ML Update

One Year After Rohith Vemula:

Social Discrimination, Violence and Political Witch-Hunt Still Stalk Educational Institutions In January 2016, a promising and socially committed young scientist Rohith Vemula left us – with a cry of anguish and anger against a system that reduced the oppressed people to their ‘immediate identity.’ The Vice Chancellor and authorities of ...

Construction Workers Struggle Against Demonetization

On 9th January the Construction workers of Puducherry organized massive protest in front of Labour Commissioner’s office under the banner of AICWF demanding relief of Rs. 5000 to every construction worker from the Puducherry Construction workers welfare board. The other demands of the workers were: Budgetary allocation of 3% to ...

AICCTU Protests Against Factory Closures

On 13th December the workers of a closed factory, DXN Herbal Manufacturing India (P) Ltd., a manufacturer of food supplements, took out a protest. The management retrenched the entire work force in 2013 without paying the terminal dues. An Industrial dispute was pending before the labour Court. Now the erstwhile ...

Puducherry Diary: Against Eviction of Street Vendors

As soon as Kiran Bedi assumed office of the Lt. Governor of Puducherry she issued orders for eviction of street vendors in Puducherry and Karaikal towns in the name of beautification which if fact meant to further expand ‘only elite’ urban spaces in the union territory. This decision has invoked ...

Murder of a Girl Student in Vaishali

CPI(ML) central committee member and National General Secretary of AIPWA, Com. Meena Tiwari strongly condemned the brutal murder of a class ten student of Rajkiya Ambedkar Kanya Avaasiya Uchh Vidyalaya in Daulatpur in Vaishali district. She said that since there are suspicions that the girl may have been gangraped before ...

Chittaranjan Loco Workers’ Conference

The 2nd Conference of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) Railways employees Union was held at Chittaranjan on 18 December. The Conference resolved to build up the resistance against privatization of CLW and against 100% FDI in railways. The Conference hall was named after Com. Swapan Mukherjee, the departed AICCTU leader, and the ...

Campaign Against Demonetisation Continues

Seven Day Campaign In Odisha A seven days campaign was organised in Odisha on issues of demonetisation after 50 days. In Bhubaneswar, a rally went to PMG square where Mahendra Parida, City Committee Secretary of Bhubaneswar and Radhakant Sethy, State Committee Member, Amiya Panda of AIPF and others addressed the ...

Janmat Padyatra and Referendum on Note Ban in Delhi

91.6% Of People In Workers And Students’ Localities Vote Against Demonetisation A  3 day Janmat Padyatra on Note Ban starting in four different parts of the city was undertaken under the banners of CPI (ML), AISA, AIPWA, AICCTU and RYA. Since the day Note Ban was announced, the Prime and ...

Koshi-Seemanchal Bandh

To Protest Killings of Comrades Satyanarayan Singh Yadav, Kamleshwari Rishidev and Mahadalits in Saharsa The CPI(ML) organized a bandh in the Koshi-Seemanchal zone to protest the brutal killings of CPI(ML) district Secretary Com. Satyanarayan Singh Yadav and Com Kamleshwari Rishidev in Arariya by RJD-BJP backed goons and the brutal killing ...

Report on the Killings of CPI(ML) Leaders in Arariya

A CPI(ML) team comprising Comrades Dhirendra Jha, Rameshwar Prasad, Nawal Kishore and Jaynarayan Yadav visited the site of the killings in Rahariya village, Bhargama block in Araria district, where two CPI(ML) leaders, Comrade Satyanarayan Singh Yadav (Araria district secretary) and Comrade Kamleshwari Rishidev were brutally killed and several people have ...

All for a Roaring Rebuff to the Modi Regime in the Forthcoming Assembly Elections

The dates of Assembly elections for the poll-bound states of Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur have been announced. The BJP is trying its best to take undue advantage of its position as the ruling party at the Centre in these state elections. The entire demonetization exercise was timed ...

Left Parties To Jointly Fight Assembly Elections in Uttarakhand

Three Left parties—CPI, CPI(M) and CPI(ML) will jointly fight the coming Uttarakhand Assembly elections and will also run the election campaign jointly. The Left parties have declared that they will contest 25 Assembly seats. CPI will field candidates at Gangotri, Rudraprayag, Badrinath, Kotadwar, Dehradun Cantt., Mussoorie, Haridwar and Kashipur. CPI(M) ...

Anti-Demonetization Protests on it’s 50th day

Durg, Chhattisgarh CPI (ML), AICCTU and Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha jointly organized a dharna protest at the Durg Manas Bhavan on 30 December on the completion of 50 days of the disastrous demonetization and submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister through the Durg DM on the travails faced by people ...

Workers Killed In Mine Accident in Jharkhand

On 29 December at 7.10 pm, an open cast Rajmahal mining project in the Lal Matia coal mine of the Eastern Coalfields Ltd in Godda, Jharkhand, caved in, burying alive more than 100 mine workers 300 feet below the ground. At least 18 workers are reported killed and a large ...

Construction Workers’ International Meet in Kerala

The 10th Asia Pacific Regional meeting of the Trade Union of International Workers in the Building, Wood Building, Material and Allied Industries (UITBB) was held in Kerala on 10 December 2016. Representatives of construction workers from countries including Japan, Cypress, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and (through video conferencing) Pakistan attended the ...

Koderma Thermal Power Plant Workers’ Strike

Contract workers have been agitating since October 2016 for a 14 point charter of demands under the leadership of the Koderma (Banjhodih)Thermal Power Plant committee of the Jharkhand General Mazdoor Union. Over 500 contract workers are working in this plant. All of them are members of the contract workers’ union ...

Attack on Mahadalits in Saharsa, Bihar

A settlement of mahadalits and other extremely oppressed castes in Purushottampur village, Sattar Kataiya block, Saharsa district was attacked by BJP-supported dominant caste forces on 25 December in order to grab their land. Chano Ram was killed in the attack and his brother Vakil Ram is battling for life at ...

Two CPI(ML) Leaders Killed in Bihar

Attack on Mahadalits in Araria Goons enjoying political protection of the ruling government and the RJD party launched a murderous attack on the poor belonging to Musahar Dalit community in Rahariya village, Bhargama block in Araria district, killing two CPI (ML) leaders, Comrade Satyanarayan Prasad (Araria district secretary) and Comrade ...