SKM Decides to Restart Farmers’ Struggle on Burning Issues

THE National Council of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has decided to restart the farmers' struggle and called for coordinated struggle of farmers and workers centered on their livelihood issues in coordination with the united workers movement. The meeting was held at the Harkishan Singh Surjeet Bhawan in New Delhi on July 10, 2024 and it was attended by 145 representatives from 17 States.

Panchayat Elections in Tripura: Left’s Efforts to Restore Democracy

THE Tripura State Election Commission (SEC) issued a notification on July 11 for the upcoming three-tier panchayat elections in the state. The elections will cover 606 gram panchayats with 6,371 GP seats, 35 panchayat samities with 423 PS seats, and 8 zillas (districts) with 116 zilla parishad seats. Voting is scheduled for August 8, 2024, with vote counting set for August 12.

Maharashtra Govt Must Withdraw Authoritarian ‘Janasuraksha’ Bill

THE Maharashtra state committee of the CPI(M), in a statement issued on July 12, has strongly condemned the Mahayuti government of Maharashtra for introducing the ‘Janasuraksha Bill, 2024’ in the state assembly and demands its immediate withdrawal.Trampling upon citizens' democratic rights of protesting against anti-people policies and decisions of a government, the ruling BJP-led alliance has, by introducing this bill towards the fag end of the current assembly session, exhibited its arrogance born out of panic.

AIKS-AIAWU Delegation Meets Families of Youth Murdered by BJP-RSS Cow Vigilantes

ON July 5, 2024, a delegation of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and All India Agricultural Workers Union (AIAWU) visited the families of the three victims of the pre-planned killings of Muslim youth transporting cattle, on June 7 near the Mahanadi Bridge on the Mahasamund-Raipur border in Chhattisgarh by BJP-RSS criminals posing as cow vigilantes.

TN: Lawyers Rally against New Criminal Laws

LAWYERS across the country are mobilising demanding the central NDA government to suspend the implementation of three new criminal laws. In Tamil Nadu, state-level Advocates Associations and the Bar Association have united to form a Joint Action Council. On July 8, they organised a rally and demonstration in Tiruchi, where leaders of several political parties voiced their support for the lawyers' cause.On July 10, advocates responded to the Joint Action Council's call by organising protests at railway stations and boycotted court until July 12.

MP: Fact-Finding Committee Demands Justice for Mandla Victims

On June 15, Ramnarayan Kuraria, CPI(M) Madhya Pradesh state secretariat member, and Anil Sallam, Seoni district secretary, visited Bhainswahi village in Mandla district. Their investigation revealed the mistreatment of minority groups under the pretext of cow slaughter allegations.Bhainswahi village is predominantly inhabited by adivasis, dalits and minority communities, who primarily depend on agriculture and construction work in urban areas for their livelihoods.

J&K: Youth and Student Federations Hold Convention

THE Jammu & Kashmir Democratic Youth Federation (JKDYF) and the Jammu & Kashmir Students’ Federation (JKSF) held a joint convention at Kulgam on July 4, in which hundreds of delegates across the district participated.While addressing the convention, CPI(M) leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami said that youth are key agents for development and they should remain on the forefront in the struggle against the anti-people policies of the government.The graph of unemployment in the region has shot up considerably.


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