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‘Hatred and Discrimination Free India’

OCTOBER 2, 2019 marks the 150th birthday of the ‘father of the nation’, Mahatma Gandhi. It is also 45th anniversary of ICDS since it was launched on the day in 1975.

The All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers (AIFAWH) has launched an yearlong campaign from October 2, 2019 against communal hatred, mob violence and caste and gender discrimination with a slogan- “For real development and freedom; against hate and discrimination; for Harmony and Equality.”

Haryana Vidhan Sabha Elections Defeat BJP, elect Left Candidates

THE Haryana state assembly elections for 90 constituencies will take place on October 21. Both the CPI and the CPI(M) are contesting seven seats each. The CPI(M) has announced the following candidates:

Jagtar Singh-Tohana(Fatehabad); Suresh Kumar-Adampur(Hisar); Ram Mehar-Bawani Khera-SC(Bhivani); Ramesh Chandra-Julana(Jind); Satyawan-Kalaayat(Kaithal); kamlesh Lahli-Kalaanaur SC(Rohtak); Virender Dangwal-NIT(Faridabad).

ASSAM: AIDWA Holds its Eleventh State Conference

The 11th state conference of AIDWA, Assam was held from September 21-23, at Rangia, Kamrup, the historical place of mass movements. On this occasion, a public meeting was held on the 21st at the Eidgah Maidan. Around two thousand men and women participated in the public meeting which was presided over by Seema Biswas. The meeting started with a song by IPTA, Rangia. The purpose of the meeting was narrated by the state secretary, Niyati Barman.

Himachal Pradesh: Apple Producers to Protest on October 16

THE Himachal Kissan  Sabha an affiliate of the AIKS has decided to hold a strong protest demonstration on October 16 at Narkanda in Shimla district. The reasons for the protest are; (a) against the loot of the fruit commission agents who have not paid money to the apple growers of the region and (b) against the inept government of the state for not intervening in the market because of which the apple producers are forced for distress sale. People from adjoining places like Rampur, Nankhari, Kotgarh, Kumarsain, Nirmand, Ani, Karsog etc., shall participate in this demonstration.

MADHYA PRADESH: The Killing of Two Dalit Children

MORE than ten days had elapsed since the gruesome murder of two dalit children, Roshni (12) and Avinash (10) of the Balmiki community when the CPI(M) took out a rally October 5, demanding justice for their families. Since there is no Party unit in the district, comrades from Gwalior spent days here mobilising local people for the rally.  Many from Gwalior, especially AIDWA members also participated.

TELANGANA: Forging Stronger Ties: The Way Forward for the Struggle Ahead

THE recently conducted elections in the University of Hyderabad have been an important milestone in the struggle against the authoritarian and divisive politics of the BJP at the centre and the ABVP in the campuses across the country. Now, one might be tempted to ask the question, “What is so special about the UOH elections?” Every students’ union election at any university or college is bound to have its own significance.

CC COMMUNIQUE: Onward to Struggles

THE Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met in New Delhi from October 2 to 4, 2019. It has issued the following statement:

LDF VICTORY IN KERALA

The Central Committee congratulated the people of Pala assembly for electing the candidate of the Left Democratic Front. This is an unprecedented victory. Considered a UDF stronghold, the LDF snatched this sitting UDF seat in the face of a big campaign mounted against the LDF and its government in Kerala.

Strong Protest against NRC in West Bengal

TENS of thousands of people in West Bengal have come to the streets against NRC proposal at the call of CPI(M) and the Left parties. CPI(M) and the Left have called public rallies, meetings, protest demonstrations on the question of important issues of livelihood of the people. Apart from other issues, NRC or the prospect of it being implemented in West Bengal too has become the focal point of concern among large sections of the people. BJP leaders in West Bengal have consistently threatened to implement NRC in the state too with clear communal overtone.

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