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Comrade Srilata Swaminathan (29.04.1944 – 05.02.2017)

Comrade Srilata Swaminathan (29.04.1944 – 05.02.2017)

An Inspiring Revolutionary Journey Veteran CPIML leader Comrade Srilata Swaminathan passed away in Udaipur (Rajasthan) in the early morning of 5 February. She was 74. Comrade Srilata had suffered a brain stroke on 28th January night and was rushed to a hospital in Udaipur where she breathed her last following ...

Anti-Note Ban Campaign in Different States

BIHAR Insaf Manch, Jan Sanskriti Manch, and AISA jointly organized a seminar in Muzaffarpur on the topic “Note Ban: A Surgical Strike on the People”. The seminar was addressed by noted professors, intellectuals, activists, social thinkers, lawyers, film-makers and others. The speakers pointed out the distress to the poor and ...

Sankalp Sabha in Saharsa

Two persons from the Ravidas caste were recently murdered by feudal criminals belonging to the Rajput caste in Purikh, Saharsa district with the intent of grabbing their land in Chamarkhala. A Resolve for Unity meeting (Sankalp Sabha) was organized against this on 22 January 2017 in Purikh. The meeting, attended ...

Protest Meeting in Arariya

The Lal Maidan at Arariya overflowed with people on 29 January 2017 during a meeting held to remember martyrs Com. Satyanarayan Yadav and Com. Kamleshwari Rishidev and to protest against their killings. Speaking at the meeting, CPI (ML) General Secretary Com. Dipankar Bhattacharya pledged that their deaths would not go ...

AIPWA Team Visits Bhangar

On 24th January, an AIPWA Fact Finding team went to Bhangar to talk with the women residing in the villages. The village roads were deserted, as many people chose to stay at home. The brick and tree log barricade were still there in the village, but some of the leaders ...

Adhikar Rally in Patna on 19 February

The CPI (ML) is organizing an Adhikar (Rights) Rally in Patna on 19 February 2017 which will see participation from various districts across the State. The governments of “social justice” in Bihar and “Achhe Din” at the Centre have both brought nothing but distress and destruction upon the people. While ...

Budget 2017 and Deepening of the Demonetization Disaster

This year the annual budget was tabled on the first and not the customary last day of February. This was also the first time when the railway budget was stripped of its separate existence and appended to the general budget almost as a passing footnote. Most importantly this was a ...

OBITUARY Red Salute to Com. Chatra Bhai

CPI (ML) senior leader and Udaipur district committee member Com Chatra Bhai, aged 65, passed away on 26 December 2016. He was consistently engaged in struggles on workers’ issues, farmers and adivasis in the Sarada region. From a young age he had been at the forefront of workers’ struggles in ...

13th Anniversary of Markachho Firing

More than one thousand people participated in a people’s awareness rally at the Markachho block headquarters in Koderma district on 22 January 2017 to mark the 13th anniversary of the Markachho firing in 2003 during which Mahesh Singh, Ashok Yadav, and Ratan Baranwal were martyred. The wives, children and families ...

Party Workers Convention in Patna

The CPI (ML) units of Patna district and Patna city jointly held a convention for party workers at the IMA Hall on 20 January 2017. Speaking at the convention Party General Secretary Com Dipankar Bhattacharya said that the poor of Bihar and of the entire country are bearing the brunt ...

Joint Left Convention in Assam

Left and Democratic Parties in Assam organised a Joint Convention on 18th January at Rabindra Bhawan, Guwahati against forcible eviction of people and issues with the process of registering Assam’s people under the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Left and Democratic Manch (LDM) comprising of eleven left and democratic parties ...

CPI (ML)’s anti-Demonetization Pol Khol Halla Bol March in Karnal

A Sangharsh March was organized at Karnal on 28 January 2017 as part of the Pol Khol Halla Bol campaign. The march started from Mahatma Gandhi Chowk and culminated in a meeting at the Secretariat gates, after which the PM’s effigy was burnt. Addressing the meeting, Haryana Party in-charge and ...

Survey and Discussions on Note Ban in Mumbai

CPI (ML) organized a campaign in Mumbai to gather people’s opinion on demonetization. This survey was conducted in Mira Road, Matunga, workers’ colonies in Grant Road, Sandhurst Road and a slum area in Vile Parle. The question asked in this campaign was ‘Do you think that due to demonetization, common ...

Farmers’ Struggle Against Land Grab in Jharkhand

The BJP government led by Raghuvar Das in Jharkhand has unleashed several policies to grab land, water, and forests of Jharkhand to hand over to corporate companies. These include amendments in the CNT-SPT Act, implementation of faulty domicile policy, and also using the excuse of “wrong land records” to snatch ...

Protest at Bihar Bhavan For Justice For Dika

On 27 January, students from JNU, DU and Jamia Millia Islamia under the banner of AISA and AIPWA held a protest at Bihar Bhavan in Chanakyapuri against the brutal rape and murder of Dika Kumari, a 16 year Dalit student in Hajipur, Bihar. The protestors were also joined by AIPWA ...

Dika-Rohith Memorial Meetings in Bihar

Memorial meetings to pay tribute to Dika Kumari and Rohith Vemula were organized across Bihar jointly by the CPI (ML), AIPWA, AISA, and RYA on 26 January, Republic Day. The meeting in capital Patna was held at Ambedkar Park, Lohanipur. Children were present in large numbers. The speakers included Com. ...

The Beginning of the Trump Presidency: Implications for the US and the World

In less than two weeks after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, the American political scene is in complete upheaval. While Trump is rapidly and dangerously changing policy and the focus of the Presidency, there have been protests across the United States and the ...