Condemn the Indian state for condoning the sexual harassment of women wrestlers 

Statement of Indian Workers Association (Great Britain), 15 May, 2023

The Indian state has been ignoring the complaints of the women wrestlers about their sexual harassment by the president of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is also a BJP MP from UP. The wrestlers have been protesting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi since 23 April, demanding the removal of the WFI president from his position and his prosecution.

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Hum hain iske maalik, Hindustan hamara!
This call of the Great Ghadar of 1857 remains to be fulfilled

The people of India commemorate with great pride the 10th of May as the anniversary of the Great Ghadar against the rule of the British East India Company. On this day in 1857, soldiers of the army garrison in Meerut raised the banner of revolt against the British. They marched to Delhi and, with the backing of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the Mughal ruler, proclaimed their intention to drive out the British from India. They called on people from all communities, and across the length and breadth of the country, to join them. Hum hai iske malik, Hindustan hamara (India is ours, we are its masters) was their powerful rallying call.

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Who is responsible for the violence in Manipur?

All kinds of stories are being spread through the print and electronic media and the social media as to the cause of the anarchy and violence. All of them blame the people. This is not true. People protected each other. The anarchy and violence was state organised. How else can it be that in a state under Army rule, where Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) allows the Armed Forces to kill with impunity, such large scale violence can take place?

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May Day rallies in India:
Lakhs of workers, across the country, protest against the attacks on their rights

Report from a correspondent of Mazdoor Ekta Committee
Workers across the countryheld protests and rallies to mark International Workers’ Day on 1 May 2023.They saluted the struggle of the workers in Chicago in 1886, who fought for the right to an 8-hour work day.They opposed the multiple attacks being made on the working class in the form of privatisation, contractualisation, and anti-worker laws and policies. They demanded their right to better working conditions.

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Enthusiastic May Day rally in London

Report by a correspondent of Indian Workers Association (Great Britain)

May Day, international working class day, was celebrated with great enthusiasm by workers organisations in London, Britain. More than ten thousand people marched from Clerkenwell Green, near Marx Memorial Library,  to Trafalgar Squarey.

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Workers in Tamilnadu vigourously celebrate May Day

Report by a correspondent of Workers Unity Movement

The First of May, 2023 marked the centenary of the first ever May Day celebration in India. Exactly a hundred years ago, workers hoisted the red flag in Chennai (then known as Madras). May Day this year therefore assumed great significance for workers. It marks a century of united struggle of the working class of India for its rights, first against the colonial rulers, and since independence, against the Indian ruling class.

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