BIHAR: People’s Unity and People’s Rights Campaign Held Successfully

ON the slogan of people’s unity and people’s rights the entire Patna city was in the movement.

The preparation for the success of this movement was done since long. After the state convention, in a majority of the districts, joint conventions were organised in which mass organisations participated. A 30 point demand charter was prepared which also contained some of the national demands.

TELANGANA: Com P Sundarayya’s 33rd Death Anniversary Observed

RICH tributes were paid to Comrade P Sundarayya, the founder-general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), on the occasion of his 33rd death anniversary. Delivering Sundarayya Memorial Lecture on Law, Courts and Society, at a function organised by Sundarayya Vignana Kendram at Baghlingampally in Hyderabad on May 19, Justice B P Jeevan Reddy, a former judge of the Supreme Court, explained that Sundarayya, through his simplicity and life-style, continued to be a source of inspiration for the present-day generation.

Sterlite – A Timeline

1993 – district collector, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra directed Sterlite to suspend construction work following year-long agitation by local people.

1994 – Sterlite enters Tamil Nadu. NOC given by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) carried a condition that the factory should be located 25 kms from the Gulf of Mannar.

1995 – TNPCB authorizes Sterlite to commence construction though it violated the set condition and the plant was built within 14 kms of Gulf of Mannar. Agitating locals were driven out by the police.

TAMIL NADU: Brutal Killing of People Demanding Closure of Sterlite Industries

SINCE February 2018, the people of Thoothukudi town and its nearby villages were up in arms demanding the immediate closure of Sterlite Industries operating since 1996 in violation of all rules of environmental bodies and suggestions given by the Madras High Court and the Supreme Court. Fed up with the long-winding legal fight during the last 25 years, the people of the town had decided to show their unity to the authorities of the state, while the present AIADMK government being a pawn in the hands of  BJP at the centre, looked the other way.

KERALA: RSS Goons Kill CPI(M) Leader

IN yet another act of brutality and terror of the RSS, one more CPI(M) worker was killed on May 7, in Mahe, a part of Puducherry state near northern  border of Kannur district.  Comrade Kannippoyil Babu, former councilor of Mahe municipality and CPI(M) Mahe local committee member was gruesomely murdered by the RSS goons.

Comrade Babu had escaped a murder attempt last year. The brutal killing occurred soon after the culmination of an RSS armed training camp in Koothuparamba near Mahe. 

MAHARASHTRA: Jati Anta Sangharsh Samiti Holds Nagpur Dist Convention

HIGHLIGHTING the significance of inter-caste marriages in building a casteless society, the first Nagpur district convention of Jati Anta Sangharsh Samiti, held on May 12, felicitated fourteen inter-caste couples and presented them with Certificates of Honour drafted by a well-known writer of Maharashtra, at Vidarbha Hindi Sahitya Sangha in Nagpur district.

Roll Back Hike in Third-Party Insurance, AIRTWF Demands

Protesting the excessive hike in third-party insurance of transport vehicles, the All India Road Transport Workers Federation (AIRTWF) held a dharna in front of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) headquarters in Hyderabad on May 14.

The AIRTWF, with the support of the Lorry Owners’ Association of Tamil Nadu and Telangana and Driving Schools’ Association of Tamil Nadu, submitted a memorandum to the chairman of IRDA, demanding the withdrawal of enhanced premiums.


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