Campaign for right to housing of textile workers

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Textiles workers' rally in Mumbai

Textile workers and their families in Mumbai took out a massive rally in support of their right to housing and rehabilitation. Nearly 4000 workers participated in the rally. According to the decision of the Maharashtra government, only 17,000 mill workers and their families out of the total 1,71,000 mill workers and their families would be provided with houses. This means that the question of when and where they would be provided with housing remains a festering question that plagues the remaining 90 percent of workers and their families. Not a single building for their housing has been constructed during the rule of the BJP-Shiv Sena government. The government tried to fool the mill workers by introducing a lottery scheme. The workers and their families would have to wait for years under this scheme. In response to this, the mill workers and their families are demanding that the government should either give them a title that establishes their right to housing or allocate land for constructing a house. 25000 workers have come together to form the Housing Construction Cooperative and demanded of the Chief Minister that land be given to this Cooperative.

More than two lakh workers were rendered jobless with the closure of the textile mills by their owners who also usurped the land that they had been leased out to run the mills. The government got only a small fraction of the land for applying for public purpose. This should have been applied to construction of houses for the families of mill workers who had been rendered homeless.

Previously, the government had opened up thousands of acres of salt pan lands for housing. The housing issue of the mill workers would have been resolved if about three hundred acres of this land had been used to construct homes instead of gifting this land to the builders. Mill workers and their families have been building up the campaign for right to housing across several villages of Maharashtra to keep the pressure on the government.

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Mar 16-31 2019    Struggle for Rights    Rights     2019   

PARTY DOCUMENTS

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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