Kashmir Caged

BELOW we present a report released by a group of people who visited Kashmir valley after the abrogation of crucial provisions of Article 370 and 35 A of the constitution by the parliament. This group comprised, Jean Drèze-economist, Kavita Krishnan-CPI(M-L), Maimoona Mollah-AIDWA and  Vimal Bhai-NAPM.

SFI Golden Jubilee Celebrations Begin

IT WAS a rainy afternoon.  Two student rallies withstanding heavy rain, culminated at Dumdum, the very locality where the seeds of SFI were sown,  in August  1970 through  the formation a preparatory committee.  SFI president, V P Sanu hoisted the white flag of Independence, Democracy and Socialism, marking the beginning of the golden jubilee celebrations of SFI.

TRIPURA: Tribal Youth Federation Holds Special Convention

On August 13, Tribal Youth Federation of Tripura organised a special convention at Agartala Town Hall with ten-point demands to the state and central government to resolve the matters of employment and jobs for youth, demands regarding education policies and livelihoods of the people. Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) Manik Sarkar inaugurated the convention.

Agartala City has witnessed a spirited and enthusiastic presence of the tribal youth in this convention at the Town Hall.

Karnataka: Release of Capital in Kannada

MARXISM only offers powerful, unique and true critique of capitalism; hence, as long as capitalism lasts you cannot do without Marxism, asserted Professor Prabhat Patnaik.  He was delivering the keynote address at a seminar on ‘150 years of Capital’ and ‘Re-inventing Left’ at Bangalore on August 2.  The seminar was organised as part of the day-long celebration on the release of Kannada translation of ‘Capital Vol 1’. It was organised by Kriya Madhyama in collaboration with Navakarnatakaas, part of the ‘Marx 200-Capital 150’ project.

MP: AIDWA State Conference

THE 10TH state conference of AIDWA resolved to build a stronger movement of the women in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This conference was held on July 16-18 in Kanha Resort in Morena city of MP. The city was named after late Comrade Leela Srivastava, who was treasurer of the organisation. The stage was named after Comrade Shanti Patel, who was the founder of AIDWA in Gwalior.

Tamil Nadu: Amendments in Article 370 be kept in Abeyance

AN ALL-PARTY meeting was held at Chennai on Saturday, August 10, in the background of abrogation of provisions of Article 370. The meeting was held under the leadership of DMK President, M K Stalin, in which all the leaders of Secular Progressive Front representing DMK, Congress, CPI(M), CPI, VCK, MDMK, IJK, Kongu Makkal Katchi, MMK, IUML, DK, and MJK participated.

UACs Regularisation

JUST recently, the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi has welcomed the decision of the ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) to regularise 1,797 unauthorised colonies (UAC) in Delhi. There is a wave of cheer in the city amongst the residents in these UACs, but there is also deep scepticism. The residents are aware of the history of such decisions taken in the past, some of which were partly implemented, some decisions taken only during elections and never implemented.


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