Recent Posts

Homage to Com. Ram Naresh Tyagi
CPI-ML New Democracy IFTU Trade Union

Homage to Com. Ram Naresh Tyagi

Com. Ram Naresh TyagiNational Committee Treasurer of Indian Federation of Trade Unions and member of UP state committee of CPI(ML) New Democracy, Comrade Ram Naresh Tyagi died on July 28th at around 7.30 pm. He accidently slipped with his motor cycle while trying to save small children who ran on to the road after sparking on electricity cables. He was 63 years of age. Born on in village Sainthli, Muradnagar, Disrict Ghaziabad in a peasant family, Com. Ram Naresh did his high school and joined the Ordnance Factory Murad Nagar as a worker.

As a conscious young man he came in close contact with the party before Emergency and after participating in some activities he soon became a party member. He started working in ordnance factory trade union and participated as a delegate in the founding conference of IFTU in 1978 in Gauwahati. In 1993 IFTU national conference in Hyderabad he was elected to the National Committee and later made its Treasurer, a post he held till his unfortunate end.

He participated in the National Conference of PCC CPIML in 1984. He was also a delegate in the 1992, 1996 and 2004 Party Congresses. He was a member of West UP regional committee of the Party since 1980 and later a member of its UP state committee from 1988 onwards.… Read More

Uttarakhand: Manmade tragedy, Govt. apathy and Call for help
Uncategorized

Uttarakhand: Manmade tragedy, Govt. apathy and Call for help

NewUttarakhandMapThe loss of human life and properties in the Uttarakhand flood/landslide disaster after heavy downpour for 3 days since June 16 is amongst the worst in its history. Call it heavy downpour or cloud burst, the cause of damage was manmade. It has resulted from uncontrolled human interference with nature’s line of defense. With the govt. still understating the casualties, more than 10,000 are feared dead. Consider here that more than 2.5 crore tourists visit Uttarakhand annually whose population is 1.08 crores. As reported, close to a thousand villages still remain cut off with the people battling severe starvation, thirst and injuries. The mud flowing down the river has already silted and closed all the turbines along Bhagirathi and Mandakini save Tehri. The total damage is yet to be assessed.

The Govt’s response and Relief work:

When the landslides began, the govt. kept mum, in denial. Their claim was that only a few hundred have lost their lives and a similar number are untraceable.… Read More

Bihar : Landless & poor peasants resist armed feudal-goonda attack
CPI-ML New Democracy Land Struggles Protests

Bihar : Landless & poor peasants resist armed feudal-goonda attack

bihar-map-1rxic0dKulhadia village of Durgawati thana, Kaimur district in Bihar is situated between the new four-lane highway (GT Road) and the grand chord railway line. A large portion of the land of the village was owned by Raghunath Singh a landlord of Benaras. In order to evade appropriation of the land by the Govt. under the land ceiling laws the landlord had got a part of the land (plot no 190) recorded in the name of temple deities (Shivji, Ganeshji) although their existed no temple or deities, this being the common practice at that time in Bihar. The physical possession of this plot of land has been in the hands of landless-poor peasant dalit families of the village for over 40 years who have been regularly tilling it. This landlord died childless and various disputes are continuing in the courts among his relatives for inheritance.

On 14 June 2013 at around 9 AM, Sudhakar Singh a BJP leader and son of Jagdanand Singh RJD MP from Buxar and a big feudal of Kaimur District along with a mob of over 100 feudals and their goondas, mainly from other areas and a few from the village, marched to the said plot of land along with 6 tractors and started to forcibly till the land.… Read More

CPI-ML New Democracy Protests

CPI(ML)-New Democracy opposes Lower Suktel Dam

The CPI(ML)ND odisha provincial committee strongly condemns the brutal police repression and forcible construction of Lower Suktel dam in Bolangir district against the will of the local villagers. The large scale deployment of armed police in Lower Suktel agitation area and similar deployment in Govindpur area to suppress the common people agitating against the Posco project once again exposes the so called ‘peaceful development’ and ‘peaceful industrialization’ of Naveen Patnaik Govt and proves that the Govt. of Odisha wants development at gun point.

While the BJD Govt is making a hue and cry on the likely submergence of 10 villages in Malkanagiri Dist due to proposed Polavaram Dam, the same Govt is submerging 29 villages in Bolangir district by constructing the Lower Suktel dam by undermining the alternative proposal of the local people. Though the Govt. is declaring that the water of the proposed dam will be used for irrigation but seeing the earlier experience of different dams in Odisha, there is a strong suspicion among the people that it may cater the need of different industrial houses situated in nearby areas.… Read More

TWO YARDS OF LAND FOR BURIAL OF BAHDUR SHAH ZAFAR
Uncategorized

TWO YARDS OF LAND FOR BURIAL OF BAHDUR SHAH ZAFAR

bahadurshahOn May 10th 1857, soldiers of the British Indian Army rebelled in Meerut and captured the Cantonment there. A day later the victorious soldiers triumphantly marched into Delhi. Their war was to liberate the country from the rule of British colonialists ruling under the aegis of East India Company. They proclaimed Bahadur Shah Zafar as the leader of their uprising who, though advanced in age, agreed to their urgings. This first pan-India war of independence against colonial rule shook the foundations of British colonial rule in India which was saved by the oppressive traitorous feudal kings and served by usurious mahajans. It was the last act of the independent feudal kings and the advent of Indian peasantry on the national scene. They displayed great bravery, made unprecedented sacrifices, forged unparalleled unity to throw out colonial rule particularly the unity of the people cutting across social divisions, especially between two largest religious communities, Hindus and Muslims, in the then India which united in their common aspirations despite difference in religious persuasions.Read More

LONG LIVE MAY DAY – HOLD  ALOFT  THE BANNER OF STRUGGLE
Trade Union

LONG LIVE MAY DAY – HOLD ALOFT THE BANNER OF STRUGGLE

may_day_by_enzocavalli-d3fa3h5

On the occasion of the 127th anniversary of May Day the IFTU calls upon the working class to continue the tradition of struggle  for realizing the dream of Chicago martyrs, who fought for ending exploitation by capital and ushering in a just society.

The socio-economic system in the country is closely tied to foreign capital and the policies that are being implemented are those that were prescribed by international financial agencies such as the World Bank and IMF. It is these policies that have greatly impacted upon the lives of the workers with growing contractualization of labour in the various sectors of the economy. In the last twenty five years, there has been a drastic reduction in the number of regular workers on the one hand and manifold rise in the number of workers employed on contract basis. In both the industrial and service sectors, public and private sectors, the growth in the number of contract workers is a feature that is of serious import. These contract workers have no job security and can be thrown out at the whims and fancies of the managements. While they perform the same duties as that of regular workers, they are not paid wages on par with the wages of regular workers.… Read More

Protests

Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan (PMS) Call

– JOIN STRUGGLE, COME OUT IN PROTEST, DEMAND –

DISBAND THIS COLONIAL POLICE SYSTEM!

DOWN WITH PATRIARCHY!

Insensitive, repressive, high handed and callous behavior of Police is once again the issue before Delhi. This time it concerns the brutal rape of a five year old child of a worker’s family. She disappeared while playing outside her home. Her relatives went to the police, who did not register a complaint saying she would be eventually found. They could not locate her even though she lay brutalized and starving, locked in a room below her own- the police did not even check the same building! Then the police offered two thousand rupees to the parents to hush up the case. And in a final irony, the ACP of the area slapped a lady protester- this act was caught on video.

Delhi has again erupted in protests against the police. One demand is for the removal of the Police Commissioner. The ACP has been suspended just as some DCP & ACPs of Traffic were after the 16th December incident. What has it changed? The Commissioner may go too, but not the police behavior which has been similar even under earlier commissioners!… Read More