Verdict in ED Case Threatens Civil Rights and Democracy: Prakash Karat

CPI(M) POLIT Bureau Member, Prakash Karat said that the Supreme Court's verdict upholding broad powers for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act will have far-reaching consequences. The central government can use ED to trample democracy and civil rights. ED's actions against opposition parties, human rights activists and media will become more severe with the Supreme Court verdict.

Re-open Closed Ration Shops in Puducherry! Don't Starve People!!

IN Puducherry union territory, public distribution system (PDS) shops have been kept closed for the past three years in all the regions, including Karaikkal, Mahe, and Yanam. As a result, people have not been receiving free rice or other subsidised food commodities. As a result, the poor and middle class people who are heavily dependent on PDS supplies, have been severely affected.

Telangana: British Then and BJP Now

A LARGE road show WAS  organised by the Hanumakonda district  committee of the CPI(M) on July 26.  Later addressing the public meeting, CPI(M) general secretary, Sitaram Yechury said that on the occasion of 75 years of independence, the central government is celebrating Amrit Utsav. He expressed unhappiness that even after 75 years people could not get education, healthcare, houses and employment in the country. PM Modi has given a call to hoist the national flag on every house on this occasion.

BJP's Land Has Slipped but Danger Remains

OTHER states of the country may have had their own experiences, but this is the first experience for Madhya Pradesh when there was no difference between the State Election Commission and the ruling BJP. On many occasions, it was the chief electoral officer who was seen showing the way to escape the BJP leaders. For example, in these elections, there was a mess in the voter lists, which was never seen before. Not only the names of the people were missing. Rather, the polling stations of members of the same family were different.

Countrywide Road Blockades by Farmers

ON July 31, 2022, Sardar Udham Singh’s Day of Martyrdom, lakhs of farmers in hundreds of places across the nation held massive road blockades and large protest demonstrations against the betrayal of the farmers by the BJP’s central government. In Punjab, in fact, the action was in the form of huge rail blockades at all the major railway stations in the state.

Haryana Teachers Protest against CHEERAG

HARYANA school teachers organised protest actions against the CHEERAG scheme of the state government. Under this scheme, the government will reimburse fee of those students who leave government schools and join private schools. An amount of Rs 700 to Rs 1100 will be given as relief/assistance/grant per month. Haryana Vidyalaya Adhyapak Sangh and other teachers’ organisations protest this transfer of public funds to promote privatisation of education. 



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