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Protest Detention of Sitaram Yechury

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 9

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the detention of Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the Party and D Raja, general secretary of the CPI at the Srinagar airport. This shows the authoritarian face of the BJP government.

Sitaram Yechury and D Raja had gone to Srinagar to visit Md Tarigami, MLA, the ailing leader of the CPI(M) and to meet the people of J&K.

A Nudge Towards Strengthening Capitalist Patriarchy

CONSIDER the severe all round attacks on women’s rights in the last two and a half months of which are recounted here: the gruesome rape and attack on a 17 year old girl in Unnao and the BJP government’s negligence and political defence of the accused bylawmakers of the ruling party; the passing of the Triple Talaq Bill which will render many Muslim women destitute; the passing of the Wage Code Bill in Parliament which dilutes the Equal Remuneration Act; the passing of the bill, which provides for death penalty under the POCSO Act; the reduction in the budget for women’s security, the histo

MP: AIDWA State Conference

THE 10TH state conference of AIDWA resolved to build a stronger movement of the women in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This conference was held on July 16-18 in Kanha Resort in Morena city of MP. The city was named after late Comrade Leela Srivastava, who was treasurer of the organisation. The stage was named after Comrade Shanti Patel, who was the founder of AIDWA in Gwalior.

HATE, THREAT & VIOLENCE: Kashmir – a New Territory for Right-wingers to Issue Obnoxious Threats

AS the Narendra Modi government scrapped the constitutional provisions that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir and divided the state into two union territories over the past week, BJP leaders and right-wingers started issuing obnoxious threats – both online and offline. Exposing the scheme of the RSS, which has always been interested in the territory of Kashmir and not its people, right-wing leaders and activists made threatening statements about being able to “buy land” in Kashmir and marrying “gori (fair)” Kashmiri women.

Tamil Nadu: Amendments in Article 370 be kept in Abeyance

AN ALL-PARTY meeting was held at Chennai on Saturday, August 10, in the background of abrogation of provisions of Article 370. The meeting was held under the leadership of DMK President, M K Stalin, in which all the leaders of Secular Progressive Front representing DMK, Congress, CPI(M), CPI, VCK, MDMK, IJK, Kongu Makkal Katchi, MMK, IUML, DK, and MJK participated.

Shed Apathy to Flood Hit States: AIKS

THE All India Kisan Sabha, in a statement issued on August 11, notes with concern the utter irresponsible and insensitive approach of the BJP led central government to the unprecedented floods, loss of lives and property in different parts of the country. In the last few months, large parts of India have been reeling under severe floods that have led to loss of hundreds of lives. Initially in July 2019, heavy rains and floods affected Assam, Bihar and nearby states in which there has been loss of lives and livestock as well as wild animals in the Kaziranga National Park.

MAHARASHTRA: Thousands of Peasants take to the Streets

The All India Kisan Sabha AIKS) and the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) had given a nationwide call for demonstrations on August 3, 2019 to press for the adoption of the two Bills for peasant loan waiver and remunerative prices. Both these bills had been placed by AIKS national joint secretary and CPI(M) MP, K K Ragesh in the Rajya Sabha and by Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana MP, Raju Shetti in the Lok Sabha on August 3, 2018, after being introduced in the AIKSCC-organised Kisan Parliament in Delhi in November 2017.

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