No to the criminalisation of dissent

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. Many lessons can be learnt from the issues that this statement addresses, and it is also an opportunity to learn about the machinations of the ruling classes and how they pursue the time tested principle of divide and rule. The matter at hand has been cast in terms of the ruling class allegedly being `pro-national', while a bulk of those who do not agree with the activities of the ruling classes are portrayed as `anti-national'. The circumstances are those that surround the harassment and the subsequent tragic suicide of Mr. Rohit Vemula in the University of Hyderabad, and the persecution of eight students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who have been booked for 'sedition'. What the ruling circles have achieved is a thorough polarization of the atmosphere, and have created such an atmosphere of hate and poison that it is not possible to have any rational debate around any subject at this time. Whether or not there is a conscious conspiracy, although most evidence points to one, the media have been a hand maiden to the Government and Home Ministry and have served to vitiate the environment. That the media have actually doctored videos and have besmirched the reputation of several young people, and have even endangered their lives points to the fact that they have the tacit and implicit support of the Government and the State to carry out these nefarious activities. However, there is a dialectical opposite to every act, and what these events have led to is a heightened consciousness of the activities of the Government and their undemocratic nature as well as their mendacity, and has willy-nilly brought into focus the issue of the exercise of state power, of the nature of the laws that prevail in the land, of the arbitrary nature of state power, of the question of oppressed nations, none of which were bargained for my the Government. Let this be a time when we can carry forward the debate, and demonstrate clearly that the anger of the people is really against the ruling circles, their hated power, their thoroughly reactionary and anti-people policies, their being the hand maiden of the biggest and richest monopolies in the country. Let us show that there is an organic relationship between their unfair rule and their organizing of the most vicious and anti-people activities, including pogroms carried out in the past by other Governments, when they themselves were in power in states, to name a few. That said, let us recognize who are the forces that genuinely care of the well-being of the people in the vast land that is today's India. Let us discuss all their problems with open minds, and carry forward the mission of democratic renewal. Sincerely, A. Narayan, Bangalore


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Mar 16-31 2016    Letters to Editor   

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Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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History of Ghadar PartyA Presentation of Communist Ghadar Party of India

100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.

The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.

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Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012

Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country. The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters. It is between the majority whose labour expands wealth and the minority who enjoy the fruits of wealth creation on the basis of their private property and positions of power.

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Call to the Working ClassDefeat the program of privatisation and liberalisation!

Fight with the aim of establishing workers’ and peasants’ rule!

Call of the Central Committee, Communist Ghadar Party, 23 February, 2012

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Necessity for the working class to take political powerThe initiating speech, at the working class conference on the Way Forward held on 23-24 December 2011, was made by comrade Lal Singh, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India. The document entitled the necessity for the working class to take political power has been edited based on the discussion in the conference and is being published according to the decision the Central Committee.

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Power to DecideVoice of the Communist Ghadar Party of India on the Power to Decide

This publication contains three statements issued by the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party on 1st, 18th & 28th Aug, 2011.

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