TRIPURA: On Quadripartite Agreement for Permanent Settlement of Reang Refugees

A QUADRIPARTITE agreement was signed in New Delhi on January 16, 2020, for permanent settlement of Bru or Reang refugees, who were ousted from Mizoram and took shelter in different camps in Tripura. The four parties of the agreement are the union government, Mizoram government, Tripura government and leaders of the Reang refugees.

TN Custodial Killings: Blood-Thirsty Cops a Shame to Humanity

SATHANKULAM is a small town in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. Its Tamil name can be translated into English as ‘a pond where the devil resides’. The recent killings of a father-son duo in police custody tragically demonstrates that the epithet is not off the mark.    On June 19th evening, Jayaraj (59), a mobile shop owner, was picked up by the Sathankulam police for interrogation. It was alleged that on the previous evening when a police patrol questioned him as to why he had kept his mobile shop open during the curfew hours imposed to combat the coronavirus, there was an altercation.

Left Parties Protest Demanding Reduction of Fuel Prices

Below we publish reports from the states on the protests organised by the Left Parties demanding the central government to sharply reduce the excise duties on petroleum products, and reduce its prices.West BengalThousands of people participated in the protest against incessant rise in the prices of petrol and diesel on June 29 in West Bengal. 16 Left parties and allied parties participated in the protest throughout the state. In Kolkata, leaders of 16 parties and that of the Congress, along with activists, stood beside the Red Road.

AIDWA Demands Justice for Kanpur Shelter Home Girls

THE All India Democratic Women’s Association, represented by its national vice president Subhashini Ali, and by the Kanpur district committee president and secretary of AIDWA, Neelam Tiwari and Sudha Singh,  have submitted a memorandum to the chairperson of National Human Rights Commission on June 24, on the notice issued by the NHRC to Uttar Pradesh DGP and chief secretary regarding Rajkiya Bal Sanrakshan Griha, Kanpur.AIDWA leaders welcomed the fact that the NHRC chairperson has taken suo moto cognizance of the extremely disturbing situation prevailing in the Shelter Home for Minor girls

AIDWA Demands TN Govt to Appeal against Acquittal of Honour Crime Accused

THE All India Democratic Women's Association, in a statement issued on June 23, has expressed shock at the Madras High Court's judgement on the appeal regarding the honour killing of Udumalai Sankar, Tamil Nadu acquitting the main accused.  It is to be recalled that Kausalya, who belongs to the socially dominant BC (Thevar) community, had married Shankar, a dalit youth of Udumalpet in Tiruppur district, in 2015. On March 13, 2016, the couple was brutally attacked by a three-member gang near Udumalpet town bus stand.

June 16 Campaign Reports

PROTEST programmes were held across the country on June 16 at the call of the Party’s Polit Bureau, demanding relief to the people who are badly hit by the Corona crisis and the resultant lockdown.WEST BENGALOn June 16, protest actions were very encouraging in Kolkata and in other districts. State government and its administration tried its best to disrupt our programme in Kolkata. All 16 parties’ state leadership took part in Kolkata central programme at Rani Rashmoni Avenue (Esplanade).

Lakhs Participate in June 16 Protest

Lakhs of people participated in the June 16 protest programme called by the Party demanding relief to the people who are badly hit by the Corona crisis and the resultant lockdown. These protests were held across the country observing the regulations and restrictions prevailing in each area, maintaining physical distancing, wearing protective masks etc.In Kerala, there was a huge response to the protest programme. A detailed report is carried in the inside pages.The Polit Bureau had given a call to observe an all India protest day on June 16 demanding the following:1.

WB: Left on Streets

AS union home minister Amit Shah was busy delivering his ‘election special’ speech for West Bengal, Left activists came out into the streets to protest against the incompetence of both the central and state governments in dealing with the situation arising out of Covid-19, as well as safeguarding peoples’ livelihood.On June 9, Shah delivered his speech in virtual mode at 11 am. As he spoke, Left activists stood in roads with red flags and placards.


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