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Condemn Missile Attack by US and its allies on Syria

To insert itself as a military player in the war in Syria and to reassure its clients in the Arab world post the failure of its regime change operations in Syria, US imperialism along with UK and France fired over a hundred missiles targeting three sites in Syria. One was near capital Damascus and two were near the city of Homs. Many of these missiles were intercepted by Syrian Army, particularly those fired at the site near Damascus while others hit empty targets.

These air strikes on April 14 morning are blatant violations of sovereignty and territorial integrity of a UN member country. These air strikes are in utter disregard of international law and without approval of the United Nations. These air strikes were avowedly a reaction to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Assad regime in Douma in Eastern Ghouta. But these strikes were precisely timed before a team of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is scheduled to start its work later in the day. US, UK and France claimed that they have “evidence” that Assad Govt. had used chemical weapons but did not disclose it. US White House claimed that they acted on the basis of reports in media and by intelligence agencies but they would not share it.… Read More

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Rise Against Supreme Court Judgment on the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act! Protest Against Repression on participants in April 2 Bharat Bandh!

 

On April 2 people belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and those who oppose the discrimination and harassment, oppression and violence, rapes and murders against the scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes demonstrated throughout the country against the Supreme Court Judgment which virtually annulled The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989. The Judgment is a blatant and cruel attack on these sections which suffer from crude oppression and atrocities at the hands of dominant upper castes. The Supreme Court Judges have gone against the very spirit of the Constitution and have given a judgment which will intensify the caste oppression, hatred and atrocities and also boost the morale of upper caste goons. The Attorney General has not bothered to attend the Court despite being asked to and the Govt. has represented before the Court that this Act is being widely misused. This is contrary to the harsh reality of an abysmal rate of convictions, low rate of filing of cases anyway, plethora of false cases under other sections filed by the upper castes and police in most cases of such atrocities against the Dalits and adivasis who are the victims and who dare to lodge complaints.… Read More

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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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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

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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

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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