REPORTS

Protests Follow Suicide of Woman Worker at Factory Gate

(with inputs from a news story titled ‘Activists demand justice for woman who killed self’ by Anumeha Yadav in The Hindu, May 15, 2014) Rakhi Sonkar, a single mother of 3 small kids was terminated by managers of Swiss Auto Pvt Ltd on

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Anatomy of a Rape and Its Aftermath – A Report from Kolkata

On 28th April night a seventeen-year old college first-year, an AISA activist, was raped in a lane branching off Bidhan Sarani, one of Kolkata’s busiest streets. She had picked up dinner and was on the way back to her

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Message of Greetings from CPI(ML) CC to the 9th Congress of CPN(UML)

(A CPI(ML) delegation comprising Central Committee member Comrade Rajaram Singh and Bihar State Committee member Comrade Virendra Gupta attended the 9th Congress of the CPN(UML). Comrade Rajaram Singh addressed the inaugural session of the 9th Congress. CPI(ML)

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Dalits Observing Memorial Day for Ilavarasan Face Brutal Repression in Dharmapuri, TN

A public hearing was held in Salem on 13th July, in which Dalits of Natham Colony testified to the brutal police repression unleashed on them by the Dharmapuri police. The repression was unleashed when they attempted to observe the first

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Ramgarh’s Dalits Threatened As They Testify in Court Against Attack

(Dalits of Ramgarh village (Dadri, UP), have begun testifying in court against the gram pradhan Kuldeep Bhati and his henchmen, who had subjected them to a murderous attack on March 14, 2012. They have been waging their battle for justice under the

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Encephalitis Epidemic in Purvanchal Compounded by Medical Discrimination

Presenting the budget for 2014-15 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that institutions such as four new AIIMS would be established. There was mention of one of these to be established in Purvanchal in U.P. but no specifc place was

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Scrapping of FYUP in Delhi University: Victory for Students’ and Teachers’ Movement

The students and teachers of Delhi University must be congratulated for their victory in restoring the 3-year degree programme. Since last year, March 2013, the teachers and students of DU had been waging a relentless struggle against the DU VC’s

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Tea garden workers rally for rights

Thousands of workers from tea gardens affiliated to 22 labour unions of north Bengal organised a rally at Siliguri in Darjeeling on Wednesday demanding a minimum wage structure for workers of tea gardens. The workers who had assembled from nearly 300 tea

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Women’s Tribunal In Lucknow Puts State and Central Government in the Dock

The AIPWA held a Women’s Tribunal in Lucknow, attended by around 700 women from various districts across the state. The tribunal put the State and Central Governments in the dock over the unabated violence against women in the State. Survivors

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Peasants Asks GM Crops, Land Grab to Quit India

On 9th August, Quit India Day, peasants all over the country, on the call of the All India Kisan Mahasabha, protested against the Government’s move to approve GM seeds and to roll back crucial and hard-won protections in the

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Gana Mancha Enquires Into Rape-Murder of CPI(M) Supporter

A seven-member delegation team from Ganamancha, comprising of representatives from all the constituents of Ganamancha – Amalendu Chowdhury, Chandrasmita Chowdhury and Archana Ghatak of CPI(ML) Liberation, Prasenjit Bose, Subhanil Chowdhury of Left Collective, Ajoy Bakshi of MKP, Bodhisatwa Ray of

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Gana Mancha Convention in Kolkata

Five left political organisations - CPI-ML(Liberation), Left Collective, Samajik Nyay Vichar Mancha, Mazdoor Kranti Parishad and Radical Socialist - came together in West Bengal to form a united platform for ‘working people’s movement for democracy and secularism’ ( ‘Gana

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