REPORTS

Swabhiman Rally In Sasaram

On 15 August (Independence Day) a brutal assault was unleashed on the mahadalits and poor of Baddi village in Shivsagar block of Rohtas district by feudal forces who, citing 1857 freedom fighter Nishant Singh, claimed that the benefits of independence should be

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OBITUARY

Com. MP Sinha Comrade MP Sinha, a former Vice-President of the Indian People’s Front in Bihar passed away in Patna on 5 October 2013 at the age of 89 after a long illness of several months. He had suffered a paralytic stroke

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UPDATES

Withdraw the UPA Ordinance to Protect Criminals It was the Congress-led UPA government that brought in the latest ordinance which sought to negate a Supreme Court order summarily disqualifying MPs and MLAs convicted for serious crimes. The ordinance cleared by

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Shahid (Azmi): Beyond the Film

(Mahtab Alam is a Delhi based civil rights activist and journalist. He co-edits IndiaResists.com and currently working on a book on Shahid Azmi. Email: activist.journalist@gmail.com) I am pained, the heart bleeds, when I hear what they

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Combating Communalism and Islamophobia

On September 30th, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde wrote to all Chief Ministers asking them to ensure that “no innocent Muslims is detained in terror cases.” This recognition of an enormous issue of human rights violations is itself a vindication

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OBITUARY II : The Lessing Legend

[Doris Lessing, a Nobel Literature laureate and one of the most important literary figures of our time, passed away at the age of 94. Born in Iran on October 22, 1919, she was brought up in southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) since the age

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Obituary – I

Comrade Dilip Mondol Veteran revolutionary leader Comrade Dilip Mondol (Probodh Bardhan) breathed his last at around 8 am today on 22 November 2013 at Sangamahal village (Shyampur-B colliary), Nirsa area of Dhanbad district. He was around 70. He was a member of the Jharkhand

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AIPWA Protests Inaction of Odisha Govt Against Sexual Harassment Battling for life for five days, Itishree Pradhan, a school teacher who was set ablaze for refusing to withdraw a complaint of sexual harassment case against a school inspector in Tikiri

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On Cover : Letter to PM on NREGA from Development Economists

Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to express our deep concern about the future of India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). The NREGA was enacted in 2005 with unanimous support from all political parties. It is a far-reaching attempt

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On Cover : Towards a Democratic Platform of People’s Struggles

On 11th October 2014, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Yuva Kendra in Delhi, representatives of several organizations and concerned individuals met to discuss the need and possibility of forging a broad democratic platform – both to take on the intensified offensive on people’

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Updates : Bihar Workshop For ‘Gaon ka Sach, Logon ka Haq’ Survey

The Bihar State level Party workshop was held at Ram Manohar Lohiya College in Muzaffarpur on 20-21 September. In this important 2-day workshop, the Bihar State committee of the Party decided to launch a people’s rights movement under the

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Updates

Save Jharkhand, Save Democracy Campaign The CPI(ML) launched a ‘Save Jharkhand Save Democracy’ campaign at an cadre convention held on 16 November at Patel Park, Ranchi which was attended by over 800 activists from various districts of the State. Addressing the

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