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Harkishan Singh Surjeet Bhawan, CPI(M) Central Party School

COMRADE Harkishan Singh Surjeet always used to emphasise that the political and ideological education combined with the rich experiences of class and mass struggles equips the Party cadres to combat the offensives of the class enemies and develop the political mass base of the Party. Therefore a permanent Party central school is needed in order to advance the revolutionary movement. Keeping this in mind the Polit Bureau decided to build a permanent central school and name it after Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet.

Stop Atrocities on Dalits in Saharanpur

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on May 24
THE CPI(M) strongly condemns the murderous attacks on dalits in Saharanpur which has resulted in a dalit youth being killed and many seriously injured. Certain upper caste elements sporting the colours of the Hindu Yuva Vahini launched these attacks on people returning from a meeting addressed by BSP leader Mayawati.

CPI(M) Greets 17th Congress of CPRF

Below is the text of the message of greetings sent by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to the Communist Party of Russian Federation on May 21, on the occasion of its 17th Congress.

THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) extends its warm fraternal greetings to the 17th Congress of the Communist Party of Russian Federation (CPRF). We take this opportunity to greet the leadership and all the members of the Party and express our heartfelt solidarity.

Shabbirpur Victims Accompanied by CPI(M) Leaders Meet President

CPI(M) Polit Bureau members Brinda Karat and Subhashini Ali along with the affected dalit families from the Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh met the president of India on May 17, 2017, and handed over a memorandum.  The president gave the delegation a very sympathetic hearing and expressed his anguish.  He said that he would do whatever was in his power to ensure justice to the dalits of Shabbirpur.  The memorandum gives the details of the violence perpetrated on the dalits in the village.

Belt and Road Initiative: Blinkered View of Government

INDIA has isolated itself by not participating in the Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing on May 14-15. To justify its non-participation, the Modi government has questioned the motives behind the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative taken by China which is linking countries and regions representing 60 per cent of the world’s population and 30 per cent of the global GDP. 

MAHARASHTRA: Pune Party Office Receives Parcel Bomb, Threat

THE CPI(M) office in Pune, Maharashtra,  received a parcel containing an explosive device, a battery and wires on April 26, delivered by a private  courier service. It was also accompanied by a letter, obviously containing a message of dire consequences to the Party workers for working as Communists. A complaint has been registered with the Maharashtra Police, which has not been able to apprehend the culprits so far.

LETTER: ‘EVMs to be used in Tripura elections must be linked with VVPAT’

THE president of the Tripura unit of BJP, Biplab Deb, has in a public meeting, cast aspersions on the objectivity and fairness of the electronic voting machines and dared the chief minister of Tripura to lodge a complaint against him. This comes in the background of the widespread apprehensions about EVMs. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has written a letter to the chief election commissioner on April 15, demanding among other things that in elections in Tripura, EVMs  with voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) should be used.

On Incidents in Kashmir

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on April 15.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep outrage over reports of a Kashmiri youth being tied on a jeep belonging to central security forces ostensibly to be used as a shield against stone-pelters. The 26 year old Farooq Ahmad Dar is reported in media to have said that he has never been a stone pelter and works on embroidering Kashmiri shawls.

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.

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