A CPI(M) delegation comprising of Brinda Karat and Subhashini Ali (PB members), Surinder Singh (member, state secretariat, CPIM) and Jagveer Bhatti (district committee member, CPIM) visited Naya Bas and Chindraoti villages in Siyana block, Bulandshahar on January 5.
JANUARY 1, 2019: It was no wall, literally it was a fortress. Tens of thousands of women gathered on the western side of National Highway to imprint a new history. The women’s wall became multilayer fortress in through all districts on the first day of 2019. The wall became a fortress of humanity, equality and unity. All sections of women comprising of agricultural workers, teachers, nurses, Kudumbashree women, coir and cashew workers, students and prominent writers, artists, actors joined the women’s wall.
ON the intervening night of January 1, a few hours after a women’s wall organized across Kerala, two women, named Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga entered the Sabarimala temple at 3.45 am. They started their pilgrimage from Pamba at 1.30 am and reached Sannidhanam at 3.45 am, the sanctum sanctorum of Ayyappa temple under police escort in plain clothes.
OVER Thirty thousand farmers and agricultural workers at the call of AIKS and AIAWU from six North Bengal districts flooded the streets of Siliguri in North Bengal , to protest against the anti farmer policies of the Modi-led Union government and the West Bengal state government on December 27. All Siliguri bound trains virtually turned into ‘Kishan Express’ on that day and a day before. Many of them had come from far flung mountainous belt or distant rural areas in the Bengal bordering Assam and Bangladesh.
ON December 24, leaders of the Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch submitted a memorandum to the National Human Rights Commission at Delhi on the rampant FIRs against the adivasis accusing them of sedition. The memorandum was submitted by a delegation comprising of Brinda Karat-vice chairperson, Jitender Choudhury–national convenor, Praful Linda-state convenor, Jharkhand and Muchi Rai Munda-convenor Khunti district.
THE Left-Democratic Manch (LDM), Assam-a common platform of 10 political parties comprising of the CPI (M), CPI, CPI (ML), AAP, SP, NCP, RCPI, Janata Dal(S), LDP and Asom Sangrami Mancha, staged a massive 'sit-in-demonstration' at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on December 28. Demanding immediate withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and upgradation of a flawless National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam with the inclusion of names of all the genuine Indian citizens in the final list, the demonstration was attended by several hundred protesters from Assam
THE Left Democratic Front (LDF) has expanded further in Kerala as four more parties, the Indian National League, Kerala Congress (B), Democratic Kerala Congress and Loktantrik Janata Dal join it, said A Vijayaraghavan, the convener of the front.
A FACT-finding team of Bhumi Adhikar Andolan comprising members of parliament, leaders of kisan organisations, advocates from Supreme Court and senior journalists has, on December 20, visited the family of assassinated police officer Subodh Kumar Singh who was shot and lynched when he was on duty, by a mob led by Bajrang Dal. The team members consoled the family members, his widow Rajani Singh and two sons Shreya Prathap Singh and Abhishek Prathap Singh.
AT a time when the entire officers and workers of BSNL are engaged in continuous struggles against the pro-Reliance Jio and anti-BSNL steps being taken by the government, BSNLEU, the biggest trade union of BSNL, has conducted its 9th all India conference at Mysuru. The conference which was held from December 17-20, 2018, has taken many important decisions to defend BSNL and the future of the employees.