Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 23 January, 2020
On 26th January, tanks and missile launchers will roll down Rajpath. Fighter planes will dominate the skies in the capital. The military might of the Indian Republic will be showcased before the whole world. Our rulers will boast that "All is well" with the Republic.
From Kashmir to Kerala and Maharashtra to Manipur, every Indian knows that all is not well with the Republic.
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, January 6, 2020
The Communist Ghadar Party condemns the murderous attack on students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University on the evening of January 5. Goons armed with iron rods and lathis, their faces masked, entered the campus and unleashed savage violence and mayhem. Over 20 students and teachers, including both women and men, have suffered grievous injuries in this pre-planned, state organised attack.
Workers and working people from all sectors of the Indian economy participated enthusiastically in the All India General Strike of January 8, 2020. They were responding to the call of the central trade unions, the All India federations, and to hundreds of trade unions organising workers in different cities, industries and services, and amongst the rural workers.
On 3rd January 2020, US President Donald Trump announced that US forces had killed Major-General Qassem Soleimani of Iran through a targeted missile attack on his convoy as it left Baghdad International Airport. Along with General Soleimani, General Abud Mahdi al-Muhandis of the Iraqi Army and eight other officials were killed in this attack. The cowardly killings of the leaders of the armed forces of Iran and Iraq on the soil of Iraq are a gross violation of all international conventions, as the US has not declared war on either Iran or Iraq.
All India General Strike saw more than 25 crore workers and peasants come out on to the streets. We received reports from Mumbai, Delhi, Nohar (Rajasthan), Mumbai and Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh). Brief reports are given below.
The protests that began in the middle of December post the signing of the Citizenship Amendment Act by the President on 12th December continued through the New Year and are still going on. In Delhi, Bengaluru and many other cities, the New Year was rung in with slogans of “No to CAA NRC!” “Students have a right to protest peacefully!” “We will not accept citizenship to be defined on the basis of religion!”
Ghadar International and Indian Workers Association(GB) held a public meeting against CAA (Citizens Amendment Act) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Saturday 4th January 2020 in Ilford. The meeting followed a 4 mile long protest march from Forest Gate to Newham in London. The march was attended by over 2000 people from many faith groups, progressive individuals and organisations. The march ended with a militant rally held at a park in Newham.
The Indian economy has been in a crisis for a long time now. The crisis is reflected in growing unemployment, stagnation or even reduction in real wages of workers, and reduced consumption of goods by the working people.
Major indicators of economic growth are the value of Indian goods and services produced and consumed in the Indian and export markets. The other is the capital investment in the economy by capitalists and the government.
Western Railway Mazdoor Sangh (WRMS) organised a protest on 10th January at Mumbai Central station to oppose the privatisation and outsourcing of Railway trains on outside the office of the Divisional Railway Manager. The meeting was addressed by J G Mahurkar general secretary of Western Railway Mazdoor Sangh (WRMS) and Vice President of NFIR (National Federation of Indian Railwaymen).
The completion of 39 years of the Party since its founding on 25 December 1980 was celebrated on 29 December in Mumbai with joy and enthusiasm by the Party members, friends and family members. The meeting began with the Party song. The Regional Secretary welcomed everyone on behalf of the Party and said it is a matter of pride to see that as the Party is getting older the average age of the party members is coming down
The 39th Founding anniversary of Communist Ghadar Party of India was vigorously celebrated in Toronto with speeches, reciting of poems and discussions on the present situation in India and other parts of the world.
Today, as we enter the new year, we must reflect on the present situation and what needs to be done to ensure a bright future for the people of our dear country.
The last decade, and especially the year that we are leaving behind, has revealed the deep all sided crisis that the world capitalist-imperialist system has sunk into. The ruling class of our country has become ever more ferocious in its attacks on the people. It is desperately trying to preserve its rule and intensifying the exploitation of the workers, peasants and other working people.
The beginning of the 40th year of the founding of our Party is being celebrated with great enthusiasm by Party comrades in many places in India as well as abroad. The celebrations everywhere have been marked by a spirit of optimism.
21st December marked the 140th birth anniversary of Comrade Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, the great leader and teacher of the international working class. The Communist Ghadar Party marked this important occasion by organising a meeting in New Delhi. Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India chaired the meeting.
With great sadness, we announce the passing away of our dear Comrade Renuka in Mumbai on 16th December. She departed from us at the young and untimely age of 45, after battling for long against illness.
With great sadness, we are announcing the passing away of Comrade Lawrence D’Souza on 30th November, in Mumbai. Comrade Lawrence was 63 years of age. The CC of the Communist Ghadar Party extends its heartfelt condolences to his dear wife and children, and the comrades, friends and co-workers of this dear comrade.
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.
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 labour expands wealth and the minority who enjoy the fruits of wealth creation on the basis of their private property and positions of power.
The initiating speech, at the working class conference on the Way Forward held on 23-24 December 2011, was made by comrade Lal Singh, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India. The document entitled the necessity for the working class to take political power has been edited based on the discussion in the conference and is being published according to the decision the Central Committee.