(Volume No. and Part No.) Vol. 21, No. 03-04

Vol. 21, No. 03-04

Is the Government Influencing the Judiciary? Constitution and Democracy in Danger

The unprecedented Press Conference by four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court has exposed a grave constitutional crisis. The four judges felt compelled to alert the citizens of the country that the key constitutional principle of the judiciary's independence from the executive might be compromised. In other words, they suggested



Vol. 21, No. 03-04

Public Meeting On Judge Loya's Death

The All India People's Forum (AIPF) held a public meeting on January 15 at Delhi on the 'Suspicious Death of a Judge: Implications for Democracy', in which questions around the death of Judge Loya were raised. The meeting was attended by several hundred people. Gautam Mody of NTUI introduced the



Vol. 21, No. 03-04

Protests Against Attack on Dalits At Bhima Koregaon

On 1 January 2018, thousands of Dalits and Bahujans had gathered at Bhima Koregaon near Pune to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon Battle of 1818 in which the British Bombay Native Infantry, comprising mostly Mahar Dalit soldiers, defeated the Peshwa army. Shockingly, the Dalits and Bahujans who



Vol. 21, No. 03-04

First Anniversary of Araria Martyrs Observed in Bihar

Last year, on 1 January 2017, Araria District Secretary Com. Satyanarayan Yadav and Com. Kamleshwari Rishidev were martyred while fighting unrelentingly for the poor. The first anniversary of their martyrdom was observed on 1 January 2018 at Rahariya. Criminals-landlords tried their utmost to prevent the success of the meeting. They



Vol. 21, No. 03-04

Unorganized Workers’ Convention In Jharkhand

A people’s convention of unorganized coal workers was held under the banner of the Jharkhand General Mazdoor Union (JGMU) on 23 December 2017 at the Gola Dak Bangla in Gola Block, Ramgarh District, Jharkhand. These workers earn their livelihood by peddling coal on their cycles. The main issues at the



Vol. 21, No. 03-04

Joint Rally against Hatred in Jaipur

The peace and justice-loving people of Jaipur held a meeting and decided to take out a rally on 3 January 2018 from Shaheed Memorial to Civil Lines against the increasing incidents of communal violence and the poison of hatred being spread by the BJP and its organizations in Rajasthan and



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Workers' Adhikar Rally in West Bengal

They came in thousands. They were the workers of closed mills - New Central, Gouripore jute mills, from Mohini mills, a unit of National Textile corporation, they came with their family members and participated in the rally with empty utensils as a symbol of their penury and starvation. Tea garden



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Break Aadhaar chains protest in Puducherry

On 12th January a protest was organised at Puducherry by CPI(ML), CPI, CPI(M), Dravidar Kalagam (DK), Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK), AIPF, Human rights and consumer protection council (HRCPS) and Meenavar Viduthalai Vengaikal to press the NDA Government for the withdrawal of much hated Aadhaar from linking to all services and



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COM. SUBELAL PASWAN & COM. SONDHARI JI

COM. SUBELAL PASWAN Com Subelal Paswan, aged 72, passed away on 7 December 2017. He hailed from Barhana Bhavani village in Badh Block. He was initially with the CPI but left the organization and became a member of the Party after the 1966 CPI (ML) agitation made a deep impression