Condemn the brutal state organized attack on JNU students!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, January 6, 2020

The Communist Ghadar Party condemns the murderous attack on students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University on the evening of January 5. Goons armed with iron rods and lathis, their faces masked, entered the campus and unleashed savage violence and mayhem. Over 20 students and teachers, including both women and men, have suffered grievous injuries in this pre-planned, state organised attack. 


BSNL workers protest countrywide

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) employees protested across the country on 26th June 2020 under the banner of the BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU).

They demanded that the government should take immediate steps to revive the corporation. This included rolling out of 4G services and implementation of the revival package. This package of Rs.69,000 crore was announced by the government in November 2019, in response to continuous struggles by the employees.


Terrible conditions of health care:

Services are denied to people in dire need

The Corona virus pandemic raging over the past three months has revealed the abysmal condition of our health care system. In the top metros of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and other cities, chronically ill people, pregnant women and Covid affected who are seeking admission in hospitals are being turned away. These people, in dire need of hospitalisation, are then forced to run desperately from one hospital to yet another and to yet another! Several of them have died in the ambulance or at home or in the hospital bed that they finally manage to get.


Sathankulam custodial deaths:

Another grotesque exposure of the repressive police system of the Indian State

The people of Tamilnadu and the rest of India have been shocked by the horrendous custodial murder of father and son, Mr. Jayaraj (59) and Mr. Immanuel Bennicks (31), who were residents of Sathankulam town panchayat in Thoothukudi district. The brutality of the torture and the impunity with which the police higher ups are trying to cover up the murder has met with tremendous opposition by people all across the country.


Lessons from the National Emergency declared 45 years ago:

The “democratic” Indian Republic is a tool of Monopoly Capitalist Dictate

Aim of declaring Emergency was to crush the struggles of working people

It exposed that political power is concentrated in very few hands

On 25th June, 1975, the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi advised President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed to declare a state of Emergency, by invoking Article 352 of the Constitution.  The threat of internal disturbances was cited as justification. At one stroke, people were deprived of all the fundamental rights listed in the Constitution, including the right to free speech and assembly.  The state of Emergency lasted for a year and nine months, ending on 21st March, 1977.


From our readers:  Lockdown and job losses

I am writing in response to the article entitled `The lockdown has created a massive crisis of jobs and livelihood' carried in the July 1-15, 2020 web-edition of MEL.  It is an important article as it educates the rank and file of the party, as well as the working class and all those in the revolutionary camp on the devastating impact of the lockdown.  It is worth recalling the main points of the article in bullet form as under:

The lockdown has created a massive crisis of jobs and livelihood

Rate of_Unemployment_web

Since the countrywide lockdown began on 25th March 2020, a massive number of workers have lost their jobs. This includes workers of large scale industries and services, and workers in small manufacturing companies, shops, and in numerous small scale services. Wages have not been paid to a large number of workers for April and May and even for the period of March during which they had worked.


From our readers: Relentless protests against US State organized racist killing

The article on George Floyd’s murder and the ensuing protests across the United States and the world titled “Brutal killing of African American in USA” highlights the importance of people’s unity against oppression. Racism in the United States is far from eliminated and instead it is kept alive even in the 21st century as a means to divide the people. Black people suffer daily discrimination and pain in a thousand different ways since they are born and live in constant fear of arbitrarily being murdered by the state simply for the colour of their skin.

We deeply mourn the passing away of Justice Hosbet Suresh


Justice Hosbet Suresh, a fearless champion of human and democratic rights, breathed his last on June 11, 2020. The Communist Ghadar Party of India deeply mourns the loss of this indefatigable fighter for the rights of the people and for their empowerment.


Ordinances to liberalise agricultural produce marketing:

Establishing domination of trading monopolies over farmers and their produce

On 5th June 2020, the President of India promulgated the two ordinances passed by the Union Cabinet two days earlier - 'The Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020' and ‘The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020’. The Union Cabinet had also approved an amendment to the Essential Commodities Act (ECA) on 3rd June.


Farmers and agricultural workers oppose ordinances in favour of big corporates


Farmers and their organisations across the country have strongly opposed the two ordinances on agriculture promulgated by the government. They have also opposed the amendment to the Essential Commodities Act.


University teachers and students oppose MHRD decision to conduct on-line examinations

Teachers and students of universities across the country are opposing the decision of the central government’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to conduct on-line examinations for students at the end of the academic year 2019-2020. Many of the country’s top universities have announced such a decision. Several protests have been held in the past few weeks during the COVID-19 lockdown, with teachers and students demonstrating in different parts of the country, holding banners and placards.

Mounting US attacks on China

A policy in service of the predatory interests of US imperialism

In the last few weeks, hardly a day has gone by when the US has not launched an attack on China on some front or the other. The targeted pressure against China began about four years ago, while two years ago the US launched an all-out trade war against China, its major trading partner. Now, in the conditions of the global coronavirus pandemic, the pace and virulence of these attacks has escalated sharply.


More and More Track Maintainers are falling victim to Corona!

Rail Authorities must take the necessary preventive steps and protect the track maintainers!

Statement of All India Guards Council (AIGC), All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA), All India Station Masters Association (AISMA), All India Traffic Controllers Association (AITCA), All India Rail Track Maintainers Union (AIRTU), All India Railway Employees Confederation (AIREC) - Western Railway, Central Railway Track Maintainers Union (CRTU), Indian Railway Signal and Telecom Maintainers Association (IRS&TMA) and Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC).


On the 36th Anniversary of Operation Blue Star:

Lessons from the army assault on the Golden Temple

It was a terrorist act by the State aimed at humiliating the people of Sikh faith

Official propaganda presents it as an anti-terror operation

State terrorism and religious persecution continue to plague us today

Victims continue to be blamed – Truth continues to be turned on its head

6th June 2020 marks the 36th anniversary of one of the most heinous acts of the Indian state. On this day in 1984, the Indian Army launched the "final assault" on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, in the name of “flushing out Sikh terrorists”.


Struggles in defence of rights

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  • Fee hike in medical colleges opposed
  • Protest of NFL workers
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    Public hospitals are bearing the burden but government policy is oriented towards private hospitals and insurance companies

    The present crisis has exposed the gross inadequacy of the public health system

    It has exposed private hospitals as useless in the struggle against this virus

    Yet the government pursues privatisation instead of investing in public health care


    Recommendations of the Joint Covid-19 Task Force

    The Joint COVID-19 Task Force, consisting of experts of the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA), the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) & the Indian Association of Epidemiologists (IAE), issued a second statement on the Covid-19 pandemic in India, on May 25, 2020.

    MEL is reproducing the statement in PDF format.

    Download PDF Joint-Statement-of-IPHA-IAPSM-and-IAE


    IL&FS scam - Collusion at the highest levels

    Two years after Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) collapsed, the Bombay High Court passed an order on 21 April 2020 dismissing the Union Government’s ban on the auditors of the company – Deloitte Haskins & Sells and BSR & Associates (a KPMG affiliate). The auditors had been charged with collaborating with the management of the company to conceal facts and fraudulently falsifying the books of accounts and financial statements from the financial years 2014-2018.

    Brutal killing of African American in USA:

    Protests spread across the US, Europe and Asia

    Protesters rally on Foley Square of lower Mahattan in New York,

    Following the brutal killing of an African American by the police in Minneapolis, USA, widespread protests have been continuing since the last week of May in Minneapolis and other cities of the USA. Protests have been reported in over 150 cities of the US in the first week of June, including New York, Albuquerque, Denver, Chicago, Louisville, Los Angeles, and Oakland.


    Widespread opposition in Britain to government’s loosening of lockdown

    On June 10, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the loosening of coronavirus lockdown despite large scale opposition from four biggest trade unions and many local authorities. The first ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have refused to implement the new policy. The government has changed its slogan from “Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save lives” to “Stay Alert, Defeat Coronavirus and Save Lives”.

    From our readers: US imperialist interference in our region poses a grave danger

    I wish to write a few lines about the article, “Resolutely oppose US interference” that appeared in the June 1, 2020 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar. This article is very appropriate, right and timely. It explains very well how US imperialism has destroyed many countries for its narrow self-interest and for that it has used diverse means such as regime change, ”pro-democracy” movements, false promises of people’s freedom, and so on.

    From our readers: “Increasing monopoly capitalist loot in the name of boosting peasant incomes”

    Being connected to farming closely, I have seen how the conditions of farmers have been going from bad to worse year after year for many decades. The simple and rightful demand of farmers of MSP for crop procurement to be fixed at 1.5 times of total production cost, has been ignored by every successive government. Now the government wants to scrap the Mandi act and leave farmers at the mercy of big retail companies.

    Nurses and doctors in Mumbai demand better facilities

    In the last two months more than 200 healthcare workers in Mumbai have been infected by the Covid-19 virus due to inadequate personal protection equipment. Both doctors and nurses have been working for weeks together without any break due to increasing number of infections. Yet, they are not provided proper food and water. There has been no improvement in their condition despite a number of representations.


    Doctors in KEM Hospital, Mumbai highlight inhuman working conditions in treating Covid-19 patients

    Nurses at Mumbai's civic-run KEM Hospital protested demanding a separate ward for colleagues infected by the Covid-19

    The Resident Doctors’ Association of King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital in Mumbai has highlighted the inhuman conditions in which the doctors treating Covid-19 patients are compelled to work, in an open letter to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.


    US vetoes UN Security Council resolutions:

    US once more reveals its reactionary warmongering nature

    Following the failed US imperialist plot to invade Venezuela and to capture or assassinate its President Nicolas Maduro in early May, a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council was convened on May 20th to discuss this blatant attack on Venezuela’s sovereignty.  Venezuela’s Permanent Representative to the UN placed clear facts and arguments before the assembly to show how the outrageous plot was in violation of several resolutions of the UNSC and deserved to be condemned as such.


    Widespread protests in USA over brutal police killing in Minneapolis


    Protests continue to rage for the fourth day in Minneapolis and other cities of the USA including New York, Albuquerque, Denver, Chicago, Louisville, Los Angeles, and Oakland, following the brutal killing of a black man on May 25, 2020. People all across the USA are very angry with the brutal killing of a black man in police custody and are not only demanding justice for him, but an end to all such acts of police brutality for which the police forces across the USA are notorious.


    US president Trump offers to “mediate” between India and China:

    Resolutely oppose US interference

    On May 27, US President Trump publicly declared: “We have informed both India and China that the US is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute”.

    The declaration of the US President signals the intent of the US to try to utilize the ongoing border clashes between India and China to advance its own interests in this region. This poses great danger to both India and China, and to peace in Asia. It must be resolutely opposed by the people of India, China, and all other countries of this region.


    Iranian oil reaches Venezuela:

    An important example of resistance to US imperialist pressure and blackmail

    On May 24, an Iranian oil tanker sailed into Venezuelan waters, escorted by Venezuelan naval ships.  It was carrying 1.5 million barrels of oil for Venezuela’s oil refineries.  Four more oil tankers from Iran are scheduled to arrive there soon.


    From our readers: A 30-hour journey that took 90 hours – thanks to the Indian Railways and state!

    Lakhs of people had hit the streets. The lack of money and jobs had forced them to set out on foot. On the borders of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh there was a traffic jam of fifty kilometres in which there were trucks carrying only labourers and their families. There were a large number of workers’ families who had still stayed behind patiently, their hopes on the Indian Railways.

    Health workers at risk agitate for safe working conditions


    Workers of KEM Hospital, Mumbai held a protest dharna at the hospital premises on May 26, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They were protesting against the death of a fellow worker two days ago, due to callousness of the hospital authorities.


    Workers around the world fight for their rights during the Covid-19 Lockdown


    Doctors and nurses staged a silent but powerful protest on May 17, against the decree of the Belgian government to use untrained nursing staff in health care services. 

    During a visit of the Belgian Prime Minister Ms Sophie Wilmès to the Saint Peter hospital in Brussels, doctors and nurses lined up in rows on either side of the hospital entrance and each of them turned their back on her as her car approached the hospital entrance. This silent but very forceful protest has been widely publicised.


    Package for industries and businesses:

    Acceleration of Privatisation and Concentration of Capital

    Prime Minister Modi, while announcing a Rs. 20 crore package on 12th May, gave a call for “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” or Self-Reliant India Movement. By the time all the details of the package were announced, the actual meaning of this slogan became clear.  It means that workers, peasants and small enterprises must fend for themselves, without expecting any help from the Central Government, which will only take care of big business interests, Indian and foreign.


    Workers across the country oppose attacks on their rights

    Defence Employees Against Corporatisation

    Workers from different sectors all over the country have organised dharnas, demonstrations and other protest actions, to express their strong opposition to the pro-capitalist amendments in labour laws and the all-sided attacks on the rights of the working class, that the government is trying to implement, using the pretext of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.


    From our readers: In support of the protest

    I am writing in response to the article entitled `Central Trade Unions to Fight Back Attempts of Draconian Changes in Labour Laws' carried in the June 1-15, 2020 section of the MEL.  I am delighted to know that there will be a nationwide protest on 22nd May 2020 and that there has been a joint press statement by the Central Trade Unions dated 15th May 2020.  I would like to summarize the grim situation as follows:

    Doctors and health workers protest government’s changed quarantine guidelines

    On May 22, doctors and health workers treating COVID-19 patients across the country protested against the revised quarantine guidelines issued by the Centre and the health departments of some states. It may be recalled that on May 15, the health ministry changed the quarantine rules for healthcare workers working in hospitals treating COVID-19 patients, to state that the health workers should be quarantined only in case of “high risk exposure” or if a worker reported symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. According to the old guidelines, all workers were advised a 14-day quarantine after 14 days’ COVID-19 duty.

    Health and sanitation workers in Amaravati protest non-payment of wages for past 4 months

    Sanitation workers in Amaravati

    Nearly 550 health and sanitation workers employed on contract by the APCRDA (AP Capital Region Development Authority) in the Amaravati capital region of Andhra Pradesh held protest demonstrations on May 22. They are demanding payment of wages due to them for the last 4 months.


    Increasing monopoly capitalist loot in the name of boosting peasant incomes

    On 15th May, Finance Minister Sitharaman announced a “Rupees 1,50,000 crore package” and various policy changes in the name of helping agricultural growth.  Prime Minister Modi claimed that it would boost the incomes of peasants.  A close examination of these measures shows that they do not address the dire need of peasants for immediate relief at this time.  On the contrary, the financial package and the policy reforms are both aimed at expanding the space for capitalist companies to increase their loot of the peasants. 

    Let us resolutely and unitedly fight back the onslaught on our rights!

    Call of the Mazdoor Ekta Committee, May 18, 2020

    Comrade workers,

    The capitalist class is using the state of emergency declared by the Central government in the name of the Coronavirus pandemic to unleash an unprecedented onslaught on our rights.

    India is confronted with a disaster of massive proportions. Crores of workers have lost their jobs, their source of livelihood as a result of the declaration of country wide lockdown which is about to complete two months. Crores of hungry, unemployed workers, deprived of a roof over their heads, are marching towards their villages thousands of miles away, through fields, forests, rail tracks and highways. Hundreds of men, women and children have died on the way, as a result of hunger, exhaustion or in accidents.


    Central Trade Unions to Fight Back Attempts of Draconian Changes in Labour Laws

    Nationwide Protest on 22nd May 2020

    Joint Press Statement by Central Trade Unions released on 15th May 2020

    The joint platform of Central Trade Unions in their meeting held on 14th May 2020 took note of the critical situation for the working people in the country during the Lock down period and decided to enhance united actions to meet the challenge. 


    In the midst of the Lockdown:

    Workers across the country resist attacks on their livelihood and rights

    On May 12 the UP government announced its decision to abolish various allowances to the state government employees, as part of its “austerity measures” during the coronavirus pandemic.

    According to the government order, which is likely to affect nearly 1.6 million state government employees, at least 6 allowances including city compensation allowance, various special allowances to secretariat staff and police personnel, allowances for junior engineers and public works personnel, allowances to employees of the irrigation department, will be abolished from this month. As part of the austerity drive, the UP government had decided just last month to suspend any increase in dearness allowance to state employees for a period of one and a half years.


    Workers struggles worldwide continue during the pandemic


    The ongoing pandemic worldwide has created more difficult situations for the working people. The capitalists are trying to ensure that their profits can remain intact by pushing the burden of the health crisis too on to the backs of the workers. Workers are fighting for their rights, for the right to a life of dignity, for their right to livelihoods, for their right to safe working conditions during the ongoing health emergency. We bring you a report of some of the valiant struggles waged by workers in recent weeks.


    From our readers: Roti Bank

    Almost 75 years have passed since the country became free. The era of zamindars and sahukars ended and the number of banks and their business increased a lot. However they had only one aim, to make maximum profit. After independence the drive to exploit the poor victims remained intact and in fact strengthened; the methods naturally changed.

    Peasants express their anger at the lack of timely procurement

    In many states across the country, including Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, and Punjab, peasants have poured thousands of litres of milk and dumped rotting fruits and vegetables on the roads.  This goes against the traditional conviction that “Kisan apne liye paida nahin karta aur apna paida kiya kabhi nasht nahin karta” (peasants do not produce for themselves nor ever destroy what they have produced).  It shows their heightened anger at the central and state governments for not organising timely procurement of their produce during the Covid-19 lockdown.

     Workers killed on their way home:

    Inhuman System and Insensitive State

    Early in the morning of 16th May, at least 24 workers were killed and several others severely injured when the trucks in which they were traveling collided in the Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh, about 200 km from Lucknow. This is the latest in a series of accidents in which workers have been killed while desperately trying to reach their homes.  


    From our readers: Times are calling for a transition

    I thank you for carrying the article entitled `On the Occasion of the 202nd Birth Anniversary of Karl Marx' which fell on May 5, 2020. The article carries the byline `Times are calling for the transition from capitalism to socialism'.  Indeed, nothing could be closer to the truth, as the working class world over is groaning under the weight of a continuous economic crises as well as the lockdown imposed by capitalist governments in response to the Covid-19 onslaught.

    On the 163rd Anniversary of the Ghadar of 1857:

    Onward with the struggle of the People to become the Master of India!

    “Hum hain iske malik!  Hindustan Humara!”,  [India belongs to us; We are her master!]

    With this slogan reverberating in their hearts and minds, rebellious Indian soldiers in the British colonial army stationed at Meerut arrived in Delhi on 10th May, 1857. That was the signal for revolts against the rule of the British all over the subcontinent.


    On the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany:

    The lessons of history must not be forgotten


    On 9th May, 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered, marking the end of the war in Europe. Earlier, in the final large scale military operation in Europe in the Second World War, known as the Battle of Berlin, over 15 lakh soldiers of the Red Army defeated the remnants of Hitler’s Army, entered Germany’s capital Berlin and hoisted the red flag on the Reichstag on 2nd May. The war ended with the subsequent surrender of Japan on 15th August that year.


    Gas leak in Vishakhapatnam plant kills a dozen people


    A major gas leak took place in a Vishakhapatnam chemical plant in Andhra Pradesh. It is reported that Styrene gas leaked out of from LG Polymers India plant in Venkatapuram area of the city late night at 3 AM on 7th May 2020, when people were still in the middle of their sleep. At least 12 people are known to have died directly due to gas exposure. It is estimated that some 5000 people became sick due to exposure to the gas. Between 500 and 800 had to be hospitalized.


    From our readers:​​​​​​​ My Experience of the cruel state

    The lockdown immediately rendered jobless workers like us who work in the construction sector and are based in Navi Mumbai, Panvel and Badlapur, adjoining Mumbai in Maharashtra. Many people working on the aluminium windows in the buildings of construction projects stay in Badlapur and Panvel. As the lockwon-2 was drawing to a close we realised that it would be extended and we had no alternative but to decide to return to our villages. As this is the season for reaping the harvest, we workers had already emptied our pockets by sending money home.

    From our readers: Resist the laws allowing 12-hour day

    I am writing in response to the article entitled `Condemn laws allowing 12-hour shift' carried on the web-site of the CGPI which has been posted in May 2020.  I would like to join you in the protest against this barbaric act by the various governments against the length and breadth of the country. It is obvious that the capitalists have capitalized on the crisis situation prevailing in the country due to the Covid-19 related lockdown that started in the month of March 2020. As it is the working people are reeling under the shock of the lockdown and now this.

    On the Occasion of the 202nd Birth Anniversary of Karl Marx:

    Times are calling for the transition from capitalism to socialism


    “Let the ruling classes tremble at a communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.  Workers of all countries, Unite!”  These legendary words of the Communist Manifesto reverberated throughout the world on 5th May, the birth anniversary of Karl Marx.  They are touching a chord among the millions of proletarians whose anger against the ruling bourgeoisie is reaching a peak at this time.


    Statement of Mazdoor Ekta Committee, 10th May 2020

    Resolutely combat the plans of the bourgeoisie to intensify the exploitation of workers using the Coronavirus pandemic as an excuse!

    Unite to establish a society that will guarantee the well-being of workers!

    India’s biggest capitalists are announcing several plans to intensify the exploitation of workers in the coming days even as the country is going through the Coronavirus pandemic.

    In the name of “overcoming the economic crisis arising out of the pandemic” the central government and various state governments – Punjab, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and others – have suspended the existing labour laws for the next three years and have announced many exemptions to the capitalists with the intent of intensifying the exploitation of the workers.


    Condemn laws allowing 12-hour shift

    The capitalist class has launched a massive onslaught on the rights of workers of our country. In the conditions of the declaration of a health emergency accompanied by a country wide lock down, it is ramrodding one anti worker measure after another down the throats of the working class. One of the most basic rights of workers has been the limiting of the working day to 8 hours, and the working week to 48 hours, which is codified in the Factories Act, 1948. Over the past one month, one state government after another, irrespective of which party is in power in the state, has been passing ordinances extending the working day to 12 hours and the working week to 72 hours.

    From our readers: Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha

    I was saddened to hear of the passing away of Com. Nexhmije Hoxha earlier this year at the age of 99.  The lives of such persons will always be a beacon to the generations that follow.  We in the revolutionary camp believe that it is human beings that can solve the problems of human society, and when we look back and reflect on the lives of revolutionaries we learn from them. 

    From our readers: Capitalism - an inhuman system

    The Call of the Central Committee of the CGPI on the occasion of May Day very correctly analyses that, in the light of recent developments, “capitalism stands nakedly exposed as an inhuman system, geared to keep enriching a super-rich minority at the cost of millions of human lives.”  Nowhere has this been more apparent than in the way that crores upon crores of migrant workers have been treated during the corona virus outbreak in our country.

    The Electricity Act Amendment draft Bill is not in the interests of people


    The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a draft Bill on 17th April 2020 for amendment of the Electricity Act 2003, inviting comments, suggestions, and objections by 8th May, 2020.


    From our readers: Crippled PDS system fails to feed the hungry

    Immediately after the lockdown was announced, the Finance Minister announced with great fanfare grandiose schemes of crores of rupees to help working people who have lost their livelihood as a result. Distribution of grain and pulses along with some other food stuff was one of the announcements. But the real situation on the ground continues to be terrible for crores of working people across the country.

    Government must procure foodgrains from farmers at minimum support prices!

    On 30 April 2020, farmers led by Lok Raj Sangathan in Ramgarh, Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan submitted a memorandum to the District Collector through the Naib Tehsildar. They demanded that the state government should purchase grains from farmers of Ramgarh sub tehsil at the minimum support price.


    Unite and fight for an India without exploitation or oppression of any kind!

    Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 1st May, 2020

    Comrade workers!

    On the occasion of May Day 2020, Communist Ghadar Party of India salutes the workers of all countries, especially those who are providing health care and other essential services in the midst of the worldwide crisis, at great risk to their own lives.  We salute the doctors, nurses and hospital workers in our country, the auxiliary nurse midwives, anganwadi workers, ASHA and other health sector workers, workers of Indian Railways, of banks, municipal corporations and other essential services, who are toiling to maintain the supply of all essential needs of the people in the conditions of the lockdown.


    Interests of workers versus interests of capitalists

    On the surface, it may appear as if all classes of society are united at this time, both in the fight against the novel Coronavirus and in their desire to resume economic activities as soon as possible.  However, beneath the surface, there is an acute conflict between the interests of the working class and the interests of the capitalist class. 

    Condition of Nursing Aid Workers

    Mazdoor Ekta Lehar (MEL) took an interview on the condition of Nursing Aid and Security workers in Tamil Nadu Government hospitals with Comrade Tha Sivakumar. He is the Legal Advisor of the Tamilnadu Government Hospitals Auxiliary works Workers Union affiliated to Central Organization of Indian Trade Unions (COITU).  Following is the summary of the interview.

    From our readers:Letter on Preventive Detention

    I am writing to express my thanks to you for carrying the article entitled `Preventive Detention -- An Anti-Democratic feature of the Indian Constitution' carried in the April 1-15, 2020 section of the web-edition of MEL.  This issue is at the heart of governance in India and is therefore worthy of the attention of the Working Class and of all Communists.   

    From our readers: Letter on migrant workers

    I read both your articles on the issue of stranded migrant workers and the SoP that has been issued by the Government of India. The analysis presented in the first article “Indian capitalists do not want daily-wage workers to go back to their homes!” is reinforced by the SoP issued by the government on 19th April. In the first place, the capitalists did not want the workers to be allowed to return home for fear of losing the required labour when the lockdown is lifted.

    From our readers: On Lenin's birth anniversary

    The article presented by Mazdoor Ekta Lehar on the 150th birth anniversary of the great communist leader – Com. V.I. Lenin underscores the relevance of his theories and teachings to the present. Lenin laid bare the truth behind the façade of bourgeois parliamentary democracy, the characteristic features of imperialism and the role of the vanguard Party in organising and making the working class conscious to be the leading force of revolutionary change from capitalism to socialism – and you have explained so well, through this article, how all of these analyses based on theory of Marxism are ever so relevant today.

    On the occasion of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Lenin:

    Times are calling for the transition from capitalism to socialism


    The 22nd of April this year marks the 150th birth anniversary of V. I. Lenin, the principal architect of the world’s first successful socialist revolution. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov was born in Simbirsk, Russia. He adopted Lenin as his party name in 1901, following his exile in Siberia by the Czarist regime. He is known by the name Vladimir Ilyich Lenin ever since.


    Stranded daily-wage workers must not be treated like bonded labour!

    When the Union government decided to partially relax the lockdown to resume economic activities in parts of the country from 20 April, it issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on 19 April for lakhs of workers stranded all over the country. The SOP read, “Due to the spread of COVID-19 virus, workers employed in industry, agriculture, construction and other sectors have moved from their respective places of work, and are housed in relief/shelter camps being run by State/ UT governments.

    White alert to the nation

    The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded that the government take immediate steps to stop violence against doctors.

    "The Covid 19 has only made us acutely aware of our helplessness against mindless abuse and violence. Stigma and social boycott are everywhere. Harassment by administration is nothing but violence by the State. Our patience and restraint are signs of strength.Our legitimate needs for safe workplaces have to be met. Abuse and Violence should stop immediately."

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    IMA warns retaliation if cremations are obstructed

    IMA HQ takes serious note of the incidents in Chennai where the cremation of doctors have been obstructed. It is a matter of great concern that these doctors who had died in their line of duty be treated shabbily and in such an uncivilised manner. Even more shocking is the utter helplessness of the state Government in preventing such incidents. If the Governments do not have power to stop such incidents they lose their moral right to govern.

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    Indian capitalists do not want daily-wage workers to go back to their homes!

     On 14th April more than 2000 workers gathered near Bandra railway station in Mumbai, demanding trains to go home. In the condition of lockdown wherein social- distancing has been mandated by the Central government and various local authorities, this was a considered to be a “major crime” for which the workers were lathi charged. Some were even taken in police custody. The capitalist mass media attacked them viciously as “anti-social” people.


    Arresting persons for their ideology is an attack on the Right to Conscience

    It is a matter of great concern when people are arrested for their political stands and ideological beliefs.  Recent months have seen thousands of people being arrested for having participated in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, which links citizenship with one’s religious belief.  Arrests of people for allegedly spreading “anti-national” ideas are continuing even in the midst of the lockdown to fight coronavirus. 


    Letter from Dharavi, Mumbai

    I stay in Dharavi, Central Mumbai, which is Asia’s biggest slum. Around 7 lakhs people stay here and the majority of them are workers and self employed persons. Many of the people staying here are daily wage workers and their livelihood depends on daily work. Their families are in their native places and they depend on these workers to send money home every month. In Dharavi, these workers stay in close cramped quarters, many to a room. Many rooms have 10 people staying in a 10x10 square foot tenement with poor ventilation. People working in shifts use the beds in succession and that is how they were managing.  After the lockdown was enforced, they are locked in their own houses which was not at all meant to accommodate everyone at the same time. Also the houses in Dharavi are in narrow gullies and it is impossible to walk down these gullies without brushing against another person also walking up the same gully. Moreover they have to use common toilets in unhygienic conditions. What kind of social distancing is possible in these conditions?

    ​​​​​​​Blaming Muslims for spreading corona virus is extremely harmful

    There is no doubt that the struggle to overcome the crisis created by coronavirus requires the highest possible level of responsibility and unity among Indian people. Crores of workers are toiling hard at great risk to their own lives.  These include the doctors, nurses and other health workers as well as workers in railways, banking, sanitation and other sectors involved in supplying essential goods and services. 

    Conditions of Workers during the Lockdown

    Cases of Rail, Bank and Sanitation workers

    Ever since the all-India lockdown which began on 24th March, the conditions of workers in different sectors have been catching the attention of the people.  On one side are those who are suffering because they have no work.  On the other side are those who are working hard to maintain supply of essential goods and services. 

    COVID-19 — Nurses of Mumbai hospitals raise their concerns

    Jan Swasthya Abhiyan and  Nurses organisations  raised the concerns of frontline workers in the fight against  COVID -19 with the Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai. Mazdoor Ekta Lehar had previously carried an interview with a leader of the Nurses Union highlighting the problems nurses face in the current situation. Below we are publishing the letter of Mumbai Nurses to the Municipal Commisioner of Mumbai. 

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    Nurses are braving the COVID-19 crisis in the face of heavy odds

    Nurses are among the frontline health workers, working heroically to deliver essential medical services to people during the current COVID-19 outbreak. It is impossible to imagine any kind of medical service in the hospital without the services rendered by the nurses.

    Mazdoor Ekta Lehar (MEL) spoke to RJ, a leading member of the United Nurses Association of India, about the conditions of nurses in our country in general and the particular difficulties they are facing at this time. We reproduce below excerpts of the interview:


    COVID-19 crisis:

    Health workers risk their lives

    Across the country, doctors, paramedics, nurses, technicians, ASHA workers, ambulance drivers and helpers, and other health workers have been working day and night to take care of patients suspected to have been infected with coronavirus.  They have been risking their lives, having had to administer services to possibly infected patients without or with very inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE).


    Rights of People and Duties of the State

    Over ten days have passed since the 21-day lockdown announced by the Government of India, to contain the spread of Coronavirus.  The experience of this first week of the lockdown has brought to light many problems that need to be tackled on a war footing.  It is a common struggle which requires the participation of all the people.  It requires effective leadership by the government. 

    Those who work can perform their duty only if their rights are fulfilled.  It is the duty of the State to ensure that workers’ rights are protected in the course of fighting against the virus.  


    Sharpening conflict over world oil market

    World petroleum prices have crashed. On March 30, 2020, the spot price of Brent Crude oil was less than 20 US $ per barrel. This is the lowest price of crude oil in the past 19 years, since 1991. In February 2020, it was priced at 56 US $ per barrel.

    This follows the breakdown of an arrangement between two major oil exporting countries, Saudi Arabia and Russia, at the meeting of oil exporting countries in the first week of March 2020. But a third country is at the center of the tensions that have now spilled out into the open — the United States.


    We mourn the passing away of Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha

    Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 3rd April, 2020

    Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha passed away at her home in Tirana, Albania, on 26 February, 2020, at the age of 99.

    The Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India salutes the memory of this outstanding communist leader, who from the days of her youth, till her last breadth, never wavered in her dedication to the cause of revolution and communism.


    Cooperate in the Struggle against Coronavirus!

    Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 26th March, 2020

    Coronavirus, which has been spreading throughout the world during the past few weeks, poses a grave threat to the lives of all.  More than 21,000 people in the world have already died as a result of this virus, and the numbers are rising in several countries.  So far, the number of infected persons in India has been small, but if the virus spreads, the result will be disastrous. 


    Preventive Detention – An Anti-Democratic feature of the Indian Constitution

    One of the principles of modern democracy is that no citizen can be arrested by the State without cause.  This principle is violated by the Indian State on a widespread scale. The Constitution permits the legislature to enact laws providing for preventive detention.  The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the National Security Act (NSA) and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) are examples of central laws which permit arbitrary arrest and detention of people by the official security forces. There are also numerous state level laws, such as the Public Safety Acts and Acts that claim to target organised crime, which are also used for Preventive Detention.


    Youth must fight for a new India!

    Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, 23rd March, 2020

    23rd March, 2020, marks the beginning of the 90th year since the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. The British rulers hanged those three young men because they dared to fight for a new India, free from colonial slavery and free from all forms of exploitation and oppression. They represented the best of Indian youth at that time, when the patriotic anti-colonial struggle was raging throughout this subcontinent. Those revolutionary youth were branded as dangerous terrorists and condemned to death.


    Delhi Communal Violence:

    Those in power are to blame

    Two weeks since the communal violence which took place in North East Delhi, those in power are trying their best to hide the truth. Many stories are being spread through the news media and social media, blaming one section of the people or another.


    Enthusiastic rally in Delhi to mark International Women’s Day

    International Women's Day 2020 Delhi

    Hundreds of women activists from nearly 20 organisations as well as individual activists, school and university students, cultural activists, lawyers, nurses, teachers, homemakers and women from diverse professions participated in a spirited International Women’s Day rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on March 8, 2020.


    Deepening crisis of capitalism

    The capitalist system is in deep crisis, on the world scale and in India. This is leading to the sharpening of all the major contradictions in society. In spite of repeated claims by various political leaders that recovery is around the corner, productive activity has not regained the momentum which was there prior to the crisis of 2008.

    Solidarity with the victims of violence in Delhi:

    People of Hindu faith in Pakistan cancel Holi celebrations

    People of the Hindu community in Pakistan organized a protest on 8th March 2020, in solidarity with the victims of state organized attacks in Delhi last month. They announced that they would celebrate this year’s Holi festival on 10th March, with sobriety as a message of protest against the violence perpetrated on their Muslim brethren in India.


    Protest in Ludhiana against state-organized violence in Delhi

    Thousands of people from more than a dozen organisations of industrial and agricultural workers, peasants, youth and students, etc. held a protest rally on March 10, at the Jalandhar by-pass in Ludhiana, to protest against the CAA, NRC and NPR, as well as the recent state organized violence on Muslims in Delhi.


    March by Delhi trade unions against the anti-worker budget

    Trade unions of Delhi organised a joint rally from Bank of Baroda in Connaught Place to Jantar Mantar in the country’s capital Delhi on 2nd March 2020 against the Union Budget presented by the central government. The rally was awash with red banners and flags.


    Guest teachers of NCT of Delhi:

    We shape the new generation but our own future is uncertain

    Guest teachers working in schools under the government of the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi have been agitating for the past several years, for regular appointments and better salaries and working conditions. At present, there are more than 20,000 guest teachers working in different government schools all over the NCT of Delhi.


    Lawyers in Delhi protest against state organized violence

    Hundreds of lawyers held a militant protest march from Supreme Court to Jantar Mantar on March 6. The lawyers were protesting against the recent state-organised violence and terror in Delhi, in the last week of February, specifically targeting the Muslim community...


    International Women’s Day 2020:

    Red Salute to the Fighting Women of India!

    Onward with the Struggle for People’s Empowerment!

    Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 1st March, 2020

    As we approach 8th March, International Women’s Day this year, lakhs of Indian women are out on the streets. They include young and old, mothers with infants in arms, grandmothers, students and teachers.


    Condemn the state organized reign of terror in Delhi

    Against delhi violence

    Statement of Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 26th February 2020

    Since February 24, gangs armed with petrol, pistols, lathis, swords, stones, and other weapons, have been on a rampage in North East Delhi District unleashing violence and anarchy.


    The strategic alliance between India and US must be opposed

    Poster against american war mongering

    US President Donald Trump visited India on 24th-25th Febru-ary 2020. The visit showed the importance both the capitalist monopolies of India and the capitalist monopolies of the US place on strengthening the Indo US relationship.


    Opposition to Donald Trump’s visit to India

    Demo of communist parties

    Communist parties, trade unions, progressive mass organisations and human rights organisations came together to organise a protest on 24th February 2020 at Jantar Mantar to oppose US President Donald Trump’s visit to India


    Rally at Jamia one year after Pulwama: Citizens’ candlelight march and rally to commemorate Pulwama martyrs

    Pulwama_Anniversary meeting in Shaheen bagh

    On 14th February, hundreds of women, youth, students, teachers and other citizens held a candle light march from Jamia Millia Metro Station to Jamia Millia Islamia University campus, to mark one year after the death of CRPF security personnel in a terrorist attack at Pulwama on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway.


    Meeting to condemn the barbaric state violence on students of Jamia Millia Islamia

    Jamia meeting

    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.


    Continuing protests against CAA-NRC across the country


    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.


    Militant demonstration against the anti-worker and anti-peasant Budget 2020

    Protest against budget

    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”.


    Convention of petroleum workers in Kochi: Petroleum workers oppose privatisation of BPCL


    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.


    Protest of Rajasthan state government employees

    RJ state employees

    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


    Guest teachers struggle in the National Capital Region: We mould the new generation yet our own future is uncertain


    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.


    March and meeting by rail drivers in Delhi: We shall intensify our struggle to stop privatisation

    Rail drivers dharna

    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


    Equal pay for equal work: Strike by contract teachers in 74,000 schools in Bihar


    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.


    Primary school teachers' agitation


    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


    Demonstration against price rise of cooking gas

    Jan sangharsh manch

    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 for jobs in Indian Railway sit on dharna

    Applicants for railways jobs

    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.


    On the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the founding of the Preparatory Committee for People’s Empowerment:

    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.


    Budget 2020: Anti-people nature of tax collection and expenditure


    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.


    Anti-CAA protests continue across the country and abroad

    4 Feb 2020, Koderma, Jharkhand

    15th February will mark 10 weeks of unabated protests across the country against the CAA-NRC. What is significant is the hundreds of women who are actively participating day in and day out in these protests.


    Bihar sanitation workers on strike

    Bihar Sanitation workers

    The workers of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) and safai karamcharis who clean the city every day to keep it free from stink and rot are on strike against the attempts of the government’s decision to remove them instead of regularising their jobs.


    Demand for wage revision: Bank unions across India go on 2-day strike

    2-Day bank strike

    Bank unions across the county went on strike in 31st January and 1st February 2020, after wage revision talks with the Indian Banks Association (IBA) failed. Wage revision in the sector has been pending since November 2017.


    Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections 2020:

    Let us defeat the politics of  communalism and division!

    Let us elect candidates who voice the demands of our people!

    Statement of Delhi Regional Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, February 1, 2020

    An estimated 1.46 crore voters of Delhi will cast their votes on February 8, 2020, to choose their representatives for the Delhi Vidhan Sabha. The main contending political parties in these elections are – the BJP which currently heads the central government, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is currently in charge of the government of Delhi and the Congress Party. The BJP has an alliance with the Janata Dal (United) and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) while the Congress Party has an alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). In these elections for the 70 seats of the Vidhan Sabha, there are also several communist candidates, candidates representing smaller political parties and independent candidates.


    The Indian Republic completes 70 years:

    People’s Empowerment is the Call of the Times

    Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 23 January, 2020

    On 26th January, tanks and missile launchers will roll down Rajpath.  Fighter planes will dominate the skies in the capital. The military might of the Indian Republic will be showcased before the whole world. Our rulers will boast that "All is well" with the Republic.

    From Kashmir to Kerala and Maharashtra to Manipur, every Indian knows that all is not well with the Republic.


    Supreme Court declines to stay Electoral Bonds Scheme

    Responding to a petition filed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Association for Democratic Reforms and Common Cause, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice S. A. Bobde, declined to grant a stay on the electoral bonds scheme. The Court gave the Central Government and the Election Commission two weeks’ time to file a reply to the petitions.

    Growing mass protests and the lying propaganda of the Government

    New Delhi on 29 January 2020

    Mass protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens have entered their 8th week.  They are attracting increasing support within India and abroad, in spite of the lies, slanders, sedition charges and police violence unleashed against the protestors.


    Protests against CAA-NRC continue across the Globe


    On 26th January 2020, on the 71st anniversary of the Indian Republic, protest demonstrations took place in many cities of the US where thousands of people of Indian origin participated. Demonstrations were held particularly in New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and San Francisco having Indian consulates, and at the Indian Embassy in Washington DC. Many other demonstrations took place in other parts of the world.


    Massive rally in London demands repeal of CAA and withdrawal of NRC

    London march

    Thousands of people gathered at the British House of Commons (British Parliament), near the residence of the British Prime Minister on Downing Street at the start of a militant march to the Indian High Commission in Holborn, London.


    Government looting the people by taxing petrol and diesel

    When the Narendra Modi led NDA Government took power in May 2014, the international price of crude oil was over $105 per barrel, but by December 2014 the prices crashed to nearly half, US $ 60 per barrel.  However, petrol and diesel prices were not accordingly reduced in India. Today also the price of crude oil is at US $ 60 per barrel but the prices Indian people pay for petrol and diesel are at the same level as they were in May 2014!


    Brutal police attack on electricity workers in Patna

    20200127_Electricity workers Patna

    On 27th January 2020, the electricity workers held a demonstration outside the Vidyut Bhavan in Patna, the capital city of Bihar to oppose the privatisation of electric supply. The government is planning to go ahead with privatisation dispite strong opposition of the workers.


    Successful All India General Strike of workers


    Workers and working people from all sectors of the Indian economy participated enthusiastically in the All India General Strike of January 8, 2020. They were responding to the call of the central trade unions, the All India federations, and to hundreds of trade unions organising workers in different cities, industries and services, and amongst the rural workers.


    US kills top Iranian military general in drone attack in Baghdad: An extremely dangerous situation is developing in West Asia

    Philadelphia protest

    On 3rd January 2020, US President Donald Trump announced that US forces had killed Major-General Qassem Soleimani of Iran through a targeted missile attack on his convoy as it left Baghdad International Airport. Along with General Soleimani, General Abud Mahdi al-Muhandis of the Iraqi Army and eight other officials were killed in this attack. The cowardly killings of the leaders of the armed forces of Iran and Iraq on the soil of Iraq are a gross violation of all international conventions, as the US has not declared war on either Iran or Iraq.


    Reports of the All India General Strike from across India

    Mumbai bank employees

    All India General Strike saw more than 25 crore workers and peasants come out on to the streets. We received reports from Mumbai, Delhi, Nohar (Rajasthan), Mumbai and Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh). Brief reports are given below.


    Country-wide anti CAA-NRC protests continue

    Country-wide protests against CAA

    The protests that began in the middle of December post the signing of the Citizenship Amendment Act by the President on 12th December continued through the New Year and are still going on. In Delhi, Bengaluru and many other cities, the New Year was rung in with slogans of “No to CAA NRC!” “Students have a right to protest peacefully!” “We will not accept citizenship to be defined on the basis of religion!”


    Repeal the CAA and NRC! - Mass protests and a meeting in London

    Demonstration in front of India House in London

    Ghadar International and Indian Workers Association(GB) held a public meeting against CAA (Citizens Amendment Act) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Saturday 4th January 2020 in Ilford. The meeting followed a 4 mile long protest march from Forest Gate to Newham in London. The march was attended by over 2000 people from many faith groups, progressive individuals and organisations. The march ended with a militant rally held at a park in Newham.


    Capitalist prescriptions cannot pull the Indian economy out of crisis

    The Indian economy has been in a crisis for a long time now. The crisis is reflected in growing unemployment, stagnation or even reduction in real wages of workers, and reduced consumption of goods by the working people. Major indicators of economic growth are the value of Indian goods and services produced and consumed in the Indian and export markets. The other is the capital investment in the economy by capitalists and the government.

    Western Railway workers oppose private trains

    Western Railway Mazdoor Sangh (WRMS) organised a protest on 10th January at Mumbai Central station to oppose the privatisation and outsourcing of Railway trains on outside the office of the Divisional Railway Manager. The meeting was addressed by J G Mahurkar general secretary of Western Railway Mazdoor Sangh (WRMS) and Vice President of NFIR (National Federation of Indian Railwaymen).

    Meeting held in Mumbai to commemorate the 39th Anniversary of CGPI

    The completion of 39 years of the Party since its founding on 25 December 1980 was celebrated on 29 December in Mumbai with joy and enthusiasm by the Party members, friends and family members. The meeting began with the Party song. The Regional Secretary welcomed everyone on behalf of the Party and said it is a matter of pride to see that as the Party is getting older the average age of the party members is coming down

    New Year message from Comrade Lal Singh

    Revolutionary Greetings to all!

    Today, as we enter the new year, we must reflect on the present situation and what needs to be done to ensure a bright future for the people of our dear country.

    The last decade, and especially the year that we are leaving behind, has revealed the deep all sided crisis that the world capitalist-imperialist system has sunk into. The ruling class of our country has become ever more ferocious in its attacks on the people. It is desperately trying to preserve its rule and intensifying the exploitation of the workers, peasants and other working people.


    Enthusiastic celebrations mark the beginning of the 40th year of the founding of our Party


    The beginning of the 40th year of the founding of our Party is being celebrated with great enthusiasm by Party comrades in many places in India as well as abroad. The celebrations everywhere have been marked by a spirit of optimism.


    Meeting to commemorate the 140th birth anniversary of Comrade JV Stalin


    21st December marked the 140th birth anniversary of Comrade Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, the great leader and teacher of the international working class. The Communist Ghadar Party marked this important occasion by organising a meeting in New Delhi. Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India chaired the meeting.


    With deep grief, we mourn the passing away of Comrade Renuka

    Com Renuka

    With great sadness, we announce the passing away of our dear Comrade Renuka in Mumbai on 16th December. She departed from us at the young and untimely age of 45, after battling for long against illness.


    With deep grief, we mourn the passing away of Comrade Lawrence D'Souza

    Com Lawrence

    With great sadness, we are announcing the passing away of Comrade Lawrence D’Souza on 30th November, in Mumbai. Comrade Lawrence was 63 years of age. The CC of the Communist Ghadar Party extends its heartfelt condolences to his dear wife and children, and the comrades, friends and co-workers of this dear comrade.


    Condemn the brutal police attacks on university students!

    Demand immediate repeal of the communal and divisive Citizenship Amendment Act!

    Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India,
    December 17, 2019

    The Communist Ghadar Party strongly condemns the barbaric police attack on students of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, Aligarh Muslim University and other campuses across the country. These students had been protesting peacefully demanding withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Act, which has been passed by the Narendra Modi government on December 11, in the face of massive opposition of people across the country.


    Repeal Citizenship Amendment Act! No to NRC!

    Stop dividing people on basis of religion!

    Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India,
    December 24, 2019

    Over the past 11 days, crores of people all over the country have come out on the streets in peaceful protests. We have been demanding that the government immediately repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and withdraw its decision to compile a country-wide NRC.


    Protests against Citizenship Amendment Act throughout India and the world


    Since the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on 12th December 2019, people from all across the country have come out onto the streets in lakhs to protest against the Act and the NRC. On 19th December Jantar Mantar in Delhi, saw massive numbers of youth; women, workers, elderly and others come out to demand their rights and the repeal of CAA and NRC.


    Nanavati Commission Report - complete cover-up of the truth:

    The struggle to punish the guilty continues!

    The Gujarat government tabled the second and final report of the Justices (retired) G T Nanavati and AH Mehta Commission in the state Legislative Assembly on 11th December 2019, five years after its submission. The Commission was set up in May 2002, to investigate the February 2002 burning of the Sabarmati Express at Godhra and the gruesome genocide of Muslims that followed in Gujarat.


    Centenary Commemoration of Jallianwala Bagh

    Jallianwala bagh centenary

    A function to commemorate 100 years of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre was held in Dhilwan village of Kapurthala district in Panjab on December 15, 2019. Speakers from Communist Ghadar Party, Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Committee and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Education and Cultural Association addressed the function.


    Track maintainers of Indian Railways protest deteriorating working conditions and privatization of railways

    Trackmen's meeting in Junagarh

    On 2nd December 2019, All India Trackmaintainers’ Union (AIRTU) held its divisional meeting at Junagarh, Gujarat. The meeting was addressed by AIRTU leaders and Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) representatives. The station was reverberating with militant slogans of Mazdoor Ekta Zindabad and Mahila Shakti Zindabad.


    Honda workers' struggle: Workers of Gurugram and Rewari stand in solidarity

    Honda workers

    Several thousand workers across a dozen manufacturing units between Gurugram and Bawal responded to the call of the Trade Union Council (joint council of all trade unions in this industrial belt) on 17th December to stand shoulder to shoulder with the striking contract workers of Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Ltd.  The workers boycotted lunch in their own units to express solidarity with the Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) Limited contractual workers.


    Condemn the state terror in Uttar Pradesh


    Uttar Pradesh has exploded in anger against the Citizenship Amendment Act ever since 12th December when the Bill was passed. However, people have spilt out on the streets in huge numbers  and protesting peacefully, demanding that the government should immediately repeal this most reactionary, communal and divisive Act.


    Workers all over the country prepare to escalate their struggles in defence of their rights!


    The National Open Mass Convention of workers, that was held on 30th September 2019 in New Delhi, gave the call for an All India general strike on 8th January 2020. Trade Unions and workers’ organisations across the country are mobilising their forces in response to this call. The working class and large sections of working people have been up in arms right through 2019 in defence of their rights and against the attacks on their right to organize, to security of livelihood, to quality public education and health. The move of the bourgeoisie to privatize public sector units and sell off national wealth for a song to the biggest Indian and foreign monopolies is being militantly resisted.


    For the success of the All India General Strike 8th January 2020!

    8 Jan General Strike

    Call of the Mazdoor Ekta Committee

    The all India general strike has been called to resolutely oppose the course of enriching the capitalist minority by impoverishing the toiling majority. It has been called to assert the rights that belong to workers, peasants and other toiling people who create the wealth of India.

    Hum Hain Iske Malik! Hindostan Humara!


    पार्टी के दस्तावेज

    8 Jan General Strike

    Call of the Mazdoor Ekta Committee

    The all India general strike has been called to resolutely oppose the course of enriching the capitalist minority by impoverishing the toiling majority. It has been called to assert the rights that belong to workers, peasants and other toiling people who create the wealth of India.

    Hum Hain Iske Malik! Hindostan Humara!

    Election manifesto of a CGPI supported candidate for Lok SabhaParties of the capitalist class claim that there is no alternative to the program of globalisation,liberalisation and privatisation. The truth is that there 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.

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    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!

    There is growing realisation among workers, peasants and other self-employed people that the program of liberalisation and privatisation only serves to enrich an exploiting minority at their expense. Mass resistance is growing to this anti-worker, anti-peasant and anti-national program.

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