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Factors responsible for the grave situation in Sri Lanka

The island nation of Sri Lanka, India’s southern neighbour, is going through its worst ever all-round crisis.  Food, fuel, medicines and other essential articles have been in acute short supply in recent months. Sri Lanka depends on imports to fulfil many essential mass consumption goods. Shortage of foreign currency to buy them from abroad has led to millions of people being deprived of basic needs.  Decline in oil imports has led to severe shortage of fuel, which in turn has led to crippling power cuts.

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Kamgar Ekta Committee organises meeting of rail workers unions:
In support of the struggle of the Station Masters of Indian Railways

On May 29, 2022, Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) organised a public meeting in support of the struggle of the station masters of the Indian Railways (IR). The Federations of workers of the Railways, and a large number of category-wise associations of railway workers were invited to participate in the meeting.  Com. Mathew, General Secretary of the KEC welcomed everyone present and requested Com. Ashok Kumar, Joint Secretary, KEC, to conduct the proceedings.

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On the 38th anniversary of Operation Bluestar
Lessons from the Army attack on the Golden Temple

The ruling class is afraid of the prospect of the people of India uniting, overcoming religious and other differences, against their common enemy for a common goal. To prevent this from happening, it has perfected the method of unleashing state terrorism including state organised communal violence. At different times, it targets different communities. It carries out vicious propaganda against the targeted community, and then deliberately organises attacks on the community. It then spreads the lie that the people of different religious beliefs are killing each other.

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ASHA workers’ response to WHO award

Dear editor, MEL has steadfastly supported the struggle of the ASHA and Anganwadi workers throughout the country. You have consistently highlighted our demands and called upon all workers to support our cause. We thank you for your support. Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) awarded the Indian government the Global

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