Inequity worsens in India: Oxfam report

THE Oxfam, released a study called ‘Time to Care’ ahead of the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos. According to the report on India,  Oxfam said the combined total wealth of 63 Indian billionaires is higher than the total union budget of India for the fiscal year 2018-19 which was at Rs 24,42,200 crore.

Not just that India’s one per cent hold more than four times the wealth held by 953 million people who make up for the 70 per cent of the bottom country’s population.

West Bengal: Struggle against CAA to continue on the streets

THE Kolkatta district committee of the CPI(M) held a massive rally against the CAA and the proposed NPR and NRC. The rally was held at Shaheed Minar, Kolkatta on January 20, 2020. Thousands of people from different sections of the society participated in the rally. The public meeting was addressed by Surjya Kanta Mishra, state secretary of CPI(M), Mohammad Salim, Polit Bureau member of the Party and other leaders.


SITARAM Yechury, general secretary of the CPI(M) demanded the repeal of Citizenship (Amendment) Act{CAA} 2019 as it is anti-constitutional - it links religion and citizenship, which, he said is ultra vires to the constitution of India. He said the amendment to the Citizenship Act goes against the fundamentals of the constitution. He opined this in a press conference and in a public meeting of CPI(M) after three day central committee meeting held in EMS Academy in Thiruvananthapuram on January 19, 2020.

Karnataka: Massive rally in Gulbarga against CAA

A MASSIVE rally, with an estimated participation of over five lakh people, on January 21, 2020 in Gulbarga, Karnataka gave a clarion call for a civil disobedience against the central government for implementing the CAA(Citizenship Amendment Act). The call for the rally was given by the Karnataka People’s Forum(KPF) comprising political parties and other sections of the civil society. The major political parties of the KPF are Congress, JD(S), CPI, SUCI and the CPI(M) along with some of the major groups working amongst the tribals and the dalits.


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