ML Update

AICCTU Dharna Guntur district

A dharna was called by AICCTU in front of Mangalagiri Muncipal office in Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh to demand the pending wages and Casual Leaves. ...

Students and Teachers Protest Against ABVP’s Vandalism In DU And Their Continued Assaults On Academic Freedom

Ramjas College of Delhi University’s North Campus had called for seminars on ‘Cultures of Protest’ on 21st and 22nd February 2017. On 21st February, JNU activist Umar Khalid was invited to speak on ‘The War in Adivasi Areas’ in the session on ‘Unveiling the State: Regions in Conflict.’ Before the ...

OBITUARY : Com. Ram Bahadur Das

CPI(ML) Darbhanga District Committee member Com. Ram Bahadur Das passed away on 19 January 2017 due to blood cancer. He was a resident of Dharora village in Benipur block. A condolence meeting was held as soon as news of his demise reached the Party district office on 20 January. Addressing ...

Ranchi Nagar Nigam Gherao

The CPI(ML) organized a protest and gherao at the Ranchi Municipal Corporation on 23 February against the exorbitant increase in holding tax and the approval by the Raghuvar government of the decision to collect holding tax from movable properties. This is a conspiracy to displace low-income urban poor from Ranchi ...

March Against Vandalism in Bagodar

On 3 February goons who had gathered to take part in a BJP function vandalized the life-size image of people’s leader Com. Mahendra Singh at the bus stop by cutting it with knives and scissors. A mass protest march was organized on 4 February in Bagodar against the vandalization and ...

Murder of Dental College Student in Garhwa

A First Year student of BDS at the Dental College in the Vananchal of Farthiya (Garhwa), Sonali Kumari was killed and it was only after a whole week passed that the SP was forced to publicly acknowledge the incident. The post-mortem report did not show evidence of suicide and no ...

Satyagraha for Housing by Dam Affected People

A Satyagraha fast was started on 7 February 2017 at Benibad in Gayaghat village of Muzaffarpur with the following demands: constituting a high level committee for review of the Baghmati dam project on the basis of present geographical conditions; guarantee of housing for the displaced; withdrawal of the ridiculous and ...

No Displacement Without Rehabilitation – Protest in Beguserai

A protest by mahadalits, dalits and backward poor, settled for years by the side of the railway line and NH 31, was organized under the joint banners of the CPI(ML) and AIARLA on 7 February in front of the Beguserai Collectorate. Hundreds of people living in hutments in Beguserai town ...

Left Parties Oppose Global Investors’ Summit in Ranchi

On 16 and 17 February 2017, a global investors’ summit, ‘Momentum Jharkhand’ was organized in Ranchi under the aegis of the Raghuvar government and it was attended by over 1000 representatives from 219 companies including 62 of the biggest corporate companies from 26 countries. MoUs worth a total of Rs ...

Death of a Schoolgirl in Ara

A class X student Neetu Kumari died due to the negligence of the administration at the Ambedkar Residential Girls High School. If the district administration had ensured timely treatment and the Sadar hospital doctors had given proper treatment, Neetu would probably have survived. When informed about Neetu’s state, a Civil ...

Sankalp Yatra in Memory of Comrade Srilata

The CPI(ML) Sangharsh Sankalp Yatra, resolving to carry forward the struggles of late Com. Srilata Swaminathan, reached Manpura in the evening of 26 February 2017. The Yatra from Udaipur to Ghantali, Banswada passed through Piladar, Gatod, Jaisamand, Veerpura, Kantoda, Sallara, Dingari, Kejad, Sarada, Badgaon, Badavali, Intali Pal, Intali khera, Dagar, ...

CPI(ML)’s Rally In Udaipur Against Anti-People Policies of Rajasthan Government

The CPI (ML) organized a rally in Udaipur and a dharna in front of the Collector’s office to protest against the anti-people policies of the Rajasthan BJP government. The main demands of the dharna were: implementation of MNREGA, and immediate arrest of rape-accused Udaylal, Sarpanch of Sati ki Chori (Salumber ...

Dance of Fascism in Delhi University

The events of Delhi University are ominous. ABVP, the stormtroopers of the RSS, rioted for two consecutive days in Delhi University, using bricks, stones and sticks to prevent a seminar from taking place. The Delhi Police colluded with this assault, with its men joining ABVP in assaulting women students and ...

Vol. 20, No. 10

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Aipwa Agitation In Puducherry

Puducherry Unit of AIPWA held an agitation on 14 February demanding closure of liquor shops on National and state highways as per directives. A large number of women assembled in front of the State Excise department office. They raised slogans against Narayanasamy government’s inaction in implementing the Supreme Court Order. ...

Dharna in Hyderabad Against Modi Government’s Policies

A dharna was called by CPI(ML) in Hyderabad to protest against the anti-people policies of the Modi government which have caused a havoc on the lives of people especially the poor and marginalised. The protestors criticised the Modi government’s demonetization whose ill effects on lives and livelihoods refused to subside ...

CPI(ML) team Visits Phulwarisharif to investigate killing of Chandan

The CPI(ML) has condemned the killing of Chandan, a 20-year-old youth in Phulwarisharif who reportedly informed the police of illegal liquor trade. An inquiry team led by MLA Mahboob Alam visited the spot and demanded a high-level enquiry into the incident as the purported reasons for the murder lack credibility. ...

AIPWA Founding Day Celebrations in Srikakulum

On 12 February, the foundation day of All India Progressive Women’s Association was observed at the historic village ‘Boddapadu’ of Palasa mandal of Srikakulam district. Com. Aruna, State President of AIPWA, Andhra Pradesh hosted the AIPWA flag and addressed the members. She criticized the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. ...

CPI(ML) Uttar Pradesh Writes to CEC for BJP’s Violation of Model Code of Conduct and Communal Polarization

CPI(ML) has strongly condemned the attempts by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to influence the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 through communal polarization. Com. Ramji Rai, UP state secretary pointed out that the BJP leaders were raising issues targeting a particular community during their election campaign, inciting religious passions in ...

Sangharsh Yatra in Ranchi

The CPI(ML) Sangharsh Yatra in protest against the amendments to the CNT-SPT Act and to demand ownership rights to gair-majrua and forest lands, was held from Ulihatu to Ranchi in front of the Raj Bhavan on 8 February 2017. The Yatra witnessed participation by thousands of people including adivasis, Sadans ...