AFTER having recently visited Pakistan to attend an international conference, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami, the CPI(M)’s Jammu & Kashmir state secretary, said on March 25 that there was a consensus among participants that there is need to initiate a purposeful process which could reduce the barriers between India and Pakistan.
THE recent protests in Venezuela have made international headlines. Much of the foreign media coverage has distorted the reality of my country and the facts surrounding the events.
Venezuelans are proud of our democracy. We have built a participatory democratic movement from the grass roots that has ensured that both power and resources are equitably distributed among our people.
ON Friday, March 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of India pronounced its judgement on a gangrape case in Birbhum district of West Bengal. The court verdict indicted the TMC controlled state government, saying that the “state has failed in protecting such serious violation of a victim’s fundamental right.”
The judgement also noted the absence of measures “for security and safety of the victim and her family.”
A number of prominent intellectuals of the country issued the following statement on March 26, criticising the vindictive moves of the Modi government against social activists Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand.
WE are shocked and outraged by the continuing attempt of the highly vindictive Modi government and the Gujarat police to somehow implicate activists Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, along with three victim-survivors of the state-sponsored Gujarat carnage in 2002 on patently trumped-up charges.
THE CPI(M) Telangana state committee has declared candidates for 3 Lok Sabha seats and 17 assembly constituencies. Md Afroze Samina, former chairperson of Khammam municipality and AIDWA central committee member is the Party’s candidate for Khammam Lok Sabha constituency.
WHILE the Maharashtra state committee of the CPI(M) had initially decided to contest three Lok Sabha seats in the state, it later decided to fight a fourth one as well. This is the constituency of Hingoli which is spread over parts of the Vidarbha region (Yavatmal district) and Marathwada region (Nanded and Hingoli districts). Brief introductory notes on the CPI(M) nominees in these four seats follow.
Brinda Karat said that health, education, transport sectors are being privatised and a very large number of poor people are becoming indebted due to expensive treatment in private hospitals. Thousands of posts in government services are lying vacant. She blamed the Hooda government for destroying jobs on the one hand while claiming credit for reservation for a particular community on the other.