Communalism

Such as: Communal Violence, State Terrorism, Black Laws

On the 34th anniversary of the Genocide of Sikhs:

We will not forget the 1984 genocide!

The struggle to punish the guilty shall continue!

LRS protest -150On 1st November, which is the 34th anniversary of the 1984 genocide, Sikh Forum organized a well-attended panel discussion at the Constitution Club.  The panel consisted of Shri H.S Phoolka, Member of Punjab Legislative Assembly; Shri Krishan Chander Singh, former Ambassador of India; rights activists Uma Chakravarti, John Dayal and Urvashi Butalia; and journalist Hartosh Singh Bal.

Earlier in the day, Lok Raj Sangathan organized a protest demonstration in front of Parliament. Those who addressed the demonstration included Shri S Raghavan, President of Lok Raj Sangathan, Shri Shahid Ali of United Muslim Front, Shri Inderjeet Singh of Sikh Forum, Shri Jarnail Singh, former Member of Delhi Legislative Assembly, Shri Siraj Taalib of Welfare Party of India, Shri H.S. Phoolka, Shri Inamur Rehman of Jamaat e Islami Hind and

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Municipal and panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir : Farce of democracy while state terrorism continues unabated

The Indian State’s barbaric rule of terror in Kashmir continues unabated. On the one hand, the police, Army and paramilitary forces continue to fire upon unarmed people, including women and children, carry out rape and plunder with impunity. Innocent people continue to be labeled “dreaded terrorists” and killed in fake encounters, homes are ransacked and looted in the name of “search” operations, youth continue to “disappear” or die in judicial custody. Blinding hundreds of people by firing pellet bullets in the name of “countering stone–pelters”, the use of unarmed youth as “human shields” by tying them in front of army vehicles – all this has been justified by the Army Chief and spokespersons of the Central government. Under the AFSPA, the Army in Kashmir enjoys unrestricted powers to shoot at sight, torture and commit rape, with complete immunity from any legal prosecution. Under the draconian Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act 1978, hundreds of people including minor children are jailed for years on end without any evidence and without ever being brought to trial.

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“On the source of growing anarchy and hate crimes”

Lok Raj Sangathan organised Political Forum
MTG on AnarchyLok Raj Sangathan (LRS) organized a political forum “On the source of growing anarchy and hate crimes” on 30st September 2018 in New Delhi. Many speakers from various political organizations put forth their views enthusiastically. They included Rajarajan from Gandhian Initiative for Social Transformation, G Devarajan from All India Forward Bloc, RS Dagar from UTUC, Dhirendra Sharma from AITUC, Abdul Waris, National Secretary of SDPI, Nizamuddin Khan, State Convenor of SDPI, Krishan Kant from IFTU Sarvahara, Manoj Rai, President of Pravasi Sena, Vinay Chaudhury, President of Concor Container Employees Union, Birju Nayak, Secretary of Delhi Council of LRS and many young speakers, including students and working youth.

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Letter to Editor: Anarchy, violence and terror serve to maintain capitalist rule

I am writing in response to the article entitled 'Anarchy, violence and terror serve to maintain capitalist rule', carried in the September 1-15,2018 issue of MEL. This article is a very important and timely one, and is the result of the application of the living science of Marxism-Leninism to one of the important phenomena dominating life in India today.
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Powerful protests all across India against arrest of human rights activists

arrest of human rights activistsThe August 28 raids by the police on the homes of human rights activists in many cities accompanied by arrests of five prominent activists has aroused a storm of protests all across the country. All sections of the people have condemned the government for the raids and arrests and the disinformation campaign being carried out against the arrested activists. Reports of protest actions have come in from different regions of the country.

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National Register for Citizens for Assam releases final list:

Diabolical efforts of the Indian state to drown the struggles of our people in fratricidal bloodbath

Statement of CC of CGPI, August 8, 2018

On July 30, 2018, the second list of persons declared “Indian citizens” in the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens of Assam (NRC) was released. Over 40 lakh women, men and children of the 3.29 crore applicants did not find their names on these lists.

At one stroke, these 40 lakh people have been declared “non-citizens”, “infiltrators”, and “foreigners”. They have been deprived of their rights as citizens, including the right to vote and to own property. They have been given time between August 30 and September 28 to prove to the Indian state that their names have been wrongly deleted, in order to get their rights restored.

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Lynching is State terrorism

Suddenly in the last few years, news reports of innocent people being viciously killed by mobs have been continuously coming in. This kind of mob killing is called lynching. In order to justify the killing, the victim is falsely accused of this or that crime, like cow smuggling or cow slaughter or carrying out “love jihad”. The murderers capture the lynching on video and disseminate it widely through social media. Presently, most of the victims of lynching are Muslims or Dalits whose occupation is skinning cattle hides.
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Letters to the Editor - The real aim of the NRC is to create division amongst people

On 30th July the second and final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam was released. The tension that this provoked in the country and particularly in Assam is not unexpected. It only confirms the analysis given in the 16-31 July issue of the Mazdoor Ekta Lehar wherein the issue of NRC was taken up. The article clearly stated that “The entire exercise of creating a National Register for Citizens for Assam is being carried out in a manner that criminalises the people, terrorizes them and smashes their unity. It is laying the grounds for intensification of communal and sectarian divisions of the people of Assam”
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On the 71st anniversary of Indian independence:

India will be truly independent only when people are empowered

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 1st August, 2018

Our people are fed with false promises on every Independence Day. From the “socialistic pattern” of Jawaharlal Nehru to “garibi hatao” of Indira Gandhi, and from the “capitalism with a human face” of Manmohan Singh to the “sab ka vikaas” slogan of Narendra Modi, one Prime Minister after the other has been marketing empty dreams every 15th of August. They are trained to say whatever the people like to hear, while implementing the agenda set by the Tatas, Birlas, Ambanis and other capitalist monopoly houses.

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Condemn the politics of spreading sectarian hatred and terror! An attack on one is an attack on all!

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 9th March, 2018

The victory of the BJP in the Assembly election has been followed by savage attacks against communists and trade union activists in Tripura. Offices of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) have been looted and set on fire. Statues of Lenin have been physically attacked and vandalized.

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Meeting to commemorate 25 years of a historic initiative: Onward with the struggle to vest sovereignty in the people!

thumbThe Communist Ghadar Party of India organised a meeting in New Delhi on February 18 to mark the 25th anniversary of an important milestone in the history of our Party and in the history of the class struggle in our country. Members and activists of the Party, some of whom had actively participated in organising and leading the rally 25 years ago, as well as a large number of young women and men, who have joined the ranks of the party since that time, enthusiastically participated in the meeting.

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On the Supreme Court judgment on the Cauvery waters dispute

On February 16, 2018, the Supreme Court announced its judgment on how the waters flowing through the Cauvery River should be shared between the states of Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kerala and Puducheri. The judgment came in response to an appeal filed by Karnataka against the order of the Cauvery Waters Tribunal in 2007, which had allocated, in a year of normal rainfall, 270 tmcft to Karnataka. The Supreme Court Order increased the share of Karnataka by 14.75 tmcft to 284.75 tmcft. It reduced Tamilnadu’s share by the same amount to 404.25 tmcft.

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This Republic does not protect but violates our rights! It is an instrument to divide the polity on communal and caste basis and maintain capitalist dictatorship!

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 10th January, 2018

The Republic of India will be 68 years old on 26th January this year. The experience of almost seven decades has revealed that this Republic does not protect the right to livelihood, right to conscience, right to life and other human and democratic rights of all members of society. According to Indian political theory or Raj Dharma, a raja who fails to ensure protection and prosperity for the praja loses his right to rule. Judging on the basis of this principle, the Republic of India has no legitimacy whatsoever.

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Militant demonstration and rally in New Delhi to mark 25 years after the demolition of the Babri Masjid

ThumbnailThousands of activists of different political parties and organisations participated in a massive demonstration in New Delhi on December 6, 2017, to commemorate 25 years of the ghastly crime committed by our rulers against our people – the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya and the state organized communal violence and massacres that followed. The demonstrators marched from Mandi House to Parliament, demanding punishment of the guilty and an end to state organized communal violence and genocide.

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Communist parties observe ‘Black Day’

ThumbnailSeven communist parties – Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-Liberation, Communist Ghadar Party of India, Revolutionary Socialist Party, All India Forward Bloc and Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) – observed ‘Black Day against communalism and fascism’ on 6th December 2017. A protest march was held from Mandi House to Parliament in New Delhi.

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On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid:

The 6th of December this year marks the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the 16th century mosque in Ayodhya, known as Babri Masjid. The demolition of Babri Masjid was pre-meditated and planned well in advance.Lakhs of karsevaks from all over the country had been assembled in Ayodhya.The security forces were ordered to stay far away from the site. Prominent members of Parliament were among those who provided on-site supervision of the process, calling Babri Masjid a symbol of past slavery of Hindus to Muslim rulers.
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33 years after the state-organised genocide of Sikhs in 1984: Let us carry forward the struggle for justice and punishment of the guilty!

ThumbnailMembers 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.

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Guilty must be punished

Dear Editor, MEL This is in response to the Call of the CC of the CGPI dated 24-10-2017 on the eve of the 33rd anniversary of the state-sponsored massacre of Sikhs in 1984. The call emphasizes that the struggle to punish the guilty of the 1984 genocide has not yet been fruitful, and also that such a struggle is part and parcel of the struggle to establish a new state that will ensure prosperity and protection for all.
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The citizenship question

From the time of the promulgation of the Constitution of the Indian Republic on January 26, 1950, the position adopted by the Indian state on the citizenship question reveals a thoroughly communal outlook. The Indian state has used the question of citizenship to systematically inflame communal and sectarian passions and attack the unity of the people. It has used the citizenship issue to divert and disrupt the struggle of the different nations and peoples constituting India for their national rights.

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On the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the state-sponsored massacre of Sikhs: Onward with the struggle to punish the guilty of the 1984 genocide! Unite and organize to establish a new state that will ensure prosperity and protection for all!

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.

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The murder of Gauri Lankesh must be condemned! The right to conscience must be defended!

Gauri LankeshGauri Lankesh, well known journalist and social activist, editor of the Kannada publication Gauri Lankesh Patrike, was brutally shot dead at her residence on the evening of September 5, 2017. Gauri Lankesh was respected among those fighting for the rights of the exploited and oppressed, for her bold investigative writings exposing the crimes of those in power and her passionate appeal for justice for the victims of state terror.

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Building a new India requires getting rid of the old exploitative system and the oppressive State!

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 23 August, 2017

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence from colonial rule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the people to support him in building a “New India” over the next five years, an India without poverty, corruption, communalism or caste discrimination.

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Mass demonstration and rally in New Delhi:

United call for the empowerment of people

Lok Raj Sangathan, together with Social Democratic Party of India, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, United Muslims Front, Communist Ghadar Party of India, CPI (M-L)-New Proletarian, Welfare Party of India, Popular Front of India, Purogami Mahila Sangathan, National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations and others, organized an important initiative in building the united resistance of all sections of people to the growing attacks on our livelihood and rights, and in advancing the struggle for people’s empowerment.

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On the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of Operation Blue Star:

No justification for the State to attack a place of worship!

An attack on one is an attack on all!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 22nd May 2017

It was a communal act, an act of blatant interference of the State in a religious congregation. It was an act of the highest criminal degree, in violation of all accepted principles of governance. The State, whose core duty is supposed to include protecting its citizens’ lives and their right to any form of religious worship, sent its army to attack a place of worship, killing thousands of its own citizens assembled there.

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Workers, peasants, women and youth unite in struggle for political empowerment in Rajasthan

Thumbnail-HanumangarhIt is not usual to find organisers of teachers, farmers, government employees and of women and youth all participating actively in a joint political discussion. Such an event took place recently, at the initiative of the Rajasthan Council of Lok Raj Sangathan, a non-party political organization committed to the cause of bringing people to power.

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Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case revived by Court

On 19th April, the Supreme Court announced that the case of Criminal Conspiracy for the demolition of Babri Masjid on 6th December, 1992, against BJP leaders Lal Kishan Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharati and 11 others, was to be revived. It transferred the trial from Rae Bareli to Lucknow, ordered daily hearings, and gave a time limit of two years for completion of the trial.

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Racist attacks in the National Capital Region on students from Africa

NOIDA protestAccording to media reports, on 27th March, a gang of persons forced their way into a residence of Nigerian students in Greater Noida, in the National Capital Region of Delhi. They demanded the right to search the students' refrigerator. They alleged that the Nigerians were cannibals and accused them of murdering a local youth.

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Communal conflicts being stoked up in Assam

On March 6, an organization named Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samannay Samitee (NIBBUSS), organised a day long rally and demonstration in Silpathar town in Assam, demanding that the names of Hindu Bengalis be removed from the list of D-voters (doubtful voters). It is reported that the demonstrators attacked and vandalized the office of the AASU (All Assam Students’ Union) and injured several AASU activists.

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This is nothing but state terrorism!

Numerous individuals accused of being terrorists are languishing in jails in various parts of the country. Many among them are released several years later when the courts rule that they are innocent. The “1st People’s Tribunal” was set up on 2nd October 2016 to allow such individuals to present a description of their condition. A report based on the victims’ narrative submitted by the jury was released in New Delhi on 10th December 2016. This report has been published by “The Innocents Network India”.

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32 years after Operation Blue Star:

Condemn the fascist attack of the Indian state on the people of Sikh faith!

The brutal attack by the armed forces of the Indian state on the Golden Temple – the holy shrine of the Sikhs – on June 6, 1984, was condemned at a public meeting organized by Lok Raj Sangathan in New Delhi on June 5, 2016. The hall was filled to more than capacity. A large number of youth and students were present.

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Youth organisations launch joint campaign against communalism and fascism

Seven youth organisations — All India Youth Federation (AIYF), Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), Revolutionary Youth Association (RYA), Hind Naujawan Ekta Sabha (HNES), All India Democratic Youth Organisation (AIDYO), Revolutionary Youth Front (RYF), and All India Youth League (AIYL) — have initiated a country wide united campaign against communalism and fascism. Many other youth organisations have also joined this campaign. Together, they have decided to organise conventions, human chains, and other forms of protest to highlight the concerns of youth at the grave situation facing the people of our country.

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Navnirman of India

The statement of the CC of the CGPI dated 23-1-2016 entitled `On the occasion of Republic Day 2016: Unite, organise and lead the struggle for the Navnirman of the Republic!' in the February 1-15, 2016 issue of MEL is an important piece of reading that has analyzed the key features of the political economy, based on the principles of dialectical materialism and class struggle.

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Onward with the Struggle to punish those guilty of demolishing Babri Masjid!

Unite and fight for a State that would guarantee prosperity and protection for all!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 5th December, 2015

The demolition of Babri Masjid exposed the fact that communalism and communal violence had become an unwritten policy of the Indian State.  It is not the religious beliefs of anyone that is to blame.  It is the ruling class and its method of rule that is responsible.

The dispute over Babri Masjid was deliberately reignited by the Indian big bourgeoisie to divide the people on communal lines.  The aim was to disrupt and paralyze the struggles of the working class and people against the all sided attacks being launched on their rights, as well as to suppress dissident factions within the bourgeois class.

Communal violence and incitement of competing sectarian agitations based on religion and caste were all deployed to create a climate of mayhem and chaos, within which the unpopular policy changes could be pushed through.  This is the real explanation for the rapid escalation of communal and sectarian violence in the nineties. 

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Meeting against Communal Violence organised in Gohana, Haryana

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.

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Massive show of protests against State Terrorism

22nd Anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid

Protests and demonstrations across the country marked the 22nd anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid. From Kolkatta to Malegaon and from Dehradun to Coimbatore, people came out on the streets in hundreds of thousands to demonstrate their anger with what happened 22 years ago – the criminal act of the demolition of the Masjid and the communal killings organized by the State in its aftermath.

Delhi witnessed a massive rally from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar that culminated in a 3 hour meeting at which speakers from about 30 organisations condemned the criminal act and committed to unite against state terrorism and fight for the renewal of Indian Society.

Starting from 10 a.m. in the morning, hundreds of people began assembling at Mandi House. The numbers swelled and by about 11:30 a.m. the rally began with thousands of protestors marching in a disciplined manner behind the main banner, which boldly declared, ‘Unite against communal hate-mongering and violence, state terror and for rebuilding a just society!’ and ‘An attack on one is an attack on all!’ Representatives of all the organisations were with the main banner as the rally proceeded towards Jantar Mantar. Militant slogans of “Down with State Terror” and demanding punishment of those guilty of the crime reverberated in the air.

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Language controversy revived:

Divisive and diversionary tactics

The ruling class is geared up to push ahead full steam with capitalist reforms. The new government has lost no time in announcing measures that have gladdened the hearts of the big bourgeoisie, while stepping up the exploitation and oppression of the working class and people.

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Good times for big capitalists means hard times for workers and peasants

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 4th June, 2014

"Sab ka saath, sab ka vikaas!" (Together with all, for the development for all!) This is the slogan with which the BJP led by Narendra Modi has swept to power at the centre, capturing 52% of the seats and reducing Congress Party to a small minority in the Parliament.

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Leaflet issued by the Indian Workers' Association of Great Britain

Join the Demonstration in Hyde Park, London

Condemn Indian Army’s ‘Operation Blue Star’ 1984

Mark the 30th Anniversary of Sikh Genocide!

Demand justice for the people of Punjab and the rest of India!

On 6th June, 1984, tanks, mortars, missiles and sophisticated guns roared in a pre-planned concerted operation to crush the ‘enemy’.

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Unite against the targeting of migrant workers by the capitalist state

During the election campaign for the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi made a number of speeches in West Bengal and Assam threatening to deport "illegal Bangladeshi immigrants" when BJP came to power. He is neither the first nor the last political leader of India to target Bengali Muslims in India.

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Party school on constitution

On December 25, 2013, the Communist Ghadar Party of India completed 33 years since its founding. The occasion was marked by celebrations organized by the party organizations in different regions of the country. The Central Committee had previously planned to organize a series of Party Schools in different regions.

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Growing fascist terror against people on the basis of religion and caste stems from the communal foundation of the Indian Republic

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.

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Unite and oppose state terrorism!

Israt Jehan, a first year college student of Mumbai and her friends were kidnapped and brutally murdered by the orders of top officers of the Gujarat Police and the Intelligence Bureau 10 years ago. Their murder was declared an “encounter”. For ten years, the families of Israt Jehan and her murdered friends have been fighting for justice.

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Condemn the terrorist bomb blasts in Hyderabad

Both the principal parties of the ruling class, Congress Party and BJP, have very little credibility amongst the masses of working people. The bourgeoisie is hell bent on pushing ahead with the program of globalization through liberalization and privatization by attacking the livelihood and rights of the toilers and tillers. Polarising society on communal lines, spreading terror and breaking the unity of the people, and spreading jingoism against Pakistan are their favourite weapons to ensure that they can implement their plans.

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Condemn the cowardly hanging of Mohammed Afzal Guru!

On the morning of 9 February, under the cover of utmost secrecy, the Indian state hanged Mohammed Afzal Guru and buried him inside Tihar Jail in Delhi.  His family and the rest of the country came to know only after the fact.  The execution of Afzal Guru was a shameless and cowardly act that cannot be justified in the name of law and justice.  On the contrary, the evidence shows

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Working people of Dhule city in Maharashtra demand justice

Rioting police caught on camera!

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

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An appeal to men and women of conscience

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.

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This Republic is a relic of the colonial raj

India needs a modern democratic state

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 22nd January, 2013

The glaring contradiction between the voices being raised on Raj Path and on the jan path, between those in Parliament and those on Parliament street, reflects the inevitable clash between the forces of the Old and the forces of the New.  The old order is crumbling.  A new order is struggling to be born.  Those who benefit from the old order are using their power to prolong its life, to postpone its end for as long as possible.

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Demonstration to demand that the guilty be punished, 20 years after the demolition of the Babri Masjid

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.

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On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the destruction of Babri Masjid

The Guilty must be Punished!

Communal nature of the State points to the Necessity for its Reconstitution!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 4th December, 2012

Twenty years ago, on 6th December, 1992, the four century-old historical monument called Babri Masjid, located in Faizabad (or Ayodhya) in Uttar Pradesh, was demolish

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The genocide of Sikhs in November 1984

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.

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Sixty-five years after independence from British colonial rule – the revolt continues!

Ghadar jaari hai!

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!

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Condemn the state-organised sectarian genocide in Assam!

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.

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Gujarat genocide

The struggle to punish the guilty shall continue without letup!

The nightmare of February 28, 2002 and the days that followed still haunt the people of Gujarat and all those fighting for justice.

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We mourn the passing away of our dear Comrade Prof Dalip Singh

Prof Dalip SinghProf 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.

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Women must organise and wage united struggle to affirm their rights as women, as workers and as human beings!

Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 1stMarch, 2012

International Women’s Day, on 8th March, 2012, comes at a time when more and more women are coming out on the streets, in our country and all over the world.

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Down with Anglo-American imperialist war preparations against Iran!

While tightening their economic pressure against Iran through punitive sanctions, the Anglo-American imperialists are simultaneously busy making preparations for outright military aggression as well. US president Obama’s recent statements about giving time to allow the sanctions to take effect are only a diplomatic ruse to fool world opinion.

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International Women’s Day 2012

Change not just the government, but the system!

Several organizations of women jointly organized a public meeting on Parliament Street on March 5, 2012 on the occasion of International Women’s Day

Working women from various areas of Delhi, students and women from all walks of life participated enthusiastically in the meeting

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This crisis-ridden republic of the bourgeoisie must be replaced by a workers and peasants republic!

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.

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Message of greetings from Comrade Lal Singh to all party comrades on the occasion of the New Year 2012

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?

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First Working Class Conference in Delhi initiates serious debate on the

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.

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Public meeting on lessons from the 1984 carnage of people of Sikh faith

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.   

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Condemn the 13th July terror attacks in Mumbai!

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 14th July, 2011

The Communist Ghadar Party of India condemns the terrorist attacks in three locations of Mumbai on 13th July, 2011

Yesterday's blasts come at a time when India and Pakistan are seriously engaging each other in dialogue to solve outstanding problems. The Pakistani government and people wants friendship with India at a time when Pakistan's sovereignty is in danger from the grave threats US imperialism is posing.

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Documents of the 4th Congress of CGPI

4th Congress DocumentThe Fourth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India was convened in the last week of October 2010.

The Report of the Fourth Congress was presented by Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee elected by the Third Congress. It was discussed at length and adopted by the Congress. It was been edited for publication by the decision of the Fourth Congress. This publication also contains the Resolutions adopted by the Fourth Congress

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Condemn the deliberate inflaming of passions

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I am writing to thank you for the article entitled "Sri Krishna Committee submits report on Telangana: Condemn the deliberate inflaming of passions among the people!'' in the columns of the January 16-31, 2011 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar. The article must be commended on many points, including its simple and scientific language, historical accuracy and the complete honesty of purpose.

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Sri Krishna Committee submits report on Telengana: Condemn the deliberate inflaming of passions among the people!

 

The Sri Krishna Committee on Telengana submitted its report to the Central Government on December 30, 2010. It presents six options to deal with the problem, with one identified as the "most preferred option", and another identified as a second option. The other four options are termed impractical by the Committee itself. The Sri Krishna Committee had been set up by the UPA Government in February 2010 to allegedly assist it to arrive at a solution to the agitation in Andhra Pradesh for and against Telengana. Now, the ball is in the court of the UPA Government to hit which way it chooses.
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Operation Blue Star

Sir,Operation Blue Star was the opening of the flood gates to a massive onslaught that would be launched against Sikhs in the coming months and years, which would tear asunder the struggles of the peasantry and the common working people. The use of massive violence then paved the path to the dovetailing of the people of India into the agenda of the bourgeoisie.

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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 gross

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Documents of the 3rd Congress of CGPI

CGPI - 3rd Congress Report

Towards the Rule of Workers and Peasants and a Voluntary Indian Union

This document entitled Towards the Rule of Workers and Peasants and a Voluntary Indian Union contains the Report of the Central Committee presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, which was discussed and adopted by the Third Congress of the Party, held in January 2005.

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Lok Sabha debate on Gujarat massacres: Parliamentary democracy stinks

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.

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Blame the State, not the people, for the communal massacre in Gujarat!

Statement of the CGPI, March 3, 2002

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?

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Document of 2nd Congress of CGPI: Program of the Party

Program adopted by the Second Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, October 1998 titled Workers, Peasants, Women and Youth. We constitute India We are her masters. An immediate program for the reorientation of the economy; political empowerment of the people; and the democratic renewal of India.

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Whither India?

Whither India?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.

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Call of the Martyrs

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  • ear: Jan 1985
  • Author: Hardial Bains
  • Languages: English, French, Punjabi
  • Mediums: Print & PDF
  • Price: rs80 / USD $6

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 [1983] 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...

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PARTY DOCUMENTS

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This document, What Kind of Party?, was presented by
Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee
of the Communist Ghadar Party of India to the Second
National Consultative Conference held December 29-30, 1993.

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Click to Download PDFThe 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.

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These Elections are a FarceInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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Manifesto 2014Unite around the program to reconstitute the Indian Republic and reorient the economy to ensure prosperity and protection for all!

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Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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History of Ghadar PartyA Presentation of Communist Ghadar Party of India

100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.

The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.

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