The Gujarat State Assembly passed the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill 2015 (GCTOC), on March 31, 2015. The bill retains the essential draconian provisions of an earlier bill, named the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime (GUJCOC) Bill.
This year marks the 12th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by the US-led forces, a despicable act of imperialist brigandage which has resulted in the devastation of a whole country and a proud people with a very ancient history and civilization.
In March, PM Modi undertook a tour of Mauritius, Seychelles and Sri Lanka, signifying the growing importance of the Indian Ocean region for the Indian ruling bourgeoisie. This was the first visit by an Indian PM to the Seychelles in 34 years and to Sri Lanka in 28 years.
Bourgeois propaganda makes out that the judiciary is the dispenser of justice to all sections of society. However, this is not true. The judiciary actually serves to legitmise the preservation of the existing system of exploitation, loot and plunder of the vast majority of toilers, for the super profits of a handful of monopoly capitalist houses.
The Central government has decided to extend Army rule to almost the whole of Arunachal Pradesh. As per a new notification issued by the Home Ministry on March 27, 2015, all the 10 districts of Arunachal Pradesh bordering the state of Assam have been declared as “Disturbed Area” under Section 3 of AFSPA, 1958, for the next one year.
On April 7, 2015, the Telengana Police shot dead 5 under trials in its custody. These 5 people, who are all Muslims and had been locked up in jail for being allegedly activists of SIMI, were shot dead by the police while on their way from their jail in Warangal, to the Court in Hyderabad.
Twenty innocent villagers were brutally shot dead by the Andhra Police in the Seshachalam forests near Chitoor in Andhra Pradesh on April 7, 2015. The Communist Ghadar Party of India condemns this barbaric act of state terrorism unleashed by the Andhra Pradesh police.
On 25 March, 2015, the AAP government of Delhi carried out a massive unprovoked attack on peaceful workers, students and women, who had gathered at the Delhi Secretariat to demand that the new government fulfill the promises it made to the electorate in its election manifesto.
The Report to the Fifth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the CGPI, on behalf of its Central Committee, was discussed and adopted by the Fifth Congress of the CGPI, held in November 2016. By decision of the Fifth Congress, this report has been edited for publication.
The first part of this pamphlet is an analysis of facts and phenomena to identify and expose the real aims behind the Note Ban. The second part is devoted to a critical appraisal of the government’s claims that it will reduce inequality, corruption and terrorism. The third part is what Communist Ghadar Party believes is the real solution to these problems and the immediate program of action towards that solution.