(Volume No. and Part No.) Vol. 21, No. 25

Vol. 21, No. 25

Criminalising Dissent: Modi Government’s Latest Assault On Democracy

The arrest of five leading activists on trumped up charges related to the Bhima Koregaon movement and a so-called assassination plot against the Prime Minister is the Modi Government’s latest attempt to criminalise and silence dissenting voices that are questioning it. The five arrested activists are Sudhir Dhawale, writer and



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A Note On The Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016)

The Central Committee welcomed the growing popular protests in Assam and the entire North East region against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016), and issued the following note appealing for nationwide protests against the Bill on 11 June 2018. The Modi government is trying to redefine the Republic by amending the



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‘Bring Our Workers Back’ – Protest Demands MEA Action to Safely Bring Back Abducted Workers

On June 10, the CPI(ML) held a protest demonstration outside the Ministry of External Affairs office in Delhi asking what measures had been initiated for the safe return of 7 workers, from Jharkhand, Bihar and Kerala, employed by the KEC Company who had been abducted on 6 May in Afghanistan.



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Countrywide Protests Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016)

On 11 June 12, 2018, the CPI(ML) held protests all over the country against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016). A protest march and demonstration was held at Parliament Street in Delhi where activists demanded the scrapping of the Bill that sought to undermine the secular basis for Indian citizenship and



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Protests Against Lynching of Two Men in Karbi Anglong

The lynching to death of two Guwahati-based young men, musician Nilotpal and his friend and businessman Abhijit, in Dokmoka in Karbi Anglong shocked the whole country. This lynching was the latest in a long line of similar incidents in Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Telangana triggered by rumours spread on



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Lynching and Communal Violence in Jharkhand

The Left parties - CPI(ML), CPIM, CPI, SUCI -C, MCC – held a Sadbhavna March (rally to promote unity and goodwill) in Ranchi to protest against the attempted lynching of two Maulanas (Muslim clerics) in Jharkhand when they were returning from Tarawi namaaz prayers at night. Left parties warned people



Vol. 21, No. 25

Pol Khol Halla Bol Rally in Udaipur

Activists from Left and democratic organizations held a rally under the Jan Ekta Jan Adhikar (JEJA) campaign from the Town Hall to the Collector’s office in Udaipur to expose the Modi and Vasundhara governments, culminating in a protest meeting at the Collector’s office. Last year on this day the police



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Farmers Protest Land Grab in Tamil Nadu

Farmers under the banner of the All India Kisan Mahasabha (AIKM) protested against the proposed green corridor expressway project between Salem and Chennai and submitted letters to the authorities refusing to give their lands for the project. The farmers of Aachankuttapatti; Sengattur; Kuppanur; Kullampatti; Yerikadu; Minnampalli; Sinnagoundapuram; Ramalingapuram; Ayodhyapattinam and