Services are denied to people in dire need
The Corona virus pandemic raging over the past three months has revealed the abysmal condition of our health care system. In the top metros of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and other cities, chronically ill people, pregnant women and Covid affected who are seeking admission in hospitals are being turned away.
I am writing in response to the article entitled `Lessons from the National Emergency declared 45 years ago: The “democratic” Indian Republic is a tool of Monopoly Capitalist Dictate’, carried in the July 1-15, 2020 issue of MEL.
The “democratic” Indian Republic is a tool of Monopoly Capitalist Dictate
Aim of declaring Emergency was to crush the struggles of working people
It exposed that political power is concentrated in very few hands
I am very thankful to you for carrying the article entitled `On the 36th Anniversary of Operation Blue Star: Lessons from the army assault on the Golden Temple’ to mark the atrocity that took place on the 6th of June, 2020, in the web-edition of MEL.
Since the countrywide lockdown began on 25th March 2020, a massive number of workers have lost their jobs. This includes workers of large scale industries and services, and workers in small manufacturing companies, shops, and in numerous small scale services. Wages have not been paid to a large number of workers for April and May and even for the period of March during which they had worked.
The central government’s launch of the program to auction coal blocks for commercial mining, announced on June 18, is facing massive opposition in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and other states in the coal belt of the country.
The article on George Floyd’s murder and the ensuing protests across the United States and the world titled “Brutal killing of African American in USA” highlights the importance of people’s unity against oppression.