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CPI-ML Land Struggles

14th September 2016 : CPI(ML)New Democracy Protest at Telengana Bhawan against Attack on Adivasis’ Land by TRS Govt.

On 14th September, Delhi Committee of CPI(ML) New Democracy organized a protest at Telengana Bhawan against the TRS Govt. in Telengana . This Govt. is attacking the podu lands and even the patta lands in the forests which are being cultivated by the adivasis. The TRS Govt. is acting in the name of protecting forest and is uprooting those who for centuries have lived in these forests and been both its inhabitants and its protectors. The irony is even more pronounced when it is remembered that the Telengana Govt. tamely allowed 7 mandals of predominantly forest area to be axed from Telengana to be drowned for the Polavaram Project though this was opposed by the entire spectrum of the movement for Telengana State including the TRS. The forests of Telengana are anyway covered under Schedule V of the Constitution and are directly under the protection of the President of India. The TRS Govt. has no right to seize the land of the adivasis.

Protestors gathered a short distance away from Telengana Bhawan and marched towards it holding up red flags and posters and raising slogans. The posters condemned the police actions against Adivasis in Telengana, burning of their huts, destruction of standing crops, beatings and lathi charges on protesting adivasis false cases and arrests especially in Khammam and Warangal Districts.… Read More

AIKMS CPI-ML Land Struggles

Tribal Convention held at Parvatipuram successfully

On 30th January 2015, nearly fifteen hundred tribals from various districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha border congregated in a rally and Convention at Parvatipuram to assert their rights over land, forest and natural resources. Under the banner of All India Kishan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) and Lok Sangram Manch (LSM) the rally was started from the outskirts of the town and culminated at the convention hall, covering the main road of Parvatipuram enroute. Led by leaders of both the organizations, people marched raising slogans like ‘Give right over land’, ‘Repeal the anti tribal Land Acquisition Ordinance’, ‘Stop diluting Forest Rights Act to facilitate corporate loot of forest and its resources’, ‘Stop forcible displacement of tribals in the name of Pollavaram and bauxite mining’ ‘Resist the corporate driven attack on tribals’ rights by the Modi Govt’ etc.
The Convention began by 12 noon at the Rotary Hall where a Presidium consisting of Com. D. Suresh and Com. Kushnath Pradhan conducted the programme. After Com. Y. Sambasiva Rao, CCM of CPI(ML) New Democracy inaugurated the programme, one minute silence in the memory of martyrs of different tribal and peasant struggles was observed. In his inaugural speech Com. YSR said that revolutionary struggles of Naxalbari and Srikakulam had forced the Govt.… Read More

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Gajapati (Odisha) : Landless tribals and dalits gheraoed Collectorate

On 16th September 2014, thousands of landless peasants mainly tribals and dalits gheraoed the Gajapati collectorate at Paralakhemundi demanding their rights over land and forest. This programme was organized by CPI(ML)ND and Lok Sangram Manch jointly in which more than three thousand people from five blocks (Mandal) of the district participated to press their demands over land and forest right before the state Govt. In Gajapati district landless people particularly the tribals have taken the lead in capturing hundreds of acres of land over the past several years. These include the Govt land, forest land, temple land and even the illegal patta lands of landlords. Coming under the pressure of land movement the district administration (both the revenue and police) had convened meetings on land issue several times in the past and assured the CPI(ML) ND and LSM leaders to distribute the Govt. land among the landless people living in each village. Though the Odisha Govt. several times in the past has promised to distribute the Govt. land to every landless family but it never materialized. As per the Odisha land reform Act also there is provision to distribute the Govt. land in each village to the landless and homeless people.… Read More

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SCRAP POLAVARAM PROJECT — Corporate’s Polavaram Project Displaces Tribals in Four States

The powerful contractor – politicians of erstwhile Seemandhra (now Andhra Pradesh) were parceled out stretches of the proposed Polawaram project as ‘packages’ by the Chief Minister of then Andhra Pradesh, YS Rajshekhar Reddy of Congress. Now they are forcefully exerting for the project to materialize. The Congress led UPA-II Govt. finally conceded Telengana with one hand. With the other, it gave the Polavaram project the status of a ‘national’ project, thus projecting it as the price demanded by the people of Seemandhra for the re-creation of Telengana. It further sent an Andhra Pradesh Reorganization (Amendment) Ordinance to the President, seeking to transfer seven mandals of Khammam District of the newly (to be) recreated state of Telengana to Andhra, with the sole purpose of drowning all of them under the waters of the proposed dam. Its logic was that in this way the opposition to the project could be silenced.

The BJP led NDA Govt., immediately post its formation, issued an ordinance to the same effect, shrugging off the responsibility onto the previous Govt. Of course, no one believed this. The movement for Telengana clearly specified that it meant ten districts (including whole of Khammam with Bhadrachalam obviously) and with Hyderabad as its capital.… Read More

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Odisha : Large Rally of Rural Poor

Thousands of rural poor particularly tribals, dalits, share-croppers and poor peasants of South Odisha thronged the streets of Berhampur in Odisha on 4th of March on the occasion of CPI(ML) New Democracy’s Jana Sanghrash Samabesh.

This rally was called for demanding

1) to distribute land to landless amending the existing pro-landlord Odisha Land Reforms Act,

2) rights over forest to tribals and poor non tribal forest dwellers as per the Forest Right Act,

3) To stop the loot of resource and forcible land acquisition in the name of development,

4) To hike minimum wage to Rs.300,

5) To give legal rights to lakhs of share croppers who constitute more than 60% of the peasantry in Odisha and

6) end to police repression on poor particularly the tribals in the name of anti-Maoist operation in forest areas.

On the call of CPI(ML)ND thousands of rural poor from seven districts namely Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Koraput and Nayagada congregated at the Berhampur railway station in the early hours of 4th March. By 12 pm a huge rally of nearly eight thousand people full of red flags and banners and traditional weapons started from the railway station. The rally crossed most of the important squares and streets of Berhampur and ended in front of the Revenue Divisional Commissioner’s Office.… Read More