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Tribals & Traditional Forest Dwellers Demand Upholding the FRA

ON November 21, on the nationwide call of the Bhumi Adhikar Andolon (land rights movement), thousands of  tribals and other traditional forest dwellers from across the country assembled at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. This was the culmination of the campaign that was started by more than thirty organisations against the Supreme Court’s judgment of February 13, 2019, directing the forest department to evict all those whose claims under the FRA have been rejected.

Maharashtra: CPI(M) on the New State Government

STATEMENT issued by the five CC members of the CPI(M) from Maharashtra has  welcomed the resignation of the unprincipled BJP-led Devendra Fadnavis-Ajit Pawar government. In view of the Supreme Court judgement, we demand that the governor of Maharashtra must be sacked for the unconstitutional, anti-democratic and partisan role he played at the behest of the prime minister and the home minister.

Jharkhand: CPI(M) releases list of Party candidates

FOLLOWING are the candidates of CPI(M) for Jharkhand assembly elections .

1. Subhash Munda                                          Hatiya

2. Praful Linda                                                Khijri

3. Vishvadev Singh Munda                            Silli

4. Swapan Mahto                                            Behragoda

5. Naresh Bharti                                              Chatra

6. Mohammad Iqbal                                        Pakud

Ninth All India Conference of AIFAWH: Anganwadis Declare War against Hunger and Hatred

 

THE ninth national conference of the All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers (AIFAWH) has resolved to take up a campaign to free the nation from hatred and discrimination. The four-day conference was held in Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Andhra Pradesh and had concluded on November 20, 2019. The union has also declared its support to the general strike to be observed on January 8, 2020. 

Convention of Oil & Petroleum Workers

A NATIONAL convention of oil and petroleum workers was held at the Constitution Club, in New Delhi on November 20. It was jointly organised by trade unions of different affiliations as well as the unaffiliated ones functioning in ONGC, IOC, OIL, BPCL and HPCL. Around 300 representatives from these oil PSUs from all over the country participated in the convention. The delegates came from the states of Assam, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and national capital of Delhi.

Citizens’ March against Commercialisation of Education

ON November 23, 2019, thousands of citizens’ joined the March called by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union against fee hike, administrative authoritarianism, and privatisation and commercialisation of education with a  demand to make education affordable, accessible and inclusive to all sections of society. The March called from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar was joined by students of IIT’s,  IIM’s, alumni of JNU, trade unions, women’s organisations, Delhi Parents’ Association and members from several organisations.

Odisha: Urban workshop in Bhubaneswar

A WORKSHOP on the problems of urban areas and tasks ahead was organised by CPI(M) Odisha state committee at Bhubanewar on Nov 10, 2019. Tikender Singh Panwar from all India centre attended the workshop and inaugurated it.  Jagganath Mishra, state secretariat member of the party presided over the meeting where, Suresh Panigrahi, state secretariat member placed the theme paper and future tasks on urban issues.

Tripura: Police denies permission to Kisan Rally

 

 

 THIS is the new order in Tripura. Here the democratic rights of peaceful protest marches and meetings are denied without a proper cause. On November 13th, police denied permission to a peaceful procession of peasants and agricultural workers.  The organisers had sought proper and prior permission for the programme. But as thousands of kisans, agricultural workers, Jumias started gathering at Paradise Chowomohoni,  police raised barriers on all the sides to prevent them from marching ahead. 

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