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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!
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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
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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

Bihar : Landless & poor peasants resist armed feudal-goonda attack
CPI-ML Land Struggles Protests

Bihar : Landless & poor peasants resist armed feudal-goonda attack

bihar-map-1rxic0dKulhadia village of Durgawati thana, Kaimur district in Bihar is situated between the new four-lane highway (GT Road) and the grand chord railway line. A large portion of the land of the village was owned by Raghunath Singh a landlord of Benaras. In order to evade appropriation of the land by the Govt. under the land ceiling laws the landlord had got a part of the land (plot no 190) recorded in the name of temple deities (Shivji, Ganeshji) although their existed no temple or deities, this being the common practice at that time in Bihar. The physical possession of this plot of land has been in the hands of landless-poor peasant dalit families of the village for over 40 years who have been regularly tilling it. This landlord died childless and various disputes are continuing in the courts among his relatives for inheritance.

On 14 June 2013 at around 9 AM, Sudhakar Singh a BJP leader and son of Jagdanand Singh RJD MP from Buxar and a big feudal of Kaimur District along with a mob of over 100 feudals and their goondas, mainly from other areas and a few from the village, marched to the said plot of land along with 6 tractors and started to forcibly till the land.… Read More

CPI-ML Protests

CPI(ML)-New Democracy opposes Lower Suktel Dam

The CPI(ML)ND odisha provincial committee strongly condemns the brutal police repression and forcible construction of Lower Suktel dam in Bolangir district against the will of the local villagers. The large scale deployment of armed police in Lower Suktel agitation area and similar deployment in Govindpur area to suppress the common people agitating against the Posco project once again exposes the so called ‘peaceful development’ and ‘peaceful industrialization’ of Naveen Patnaik Govt and proves that the Govt. of Odisha wants development at gun point.

While the BJD Govt is making a hue and cry on the likely submergence of 10 villages in Malkanagiri Dist due to proposed Polavaram Dam, the same Govt is submerging 29 villages in Bolangir district by constructing the Lower Suktel dam by undermining the alternative proposal of the local people. Though the Govt. is declaring that the water of the proposed dam will be used for irrigation but seeing the earlier experience of different dams in Odisha, there is a strong suspicion among the people that it may cater the need of different industrial houses situated in nearby areas.… Read More

CPI-ML Land Struggles Protests

Odisha : Large Rally of Rural Poor

Thousands of rural poor particularly tribals, dalits, share-croppers and poor peasants of South Odisha thronged the streets of Berhampur in Odisha on 4th of March on the occasion of CPI(ML) New Democracy’s Jana Sanghrash Samabesh.

This rally was called for demanding

1) to distribute land to landless amending the existing pro-landlord Odisha Land Reforms Act,

2) rights over forest to tribals and poor non tribal forest dwellers as per the Forest Right Act,

3) To stop the loot of resource and forcible land acquisition in the name of development,

4) To hike minimum wage to Rs.300,

5) To give legal rights to lakhs of share croppers who constitute more than 60% of the peasantry in Odisha and

6) end to police repression on poor particularly the tribals in the name of anti-Maoist operation in forest areas.

On the call of CPI(ML)ND thousands of rural poor from seven districts namely Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Koraput and Nayagada congregated at the Berhampur railway station in the early hours of 4th March. By 12 pm a huge rally of nearly eight thousand people full of red flags and banners and traditional weapons started from the railway station. The rally crossed most of the important squares and streets of Berhampur and ended in front of the Revenue Divisional Commissioner’s Office.… Read More