Two months after the nightmarish attack by the police forces of the state, on the students of Jamia Millia Islamia University, the students of JMI together with activists of various political parties, human rights organisations and groups of concerned citizens, organized a solemn meeting at the university gate.
The protests against the CAA is carrying on unabated in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh and several other locations despite the horror of the four days of brutality on the people of Jaffrabad and other areas of north east Delhi.
Left and Communist Parties organised a rally from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar in the country’s capital city of Delhi on 18th February to protest against the Union Budget 2020. CPI, CPM, CPI(M-L), All India Forward Block, RSP and Communist Ghadar Party of India organised this rally under the banner “Mass Protest Against the Anti-people Budget”.
On 9th of February, around a hundred delegates from all over India representing the three Petroleum and Gas Workers Federations assembled at Kochi for a delegates’ conference. This Conference was the fourth conference in a row to oppose privatisation of BPCL after the earlier conferences in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.
State government employees organisations, under the banner of the Akhil Rajasthan Karamchari Samyukt Mahasangh, organised protest meetings all across the state on 27th February at the offices of the district authorities
Mazdoor Ekta Lehar (MEL) talked to Dr. Rachna who is a post-graduate guest teacher in the National Capital Region of Delhi (Delhi-NCR) and who has been leading the struggle of guest teachers in this region. We are presenting below a highlight of the discussion.
Under the leadership of the All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA), thousands of engine drivers marched from Ambedkar Bhavan to Jantar Mantar in Delhi on 19th February 2020. Many engine drivers had come with their families
Under the banner of Bihar Rajya Sikshak Sangharsh Samanvaya Samiti (BRSSSS - Bihar State Teachers' Struggle Coordination Committee), 3,75,000 contract teachers in Bihar are on strike from 17th February 2020.
The All India Primary Teachers Federation (AIPTF) and its Delhi branch, the Akhil Delhi Prathmik Shikshak Sangh (ADPSS) held a protest dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on February 21, 2020, to highlight their demands and pledge to continue the struggle
The Jan Sangharsh Manch, Haryana held a demonstration to oppose the hefty hike in cooking gas prices in front of the office of the District Collector of Kurukshetra, Haryana. Through the Deputy Collector a petition for the Prime Minister was submitted to the the DRO of Kurukshetra.
Applicants who had applied for jobs in the Indian Railway against one lakh openings sat on a dharna in Jantar Mantar in New Delhi from
2nd March 2020. They are demanding that recruitment process should be commenced immediately. In this context, they submitted a petition to the Rail Minister, Piyush Goel.
Onward with the struggle to bring decision-making power into the people’s hands!
The Constitution empowers the Party with majority support in the Central Parliament to impose its will on all. Even if lakhs and lakhs of people are opposed to a law passed by Parliament, they cannot do anything about it. The Central government can invoke provisions in the Constitution to impose a legislation even if numerous state governments and crores of people are opposed to it.
On 24th January 2020, in a sudden move, the Central Government instructed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over investigation into the Bhima Koregaon case from the Maharashtra police. The decision to do so was taken without even informing the Maharashtra government, let alone consulting it.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget for 2020-21 on 1st February in the backdrop of a sharp slowdown in the economy. The slowdown was caused by the fall in purchasing power of working people and peasants year after year due to pursuit of capitalist policies.
A study of the budget documents reveals how anti-people is the taxation system in the country and even more anti-people is the way it is spent. Every service given by the government to people comes out of taxes paid by people. People pay tax every time they purchase a product or service. This indirect tax is built into the price paid.