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. 

Kerala: Clarity on SC order needed

IN a response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Sabarimala,  Kerala chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan on November 14 said that the government has already clarified that it will abide by whatever the apex court decides. However, more clarity is needed on today's decision to leave the matter to the seven member bench. This is majority decision while two judges expressed their dissent. Earlier judgement of five member bench still exists. Apex court did not stay the previous judgement.


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