India-China Border Standoff: Restore Status quo, Resume Immediate Dialogue

Standoff between armies of India and China near Doklam area where Chinese territory butts between Sikkim and Bhutan has created tension in the region and poses a threat to peace. Indian Govt. claims that China is trying to build and extend a road in Doklam area which poses a threat to the security in the region and in particular to chicken neck or Siliguri corridor which links Indian mainland with north-eastern states. Chinese Govt. is claiming that Indian troops have crossed the border and obstructed its activities in Chinese territory. From various accounts reported in the media, Indian troops have entered territory under Chinese control so as to prevent China from building infrastructure in the region which according to Indian Govt. is altering the status quo. Indian Govt. claims to be acting in support of Bhutan. Chinese Govt. and media are saying that there would be no talks with India unless Indian troops withdraw from the area.

Indian Govt. has given differing accounts of the stand-off. Foreign Secretary Mr. Jaishankar and Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mr. Bagley have expressed hope that the issue would be resolved through dialogue. It is also reported that NSA, Mr. Ajit Dobal is travelling to Beijing on the occasion of meeting of NSAs of BRICS countries where he is expected to discuss the issue.… Read More

CPI-ML Ruling Class

Oppose GST, Support Struggles against GST and high taxes and Demand Abolition of Indirect Taxes

To increase the tax burden on the people, to favour the corporate big capital over the small enterprenuers and to undermine whatever fiscal rights are granted to the states in the Indian Constitution, RSS-BJP Govt. has launched Good & Services Tax (GST) from July 1, 2017. GST has long been demanded by imperialist capital and has been on the wish list of Indian corporate. It represents one of the most cruel attacks on the people and the rights of the states.

Touted as the reform of indirect taxation in the country, GST has three types and several slabs. Besides several items like petroleum products and alcohol have been kept out of the purview of GST so that high taxes on them do not figure in the GST tax rates. Moreover some of the indirect taxes will still continue to be levied by different authorities.

GST would greatly increase the burden of indirect taxes which are paid by the common people. Already Indian Govt. receives two third of its tax revenue through indirect taxes while indirect taxes constitute only a third of tax revenues of the Govts. of developed capitalist countries. Tax GDP ratio in India compares favourably with these countries largely due to expenditure on social sectors in those countries while this is almost nominal in India.… Read More


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


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


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


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