In the last week of November there was much excitement in the Indian stock market as Reliance Industries rapidly dethroned Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) which had a market capitalization or market value of about Rs 8 lakh crores and was the most valuable company in India.
I am thankful to you for writing several articles dealing with the scarcity of water. In the comprehensive piece in the July 16-31, 2019 issue, you have pointed out that India is endowed with bountiful water resources including monsoons and rivers fed from melting snow of Himalayas, yet water table across India is rapidly coming down. As this article points out, the reason for this alarming trend is clearly to be seen in the capitalist orientation of the economy and the abdication of responsibility by the Indian State to protect the water resources.
Sir, I am writing in response to the article entitled 'There IS an alternative to the existing political system’ that was published in the March 16-31, 2019 issue of MEL. This is particularly timely as the Lok Sabha elections have been announced as its term has come to an end.
The crystal clear analysis given in this article is worth keeping as a touchstone for all analysis of the problem in the present and in the forthcoming times. It is an example of highly principled positions of the CGPI based on a pitiless analysis of the ground realities of India and the region, and on a detailed grasp of the historical realities that prevail in the region. Furthermore, the analysis is shorn of any chauvinism and also repudiates all the lines of bourgeois thinking on the matter.
I am writing in response to the article entitled `Is the massive expenditure on defense justified?' carried in the Feb. 16-28, 2019 issue of MEL. In the latest budget it appears to exceed as much as 11% of the overall expenditure by the government, a staggering figure by any reckoning. Indeed, the article points out that it is second only to interest payments. In fact, the article points out that if one were to account for the expenditure by the Home Ministry on various Central Paramilitaries the number could rise to 15%.
I am writing in response to the article entitled 'Only under workers' and peasants' rule can prosperity be provided for all' carried in the Feb. 1-15, 2019 issue of MEL.
This article is an example of analysis in the highest tradition of marxism-Leninism, the theory of scientific socialism as applied to the capitalist system, the prevailing system in present day India. It begins by exposing the bogus slogans put forward by various parties of the bourgeoisie at various times, whether it is the 'Development for all' of the BJP or the 'Garibi hatao' of the Congress.
I am writing to thank you for carrying the Statement of the CC of the CGPI dated 10-1-2019 in the January 16-31, 2019 issue of MEL. This statement was issued to mark the 69th anniversary of the Indian Republic and was entitled `Times are calling for the Navnirman of the Indian Republic.' The lessons herein are a guide to action.
I read your analysis of the recent elections in five states with great interest. I understand that the voting pattern reveals to some extent the growing anger of people. At the same time, it is the ruling capitalist class which has used these elections to install governments of its choice.
I am writing to thank you for the article in the Dec. 1-15, 2018 issue of MEL that was published to mark the 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day, which carried the byline `Navnirman of Indian society based on modern conception of human rights is an immediate necessity.' The most important feature, if I may say so, is that Human Rights have been won by the peoples of the world through long decades, if not centuries of struggle and is not something that the bourgeoisie should congratulate itself on giving to the peoples of the world. But rather, right from the era starting at the end of World War II, the issue of Human Rights has been a sticking point for the bourgeoisie and the imperialists on which they are unable to satisfy the crying needs of the peoples of the world. The concessions that were made at that time have also been rolled back.
The article represents the living experience of the party which develops both the theory and practice of Marxism-Leninism theory of scientific socialism based on dialectical materialism and class struggle. It is an application of these principles to the political and economic and social reality of India. It repudiates based on its scientific approach the bourgeois theory that India is divided into religious majority and minorities and that the India state stands are the arbiter between these divisions, but rather that the reality is that the Indian state is communal and is a legatee of the colonial state which safeguards the economic interests of the big bourgeoisie and that the state is an instrument of its rule.
The article entitled '100th anniversary of the end of World War I' that carries the byline 'Only the destruction of the imperialist system can guarantee a peaceful world' in the Dec. 1-15, 2018 issue of MEL was extremely educative. CGPI has been consistently raising the consciousness of the working class through the principles of scientific enquiry, rather than let the working class depend on the bourgeoisie for its education, and resulting in its getting brainwashed. To this end, the CGPI and its activities remain partisan to the interests of the working class and the revolution.
With reference to the article carried in the Nov. 16-30, 2018 issue of MEL entitled `Elections in 5 states: Both BJP and Congress Party must be defeated! Building worker-peasant united front is the only way.’ The issue of elections and that of the divide between the so-called `communal' and `secular' forces is one of the important ones on which massive confusion is caused by bourgeoisie to continue its rule.
I wish to congratulate the CC of the CGPI on the fearless stand it has taken in the form of the Statement dated 20-10-2018 and carried in the Nov. issue of MEL entitled `Let us stand with the victims of sexual harassment.' There has been some confusion being created in the minds of the common people by stating that complaints have only come forward from `entitled' women and women who are themselves of privilege, as if any crime committed against such women is any less gruesome, even assuming that such ridiculous charges are true.
I am writing in response to the article entitled 'Anarchy, violence and terror serve to maintain capitalist rule', carried in the September 1-15,2018 issue of MEL. This article is a very important and timely one, and is the result of the application of the living science of Marxism-Leninism to one of the important phenomena dominating life in India today.
The in-depth article entitled `US imperialism is the most ferocious enemy of humanity' carried in the September 16-30, 2018 issue of MEL is significant. It brings out the essence of this dominant feature of our era in no uncertain terms, and also arms the working class with a plan to take the work of revolution forward. It is important to know what the precise modus operandi of the imperialists is at this time and also to discover where the chinks in the arms of imperialism is in order to break the impasse. As in the era of Lenin, the present era is also one where imperialism is ripe and rife with contradictions, and it is important also to know where it is weakest so that the weakest link in the chain may be broken.
The article in MEL entitled “Anarchy, Violence and Terror Serve to Maintain Capitalist Rule” is very timely, and sheds much needed light on this growing phenomenon in our society today.
People everywhere are getting more and more alarmed by the growth of the politics of violence and terror, and the systematic targeting of individual people and communities on the basis of religion, caste, region and so on. It is clear that those in power are very much behind this, and that they are using this for their agenda.
One of the issues being debated in the news media these days is whether GDP grew faster when the Congress Party was in charge or when the BJP has been in charge. I believe this is a completely diversionary debate. Workers and peasants do not benefit from capitalist growth, no matter whether it is in single digits or in double digits.
I am writing to thank you for carrying the statement of the CC of the CGPI issued on 12-8-2018 entitled `Workers and peasant must organise to become the rulers of India!', which has been carried in the August 16-31, 2018 issue of MEL. The matter has ceased to be one of academic interest and is indeed the imperative of the day, caused by the unbearable living conditions for the largest fraction of the people of the country by the bourgeoisie, its parties and its policies.
I am writing in reponse to the Statement of the CC of the CGPI dated 1-8-2018 which is entitled 'On the 71st anniversary of Indian independence: India will be truly independent only when people are empowered' which was carried in the August 1-15, 2018 issue of MEL. This is an important theoretical and practical article and must be studied by the working class and those in the revolutionary camp. It is an example of the living science of Marxism-Leninism which is based on dialectical materialism and class struggle. In particular, it is the application of this in the sphere of political economy that brings out the nature of the State. It is especially important because of the vast confusion surrounding the nature of the State and of Democracy in India.
On 30th July the second and final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam was released. The tension that this provoked in the country and particularly in Assam is not unexpected. It only confirms the analysis given in the 16-31 July issue of the Mazdoor Ekta Lehar wherein the issue of NRC was taken up.
The article clearly stated that “The entire exercise of creating a National Register for Citizens for Assam is being carried out in a manner that criminalises the people, terrorizes them and smashes their unity. It is laying the grounds for intensification of communal and sectarian divisions of the people of Assam”
I am writing in response to the Statement of the CC of the CGPI dated 11-7-2018 written soon after the 43rd anniversary of the declaration of the ``National Emergency'' which is entitled `Lessons of the National Emergency (1975-1977) and carried in the July 16-31, 2018 issue of MEL. The Statement gives a summary of the historical backdrop of the declaration and further goes to draw important lessons for those in the revolutionary camp as well for the working class, the harbinger of the revolution, in general.
I read the reports of several May Day rallies in India and abroad in the last issue. I want to share a brief report of our program in Toronto. Ghadar Heritage organisation and Helping Hands in Toronto celebrated May Day and organised a meeting in a very revolutionary atmosphere.
I am writing to thank you for carrying the bold and principled Statement of the CGPI dated 14 April 2018 entitled 'Condemn the brutal missile attacks on Syria'. Indeed, as the statement says, all peace loving people of the worlds must unite to condemn the USA, the UK and France, the so-called `allies' in carrying out this barbaric act which is a flagrant violation of international law.
In the speech of Com. Lal Singh delivered on the occasion of the marking of the 37th anniversary of the founding of our beloved party the CGPI, our General Secretary has taken pains to explain why "Ghadar" is present in our name: as an ever present reminder that our call is that of revolution and no effort should be spared until this goal has been reached.
The Keynote Speech by Com. Lal Singh, General Secretary of the CGPI delivered on the occasion of the Party Conference to commemorate the Centenary of the Great October Revolution has drawn very clear lessons for Indian communists, while hailing this great event and the leadership of the Party in this.
I read the Call of the CC of the CGPI entitled `Demands for loan waiver and public procurements are entirely just! It is the State's duty to ensure prosperity and protection for peasants! We are not asking for charity! Secure livelihood is our basic right!, dated November 20, 2017 (printed in December 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL).
I am writing to thank you for carrying the informative article entitled 'A year since the Note Ban, who has gained?' in the November 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL. Such an article goes a long way towards educating the working class on the true intent and objective of the devastating note ban that was done in November 2016 by the Narendra Modi Government.
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This is in response to the Call of the CC of the CGPI dated 24-10-2017 on the eve of the 33rd anniversary of the state-sponsored massacre of Sikhs in 1984. The call emphasizes that the struggle to punish the guilty of the 1984 genocide has not yet been fruitful, and also that such a struggle is part and parcel of the struggle to establish a new state that will ensure prosperity and protection for all.
The article entitled `"War against terrorism" is the banner behind which US imperialism is trying to establish its domination over Asia' was very straightforward and logical. This article places in perspective the activities of the Government of India in trying to isolate Pakistan and accusing it of being among other things `..pre-eminent export factory of terror' and at times in the past as the `...epicentre of terror' and all other kinds of accusations.
The great October Revolution in Russia has been the greatest victory for the working class in the era of modern capitalism and is a great inspiration for the working class today. The lessons of the Russian Revolution will always be a beacon for communists now and in the future. The article gives the history of the period just before the Revolution took place as well as the events that allowed the watershed revolution.
As mentioned in the article “the government of Pakistan has refused to send its armed forces into Afghanistan”, this step is understandable given the experience Pakistan has had with the US. Every time Pakistan has allowed US to interfere within its boundaries or taken assistance from the US it has met with ill-fate. And now the US is ensuring that Pakistan is globally deemed a terrorist state, building the scene for something that needs to be dealt with as part of its “war on terrorism”. From Pakistan’s experience, one would think it wise to be wary of USA’s “friendship” judging from the way the US has repaid Pakistan for being an ally. If the Indian state were to evaluate the situation keeping in mind the security of its people and not the selfish expansionist interests of the bourgeoisie, it would be obvious that being an ally to the USA comes at a very high cost and will only lead to destruction and devastation of the region.
Sir, This is with reference to the article “The Rohingya refugee crisis” published in 1-15 Oct 2017 issue of the Mazdoor Ekta Lehar. The article provides an excellent perspective on the crisis along with information that is hard to find in the so called main stream media.
Sir, I am writing to thank you for the important and informative article on the ongoing Rohingiya refugee crisis (article bears the same title) in the October 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL. I would like to first of all express my sincere regret and sadness at the plight of the people who have been displaced from their homes in Myanmar. I would also like to join you in condemning the attitude and the behaviour of the government of India that has said that they would send them back to Myanmar possibly into the hands of certain oppression under the military and government of Myanmar.
Sir, I am writing to thank you for highlighting the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Vol. 1 of `Das Capital' which was a landmark publication. Karl Marx, the founder of modern dialectical materialism and the theory of class struggle continued his work and did not live to see the publication after completion of Vols. 2 and 3.
The article entitled "US unveils strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia: Grave threat to all peoples of the region" in the September 16-30, 2017 issue of MEL is educative and a must for the working class which is constantly bombarded by the Indian ruling class controlled media, the world according to which is one where Pakistan is the epicentre of terror, and that it is the US that is the guardian of democracy in the world, and also in the region. In reality, nothing could be farther from the truth.
I thank Mazdoor Ekta Lehar for this excellent piece on Goods and Services Tax. Much has been written and talked on the subject in media and the press, which only confuses the content and intent of the GST. The article in a simple language exposes precisely its content and intent in its very title. The article sharply brings out three key aspects of the legislation, exposing its class content:
The Statement of the CC of the CGPI entitled 'Building a new India requires getting rid of the old exploitative system and the oppressive State!' in the Sept. 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL is a thought provoking piece. The Statement was issued in the wake of the 70th Independence Day observance and as a response to the call of the PM where he called for building a "New India" over 5 years (!), in India without poverty, corruption, communalism and discrimination.
With respect to the condemnation of US warmongering and threats against the Korean people, I would like to bring to the attention of your readers that Guam, an island in the Pacific Ocean with a little over 200,000 people is one of the bases for the US military.
... In particular, I am struck by the opening sentence of the article, cf., `The Partition of 1947 haunts the peoples of India, Pakistan and Bangaladesh even today.' This sentence conveys a large number of important concepts that anyone who is interested in the welfare and progress of the peoples (note plural) who live in these countries.
I was delighted to read the detailed report carried in the August 16-31, 2017 issue of MEL entitled `All India Convention of workers resolves to step up the struggle against the anti-worker, anti-people assault of the ruling class.' It was heartening to read that over 6000 delegates attended the Convention in the heart of Delhi which was jointly organized by all the leading and national workers unions and confederations.
I am writing in response to the statement of the CC of the CGPI dated July 29, 2017 on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence which falls on August 15, 2017, which is entitled ``On the 70th anniversary of Indian independence: The peoples of India will be free only when we establish our rule in place of the rule of big capitalists established in 1947.''
I am writing in response to the Call of the CC of the CGPI dated 04-07-2017 entitled 'Oppose the anti-national, war mongering Indo-US military strategic alliance' carried in the July 16-31, 2017 issue of MEL.
This is a particularly important call because it clarifies the stand of the Party as to why such a military alliance is a path of disaster and also states explicitly that the people of India stand to gain nothing from an alliance with the most hated imperial power in the world.
I am writing in reponse to the Statement of the CC of the CGPI dated 5 June 2017 entitled '42nd anniversary of the declaration of National Emergency: Behind the signboard of democracy stands the brutal dictatorship of the biggest monopolies' carried in the June 16-30, 2017 issue of MEL. The National Emergency was a watershed in the history of post-1947 India and understanding the precise class character and the underlying complexion thereof is crucial for the movement and for the working class in order for the revolutionary camp to go forward.
This is in response to the May Day call of the CC of the CGPI dated 29-4-2017 entitled `Strengthen the united working class opposition!' carried in the May 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL. This is an excellent piece of theoretical and practical work, the hallmark of the CGPI, and an excellent piece of tactics in the ongoing class struggle towards the goal of socialism and emancipation of the working class and liberation of society from the shackles of vicious capitalist enslavement.
I am writing to thank you for carrying the important and educative article entitled 'What is the way out of the crisis of agriculture?' in the May 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL. This article is an outstanding example of Marxist-Leninist analysis of the concrete problems faced by the people of the country engaged in the agricultural sector, accounting probably for 70% of the population. The article begins by noting the recent directive from the Madras High Court to the Government of TN to waive all farm loans through cooperative banks.
I am writing in response to the call of the CC of the CGPI as we approach May Day of 2017, and which was carried in the April 16-30, 2017 issue of MEL entitled `An attack on one is an attack on all! Build and strengthen the working class opposition to the capitalist offensive! In particular, I would like to join the chorus of outrage at the brutal and draconian sentence of life imprisonment on 13 Maruti-Suzuki workers in Gurgaon.
This is with reference to the article `On the Present Situation and our Tasks: Assessment of the Plenum of the Central Committee, March 2017' carried in the April 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL.
The Plenum was convened at a time of severe crisis of the international system and the intensification of fascism and war the world over. Indeed, with the ascension of the Trump Presidency, the US has transformed itself in an openly fascistic society both at home and outside.
This is in response to the principled and deeply researched statement of the CC of CGPI dated 10-3-2017 and carried in the March 15-31, 2017 issue of MEL, entitled `To respond to the call of Shaheed Bhagat Singh means to work for the revolution and socialism on Indian soil!' written prior to the anniversary of the execution of Bhagat Singh, Sukhev and Rajguru on March 23, 1931. The statement specifically notes,
1) that it is an occasion for all revolutionaries to redouble their efforts to achieve the goal of revolution and socialist India,
I am writing in response to the statement of the CC of the CGPI dated March 17, 2017 and carried in the March 15-3, 2017 issue of MEL ``Elections have been used to manufacture a "mandate" for the big bourgeoisie's agenda".
I am writing in response to the article entitled 'Governmental Crisis in Tamilnadu: Parliamentary democrcy stands completely exposed' in the March 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL. This is an excellent piece of Marxist-Leninist analysis, and also provides a complete and objective basis for analyzing the political system in India, based on the most scientific principles.
The BJP government of Jharkhand is pulling out all stops to welcome Indian and foreign multinationals to plunder the land, labour and rich mineral resources of the state. Over 200 MOU's with Indian and foreign capitalists were signed on 16-17 February at a Momentum Jharkhand Investors' Summit 2017.
I am writing in response to the Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India issued on 24th January on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the Indian Republic, titled: We need to rebuild the Republic on an entirely new foundation.
With this statement, Communist Ghadar Party has shown that it is possible even in these times of obfuscation and confusion to unwaveringly stick to the true path for the liberation of Indian society.
I am writing in response to the fitting tribute that appeared in the Dec. 16-31, 2016 issue of MEL to the memory of the great revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz who passed away recently, in the article entitled `Farewell to the Undefeated Commandante, Fidel!'
The revolutionary leader was instrumental in the liberation of his country Cuba in 1959 from the clutches of the right-wing dictatorship headed by Batista, and for helping the brave people of that country brave decades of sanctions and aggression at the hands of the US imperialists and decades of encirclement.
I am writing to congratulate you on carrying the excellent and in-depth article `The Indian State perpetuates caste discrimination and oppression' carried in the September 1-15, 2016 issue of MEL which carries the by-line `Emancipation of Dalits from caste oppression can come only through the class struggle of the proletariat to end all forms of exploitation and discrimination'.
This is being written in response to the article entitled '71 years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki' in the August 16-31, 2016 issue of MEL that carries the byline `US imperialism remains the fountainhead of fascism and war'. One has to see the connection between the actions that took place over seven decades ago, and the events and horrors that are unfolding in front of our eyes on a daily basis.
I am writing in response to the important Statement of the CC of the CGPI dated 15th August, 2016 entitled 'On the occasion of the 70th Indian Independence Day: Which way forward for India?' published in the August 16-31, 2016 issue of MEL. This statement is based on the scientific principles of Marxism-Leninism which is based on dialectical materialism and class struggle and sums up the concrete conditions on the ground in the country at this particular time. The Statement begins by giving a summary of the ground reality, the salient features of which are
This is response to your reprinting an excerpt from the article by Com. V. I. Lenin written exactly a century ago entitled `The Discussion on Self-Determination Summed Up', with the byline `The Irish Rebellion of 1916', which is a great classic and is compulsory reading for all in the revolutionary camp.
I am writing in support of the strong condemnation issued in the columns of MEL of July 15-31, 2016 in the article entitled 'Brutal attack on protests against the killing of Burhan Wani: Condemn the barbatic persecution of the Kashmiri people!'.
I would like to express the sentiment that all those in the revolutionary camp must extend utmost support to this effort to make the 2nd September General Strike a success. This is in accordance with the resolution of the National Conference of Trade Unions to protest against the anti-worker, anti-farmer, anti-national policies of the central government.
The statement issued by the Delhi Regional Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India on the occasion of 1 May 2016, International Workers Day, entitled `This parasitic and rotten system is a burden on the working class!' is truly informative and optimistic.
The article on the Union Budget carried in the March 16-31, 2016 issue of MEL is of great interest to all those who are interested in a future for the people of our country. It is also worth noting that under the aegis of democracy, what really exists is a government of the rich, for the rich.
I am writing in response to the statement of the CC of the CGPI entitled `Condemn the persecution of university students!' that carries the byline `No to the criminalisation of dissent! It is the rulers who are acting against unity and solidarity of our people!' carried in the March 1-15, 2016 issue of MEL.
The statement of the CC of the CGPI dated 23-1-2016 entitled `On the occasion of Republic Day 2016: Unite, organise and lead the struggle for the Navnirman of the Republic!' in the February 1-15, 2016 issue of MEL is an important piece of reading that has analyzed the key features of the political economy, based on the principles of dialectical materialism and class struggle.
I found the piece entitled `Economic Notes, January 2016: Global economy in trouble' carried in the February 1-15, 2016 issue of MEL to be extremely educative in the matter of the economy. It informs the reader so we are not misled by bourgeois economic propaganda. The important facts recounted in this article may be organized in the following bullet points:
I am writing in response to the warm and inspiring New Year message from the General Secretary of our party, Com. Lal Singh at the onset of the year 2016. The message is entitled 'Unite and organise to lead the struggle for the Navnirman of India', which is an inspiring title and I would like to second this call.
I was thrilled to participate in the study of my Party unit in which the New Year message from Comrade Lal Singh –“ Unite and organise to lead the struggle for the Navnirman of India”- was tabled and discussed. Every para is so full of meaning.
The article entitled `Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's visit to India: Growing Indo-Japanese collaboration in the economic and strategic interests of the Indian and Japanese bourgeoisie' in the January 1-15, 2015 issue of MEL was highly informative.
It appears only when our political leaders enter the exalted precincts of British institutions that they speak the truth about their umbilical relations with erstwhile colonial masters. They cannot lie to their ideological mentors.
It is with great interest that I read the article entitled Prime Minister Modi's visit to the UK: In the service of the Indian and British bourgeoisie' carried in the November 15-30, 2015 issue of MEL.
I read with great interest and pleasure the article in the Nov. 15-30, 2015 issue of MEL on the India-Africa Summit, with the byline `Indian bourgeoisie's imperialist drive in Africa', in light of the Summit held in New Delhi 26-30, 2015. It is important to have indepth articles of this type to educate the working class on the true nature of the Indian bourgeoisie.
The article on “These elections will not solve the problems of the workers and peasants of Bihar” is a refreshing reality check on the merry subversion of public opinion being carried out by the mainstream media.
Re: the article `98th anniversary of the Great October Revolution: Prepare for the coming revolutionary storms!' carried in the November 1-15, 2015 issue of MEL, I found the opening sentence, `The entire world, including India, is a seething volcano waiting to erupt' very significant.
The article entitled `Modi's visit to the US' that carries the byline in the title `In service of the imperialist drive of the Indian big bourgeoisie' in the October 15-31, 2015 issue of MEL was very informative.
I am writing in response to the statement of the CC of the CGPI dated October 10, 2015 entitled ` These elections will not solve the problems of the workers and peasants of Bihar' which has been carried in the October 15-31, 2015 issue of MEL. The bourgeoisie has been preparing for these elections for many months and has kept this in the centre stage.
I am writing to thank you for the informative and important article entitled `70th anniversary of the defeat of Japanese militarism and the end of the Second World War' that carries the byline `Resolute struggle against US imperialism and its Pivot to Asia policy is necessary to defend peace and sovereignty of countries' carried in the October 1-15, 2015 issue of MEL.
I am writing in response to the article entitled `Challenge facing the people of Manipur' that has been carried in the September 15-30, 2015 issue of MEL and would like to express my condolences to the family and friends of the people who have lost their lives in the police firing on August 31, 2015 in the town of Churachandpur. If one were to keep track of the number of persons killed in
I am writing to support the brave and principled article carried in the September 1-15, 2015 issue of MEL entitled `Condemn the barbaric attack on people by the Gujarat Government!' and on the uncompromising stand of the CGPI on all issues of the defence of the people.
This is in response to the article entitled `Terrorism and the Indian State - Lessons of History' published in the August 16-31, 2015 issue of MEL, which is important reading for all those who wish to understand the machination
Delhi's AAP government has increased the salaries of guest teachers working in government schools by a mere Rs.100/day. The government is patting itself on the back and claiming to be a pro-people government. But reality is to the contrary. For the past several years, guest teachers have been working at minimum wages.
This letter is in response to the article in the June 15-30, 2015 issue of MEL entitled ` One year of BJP led NDA government, May 2015: No achhe din for working class and peasantry as long as capitalism continues.'
I am writing to thank you for the important article entitled `40th anniversary of declaration of National Emergency' published in the June 16-30, 2015 issue of MEL that also carries the byline `Renewal of democracy and the republic is the demand of the times!' This article is written from the point of view of dialectical materialism. It analyses the dynamics underlying the pol
I am writing to thank you for the important and informative article entitled `Condemn the proposed new fascist law attacking struggles of working class and peasantry' in the June 1-15, 2015 issue of MEL.
I would like to second the call in the statement of the CC of the CGPI dated 16th May, 2015 in the June 1-15, 2015 issue of MEL, which is entitled `Let us organise to defeat the anti-worker, anti-national and anti-social program of privatisation and liberalisation!'
The article entitled `Reaffirming Leninism on the 14th birth anniversary of Comrade Lenin (Parti II)’ in the May 15-31, 2015 issue of MEL is extremely educational. Indeed, one of the greatest contributions of Com. V. I. Lenin has been the book “Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism” where the title itself speaks volumes.
The statement of the CC of the CGPI issued on the 5th of May, 2015 entitled “Hail the heroic role of the socialist Soviet Union in the Second World War!” was issued on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War, by the Allied forces headed by those of the Soviet Union.
I thank you for the detailed and important report on the Party meeting on the lessons of the historic 1915 Ghadar uprising for the communist movement today, which took place on February 21, 2015 in Delhi.
I am writing to thank you for the excellent and informative article entitled `Union Budget 2015 – “Achhe Din Kiskke Liye?” in the March 16-31, 2015 issue of MEL. It analyses the political and economic phenomena unfolding in the country drawing from the facts and figures.
I read with great joy the report carried in the March 1-15, 2015 issue on MEL on the call for a nationwide Satyagraha 26th February, 2015. It was heartening to read that thousands of workers gathered on Parliament Street to fight for their demands.
I am writing to thank you for carrying the informative and incisive article commemorating the centenary of the World War I, with the by line `Lessons of the working class and people’. This is a very timely article at the time when the world continues to teeter on the brink of yet another global conflict on a scale not seen in history. This war could well be a full fledged nuclear ho
It is heartening to note from the action of 12th November, 2014 which was led by the United Forum of Bank Unions, in support of wage revision that there is a united and concerted effort to defend the rights of workers, cutting across lines of individual unions. While one of the weakness of the working class movement in the country is indeed associated with the fact that there is a fragmen
It is with great interest that I read the article entitled `The debate on “Black Money” and its recovery” in the November 15-30, 2014 issue of MEL, and it is my view that this article should be compulsory reading for all those in the revolutionary camp, as well for all those who are interested in knowing what are the nuts and bolts of the economy.
With respect to the statement on the Assembly Elections in Jammu & Kashmir dated 22nd November, 2014 and carried in the December 1-15, 2014 issue of MEL, it is my view also that "Without repealing AFSPA and ending Army rule, there can be no solution to the Kashmir problem."
I am writing in response to the Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India dated 27th October, 2014 entitled `Election results of Maharashtra and Haryana: What do they reveal?'.
This is being written in response to the statement of the CC of the CGPI dated October 28, 2014 issued on the 30th anniversary of the 1984 genocide which carries the byline `Toward a new state that ensures prosperity and protection for all!'
The ground reality of the political economy is the object of the science and a dispassionate study of the political economy requires the most advanced tools which are based on dialectical materialism and class struggle. The statement of the CC of the Party of 3rd October 2014 on the Haryana Assembly Election 2014 reflects the conclusions of such a study.
If there is one sticking point in the conscience of the peoples of India, which is a making of the ruling circles and not that of the people, it is the tragedy of Kashmir. It is the point where many of the unresolved issues of the country’s destiny come into sharp collision and focus, and a study of its history is a learning experience for all the people of India.
I am writing this in response to the statement of the CC of the CGPI entitled `Opening doors wider to Foreign Direct Investment is a Dangerous Coursei: BJP led NDA government is gambling with the fate of our country to serve the imperialist drive of Indian capital to join the global big power club' issued on 16th July, 2014 and carried in the August 1-15, 2014 issue of MEL.
I read with great alarm the article in the July 15-31, 2014 of MEL entitled `Land Acquisition Law 2013 to be amended: Halt the capitalist offensive to forcibly acquire lands of peasants and tribal people’.
The document that was published on 23rd March, and distributed widely across the country among the working class, youth, toilers and intelligentsia and published in Mazdoor Ekta Lehar, is very important for the proletariat and toilers.
The Call of the CC of the CGPI on the occasion of May Day 2014 which carries the byline `Build the united front of the working class and toiling masses around the program to ensure prosperity and protection for all!’ in the columns of MEL and on the web-site of the party organ, is a rallying cry that I endorse.
We are publishing some letters in this issue from among the several letters received from the activists of the Party from different parts of the country giving their suggestions for taking forward the programme of the working class in the context of the coming general elections and to challenge the parties that uphold the interests of the exploiting class.
I was happy to read the article in Issue 6 of the MEL entitled “Condemn the growing fascism”. The message is commendable. The act of branding Kashmiri students as traitors is very disturbing, though I personally have no interest in cricket.
We are publishing some letters in this issue from among the several letters received from the activists of the Party from different parts of the country giving their suggestions for taking forward the programme of the working class in the context of the coming general elections and to challenge the parties that uphold the interests of the exploiting class
The interviews of some working class leaders carried in your paper are very timely. Theimpending general elections givesa time for the working place to put forward its own agenda, as the politically charged climate affords an opportunity to ask some hardquestions.
I am writing to thank you for the report published in the January 15-31, 2014 issue of MEL on the Party School on Constitution that was conducted in Delhi on December 28-29, 2013 and I was also pleased to know that the School was conducted in Mumbai on January 4-5, 2014. I am happy to know that the
I read your article entitled '21 years after the destruction of Babri Masjid: State organized communal violence and terror remains the preferred weapon of he ruling class' in the Dec.1-15, 2013 issue of MEL.
The statement entitled "Growing fascist terror against people on the basis of religion and caste stems from the communal foundations of the Indian Repubic" that was carried in the previous issue of your paper is a clear elaboration of the issues dealt in it.
I read with great interest the article in the Oct. 16-31, 2013 issue of MEL entitled `Supreme Court rules in favour of “None of the Above” button: Necessity to carry out thorough going electoral reforms', which is very informative and educative.
I am writing to thank you for carrying the educational and informative article entitled `Necessity to defend the identity of the working class’ which is the fourth and concluding part of a series of articles on this most important and burning question, in the September 1-15, 2013 issue of MEL.
It is with great interest that I read the article entitled `The interests of the people versus the interests of global retail corporations' carried in the August 16-31, 2013 issue of your paper. The article is educational, informative and gets to the heart of the matter.
The article entitled `Workers, Peasants, Women and Youth! We constitute India, We are her Masters!' carried in the August 16-31, 2013 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar to mark the sixty-sixth year of the end of colonial rule of India (August 15, 2013) is noteworthy for its unequivocal conclusion from the analysis of the present.
I am writing to thank you for carrying the Statement of the CC of the CGPI dated 21st May, 2013 on the `Lessons from the Karnataka Assembly election and its result’ published in the June 1-15, 2013 issue of MEL. There are several salient points in this article which may be highlighted as under
I would like to the CC of the CGPI dated 7th May, 2013 `Acquittal of Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 genocide is a blatant act of injustice!' It is a particularly brave stand to take due to the bourgeois pressure to accept the ruling of some of their hallowed institutions including that of the juidiciary.
The article on the General Budget printed in the April 1-15 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar was extremely enlightening. This article clearly lays bare the character of the Indian state and in whose interests it functions.
I am writing to thank you for carrying the instructive article entitled `The fundamental teachings of Lenin remain valid and are extremely relevant today!’ written to mark the 143rd birth anniversary of V. I.
I am writing to thank the CC of the CGPI for its inspiring Call dated 10th April 2013 entitled `Organise to defeat the program of globalization through privatization and liberalisation! Unite and fight for worker-peasant rule!’ issued on the eve of May Day of 2013.
I am writing to thank you for the insightful and important article entitled "Warmongering is totally against the interests of the peoples of India and Pakistan" in the February 1-15, 2013 issue of MEL.
I am thanking you for carrying the statement entitled "Indian needs a modern democratic state -- statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 22nd January, 2013" in the February 1-15, 2013 issue of MEL. The statement starts with the preamble that the masses of the people are contesting the myth that we have a modern democratic system in the country.
While the most irresponsible statements have been made by the so-called political leaders of our country in connection with the Delhi gang-rape case, it is heartening to see that transport workers’ unions have responded with a high degree of social responsibility.
"The Indian state is responsible for the demolition and massacre", this is the only conclusion any sensible and unbiased person would draw from the above facts and analysis. While the facts are indisputable, the analysis is scientific and extremely sharp.
I am writing to thank you for carrying the speech of Com. Prakash Rao presented on November 4, 2012 which was entitled `The struggle to punish the guilty and to prevent communal violence is part of the struggle for the Navnirman of India', which was carried in the November 16-30, 2012 online issue of your paper.
I read the issue of Oct 16-31 of the Mazdoor Ekta Lehar on the internet. It is has some significant articles. I would like to offer a few comments on the article, "Growing opposition to the capitalist-imperialist reform agenda.
I have read with interest your October 16-31 issue which carried a box on “Extension of working hours and increase in workload.” This matches with my own experience in life. I am an IT Engineer. I sit in front of my computer in an air-conditioned room. But I do not think I am better off than some workers performing manual work.
The article on the anti-people policies of the UPA government that was published in the issue of MEL October 1-15, brings out very well that the party which is in the majority of the central cabinet wields all power in this “democracy”.
I am writing in response to the article entitled `The genocide of Sikhs in November 1984: Those in power must be held accountable for their crimes’ published in the October 16-31, 2012 issue of MEL on the eve of the anniversary of one of the worst organized crimes against the Indian people. It is well acknowledged that a severe crisis in the ranks of the ruling circles was emerging
I would like to thank MEL for bringing the issue of privatisation of water supply in it's June 16-30 edition under the title-Delhi Jal Board workers oppose privatisation. We are going the wrong way in our water policy. Rahul Gandhi said when he visited the drought hit areas of Maharashtra that he will take WB loan to solve the problem.
I wish to join the refrain expressed in the article published in the June 1-15, 2012 issue of MEL entitled “Condemn US imperialist intrigue and meddling in India and the region!” This article was published at the time of the visit of Ms. Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State and well-known war monger and mischief maker.
I am writing to thank the CC of the CGPI for its incisive and insightful statement entitled "Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are major pillars of capitalist rule!" released on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Lok Sabha, 20th May, 2012.
I am writing to thank the CC of CGPI for posting the document based on the initiating speech made at the working class conference on the Way Forward held 23-24 December, 2011 by Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the CC of the CGPI, duly edited based on discussions that took place, on the party web-site.
I am writing to thank the CC of the CGPI for its call entitled "Defeat the program of privatisation and liberalisation! Fight with the aim of establishing workers' and peasants' rule!" given on the eve of the All India General Strike of February 28, 2012.
I read the article, “The anti-worker and anti-national policy of privatisation must be exposed and resolutely opposed” in the February 1-15 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar. Reading this, I got to know of the conspiracy hatched by the government in its efforts to privatize Air India.
I read the article that called for exposing and resolutely opposing the anti-worker and anti-national privatization policy of the government in the February 1-15 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar. The reader got to know the conspiracy hatched by the government in its efforts to privatize Air India.
I consider myself very fortunate to have been a participant in the two day discussion on December 23-24, 2011, on the issue of the need for the working class to take political power in its hands and the proposed methods for achieving this.
According to the news paper reports Punjab & Haryana High Court has put the court put the Department of Atomic Energy, Nuclear Power Corporation and Union Ministry of Environment and Forest on notice seeking their reply on the contentions raised on the project.
I read the New Year's message of comrade Lal Singh. It inspires us to work even harder for the proletarian revolution. The whole world is caught in a deep crisis. The burden of the crisis is being shifted on to the backs of the working class. The danger of imperialist wars is spreading as also imperialism and fascism.
I read the new year's message of comrade Lal SIngh in the last issue and liked it very much. Our party has developed the line based on Marxism-Leninism based on the conditions existing in our country. We must never waver from this path. I am happy that we have been moving ahead.
I am writing to thank you for the first in the series of views of representatives of the working class in the form of an interview with Com. Lal Singh, General Secretary of the CGPI in the October 16-31, 2011 issue of MEL. The series will be a landmark contribution to the struggle for the liberation of India through the offices of the working class.
It is with great joy that I read the report in the columns of the September 16-30, 2011 issue of MEL on the public meeting in Sirsa, Haryana held on August 28, 2011 that deliberated on several questions facing the people of India, and in particular on the question of `How Can People Come to Power?'
At the heart of the crisis is the question as to what constitutes political power in India, what is the genesis of the power, and the question of who wields it and for what purpose. This question is directly related to the question of the 1950 Constitution of India, and what its central premises are. This essence of the latter is the defence of a viciously exploitative system that defends the right of a miniscule minority to exploit the resources and the labour of the vast majority, and the ascendancy of the right of private property.
The Indian state and its activities are innately violent and its sole response to any struggle is one of wielding the big stick. This state derives its legitimacy as the successor to the colonial British state which looked upon the people of India as its enemy. The discussion must therefore begin as to what should constitute a modern state and what its duties and rights are. Is it so that the Indian state can carry on by dint of its existence, or must it have some other reason for its existence? Has the state lived up to its duties and can therefore claim to have rights?
The Delhi High Court ordered the striking pilots back to work by declaring the strike illegal, and is initiating contempt proceedings since its order was not obeyed. It has remarked that if its orders are not obeyed, then it would lead to anarchy and a discrediting of the institution, and then everyone would do as they liked. Why does not the Court also ask this of the management, and in particular of the MD, Mr. Arvind Jadhav? The latter has now been named in several allegations amounting to corruption of the worst sort, including those listed in the article, and more recently in the sale of valuable land to private players.
The Editor, Sir, It gives me great pleasure to read the report on the speech of Com. Prakash Rao made in Delhi on April 10, 2011 on the occasion of a Public Consultation on the way forward to ensure people's control over the political system, process and institutions.
I read wih great interest on the CGPI website the 20th March statement on Tamil Nadu elections titled Solution lies in changing the system, not merely the party in power. It is a bold statement that calls a spade a spade.
I am writing to thank you for the article entitled "Sri Krishna Committee submits report on Telangana: Condemn the deliberate inflaming of passions among the people!'' in the columns of the January 16-31, 2011 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar. The article must be commended on many points, including its simple and scientific language, historical accuracy and the complete honesty of purpose.
Sir, I am writing to thank you for carrying the article entitled ``Indo-US strategic alliance is an imperialist alliance! It is against the interests of India and world’s peoples”. I would like to point out that the article is in the finest tradition of Marxism-Leninism analyzing the ground realities of the world situation.
Sir, I am writing to thank you for carrying the report on the Fourth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India that took place in October 2010. The Congress has taken place as we approach the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of our revolutionary and patriotic party, and in the midst of the all round crisis of credibility of the bourgeoisie, its politics and its state. This has also been a period when the objective conditions for revolution have been ripening, whereas it is also the one where the subjective conditions have been definitely lagging behind.
Sir, I found the article entitled ``The struggle for human rights is in essence the struggle for proletarian democracy’’ in the December 1-15, 2010 issue of MEL to be of immense value and educational. It is in the highest tradition of scientific analysis of which the CGPI is the fountainhead. It is an article that is necessarily partisan as the CGPI is the vanguard of the working class.
The Editor, Apropos the article entitled 'Kashmir - an exposure of the real face of Indian democracy’, I am writing to express my thanks to the CGPI for its bold and categorical stand on the matter. Written in the wake of the 'all-party’ delegation’s visit to Srinagar to supposedly appraise itself of the situation, the article captured in no uncertain terms that the mask of Indian democracy has been torn apart by the thousands of brave men, women and children who have come out into the streets to express their anger against continuous and increased repression under the hands of the state.
I am very thankful to you for the important, deeply researched and informative article entitled "The struggle against fascism and imperialism – an integral part of the proletarian revolution'' in the August 1-15, 2010 issue of MEL.
I am writing to thank you for publishing the article entitled ``Independence without social revolution has only benefited the capitalist minority'' in the August 1-15, 2010 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar.
Dear Sir, I am writing to support the call given in the article of the July 16-31, 2010 issue of PV entitled "The people of India are demanding - "take measures to control prices, or quit!"''. I would also like to join the CGPI in extending its congratulations to the people of India for carrying out the successful Bharat Bandh on July 5, 2010.
Sir, I am writing to thank you for the timely and educative article entitled `UPA Government and the Working Class: Attacking workers in the name of "aam aadmi"' published in theJune 16-30, 2010 issue of People's Voice.
Sir, The demands of the Central and Western Railway motormen are totally just. It is the worst kind of exploitation to keep workers on contract when they have been working continuously for over 20 years. It is indeed a strange principle that is applied in our country. Those in the highest positions are not at all accountable, they are paid the highest salaries and are afforded all kinds of perquisites, and they are permanent employees! On the other hand, workers at the lowest rung who are paid an apology of a wage have the sword of contractual employment forever hanging over their heads - this is the worst kind of exploitation.
Sir, I am writing to express my support to the workers of Air India in their struggle against the dictatorial management authorities as well as the Minister for Civil Aviation, towards redressal of their genuine grievances. I fully endorse the demand raised by CGPI that the termination and suspension of Air India Union activists be immediately revoked. The attacks on the unions of workers in terms of “derecognition” and sealing of offices must be immediately ended.
Sir,Operation Blue Star was the opening of the flood gates to a massive onslaught that would be launched against Sikhs in the coming months and years, which would tear asunder the struggles of the peasantry and the common working people. The use of massive violence then paved the path to the dovetailing of the people of India into the agenda of the bourgeoisie.
Mazdoor Ekta Lehar strongly condemns the brutal attack by the police and paramilitary forces, in an attempt to crush the resistance of the people in Jagatsinghpur and Jajpur districts of Orissa, against the forcible take-over of their land for setting up a steel plant by POSCO.
Sir, I am writing to thank the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India for its very pointed and principled statement entitled ``Government sneaks in privatisation in the name of disinvestment: Working class must oppose privatization in all its forms.’’
Sir, I would like to join the CC of the CGPI in extending warm greetings to the working class on May Day 2010 and would like to second its call in its statement entitled “Employment, food, shelter; education, health care; water and electricity are our Rights!’’
When the vast sections of our country are seriously impacted by the ruthless price rise and its consequences, our government in its recent budget has not shown any kind of sympathy or concern to their plight. This whole budget has been oriented towards facilitating further maximizing profits for the capitalists.
Sir, I am very grateful to the CGPI for publishing highly informative and timely article entitled ``Rapid militarisation to stake claim as a world class imperialist power’’ in the February 1-15, 2010 issue of PV. There are many important and interesting points that have been emphasized in this article.
Sir, I would like to join the CGPI in its solemn observation of the tenth anniversary of the Modern Foods struggle and express my thanks for posting an article on the subject in the Feb. 16-28, 2010 issue of PV. There are events of this kind that need to be remembered as they represent milestones in the class struggle that is being waged in the country.
The statement of the CC of the CGPI dated January 10, 2010 entitled `Too long have we suffered this colonial style Republic! Working class must reconstitute the Indian Union! ' is an important contribution in the highest tradition of Marxism-Leninism.
The statement on the current geo-political development following the Mumbai attacks should serve as an eye-opener to all those who have any illusions about the aims of the US imperialists and their collaborators in south Asia.
The all India general strike has been called to resolutely oppose the course of enriching the capitalist minority by impoverishing the toiling majority. It has been called to assert the rights that belong to workers, peasants and other toiling people who create the wealth of India.
Parties of the capitalist class claim that there is no alternative to the program of globalisation,liberalisation and privatisation. The truth is that there IS an alternative.The alternative is to reorient the economy to fulfil people’s needs instead of fulfilling capitalist greed. This is the program for the Navnirman of India.
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.
Unite around the program to reconstitute the Indian Republic and reorient the economy to ensure prosperity and protection for all!
There is growing realisation among workers, peasants and other self-employed people that the program of liberalisation and privatisation only serves to enrich an exploiting minority at their expense. Mass resistance is growing to this anti-worker, anti-peasant and anti-national program.