Unite to defeat the anti-social and anti-national program of privatisation and liberalisation!
An attack on one is an attack on all!
The central trade unions and the federations of workers in different sectors have issued a call for a National Workers’ Convention to be held in New Delhi on 30th September, 2019. To be held on Parliament Street, this convention is aimed at charting the future course of action of the working class.
The Communist Ghadar Party of India calls on all organisations of the working class in all sectors of the economy to participate actively in this convention and contribute to charting the course of action for the working class.
For a very long time, railway workers have been fighting against the privatisation of Indian Railways that successive governments have carried out part by part. Recognising that it is very important to involve the users of the service, the passengers in this fight, several organisations joined the initiative of Kamgar Ekta Committee and Lok Raj Sangathan in disseminating the following statement.
Activists of Communist Ghadar Party of India organised a public campaign against the Wage Code Bill and Labour Code Bill from 2nd to 13th September across the Okhla Industrial Area and the residential areas of workers in the area. Hundreds of men and women workers attentively watched and listened to the presentations held at numerous locations and asked many questions.
Residents from 10-12 village in Nohar tehsil in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan organised protest demonstration at the Office of Assistant Engineer (Discom) at Gogamedi, against the dictatorial attitude and illegal extortion by the distribution companies (discoms) and practice of the governments department of turning blind eye towards such illegal activities of the private discoms. The people are demanding that notice issued to them for payment of additional security deposit must be withdrawn, and this loot by private discoms must be stopped.
One of the first steps taken by the newly elected BJP government was to put up on the public domain the draft National Educational Policy (NEP) 2019.
The draft claims that the aim of the Policy is to attempt “to create a new system that is aligned with the aspirational goals of 21st Century education, while remaining consistent with India’s traditions and value systems”. Its aim is to transform India into a “global education hub” over the next 5 years.
Unsold stocks of two-wheelers and cars produced by Maruti, Ashok Leyland, Hero, Honda, Hyundai, Bajaj and other major car and two-wheeler manufacturing companies have been piling up for some months now. Automobile sales had slowed down in 2018-19. Now in 2019-20, they have started to decline in absolute terms.
The final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published on 31st August 2019. This marks yet another stage in the process, which has been going on for some years, of identifying “bonafide” Indian citizens in Assam. The draft has created a lot of distress and a feeling of severe insecurity among the people of the state; there are lakhs who are not sure of their status.
A meeting of members of the Communist Ghadar Party of India was held in Delhi on August 25, to commemorate the 80th birth anniversary of Hardial Bains, who was born on 15th August, 1939.
Comrade Lal Singh expressed heartfelt feelings and thoughts about Comrade Bains, an outstanding communist theoretician and organizer, a true internationalist who devoted all his energies for the cause of emancipation of the workers of all lands. He was not only the National Leader of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), but also the principal architect of the founding of the Communist Ghadar Party of India. He worked as part of the Central Committee of our Party since its founding in 1980 and until his untimely demise in 1997.
Tracing the life and work of Comrade Hardial Bains since his childhood days in the Punjab, Comrade Lal Singh highlighted different aspects of his invaluable contribution to the communist and workers movement in general, and to our party and the Indian revolution in particular.
Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 25th August, 2019
Standing on the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day 2019, Prime Minister Modi promised to accelerate economic growth and make India a US$ 5 trillion economy over the next five years. He declared that “today the country has a very favourable environment for achieving economic success” and that “the fundamentals of our economy are very strong”. However, all available facts show that the Indian economy is caught in an all-sided crisis.
Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 18 August, 2019
The Indian state has carried out a brutal assault on the rights of the people of Jammu & Kashmir. Through a Presidential Order and a Resolution passed by Parliament on 5th August, 2019, the formal special status of Jammu & Kashmir has been eliminated, to make all provisions of the Constitution of India applicable to the people of this region. Furthermore, Jammu & Kashmir has been reduced from being a state into two union territories.
Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 13th August, 2019
August 15th this year will mark 72 years since the declaration of India’s independence from colonial rule. It is an occasion to sum up what has been achieved and what has not over these seven decades. Such a summing up is essential for charting the way forward to an India in which prosperity and protection are guaranteed for all members of society.
On 2nd of August 2019, in spite of pouring rains, railway workers belonging to various unions and associations thronged a hall in central Mumbai to protest the 100 day Action Plan of the Ministry of Railways.
The meeting was organised by a joint forum consisting of All India Guards Council (AIGC), All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA), All India Station Masters Association (AISMA), All India Railway Track- Maintainers Union (AIRTU), All India Train Controllers Association (AITCA), Indian Railways Ticket Checking Staff Organisation (IRTCSO), Rail Mazdoor Union (RMU), Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) and Lok Raj Sangathan (LRS).
The Economic Survey, which was presented to Parliament on 3rd July, two days before the Union Budget, is produced every year by the central Ministry of Finance. This year’s document is more ambitious and pretentious than usual. This being the first year of a re-elected BJP government with an even bigger majority than before, the Economic Survey attempts to lay out a blueprint for allegedly creating a “golden New India”.
The Economic Survey 2019 sets the goal of annual GDP reaching US$ 5 trillion (Rs. 350 lakh crore) by 2024-25, and India becoming the third largest economy of the world, next only to China and the United States, from being the seventh largest at the present time.
The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on June 24. If this bill becomes a law, it will empower the government to designate individuals as terrorists, without following any formal judicial process and without the need to produce any evidence to substantiate the claim. The name of the person will be added to the Fourth Schedule proposed to be added to the UAPA. The only statutory remedy available to such a person is to make an application before the Central government for de-notification, which can be considered by a review committee constituted by the government itself!
On July 23, the Union Labour Minister tabled two bills relating to the working class in parliament. These are the Code on Wages Bill 2019 and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code Bill 2019. If parliament passes these bills, they will replace 17 existing labour laws relating to wages and working conditions.
In response to the tabling of these bills, ten Central Trade Unions have called for All India Protest actions on August 2, 2019.
On July 17, 2019, Home Minister Amit Shah declared in the Rajya Sabha that his government “will identify illegal immigrants living on every inch of the country’s soil and will deport them as per international law”. The BJP had made the constituting of a “National Register of Citizens” in all states as a key point in its election agenda. Earlier, during the election campaign, the Home Minister had repeatedly referred to immigrants from Bangladesh as “termites”.
This document, What Kind of Party?, was presented by
Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee
of the Communist Ghadar Party of India to the Second
National Consultative Conference held December 29-30, 1993.
The first part of this pamphlet is an analysis of facts and phenomena to identify and expose the real aims behind the Note Ban. The second part is devoted to a critical appraisal of the government’s claims that it will reduce inequality, corruption and terrorism. The third part is what Communist Ghadar Party believes is the real solution to these problems and the immediate program of action towards that solution.