On 15th August 2010, the Purogami Mahila Sangathan (Maharashtra Committee) held a one-day workshop on “The Emancipation of Women” in CHM College, Ulhasnagar (Thane district). They were fully supported in this endeavour by the youthful Ulhasnagar committee of Lok Raj Sangathan. In each of the three sessions there were prepared presentations.Continue reading
An anti-peasant price regime that has ruined the peasantry
The issue of what price the peasant is able to sell his marketable produce at is very critical in the face of rising input prices being paid by him – it is a question of his livelihood. This has become a matter of serious concern as increasing number of peasants face destitution and ruin.Continue reading
Lok Raj Samiti constituted in Padgha
The Padgha area Lok Raj Samiti was constituted on 8th August in a meeting held in a hall near the Rice Mill of Padgha village (Thane district, Maharashtra) in the presence of hundreds of members. A 20-member Executive Council was elected, which included women and men, young and old.Continue reading
Programme on 63 years of Independence and rising prices
Lok Raj Sangathan Delhi Regional Council organized several competitions and discussion on August 15 on the subject of 63 years of Independence and Rising Prices in the resettlement colony of Madanpur Khader Extension. Large numbers of youth (girls and boys), men and women of the area participated in the events.Continue reading
Widening disparity between the rich and the poor
A report released by the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) reveals that in the past 16 years, the rich have grown richer and the poor poorer. According to the report, the top 20% of our country's population has more than 50% share of the national income in 2009-2010, as compared to the 36.7 % it had in 1993-1994.Continue reading
Rotting foodgrains – damning indictment of the ruling class and its course
The news that thousands of lakhs of tonnes of foodgrains have been rotting in the godowns of the Food Corporation of India has angered the workers and peasants of our country. Investigations have revealed that the amount of foodgrains condemned by the government as unfit for human consumption has been steadily increasing since 1997.Continue reading
Corporation Elections in Nohar: A step towards “Lok Raj”
In the last issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar you would have read a report on intervention by Lok Raj Sangathan in the corporation election in Nohar in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan.Continue reading
Condemn imperialist-led pressure against Iran!
The Indian state’s stand, joining the big power chorus against Iran’s nuclear program, is utterly hypocritical and shameful. India itself had till recently been the target of the policy of nuclear discrimination, and was at the receiving end of big power sanctions and disapproval for having gone ahead and developed its nuclear program.Continue reading
Pushing the privatisation program in the form of disinvestment
The privatisation program of the bourgeoisie has been given a fresh boost by the policy decisions announced by the Manmohan Singh government on 12th November, 2009. All central government public sector companies which have made profit in the last three years have been asked to get their shares listed on the stock exchange. Listing shares on the stock exchange means that parts of these companies will pass into private owners' hands. Current regulations require that at least 10 percent of shares of a company must be privately owned for its shares to be listed. Thus, the present government has initiated the process of privatisation of another 50 public sector companies.Continue reading
Genocide of Sikhs in 1984 cannot be forgiven and forgotten!
Political Crimes need political trial and punishment!
Twenty five years have passed since the gruesome state-organised massacre of Sikhs in Delhi and other places in India, following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 1st November, 1984. The massacre of 1984 continues to be called a riot in the official records, which is a travesty of justice and a grossContinue reading