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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

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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

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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

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CPI(ML)-New Democracy Condemns Com. Linganna’s Arrest

CPI(ML)-New Democracy strongly condemns the arrest of Com. Linganna by Telengana police from Raghunathapalen in Khammam on December 7, 2017. Com. Linganna is Secretary of Kothagudem District Committee of CPI(ML)-New Democracy. He is also a leader of party’s regional committee and a member of its Telengana Provincial Committee.

Com. Linganna has been a senior leader of the resistance movement of the Godavari Valley. He has been leading the movement of tribals and non-tribal poor people in the agency areas of Telengana particularly those of Kothagudem district.

Arrest of Com. Linganna as that of other comrades before him shows intensified offensive of TRS Govt. of Telengana against struggle of tribals and other forest dwellers. TRS Govt. is particularly and systematically targeting the revolutionary movement. It is part of the offensive of the state govt. to take away tribal lands and suppress their struggles for better life. TRS Govt. has been targeting leaders of CPI(ML)-New Democracy. CPI(ML)-New Democracy has been leading the struggle of the tribals and non-tribal poor living in forests for several decades. Com. Linganna has been a leading organizer of the resistance movement of these areas and a popular and respected leader of tribals of the area.

There is widespread anger among the revolutionary people and cadres against Com.… Read More

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Leader of Resistance Movement Com. Gopi’s Arrest Condemned

A senior leader of the resistance movement of the Godavari Valley, Com. Gopi (Dhanasari Sammaiah) was arrested by police from Mahabubabad on November 30th 2017. Gopi had gone on 29th November night to a house where his wife was staying. The house was encircled by a big contingent of the police.

Having come to know of the police encirclement from a comrade, Com. Gopi went away from the house. However, police went and searched and in the search of the house, police got some belongings of Com. Gopi. Police arrested wife and son of Com. Gopi. Police which had surrounded the place in large numbers, followed Com. Gopi and was able to arrest him at around 6 PM.

Arrest of Com. Gopi is part of the offensive of TRS Govt. of Telengana against struggle of tribals and against revolutionary movement. It is part of the offensive of the state govt. to take away tribal lands and suppress their struggles for better life. TRS Govt. has been targeting leaders of CPI(ML)-New Democracy. CPI(ML)-New Democracy has been leading the struggle of the tribals and non-tribal poor living in forests for several decades. Com. Gopi has been a leading organizer of the resistance movement of these areas.… Read More

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Homage to Com. Khudan Mallik

One of the prominent leaders of historical Naxalbari armed struggle, Com. Khudan Mallik passed away on 29th November 2017 at about 8 AM in North Bengal Medical College because of lung infection. He was 77 years old. He was a member of the Central committee and also West Bengal State Committee and Darjeeling District Committee Secretary of CPI(ML)-Class Struggle. He was also vice president of All India Khet Mazdoor Kisan Sabha (AIKMKS) and West Bengal President of the same. He was born in 1941 in a village of Rambola Jote in Kharibari Thana area of Darjeeling District. He was from a rich peasant family. At an early age he was attracted to communist movement and became a member of communist party led Kisan Sabha at an age of 14 in 1955. Important meeting for revolutionary upsurge in 1967 (Naxalbari Uprising) was held in this very Rambola village and Com. Khudan Mallik along with his elder brother Com. Kadam Mallik was in the Central Core committee of the upsurge. In 1967 after start of the uprising he was sent to socialist China along with Com. Kanu Sanyal and they met Chinese Communist Party leadership including com Mao Zedong. Com. Khudan Mallik has all along been with the revolutionary movement.… Read More

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Observe December 6 as Anti-Communalism Day : Intensify struggle against fascist drive of RSS-BJP

25 years back, on December 6 communal hordes of RSS with the indulgence of the then ruling Congress Govt. demolished Babri Masjid delivering powerful blow to the secularism. It was a culmination of a contention between Congress and RSS-BJP to whip up majority communalism and it marked a new normal in the ruling class politics of the country. Higher judiciary too failed to uphold the principles of secularism and help continuation of the new status quo brought about by the communal forces. While the cases pertaining to demolition continue even after a quarter century, periodically pressure is brought upon the minority community to surrender their claims in the name of mediation. Allahabad High Court invented a novel principle to discard the law of the land and even the Highest Court has not come forth to adjudicate the matter according to the existing law of the land.

In 2014, fascist Hindutva forces led by RSS have come to power at the Centre on their own and are presently ruling in 18 states. Not only there are increasing attacks against the Muslims under one pretext or the other, anti-Dalit and anti-women character of Hindutva has come to the fore. Hindutva is essentially upper caste chauvinism.… Read More

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Arrest of senior journalist Sh. Vinod Verma by Chhattisgarh police Condemned

Senior journalist and writer Mr. Vinod Verma was arrested by the Chhattisgarh police from his residence situated in Indirapuram in district Ghaziabad. The Police allegedly arrested him in connection with possession of a CD showing amorous acts of a Minister in Chhattisgarh’s BJP Govt. and attempting to blackmail the concerned Minister, Mr. Rajesh Munot.

Mr. Vinod Verma is a senior journalist working for last three decades and has worked with BBC and Umar Ujala. He is a member of Editors’ Guild and was a member of the fact finding team sent by Editors’ Guild that had gone to Chhattisgarh to investigate cases of intimidation of journalists in that state.

Mr. Vinod Verma had been writing about the people’s issues and has exposed the violations of human rights in Chhattisgarh including attacks on the journalists who have exposed high-handedness and atrocities by the security forces. While Mr. Verma does have in his possession the material which incriminates a Minister of Chhattisgarh state, this is no crime and his arrest in this dramatic manner shows the increasing intolerance of the RSS-BJP Govt. to the exposure of the misdeed of its leaders.

Arrest of Mr. Vinod Verma is part of the attack of RSS-BJP Govt.Read More

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Statement on Recent Developments

US Imperialism: Aggressive Rhetoric, Declining Power

US President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly could be dismissed as madman’s rants but this mad man is the leader of the strongest power on the earth. It appeared that Trump was not addressing a gathering of diplomats from across the world but his domestic constituency – white supremacists, unemployed and of course big business. Despite the lunatic streak in his ravings, Trump has been intensifying attacks on third world countries to force them to submit to US dictates. Trump wants these countries to buy more from America while America closes its markets to them and it means more sales of armaments. However, Trump’s thrust is being checked by other sections of US establishment, in some respects toning down his war rhetoric and in other cases blunting the edge of his attempted rapprochement with Russia.

Trump selected Govts. of North Korea, Iran and Venezuela for special attack though he did mention those of Cuba and Syria as well. He threatened North Korea with nuclear annihilation while appreciating efforts by China and Russia on this issue. His threats were criticized by the leaders of the most countries who favoured that the issue be resolved through discussions.… Read More