ML Update

Motihari Bandh Against Police Firing

The Birla owned Motihari Sugar Mill had closed down in 2005 but till today 100 workers and 200 sugar cane farmers have not received the payment due to them. When appealed to by the workers and farmers, the Supreme Court had directed the mill owners to make the payments without ...

Workers’ Protest Privatization of Steel Plants

Workers of three SAIL units (Salem, Bhadravati and Alloy Steel, Durgapur) held strike on 11 April 2017 to protest against the government decision to sell these 3 units to private companies. In support of this strike, a protest march and meeting was held under the joint aegis of 5 trade ...

Modi Model: Making Kashmir Crackdown Fodder for Hindutva Politics

The recently concluded by-polls in Kashmir and its aftermath underline the Modi Government’s dangerous shift in Kashmir policy. The Srinagar by-poll on April 9 recorded an abysmally low vote percentage of 7%, with eight civilian protesters being killed in firing by forces. The turnout in the April 13 repoll in ...

OBITUARY : Com. Nakchhed Shah

CPI (ML) leader from Sarsiwan in Eastern Champaran, Com. Nakchhed Shah passed away on 19 February 2017. He was more than 90 years old and had been active in the communist movement for the past 70 years. Born in a poor Muslim family of agricultural workers, Com. Nakchhed joined the ...

Sankalp Sabha on the Martyrdom Anniversary of Com. Chandrashekhar

On the 20th Martrydom anniversary of Com. Chandrashekhar on March 31, a joint sankalp sabha was organised by AISA and RYA in Sariya, Bagodar. The Sabha was chaired by Com. Abhay Sahu and the proceedings were conducted by Com. Kush Kumar. The chief guest, Sandeep Jaiswal addressed the sabha and ...

Land Struggle in Palamu District

Dominant and anti-social elements had forcibly captured the petrol pump land near Daltonganj taken on lease by Shahpur resident Divya Bharti. In spite of the Palamu District Deputy Commissioner twice issuing NOC and demarcation by Chainpur CO, the dominant section criminals refused to vacate and Divya Bharti could not take ...

Sankalp Sabha in Beguserai in Memory of Martyrs

The CPI (ML) Beguserai district committee organized a Sankalp Sabha on 21 March 2017 to remember the martyrs at the Ballia Dharmashala Maidan. It was one year ago on this day that CPI (ML) leaders Com. Mahesh Ram and Com. Ram Pravesh Ram, heroes of the Maksudanpur Diyara land struggle, ...

Farmers’ Dharna against Land Destroying Punpun Canal Project

Farmers affected by the useless, impractical, and agricultural land-destroying Punpun branch canal project staged a dharna at the Masaurhi sub-divisional office under the leadership of the All India Kisan Mahasabha on 24 March 2017 and submitted a memorandum with their demands to the Chief Minister through the Sub-Divisional Officer. The ...

CPI (ML) Condemns Uttarakhand Government’s Decisison To Appease Liquor Mafia

The CPI (ML) Uttarakhand State committee has strongly condemned the Trivendra government’s move to convert State highways into District roads in the interest of the liquor mafia and said that this is a direct insult to the people’s mandate. Trivendra-led BJP Government in Uttarakhand clearly seems to be dedicated to ...

Sankalp Sabha on the 4th Death Anniversary of Com. Doman Mahto

A Sankalp Sabha was organized on 1 April 2017 in Dama (Aura) in Bagodar (Giridih)on the 4th anniversary of Com. Doman Mahto’s death. Com. Doman had always been at the forefront of social and political struggles. The meeting was attended by hundreds of people from the villages including women and ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...