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CPI-ML New Democracy

Oppose Repression; Support Gorkhaland

Faced with increasing disillusionment of the people of West Bengal with TMC rule, Mamata Bannerjee is seeking to whip up Bengali chauvinism through unleashing severe repression on Gorkhaland activists, particularly Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha. Mamata Bannerjee Govt.’s decision to make learning of Bengali compulsory in the Hill areas has caused serious resentment among Nepali speaking people of Gorkhaland areas and has revived the agitation for separate state of Gorkhaland. CPI(ML)-New Democracy strongly condemns the repression being let loose by TMC Govt., use of a large number of police forces & deployment of Army to crush this movement and GJM. CPI(ML)-New Democracy supports demand of people of Hill areas for separate state of Gorkhaland.

Demand for Gorkhaland is a very old and democratic demand. CPI(ML)-New Democracy has been supporting this demand. However, agitation for this demand has often led to half-baked compromises resulting in Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) after GNLF agitation led by Subhash Ghising and in Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) after GJM agitation led by Bimal Gurung. In 2013 also there was months long agitation for Gorkhaland after decision to form separate state of Telengana was announced. Every time people of hill areas have agitated for the demand, have endured hardships and made sacrifices but the agitations have not been taken to achievement of separate state.… Read More

CPI-ML Democratic Rights

42 Years of Imposition of Emergency : Intensify Struggle Against Increasing Danger of Fascism

On 26th June 1975, Mrs. Indira Gandhi Govt. had launched a ferocious attack on the democratic rights of the people by imposing Emergency. Mrs. Gandhi sought to perpetuate her rule in the face of rising struggles of the people and increasing dissensions among the ruling classes. Every democratic institution was trampled underfoot and people’s rights were completely negated.

Now 42 years later, Indian people are again faced with the danger of fascist rule over the country this time under the slogan of Hindutva. RSS-BJP ruling at the Centre have not only packed the state institutions with their own people, they are subverting different state institutions utilizing their parliamentary majority. RSS-BJP rule signifies the most brutal attack on the people of the country in the service of imperialists and big capitalist and big landlord classes subservient to imperialism. To camouflage their anti-national acts, RSS-BJP are bent on intensifying their drive to divide the people on communal lines and intensifying attacks against tribals, dalits, women and oppressed castes besides minorities. They are intensifying militarization of state machinery and are unleashing jingoism. RSS is trying to whip up pseudo-nationalism to misdirect the people’s rising anger and crush the people’s struggles.

RSS-BJP are intensifying suppression of communist revolutionary movement deploying more and more security forces.… Read More

CPI-ML Inqlabi Sada Rahh New Democracy

ON 50 YEARS OF NAXALBARI : MASSIVE RALLY AT LUDHIANA

A prairie fire that erupted in Naxlbari engulfed the whole country. Peasants took up arms in Naxalbari, showed the way to the Indian people for their liberation. It made a complete break with revisionism and neo-revisionism.
To mark the 50th anniversary of that historic event, Punjab State Committee of CPI(M-L) New Democracy took initiative to unite all the communist revolutionary forces to mark this occasion. Five organizations met and discussed the issue. Differences arose as CPRCI(ML) was not in favour of holding any open programme and was in favour of joint publications and small meetings. Other four organization decided to go ahead with the programme and hold a big mass meeting and Rally in Ludhiana. But later on CPI(MLM) withdrew from it saying that this is the issue where maximum programme is to be taken to the masses and they felt constrained in this joint platform. So the three organizations i.e. CPI(ML)ND, Lok Sangram Manch and Inqlabi Lok Morcha decided to hold the programme. A joint poster and a leaflet were issued. Seminars, meetings were held at various places and hundreds of villages. Memorial meetings were held in the villages of some of the martyrs of the Naxlbari movement.
On twenty fifth of May thousands of people – workers, peasants, students, youth and middle class people, men and women thronged the grain market of Gill road, Ludhiana with great enthusiasm.… Read More

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Homage to Com. Khokan Mazumdar

Central Committee of CPI(ML)-New Democracy pays its homage to the revolutionary memory of Com. Khokan Mazumdar, a veteran communist revolutionary leader and a member of the Central Committee of CPI(ML)-Kanu Sanyal. He breathed his last on May 29 evening, only four days after the communist revolutionaries had observed the 50th Anniversary of the great and glorious Naxalbari Peasant Armed Struggle. He was 87 year old.

Born in a poor peasant family that part of Bengal which is today Bangladesh, Com. Khokan Mazumdar had been active in the communist movement since he joined united CPI in early fifties as a teenager. After coming to Kolkata in 1950s, he was active in the working class movement and later went to North Bengal. He participated in Naxalbari movement from the beginning and was among those whose name was closely associated with that movement. He was part of the leadership which led the Naxalbari peasant armed struggle, which became a turning point in the history of the communist movement of India. He along with Coms. Kanu Sanyal, Deepak Biswas and Khudan Mullick went to China and met the leaders of the Communist Party of China including Com. Mao Zedong. In several interviews he had said that Com.… Read More

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50 Years of Naxalbari Uprising : Homage at Martyrs’ Column in Naxalbari & Rally and Meeting in Siliguri

On the occasion of 50 years of Naxalbari, ’Committee for Observance of 50 years of Naxalbari Uprising’ organized a programme at Siliguri on 25th May 2017 in which five revolutionary organizations including CPI(ML)-New Democracy participated. Our party mobilized participants from several states. Comrades from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab and Delhi joined comrades in West Bengal to take part in the programme, making journeys of over 24 to 48 hours which were stretched further by delayed trains. A large number of comrades participated in the programme on behalf of our Party.
Early on 25th May morning, around 200 comrades of the participating organizations, in which 3/4th were from our party, went in buses to Bengaijote in Naxalbari where police firing on 25th May 1967 had killed 11 persons including eight women and two children. A simple red sandstone memorial bearing the names of the martyrs stands in the grassy knell to mark the spot where they fell. A line of green stone busts of some of the great revolutionary teachers along with busts of Com Charu Mazumdar and others, do not manage to rob the spot of its quiet simplicity. Here, at 9 AM, in the midst of rousing slogans, leaders of the five organizations paid homage to the martyrs by garlanding the plaque one after another led by Com.… Read More

CPI-ML Land Struggles

On Agrarian Question- Is there any place for Naxalbari ? by Amit Chakrabarti

‘There is no prospect for naxalite politics’,’Naxalbari shall never repeat’, ’Naxalites’ position on land question does not conform to reality’,’Big landholdings do not exist then where is the basis for naxalite politics’ – with all these interesting remarks we are going to face the 50th anniversary of Naxalbari peasant struggle.
I am delighted to listen to all these comments which denote Naxalbari struggle to be without any prospect or any basis and a struggle which does not conform to reality etc. etc. But I am still unable to solve a simple puzzle-Then why is there so much discussion about Naxalbari? Why does Indian state still consider different Naxalite groups as its main internal security threat? Contemporary to Naxalbari peasant struggle there was another big peasant movement in Sonarpur, West Bengal. CPM peasant leader, late Harekrishna Konar, considered it a very important struggle for land but astonishingly 50 years later, today nobody can recollect that struggle. On the other hand 50 years after Naxalbari, toiling people- peasants, adivasis and youth in Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Vidarbha, Odisha, Telengana, Andhra, Punjab are still fighting in the name of Naxalbari. They are sacrificing their lives. Is it only sheer romanticism? Is there any socio economic relevance for Naxalbari?… Read More

CPI-ML New Democracy

Fifty Years of Spring Thunder over India

Communist movement in the country reached a turning point half a century ago when the Naxalbari peasant uprising burst forth on the political scene of the country. After Great Telengana People’s Armed Struggle, Naxalbari once again brought on the agenda the Armed Agrarian Revolution for the liberation of the people of India. Further, it led to ideological, political and organizational parting of ways with revisionism and neo-revisionism and their parliamentary path. Naxalbari paved the way for the formation of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) which adopted Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought as the ideological guide, the programme of New Democratic Revolution and the path of Protracted People’s War. The cobwebs of parliamentarianism were cleared and the clarion call of Naxalbari rose above the din of parliamentary humdrum of revisionists and neo-revisionists.
Struggles of the peasants in Bengal (Tebhaga), Worli, Punappa Vyalar and Telengana, the latter an armed peasant struggle over a vast area, placed the Armed Agrarian Struggle on the agenda for the liberation of Indian people. But the then revisionist leadership not only betrayed Telengana Armed Struggle but also pushed the struggle of Indian people for liberation into the quagmire of refomism and parliamentarianism. Struggle against this revisionist line continued uninterrupted in the communist movement of the country and Naxalbari struggle became an expression of this struggle.… Read More