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Assam Evictions: Inhuman, Unconstitutional & Communal

ON September 29, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat visited the eviction affected villages in Darrang district of Assam along with a delegation comprising Suprakash Talukdar, CPI(M) Central Committee member, MLA Monoranjan Talukdar, secretariat member Ajit and other state leaders. On their return, the delegation tried to meet the chief minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma to present to him their findings. Since he was not available at the time, Brinda Karat wrote a letter to him. Below we publish the text of the letter.

Withdraw Draconian Ordinance Banning Strike by Defence Employees

ELAMARAM Kareem, Rajya Sabha member of the CPI(M) criticised the union government for issuing an ordinance banning the employees engaged in essential defence services from taking part in any agitation or strike. He said that the ordinance was passed in an attempt to thwart the indefinite strike by the employees of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) on July 26.

Vote on Palestine: Protest Letter to PM

LODGING strong protest over India’s vote of abstention in the UN Human Rights Council on the Resolution on the Palestinian issue and human rights of all peoples, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 4, 2021.

He wrote, “Indian people’s support to the legitimate Palestinian right to their  homeland predates our independence and was part of our freedom  struggle. Our support to the Palestinian cause emerged as a national  consensus. India’s vote in the UNHRC violates this consensus.

Kerala CM Writes to CMs on Centre’s Vaccine Policy

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written to chief ministers of 11 non-BJP states on June 1, urging them to demand the union government to ensure free universal vaccination. Below we publish the full text of the letter.

IT is learnt that the union government has taken a stand that the states should resort to their own measures to procure Covid-19 vaccine. The supply of vaccine is scarce when compared to the demand for the same. As we all know, the best way to build herd immunity against Covid-19 pandemic is universal vaccination.

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