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CPI-ML New Democracy Democratic Rights

Protest against Repression by TRS Govt. in Telengana, Invoking of PD Act against Com. Madhu

TRS Govt. in Telengana led by KCR has launched one of the most sinister attack against the people of Telengana particularly its tribals whom it is trying to dispossess of the land which they have been cultivating for decades, particularly podu lands. TRS Govt. is also crushing  the democratic rights of the people. TRS Govt. which came to power after a broad movement of the people of Telengana who fought against what they perceived as exploitation and oppression, is suppressing the aspirations of the people of Telengana. In order to crush the people’s struggles especially those of tribal people in the agency areas, TRS Govt. is targeting leaders and cadres of CPI(ML)-New Democracy which has been leading the struggles of the tribal people for decades.

On July 3 night, state police arrested Com. Madhu, leader of the resistance movement in Godavari Valley areas in Telengana and a state leader of CPI(ML)-New Democracy from Hyderabad. He was kidnapped while he was travelling in an auto. But the police showed his arrest from Gondala forest in Kothagudem district and has foisted several false cases against him. Com. Madhu had been arrested last year July and then also 22 fake cases were foisted against him.… Read More

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Interpreting the Pathalgadi Movement

The term Pathalgadi Movement has been swept into discourse to describe one type of powerful assertion by tribals which has been sweeping through Jharkhand, adjoining districts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha – essentially moving down the Munda tribal belt. To put this movement and its tremendous potential in perspective, it is necessary to begin with the provisions which already exist in the Constitution of this country.

Schedule 5 of the Constitution covers the areas where the tribal population is more than 50% and which are not in the 4 north eastern states of Assam, Tripura, Mizoram and Meghalaya where Schedule 6 applies. Schedule 5 guarantees them protection of tribal life and areas in every way, making the Governors of the states where these areas are situated and the President of India the custodians for protecting the same. The Governor has the right to adapt applicability of laws passed by the state govt. in accordance with the interests of these areas and to restrict it.  It is the only area in the Constitution where the President has been accorded direct power and can even change the size of the area declared as scheduled. The difference between the schedule 5 and 6 is that in the former Tribal Advisory Councils can be constituted whereas in the latter Tribal Autonomous Districts can be constituted where the powers of both Governors and state govts are curtailed.… Read More

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NRC Assam Communal Drive of Fascists Feeds on Linguistic and Ethnic Divide

The final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published on July 30, 2018 leaving out over four million people who had applied to enroll in the Register making it an attempt to deprive largest number of people of citizenship. While Govt. has stated in the Parliament that this is only a draft and those left out will have an opportunity to produce the requisite documents before the NRC is finalized in December 2018, President of ruling BJP Amit Shah has stated that all these four million people left out are infiltrators from Bangladesh and will be thrown out. This statement of Shah is in line with Modi’s statements during Assam elections that Bangladeshis should pack their bags to be deported. There is an ominous ring to the exercise.

Assam is linguistically, culturally, ethnically and religiously a mixed society where people with different identities have been living for centuries, contributing to the economic life of the region and interacting to produce what is Assamese society today. These have come to Assam over last two centuries since Assam was brought under colonial rule by British in 1826 taking it from the then Burma. Even before this, Assam had a large number of tribals.… Read More

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Protest Against Attack on Swami Agnivesh

CPI(ML)-New Democracy strongly condemns the physical attack on Swami Agnivesh in Pakur in Jharkhand on July 17, 2018 by the hoodlums of RSS linked youth wing. Swami Agnivesh was physically assaulted by these goondas and sustained injuries due to this attack. A statement by a BJP Minister in Jharkhand leaves no doubt that this attack was carried out at the behest of RSS-BJP Govt. of Jharkhand.

This attack is part of the violent attacks being carried out by RSS through its affiliated organizations to suppress all voices of dissent. RSS is targeting all democratic personages supporting the struggles of oppressed sections including tribals, dalits and minorities.

Jharkhand Govt. has been increasingly attacking tribals, changing law relating to acquisition of land and rules of Forest Rights Act. They are dispossessing tribals of their land and means of livelihood and suppressing their struggles.

RSS aims to silence their voice and crush the struggles of these sections. RSS-BJP is increasingly exposing its anti-people and fascist character through these attacks.

CPI(ML)-New Democracy also condemns that despite two days since the attack, no arrest has been made of the attackers. The enquiry ordered by the state govt. is merely an eyewash.

CPI(ML)-New Democracy demands that a judicial enquiry by at least a sitting judge of a High Court should be conducted to find out the conspiracy behind this attack.… Read More

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Condemn Murder of Shujaat Bukhari; Uphold right of Self Determination for People of J&K

CPIML(New Democracy) condemns the contemptible gunning down of Shujaat Bukhari, Editor of Rising Kashmir and its three sister publications on June 14, 2018. Eloquent spokesperson of and firm believer in the right of self determination of people of J&K, Shujaat Bukhari ruthlessly exposed the instances of state terror against them. On the same day as he was brutally killed, Bukhari had been using social media to propagate the UN Human Rights Council Chief’s Report on the situation in Kashmir and had commented that it was the first time that the UN had undertaken such an exercise. His gunning down by “unknown” operatives in a high security zone in the capital city of Srinagar- the Press Enclave area- which is teeming with operatives of the armed forces and barrier after barrier to free movement, is astonishing. Even the ex CM of J&K, Omar Abdullah, said on NDTV that it is surprising that the killers were able to conduct a recee, gun down the Editor and his two guards and get away from the area unchallenged.

Bukhari was not just a thoroughly honest journalist; he was also a speaker for the rights of the Kashmiri people. He was part of the movement which reintroduced the teaching of Kashmiri language in the Valley’s schools.… Read More

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US Imperialism : Declining Power and ‘Smart operators’

Collapse of G-7 meeting in Quebec, Canada marks serious intensification of contradictions among the imperialist countries. These contradictions should be viewed in conjunction with rising contradictions outside the G-7 fold. These contradictions relate to economic, political and military spheres. US Admn. under Trump is navigating its own course abandoning leadership role of the western imperialist countries. Successive US Admn. have tried to assert hegemonic role of US imperialism disregarding relative decline in the economic power of US imperialism and rise of other powers, particularly China. Bush Junior Admn. had launched ‘global war on terror’ to perpetuate hegemonic role of US imperialism. But this attempt to stop the wheels of history from turning was stalled by strong resistance of the people against US led aggressions and rising cost of wars undermining a declining economy resulting in bursting of bubble from 2008 onwards. In came Obama, who dreamt of launching the hegemonic project through other means. He boasted of trying to use smart power criticizing his predecessor for using crude power. Leading from behind and attempting to usurp the fruits from the front, Obama strategy too came a cropper. Their drive has resulted in rising conflicts in different parts of the world. Libya is a clear example where their regime change strategy has led to collapse of the state and intensifying sectarian violence.… Read More

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Manufactured Plot part of the fascist drive

After the arrest of five persons allegedly linked to CPI (Maoist) from Mumbai, Nagpur and Delhi, Central and Maharashtra Govt. are publicizing an alleged plot to ‘kill’ Prime Minister Narenda Modi. They have claimed to find a letter outlining such a plot from the computer of Rona Wilson, a leading functionary of Committee for Release of Political Prisoners. This letter allegedly from a central leader of CPI (Maoist) covers almost all the forces ranged against RSS-BJP.

Neither the origin of this patently planted letter nor its targets are much in doubt. It tries to kill many birds with this single stone. But its special targets are the rising struggles of Dalits and the democratic rights movement in the country. Ruling elites of RSS-BJP are uncomfortable with the struggles of Dalits for economic, social and political justice, incorporated in the Preamble of the Constitution itself. This assertion for equality and against discrimination is opposed to very nature of Hindutva which is in essence Brahmannical assertion of upper caste hegemony in society. While they may tolerate a few from among the oppressed castes to be accommodated in positions of power, they just cannot tolerate struggle for social equality, totally ruled out by their Manusmriti.… Read More

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Arrest of Surendra Gadling, Shoma Sen, Rona Wilson, Sudhir Gawade and Mahesh Raut Condemned

CPI(ML)-New Democracy strongly condemns the arrest of Prof. Shoma Sen, Advocate Surendra Gadling, Rona Wilson, Sudhir Dawade and Mahesh Raut this morning from Maharashtra and Delhi. These arrests are a cruel attack on the growing struggle of Dalits against the Brahmannical order and are part of the offensive of RSS-BJP Govt. against the oppressed sections, Dalits, minorities, tribals and backward castes. This is part of the Govt.’s attempts to disrupt and suppress the struggles of toiling masses, peasants and workers, an overwhelming majority of whom belong to these sections. Communist Revolutionary organizations are among the main targets of attack of the RSS-BJP Govts.

These arrests were made ostensibly in pursuance of the FIR No. 4 of 2018 registered on 8th January 2018 at Vishram Baug Police Station under section 153(A), 505 (1)(B), 117, 120B and 34 of IPC. Later sections of UAPA were added in this case. This FIR was an attempt to cover up the violent attacks by RSS linked activists against Dalits going to Bhima Koregaon on January 1, 2018. Maharashtra Govt. has been busy in building a fake narrative of the violence to save the RSS linked people, namely Shambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote whose names have prominently figured in the attacks on Dalits.… Read More

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Massacre of Unarmed Demonstrators in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin)

At least 10 people were killed and more than 50 injured on 22 May 2018 as police fired on demonstrators protesting against Sterlite copper in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) a port town in Tamilnadu. One of them was killed in a second incident of firing in the evening when protesters had gathered in another part of the town to protest against the earlier firing. Nine more were battling for life in hospital. Most had bullet marks on their face, chest or abdomen. One of them is a girl aged 17, said a doctor attached to the Tuticorin district medical office. Around 20,000 strong demonstration was being held to mark the 100th day of the current round of protest against the Sterlite Copper a unit of London based Vedanta Resources, one of the world’s largest metal and mining transnational corporations. This indefinite struggle was launched on 12th February 2018 to demand closure of the plant and refusal of permission for starting another unit of the plant. The protestors had applied for permission for the protest many days before but the District administration clamped Section 144 in the town to try to prevent the protest. This further angered the protestors who marched to the District Collectorate where the police resorted to the firing.… Read More

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Locking of Party Office and Arrest of Activists in Khammam by Police Condemned

CPI(ML)-New Democracy strongly condemns locking of the Party office by the police on May 12, 2018 in Khammam in Telengana. A meeting commemorating the martyrs of the revolutionary movement was scheduled to be held in the office. A number of activists including noted revolutionary poet and writer Varavara Rao and 25 others were arrested from the venue and the police put a lock on the gates of the Meeting Hall in the office.

CPI(ML)-New Democracy activists under the leadership of the Khammam Dist. Committee of the Party nevertheless held a meeting commemorating the martyrs of the revolutionary movement in the verandah of the office. Leaders and participants in this meeting denounced the police for locking the office and arresting the activists and termed it as an attack on the revolutionary movement and democratic rights by KCR led TRS Govt. in Telengana.  Later a procession was taken out against this undemocratic police action.

KCR Govt. has been targeting leaders and activists of CPI(ML)-New Democracy and is intensifying attacks against tribals in Telengana.

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