2016

Babri Masjid demolition

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 27/01/2017 - 19:21

The twenty-fourth year of denial of justice

On Dec 6, 2016, hundreds of activists from communist and other parties, human rights organizations, workers organizations, women’s organizations and student organizations marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar to protest the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya 24 years ago, on Dec 6th 1992.

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Dr. Sulabha Brahme

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 27/01/2017 - 19:05

The Communist Ghadar Party of India mourns the passing away of Dr. Sulabha Brahme, one of the leading political and social activists from Pune, on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She was 84 years of age.

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Fifth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India issues clarion call!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 22/12/2016 - 00:09

Prepare for the Coming Revolutionary Storms!

The Fifth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India was held in November 2016.

Amidst standing applause, Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Party, opened the Congress, extending a very warm welcome to all the delegates, who has come from numerous parts of the country and from abroad.

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Meeting of Communist and Left parties at Parliament in opposition to demonetization

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 22/12/2016 - 00:07

A rally was organised on 28th November by the Delhi State Commitees of seven communist and left parties - CPI, CPI(M), CPI(M-L) Liberation, Communist Ghadar Party of India, SUCI (Communist), All India Forward Bloc and Revolutionary Socialist Party. The rally marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar against demonetisation.

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Landmark UN resolution to ban nuclear weapons

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 22/12/2016 - 00:06

Majority of nations and peoples want peace, not war

For the first time in its 71 year history, the United Nations General Assembly committee voted on October 28, to launch negotiations on a new treaty banning nuclear weapons. 

The resolution was presented by Austria, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and Brazil. The US and other major nuclear power lobbied for several weeks before this, to pressurize other countries to oppose the treaty banning nuclear weapons. Despite their efforts, the resolution was adopted by a vote of 123 to 38, with 16 abstentions.

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Panel discussion on the legal aftermath of 1984 and the way forward

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 22/12/2016 - 00:04

An intense and wide-ranging panel discussion on the “Legal aftermath of 1984 and the way forward” was organised in Delhi by the Sikh Forum on November 1, 2016 – the 32nd anniversary of one of the most dreadful genocides in recent times – the anti-Sikh pogroms of 1984. It was part of a series of events being organised by the Lok Raj Sangathan, the Sikh Forum and other organisations to keep up the demand for punishing those guilty of organising the carnage in 1984.

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Mass rally on the Occasion of the 32nd Anniversary of the 1984 Sikh Genocide demands

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 22/12/2016 - 00:02

The guilty of the massacre of Sikhs in 1984 must be punished!

On the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of genocide of Sikhs in November 1984, Lok Raj Sangathan and nearly 25 other organizations including Communist Ghadar Party jointly organised a Mmass rally in Delhi on 1 November 2016, from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar.

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Brutal fake encounter killing in Bhopal

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 22/12/2016 - 00:01

Condemn the growing state terrorism!

On October 31, the media reported that eight activists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) had escaped from the high-security Bhopal Central Jail, allegedly using bed sheets, after killing a head constable with plates and spoons used for meals in the prison.

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Condemn persecution and harassment of human rights activists by Chhattisgarh government!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 23:55

No to state terrorism!

With great anger, Communist Ghadar Party condemns the dastardly action of the Chhatisgarh government in trying to foist false murder cases on Professor Nandini Sundar of Delhi University, Professor Archana Prasad of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, and more than a dozen other human rights activists.

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Panel discussion on the legal aftermath of 1984 and the way forward

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 23:50

An intense and wide-ranging panel discussion on the “Legal aftermath of 1984 and the way forward” was organised in Delhi by the Sikh Forum on November 1, 2016 – the 32nd anniversary of one of the most dreadful genocides in recent times – the anti-Sikh pogroms of 1984. It was part of a series of events being organised by the Lok Raj Sangathan, the Sikh Forum and other organisations to keep up the demand for punishing those guilty of organising the carnage in 1984.

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Brutal fake encounter killing in Bhopal

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 23:48

Condemn the growing state terrorism!

On October 31, the media reported that eight activists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) had escaped from the high-security Bhopal Central Jail, allegedly using bed sheets, after killing a head constable with plates and spoons used for meals in the prison.

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India and Russia sign major military, nuclear and energy deals

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 23:45

In the service of the imperialist ambitions of the Indian bourgeoisie

At the summit meeting between PM Modi and Russian President Putin, held on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Goa on October 15, the two sides signed 16 agreements, which included 3 major military deals.

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Struggle of teachers of Rajasthan against the privatisation of public education

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 23:44

A two-day State Education Conference of the Rajasthan Shikshak Sangh (Pragatisheel) {Rajasthan Teacher's Union (Progressive) was held on 20-21 October 2016 in Kudi Bhagatasani Housing Board Community Centre in Jodhpur. More than 900 delegates from villages and hamlets of various districts took part in this conference. It was attended by teachers, professors in charge of administration, educationists, guest teachers, new teachers, motivators, contract workers and others concerned about education, working in school education departments and projects of Rajasthan government.

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India’s global ranking in malnutrition – an indictment of the ruling bourgeois class and its anti-social program

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 23:43

The recently released Global Hunger Index (GHI) by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) once again exposes the very tragic condition of our people. India has been ranked a low 97th among the 118 countries surveyed in the 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI).

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Environmental concerns neglected in the name of “ease of doing business”

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 23:42

According to news reports, three mining and hydel projects have been given approval earlier this year, by the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the environment ministry of the central government, in areas in the vicinity of wildlife zones, including a tiger and an elephant habitat. This has greatly agitated activists working for conservation of wildlife and the people living in those areas.

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House to house searches and arrests in Baramulla, Kashmir

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 23:40

Condemn the continuing reign of terror against the Kashmiri people!

The Central government is continuing on the course of trying to crush the revolt of the Kashmiri people against state terrorism and for their national rights by brute force. This is clear from the fact that the armed forces of the Indian state have escalated their reign of terror on the people of Kashmir. They have viciously targeted entire areas of various towns, in the name of catching “militants”. This can be seen from the experience of the people of Baramulla town.

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Public Meeting in Gohana, Haryana to oppose the war hysteria

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 23:38

A public meeting was held on 23rd October 2016 in Shaheed Udham Singh Hall in Gohana on the issue of: Stop war hysteria, give us food, provide education, provide medical treatment. The meeting was organised by Jan Sangharsh Manch Haryana and Samatamoolak Mahila Sangathan.

Dr.C.D. Sharma, Dr. Sunita Tyagi, lecturer Sateesh Bharadwaj, student leader of the Maharshi Dayanand University – Jaswinder Singh, teacher – Ritu, Dr. Bansiram Gaud, Ramesh Agarwal, Naresh Virodhia and several others addressed the meeting.

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Militant struggle of the workers of Daikin, Neemrana

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 23:37

Workers of Daikin organized a protest demonstration and rally at Ambedkar Park in Neemrana in Rajasthan on 23rd October.

Daikin’s air conditioner manufacturing unit is in the industrial district of Neemrana. This is the only plant where an air conditioner is manufactured every 25 seconds. The workers at this plant have been trying to form a union since several years. The management has been continuously attacking the leadership of the workers.

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Meeting of Lok Raj Sangathan

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 23:33

Prosperity and security, livelihood and dignity for all!

A public meeting was organized in Shashi Garden neighbourhood of Patparganj in East Delhi on 16th October. Hundreds of residents of neighbouring colonies participated in this meeting. Local youth activists of Lok Raj Sangathan undertook the responsibility of dealing with all the issues relating to organizing the meeting.

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Surgical strikes, the Uri incident, and whipping up of chauvinist war hysteria:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:25

Who benefits from the escalating tension between India and Pakistan?

On September 29, 2016, at a joint Press Conference by the Army and the External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi, the spokesperson of the army announced: “Based on very credible and specific information which we received yesterday that some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along the Line of Control with an aim to carry out infiltration and terrorist strikes in Jammu & Kashmir and in various other metros in our country, the Indian army conducted surgical strikes last night at these lau

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Public Meeting to Oppose Black Laws held in Mumbai

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:24

Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC), Lok Raj Sangathan, Communist Ghadar Party, CPIML (Liberation), and Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) organized a meeting on 22 Sep in Mumbai to oppose the proposed black law, Maharashtra Protection of internal Security Act (MPISA) and other repressive measures of the Maharashtra government. The meeting was chaired by Justice Suresh, Honorary Chairperson of Lok Raj Sangathan and attended by a number representatives of various workers’ organizations and activists.

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109th Birth Anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:23

The thunder of revolution is reverberating

On the occasion of the 109th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, a colourful cultural programme was organised in Ramgarh village of Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan. The event was organised jointly by Lok Raj Sangathan, Hind Naujawan Ekta Sabha, Lok Jan Samiti and Ramgarh Seva Samiti. Thousands of school students, youth, women and elders participated in the event.

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Study on “Whose State and whose interest?

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:22

On 2 October 2016 Lok Raj Sangathan organised a study amongst youth in Patparganj village on the theme “Whose State and in whose interest?” A well prepared presentation was made followed by discussion.

School and college students and young workers full of curiosity, very enthusiastically participated in the presentation and ensuing discussion.

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Meeting on the topic ‘Let us understand our martyrs’

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:21

On the 109th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Jan Chetna Manch organised a meeting on 28th September 2016 in D.A.V. School in Jakhal Tehsil of Fatehabad district.

Participants in this meeting included political workers, journalists, teachers, youth, women, boys and girls.

The meeting started with a welcome song sung by the students of the D.A.V. School. Subsequently, the participants in the meeting eagerly saw a presentation on the martyrs of India. The meeting was presided over by Professor Neeraj Sharma of the school.

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Rafale aircraft deal

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:18

Biggest Indian monopoly capitalists benefit from "Make in India" program

Media sources have recently revealed that Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence has been chosen as French monopoly defence manufacturer Dassault Aviation’s Indian strategic partner. The joint venture which was formed over a year ago with the acquisition of Pipavav Defence, will “be a key player in the execution of offset obligations” arising from the recent purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets. The Dassault JV will represent its first, official and major defence order.

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The determined struggle of the workers of Honda continues!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:15

The struggle of the workers of Honda Motor Cycle and Scooters India (HMSI) for securing justice against the criminal and anti-labour acts of the management in cahoots with the state labour department, police, hired goons, and the government has been brought to the Capital Delhi. The Honda workers are in Delhi on hunger strike, to highlight their just demands and mobilise public support for their struggle.

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Villagers killed for protesting land acquisition

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:14

Condemn the state terror against Hazaribag villagers!

On October 1, 2016, the police fired against unarmed villagers protesting against their lands being acquired in Hazribag, Jharkhand. At least four were killed on the spot and others died later, while scores of people were injured in baton charges and indiscriminate attacks on villages by the CRPF and other police forces in the area. The villagers were protesting the acquisition of their land for coal mining by two private sub-contractors for the public sector power company, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

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Meeting in Sirsa on birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:12

The gram panchayat of Bedwala Gaon in Sirsa district of Haryana, Lok Raj Sangathan and Youth Club of Bedwala village organised a meeting on the occasion of 109th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on 28th September. Sarpanch of the gram panchayat Srimati Jaspal Kaur, Block member Mehendra Pal, and comrade Ashok Baathla led the function. The function was inaugurated with a floral tribute at the statue of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and thousands of people raised slogans “Inquilaab zindabad”; “Long live Shaheed Bhagat Singh!”, “Long live all our Martyrs!”

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Vigorous demonstration at the Delhi Lt Governor’s office

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:11

Seven communist parties organised a joint demonstration on 26th September 2016 to protest against the continued failure of the Delhi Government and the Delhi Municipal Corporations in preventing the spread of serious diseases like dengue, chikungunya and malaria. This protest was organised outside the office of the Delhi Lt Governor Mr Najeeb Jung.

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The Cauvery water dispute:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:10

The Indian state is responsible for the deliberate inflaming of passions

The first two weeks of September witnessed large scale arson, violence, and destruction in several areas of Karnataka, including many parts of Bengaluru city as well as in parts of Tamilnadu. In Karnataka, Shops and establishments with Tamil names were attacked and destroyed, and trucks, buses and other motor vehicles bearing TN registration numbers were set on fire. On the other side of the border, people from Karnataka were mobbed, their shops and businesses vandalized.

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Arunachal Pradesh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:04

Indictment of multi-party parliamentary democracy

On 16th September, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu and 42 MLAs of the Congress party in Arunachal Pradesh walked out of the Congress Party and joined the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA). Only one MLA – NabamTuki, the previous Chief Minister, remained in the Congress Party.

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109th Birth Anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:02

Enthusiastic celebrations in Delhi

At the initiative of Punjabi Academy and Bhagat Singh Association, the youth of Rohini in Delhi celebrated the 109th Birth Anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat with great enthusiasm by organizing “Punjabi Sabhyachar Mela”. Lok Raj Sangathan was invited to organise and participate in the programme. Hundreds of children, women and youth participated enthusiastically in the programme. Revolutionary and patriotic songs, bhangra dance, gidda, sword fights, made the programme very interesting.

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Honda workers continue with their hunger strike

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:01

The hunger strike of the workers of Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) at Jantar Mantar has been continuing since 19th September 2016. HMSI is located at Tepukheda, Alwar on the border of Rajasthan and Haryana. The workers have been in struggle since February 2016 demanding their right to form a union of their choice, for implementation of labour laws in the company, against the Haryana and Rajasthan governments’ atrocities on the oppressed workers and for taking back the dismissed workers.

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Homage to Com. Swapan Mukherjee

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:00

Com. Swapan Mukherjee, member of Politburo of CPI-ML (Liberation) and Founding General Secretary of AICCTU has passed away. He died an untimely death at 63 years on 6th September 2016 at Chandigarh.

Com. Mukherjee’s death is a loss to the communist and workers’ movement. Communist Ghadar Party offers its condolences to CPI-ML (Liberation), AICCTU, Com. Mukherjee’s family and friends at this moment of grief.

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Protests at Parliament against the growing attacks on people

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 22:56

Several organisations demonstrated at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to protest against the growing attacks and atrocities against Muslims, Christians, Dalits and tribal people across the country. Jamait-e-Islami Hind, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushavarat, Jamiyatul Ulema Hind, Jamiyat Ahele Hadis, Lok Raj Sangathan, Akhil Bharatiya Shia Council, All India Student Islamic Organisation, APCR and Lok Samiti organized the demonstration. Representatives of all the organisations addressed the meeting.

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Meeting on Communal Violence at Baroda Railway Colony

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 22:52

On September 18thLok Raj Sangathan(LRS) and Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) organised a presentation on Communal Violence: Roots and Solution, to a large group of railway workers at  Railway Colony, Baroda, Gujarat. The presentation and discussion lasted from 11AM to 2.15 PM.

Com Kulsheshta, All India Station Masters Association, welcomed everybody and invited the representatives of LRS and KEC to make the presentation. The railway workers, who had gathered despite the very heavy rain in the city, included several loco pilots and guards.

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Basis for caste discrimination

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 22:24

Sir,

I am writing to congratulate you on carrying the excellent and in-depth article `The Indian State perpetuates caste discrimination and oppression' carried in the September 1-15, 2016 issue of MEL which carries the by-line `Emancipation of Dalits from caste oppression can come only through the class struggle of the proletariat to end all forms of exploitation and discrimination'.

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Condemn the proposed Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:30

The BJP-ruled Maharashtra government has released the draft of Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act (MPISA) on August 20 and asked for "suggestions and objections" of people. Past experience of people has shown that the government has no desire to seek enlightened opinion of the working class and people. Its real intent is to manufacture consent of the people for this fascist law.

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Fountainhead of fascism and war

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:28

Sir,

This is being written in response to the article entitled '71 years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki' in the August 16-31, 2016 issue of MEL that carries the byline `US imperialism remains the fountainhead of fascism and war'. One has to see the connection between the actions that took place over seven decades ago, and the events and horrors that are unfolding in front of our eyes on a daily basis.

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Way forward for India

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:26

Sir,

I am writing in response to the important Statement of the CC of the CGPI dated 15th August, 2016 entitled 'On the occasion of the 70th Indian Independence Day: Which way forward for India?' published in the August 16-31, 2016 issue of MEL. This statement is based on the scientific principles of Marxism-Leninism which is based on dialectical materialism and class struggle and sums up the concrete conditions on the ground in the country at this particular time. The Statement begins by giving a summary of the ground reality, the salient features of which are

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PM Modi’s speech to the nation on 15th August

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:23

Speak what the people want to hear, do what the capitalists want

It was expected that the Prime Minister’s speech to the nation on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day would be filled with claims of achievements of his government in the past two years. So, it was no surprise that he boasted of many things his government is supposed to have done for the people.

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The Indian State perpetuates caste discrimination and oppression

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:22

Emancipation of Dalits from caste oppression can come only through the class struggle of the proletariat to end all forms of exploitation and discrimination

Nearly 70 years after independence, the scourge of caste oppression continues to haunt India. Numerous dalits are killed every year for daring to challenge the caste system. Dalit women are mercilessly raped and beaten.  Marriage of a dalit man with a higher caste woman is punished in the most heinous manner.  Dalits face discrimination on a daily basis and continue to do the most menial jobs.

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Whose interests will GST serve?

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:20

Modi dishes out one more lie to the people

The Goods and Services Tax Bill that amends the constitution to enable the GST reform was passed in the Lok Sabha on August 8, 2016. It was earlier passed by the Rajya Sabha. The bill will now be sent to state assemblies for ratification. A few states have already begun ratifying the same, and the government hopes to start implementation from April 2017.

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Gujarat land acquisition bill passed

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:19

Furthering the interests of the big monopoly capitalists

The Gujarat Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed in the Gujarat Assembly on March 31, received Presidential assent on August 8. Named the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2016,this bill amends many of the terms and conditions of the Central Land Acquisition Act introduced by the UPA government in 2013. It is expected to be implemented from August 15, according to the government announcement.

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Comrade Fidel Castro turns 90

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:18

The 90th birthday of Comrade Fidel Castro has been marked by celebrations not only by the Cuban communists and people, but by progressive humanity all across the world. The struggle of the Cuban people led by their Communist Party in defence of sovereignty and independence continues to be an example of inspiration for all the peoples and nations of the world who are fighting to win and safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and chart their own destiny free from imperialist interference.   

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Justifying state terrorism in the name of “combatting terror”

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:15

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recently announced that the Central government is working on a plan to provide legal protection to security agencies such as the IB and the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which conduct undercover operations on “suspected terrorist organisations”. At a conference of officials of the Intelligence Bureau and other investigating agencies, the Home Minister is reported to have said that “The government is committed to punishing terrorists.

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On the occasion of the 70th Indian Independence Day:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:12

Which way forward for India?

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 15th August, 2016

The Government of India has made preparations for celebrating the 70th Independence Day with great pomp and pride. However, there is serious concern among the vast majority of our people about where Indian society is headed today, 69 years after the end of British colonial rule.

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Country wide protest of working class against the central and state governments

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:11

On 9 August 2016, joint action committees of the Trade Unions organised protest and demonstrations all across India against the anti-worker, anti-people, anti-social policies of central and state governments.

This is part of the preparation towards the All India General Strike on 2nd September. Various protest actions, public meetings and demonstrations were held at state capitals, industrial centers and cities, villages, and highlighting their demands.

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71 years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:10

US imperialism remains the fountainhead of fascism and war

The people of the world and in particular, the people of Japan will never forgive the US imperialists for one of the gravest crimes they committed against humanity – the dropping of atom bombs over two towns in Japan, Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima was made of uranium and killed about 140,000 people in the initial blast and, in total more than 237,000.

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Terrible plight of Indian workers in Gulf countries

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:08

Tens of thousands of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia and various Gulf countries have been literally forced to starve, living in miserable camps without any basic amenities, for several weeks and months on end. Theseworkers, employed in construction and other companies, were retrenched from their jobs without any compensation, in the wake of the economic slowdown in these oil exporting countries triggered by the sharp fall in oil prices. Many of these workers have not been paid any salaries for the last 6-8 months. They have no money to buy their plane tickets to come back to India.

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Law on Child Labor being amended

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:06

Justifying the perpetuation of exploitation of children

On July 19, 2016 the RajyaSabha passed a Bill to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. With this, the road has been cleared for this amendment to be converted into law, once the Lok Sabha puts its stamp on it. The Act will be called the "Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act.

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No justification for the reign of terror by the state in Kashmir

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:05

On August 2, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court asked the Centre and the state government to file by August 17 their responses on a PIL by the High Court Bar Association calling for a ban on pellets. The court criticised the Central government for not treating Kashmiris "as your own people".

The court observed that several hundreds of people had suffered injuries in their eyes and face due to being hit by pellets, whereas standard operating procedures allow the use of pellets below the knee only, for controlling protests.

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BSNL employees are waging determined and successful struggle against privatization

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:04

Interview with Comrade Swapan Chakraborty, Deputy General Secretary, BNSL Employees Union, New Delhi.

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar (MEL): Dear Comrade thank you for agreeing for an interview despite your busy schedule on account of various struggle that the BNSL employees union is waging against the repeated efforts of the government to privatise BSNL through various means. Can you elaborate on your experience?

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Massive country-wide strike by bank workers paralyses bank operations

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:01

Eight to ten lakh bank workers struck work for one day on 29th July 2016 to oppose the Central Government's plan for merger and divestment of public sector banks. Banking operations came to a grinding halt on the 29th throughout the country as bank workers of many old generation private sector banks and foreign bank workers joined the public sector banks workers.

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Protest of guest teachers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:59

Guest teachers working for the Delhi Government staged a satyagrah in front of the state Education Minister Manish Sisodia's house on 31st July, under the banner of the Delhi Guest Teachers Union. The teachers banged empty plates to reflect their protest that their demands have not been fulfilled. The teachers had vowed that they would not budge from there till the minister met with them.

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Struggle of Rajasthan Farmers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:57

Gram Panchayats of non-irrigated villages express their opposition

The struggle of farmers of 55 villages in three blocks of Hanuman and Churu District of Rajasthan for irrigation water is continuing. On 10 August 2016 the Gram Panchayats in all the 55 villages burnt the effigy of the chief minister and took out a funeral procession in the squares of their respective villages.

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Full force in preparation for 2nd September General Strike

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:55

Militant demonstration of workers

"What will happen on 2nd September? Everything will grind to a halt!" "Who is going to do this? We are, we are!" "Inquilab Zindabad!" Okhla Industrial Estate phase 1 and 2 reverberated with these slogans. Hundreds of workers participated in the rally on 10th August under the leadership of Mazdoor Ekta Committee (MEC), AITUC, CITU, ICTU and several other unions.

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Lenin on self-determination

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:51

This is response to your reprinting an excerpt from the article by Com. V. I. Lenin written exactly a century ago entitled `The Discussion on Self-Determination Summed Up', with the byline `The Irish Rebellion of 1916', which is a great classic and is compulsory reading for all in the revolutionary camp.

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NATO escalates war preparations

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:49

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) organised a summit on July 8 and 9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. The US imperialists used the Summit to vigorously push ahead with militarisation of Eastern Europe and stepped up preparations targeting Russia. The summit also decided to escalate NATO led military interventions targeting Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and the countries and peoples of Africa.

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Brutal attack

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:47

Sir,

I am writing in support of the strong condemnation issued in the columns of MEL of July 15-31, 2016 in the article entitled 'Brutal attack on protests against the killing of Burhan Wani: Condemn the barbatic persecution of the Kashmiri people!'.

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Call to make the general strike a success

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:45

Sir,

I would like to express the sentiment that all those in the revolutionary camp must extend utmost support to this effort to make the 2nd September General Strike a success. This is in accordance with the resolution of the National Conference of Trade Unions to protest against the anti-worker, anti-farmer, anti-national policies of the central government.

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Still Fighting for Justice – 4 years on

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:44

On 18th July 2016, the fourth anniversary of violence in the Manesar plant Maruti Suzuki, several hundred workers and representatives of trade unions from factories in the Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal automobile region as well as local representatives of national level federations joined a massive protest demonstration in Gurgaon. The demonstration from Rajiv Chowk to the Mini Secretariat was organised and led by the Maruti Suzuki Mazdoor Sangh.

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Successful Convention of Trade Unions in South Delhi

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:42

A convention of various trade unions in the South Delhi area was organised on 17th July 2016 as part of the preparatory work towards making the 2nd September general strike a success. AITUC, CITU, INTUC, AIUTUC, General Mazdoor Trade Union, Delhi Plumbers Association, Allied Industrial Workers Union, Press Karmachari Mazdoor Union, Delhi Construction Workers Union, Indian Steel and Metal Workers Union, representatives of several other unions and workers participated with Mazdoor Ekta Committee in the Convention.

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NATO escalates war preparations

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:39

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) organised a summit on July 8 and 9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. The US imperialists used the Summit to vigorously push ahead with militarisation of Eastern Europe and stepped up preparations targeting Russia. The summit also decided to escalate NATO led military interventions targeting Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and the countries and peoples of Africa.

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Condemn persecution of youth in the name of “curbing terrorism”!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:38

The arrest of 5 youth in Hyderabad on charges of “terrorism”, on June 29, during the holy month of Ramzan, has left the community shocked and the families of the youth shattered. It is being alleged by the police that they are sympathizers of the ISIS. However, local residents have pointed out that such arrests are part of a regular pattern of police picking up youth on flimsy grounds and putting them behind bars for years, with no actual evidence to implicate them in any crime.

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Naked face of bourgeois democracy in Arunachal Pradesh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:36

In July, the Supreme Court overturned the decisions of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Rajkhowa which had resulted, first, in the unseating of the elected Congress government there headed by Nabam Tuki and then, in the declaration of President’s Rule in the state in January.

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The Discussion on Self-Determination Summed Up

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:34

The Irish Rebellion of 1916

- V.I. Lenin -

Below we are reprinting an excerpt from the article by V. I. Lenin, "The Discussion on Self-Determination Summed Up," first published in October 1916. Lenin wrote to clarify the issue of self-determination of nations including the significance of the revolutionary uprising of the Irish people against British colonial rule in April 1916.

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Media blockade in Kashmir

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:32

Condemn the attempt of the state to silence the voices of protest of the Kashmiri people!

On July 16, police raided the offices and printing presses of some of the major daily newspapers in the Kashmir Valley late at night, confiscated the printed issues of the newspapers and arrested their employees. From July 16-21, a complete ban on all printed newspapers was imposed throughout the Kashmir Valley.

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Movement for irrigation water in Hanumangadh and Shri Ganganagar

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:28

Peasants are in continuous struggle, while the government is in deep slumber!

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar has been reporting continuously over the past several months that the peasants of Hanumangarh and Sriganganagar district are experiencing shortage of water for irrigation. Their crops are damaged.

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कोरिया के खिलाफ़ अमरीकी सैनिक अभ्यासों और मिसाइल रोधक व्यवस्था की स्थापना का व्यापक विरोध

Submitted by sampu on Fri, 16/09/2016 - 04:30

उत्तर और दक्षिण कोरिया के लोग, सारी दुनिया के शांति पसंद लोगों के साथ मिलकर, यह मांग करने के लिये आगे आये कि 22 अगस्त से 2 सितंबर के बीच अमरीका और दक्षिण कोरिया के मिले-जुले उलची फ्रीडम गार्डियन (यू.एफ.जी.) युद्ध अभ्यासों को रोक दिया जाये। यू.एफ.जी.

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Condemn the anti-social and anti-national policy of opening all doors to foreign capital!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/07/2016 - 03:30

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 25th June, 2016

The latest policy changes announced by the Narendra Modi government regarding foreign direct investment (FDI) have opened the doors wider than ever before for foreign capital to rapidly penetrate India’s industry, services, agricultural trade, finance and weapons supply to the armed forces.

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Trade Unions extend their support to the struggling students of JNU

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 21/06/2016 - 08:56

On 14 May Trade unions including AITUC, CITU, Mazdoor Ekta Committee, AITUC, AIUTUC, and AIFTU extended their support to the students of JNU in their struggle to annul the harsh punishment imposed on them.  They sat on Dharna at Jantar Mantar and went on a one day hunger strike.

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PARTY DOCUMENTS

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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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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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.

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Call to the Working ClassDefeat the program of privatisation and liberalisation!

Fight with the aim of establishing workers’ and peasants’ rule!

Call of the Central Committee, Communist Ghadar Party, 23 February, 2012

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Necessity for the working class to take political powerThe 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.

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