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Kisan Mukti Yatra from Mandsaur To Jantar Mantar

Kisan Mukti Yatra from Mandsaur To Jantar Mantar

The ‘Kisan Mukti Yatra’ by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Samanvay Samiti (All India Farmers Struggle Coordination Committee) in memory of the farmers killed in police firing in Mandsaur began from Pipalyamandi in Mandsaur on 6 July. The Yatra, raising the issues of loan waiver and minimum support price at ...

Severe Floods in Assam

Nearly half of Assam is facing devastation due to severe floods these days. Almost twenty districts are under floods, most affected being Lakhimpur and Salmara. So far nearly three dozen persons have died in landslides or by drowning. Many highways in the state have been damaged and road link to ...

Statement Against Arrest of Dalit Rights Activists

The Uttar Pradesh State unit of the CPI (ML) issued the following statement against the arrest of SR Darapuri and other dalit rights activists in Lucknow on 3 July: The CPI(ML) has strongly condemned the arrest of former ADGP and social worker SR Darapuri along with other activists from the ...

Nitish Government Remains Silent on Communal Incidents in Bihar

At a Press Conference CPI(ML) State Secretary Kunal said that Nitish’s support to demonetization and then to the BJP Presidential candidate has boosted the morale of Sanghi goons in the State. The people of Bihar had voted against feudal-communal policies of the BJP but Nitish has betrayed the people’s mandate ...

CPI(ML) Team from Bihar Leaves for ‘Azadi Kooch’ in Gujarat

To mark the anniversary of the historic dlait movement in Gujarat after the Una incident where dalits were brutalized by Gau Rakshak goons, Dalit Adhikar Manch convener Jignesh Mevani is organizing an ‘Azadi Kooch’ in Gujarat from 12 to 18 July. On his invitation a team with members from CPI ...
AIPWA Zonal Workshop Held at Samastipur

AIPWA Zonal Workshop Held at Samastipur

AIPWA activists from UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha attended a Zonal Workshop at Samastipur, Bihar on 8-9 July 2017, in which they discussed three topics – ‘Hindutva and the Women’s Movement’, ‘A Marxist Approach to Women’s Liberation’, and ‘Women’s Movement and the Law in India’. The participants in ...

Strike by Governmental Workers in Bihar

About 10 lakhs regular, contract, out-source and incentive workers in Bihar held a successful symbolic strike on 29-30 June 2017 against the Bihar government’s implementation of the 7th Pay Commission from 1 April ’17 instead of 1 January ’17 and the theft by the government of the 15 months’ arrears ...

Protest Against Closure of Jarangdih Mines in Jharkhand

A rally and protest meeting was held in Jarangdih against the closure of the underground mines of the CCL Bermo coal belt. Addressing the meeting Ajay Ravidas, Baleshwar Gope and other speakers said that the Management’s directive to close the mines is not lawful and discussions with unions should have ...

CPI(ML) District Conference in Davanagere

Davanagere district party conference was held on 09 Jul 2017 at Harapanahalli. The conference finalised specific tasks for next two years and resolved to undertake taluk level rallies in August to raise the demands of higher wages for NREGA work, land titles to the peasants, housing to homeless, an end ...
Protests Against Attack on Comrade Jeera Bharti

Protests Against Attack on Comrade Jeera Bharti

Com Jeera Bharti was attacked in Mirzapur on the night of 3 July by landlord Chatru Patel and his family members when she was returning home on her bicycle. The police arrived at the village only after one and a half hours. When Com Jeera went to the thana to ...

Unjust Eviction of Poor in Patna

CPI (ML) State Secretary Kunal condemned the eviction of popular leader Murtaza Ali and hundreds of other poor families from their homes in Gardanibagh in Patna without making alternative arrangements. When the High Court has directed that people should not be evicted without alternative arrangements first being made, how can ...

Reports from Puducherry

All India Construction Workers Federation in Puducherry took out an extensive street corner campaign on 22 June demanding uniform benefits to all Constructions Workers enrolled in state welfare board. The Campaign also raised the demand for justice to Comrade Zafar Hussein who was lynched while stopping Rajasthan govt. officials from ...

Victorious Struggle by RDC Workers in Karnataka

Eight days of militant struggle of complete stoppage by AICCTU led RDC Workers concluded in victory on 4th July. Workers stayed day and night in the company for 8 days and successfully resisted the police force that came in support of management to run the company. Workers refused to sit ...

Workers Demand Due EPF Money

The Mess workers’ union of PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh held a protest dharna on 4 July to press for their demand of recovery of due Employees Provident Fund. The recovery amount is estimated to be more than ten million rupees. The Protest was addressed by comrade Kanwaljeet Singh ...

Peasants of Ganeshpalayem Seize Ceiling Surplus Land

People of Ganeshpalem village of Vinukonda mandal in Guntur district are waging struggle against illegal occupation on 60 acres of ceiling surplus land by an absentee landlord for the last three months. CPI(ML) has been raising this issue consistently with various administrative officials. Many rallies and protests were held in ...

Obituary

Comrade Teju Sao CPI(ML) member Com Teju Sao passed away suddenly at 4.24 PM on 7 July 2017. He was dedicated to democratic and justice-loving principles. Com Teju, hailing from village Rewaratu, ran a provision store and participated in all Party programmes. His last rites were attended by people in ...
GST: Another Recipe For Increased Inequality And Deeper Economic Crisis

GST: Another Recipe For Increased Inequality And Deeper Economic Crisis

The much-trumpeted Goods and Services Tax has come into effect since July 1. It has been on the anvil for more than a decade. In that sense it stands in total contrast to demonetization where ‘secrecy’ and ‘surprise’ (of course only for the common people and not for the well-connected ...
Wave of Protests Against Spate of Communal Mob Lynchings

Wave of Protests Against Spate of Communal Mob Lynchings

On 22 June evening 15-year-old Junaid was lynched to death near Ballabhgarh on a Mathura-bound train from Delhi. Junaid and his brothers were returning home after doing some shopping for Eid in Old Delhi. But the festivity of Eid was not for Junaid’s family in Khandawali. The spate of lynchings ...
‘Not in My Name’: Countrywide Protests

‘Not in My Name’: Countrywide Protests

Common citizens, intellectuals, film-makers, and journalists turned out in large numbers across the country on 28 June 2017 to protest against the spate of mob lynchings going on in the country under the campaign banner ‘Not in My Name’ and huge numbers of people have expressed their outrage through this ...
Attack by BJP-Supported Goons on AIPWA and CPI(ML) Leader Comrade Jeera Bharti

Attack by BJP-Supported Goons on AIPWA and CPI(ML) Leader Comrade Jeera Bharti

New Delhi 4 July 2017 Comrade Jeera Bharti is a leader of the CPI(ML) and All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA) in Mirzapur, district, Uttar Pradesh. Hailing from the Dalit community, she organizes agricultural labourers – most of whom are women and men from oppressed castes – for their wages, ...