Symposium on ‘Marx and Our Times’ in Lucknow

Symposium on ‘Marx and Our Times’ in Lucknow

Jan Sanskriti Manch organized a symposium on ‘Marx and Our Times’ on 21 July 2018 at the Kaifi Azmi Auditorium in Lucknow. Addressing the symposium the main speaker, CPI(ML) General Secretary Com. Dipankar Bhattacharya said that the bicentenary of Marx offers an opportunity to know and understand his ideology. Some ...

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Public Meeting to Mark the 46th Martyrdom Day of Com. Charu Mazumdar

A public meeting to mark the 46th martyrdom day of com. Charu Mazumdar was organised on 28 July in Thalassery, Kerala. Comrade S. Balasubramanian, Secretary of the CPI(ML) Puducherry, inaugurated the session which began after observing two minutes silence in remembrance of the martyred leader Comrade Charu Majumdar and Com. ...

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Obituary: Karunanidhi

The CPI(ML) pays its respects to M Karunanidhi, towering leader of Tamil Nadu’s Dravidian movement and leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. Karunanidhi was a prolific writer in the Tamil language: his honorific ‘Kalaignar’ reflected his role as a writer and artist. He left an indelible mark on the political ...

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Defeat The BJP’s Divisive Agenda Over NRC

The publication of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, originally scheduled for 30th June but eventually deferred by a month, has brought several disturbing questions to the fore. The number of applicants excluded from the draft NRC is massive: more than four million. Of the 3.29 crore ...

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Comrades Bid Tearful Goodbye To Comrade DP Buxi

Comrades Bid Tearful Goodbye To Comrade DP Buxi

CPI(ML) leaders and leaders of mass organisations from all over the country, as well as leaders of fraternal Left parties bid farewell to CPI(ML) Politburo member Comrade DP Buxi (Pranab da) who passed away on 26 July. His funeral was held on 27 July at Keoratala Crematorium. The funeral was ...

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Sustained Protests Against The Sexual Exploitation of Girls in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home

Sustained Protests Against The Sexual Exploitation of Girls in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home

The media might have been asleep on the horrific report by TISS of the sexual exploitation of girls in Government-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur, but not the people of Bihar. The episode came to light on 2 June – indicating that girls were being supplied to men in hotels and ...

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Gherao of Narayanpur Thana To Protest Attack By Feudals on CPI(ML) Campaign Team

Gherao of Narayanpur Thana To Protest Attack By Feudals on CPI(ML) Campaign Team

A CPI(ML) team led by Manoj Manzil, campaigning in an area of Bhojpur where Muslim minorities live, for the Oust BJP, Save Democracy rally which will be held on September 27, was attacked by the BJP-supported feudal leader Kamalnarayan Singh and his men. They even tied a Mahadalit youth Naveen ...

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First Conference of Bihar State Primary Teachers’ Association

First Conference of Bihar State Primary Teachers’ Association

The Bihar State Primary Teachers’ Association (Gope Faction) held its first women teachers’ state conference, describing their issues and demands in detail. They exposed the Government of Bihar for failing to ensure Equal Pay For Equal Work; and also opposed the attack on Swami Agnivesh by BJP youth in Jharkhand, ...

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Initiatives in Chandauli and Sonbhadra

Initiatives in Chandauli and Sonbhadra

On 21 July the CPI(ML) led a protest march to the main gate of the Iliya police station of Barav village in Chandauli district, UP to protest police collusion with feudal forces trying to capture homestead land that had been allotted to a dozen Dalit landless poor 25 years ago. ...

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Two-Day Hunger Strike Against Eviction of People in Patna

Two-Day Hunger Strike Against Eviction of People in Patna

The CPI(ML) and the Gardanibagh Jhuggi-Jhopdi Bachao-Paryavaran Bachao Samiti (Committee To Save Hutments and Environment of Gardanibagh) together held a two-day fast on 24-25 July against the eviction of landless poor and shopkeepers from Gardanibagh in Patna. Gardanibagh falls within the jurisdiction of the Patna Nagar Nigam (Municipal Corporation). The ...

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Modi Raj Has Become Mob Rule: Save India from the Modi Mobs

On July 20, the Modi government faced its first no-confidence motion in Parliament. While the government easily won the vote with a comfortable majority, the debate left the government badly exposed. Even the voting pattern signalled an adverse realignment of forces for the Modi regime. The motion was moved by ...

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Left Protest Attacks on Activists in West Bengal and Tripura

Left Protest Attacks on Activists in West Bengal and Tripura

Five Left parties held a protest sit-in at Parliament Street in Delhi to oppose the ongoing targeted attacks on Left activists with the slogan ‘Stop murdering Democracy in West Bengal and Tripura’. The protest was addressed by comrades Sitaram Yechury, Sudhakar Reddy, Dipankar Bhattacharya, Devbrat Biswas and Ashok Ghosh. Tripura’s ...

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Farmers’ No Confidence Motion For Modi Government On the Street

Farmers’ No Confidence Motion For Modi Government On the Street

Prime Minister Modi’s government defeated the Opposition’s No Confidence Motion inside Parliament on 20 July and won the motion. The ruling party, the Opposition, and the people of the country and the world were aware in advance of this Parliamentary arithmetic and what the result would be. That is why ...

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Workers’ Strike in Delhi

Workers’ Strike in Delhi

The workers’ strike by central trade unions in Delhi on 20 July 2018 was a resounding success. The trade unions have been demanding that the AAP government in Delhi implement its own electoral promises to workers in full – it is yet to do so even after so many years ...

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Protests Against Attack on Swami Agnivesh

Protests Against Attack on Swami Agnivesh

Attack on Swami Agnivesh by BJP goons in Jharkhand was protested in many parts of the country. The CPI(ML) has demanded arrests and speedy punishment to the BJP goons who perpetrated this crime. Many BJP leaders have shamelessly given statements, overtly or covertly, supporting the attack on Swami Agnivesh. In ...

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Mahadharna against Land Acquisition Amendments Bill at Ranchi

Despite the unprecedented Jharkhand bandh against the Land Acquisition Amendments Bill on 5 July 2018 the Raghuvar government remains bent on snatching away irrigated agricultural land from the farmers and handing it over to corporate houses. Following the statewide bandh on 6 July, the opposition parties jointly held a huge ...

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Liquor Ban Act: Bane of the Poor in Bihar

Liquor Ban Act: Bane of the Poor in Bihar

Bhagat Singh had expressed the fear that independence would mean merely the transfer of power from ‘white sahebs’ to ‘dark sahebs’ who are far removed from the lives of the common people and so could very easily turn into tyrants. Bhagat Singh’s fears are coming true today. There are many ...

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Protest for Food Security in Moradabad

Protest for Food Security in Moradabad

CPI(ML) held a protest in Moradabad district headquarters to demand stop deleting names of the poor from lists of public distribution system, to stop corruption in PDS, and to provide rations to all ration card holders. Hundreds of ration cards are being cancelled without any basis by the administration in ...

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Meena Devi

Comrade Meena Devi of Betadi, Charpokhri, Bhojpur passed away at 8 pm on 21 July 2018 at the Patna Medical College Hospital. She had been suffering from asthma and diabetes for a long period of time. As her condition showed no improvement at the Ara Hospital she was referred to ...

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Cronyism and Corruption: Hallmarks of Modi Model of Governance

The decision of the Empowered Experts Committee (EEC) set up by the Modi Government’s Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) to award the ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag to the as yet non-existent Jio Institute of Reliance Foundation has underscored the brazen cronyism that marks the Modi model of governance. ...

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