Release the Detained in Kashmir

CPI(M) general secretary, Sitaram Yechury, has addressed a letter to the prime minister on February 5, calling for the release of the detained persons in Kashmir, lifting of the  clampdown on communications, restoration of the democratic process and honouring of the assurances made to the people at the time of the accession of the state to the Indian Union.He said, “It is now six months since the severe restrictions had been clamped in Jammu & Kashmir following the abrupt abrogation of Article 370 & 35A of the Indian constitution through a resolution adopted by the parliament.“Thous

Nationwide Protests against Anti-People Budget, Feb 12-18

Left parties – CPI(M), CPI, CPI(ML), AIFB and RSP – have issued the following statement on February 4, 2020.THE Left parties will conduct a nationwide protest against the wide range of anti-people policies contained in this year’s budget which will further squeeze the livelihood conditions of the vast majority of our people. The Modi government has destroyed the Indian economy, imposing unprecedented burdens on the people.

JEJAA to join Human Chain on Jan 30

THE working group meeting of Jan Ekta Jan Adhikaar Andolan (JEJAA) held in New Delhi has called upon all sections of the people of the country to intensify the ongoing agitations against the attack on constitution and democracy through the CAA/NRC/NPR.  In a press release issued on January 15, it said that the campaign and mobilisation will be held in support of the following demands:I. Repeal the anti-constitutional Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens and National Population Register throughout the countryII.

Go Back Bolsonaro

THE Narendra Modi led BJP government which is facing mounting united protests by the workers, peasants, students, youth and the oppressed against the pro-corporate neoliberal economic policies and repressive measures against democratic protests has chosen to invite the Brazilian president Jair Messias Bolsonaro as the chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations on January 26.

BEFI Deplores Govt’s Move to Bring in FSDR Bill

Below we publish the press statement issued by the Bank Employees Federation of India, on January 15, on the mooted Financial Sector Development and Regulation (Resolution) Bill (FSDR) 2019 by the government of India.IT has been reported in the news media that Narendra Modi-led BJP government is going to reintroduce the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill 2017, in the garb of Financial Sector Development and Regulation (Resolution) Bill (FSDR) 2019.

Statement on Release of NSSO Consumption Survey Data

In a statement issued on November 21, prominent intellectuals have demanded that the government of India releases the report and data of all NSSO Surveys that have been completed and approved by the NSSO’s internal systems, including the results of the 75th round Survey of Consumer Expenditure, 2017-18.A media leak published in Business Standard has revealed that the 2017-18 Consumer Expenditure Survey shows a sharp decline in average consumption.

DSMM Demands Filing of Review Petition on Supreme Court Order

Dilution of SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities ActDSMM Demands Filing of Review Petition on Supreme Court Order The National Executive committee Meeting of the Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch (DSMM) has issued the following statement on March 21.THE national executive committee of the Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch (DSMM) expressed its grave concern over the judgement given by Supreme Court with regard to the enforcement of the Prevention of Atrocities Act (POA Act). The SC has considerably diluted the stringent provisions of the implementation of the Act.


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