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DUJ Denounces use of Apps to Target Journos, Citizens

THE Delhi Union of Journalists(DUJ) in a press note issued on January 11, stated that in the controversy surrounding the prime minister’s visit to Punjab, an investigation into a secret app that spams and trolls thousands has gone ignored by the big media.  Painstaking investigation of the app Tek Fog, by two technical researchers for The Wire, reveals how technology is being used to pursue a political agenda and target people, including journalists.

Maha: Convention of Landless Agricultural Workers

A Two-Day, state-level convention of the landless and the homeless was held on December 29-30, 2021 in Jalna district of Maharashtra. It was organised by the Maharashtra Rajya Khet Mazdoor Union (Lal Bowta), the state unit of AIAWU. More than two hundred delegates attended the convention and resolved to launch a sustained struggle on the basic question of land and the right of home in rural India.

Before the convention, a public meeting of more than 2,000 agricultural workers was organised on December 29 at the multi-sports ground in Jalna.

HP: DYFI to fight for Employment & against Drug Menace

THE 12th state conference of DYFI Himachal Pradesh was held on January 8-9, 2022 at Shimla. The main slogan of the conference was “stop hate and drugs, provide employment”.

The conference was held at a time when there was heavy snowing in Shimla and most of the roads leading to the state capital were blocked. Still, the delegates, some of whom had to walk to the town from miles away reached and attended this conference.

INAUGURAL SESSION

Most People Oppose Amending Age of Marriage

THE Modi government decided to raise the legal age of marriage of women from 18 to 21 years. The union cabinet cleared the proposal and a bill to amend the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 was introduced in Parliament. Now it is been sent to the Standing Committee. 

More than 170 people representing their organisations and as individuals endorsed a statement against the proposed amendment and called upon the people to file objections as they are sought.

Most People Oppose Amending Age of Marriage



THE Modi government decided to raise the legal age of marriage of women from 18 to 21 years. The union cabinet cleared the proposal and a bill to amend the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 was introduced in Parliament. Now it is been sent to the Standing Committee. 

More than 170 people representing their organisations and as individuals endorsed a statement against the proposed amendment and called upon the people to file objections as they are sought.

Tripura: Modi Tarnishes Dignity of PM’s Office by Spreading Lies

WHILE blaming the erstwhile Left Front government in Tripura headed by Manik Sarkar and glorifying the inglorious performance of the present BJP-led government in the state, prime minister Narendra Modi has practically resorted to a volley of white lies and thereby tarnished the dignity of the office of the prime minister. The prime minister also turned a so-called government programme into an election rally and targeted the opposition. 

Karnataka State Conference of CPI(M)

THE 23rd state conference of the Karnataka committee of the   CPI (M) was held from January 2-4 at Gangavathi, Koppal district, in Comrades K Varadarajan and Balappa Nagar. The conference hall was named after veteran leader of the trade union movement and of the Party, Comrade B Madhava and another trade union leader Comrade R Srinivas who underwent life imprisonment (and was released after 16 years in jail) in a false case.

Hyderabad: AIKC Calls to Defeat BJP in State Assembly Elections

A MEETING of the All-India Kisan Council (AIKC) of the All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) was held at the P Sundarayya Vignana Kendram at Hyderabad, capital of Telangana, on January 10-11, 2022. It was the first meeting of the AIKC after the epic victory of the historic nationwide farmers’ struggle in November-December 2021 and was therefore full of enthusiasm. It was attended by AIKC leaders from 17 states; a few states could not come due to Covid issues.

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