CPI (ML)’s demonstration on Land Rights- Land Reforms in Naugachia, Bihar

On 23 December, a demonstration was held by CPI (ML) in front of SDO, Naugachia on the question of land rights and land reforms. The demonstration was also a protest against the incidents of brutal assaults on Dalits-poor-women and other weaker sections on 26 November and 8 December 2016. On ...

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AIPF Holds Dharna in Front of Governor against Amendments to CNT-SPT ACTS

A dharna was held in front of the Governor under the leadership of the AIPF on 19 December 2016 to protest against the forcible passing of amendments to the CNT-SPT Act by the Raghuvar government in Jharkhand and the slapping of false cases against those who agitated against the amendments. ...

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State Level AISA-RYA Workshop in Darbhanga

AISA and RYA organized a joint 2 day State workshop at Pandaserai in Laheriyaserai on 19-20 December 2017. Inaugurating the workshop Central committee member Com. Rajaram Singh said that students and youth who have inherited the heritage of Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and Ashfaqullah have no need of Modi’s pseudo-sermons ...

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Karnataka Shipping Workers’ Struggle

One of the big shipping dock companies in Karnataka’s Mangalore port Delta Infralogistics (Worldwide) Ltd illegally retrenched workers from 16 December 2016. The workers under the leadership of AICCTU have launched an agitation against this retrenchment. The workers are lying down in front of truck wheels in order to stop ...

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A partial but significant victory for Pricol workers

A partial but an extremely significant victory was won when the High Court set aside the Lower Court verdict of life sentence for 6 out of 8 activists of Kovai Maavatta Pricol Thozhilalargal Otrumai Sangam. Eight leading activists of the Kovai Maavatta Pricol Thozhilalargal Otrumai Sangam – Comrades Gunabalan, Manivannan, ...

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Police action on protestors participating in Insaaf March in Delhi

In Delhi, an Insaaf March has been called by JNUSU demanding justice for Rohith and Najeeb from Mandi House to MHRD. Students gathered with placards that carried demands of ‘Enact Rohith Act’, ‘Justice for Rohith’ and ‘Bring back Najeeb’. However, the police did not allow the march to procced as ...

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Insaaf Marches Across the Country on First Anniversary of Rohith Vemula’s Institutional Murder

On the first anniversary of Rohith Vemula’s institutional murder, AISA gave a call for National Protest Day to observed throughout the country and undertake Insaaf March (justice March) demanding justice for Rohith and also to protest against the institutional push outs of Rohiths and Najeebs. Sankalp Sabha in Gorakhpur

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Protests in Bihar demanding Justice for Dika

Justice for Dika March in Patna A protest march was taken out in Patna on 17 January under the banners of AIPWA, RYA and AISA to demand justice for Dika Kumari, a student of the Ambedkar Vidyalaya, Hajipur, in the hostel. A memorandum was submitted to the Chief Minister through ...

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The Resolve of the Republic Day 2017 for an India of Liberty and Equality

On the 67th anniversary of its proclamation, the Indian Republic finds itself in a veritable state of siege. The government of the day and the corporate-communal cabal that it represents and serves so brazenly have mounted a multi-pronged assault on the constitutional basis and framework of the Republic of India. ...

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Vol. 20, No. 5

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Obituary

Comrade Jameel Ahmad A well known professor of Siwan district and CPI (ML) leader Com. Jameel Ahmad passed away on 7 January 2017. He was nearly 70 years of age. He worked as a professor in DAV college from 1982 to 2011 and before retiring also served as the principal. ...

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Protests in Bihar Against the Rape and Murder of a Girl in Vaishali

On 7 January 2017, Dika Kumari, a Class X student of Hajipur’s Rajkiya Ambedkar Avaasiya Balika Ucha Vidyalalya was brutally raped and murdered. A fact finding team comprising of CPI(ML), AIPWA and AISA leaders visited the school and the girl’s family. On meeting the mother of the girl, the mother ...

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CMWU Protest on the Mine Accident in Godda

A massive coal mine accident took place in Rajmahal Project in Godda district of Jharkhand on 29 December 2016.  A team of Coal Mines Workers Union which visited the site of the accident, found out that despite the workers repeatedly pointing out and warning that mines had sunk, on the ...

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Bihar Administration Responsible For Patna Boat Accident

On January 15, on the occasion of ‘Kite flying festival’ (Patang Mahotsav) on Makar Sakranti, several people lost their lives as the boat carrying them capsized in Ganga river. CPI(ML) Bihar state secretary Com. Kunal visited Patna Medical College and Hospital to meet the injured and the families of those ...

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Trade Unions Protest Sale of Three Steel Plants

A joint protest by trade unions at Bokaro Steel Plant was held on 12 January against the decision of the government to sell out three special steel plants of SAIL, one of which is in Durgapur, another at Salem and the third one in Bhadrawati. The central government has already ...

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CPI(ML) Fact-Finding on the Madanpur Incident in Deoria

A team of CPI(ML) leaders visited Madanpur of Deoria district in UP where an incident involving the murder of 22 year old Rahmatullah, following which an angry mob burnt the Madanpur thana and on the large scale atrocities on the people was reported. The team included state committee member Rajesh ...

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Public Hearing by AIARLA in Tamil Nadu

In the backdrop of severe agrarian distress due to continuous non-availability of Cauvery water, repeated failure of monsoons, complete neglect of agriculture by the state and central Governments, the anti-people demonetisation steps of Modi government which have triggered manifold increase in the distress, a public hearing was organised by AIARLA ...

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12th Martyrdom Day of Comrade Mahendra Singh

Comrade Mahendra Singh was remembered all over Jharkhand on his 12th martyrdom day on 16 January 2017. People gathered in Bagodar as well as in his native village Khambra and other parts of the state in huge numbers and reiterated their pledge to carry forward his legacy, struggles and dreams. ...

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One Year After Rohith Vemula:

Social Discrimination, Violence and Political Witch-Hunt Still Stalk Educational Institutions In January 2016, a promising and socially committed young scientist Rohith Vemula left us – with a cry of anguish and anger against a system that reduced the oppressed people to their ‘immediate identity.’ The Vice Chancellor and authorities of ...

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Vol. 20, No. 4

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