ML Update

Protest demands end to manual scavenging

Nearly 1500 people including College students, activists, BBMP Contract workers, BWSSB contract workers and others joined protest against the continued deaths of those involved in manual scavenging. The protestors demanded that manual scavenging should be immediately ended and also that the officers responsible for the death of people while engaged ...

TN Workers Demand Resignation of Palanichami Government

A very colourful rally with hundreds and hundreds of red flags, placards and banners was held in Chennai on January 31. The rally expressed its solidarity to the Free Pricol Two campaign. The rally demanded the government to withdraw the steep bus fare hike which was a part of the ...

Delhi Students Protest Metro Fare Hike

A Massive March to PMO was taken out on 8 February demanding the Prime Minister to intervene and Roll Back Metro Fare Hike. Students from various campuses of Delhi took part in it. It was after an hour of sloganeering and breaking of the first three row of barricades when ...

Com. Vasudev Tyagi and Com. Munnilal Rajbhar

In last few days, two senior comrades from Gazipur Com. Vasudev Tyagi and Com. Munnilal Rajbhar bid us adieu. Com. Vasudev Tyagi was a resident of Dulhanpur Thana region in Jakhaniya tehsil. He had participated in the freedom struggle and he was 90 years of age at the time of ...

Budget 2018: Adding ‘Modicare’ Fuel to the Fire of People’s Anger

The last full budget of the Modi government before the next Lok Sabha election was placed before Parliament on February 1. Like all previous budgets of Arun Jaitley, this one is also high on rhetoric and low on any meaningful allocation or policy direction towards solving any of the burning ...

CPI(ML) Rajasthan State Conference

A two-day Rajasthan State Conference of the CPI(ML) was held in Jaipur on 5-6 February 2018. The dais was named after Comrade Vikas Mahto and the Hall after Com. Srilata Swaminathan, while the city was named Zafar Nagar in memory of martyred Com. Zafar Khan from Pratapgarh. The Conference began ...

Historic Victory of Mangalore Port Workers’ Strike!

After a historic 9-day Strike by Mangalore Port Trust Workers, the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) agreed to instruct shipping companies to comply with labour laws on wages, welfare and other statutory requirements. 19 companies of stevedores, C&F agents and shipping companies agreed to all the demands of workers. Workers ...

Rail Chakka Jam Against Rail Budget’s Neglect of Pending Rail Projects in Mithilanchal

Protests were held against the neglect of long-pending rail projects in Mithilanchal and insufficient allocation of funds in the Union Budget 2018. On 5 February thousands of citizens under the banner of the CPI(ML) came out in Hayaghat (Darbhanga) and blocked rail traffic on the Samastipur-Darbhanga track. Janaki, Pataliputra Inter-City ...

Joint Trade Union Rally Against Anti-Worker Budget

On 1 February central trade unions in Bihar AITUC, AICCTU, CITU, INTUC, TUCC, AIUTUC, UTUC, AMU, along with many other organizations took out a rally against the anti-worker, anti-poor, pro-corporate Budget and burnt the effigies of PM Modi and FM Jaitley at Buddha Smriti Park, Patna. The central trade unions ...

United Left Central Panel For Patna University SU Election

The AISA and AISF have declared a United Left central panel list for the Patna University student union election at a Press Conference held in the Patna College on 6 February 2018. The list is as follows: President– Mitu Kumari (AISA, Patna Law College); General Secretary—Mukesh Kumar (AISF); Vice President—Anushka ...

AIPF Fact-Finding Team Report On Kasganj Communal Violence:

“Not A Hindu-Muslim Riot But A Political Communal Attack By RSS and BJP” A Fact-finding team of the AIPF comprising senior journalists and activists John Dayal and Kiran Shaheen, activist Leena Dabiru, AIPWA Secretary Kavita Krishnan, Kisan Mahasabha Vice-President Prem Singh Gehlawat (all of whom are members of the Central ...

Defeat the Kasganj Communal Conspiracy of BJP and RSS

The Sangh and BJP are stoking communal fires not only in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj, but all over the country using Kasganj as fodder. The communal, divisive campaign claims that Hindus were attacked by Muslims for raising the tricolour and shouting patriotic slogans, while Muslims waved Pakistani flags and shouted pro ...

Protests in Jharkhand against the Raghuvar Government

The entire Opposition organized protest marches and effigy burnings in all Districts of Jharkhand on 19 January 2018 against the Raghuvar government. The mobilization of the Left was remarkable in this impressive performance by the Opposition. The protest campaign of the Opposition was centred mainly on three points on which ...

Sanitation Workers Dharna in Nalanda

Biharsharif Municipal Corporation sanitation workers led by AICCTU and National Sanitation Workers Welfare Association (Rashtriya Safai Karmchari Kalyan Sangh) ended their indefinite dharna after talks with the City Commissioner on 27 December 2017 during which they were assured that all their demands would be fulfilled. The following are some of ...

Victim of Demonetisation and GST, a Transporter Commits Suicide in Uttarakhand

Haldwani transporter Prakash Pandey consumed poison and went to the BJP office on 6 January 2018 where Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal was conducting a ‘Janata Darbar’, after which he died on 9 January. If a person goes to a Minister’s Janata Darbar after consuming poison, obviously he has not gone ...

14th Anniversary of Markachho Martyrs

The 14th anniversary of the Markachho firing was observed on 22 January 2018 at the Shaheed Maidan in Markachho. The memorial began with flag-hoisting and floral tribute at the martyrs’ altar by the father of martyred Com Ashok. Addressing the memorial meeting Ramdhan Yadav said that poor men and women ...

More Reports from Scheme Workers’ Strike on 17 January

A countrywide Scheme Workers strike was held on 17 January 2018 during which about 60 lakh Scheme Workers organized dharnas, protest marches and meetings at various District HQs across the country and submitted memorandums to the Finance Minister through the District Collector. The main demands were: implementation of the 45th ...

Chhhattisgarh Workers Demand Bonus and PF

On 18 January Chhattisgarh Hamaal Mazdoor Sangh (AICCTU) organized a rally in Kawardha in Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh. The rally was organized to demand that the bonus due to the workers be immediately paid and that the PF of the workers be deposited in their names. More than 500 workers ...

All India Kisan Mahasabha Convention at Vizhupuram

As per the call given during the Peasant Parliament held in New Delhi on 20 November, the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), the state unit of AIKM, Tamil Nadu, held a convention at Vizhupuram on 24 January, 2018. The main demands included profitable price for agricultural produce. During ...

Big Victory for AISA in the #OccupyViswhavidyalaya protest

On 18 January, AISA had called for ‘Occupy Vishwavidyalaya’ protest demanding- (i) Immediately roll back the metro fare hike; (ii) Provision of metro concessional passes to all students of DU; and (iii) Increase the frequency of DTC buses and connectivity to all colleges. The protest had received a tremendous response ...