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CPI(M) to challenge CAA in SC

THESE were the emphatic remarks of Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the CPI(M) in a press conference held on December 16 at Delhi. He said that the Party has given final shape to the petition challenging the Constitutional Amendment Act(CAA), which was passed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the recent parliament session, despite strong opposition from the people and some of the political parties.

Country Rises in Protest against Citizenship Amendment Act


Kerala

Human Chain against CAA on Republic Day

N S Sajith

THE Left Democratic Front(LDF) will organise a human chain on January 26, 2020 in Kerala, on the 70th Republic Day of India, as part of the continuing protests against the draconian Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA). This was announced by A Vijayraghwan, convenor of LDF in Thiruvananthapuram on October 16 while deliberating on the decisions of the LDF meeting.

Punjab: Comrade Surjeet’s death anniversary observed

ON December 8, the death anniversary of Comrade HKS Surjeet, former general secretary of the Party was observed at his native village in Bundala Manjhki in Jalandhar district of Punjab state. A large number of Party workers and sympathisers participated in the function from all over Punjab. Leaders of various political parties and state committee members of CPI(M) were also present. 

ASSAM: Angry Protests against CAB

THE people of Assam are protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 (CAB) which is unconstitutional, communal and violative of Assam Accord, right from the moment it was introduced in 2016. Though the bill was passed in Lok Sabha in January 2019, it was not tabled in Rajya Sabha due to united protest of all opposition parties and massive protest in Assam and north east.

Ancient DNA, History and Science: Need to Step Out of the Nationalist Framework

AMIT Sengupta was one of the pioneers of the people’s health movement in the country and worldwide. His life is an example of unwavering commitment to the global struggle for health rights and equity. In addition to the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Amit was also a key figure in the All India People’s Science Network, committed to bringing science and reason into the daily lives of people.

Roaring Long March in Bengal

THOUSANDS of people, in a determined show of resistance, are marching through towns and villages in West Bengal protesting against disinvestment of public sector units and demanding jobs. A ‘long march’, the mainstay in South Bengal, started from the gate of Chittaranjan Locomotive Workshop on November 30 which would traverse 283 kilometres and would culminate in a massive public rally in Kolkata on December 11. This march, at the time of the writing has already crossed 130 kilometres.

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