration in Bangalore Town Hall on 2 June 2017. Around ...

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Their Design of ‘Rule by Fear’ versus Our Right to ‘Freedom from Fear’

An economy in deep crisis and a government on a rampage. Modern history will tell us that this dangerous combination often presaged a definitive eclipse of democracy in many countries. India 2017 is faced with precisely such an ominous juncture. The GDP growth rate, the statistic that is most often ...

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