Tag: Punjab

Caste Oppression

Dalit Rally at Sangrur

Thousands of dalits gathered in Sangrur to organize a rally under the joint banner of ZPSC, PMU and KKU. They were demanding to cancel the fake land auctions, release their arrested activists and cancel the fake FIR registered against ZPSC activists. First peoples gathered in grain market of Sangrur and then marched through the bazzars of Sangrur to DC office , where they held a dharna.

Where PMU state president Tarsem peter addressed the people and said that Govt. has delusion that it will grab the land that is reserved for dalits by doing fake auctions in the favor of landlords. Only dalits will till the land belong to them , even they have to pay any sacrifice.

While ZPSC distric president Mukesh maloud said,” Govt is at the side of village big landowners and playing on their side by opening the old cases those have been already cancelled. In other cases where ZPSC activists are attacked and injured police is not taking any action against big land owners under the pressure of ruling Akali-BJP govt. , especially sangruru MLA parkash chand garg and Patiala akali leader Surjit Singh Rakhra . But brave people of dalits will not bent and start a fierce struggle against this oppression.… Read More

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Social and economic cost of “Green Revolution” – by S.S. Mahil

Punjab is the province which became the first state in India to experience the “Green Revolution” which actually was an imperialist model of agriculture. It is very interesting to know why this model of agriculture was named as a “Green Revolution”. Actually imperialism was very much terrified by the Chinese red revolution, as it occurred in a backward and agrarian country, which was yet to pass to the stage of capitalism. This was an alarm bell for imperialism because peasantry, which was a propertied class and hence considered to be a conservative class, played a revolutionary role in the Chinese revolution. Not only that, it was the main force of revolution. In the whole set of backward countries, which were colonies, neo colonies and semi colonies, peasantry was the major section of the population and was potentially a revolutionary force. Imperialism was afraid because if red revolution spread to the peasantry of all backward countries then the existence of imperialism would be endangered. In this context, the green revolution was the imperialist response to the red revolution of China. As Vandana Shiva writes “Green Revolution was prescribed as techno-political strategy that would create abundance in agriculture societies and will reduce the threat of communist insurgency and agrarian conflicts.… Read More

Imperialism

Centenary of the Founding of Gadar Party Observed

 On 21 February 2013 Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) held a massive conference at village Sarabha, the native village of Gadar Party hero, Kartar Singh Sarabha, on the occasion of the centenary of the founding of Gadar Party, in which thousands of people from the various parts of Punjab participated. Massive gathering comprised of mainly workers, peasants, women, students, youth and other toiling people. People full of enthusiasm, chanting slogans, carrying banners of the party, joined the gathering.

Conference formally started with the unfurling of the flag of Gadar Party by senior leader of the party, Com. Darshan Singh Khatkar. Veteran Communist and freedom-fighter since Kirti Party to Naxalbari movement, Gandharv Sen Kochhar inaugurated the conference by expressing revolutionary greetings. Addressing the conference, senior party leader, Com. Ajmer Singh explaining the history of Gadar Party, emphasized the heroic and unprecedented sacrifices of the gadderites, how Sarabha, Harnam Singh and Jagat Singh had escaped but returned to reorganize and kissed the gallows. Com. Khatkar said that in contrast with Congress party, Gadar Party was the first party which stood for complete and real independence, from its very inception. Congress collaborated with imperialism, in contrast, Gadar Party Gadar Party stood for democratic republic and secularism and opted for armed struggle.… Read More