EDITORIAL

Forced Marriage vs Voluntary Contract

“So while the accession was complete in law and in fact, the fact which has nothing to do with the law remains, namely our pledge to the people of Kashmir — if you like the people of the world— that the

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SEIZE THE HOUR and INTENSIFY EFFORTS

BJP has suffered a partial setback. However, there is no scope for getting euphoric on this score because the setback is only partial and the space vacated by the BJP has been mostly filled by the Congress. In UP, the

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Intensify the Struggle for Social Transformation!

CENTRAL Committee of CPI(ML) met at Calcutta from 7th to 10th January and arrived at following major conclusions: (a) To intensify struggle against central government's capitulation to the institutions of world imperialist domination accelerated through the recent signing of

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Changing Times!

AFTER messages and Messiahs of both Mandal and Kamndal biting the dust in the recent assembly elections, the national political scene is now dominated by new voices and new initiatives. While safeguarding the national sovereignty against the renewed offensive of

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Join CPI(M-L) and strengthen the cause of Indian revolution!

A score and five years ago a party was born that was destined to rewrite the history of the Indian communist movement. That party was the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist). Though the inner party struggle within the erstwhile CPI

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Stepping into the Strategic US Trap

THE chill in bilateral relations and the stand-off of the past few years turned out to be no more than diplomatic coquetry. This much was evident from Rao's US visit which marks the beginning of a new Indo-US strategic equation.

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The Crisis in the Centrist Camp and the Left

THE Laloo-Biju-Sharad support to the Congress Poll Bills has brought things in a crisis-ridden Janata Dal to a head. The parliamentary party is split and going along with this splinter grouping is a good chunk of MLAs in Bihar. The

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Thoughts on Secularism

It is not all the time possible to suggest solution. Social issues and problems often defy individual competency. It is beyond one's pale to foresee the entire shape of things to emerge. Any social issue has myriads of variables. An

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Gear Up for the General Strike

THE Jail Bharo on August 9 and the week-long campaign preceding that against the New Economic Policy, sponsored by NPF has been an impressive success. In almost all major cities barricades were broken and the activists and masses gatecrashed their way

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Redraw the Federal Lines

THE Uttarakhand Hills are aflame. The longstanding demand of the Hill people for a separate state of their own within the Indian Union has now snowballed into an unprecedented popular upsurge. The only concrete response so far from the Mulayam

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Hasten the Congress(I)’s Fall

OUT of the four states going to the polls in November-December, the outcome in the two major southern states — Andhra and Karnataka — have enormous national significance. The stakes are high for Mr. Rao himself in view of the widespread perception

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The New Year and New Challenges

THE New Year opens up in the wake of major realignments in the balance of political and social forces4n the country. The Congress(I) finds itself in the throes of a deep internal crisis following its southern debacle. Not

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