Current Issues

Demonetisation: No Gain; Short Term & Long Time Pain

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury addressing a press meet on August 31, at AKG Bhavan in New Delhi has posed the following questions that demand answers.

1. Who decided to demonetise? (Was it the PM?) Is that the reason why Raghuram Rajan was forced to go?

2. More than 100 people died in queues, trying to get their own
hard-earned money due to PM’s announcement. Who is responsible? Why no compensation? Is there an FIR?

Misuse of UAPA

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on September 1, 2017
The Polit Bureau strongly opposes the use of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) to file charges against P Jayarajan, member of the Kerala state committee of the CPI(M) and secretary of the Kannur district committee.

SFI, DSMM Demand Review of NEET Exam

ON September 1, S Anitha, who was a petitioner against the centralised NEET examination, committed suicide. Condoling her death, the Students’ Federation of India in a statement issued on September 2, said that the 17-year old dalit girl Anitha, who has done exceptionally well in academics had scored 1176 marks out of 1200 in the plus two exams under the Tamil Nadu state board, but could score only 76 out of 700 in NEET. She prepared for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) ignoring all hindrances.

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.



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