Struggles

Relevance of Mass Struggles in Building Left & Democratic Front

THE exceptional experience and triumph of the Long March of Maharashtra farmers under the leadership of the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) has brought enormous confidence among the toiling people. It has awakened the imagination of all progressive forces in their longstanding struggle to overthrow the exploitative rule of corporate-land lord forces in India. This struggle has seized its own space in the history of modern India, similar to the Dandi Salt March during the pre-Independence period.

MAHARASHTRA Kisan Long March: A Remarkable Struggle

ON October 3-4, 2016, over 50,000 adivasi peasants, women, youth and students from various tribal districts of Maharashtra held a gherao of the house of the BJP tribal development minister at the sub divisional centre of Wada in Palghar district. The struggle was jointly led by the AIKS, AIDWA, DYFI, SFI and AARM. The main issues were the stringent and immediate implementation of the Forest Rights Act, malnutrition-related tribal child deaths, work and wages under MNREGA, the plight of the PDS, health services and the educational problems of tribal students.

Historic Struggle of Farmers in Rajasthan

THE peasantry in Rajasthan under the Kisan Sabha banner have won a significant victory after their resolute struggle lasting 13 days. Since September 1, lakhs of farmers gheraoed the different district headquarters on the call of Rajasthan Kisan Sabha for a Mahapadav (sit-in). For three days there was also rasta roko (road blockade) across the state bringing about 20 districts to a standstill. Only ambulances and essential services functioned. The peasant movement received unprecedented support from all sections of the society making it a truly people's movement.

TAMIL NADU: Victory to the People's Power

ON November 29, thousands of people marched forward to take the land that legally belonged to them. That land of 44 acres belonged to tribals and dalits. This land was illegally occupied by Isha Foundation that is led by Swami Jaggi Vasudev. He is considered very close to the ruling elite. At least one central minister visits that Foundation in every fortnight. The public sector enterprises are doling out public money to this Foundation. The Foundation and the land that was encroached by them are in the Vellimgiri Hills that lies in the outskirts of Coimbatore.

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