Neelabh Ashk, born on 16 August 1945 in Mumbai and brought up in Allahabad, passed away on 23 July 2016. His contribution to the revolutionary Left cultural stream as a poet, journalist, playwright, critic, publisher, organizer and fighting cultural activist will always be remembered. He played active leadership roles in
Mahasweta Devi, whose pen was committed to the cause of India’s most oppressed, passed away at the age of 90. In her sixtyyear long career, Mahasweta Devi penned more than one hundred novels, twenty collections of short stories and authored innumerable articles. She sketched the saga of anguish and rebellion, often
The 12th martyrdom day of popular CPI (ML) leader Com. Rameshwar Ravidas was observed on 18 June 2016 at his native village Surunga in Dhanbad district. CCW member Com. Shubhendu and hundreds of comrades and villagers garlanded the life-size statue of the martyr and paid tributes to his memory while
CPI(ML) activists burnt the effigy of Rajnath Singh at Hashmi Chowk, Siliguri on 25 July 2016 against the Indian State’s killing of Kashmiri civilians.
Since July this year a series of police atrocities has taken place in quick succession in Jharkhand State: brutal beating and death of Rupesh Swansi, a minor, in the Bundu thana police lock-up; beating up and killing of another minor youth on charges of mobile theft in the Hazaribagh police
The CPI (ML) Bihar State unit led protests across Bihar and burnt effigies of Prime Minister Modi in protest on 23 July 2016 against the several atrocities committed on dalits, including the incident in Paroo, Muzaffarpur district. Protest marches and effigy burnings were held in the capital Patna, Muzaffarpur, Ara,
A CPI (ML) enquiry team visited the site of the incident on 21 July where feudal forces from the Bhumihar caste, protected by the BJP, urinated into the mouths of 2 dalit youths. The team reported that 2 dalit youths Rajiv Paswan and Munna Paswan (who are related to each
On 21 July a 12 year old minor girl was abducted and gang raped in Nagpur. On 23 July, AISA, AIPWA, CPI (ML), AIDWA and several other progressive women’s organizations protested outside the Imamwada Police station. The protestors demanded that cases be immediately booked against the assaulters and the case
The assembling together of 35,000 people in pouring rain in front of Mumbai’s CST on 19 July was no ordinary occurrence. They were there to protest against the illegal demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan in Dadar on the night of 24 June. Ambedkar Bhavan was not only the venue for many
Com. Mariappan, CPI(ML) activist and son of Com. Shankar, Branch secretary of 44th ward in Tirunelveli municipal corporation, was beheaded by communal, casteist lumpen forces on 20 July for defying their dictates. Com. Mariappan aged 24 years, belonged to the most backward washerman community. An AIPFfact-finding team visited Tirunelveli on 26.07.2016.