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.
The article starts out with the truism that it is the workers, peasants and revolutionary intelligentsia that fought and shed blood for the liberation of India, and that the reins of political power did not pass into their hands. But rather that in the aftermath of a bloody holocaust and partition, it passed into the hands of the reactionary bourgeoisie of the two states, India and Pakistan. Indeed, it is a fact that the same colonial Institutions of armed forces, Civil Services and Judiciary that are used to defend the rule of the bourgeoisie.
The article makes the important theoretical point that the Indian state today is being integrated on an accelerating basis into the world imperialist system, through the reorientation of the economy. India today presents an awful spectacle with an enormous malnourished and deprived population suffering a society that is not fit for human beings. Indeed, the bourgeoisie on the other hand, is a parasitic class that is only concerned with its own self-promotion and its profits. The vast polarization of the society that is based on the capitalist system is causing a near breakdown of society that has come into being over millennia.
The propaganda of the bourgeoisie wants the people of India to rejoice in this growth pattern, and also of the various nationalities that constitute it. However, the vision of the bourgeoisie has given rise to irreconcilable contradictions that imperil everyone in the country. It is a fact that deep in the hearts of the people of India is the revolutionary zeal to become masters of their own destiny. I would like to thank the CGPI for rededicating itself to the goal of an India where the toiling people are its masters. I look forward to the day that will dawn on the country through the organization of the working class, peasantry and revolutionary intelligentsia when that power shall pass into their hands.
Sincerely, A. Narayan