15th Martyrdom Anniversary of Com. Laldhan Mahto Observed in Bagodar

Com Laldhan Mahto was shot to death in cold blood in his village Ghaghri on 4 April 2002 by the police during the Giridih bandh to protest against the police Raj and pro-corporate policies which the BJP government had been imposing on the State ever since its inception in 2000. ...

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Jansunwai in Patna on Bagmati Dam & Embankment Issue

The Bagmati Sangharsh Morcha organized a Jansunwai (people’s hearing) in Patna on 29 March 2017 as part of the ongoing issue on putting a stop to the embankment construction on the river Bagmati and the constitution of a review committee to review the project. Several people including well-known river expert ...

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Statement on Srinagar By-poll

Indian Governments often like to claim Kashmiri participation in elections as a vote of confidence for India’s Kashmir policy and for Indian democracy. By the same yardstick, the abysmally low 7% vote in the Srinagar bypoll must be seen –in continuation of last year’s civilian resistance – as a decisive ...

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Statement on Chemical Attack in Syria and US Military Intervention

The chemical bombing of civilians in the Syrian town Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April 2017 is a heinous war crime. The perpetrators of this grave crime must be identified and prosecuted by a credible probe. If the civil war situation inside Syria makes a credible internal probe difficult, an international ...

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Reassert Dr Ambedkar’s Vision For India

As we approach the 126th Birth Anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, we can see how Dr Ambedkar’s call to ‘Educate, Agitate, Organise!’ is under an all-round attack by the Modi-led Central Government and other State Governments, which are instead replacing that call with the motto of ‘Exclude, Alienate, Oppress.’ At ...

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OBITUARY : Com. Ashok Swain

Com Ashok Swain joined CPI(ML) in 2012, before which he was with the CPI. He belonged to Patpur village in Puri district. He was the Secretary of AIYF Puri unit in 1986-87 and became a member of Puri district council of CPI in 2000. He was also a state council ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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