Month: August 2013

CPI-ML Mining

Thundering ‘No’ to Vedanta’s proposed bauxite mining in all the Gramasabhas of Niyamagiri

The tribal people of Niyamagiri has once again won a crucial battle against the multinational mining giant Vedanta by unanimously rejecting its proposed mining plan in Niyamagiri. From Serakapadi to Jarapa all the twelve Gramasabhas (Pallisabha in Odisha) have not only vehemently opposed mining but also unanimously made their claim over all the hills and forests of entire Niyamagiri as their habitat and also their only source of live and livelihood. These historical pallisabhas were held after the supreme court on the basis of FRAct-2008 and PESAct on 18th April 2013 ordered the state Govt. to conduct pallisabhas among the villages going to be effected by the proposed mining. The Supreme court’s mandate was to settle the individual, community and religious-cultural rights of local tribals and other traditional forest dwellers staying in Niyamagiri and to decide whether the religious rights of the tribal people is going to be effected by the proposed mining in Niyama Dangar, one of the mountain in the Niyamagiri hill range. To make these pallisabhas transparent and fair, the Supreme court even ordered to depute a district judge as an observer and to vedeograph the whole proceedings.

From July 18th to August 19th, the monsoon of 2013 will go down in the history of India for hosting the country’s first of its kind of referendum on mining.… Read More

RED SALUTE TO COM. PALTU SEN!
CPI-ML IFTU

RED SALUTE TO COM. PALTU SEN!

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Com. Paltu Sen (Amar Sen), President of the National Committee of IFTU died of a massive heart attack on July 30, 2013. Although suffering from severe diabetes, serious visual handicap and damaged kidneys, Com. Paltu Sen did not allow these to come in the way of his leadership of the revolutionary trade union movement and was actively engaged in this work till the end. Com. Paltu Sen was a member of the Central Committee of CPI(ML)-New Democracy. Com. Paltu Sen leaves behind his wife and two sons.

Born on 10th March 1950, Com. Paltu Sen a resident of Uttarpara, Dist. Hoogly, West Bengal became active in revolutionary student movement and actively participated in food movement in West Bengal in 1966. He was a very popular student leader at the time. He was a student of B.Sc. Physics (Hons) when inspired by the Naxalbari armed peasant movement he left his studies and plunged into revolutionary communist movement and joined communist revolutionaries and subsequently CPI(ML) when it was formed in 1969. He went to organize tribal poor peasants in Odisha from where he was arrested in 1970. He was charged with conspiracy to overthrow the Govt. (Section 120B IPC) , convicted and sentenced for seven years prison term.… Read More

Homage to Com. Ram Naresh Tyagi
CPI-ML IFTU Trade Union

Homage to Com. Ram Naresh Tyagi

Com. Ram Naresh TyagiNational Committee Treasurer of Indian Federation of Trade Unions and member of UP state committee of CPI(ML) New Democracy, Comrade Ram Naresh Tyagi died on July 28th at around 7.30 pm. He accidently slipped with his motor cycle while trying to save small children who ran on to the road after sparking on electricity cables. He was 63 years of age. Born on in village Sainthli, Muradnagar, Disrict Ghaziabad in a peasant family, Com. Ram Naresh did his high school and joined the Ordnance Factory Murad Nagar as a worker.

As a conscious young man he came in close contact with the party before Emergency and after participating in some activities he soon became a party member. He started working in ordnance factory trade union and participated as a delegate in the founding conference of IFTU in 1978 in Gauwahati. In 1993 IFTU national conference in Hyderabad he was elected to the National Committee and later made its Treasurer, a post he held till his unfortunate end.

He participated in the National Conference of PCC CPIML in 1984. He was also a delegate in the 1992, 1996 and 2004 Party Congresses. He was a member of West UP regional committee of the Party since 1980 and later a member of its UP state committee from 1988 onwards.… Read More