(Volume No. and Part No.) Vol. 20, No. 40

Vol. 20, No. 40

BHU ‘Betis’ Demand Safety, Equality – Get Police Brutality In Reply

The women students of Banaras Hindu University are raising a vital issue of safety and equality on their campus. It is shocking that instead of heeding them the BHU VC has branded the incident of molestation and the women students’ concerns as “a political conspiracy” and unleashed a lathicharge. The

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Jan Ekta Jan Adhikar Andolan Holds National Convention

An all India convention of mass, class and social movements was held on 18 September at Mavalankar Hall, New Delhi to launch the Jan Ekta Jan Adhikar Andolan. The various movements and organizations came together to intensify the struggle against price rise, unemployment, attacks on people’s rights and on democracy

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7th Bihar State Conference of AIPWA Held

The 7th Bihar State Conference was held successfully on 19 September 2017, at Srilata Swaminathan Hall, Kaushalya Devi Dais, at the Town Hall Siwan. The main slogans of the Conference were ‘No To Hate and Violence, We Want Dignity and Equality For All’ and ‘Sangh Brigade Beware – We Won’t

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Protests in Solidarity with BHU

Protests have been held all over India in solidarity with the BHU women students’ movement for safety and equality on their campus and against the police brutality they faced.  In Delhi, many women’s groups and student groups – including AISA, AIDWA, AIPWA, All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch, ANHAD, AIMSS,

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Left Parties Raise Voice Against Attempts to Shut Down Patna Museum

CPI(ML), CPI and CPI(M) State Secretaries of Bihar issued a statement warning the Bihar Government to stop trying to play games with the precious legacy of artefacts of the Patna Museum. The Patna Museum is 100 years old; unfortunately it’s invaluable collection of artefacts and documents – collected through the

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Convention on Land Rights and Struggles in Kerala

In the wake of recent agitations by landless poor and dalits demanding immediate government take over and redistribution of vast extents of plantation lands held in unlawful possession of monopolies and vested interests, a convention sharply focusing glaring lapses on the part of state administration in formulating a scientific and

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Thousand Days of Betrayal and Failure of Raghuvar Govt. in Jharkhand

CPI(ML) and Jharkhand Construction Workers' Union organised a sit-in protest at block headquarter in Khelari block of Ranchi district on 15 September with a 15-point 'people's charter of demands'. This was as a part of statewide campaign being taken up by the CPI(ML) on the occasion of completion of thousand

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Andhra Pradesh: Malaria Menace in Tribal Areas

The people in tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh are suffering from heavy attack of malaria in epidemic proportions since July resulting in a high increase in child and mother mortality. Many deaths have been reported in media too, but no concrete measure has been taken up by the government so

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Reports in Brief

AIARLA Protest in Muzaffarpur Rural and Mid-day meal workers held a protest in Kurhni block of Muzaffarpur for land, employment and construction of toilets on 14 September. A ten-point charter was handed over to the officials. The demands of 5 decimal land for homestead to dalits, titles for land already