Members and activists of communist parties and several organisations organized a joint action in New Delhi on 1st November 2017, to mark 33 years after the genocide of Sikhs and to reiterate their demand for punishment of the guilty.
The joint action was organized by Lok Raj Sangathan, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Popular Front of India, Communist Ghadar Party of India, Sikh Forum, United Muslim Front, CPI (ML) - New Proletarian, Socialist Party (India), Social Democratic Party of India, Association for Protection of Civil Rights, South Asia Human Rights Defence Committee, Mazdoor Ekta Committee, Welfare Party of India, Citizens for Democracy, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushavarat (Delhi state), Purogami Mahila Sangathan, Scientific Socialism Journal, Hind Naujawan Ekta Sabha, NCHRO and the Student Islamic Organization.
Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 24 October, 2017
On 1st November, 2017, men and women, old and young, people of all religious faiths, communists and other political activists, will march through the streets of Delhi, from the Supreme Court to the Parliament building, to mark the 33rd anniversary of the genocide of Sikhs in 1984. Through this united action, the people of India are declaring that they are not prepared to forgive or forget the monstrous crime committed 33 years ago. A message is being conveyed to the whole world that the people of India will not give up the fight for justice.
On Dec 6, 2016, hundreds of activists from communist and other parties, human rights organizations, workers organizations, women’s organizations and student organizations marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar to protest the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya 24 years ago, on Dec 6th 1992.
Unite and fight for the repeal of AFSPA and an end to army rule
On April 12,Army units deployed in Handwara in Kashmir opened indiscriminate fireon men, women and children in Handwara who had come out onto the streets to vent their anger onhearing the news that an armyman had molested a school girl as she was returning home from school. Two youth were killed in this unprovoked firing.
The recent floods in Chennai were not the result of a natural disaster as is being made out by the Tamil Nadu government. Neither is it true that the government has done its best to protect the people from such disasters.
Demands punishment of those responsible for the demolition and the large scale violence
On the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid, a large number of organisations came together to organise a protest march and a public meeting on 6th December. Over a thousand workers and working people, women and youth, and school children participated in a massive rally organised at the initiative Lok Raj Sangathan in New Delhi. “Punish those guilty for the demolition of the Babri Masjid!”; “Let us unite against state organised communal violence and terror!”; “An attack on one is an attack on all!”; and “Let us build a society where rights of all are protected!” these slogans reverberated through the streets as the demonstration passed from Mandi house to Jantar Mantar in Delhi. The demonstration converged into a public meeting addressed by the representatives of the organizations participating in the joint rally.
Unite to end state-organised communal and fascist terror!
Fight to Defend Right to conscience!
Time & Venue: 1 Novenber 2015, 1030AM, Mandi House to Jantar Manta.
Jointly organised by
Communist Ghadar Party of India, Lok Raj Sangathan, Social Democratic Party of India, Sikh Forum, INSAF, Naya Daur Party, Purogami Mahila Sangathan, Hind Naujawan Ekta Sabha, Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign, Sikhi Sidak, Citizens for Democracy, Jamaat E islami Hind, United Muslims Front, Mazdoor Ekta Committee, Student Islamic Organisation, Nishant Natya Manch, Sikh Youth Forum, CPIML (New Proletarian), Association for Protection of Civil Rights, Ulema Council of India, Bibek Trust, Delhi Shramik Sangathan, All-India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushwarat, Nagarik Parishad, National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) and other organisations.
Lok Raj Sangathan organised a public discussion on growing communal and fascist terror and the necessity to defend the right to conscience on 20 September 2015 in New Delhi. The discussion attracted participants from all sections of the people, students, professors, workers and professionals. Women and youth participated in large numbers in the meeting.
The continuously growing communal violence poses a big challenge to the revolutionary movement of workers and peasants. Why are communalism and the incidents of communal violence growing? What is their source? How can they be stopped? It is absolutely necessary today to take up these questions for discussion to respond to the call of the times to correctly lead the worker-peasant movement to deal with communalism.
On 14th July 2015, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the home and office of Ms.Teesta Setalvad in Mumbai. Just a few days before this, the CBI had filed a case against Teesta Setalvad, for "illegally receiving foreign funding" and "criminal conspiracy" against the state.
Over the last few weeks, the decision to hang Yakub Memon for his role in the Mumbai blasts of March 1993, the terror attack on a police station in Gurdaspur, Punjab, followed by the capture of an alleged terrorist in the course of an attack on a convoy of the Border Security Force near Udhampur, Jammu, have turned the spotlight once again on terrorism.
Aimed at discrediting and crushing opposition to the state
In a recent interview to Hindustan Times, the former R&AW chief A.S. Dulat spoke of how the intelligence agencies have, among other things, regularly paid money to all kinds of "militant", "terrorist" and "separatist" organizations, both in India as well as in Pakistan.
Two youth were killed at Tral in south Kashmir's Pulwama district in an army operation on April 13. The killings of these youth has been followed by widespread protests all across Kashmir against the hated Army Rule.
Powerful expression of political unity against state terrorism
On 1st November, mass protests were held all over Punjab, in Delhi and some other cities on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the brutal murder of thousands of people of the Sikh faith by those in charge of the Government of India. The capital city witnessed one of the most powerful expressions of political unity, on this occasion, in the form of a joint protest march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar.
Towards a new state that ensures prosperity and protection for all!
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 28th October, 2014
Thirty years after the gruesome massacre of an estimated 10,000 people of the Sikh faith in Delhi, Kanpur, Bokaro and other places, the truth about that genocide remains hidden and the guilty remain unpunished. The ru
30 years ago, the then ruling Congress party with the active involvement of the police forces, carried out a terrible genocide of people of the Sikh faith. The streets of our capital Delhi, as well as the streets of many other cities of our country such as Kanpur, flowed with the blood of men, women and children.
This tragedy cannot be seen as an isolated incident, but as one that is part of the daily experience of people from the North East in India. Ever since the end of colonial rule, the entire North East region has been treated by the Indian state as a virtual colony and its people have been consistently denied their national, political and human rights. Even while the façade of civilian rule has been maintained, it is the Army and the paramilitary forces that call the shots there.
Secret documents of the British Government that have now become open to public following their declassification, have confirmed that Operation Bluestar was carried out with close coordination between the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s government and the Margaret Thatcher government of Britain.
Condemn the Indian state's callous negligence towards the victims and shameful collaboration with the criminal perpetrators
The people of our country can never forget the Bhopal gas tragedy that occurred 29 years ago, nor forgive the Indian state and its agencies for their shameful collaboration with the perpetrators and their callous indifference towards the plight of the victims.
I read your article entitled '21 years after the destruction of Babri Masjid: State organized communal violence and terror remains the preferred weapon of he ruling class' in the Dec.1-15, 2013 issue of MEL.
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 16th Nov, 2013
Among all the parties in the electoral arena, Congress Party and BJP have earned the maximum trust of imperialism and the Indian big bourgeoisie. They have demonstrated their ability to strike unprincipled deals and cobble together coalitions to align regional bourgeois groups with the agenda of globalisation through liberalisation and privatisation. The Indian big bourgeoisie and the biggest imperialist powers of the world are keen to have one of these two trusted parties at the helm during 2014-19, in spite of their criminal record and the anger and hatred they have earned among the people.
29 years after the cold-blooded, organised genocide of Sikhs by the ruling Congress Party, the struggle to ensure that the guilty are punished continues unabated. Through political protests on the streets and other actions as well as legal battles in the courts, the struggle continues, to secure justice for the victims of this horrific m
Devastating floods in Uttarakhand as well as Himachal Pradesh, following heavy rains in northern India since June 13, have already claimed thousands of lives and left behind a terrible trail of destruction. Men, women and children, their homes and belongings, whole villages, roads and bridges have simply been washed away by the raging flood waters.
State terrorism targeted against any community must be condemned
June 6 marked the 29th anniversary of Operation Blue Star - an armed assault on the most sacred shrine of the Sikhs, the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Thirty eight other gurdwaras across Punjab were also attacked and thousands of innocent Sikh men women and children lost their lives.
I would like to the CC of the CGPI dated 7th May, 2013 `Acquittal of Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 genocide is a blatant act of injustice!' It is a particularly brave stand to take due to the bourgeois pressure to accept the ruling of some of their hallowed institutions including that of the juidiciary.
Narpreet Kaur, whose father was one of the victims of the 1984 genocide of Sikhs, sat on a hunger-strike and protest at Jantar Mantar between May 3-8 with her demand for punishment of those guilty of this crime.
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 7th May, 2013
Mass anger is being expressed on the streets following a District Court in Delhi ruling that Sajjan Kumar is not guilty of instigating the murderous gangs that attacked and killed hundreds of Sikhs residing in Raj Nagar on 1st November, 1984.
Speech of Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, in the meeting organised by Lok Awaz Publishers and Distributors to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Ferozeshah Kotla rally
Call of the Communist Ghadar Party of India on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8th March, 2013
All over the world, women are on the streets protesting against the existing conditions. Women in all continents are protesting against unjust imperialist wars and occupation of nations by alien armies. They are opposing the brutal violation of human rights in
On 6th January six people of theMuslim faith were killed in the course of state repression unleashed by police in Dhule a city of Maharashtra.Many people suffered huge economic damage during that incident.The affected citizens have pointed out that even after 4 weeks of that incident the Maharashtra state government has not given any compensation to the
We, the undersigned, note that this Budget session of the Lok Sabha is being convened at a critical moment in the history of India. The blood of thousands of innocent victims of organised violence has not yet dried on the streets of Bombay, Surat, Delhi and other places, while lakhs have fled their homes, and returned penniless and destitute to the far corners of the country.
The experience of the on-going struggle for justice and protection of women’s rights, fuelled by the gang-rape in a moving bus leading to the painful death of a 23-year old woman in Delhi, has brought forth some very important lessons.
"The Indian state is responsible for the demolition and massacre", this is the only conclusion any sensible and unbiased person would draw from the above facts and analysis. While the facts are indisputable, the analysis is scientific and extremely sharp.
On the occasion of 20 years since the demolition of the Babri Masjid, around one dozen organisations held a protest demonstration on 6 December 2012 in Delhi. The protesters marched from Mandi House chowk to Jantar Mantar where the procession transformed into a public meeting. A street play, which exposed the way the State organises communal violence, was staged by a group of youth.
I am writing to thank you for carrying the speech of Com. Prakash Rao presented on November 4, 2012 which was entitled `The struggle to punish the guilty and to prevent communal violence is part of the struggle for the Navnirman of India', which was carried in the November 16-30, 2012 online issue of your paper.
A joint rally was organized under the leadership of Jamait-e-Islami Hind at Parliament on November 22 to protest the illegal arrests of Muslim youth countrywide in the name of “war against terror” by the Indian State. The future of these youth is being destroyed through this act of persecution.
Justice thunders condemnation, a better world’s in birth!
The Communist Ghadar Party of India hails the powerful 3-week long mass campaign launched by a wide cross section of justice-loving people and their organisations to punish those guilty of the genocide of Sikhs in November 1984.
Speech of Prakash Rao at the Seminar on 4th November, 2012
Comrades and friends!
On this fourth day of November 28 years ago, Delhi was filled with the stench of burnt human bodies. The atmosphere was full of tension, with armed troops on the streets. Tens of thousands of widows and orphans were camping in various Gurudwaras in the city.
A solemn but spirited campaign for demanding justice to the victims of the 1984 massacre of Sikhs got underway on 21st October 2012 from Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, with a moving and poignant pictorial exhibition.
I am writing in response to the article entitled `The genocide of Sikhs in November 1984: Those in power must be held accountable for their crimes’ published in the October 16-31, 2012 issue of MEL on the eve of the anniversary of one of the worst organized crimes against the Indian people. It is well acknowledged that a severe crisis in the ranks of the ruling circles was emerging
Those in power must be held accountable for their crimes
Those in positions of power and authority should be held accountable and guilty when they violate their duty and responsibility of providing safety and protection to the citizens. Only if law is based on the principle of command responsibility can parties and officials guilty of organising such crimes be convicted, and not merely the goons used to execute it.
“The traitorous big bourgeoisie, that is the big capitalists and big landlords who had grown rich by collaborating with the colonial rulers, compromised and collaborated in the communal Partition of 1947. The big bourgeoisie did so for the narrow aim of acquiring power in its own hands. It has used that power to grow enormously bigger. It is today dragging the country to
The Communist Ghadar Party of India vigorously condemns the massacre of 34 miners and wounding of 78 others by South African police forces on August 16, 2012. India’s workers stand with the mine workers of South Africa in their struggle for ensuring that those responsible for the massacre are punished, and the just demands of the miners are fulfilled.
The struggle for justice must continue, despite all odds
The people’s organisations that have been fighting to put an end to state organized communal and sectarian violence have repeatedly raised the need for invoking the principle of command responsibility. This could then be applied to hold the Chief Minister of a state or a commander/ chief officer of army/security forces to be held guilty for violating his/her duty and responsibility of ensuring security of citizens.
Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012
Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country. The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters. It is between the majority whose lab
Army rule is the reality in most parts of the North East. For the peoples of the North-East, the departure of the British in 1947 did not mean the end of colonial rule. The region has been ruled virtually as a colony from New Delhi right from that time. When the peoples of this region have demanded their national and political rights, they have been beaten down ruthlessly, and called agents of foreign powers.
Having been at the receiving end of repression and terror at the hands of the central state and its agencies for so many decades, it is natural that the peoples of this region do not trust the central leaders, who are today promising protection for North-Eastern peoples, declaring they are all Indians. Many of them can see that this is actually a veiled threat; they are being told to better be loyal to the Indian Union and its policy, if they want to feel safe.
Mazdoor Ekta Lehar considers the March and Rally of the workers of Gurgaon in solidarity with the workers of the Maruti Suzuki Manesar plant as an extremely important act in the present conditions of savage repression of the workers of the Manesar plant. At one stroke, it showed both the embattled workers of the Manesar plant that they are not alone, that the working class of Gurgaon Manesar stand by them. At one stroke, it cut through the disinformation campaign unleashed by the state through the media against the workers of the Manesar plant. As the workers marches through the streets with their bold banners and powerful slogans of solidarity, the people of Gurgaon saw once again with their own eyes the strength of a united workers movement. They saw that the workers are not going to allow themselves to be suppressed by the campaign of repression and disinformation.
“Far from protecting human beings and their rights, the central authority today is creating an atmosphere of terror and insecurity among the various peoples of the Northeast on narrow, sectarian and communal basis,” said Comrade Prakash Rao, Spokesperson of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, on 27th August in Delhi. He was speaking at a Public Forum organised by Lok Raj Sangathan on the question: Who is responsible for the insecurity of the peoples of the Northeast?
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 12 August, 2012
Sixty five years after independence from the British, who is free in India today? Workers, peasants, intellectuals, women, religious minorities, nations and nationalities are all oppressed. The big bourgeoisie has used the state of the Indian Republic to become the most dominant and ruling force of society, and is dragging the entire country onto a dangerous path – colluding and contending with other imperialist powers, and has grown rich not only by domestic but also through external plunder. The time has come to negate this state which negates the rights and aspirations of all our peoples. This can be done if and only if the working class takes the lead. For India to be free and independent, it is essential that every part our country, every section of our people, is free from oppression or discrimination of any kind. On the 65th anniversary of independence, the Communist Ghadar Party calls on all… to unite firmly around the program to reconstitute the Indian Union on a voluntary basis, redefine democracy to empower the people!
I would like to thank MEL for bringing the issue of privatisation of water supply in it's June 16-30 edition under the title-Delhi Jal Board workers oppose privatisation. We are going the wrong way in our water policy. Rahul Gandhi said when he visited the drought hit areas of Maharashtra that he will take WB loan to solve the problem.
Organising and sponsoring underground armed groups to carry out indiscriminate or sectarian violence, and then ordering the official armed forces to unleash terror in the name of restoring peace and order – this is the tried and tested method of rule of the Indian big bourgeoisie. The Congress Party is the most experienced exponent of such divide and rule tactics, inherited from colonial times and further perfected since then.
Organising and sponsoring underground armed groups to carry out indiscriminate or sectarian violence, and then ordering the official armed forces to unleash terror in the name of restoring peace and order – this is the tr
According to newspaper reports, on June 29, 2012, about six hundred troopers from the Central Reserve Police Force and the Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) commando unit opened fire on a gathering of villagers in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, as a result of which at least 20 villagers, including children and aged women and men were killed.
On June 26, a U.S. Federal Court ruled that the U.S.-based Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) and its then chief Warren Anderson were not liable for damages caused by the toxic wastes dumped in Bhopal. Neither could the two be asked to clean up, the court ruled.
The people of Nohar city of Hanumangarh District of Rajasthan have been in struggle to have the guilty of ChakRajasar murder case punished for the past three years. Mazdoor Ekta Lehar correspondent spoke to Guruji Hanuman Prasad Sharma, former President of the Rajasthan Teacher’s Union and Vice President of the All India Council of Lok Raj Sangathan.
Prof Dr Dalip Singh was a fierce defender of justice and human rights, and an outspoken opponent of state terrorism. In the period following Operation Blue Star and the genocide of Sikhs in 1984, Prof Dalip Singh worked closely with our party organizations to expose the false anti Sikh communal hysteria spread by the state and the Congress Party, and to build the unity of the people against state terrorism and state organized communal genocides.
62 years ago, on 26 January 1950, the present-day Republic of India was proclaimed. This marked the consolidation of the state power of the Indian bourgeoisie, which had taken over power from the British colonialists when they were forced to leave because of the mounting struggles of the people of India.
Comrades, we have launched an important initiative to engage all communists in discussion on the urgent necessity for preparing the working class to take political power into its own hands. I call upon you to take up this task and spare no effort in taking this widely in every region of the country.Let us put pressure on everyone calling themselves communist to take a clear stand on this question— are they or are they not agreed on the urgent necessity to prepare the working class to take political power and establish proletarian democracy in place of capitalist democracy?
The 31st birth anniversary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India was celebrated in grand and colourful style in Delhi on 25th December 2011. The entire program was managed from beginning to end by the youthful comrades of the Party.
Way Forward: One Aim, One Program for Political Power!
An important and path breaking two-day conference was organized by Lok Awaz Publishers and Distributors in Delhi on 23-24 December, 2011. It was attended by activists and organisers of the working class, belonging to numerous trends and parties in the communist movement.
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 28 November, 2011
The task facing the working class and progressive forces is neither to build a secular front nor a third front, but the political front for people’s empowerment, for the Navnirman of the state and political process.
The key to the victory of the revolutionary alternative lies in the working class taking political power, in alliance with the peasantry. This makes it urgent for all the leading activists and organisers of workers to come together. We must chart out one plan and program for the working class to become the ruling class. Inquilab cannot just be a slogan or distant dream. It is an urgent task we must take up for solution.
A public meeting was held on November 5, 2011, in the India International Center, New Delhi, to mark the 27th anniversary of the state organised massacre of Sikhs by the Congress Party and the state machinery. The meeting was organized by the Sikh Forum, which has been holding such meetings for the past 27 years to ensure punishment of the guilty.
Lakhs of workers from all sectors of the economy participated in an All India protest on November 8, marked by rallies and jail bharos. The protests took place in all the state capitals as well as other towns.
Statement by the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, October 22, 2011
Twenty seven years ago, on November 1-3, 1984, the rulers of India carried out the cold blooded slaughter of thousands of innocent people belonging to the Sikh faith, in Delhi, Kanpur and other places, following the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
The storm raised in India and abroad over the trial court verdict on the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984 has deepened the crisis of credibility of the Manmohan Singh regime. From the painstaking evidence gathered by those fighting for justice for the lakhs of victims of this tragedy, it is clear as daylight that the then Rajiv Gandhi regime was more concerned about rescuing Warren Anderson and the management of Union Carbide from the wrath of the people, than about ensuring justice for the victims of the gas tragedy.
Twenty six years after the horrific Bhopal gas tragedy of December 2-3, 1984, a trial court in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, has given its verdict. This verdict is a complete travesty of justice. People all over India and across the world have expressed horror and anger at the verdict.
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 gross
After 2 weeks of procedural wrangles between the BJP and the "opposition", the Lok Sabha debated on the Gujarat genocide. The debate merely confirmed the politicians of the ruling class as charlatans with no concern for the people or their lives, livelihood or dignity as human beings. Even more, it confirmed the bankruptcy of parliamentary democracy.
The terrible communal massacre in Gujarat, where hundreds of men, women and children have been burnt alive by organised communal gangs, has roused the anger of the masses of Indian people. Who is to blame for this communal violence? What must be done to prevent such crimes?
Fifteen years ago, on November 1-3, 1984, the rulers of India carried out the cold blooded slaughter of thousands of innocent people belonging to the Sikh faith, in Delhi, Kanpur and other places, following the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
The report Whither India? was presented by Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, on behalf of its Central Committee, at the Third Consultative Conference of CGPI held in Delhi on December 23-24, 1995.
The Call of the Martyrs - on the Crisis in India and the Present Situation in the Punjab, by Hardial Bains, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist).
The call of the Martyrs deals with the present situation  and its historical basis and explains the main content of the Indian revolution. It was the Indian martyrs who by their sacrifice immortalised the progressive and patriotic ideals of the Indian people, and today their spirit calls upon the people to carry the struggle through to the end...
The all India general strike has been called to resolutely oppose the course of enriching the capitalist minority by impoverishing the toiling majority. It has been called to assert the rights that belong to workers, peasants and other toiling people who create the wealth of India.
Parties of the capitalist class claim that there is no alternative to the program of globalisation,liberalisation and privatisation. The truth is that there IS an alternative.The alternative is to reorient the economy to fulfil people’s needs instead of fulfilling capitalist greed. This is the program for the Navnirman of India.
The Report to the Fifth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the CGPI, on behalf of its Central Committee, was discussed and adopted by the Fifth Congress of the CGPI, held in November 2016. By decision of the Fifth Congress, this report has been edited for publication.
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.
Unite around the program to reconstitute the Indian Republic and reorient the economy to ensure prosperity and protection for all!
There is growing realisation among workers, peasants and other self-employed people that the program of liberalisation and privatisation only serves to enrich an exploiting minority at their expense. Mass resistance is growing to this anti-worker, anti-peasant and anti-national program.