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The Truth about Palghar Lynching

LAST week, on the night of April 16, a shocking case of mob lynching took place in Gadchinchle village of Dahanu tehsil in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, around 150 kilometres from Mumbai. This incident must be strongly condemned and strict punishment meted out to those proved guilty.

What were the facts of the case? Why did it occur? And what is its political fallout? 

DELHI: Survey of Migrant Workers under Covid Lockdown

SOON AFTER the lockdown was declared on March 24, here in Delhi we were informed by the West Bengal state leadership of the CPI(M) that a large number of migrant workerswere making distress calls to their contacts in the Partyback home and seeking help. In consultation with comrades in West Bengal, it was decided that contacts of our trade union leaders in Delhi would be passed onto the workers in distress. Within two days, the numbers were shared amonghundreds of workers who in turn passed them on to their colleagues from other states, similarly strandedin Delhi.

KARNATAKA: CITU, Mass Organisations Provide Succour to Poor, Migrant Workers during Lockdown

THE CITU and other mass organisations in Karnataka have undertaken massive relief work among the people, particularly the poor and the working class, during the ongoing lockdown to check the spread of the novel coronavirus. The CITU launched a special drive – Asangatitharige Annapoorna Sankalpa–Nimmondige Naavu CITU Pracharabhiyana – to help the unorganized sector workers who have been hit the hardest due to the lockdown. It was decided to provide food hampers with 18 essential items, at a cost of Rs 800 each, to at least 10,000 families in the state.

HIMACHAL PRADESH: Relief amidst Lockdown

THE working people, especially those engaged in the informal sector in Himachal Pradesh, like in many other states, have had to pass through a tough time during the period of lockdown. The main sufferers have been outsourced workers in government departments, casual workers, part-time workers, MNREGA workers, and workers engaged in construction activities, domestic helps and hotel workers, workers engaged in lifting of garbage and cleaning sewage, porters, hawkers, street vendors and many others. The worst affected during the lockdown, however, are the construction and MNREGA workers.

Bihar: Protest for Ration in the State

SHIMMERING discontent among the daily wage earners, poor people, transport workers, and unorganised sector workers, rural peasants and agriculture workers came to the fore as they responded in a big way at the call of CITU, AIKS, AIAWU, AIDWA, SFI, DYFI and raised the collective war cry,  ‘provide  ration instead of speeches’. The slogan reverberated all across Bihar on April 21.

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