THE Himachal Pradesh state secretariat of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has expressed deep grief over the washing away of over 25 people including 6 girls in Beas river in Mandi district. The CPI(M) has demanded a high level inquiry and stern action against the guilty who allowed the water to spill over from Largi Dam and also against the Himachal Pradesh State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC).
THE Haryana state unit of the CPI(M) has condemned in strong words the incidents of communal violence perpetrated on June 8 in Taoru town of Mewat district, following a road accident in which a youth was killed.
The CPI(M) Telangana state committee gave a call to all its members to undertake the following pledge on the occasion of formation of Telangana state on 2 June. Thousands of Party members across the ten districts of the state undertook this pledge in meetings organised by the Party. In Hyderabad, the meeting was addressed by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member B V Raghavulu, CPI(M) Telangana state secretary Thammineni Veerabhadram and others.
ON June 11, hundreds of students across Tamilnadu staged protest actions in front of district educational offices demanding proper implementation of the Right to Education Act (RTE Act) in the state. The Students Federation of India organised these actions.
While the academic year 2014-15 has started, one sees the utter commercialisation of education making its way in the state without any hurdles. This year, private players in the field of school education in particular openly challenged the constitution of India which ensures the right to education.
MORE than 200 representatives of the Domestic Workers Association, led by the Janvadi Mahila Samiti (JMS), an affiliate of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), held a convention in Rai Umanath Hall of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on June 2, 2014. Amidst the slogans of ‘We Shall Fight, We Shall Win,’ these women demanded that they and their rights as workers must be recognised. These women workers represented 12 districts of the state.
The following is the resolution adopted by the Central Committee at its meeting on June 7-8 in New Delhi.
THE Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) dips its banner in salute to the ten martyrs who were killed during the Lok Sabha election campaign and the post-poll attacks in West Bengal.
ON June 7, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat released the book Founders of the CPI(M) by handing over a copy to fellow Polit Bureau member K Varadharajan. The release function took place during the second half of the Central Committee meeting in New Delhi on the day. S Ramachandran Pillai was present on the dais.
Below are the edited extracts of CPI(M) leader in Rajya Sabha, Sitaram Yechury’s intervention in the debate on “Motion of Thanks” to the president of India for his address to the joint session of the parliament on June 10, 2014
THROUGH a statement issued from New Delhi on June 8, the Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) and Delhi Press Initiative (DPI) castigated the Vasundhara Raje led BJP government of Rajasthan for its total surrender to big business and media monopolies. The state government of the BJP state government have sought, the statement accused, to virtually end the Industrial Disputes Act, Contract Labour Act and the Factories Act, and demolish whatever security has been left for employees.