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Caste Oppression CPI-ML New Democracy

Killing of protestors by police during Bharat Bandh strongly condemned

CPI(ML)-New Democracy strongly condemns the firing by police on the people, killing a number of them, protesting against Supreme Court order virtually doing away with The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Supreme Court issued this order despite rise in the number of murders, rapes, assaults and other atrocities being perpetrated against these sections and despite high pendency and very low conviction rate of the cases under the Act.

There have been countrywide protests against this Supreme Court order. People from different walks of life came out in protests. Rail and road traffic was blocked at a number of places and large rallies were organized by the people.

To crush these protests, Govt. took recourse to prohibitory orders, lathi-charged the people and fired live bullets on the protesters in which a number of them have been killed.

Today’s protests are against the growing atrocities against Dalits and other oppressed sections. Today’s protests are against the ruling class forces which are conspiring to finish off reservation from oppressed sections. Today’s protests are also against the conspiracy to impose upper caste chauvinist rule in the name of Hindutva by the ruling dispensation.

CPI(ML)-New Democracy had supported the Bharat Bandh Call.… Read More

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Protest against Supreme Court Order on Prevention of Atrocities Act

On 20th March 2018, a Supreme Court Bench of Justice AK Goel and Justice UU Lalit virtually annulled the provisions of The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. This blow to an Act meant to redress grievances of the victims of such atrocities should be seen in the light of rising cases of violence, harassment, rapes, assaults besides casteist harassment, victimization and slurs against the members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. This ruling by the Supreme Court will only further embolden the sections which perpetrate such atrocities against members of these communities. It should be kept in mind that Dalit women bear the brunt of these atrocities with cases of rapes and assault being high in number. This same bench had earlier struck down immediate arrests in cases lodged by women under Section 498A IPC, and had used the very same argument of ‘misuse’ to support patriarchal violence.

The justice delivery system has already been biased against the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as evidenced by extremely slow disposal of cases filed under the Act and very low rate of conviction. Over 90% of the cases filed are still pending while conviction rate in the cases filed is abysmally low (1.4% in case of Scheduled Castes and 0.8% in case of Scheduled Tribes).… Read More

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Protest against Breaking of Lenin’s statue by RSS-BJP goons

CPI(ML)-New Democracy strongly condemns the breaking of Lenin’s statue by RSS-BJP activists in Belonia town in Tripura. Within 48 hours of their electoral victory over CPM, RSS-BJP goons used bulldozers to demolish Lenin’s statue which had been installed at the Centre of the town.

This is the latest in the series of puny deeds done by RSS goons under state protection in their attack on any form of progressivism and especially communism. RSS takes Marxism as their ideological enemy and the biggest obstacle in their path of distorting history, disrupting the unity of the people and fashioning their anti-people Hindu Rashtra which includes open upholding of pro imperialist and anti people policies. Painstakingly servile to a chauvinist, feudal patriarchal cultural script, the RSS looks to impose its Manuwadi anti Dalit, anti Muslim and anti woman values along with the pro imperialist policies which are its economic performa for India. It is stuffing its cadre in all institutions of learning, modifying syllabi, closing down or sabotaging functioning of institutions of science and falsifying history.

This attack is part of their cruel attacks on the struggles of oppressed and exploited. It is fascist attack against the people. BJP leaders have also threatened to demolish the statue of Periyar.… Read More

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Attack by the Security Forces killing Maoists in Pujari Kanker Condemned

CPI(ML)-New Democracy condemns the unprovoked firing by the combined forces of Telengana, Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra and Odisha killing twelve members of CPI(Maoist) on March 2, 2018 at Chhatisgarh-Telengana border in Pujari Kanker forest area. It demonstrates that the Indian ruling classes want to physically eliminate communist revolutionary forces. It also demonstrates that Indian ruling classes have no concern for the problems faced by the people and wishes to put down their resistance through brute force.

Tribals and poor people of the forest areas spread over several states have been resisting the drive of the Central and State Govts. to take over their land and means of livelihood. They wish to hand over these lands rich in mineral resources to corporate and find tribals and other poor people organized under the leadership of the communist revolutionary forces as the most important obstacle in this. Hence their drive to physically eliminate the revolutionary leaders and activists is in order to suppress the people.

TRS Govt. led by K. Chandrashekhar Rao which came to power after a powerful people’s movement forced the creation of Telengana state, has not fulfilled the aspirations of people behind the movement and has gone back on its promises. Rather than giving land to the landless people as promised, it is now attacking the tribals and other poor forest dwellers to dispossess them of their land.… Read More

CPI-ML New Democracy Ruling Class

CC Statement on Union Budget 2018-‘19

Jugglery of figures, tax increases around the year and pronouncements of welfare schemes not backed by budgetary allocation or simply recycling old ones have robbed the Budget presentation of the seriousness associated with it. Despite all these shortcomings, one can discern the state of economy and the direction proposed by the Union Govt. from the Budget presented by Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley on February 1, 2018. This is the last full Budget presented by the present RSS-BJP Govt. and hence, it was expected to be its last economic policy statement to the people of the country.

Indian economy is in deep crisis as shown by the Union Budget and Economic Survey. Economic growth, despite all attempts at dressing up, is slowing down. Moreover, the export led growth model which has been pursued by successive govts. is itself in deep crisis. American and European markets which this model targeted hold no promise with rise of protectionism in these countries with globalization, which was being promoted by imperialist powers led by USA, being undermined in these very countries. Indian ruling classes have to address this reality and have to rescue the new economic policies from this setback. Despite this scenario there is no let up in concessions to foreign and domestic corporate and this Budget has further dose of privatization and liberalization.… Read More

CPI-ML New Democracy Imperialism

Turkey Invades Kurd Areas of Syria

Intensifying contradictions among imperialist powers and regional powers aligned to them are giving rise to new conflicts and wars in the Middle-east. The situation is growing increasingly complex as new conflicts supervene over and influence the ongoing conflicts.

Turkey has invaded the Afrin enclave controlled by Kurds led forces in Northern Syria on the western border with Turkey. Turkey had earlier occupied an area of Syria along its border including Al-bab thus separating Afrin enclave from the broader north-eastern Syria where Kurds’ YPG and SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) led by them have gained control to the east of Euphrates river and Manbij area to the west of the river. Both US and Russia have their military forces deployed in Syria. While Russia has deployed its Air Force to help Syrian Govt. and controls its air space, US has deployed more than two thousand of its military personnel to aid YPG forces besides providing equipment and ammunition.

The immediate provocation for Turkey’s Afrin offensive is an announcement by US Admn. to arm and equip 30,000 Kurd led forces to control north-eastern Syria and Syrian border with Turkey and Iraq. Trump Admn. has been claiming that it is in Syria only to defeat the ISIS.… Read More

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Muslim Women and the RSS

The Manusmriti encodes a social order which firmly relegates women to a secondary position in society, apart from many derogatory references to them. Whatever positive reference exists is in relation to the men of her family-predominantly as a mother. It is but obvious that organizations that uphold the Manusmriti and therefore think along its lines will not really be advocating or executing anything contrary to its spirit, whatever they may profess publicly.

This is the only relevant context in which to view the sudden preoccupation of the Prime Minister and his Central government with the rights and issues of Muslim women. This is while it goes without saying that triple talaq in the form practised in India is a retrograde and feudal practice which has been held invalid by several Muslim countries. That it has not been already ostracised in Muslim personal law in India by now, even though practised by only a miniscule number of that community, speaks about the stranglehold of Islamist clergy over the Muslims in such matters. This stranglehold is of course regenerated by every repetition of state sponsored violence against Muslims, which also enforces ghettoization in practice.

The concern of the Prime Minister and his Govt.… Read More

Communalism CPI-ML New Democracy

Kasganj: Conspiracy of RSS

Kasganj (UP) has become another centre on the map of India where RSS goons have attacked Muslims. These goons waving saffron flags on January 26 attacked Muslims observing 26th January Republic Day with tricolor.

CPIML-New Democracy strongly condemns the local police and administration of Kasganj for deliberately permitting anti Muslim communal violence by RSS/ BJP outfits and leaders. They are behaving as if it is already Hindu Rashtra of RSS as claimed by its Chief, Mohan Bhagwat. They do not bother to even appear even handed.

The incident occurred during the Republic Day program celebrations at Veer Abdul Hamid Crossing in Badda Mohalla when hundreds of people were waiting to unfurl the National flag, a decades long tradition. At this time motorcycle born RSS activists arrived there with their Tiranga Yatra, sporting one Tiranga and rest Saffron flags and tried to force their way through the programme. While this was objected to the rallyists raised slogans of ‘Hindu-Hindu Hindustan, Muslim Jao Pakistan’ and ‘Hinudstan mein rehna hai to Vande Matram Kehna hai’n. Although the assembled crowd chased away these miscreants the police came and fired in which Chandan Gupta, a bystander died and 15 year old Naushad suffered a bullet injury in his thigh.… Read More

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Fight Corruption in Judiciary, Fight Fascist Attacks of Modi Govt.

12th of January 2018 has seen an unprecedented and historic action by four senior most judges of the Supreme Court of India. Justices J. Chalemeswar, Joseph Kurien, Ranjan Gogoi and M.B. Lokur addressed a Press Conference saying they had been forced to come before the nation in a step they themselves described as an extraordinary event and one unprecedented in the history of India. They have asserted that they are speaking because the administration of the Supreme Court was not in order, ‘less than desirable things were happening’. They stated that all four of them had written a letter to Chief Justice Mishra four months ago and had also collectively met him but though the suggestion they gave was implemented it was done in a manner that attacked the integrity of the judiciary. They again met the Chief Justice collectively this morning but have been forced to come before the people, because,as they said, they did not want it said years hence that they had remained silent because they ‘had sold their souls’. While refusing to discuss issues, they did indicate that cases with far reaching consequences were being assigned selectively and there was a departure from rules which would hurt the integrity of the Supreme Court.… Read More

CPI-ML New Democracy Imperialism

Oppose US Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel : Support National Struggle of Palestinians

 

US President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel makes US open partner in the Zionist crimes against Palestinians. The decision goes against several UN resolutions on Jerusalem and is a clear reversal of US stand on two state solution of conflict between Zionist Israel and Palestinians. The decision has been condemned by most of the countries and the people around the world. US Admn. is facing total isolation on the issue in the world.

Trump is a representative of the most reactionary sections of the US ruling bourgeoisie. He had tapped into the anger of the working people of America only to push reactionary, racist white supremacist and anti-people agenda. In this he is backed by the big capitalist supporters of Israel, the Jewish lobby, in USA.

While Govt. of Israel has obviously welcomed Trump’s move. Complicit in this move are rulers of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain who are forging close ties with Israel to save their undemocratic anti-people rule. This is an offensive of Trump Admn. in league with rulers of Israel and Saudi Arabia. They have been trying to force Palestinians to come to an agreement with Israel giving their national rights and forgoing their national aspirations.… Read More