Nearly two months short of hundred years, veteran communist revolutionary leader and central leader of CPI(ML)-New Democracy Com. Madala Narayan Swamy (MNS) breathed his last on December 9, 2013 in a nursing home in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Spanning eight decades of active communist work and taking active and leading role in two revolutionary periods that of Great Telangana Armed Struggle and the revolutionary movements after Naxalbari peasant armed struggle, three party phases of communist movement in India that of united CPI, CPM and CPI(ML), Com. MNS remained a steadfast revolutionary in thought and action till he breathed his last inspiring generations of communist revolutionary activists, particularly in Andhra Pradesh. Full of richness of his revolutionary experience, vastness of his field of action and consistency of his outlook and devotion to the revolutionary cause of Indian people, life of Com. MNS served and continues to serve as a shining example of all that was and is glorious in the revolutionary movement of the country. In his long life he remained steadfastly with the revolutionary movement and even with his death, his thought and actions will continue to guide CPI(ML)-New Democracy and the communist revolutionary movement of the country. Central Committee of CPI(ML)-New Democracy is proud of his long association with the Party and indebted to his untiring guidance and revolutionary zeal in advancing the revolutionary movement and Party’s influence.… Read More
Symbol of South African people’s struggle against colonial white racist apartheid rule and first democratically elected President of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela breathed his last on 5th December 2013. Born in 1918 in Cape province, he studied law in Johannesburg and became a student organizer of ANC. He was among the founders of ANC Youth League, taking an active role in the struggle against white colonial apartheid regime. He became a prominent leader during ANC’s ‘defiance campaign’. He was repeatedly arrested on treason charges.
In the course of his participation in the ANC led struggle against white colonial regime, he drew close to communists and was inspired by Russian and Chinese revolutions. In 1952 he was arrested along with other leaders of ANC under Suppression of Communism Act and convicted under it.
He was gradually convinced that white colonial regime could not be overthrown through peaceful means concluding ANC had no alternative to armed and violent resistance. He was convinced of the necessity of forming an armed wing of the movement. To this end, he formed an organization, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), along with communists of South Africa. After Sharpville massacre during anti-pass campaign during a rally organized by Pan African Congress (PAC), Mandela led a wide and sharp campaign throughout South Africa, working underground and organizing the resistance.… Read More
–> IMMEDIATELY ARREST CULPRITS OF ATTACKS IN MUZAFFARNAGAR
–> ENSURE THAT DISPLACED GO BACK TO THEIR HOMES
–> DECOMMUNALIZE POLICE AND ADMINISTRATION
Organizing violence against minorities and deepening communal division has been an old practice of Indian ruling classes to disrupt the unity of the people to pre-empt and disrupt their struggles against the ruling classes. It has also been an instrument used by the ruling classes in their contention for power. Thus division of the people has been an instrument of state policy of the ruling classes along with repression of people’ struggles and reforms to sow illusions among the people.
Muslims in Muzaffarnagar have become the latest victims of these nefarious designs. A conflict over an alleged anti-social act of eve-teasing has been converted into a full scale pogram, killing over 68 people (reportedly 13 belonging to Jat community, rest Muslims), injuring hundreds of them, destroying thousands of houses and displacing tens of thousands of them (50,955 admitted by UP Govt.) In its bid for power and having nothing else to offer to people, RSS-BJP have tapped into social unrest- agrarian crisis, gross unemployment of youth, conflicts in agrarian relations and also social conflicts as the rigid caste structure is shaken by youth who are moving out of the rigid rural framework, decline of agriculture relative to other sectors of economy and resultant relative prosperity of hitherto unprivileged owing to non-agrarian sources- to create a powerful mix of social toxin to create the havoc being witnessed in Muzaffarnagar.… Read More
Mulayam Singh Yadav graced Talkatora Stadium for the Convention Against Communalism. Even though convened by parliamentary Left parties, he did not leave anybody in doubt as to who was the master of ceremonies as he rose to ask his supporters not to leave the venue after his address which was threatening to almost empty the Stadium. But more amazing was the feat of these Left parties who did not even press him for announcing the time line by which his party’s Govt. would ensure that all Muslims forced out by violence orchestrated by Sangh Parivar and assisted by SP led Govt. would be able to go back to their homes. But Mulayam Singh does not want to send them back to their villages at all. It is time that parties are judged by their deeds. This certification office of secular parties which is but a euphemism for doles of seats by the powerful regional satraps, should be closed. What justification could there be for the presence of AIADMK which did not and does not mince words as to where their sympathies lay in the political spectrum of the country.
But let us stay with Samajwadi Party of Mulayam Singh. Its UP Govt.… Read More
(This statement was issued by the Central Committee of CPI(ML)-New Democracy on November 2, 2013)
All India Party Congress (2013) of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-New Democracy was held successfully in Com. Pyla Vasudev Rao Nagar. Delegate sessions of the Congress were conducted in Com. Paltu Sen Hall. Delegates representing Party work in twelve states participated in the Congress with great enthusiasm. Congress deliberations were marked by high level of understanding backed by long participation in building and conducting the revolutionary struggles and great optimism in the success of New Democratic Revolution in the country and Party’s due role in making it victorious. Party Congress in particular focused on expanding and developing areas of sustained resistance and dealt with problems encountered in this course.
Party Congress began its proceedings by paying homage to martyrs belonging to the Party and other communist revolutionary organizations, those who have fallen in attacks by landlords, Mafia and state forces, Party leaders who have died in the period since last Party Congress, martyrs of anti-displacement movements and those who died fighting imperialism and reaction in different parts of the world.
Party Congress analyzed present national and international situation and formulated Party’s immediate tasks. International situation has undergone significant change.… Read More
STOP THE £ 3000 CASH BOND PILOT SCHEME FOR THE UK VISITORS FROM INDIA, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH, SRI LANKA, GHANA AND NIGERIA
(The following letter was sent from CPI(ML)-New Democracy to Rt. Hon. Theresa May M.P., Home Secretary, U.K. through British High Commission, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on October 10, 2013)
Through this letter we wish to draw your kind attention to the proposed introduction of the £ 3000.00 UK Visitor visa pilot scheme which applies to visitors from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ghana and Nigeria only. While there is no scientific immigration data to substantiate that visitors from these countries overstay the permitted period of their visa, the proposed imposition of £ 3000 cash bond scheme only on the visitors from these countries, four South Asian and two African, is highly discriminatory and smacks of racism.
This scheme will cause a lot of hardships to the families and prevent them from sharing their happiness on occasions like weddings and other social events and also their sorrows in cases of deaths and terminal illnesses.
Besides smacking of racism, this scheme also creates division between haves and have nots as not all can afford £ 3000.00 cash for the bond. It will put a lot of burden on the common families who can not afford the above mentioned sum. These ought not be used as occasions for earning money by the Govt.… Read More
The Bihar State Committee of the CPI(M-L) New Democracy strongly opposes the decision of the Patna High Court declaring all the accused in the Bathe genocide not guilty and freeing them. The result is that after a long process of 16 years, the govt., its police machinery and the judiciary has not found guilty or punished a single person for the brutal cold-blooded massacre of 58 landless poor peasants mostly dalits in Laxmanpur Bathe on the night of 1-2nd December 1997. It is no secret that Bathe massacre was a part of a series of murderous assaults unleashed by landlord goonda gangs and private armies in order to terrorize landless and poor peasants of Bihar who were daring to stand up against feudal exploitation and oppression. This decision and the earlier similar decision in the Bathani Tola massacre case will further embolden the oppressor upper caste landlords and their goonda gangs and armies like the erstwhile Ranvir Sena in Bihar. This decision is another reminder to the exploited and oppressed toiling masses particularly dalits, adivasis, minorities that they cannot expect to get justice under the present law enforcement system and it is only through intensifying their own struggles that they can defend themselves.… Read More