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Movement against Liquor Mafia Faces State Repression in Uttarakhand

An anti-liquor movement is becoming more widespread in the hills of Uttarakhand. While the administration insistent on getting the liquour shops open and the liquor sellers are trying to portray that the movement is remaining in only a few places, the fact is in Garhwal itself, the anti-liquor movement is ...

Student-Youth Activists Began Indefinite Hunger Strike in Bihar

Protesting against the massive scale of corruption in the Bihar intermediate education, eight left wing student and youth activists have begun an indefinite hunger strike in Patna. The 8 activists belong to AISA, SFI, AISF, AIDSO, AIYF, RYA, DYFI and AIDYO. The main demands of the hunger strike are: i. ...

Surendra Nath Muduli

Com. Surendra Nath Muduli, an eminent educationist, a left leader, lawyer, trade union leader, human rights activist and the editor of Odia progressive weekly ‘Janbadi’ passed away on 2 June 2017 in Bhubaneswar at the age of 82 years. Com. Surendra Nath Muduli worked immensely for the development of the ...

Their Design of ‘Rule by Fear’ versus Our Right to ‘Freedom from Fear’

An economy in deep crisis and a government on a rampage. Modern history will tell us that this dangerous combination often presaged a definitive eclipse of democracy in many countries. India 2017 is faced with precisely such an ominous juncture. The GDP growth rate, the statistic that is most often ...
Workers’ Protest in Ranchi

Workers’ Protest in Ranchi

All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) held a protest at the Jharkhand Labour office in Ranchi on 30 May 2017, protesting against the pro-corporate changes in the labour law and highlighting several demands including equal pay for equal work and guarantee of minimum wage of Rs 18000 to ...
Protest in Koderma Against Attack on Bhubaneshwar Paswan

Protest in Koderma Against Attack on Bhubaneshwar Paswan

On 27 May 2017, CPI(ML) organized a protest demanding the arrest of BJP leader Surendra Yadav, who is accused of attacking CPI(ML) leader Bhubaneshwar Paswan. Yadav, who is the mukhiya of the Hiradih panchayat, is a known feudal element in the region. Bhubaneshwar Paswan, a resident of Rebhanadih village in ...

Fuedal Violence in Palamu

Emboldened by the growing assertion of feudal forces in Uttar Pradesh with the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as chief minister, incidents of feudal violence are on the rise in Jharkhand too. On 10 May, there was a small altercation happened between a Dalit boy (from the Paswan caste) and a ...
AISA Activists Arrested in Allahabad

AISA Activists Arrested in Allahabad

Yogi Adityanath could not put up with AISA’s peaceful protest demonstration in Allahabad when he visited the city on 4 June. AISA activists- including State Sec. Sunil Maurya, Allahabad University office bearers Shakti Rajwar, Ranvijay Vidrohi, ex-AUSU Vice President Shalu Yadav, Amisha Anand, Rashmi Singh, Shivani Jaiswal, Devesh Mishra, Srijan, ...

CPI(ML) Condemns Killing of Striking Farmers in MP

The CPI(ML) condemns the government of Madhya Pradesh for killing five agitating farmers and injuring many in Mandsaur district on 6 June 2017. The farmers are agitating in all parts of the country and they are on a historical strike in MP and Maharashtra for the last one week demanding ...

CBI Raid on NDTV is Vindictive

The CBI raid on the NDTV offices and home of the promoters, without even a preliminary enquiry, smacks of a vindictive attempt to intimidate the media. It is reminiscent of the midnight knocks of the Emergency. The CPIML condemns such attempts by the Central Government to single out and punish ...

Left Protest in Delhi Against Saharanpur Violence

Left parties organized a protest sit-in at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on 5 June 2017, after one month of inaction in booking the perpetrators of atrocities on dalits in Saharanpur. The parties condemned the Yogi government in UP for its complicity in protecting the upper caste attackers and submitted ...

Protest in Bangalore against Restrictions on Cattle Trade

Protesting the BJP government’s anti-people restrictions on cattle trade and on people’s right to choose food of their will and choice, CPI(ML) along with several organizations (including SDPI, New Socialist Alternative, Anti-Imperialist Movement and Karnataka Tamil Makkal Iyakkam) held a demonstration in Bangalore Town Hall on 2 June 2017. Around ...

Protest Against Thermal Power Project in Koderma

The village of Koriyaba in the Jaynagar block of Koderma district in Jharkhand has seen a spirited protest since 30 May 2017, against the construction of a flyash pond by the Banjhedih Thermal Power Plant. The villagers in this area have been opposing the proposed flyash pond for a long ...

Atrocities on Poor in Name of Liquor Ban in Bihar

The people of Bihar wanted to be rid of the liquor industry and the menace of alcoholism in the state. However, the liquor-ban legislation in its current state has begun to reveal its true shape. It is being used to exploit the poor and the Dalits in Bihar. The legislation ...

Obituary : Comrade Girija Ram!

Comrade Girija Ram, from the Nawada village of the Sahar block in Bhojpur, Bihar, passed away on 5 May 2017 at the age of 70 years in the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH). His lungs had stopped functioning. Before the special conference of the Party held in 1979, Comrade ...

Defeat of Fascist Right-Wing Forces in France

Marine Le Pen, candidate of the fascist right-wing National Front (FN), was soundly defeated in the recently held Presidential elections in France. This defeat of rabid racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia by the people of France has to be welcomed. In the second round of the Presidential elections, Le Pen received ...

AIKM’s 3rd Patna District Conference Held

The 3rd Patna district conference of the All India Kisan Mahasabha (AIKM) was held in Patna on 14 May 2017 at the Bharatpura High School premises in Dulhin Bazaar. The venue was renamed after martyred Comrade Rajeshwar Mochi and the meeting hall was renamed after one of the founders of ...

2nd Block Conference of Bihar Midday Meal Workers Union Held

The 2nd Block-level conference of the Bihar Rasoiya Sangh (Midday Meal Workers’ Union) was held in Fatuha, highlighting the demands of recognition as government employees, following of the Supreme Court (SC) guidelines on equal pay for equal work and remuneration of Rs 18,000 per month. Inaugurating the conference, the union’s ...

Protest against Custodial Death in Ranchi

CPI(ML) held a protest candle march from the Ranchi Party headquarters to the Albert Ekka square in Ranchi against the custodial death of Vikas Lakda, demanding enquiry and action against the accused police officers. CPI(ML) demanded that an FIR be lodged based on the statement of Vikas Lakda’s wife Preeti ...

Honorarium Workers Conference in Patna

A one-day Conference on workers’ rights was organized on 4 May at the IMA Hall in Patna under the banner of the Bihar State Contract-Honorarium Niyojit Sewakarmi Samyukt Morcha. The issues discussed in the Conference included the following: ending the modern-day slavery in the form of contact-honorarium-outsourced-incentive system; regularization of ...