TELANGANA: Restore Democracy in Kashmir, Left Parties Demand

Left parties organised a state convention at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram, Hyderabad, on September 10 demanding the Indian government to protect the democratic rights of the people. State secretariat member of CPI(M), D G Narasimha Rao, presided over the meeting.   K Srinivas, editor of Telugu daily Andhra Jyothi attended the meet as the chief guest and said that people all over the country are talking about Kashmir but the situation there is not as most people imagine. 

New Attempts to Attack Forest Rights Act

Five tribal organizations –  Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch, Campaign for Survival and Dignity, Bharat Ekta Andolan, Jindagi Bachao Abhiyan and the All India Forum of Forest Movements have jointly submitted the following memorandum to Arjun Munda, minister for tribal affairs on September 11, regarding the new attempt to attack the Forest Rights Act in the Supreme Court.

ON September 12, the Supreme Court is scheduled to once again hear the ongoing case against the Forest Rights Act. 

WEST BENGAL: Strong Rally of Kisans and Agricultural Workers

ON AUGUST 31, a strong rally of the agricultural workers was held in Kolkata to infuse fighting spirit within agriculturalists of the country. Over 50,000 farmers and agricultural workers, at the call of AIKS and AIAWU,  mobilised at the heart of Kolkata, at Rani Rashmoni Avenue, demanding an end to the anti- peasantry mindset of the Modi led union government, which they told is being supplemented by the  Mamata led TMC run state government in West Bengal. 

AP: CITU Opposes Closure of Chittivalasa Jute Mill

THE CITU was successful in getting a stay order from the AP High Court against the closure of Chittivalasa Jute Mill. Interestingly, the memorandum of understanding for closure of the mill was arrived between the management of the mill and four workers union, viz., INTUC, AITUC, TNTUC and YSRTUC. The CITU had opposed this agreement and had promised to continue with the struggle. The agreement was arrived on July 24, 2019.

Modi’s Labour Law Changes Will Increase Exploitation of Workers

IT is ironic that as India prepares for the 100th anniversary of the trade union movement in the country next year, the ruling BJP government led by Narendra Modi has pushed through key changes in labour laws that will effectively push down wages, increase working hours and dilute the enforcement machinery. The Code on Wages was passed by the Lok Sabha on July 30, 2019 and it will now have to go to Rajya Sabha for approval before it becomes law. Meanwhile the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions has been tabled in the Lok Sabha.

Kashmir on the Verge of Faqakashi

IQBAL Ahmad, resident of Anantnag had tears rolling down his eyes as his wife called him from a local police station in Anantnag after three days of jostling. This is how; apparently all over Kashmir valley; the people are forced to queue up at the police stations to call their relatives in mainland India; in Srinagar city just 300 landlines are made functional, it’s ridiculous! Iqbal, along with two other elected panchayat representatives, who are from the Bakarwal tribal community had come to tell their woes to the leaders of the political parties in New Delhi.

TAMIL NADU: Public will Oppose Tyrannical Modi Govt

MODI government, elected the second time, has become tyrannical and started demolishing the foundation of the Indian Constitution in a pre-designed manner, said Polit Bureau member Prakash Karat at a public meeting held in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu on August 24. The country’s economy is in doldrums and the government has failed to provide a tangible solution to the crisis. It is imperative that the increase of such onslaughts will cause the public to explode against the government and people will surely descend on streets against this tyranny, he said. 


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