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Telangana: Secular Values under Threat

“SINCE the BJP assumed office at the centre, secularism is facing threat, and in the name of CAA divisional lines are being drawn all over the country, “CPI(M) Polit Bureau member, B V Raghavalu said. The communist party from its inception is fighting for the protection of democratic and secular rights, uninterrupted. In Vanaparthy district, Amarachinta, the centenary of the struggle of the communist party was organised on February 16th.

MAHA: Over 150 Activists Leave Their Parties, Join Red Flag in Palghar Dist

ON July 31, 2020, over 150 activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), the Shramajeevi Sanghatana (a foreign-funded NGO whose leaders are close to the BJP) and other organisations from Palghar district left their own parties and organisations and joined the red flag in an enthusiastic programme that was organised at the Palghar tehsil office of the CPI(M), which is strategically located on the Mumbai-Delhi national highway. They hail from Palghar, Dahanu, Talasari, Jawhar and Vikramgad tehsils.

MAHA: AIKS Leads Milk Farmers Struggle

ON August 1, 2020, the milk farmers struggle led by the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and the Milk Producing Farmers Struggle Committee was intensified all over Maharashtra with the participation of thousands of farmers in around 50 tehsils of 20 districts. The first phase of this struggle began on July 20 in Ahmednagar and some other districts. The state dairy development minister Sunil Kedar organised an online meeting of farmer leaders and milk companies on July 21 at which the AIKS was represented, but nothing came of it. 

AP: CPI(M) Senior Leaders Sunnam Rajaiah, Shadrak Succumb to Covid-19

THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) Andhra Pradesh unit has lost two senior leaders to Covid-19, on August 4. Comrade Sunnam Rajaiah, 62, state secretariat member and Comrade T Shadrak, 62, member of the state control commission, have both succumbed to the viral infection, leaving a huge void for the Party. The Party state committee paid homage to the leaders and called for statewide condolence meetings for a week. It had also held an online condolence meeting at state level on August 11 to pay tributes to the departed leaders.

DELHI: Set up Independent Probe: Citizens Demand

CITIZENS of Delhi on July 28, from all walks of life, have in a letter to chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal demanded an independent probe under a retired judge into the communal violence in Delhi. The totally one sided and politically motivated reports of the Delhi police regarding the communal violence is also in sharp contrast to the report and recommendations of the Delhi Minority Commission. This makes the setting up of such a probe all the more urgent.

TRIPURA: Crisis in Every Sphere and Thus Desperate Bid to Suppress People’s Anger

SLOPPY handling of the Covid-19 pandemic by the BJP-IPFT coalition government forced Tripura to the brink of community spread. The tiny state’s Covid-19 infection tally has crossed 4,000 with 17 deaths, whereas in the beginning of the nationwide lockdown (March-end) the number was one or two – people with history of travel outside.

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