Protest in Guwahati Against Mob Lynching

A cultural protest day was observed at Lakhiehar Bora Khetro in Guwahati to spread the message of peace, unity and harmony against the lynchings. This was felt to be especially appropriate given that the victims were gifted musicians. Many prominent and respected artists and singers organised the cultural programme with ...

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AIPWA Rally in Patna Against Assaults On Women’s Rights

AIPWA Rally in Patna Against Assaults On Women’s Rights

On June 22, AIPWA held a massive rally in Patna at the CM’s office where thousands of women from across the state protested against the sexual-exploitation rackets in a government-run shelter for young girls in Muzaffarpur; horrific rapes and circulation/sale of rape videos; the gang-rape of the wife and daughter ...

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Rally for Revenue Village Status to Bindukhatta

Rally for Revenue Village Status to Bindukhatta

The CPI(ML) organized a ‘Jawab Do’ (Answers Demanded) rally at Lalkuan in Nainital District on the betrayal of promise by the State and Central governments on granting of Revenue Village status to Bindukhatta and other issues. Raising slogans demanding answers from the MLA why cases against anti-Municipality protesters have not ...

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AIPWA Dharna in Ranchi

AIPWA held a sit-in protest in front of the Raj Bhawan in Ranchi on 15 June with a 12 point memorandum. Protesting against the oppression of the people by police and administration under the Raghuvar government and the growing incidents of rape and murder against women and children, AIPWA demanded ...

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Birsa Munda Martyrdom Day

Birsa Munda Martyrdom Day

Birsa Munda  martyrdom day was observed on 9 June with a meeting held under the aegis of the ‘Oust BJP, Save Jharkhand’ campaign at Kesonehara Panchayat in Garhwa District. Addressing the meeting CPI(ML) District Secretary Kalicharan Mehta said that it is time to give a fitting reply to the BJP ...

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Protest Against Amendments to Citizenship Act

Protest Against Amendments to Citizenship Act

A rally was held at Albert Ekka Chowk in Ranchi on 11 June led by the CPI(ML) to demand the withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016. Slogans were raised and copies of the Amendment Bill were burnt. Rallies and protests were also held in Garhwa District and a 15 ...

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Joint Left March against Communal Hate-Mongering

Joint Left March against Communal Hate-Mongering

A Citizens’ Sadbhavana March by 5 Left parties was held on 12 June from Shaheed Chowk to Albert Ekka Chowk in Ranchi against communal polarization by the BJP-RSS on occasions like Eid by spreading communal hatred and venom on a wide scale. The march was held under the joint banners ...

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Rally Against Eviction of Poor in Godda

On 5 June 2018 a rally was organized from the Gandhi Maidan to the Zonal Office in Godda. A 5 point memorandum was submitted to the Zonal Officer with the demands that: in accordance with the SC order, landless urban and rural poor should be given proper rehabilitation before eviction ...

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Protest Day in Solidarity with Farmers’ Strike

The CPI(ML) observed 5 June 2018 as Protest Day across Jharkhand against the Modi and Raghuvar governments in support of the farmers’ strike called from 1 to 10 June; the issue of hunger deaths in Jharkhand and abduction of 7 Indian workers in Afghanistan were also raised during these protests. ...

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People’s Convention at Ranchi

People’s Convention at Ranchi

The CPI(ML) organized a people’s convention on 2 June at Ranchi. Speaking at the convention General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said that the tendency currently prevalent in the country to call Marxist ideology a foreign ideology is not correct. The truth is that 4 years before the first freedom struggle in ...

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So No One Killed Comrade Zafar!

So No One Killed Comrade Zafar!

One year has passed since Comrade Zafar Hussain was murdered. On 16 June 2017 he was killed by a group of Pratapgarh Municipality workers (led by Commissioner Ashok Jain) when he was protesting against these Municipal employees making a video of women who were defecating in the open as there ...

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NREGA Workers Gherao BDPO Office in Dhariwal

Workers led by the CPI(ML) and Mazdoor Mukti Morcha held a dharna and gheraoed the BDPO office in Dhariwal in Punjab. CPI(ML) State Secretary Comrade Gurmeet Singh Bakhtpura, District Secretary Gulzar Singh Bhunwali, and Morcha District President Vijay Kumar Sohal addressed the meeting. They said that the state government, like ...

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BJP Must Be Held Accountable For The Havoc Wreaked In Kashmir

Just when the whole of India was keenly watching the standoff between the Centre and the elected government of Delhi, the Sangh-BJP establishment chose to change gears and shift the spotlight to Kashmir. It has gone for a ceasefire in Delhi while opening a new chapter in Kashmir by pulling ...

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Assassination of Shujaat Bukhari: A Wake Up Call

On 14 June, senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office. Shujaat Bukhari was the editor of Rising Kashmir, and a leading voice for peace, justice, and rights in Kashmir and Indo-Pakistan peace. His assassination, on the very day that the United Nation Office of ...

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The Administrative Impasse in Delhi and the Dictatorial Designs of the Modi Government

Something truly bizarre is happening in Delhi. The city has an elected government that commands the biggest majority currently enjoyed by any of India’s governments. But the AAP government which has always found itself sandwiched between the BJP-led central government and BJP-led municipal corporations is now facing an unprecedented administrative ...

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CPI(ML) In Solidarity Against LG-Raj in Delhi

Left parties participated in a people’s march from Mandi House to Parliament Street on 17 June, to protest against the authoritarian attempts by the Modi Government to misuse the LG’s office to cripple the functioning of the Delhi Government. The CPI(ML) contingent was led by General Secretary Comrade Dipankar Bhattacharya, ...

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Convention in TN on Agrarian Crisis and Unemployment

AIARLA, and AIKM jointly organized a state level convention at Kumbakonam on 23rd May on the question of agrarian crisis and unemployment. In the backdrop of severe agrarian crisis of various factors, agriculture is dwindling and employment virtually shrinking. Agricultural labourers and peasantry are in a severe dept trap, and ...

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Obituary : Mithilesh Yadav

The CPI(ML) mourns the untimely demise of Comrade Mithilesh Yadav, former member of the Bihar State Committee. Comrade Mithilesh had begun his political journey as a dedicated student activist in the 1990s and contributed to the development of AISA and RYA in Bihar in the formative years of the two ...

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Criminalising Dissent: Modi Government’s Latest Assault On Democracy

The arrest of five leading activists on trumped up charges related to the Bhima Koregaon movement and a so-called assassination plot against the Prime Minister is the Modi Government’s latest attempt to criminalise and silence dissenting voices that are questioning it. The five arrested activists are Sudhir Dhawale, writer and ...

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A Note On The Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016)

A Note On The Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016)

The Central Committee welcomed the growing popular protests in Assam and the entire North East region against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016), and issued the following note appealing for nationwide protests against the Bill on 11 June 2018. The Modi government is trying to redefine the Republic by amending the ...

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