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MAHARASHTRA: AIKS to Organise Whipcord Rally for Loan Waiver and Remunerative Prices

MAHATMA Jotirao Phule had written a celebrated book that was aptly called “Shetkaryacha Aasood” (whipcord of the farmer). The Maharashtra Rajya Kisan Sabha (AIKS) has begun an Aasood Yatra throughout the state from April 11. The date is historic for three reasons: it is the 190th birth anniversary of Mahatma Phule; it is the death anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji, whom Phule had hailed as the king of the peasantry; and it is the 81st foundation day of the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS).

Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan Demands Justice for Pehlu Khan’s Family

THE Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan organised a day long protest dharna at Jantar Mantar demanding justice for the family of Pehlu Khan killed by so-called "gau-rakshaks" under the patronage of RSS.

A cheque of Rs Three lakh from Kisan Sabha was handed over on behalf of all present by Hannan Mollah, to his mother Angoori Begum and another Rs 50,000 to a seriously injured Ajmat.

Industrial Growth and Demonetisation

SOME weeks ago when the official “quick estimates” of GDP for the third quarter of 2016-17 (October-December) had been released, putting the GDP growth in this quarter (over the corresponding quarter of 2015-16) at 7 percent, which broadly conformed to the CSO’s prediction before demonetisation, a veritable chorus had gone up that the critics of demonetisation had been proved wrong, that the measure did not have the recessionary effect they had claimed it would.

Dalits, Tribals Worst Affected by Govt’s Land Policies

DALITS and tribals are the worst affected by the dictatorial land policies of the ruling classes, JNU professor Praveen Jha has said. Addressing a seminar on ‘Contemporary India – Government as Land-grabber’, organised by M B Vignan Kendram in Vijayawada on the 25TH death anniversary of Comrade Makineni Basava Punnayya, Prof. Jha said that during 1947-1990, 2.31 crore people were displaced for various projects, whereas during 1990-2000, a staggering six crore people were displaced and seventy per cent of them were dalits and tribals.

ANDHRA PRADESH: Cuba Solidarity Meeting Held at Visakhapatnam

 “Come what may we will protect the fruits of Cuban Socialist Revolution and we will move forward” asserted Marta Rodriguez, a veteran Cuban journalist who covered the 1953 Moncada Barracks attack and a staunch Cuban revolutionary, in a meeting held at Visakhapatnam on April 12.

CITU Greater Visakha City Committee has organised ‘Cuba Solidarity Meeting’ in Kalabharati Auditorium, Visakhapatnam      .

Celebrating Champaran 1917

AT a moment when the ideals and events of our national movement seem to be fading from public memory, it is gratifying, indeed, that there should be celebrations in this country of the centenary of one of the most remarkable episodes of modern Indian history, the Champaran Satyagraha of 1917.

WEST BENGAL: Left Demands Arrest of Indicted TMC Leaders

THE Central Bureau of Investigation finally filed a first information report (FIR) formally starting its probe against top Trinamool Congress leaders who were seen in a video footage “receiving illegal gratification”, or cash for unspecified favours.

Narada news video footage, shot in 2014 but shown in 2016 showed how top TMC leaders, including ministers, members of parliament, mayor of Kolkata received money.

Central Committee Communiqué

THE Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met in New Delhi on April 18-19, 2017. It has issued the following statement on April 20, 2017

 

 

RSS-BJP RENEWED AGGRESSIVENESS

Following the recent election victories, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the RSS-BJP have intensified their activities aimed at sharpening communal polarisation through various means. During the nearly three years since Narendra Modi became the prime minister, the RSS has rapidly spread its influence in various parts of the country.

Kashmir: Halt Brutal Repression, Begin Talks

THE entire people of Kashmir valley are up in revolt against the Indian State.  This has been vividly brought out in the past week.  The by-election to the Srinagar parliamentary seat saw an abysmal participation with only 7.12 percent of the votes cast. This record low polling was not because of coercion and intimidation, but mainly by the people refusing to participate in the election. Eight young men were killed by the security forces while opposing the elections on the polling day. 

Kashmir: Halt Brutal Repression, Begin Talks

THE entire people of Kashmir valley are up in revolt against the Indian State.  This has been vividly brought out in the past week.  The by-election to the Srinagar parliamentary seat saw an abysmal participation with only 7.12 percent of the votes cast. This record low polling was not because of coercion and intimidation, but mainly by the people refusing to participate in the election. Eight young men were killed by the security forces while opposing the elections on the polling day. 

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