Nov 1-15 2019

The genocide of Sikhs must not be forgotten or forgiven

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 21st October, 2019

This 1st of November is the 35th anniversary of the massacre of people of the Sikh faith, carried out following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.  Tens of thousands of Sikhs were murdered and raped in Delhi, Kanpur, Bokaro and other places.

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The martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh call on us to carry out the Navnirman of India!

Jallianwala Bagh 1919

The Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Committee has dedicated the 28th Ghadari Mela to the memory of the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which took place on 13th April 1919. We publish below the message of Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of CGPI, on this occasion.

Just like the colonial state, the Indian state defends the interests of the Indian and foreign exploiters and oppressors. People are attacked for their political and religious beliefs. The entire arsenal through which the colonialists ruled over our people has been further developed and perfected.


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Interview with Comrade Sebastin, General Secretary, BSNL Executives’ Association

Oppose the government’s plan to privatise BSNL

The government has been doing a lot of propaganda to justify the privatisation of the public sector telecom service provider, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and to hand over the huge assets of this state-owned company to the big monopoly corporate houses at throw-away prices. Employees of BSNL are in struggle, to oppose this move. MEL spoke to Comrade Sebastin, General Secretary of the BSNL Executives’ Association. He explained in detail about the history of the company, the subsequent developments in the telecom sector in our country and the current moves towards privatisation of BSNL.

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Joint protest demonstration against the economic crisis by communist parties and left organisations

Economic crisis

CPI, CPI(M), CGPI, CPI(M-L) Liberation, Revolutionary Socialist Party and Forward Bloc carried out a joint protest demonstration against the economic crisis on 16th October 2019 at the Parliament in New Delhi. Hundreds of workers, youth and women marched towards the Parliament from Jantar Mantar-Jaisingh Road chowk under the banner “Stop shifting the burden of the economic crisis on the people!” The demonstrators held a public meeting at the Parliament Road police station where they were stopped from going ahead.

 

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Is reduction in ESIC contributions in the interest of workers?

Government has amended the ESIC Rules and has notified reduced rates of ESI Contribution applicable for employers (reduced from 4.75% to 3.25%) and for Employees (reduced from 1.75% to 0.75%), with effect from 1 July 2019. Government has justified this amendment saying that this will increase take home salary of employees, reduce the financial liability of establishments and boost further enrolment of employers and workers in ESI scheme.

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Rail workers in Mumbai oppose privatisation and NPS

Rail workers

On 18th October 2019, hundreds of rail workers in Mumbai protested against the privatisation moves of the Railway Ministry as well as against the anti-worker New Pension Scheme (NPS).

The protest was organised by All India Rail Track Maintainers Union (AIRTU), Indian Railway Signal and Telecom Maintainers Union (IRSTMU), Western Railway Employees Movement for Old Pension Scheme (WREMOPS) and Rail Mazdoor Union (RMU).

 

 

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Telangana road transport workers continue their strike

Telangana transport 

workers get head shaved 

in protest

Close to 50,000 employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) workers struck work on 5th October 2019. On October 21, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) that is leading the protests called for a ‘Sakala Janula Samara Bheri’, a public gathering with lakhs of people, to be held in Hyderabad on October 30.


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PMC Bank scam: Capitalists and bank officials collude to loot people's money

pmc_depositors_demonstration

On 26 Sep 2019, due to irregularities observed in bank accounts the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) suspended the Managing Director and the Board of Directors of the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, having its headquarter in Mumbai. It appointed an ex-RBI officer as the administrator and barred the bank from renewing or granting any loans or making investments without prior approval of the RBI. Depositors were informed that they can only withdraw a maximum of 1000 rupees from their accounts over the next six months. This shocked and angered more than 900,000 depositors of the Bank whose savings were now stuck in it.

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Appointment of Delhi municipal school teachers cancelled

Teachers protest in New Delhi

The appointments of 3,778 primary school teachers of the three municipal corporations of Delhi – north, south and east – were summarily cancelled by an order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), on October 14, 2019. ... The teachers, who had been appointed to teach in over 1,600 schools of the three municipal corporations, spread across the city, were given their appointment letters recently and were expected to join for work on Oct 15.

 

 

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PARTY DOCUMENTS

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Parties of the capitalist class claim that there is no
alternative to the program of globalisation,liberalisation
and privatisation. The truth is thatthere 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.

Click on the thumbnail of the election manifesto of a CGPI
supported candidate for Lok Sabha to download the PDF.

 

5th Congress DocumentThe 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.

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Click to Download PDFThe 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.

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These Elections are a FarceInterview 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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Manifesto 2014Unite around the program to reconstitute the Indian Republic and reorient the economy to ensure prosperity and protection for all!

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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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