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Factors responsible for the grave situation in Sri Lanka

The island nation of Sri Lanka, India’s southern neighbour, is going through its worst ever all-round crisis.  Food, fuel, medicines and other essential articles have been in acute short supply in recent months. Sri Lanka depends on imports to fulfil many essential mass consumption goods. Shortage of foreign currency to buy them from abroad has led to millions of people being deprived of basic needs.  Decline in oil imports has led to severe shortage of fuel, which in turn has led to crippling power cuts.

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Kamgar Ekta Committee organises meeting of rail workers unions:
In support of the struggle of the Station Masters of Indian Railways

On May 29, 2022, Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) organised a public meeting in support of the struggle of the station masters of the Indian Railways (IR). The Federations of workers of the Railways, and a large number of category-wise associations of railway workers were invited to participate in the meeting.  Com. Mathew, General Secretary of the KEC welcomed everyone present and requested Com. Ashok Kumar, Joint Secretary, KEC, to conduct the proceedings.

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On the 38th anniversary of Operation Bluestar
Lessons from the Army attack on the Golden Temple

The ruling class is afraid of the prospect of the people of India uniting, overcoming religious and other differences, against their common enemy for a common goal. To prevent this from happening, it has perfected the method of unleashing state terrorism including state organised communal violence. At different times, it targets different communities. It carries out vicious propaganda against the targeted community, and then deliberately organises attacks on the community. It then spreads the lie that the people of different religious beliefs are killing each other.

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Oppose the privatisation of Pawan Hans!

On 29 April, 2022, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the Rs 211 crore bid of Star9 Mobility Private Limited, to buy the government’s 51% share in Pawan Hans Limited (PHL). PHL is the state owned helicopter service. Star9 Mobility is a consortium of three companies — Maharaja Aviation, Big Charter and Almas Global Opportunity Fund.

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BEML privatisation is anti-worker and anti-national

BEML is a PSU of strategic importance in the defence sector.  It  manufactures missile launchers, tank aggregates, armoured recovery vehicles (ARV) and armoured repair and recovery vehicles (ARRV), bridging systems, transportation trailers, etc. It is precisely for this reason that BEML had been placed under the Ministry of Defence. With its highly capable workers, BEML can play a much bigger role in indigenising defence manufacture, thus reducing the dependence on foreign countries.

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