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CPI(ML) Statement on Nitish Kumar’s Resignation and the Political Crisis in Bihar

CPI(ML) Statement on Nitish Kumar’s Resignation and the Political Crisis in Bihar

New Delhi, 26 July. The Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) led by Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav won a powerful mandate from the people of Bihar. The essence of this mandate was a decisive rejection of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s politics that posed a threat to social justice and communal harmony. Now, two years later, the [...]
CPI(ML) Activist Zafar Lynched to Death in Rajasthan For Resisting Photography and Videography of Women Defecating In Open In the Name of Swacch Bharat Campaign

CPI(ML) Activist Zafar Lynched to Death in Rajasthan For Resisting Photography and Videography of Women Defecating In Open In the Name of Swacch Bharat Campaign

New Delhi, 16 June 2017. Early in the morning on 16 June 2017, Comrade Zafar Hussein, an activist of CPI(ML) in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, was kicked, punched and beaten to death by karamcharis of the nagarpalika (municipality) at the instigation of Nagar Parishad commissioner Ashok Jain when he resisted their attempts to take photographs and videos [...]

CPI(ML) Statement on Maoist Attack in Sukma

New Delhi 25 April, 2017. The killing of 25 CRPF personnel by Maoists in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, is the latest incident in the unfortunate and condemnable spiral of violence in Bastar. The State’s militarized response to the Maoist insurgency has resulted not only in a spate of human rights violations of adivasis in the region but [...]

An Inspiring Revolutionary Journey

Comrade Srilata Swaminathan (29.04.1944 – 05.02.2017) : Veteran CPIML leader Comrade Srilata Swaminathan passed away in Udaipur (Rajasthan) in the early morning of 5 February. She was 74. Comrade Srilata had suffered a brain stroke on 28th January night and was rushed to a hospital in Udaipur where she breathed her last following a cardiac [...]

Budget 2017: Adding Insult to the Injury Caused by Demonetization

Coming close on the heels of the disastrous blow of demonetization, the 2017-18 budget has gone on to further backstab the disaster-hit people who were looking for some relief. The budget has refused to acknowledge and compensate for the massive loss of income and livelihood caused by demonetization. The debt-ridden peasants badly needed a waiver, [...]

CPI(ML) Statement on Story on Bant Singh

The decision of Comrade Bant Singh Jhabbar, whose resolute battle for justice for his daughter had epitomised the spirit of Dalit resistance in Punjab, to join the Aam Aadmi Party has disappointed many activists and well-wishers of the communist movement. What has compounded this disappointment is the fact that Bant Singh was inducted into AAP [...]

Condemn Police Crackdown in Tamil Nadu

  The decision of the Tamil Nadu Government to use force to disperse peaceful protesters in Tamil Nadu smacks of highhandedness. There are many reports of police indulging in arson and vandalism themselves. CPI(ML) condemns the police crackdown on protesters in Tamil Nadu, and demands an impartial probe into the crackdown and the reports of [...]

Statement by CPIML Liberation on International Human Rights Day

The CPI (ML) Liberation Central Committee during its ongoing meeting in Hyderabad observed International Human Rights Day today, December 10th. The CC resolved to resist the ongoing onslaught on human rights in India. The CC condemned the recent instances of fake encounters in Bhopal, Malkangiri and Mallapuram. Last year we witnessed the custodial massacre of [...]

Comrade Ganeshan Is No More

Comrade Ganeshan, (PV Srinivas), a founding leader of the CPI(ML) Liberation, passed away at 2.30 am today (6 December 2016) in hospital, where he had been admitted with respiratory illnesses and tubercular meningitis some weeks ago. He was 77. PV Srinivas was born in Kerala. Poverty drove his parents to migrate to Chennai (Tamil Nadu). [...]

Long Live Fidel Castro!

CPI(ML) dips its flag in respectful homage to Fidel Castro Ruz, the iconic leader of the Cuban revolution and towering figure who inspired anti-imperialist fighters the world over. Fidel Castro led the successful Cuban revolution that overthrew the repressive Batista regime, and defended the tiny nation of revolutionary Cuba in the teeth of successive US [...]

CPI(ML) Statement on Mine Accident in Nawada

CPI (ML) State Secretary Kunal expressed deep concern and grief over the death of 10 workers trapped in the earth during illegal mining by the Sharda Mines Company at Abrakh in Chatkari Panchayat of Rajauli Block, Nawada District. He strongly condemned the attitude of the administration and the government in this matter. Com. Kunal said [...]

Demonetization Drive : Economic Emergency for the Common People, New Opportunities for Black Money Offenders

— Dipankar Bhattacharya November 9 was supposed to be the day when NDTV India had been asked by the Modi government to go off air for a day to teach the media a lesson in ‘national security’ and ‘responsible journalism’. The entire country protested against this undeclared political Emergency and the government had to backtrack [...]

FIR Against Prof. Nandini Sunder and Others Files by Chhattisgarh Govt. Must be Withdrawn

New Delhi, 8 Nov. 2016. Stop Intimidation And Harassment Of Human Rights Activists, Journalists And Scholars Exposing The Reality Of Bastar CPI(ML) strongly condemns the FIR filed by the Chhattisgarh government against Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar, JNU professor Archana Prasad, CPI(M) Chhattisgarh state secretary Sanjay Parate, Vineet Tiwari from Delhi’s Joshi Adhikar Sansthan and six [...]

I & B Ministry Must Forthwith Withdraw its Diktat to take NDTV Off the Air and Ban on Kashmir Reader

PRESS STATEMENT New Delhi, 4 November 2016. The decision by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of the NDA Government to take the NDTV channel off air for one day for coverage of the Pathankot attack is a blatant attack on freedom of the press. This is the first time in recent years that a TV [...]

Order SC-Monitored Judicial Enquiry Into Bhopal ‘Encounter’ – AIPF Statement

AIPF Statement — All India People’s Forum demands a judicial probe monitored by the Supreme Court into the killing of 8 undertrials near Bhopal by Madhya Pradesh police. Video footage of the incident that has emerged strongly suggests that the ‘encounter’ was staged. The footage shows unarmed men waving their bare hands; it shows no [...]