Obituary : Comrade Girija Ram!

Comrade Girija Ram, from the Nawada village of the Sahar block in Bhojpur, Bihar, passed away on 5 May 2017 at the age of 70 years in the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH). His lungs had stopped functioning. Before the special conference of the Party held in 1979, Comrade ...

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Defeat of Fascist Right-Wing Forces in France

Marine Le Pen, candidate of the fascist right-wing National Front (FN), was soundly defeated in the recently held Presidential elections in France. This defeat of rabid racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia by the people of France has to be welcomed. In the second round of the Presidential elections, Le Pen received ...

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AIKM’s 3rd Patna District Conference Held

The 3rd Patna district conference of the All India Kisan Mahasabha (AIKM) was held in Patna on 14 May 2017 at the Bharatpura High School premises in Dulhin Bazaar. The venue was renamed after martyred Comrade Rajeshwar Mochi and the meeting hall was renamed after one of the founders of ...

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2nd Block Conference of Bihar Midday Meal Workers Union Held

The 2nd Block-level conference of the Bihar Rasoiya Sangh (Midday Meal Workers’ Union) was held in Fatuha, highlighting the demands of recognition as government employees, following of the Supreme Court (SC) guidelines on equal pay for equal work and remuneration of Rs 18,000 per month. Inaugurating the conference, the union’s ...

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Protest against Custodial Death in Ranchi

CPI(ML) held a protest candle march from the Ranchi Party headquarters to the Albert Ekka square in Ranchi against the custodial death of Vikas Lakda, demanding enquiry and action against the accused police officers. CPI(ML) demanded that an FIR be lodged based on the statement of Vikas Lakda’s wife Preeti ...

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Honorarium Workers Conference in Patna

A one-day Conference on workers’ rights was organized on 4 May at the IMA Hall in Patna under the banner of the Bihar State Contract-Honorarium Niyojit Sewakarmi Samyukt Morcha. The issues discussed in the Conference included the following: ending the modern-day slavery in the form of contact-honorarium-outsourced-incentive system; regularization of ...

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Jugaad Drivers’ Strike in Bhagalpur

AICCTU and the Jugaad Drivers’ Union in Bhagalpur held a protest demonstration and satyagraha on 8 May 2017 against the stopping of permits and licenses for jugaad vehicles and against police harassment of drivers. Hundreds of drivers participated in this protest held at the Bhagalpur district Collectorate. AICCTU state secretary ...

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Women Students’ March in Garhwa

Women students of the Gurupat Primary Teachers’ Training College and the RKBS B.Ed. college in Garhwa, Jharkhand, held a protest march at the Garhwa district headquarters on 15 May 2017. Along with protesting against the cutting of funds for scholarships, the students raised several other demands. AISA leaders Divya Bharati, ...

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CPI(ML), AICCTU Protest in Puducherry

On 19 May, CPI(ML) and AICCTU organized a massive Dharna in front of the Legislative assembly of Puducherry UT against the theanti labour attitude of the Congress government led by Chief Minister Narayanasamy. More than hundred CPI(ML) and AICCTU activists and workers participated in the Dharna. The main demands of ...

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Kisan Mahasabha Dharna in Ranchi

The All India Kisan Mahasabha organized a dharna at the Raj Bhawan, Ranchi on 15 May 2017 in preparation for the 3rd AIKMS National Conference to be held on 9 and 10 June 2017 in Hazaribagh, for the rights of farmers, adivasis, dalits and Muslims over the ‘jal-jangal-jameen’ of Ranchi, ...

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‘School on the Streets’ Campaign in Bhojpur

In continuation with the ongoing campaign demanding the right to education, Revolutionary Youth Association (RYA) and the All India Students’ Association (AISA) held open schools on the streets of Bhojpur in Bihar. The main demands of this movement have been provision of adequate infrastructure, adequate number of trained teachers and ...

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Modi’s and Raje’s Deafening Silence Over Alwar Mob Lynching

Murderous attacks on Muslims by Hindutva mobs in the name of ‘cow protection’ – or other pretexts – have become grimly ‘normal’ in the past three years of Modi rule. A spate of statements by leaders of the BJP Government as well as a series of measures by BJP-led Governments ...

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Obituary

Com. Prayag Vishwakarma Comrade Prayag Vishwakarma breathed his last at 12.30 in the night of 18 April at the age of 50. Com Prayag joined the Party after his matriculation in 1983 and started participating in local struggles. Due to his involvement in anti-feudal peasant struggle he had about half ...

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Fishermen’s struggle in Guntur

The Fishermen of Seethanagaram village in Thadepalli Mandal of Guntur district are agitating against the government’s decision to force them to vacate the shore where they have been halting their boats for several years. They started their protest on April 18 and their agitation is being supported by the CPI ...

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Against CNT-SPT Amendments and Corruption in Panchayats

The CPI (ML) held a dharna at the Gumla Block HQ on 15 April 2017 on a 10-point charter of demands including roll back of amendments to the CNT-SPT Act and ending the rampant corruption at Panchayat and Block levels. Addressing the dharna District Secretary Gajendra Singh said that the ...

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False Cases Against Rasoiyas and Jalsahiyas in Godda

False cases have been registered against 12 named persons (many of them women) and 100 unnamed persons because they were protesting in front of the Collectorate for minimum wages and against corruption in the Education Department under the joint banners of Rasoiya-Sanyojika Sangh, Jalsahiya Jila Samiti, Home Guard Sangh, AIPWA, ...

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Dharna for Mine Workers Demands in Lohardaga

The CPI (ML) organized a march at Kisko Block headquarters in Lohardaga district on 29 March 2017 with a 9- point charter of demands. The march culminated as a dharna. The following demands were made through the dharna: strict implementation of safety rules in the Hindalco mines; legal action against ...

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Jharkhand Gramin Mazdoor Sabha Campaign

A Nukkad meeting was organized at Khairachatar under the banner of the Jharkhand Gramin Mazdoor Sabha to focus on the need to strengthen people’s power and defeat the criminal-politician-police. Recently a girl was raped in Harnad village in Kasmar block. When the matter gained prominence, the rapist was arrested but ...

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Cancellation of Ration Cards in Bhagalpur

Left parties staged a joint dharna in front of the Bhagalpur District headquarters against the cancellation of poor people’s ration cards and the rampant loot and corruption in the distribution of ration and kerosene. CPI (ML), CPI, and SUCI (C) activists participated in the dharna presided over by Comrades Mukesh ...

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AIKMS Campaign in Villupuram

A district level organising team of All India Kissan Maha Sabha (AIKMS) constituted in Villupuram decided to undertake a district wide propaganda campaign centring around peasants’ demands. As acute crisis engulfs the entire peasantry, several cases of suicides and shock deaths have also been reported in the district. There is ...

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