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Punjab workers gear up for January Strike

Gearing up for the January workers’ strike, the Punjab CITU called for a joint meeting of the major trade unions was held at Jalandhar in October 8 to discuss the strike to be held on January 8 and 9 and steps needed to be taken to involve government and semi-government employees in the protest.

The meeting resolved to publish one laakh handbills and 15,000 postersA state-level meet regarding the same is scheduled to be held on November 5. District-level conventions are planned to be held in the months of October and November.

ANDHRA PRADESH: Folk Artists’ Mahapadayatra for Seven days in Tirupati

FOLK Artists serving under the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam conducted a Mahapadayatra for seven days in their long drawn struggle on seven demands. Venkateswara is known as the God of seven hills. Symbolising that, the artists conducted this padayatra for seven days on seven demands. The artists in respective teams participate in the ritual services of Venkateswara throughout the year. Though they come from remote villages, they were not given proper recognition and minimum courtesies.

Adhikar Jatha Makes Peoples Voices Heard in Bengal

AFTER three weeks of jatha through towns and villages of the state, three rallies were held in three consecutive days in West Bengal. The jathas, named as Adhikar Jatha, organised by Bengal Platform of Mass organisations, walked through hundreds of kilometres in all districts.

The main stream of the jatha was supplemented by local and district-level jathas and has raised state-wide demands of peoples’ livelihood, while it also carried local demands and burning issues of areas.

TELANGANA: CPI(M) and BLF Demand Special Law to Protect Couples in Inter-caste Marriages

CPI(M) and Bahujan Left Front has organised protest demonstrations in front of various Mandal headquarters in Telangana state, condemning the government's response to the murders and attacks on couples in inter-caste marriages in the state. Recently the murder of Pranay, a dalit man who married a young woman from upper caste has shaken the state. Pranay was killed by the woman's father.

AdhikarJatra Reverberates Peoples’ Demands

TENS of thousands of people have participated in the AdhikarJatra throughout West Bengal, raising peoples’ demands. The jatra, a statewidejatha, organised by Bengal Platform of Mass Organisations evoked enthusiastic response from all sections of toiling people. The main jathas are preceded, and in many cases, followed up by local and district level jathas, making the entire state reverberating demands of livelihood, democracy and unity of the people. 

Jammu and Kashmir: Disruptive and Communal Politics of RSS Must Be Defeated: CPI(M)

THE CPI(M) Jammu and Kashmir state committee in a press statement issued on September 20 has condemned the statement of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, in which he has once again attacked the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir by calling for scrapping of Article 35-A and Article 370 of the Indian constitution.

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