Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 25 Nov, 2019
On 9th November, 2019, a five judge bench of the Supreme Court gave its ruling on a property dispute concerning the land on which Babri Masjid had stood before it was demolished in 1992. It has declared that the land belongs to Ram Lalla Virajman, the idol of baby Ram. It has directed the Central Government to establish a Trust to build a Ram Temple at the site.
Petroleum workers decide to strike work on 28th November to oppose privatisation
On November 20th 2019, a joint mass convention was organised in the Constitution Club, New Delhi, by the three federations representing oil and petroleum workers of India working in BPCL, HPCL, IOC, ONGC and Oil India Limited.
Future security of workers dependent on speculation by insurance companies
Government employees all over the country are up in arms against the New Pension Scheme, also known as the National Pension System (NPS), which has been made mandatory for all government employees (except employees of the Armed Forces) who joined service after January 1, 2004.
The Resident Doctors’ Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi is opposing the directive of the Central government to raise the fees of students pursuing medical education at the institute as well as the charges levied on patients for various medical services at the hospital.
One of the 100 largest digital companies in 2019, Cognizant, has announced that it will be downsizing its content moderation business and layoff 7000 IT workers. People familiar with this industry believe that very soon, there will be another round of layoff in which a similar number will be retrenched. Content moderation refers to the process of detecting objectionable content in social media sites like Facebook
Under the banner of Muster Roll Progressive Workers Union (AMMRPWU), the temporary government workers in Meghalaya have been fighting for their demands. They are demanding that they should be eligible for leave, earned leave, maternity leave facilities, as well as facility for upgrading their skills. They want their outstanding wages to the be paid and also want their service to be regularised as per their skills.
Peasants from numerous villages in the Nohar sub-division of Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan have been waging a long struggle under the banner of “Kisan, Mazdoor, Vyaapari Sangharsh Samiti”. After 25 days of intense struggle finally, the administrative machinery woke up and officials agreed to all demands.
On 14th October residents of the villages (Ramgarh, Narwana, Nethrana, Gogamedi, Bhadra, Rawatsar, Tibbi and Sangaria) in Nohar Tehsil in Hanumangarh district came together under the banner of the Upbhogta Sangarsh Samiti (Consumer Struggle Committee). They organized a camel rally and surrounded the Collector’s Office. Hundreds of residents from these villages participated in this rally.
The on-going drive to privatize the Indian Railways by the government is facing country-wide protests. In this context, loco drivers and guards of the Indian Railways carried out a protest demonstration on 18th November at the lobby of the loco drivers in Nagpur, under the leadership of the All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) and the All India Guards Council (AIGC). Hundreds of loco drivers and guards of the Nagpur Division of the Railways participated in this protest.
BSNL workers have gone on a hunger strike on 25th November, in support of their demands. The hunger strike is being observed by the representatives of various unions including BSNLEU, National Union of BSNL Workers, BSNL Mazdoor Sangh, BSNL Association of Telecom Mechanics and BSNL Officers’ Association.
On 27th November, thousands of workers of the Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) plant in Manesar, Haryana took out a militant rally through the streets of Manesar and Gurugram to oppose the massive retrenchment of nearly a thousand contract workers. Apart from the workers of HMSI, workers from a number of auto component plants in Manesar and Gurugram participated in the rally to extend their support to the fighting Honda workers
Farmers have been demonstrating for 173 days in front of the Hanumangarh Collectorate under the banner of the Kisan Sangarsh Samiti. They are demanding a higher compensation for their land that has been acquired. Their demands have been ignored by both, the state government and the Central Government.
We will not let the genocide of 1984 be forgotten or forgiven! The guilty must be punished!
“We will never allow the genocide of November 1984 to be forgotten or forgiven”, said Com. Prakash Rao, spokesperson of the Communist Ghadar Party of India. He was speaking at a meeting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on 1st November, 2019 organized to mark the 35th anniversary of the genocide of Sikhs in 1984.
Let us work to establish the rule of workers and peasants in our country!
On 7th November, the revolutionary workers, soldiers and sailors of Russia stormed the Winter Palace and arrested the representatives of the Provisional Government. They occupied the Ministries, the State Bank as well as the railway stations, post and telegraph offices. Led by the Bolshevik Party, the working class captured political power in Russia. This shook the entire world. It struck terror in the hearts of the capitalists of all countries. This inspired and gave hope to the oppressed people of the world.
We firmly oppose privatisation of Bharat Petroleum
The Convention in Mumbai on October 26th 2019, condemned the Central Government for its decision to privatise strategic PSU’s such as Oil and Petroleum, Defence, Public Sector Banks, Insurance, Railways, Ports, Public Road Transport etc.
Terrible exploitation and oppression of contract workers of Food Corporation of India
Mazdoor Ekta Lehar (MEL) recently interviewed Hijam Kavita Devi (KD), a consultant from Manipur, for the Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution Labourers’ Welfare Association (CAF & PDLWA). Here are some excerpts of the interview:
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.
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. However, the working class is being prevented from realizing its potential as the leader of all the exploited, and as the grave-digger of capitalism, by those in the communist movement who are spreading harmful illusions and compromising the class struggle.