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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‘Bring Our Workers Back’ –  Protest Demands MEA Action to Safely Bring Back Abducted Workers

‘Bring Our Workers Back’ – Protest Demands MEA Action to Safely Bring Back Abducted Workers

On June 10, the CPI(ML) held a protest demonstration outside the Ministry of External Affairs office in Delhi asking what measures had been initiated for the safe return of 7 workers, from Jharkhand, Bihar and Kerala, employed by the KEC Company who had been abducted on 6 May in Afghanistan. ...

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Countrywide Protests Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016)

Countrywide Protests Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016)

On 11 June 12, 2018, the CPI(ML) held protests all over the country against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016). A protest march and demonstration was held at Parliament Street in Delhi where activists demanded the scrapping of the Bill that sought to undermine the secular basis for Indian citizenship and ...

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Protests Against Lynching of Two Men in Karbi Anglong

Protests Against Lynching of Two Men in Karbi Anglong

The lynching to death of two Guwahati-based young men, musician Nilotpal and his friend and businessman Abhijit, in Dokmoka in Karbi Anglong shocked the whole country. This lynching was the latest in a long line of similar incidents in Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Telangana triggered by rumours spread on ...

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Lynching and Communal Violence in Jharkhand

Lynching and Communal Violence in Jharkhand

The Left parties – CPI(ML), CPIM, CPI, SUCI -C, MCC – held a Sadbhavna March (rally to promote unity and goodwill) in Ranchi to protest against the attempted lynching of two Maulanas (Muslim clerics) in Jharkhand when they were returning from Tarawi namaaz prayers at night. Left parties warned people ...

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Pol Khol Halla Bol Rally in Udaipur

Activists from Left and democratic organizations held a rally under the Jan Ekta Jan Adhikar (JEJA) campaign from the Town Hall to the Collector’s office in Udaipur to expose the Modi and Vasundhara governments, culminating in a protest meeting at the Collector’s office. Last year on this day the police ...

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Farmers Protest Land Grab in Tamil Nadu

Farmers under the banner of the All India Kisan Mahasabha (AIKM) protested against the proposed green corridor expressway project between Salem and Chennai and submitted letters to the authorities refusing to give their lands for the project. The farmers of Aachankuttapatti; Sengattur; Kuppanur; Kullampatti; Yerikadu; Minnampalli; Sinnagoundapuram; Ramalingapuram; Ayodhyapattinam and ...

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Lessons From Kairana

The outcome of the by-poll in the Lok Sabha seat of Kairana in western Uttar Pradesh has come with a resounding message of hope, dealing a significant blow to the fascist politics of the BJP and RSS. At Kairana, the candidate of the united Opposition, Tabassum Hasan of the Rashtriya ...

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Municipal Sanitation Workers Strike In Bengaluru

Municipal Sanitation Workers Strike In Bengaluru

Thousands of contract Sanitation workers of Bangalore Municipal Corporation led by the AICCTU-affiliated BBMP Guttike Powrakarmika Sanghatane and CPIML (Liberation) laid siege to the Corporation office on 05 May 2018 demanding unpaid wages for last 5 months and more and against the threat of retrenchment. On World Environment day, even ...

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Attack on A Mosque and Muslims By RSS-Bajrang Dal In Jharkhand

Attack on A Mosque and Muslims By RSS-Bajrang Dal In Jharkhand

Kolgarma village, 8 km from Koderma city, has 250 houses out of which 20 belong to Muslim families and the rest to Hiindu families. All the families are dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. Some years ago the RSS-Bajrang Dal had threatened the Muslim families that there should be no ...

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Uttarakhand ASHA Health Workers Union

Uttarakhand ASHA Health Workers Union

The Uttarakhand ASHA Health Workers Union affiliated to AICCTU held a State Committee meeting on 27 May 2018 at Haldwani. The demand for the State government to pass a resolution on the following issues in the Assembly and send it to the Central government was raised at the meeting: regularization ...

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