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UTTAR PRADESH: Bulanshahar Violence and Killings

ON December 3, 2018, Bajrang Dal activists mobilised supporters from neighbouring areas to congregate in village Marwah, Bulandshahar district where pieces of cow meat were prominently displayed in a field.  The owner of the field and others in his village had informed the police and were in the process of giving the meat a quiet burial when a gang led by Yogesh Raj, district convenor of the Bajrang Dal, arrived and loaded the remains onto a tractor trolley.  The Inspector of Sayana PS., Subodh Singh Rathore tried to reason with them but the frenzied mob insisted on driving to the main Bula

‘Defend Constitution and Secularism Day’: Left Parties Observe Dec 6

DECEMBER 6, this year, marks the 26th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Keeping the current situation in context, CPI(M), CPI, CPI(ML) Liberation, Forward Bloc, RSP had organised a march in Delhi raising slogans in defence of constitution. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury along with Polit Bureau members Prakash Karat, Tapan Sen, Brinda Karat, Hannan Mollah also participated in the rally.

Dec 6 Observed as ‘Defend Constitution and Secularism Day’: Huge Rallies Denounce Communalism

WEST BENGAL

CPI(M) and the Left parties held a campaign against communalism in West Bengal to thwart the designs of communal forces, particularly of the RSS. RSS-BJP had proposed to hold rathyatras in the state, scheduled to be inaugurated by Amit Shah. Left parties have resolutely declared to resist attempts to communalise the atmosphere. Numerous street corner meetings, public meetings and rallies were organised throughout the state, particularly on and around December 6.

GUJARAT : CPI(M) State Workshop to Work for Success of All India Strike

A DAY after the CPI(M) Gujarat state committee meeting on December 8, a Party state workshop was held in Ahmedabad on December 9 to give a boost to mass front work in the state. It was attended by 67 state office-bearers and other main activists working on the trade union, kisan, women, youth, student and lawyers’ fronts from 14 of the 16 districts where the Party exists. It was the first time that such a workshop was being held in Gujarat.

KERALA: ‘Women Wall’ on New Year Day

KERALA will form ‘Vanitha Mathil’ (Women Wall) on January 1, 2019. This will be formed by over 176 renaissance organisations of Kerala. The ‘women wall’ will be formed from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram, which is a distance of over 600 km.  A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting which was chaired by the chief minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan. This decision was taken in the backdrop of violence unleashed by the Sangh Parivar outfits after the decision of the Supreme Court to allow women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple.

Telangana Election Campaign Concludes

THE Telangana assembly elections are being held on December 7. The Bahujan Left Front (BLF) of which the CPI(M) is also a constituent is contesting all 119 seats in the state. The CPI(M) is contesting in 26 assembly constituencies.

CPI(M) leaders including Sitaram Yechury, Manik Sarkar, Brinda Karat, BV Raghavulu and K Hemalata participated in the election campaign and addressed a large number of public meetings.

Slum Dwellers Conference in West Bengal

MOVEMENT and mobilisation of slum dwellers in West Bengal is gaining momentum. This has been reflected in second state conference of Paschim Banga Basti Unnayan Samity(PBUS)- the largest organisation of slum dwellers in the state. The conference, held on December 1-2, in Kolkata, was preceded by organising slum dwellers at slum, town and district levels. In all 754 slum level committees were formed throughout the state, though, according to leaders of the PBUS, this covers only a part of the actual potential.

Kerala: People Back the Left as LDF Wins Big in Local By-polls

THE Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, continues its winning streak by registering an emphatic victory in the local body by-elections, amidst the high-decibel anti-government campaign unleashed by the Sangh Parivar outfits over the Sabarimala verdict.
The elections were held for 39 local bodies in all the 14 districts in the state and the LDF has won 21 seats as it wrested five from UDF and one from BJP. The United Democratic Front (UDF) finished a distant second with just 11 seats.

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