THE massacre of 10‘Gond’ tribals in Umbha village in Sonbhadra district of UP is not a spontaneous incident. It reveals the deeply drenched feudal fabric of our system, where the State has helped the influential upper caste against the poor tribals. The CPI(M) team that visited the site of the massacre found this telling tale of the incident.
In Lok Sabha, P R Natarajan took part in the discussion on Union Budget 2019-20 and Demand for Grants, Ministry of Railways. He said Coimbatore to Pollachi rail gauge conversion work was done by the railways more than eight years ago. Even after completion of the work, the southern railway is not operating trains on the route. He requested the government to take steps for immediate restoration of train services, which is a long-pending demand of the people of Coimbatore and Pollachi.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on July 18
THE union government and the Assam state government have petitioned the Supreme Court for a sample re-verification of the names included in the draft National Register of Citizens in Assam which was published on July 30, 2018. For this, they want the court to extend the deadline for the final publication of the NRC list from July 31 to a future date.
THE much hyped paddy procurement drive of the BJP led state government is turning out to be a totally fraudulent exercise. While the actual farmers are being deprived, middlemen are eating up the profit.
THE National Committee for Solidarity with Cuba, and the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO), have organised a public meeting on ‘60 Years of Cuban Revolution and the Fight against Imperialism’ in New Delhi on July 24.
Pallab Sengupta, general secretary of AIPSO, invited the speakers onto the dais. R Arun Kumar, member of the National Committee for Solidarity with Cuba, chaired the session. He introduced the speakers and spoke about the current political context of the meeting.
The CITU is extremely grieved and shocked at the demise of Comrade A K Roy, the veteran leader of the working class movement and a stalwart of struggle of the downtrodden for justice. He was 81 years old and was suffering from age related diseases.
CPI(M) WEST BENGAL state committee has decided to redouble its efforts to forge links with the people to regain their confidence. Two-day state committee meeting on July 23-24 has also decided to initiate series of movements on peoples’ issues.
ON July 5, 2019, a large and angry rally of thousands of adivasi peasants led by the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) marched to the Additional Collector's Office at Jawhar in Palghar district of Maharashtra. Despite torrential rains, they laid siege to the office for four hours, with umbrellas in hand.
IT was one of those seminal moments in human history, when those fortunate to have been around ask “where were you when humans first landed on the Moon.” This writer was lucky to have been where he watched that electrifying moment live on television, when US astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on to the lunar surface (followed by Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin) on July 20, 1969, from the lander named “Eagle”, the Apollo 11 spacecraft having been launched from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA, on July 16, 1969.