Retrograde Steps on Kashmir

KASHMIR has been in turmoil for the past six weeks.  The people in the Valley have been out on the streets in mass protests since the death of Burhan Wani, the Hizbul commander. Sixty five people have died in firing by the security forces and hundreds injured. The latest to be killed was 16 year old Mohd. Yasir Sheikh who was shot by police in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on August...


Fidel Castro’s 90th Birthday Celebrated with Joy

THE National Committee for Solidarity with Cuba, in association with the Embassy of Cuba celebrated the 90th birthday of Comrade Fidel Castro.

Don't Interfere with Judiciary

THE chief justice of India, T S Thakur, has recently warned that the Supreme Court may have to make a judicial intervention to get the names of High Court judges recommended by the collegium and pending with the government approved.  For months now, there has been a stalemate between the government and the higher judiciary...


Fight on, for Social Justice

Caste has been playing a very dominant, debilitating role in our society since long. “Turn in any direction you like, caste is the monster that crosses your path. You cannot have political reform; you cannot have economic reform

The Una Dalit Struggle and What it Holds for the Future

ON July 11, 2016 four young dalits were publicly flogged and paraded around in Una, Gujarat for skinning a dead cow in broad daylight. Most inhuman kind of torture has been meted to people on the pretext of cow protection

Free, Free Our Universities..!!

THE new academic year has begun in Indian universities with signals of authoritarian highhandedness in different forms. The beginning of any academic activity is supposed to be fear free and must be in an atmosphere of freedom.

Modi Govt, FDI Policy & Pharmaceuticals

The central government’s decision to allow up to 74 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) as brownfield investment in the domestic pharmaceutical companies for their acquisition by the foreign firms through the automatic route has serious implications for the development of pharmaceutical industry and public health in India

Farmers Fight to Protect Their Lands

Farmers have to make arrangements for crops before arrival of a season. But the Telangana government made plans to grab soon-to-be-cultivated lands by bringing them under the Telanganaku Haritha Haram programme.

Workers Strike Back

ON September 2, 2016, crores of workers across the country will go on strike demanding an end to the all-round attack launched by the government against their lives, livelihood and dignity.

TMC Govt Waging War against Siliguri

THE government of West Bengal has adopted a vindictive and hostile attitude towards the Siliguri Municipal Corporation and the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad, both being run by the opposition parties led by the CPI(M).

Working Class Leader Released

SENIOR trade union leader, R Sreenivas was released on August 16, after spending 16 years of jail life in Bangalore Central Prison in the ‘BPL Case’. ‘BPL Case’ continues to be an iconic case in the contemporary history of the trade union movement in the post-liberalisation period.

Thinking Together

Question: Some social activists and intellectuals have written to the CPI(M) to take steps to forge the unity of all secular and democratic forces in Uttar Pradesh to fight the BJP in the forthcoming assembly elections. They have also appealed to small parties not to put up candidates which can divide the anti-BJP vote. What is the Party’s response to this appeal?