Current Issues

Editors Guild of India Condemns the Cancellation of Registration of Daily Desher Katha

Below is the statement issued by Editors Guild of India on October 03

THE Editors Guild of India has condemns the decision of the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) to cancel the registration of Daily Desher Katha, a daily newspaper published from Agartala.

The Guild is of the view that cancellation of the registration of a publication on the mere finding that there was a mismatch between the information of the editor, printer and publisher is not only a gross overreaction but also a draconian step that throttles freedom of the media.

Rafale Scam Exposed

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on September 22

FRANCOIS Hollande, who was the president of France when the deal for thirty six Rafale fighter aircrafts was signed, has stated that Anil Ambani’s company Reliance Defence was chosen as the offset partner by Dassault Aviation because the Indian government had proposed his name.

Withdraw Circular on Surgical Strike

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on September 22

THE circular issued by the UGC under instructions from the HRD ministry regarding the observance of “surgical strike day” on September 28, is outrageous and objectionable as it seeks to create a jingoistic atmosphere in the country to take forward the political agenda of the ruling party.

It is yet another example of the government’s utter contempt for minimum democratic norms and respect for the autonomy of institutions in its efforts to push its narrow agenda.

On Triple Talaq Ordinance

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on September 20

THE ordinance on triple talaq promulgated by the central government is uncalled for and is motivated by considerations other than that of the welfare of Muslim women.

The triple talaq bill is pending in the Rajya Sabha and requires a full discussion including reference to a select committee. The ordinance is an undemocratic step bypassing parliament.

Successful Strike against Rising Fuel Prices

A NATIONWIDE strike call given by the Left parties against skyrocketing prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, and subsequent increase in prices of essential commodities, was observed on September 10. The strike, supported by several opposition parties, was successful in most parts of the country. During protest action on the day, a call was given to defeat the anti-people Modi government.   


Scrapping Section 377 Welcome

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on September 7, 2018

THE CPI(M) welcomes the judgement of the Supreme Court striking down Section 377 of the IPC thus decriminalising same sex consensual relations between adults.  This constitutes a historic victory for the LGBT communities who have suffered humiliation, bigotry and even violence at the hands of retrograde forces.

The CPI(M) has always supported the struggle against Section 377 which the Supreme Court has rightly held to be arbitrary and discriminatory.


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