Meeting organised by Mazdoor Ekta Committee:
Way Ahead for the Worker-Peasant United Front

Report of a correspondent of Mazdoor Ekta Committee

Organisations of workers and peasants throughout the country are preparing for a massive protest action – Mahapadhav – on November 26-28, to highlight their long-standing demands and take their common struggle forward. A meeting was organised by Mazdoor Ekta Committee on November 13, on the subject ‘Way Ahead for the Worker-Peasant United Front’.

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Way Forward for Workers and Peasants

Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 12 November, 2023
Workers and peasants need to become the rulers of the country and reorient the economy to ensure secure livelihood and prosperity for all. We need to ensure that the democratic and human rights of all members of society are protected, without exception.

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Condemn the attack on journalists

Statement of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 6 October, 2023

The Communist Ghadar Party of India condemns these raids and arrests as a blatant attack on democratic rights. It condemns the invocation of the draconian UAPA. This law has been invoked only in order to ensure that those arrested can be kept in jail for an indefinite period without the possibility of bail. The raids, arrests, and the use of UAPA against journalists are aimed at throttling the voices of all those who dare to dissent.

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On the 14th anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai:
What was the motive and who was the real mastermind?

The 26th of November, 2022, marks the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. For three nights and days, ten heavily armed terrorists spread mayhem in the city. Their targets included the Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus, Oberoi Trident, Taj Hotel, Leopold Café, Cama Hospital, Nariman House and the Metro Cinema. As many as 168 people lost their lives, including 25 foreigners.

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Meeting on UAPA by Lok Raj Sangathan:

UAPA – a tool to crush all opposition to the present system of exploitation

The brutal and prolonged incarceration of political activists under the UAPA and the use of the NIA to repeatedly deny bail were some of the issues that dominated the discussion in a meeting on the UAPA, organized by Lok Raj Sangathan on July 25.  The proceedings were conducted online. The meeting was attended by a large number of youth and students, women, workers, kisans, political activists and human rights activists.

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UAPA – a tool to crush dissent

Following the events of 26th January in Delhi, the Delhi Police have stated that they were probing a “larger conspiracy and criminal design” behind the violent tractor rally by farmers on Republic Day and that this would be done under stringent sections of sedition and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. 

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Preventive Detention – An Anti-Democratic feature of the Indian Constitution

One of the principles of modern democracy is that no citizen can be arrested by the State without cause.  This principle is violated by the Indian State on a widespread scale. The Constitution permits the legislature to enact laws providing for preventive detention.  The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the National Security Act (NSA) and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) are examples of central laws which permit arbitrary arrest and detention of people by the official security forces.

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