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Sept 1 Observed as World Peace & Anti-imperialist Day

THE Central Committee gave a call to observe September 1 as the world peace and anti-imperialist day. With the BJP led NDA government assuming power, Indian foreign policy witnessed a distinct shift. The surrender of the Modi government to US imperialism has reduced India into a junior strategic ally of US imperialism. This policy shift is detrimental to the interests of our country and should be resisted. The following points have been highlighted during the campaign.

Welcome Supreme Court Verdict on Privacy

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 24
THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) welcomes the Supreme Court verdict that the right to privacy is a fundamental right protected under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. In a unanimous decision the nine-member constitution bench headed by the chief justice of India overruled the earlier judgements on this issue in the M P Sharma and Kharak Singh case that held that right to privacy is not a fundamental right.

A Resounding Vindication

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 23

THE Kerala High Court judgement is a resounding vindication of the stand taken by the CPI(M) that the Lavalin case was a politically motivated case. The Kerala High Court has upheld the judgment of the trial court discharging Pinarayi Vijayan in the SNC Lavalin case.

The High Court has stated that Pinarayi Vijayan was deliberately targeted by the CBI. The Court has comprehensively debunked all the allegations levelled against him.

Welcome Verdict on Triple Talaq

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 22.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) welcomes the Supreme Court verdict treating arbitrary and instant triple talaq as unconstitutional, delivered by a majority judgement of the five-member bench.

The detailed judgements are not yet available. The CPI(M) will properly respond after studying the majority and minority judgements.

 

Solidarity with Junaid’s Parents

AT a solemn and moving solidarity meeting at Junaid's home in the village of Khatawali on August 23, a CPI(M) delegation with Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat, Haryana state secretary Surinder Malik and others handed over two cheques of Rs Five lakhs each to Junaid's parents, Jalaluddin and Saira on behalf of the Kerala state committee of the CPI(M). This followed the meeting of the grieving parents with Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan last month when he was visiting Delhi.

Artists Condemn Proposed Vandalism of Ramkinkar Baij’s Artwork

ARTISTS and creative community of India are aghast at the vandalism proposed against the artwork of one India's greatest artists by a representative of the BJP government in Guwahati. A statement issued by SAHMAT on August 11 said Ramkinkar Baij pioneered the modern movement in mid-twentieth century India. He was dedicated to the person and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, as he was to the adivasi communities and subaltern figures in the ethos he inhabited. He sought to find a form for this in several smaller sculptures of the Mahatma.

Criminal Negligence of UP Govt Kills More Than 65 Children

IN the entire region of the terai in and around Gorakhpur, in the adjoining districts of Deoria, Kushinagar, Maharajgunj, Gonda, Basti, every water body, small and large, is surrounded with small brick structures made during the Chhat puja when devout fasting men and women stand all night in the water, pray to the rising sun for the longevity of their children.  This occurs at the end of the monsoon, after Japanese encephalitis has taken yet another toll of infant life in the area.  The small brick structures seem to be memorial shrines to the dead infants.  The faith of the devout in the S

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