PROTESTS are taking place across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act where people are coming in in huge numbers in all the towns braving BJP government’s brutal repression and targeting of activists. Almost everywhere protesters are being met with indiscriminate baton charge, water canons, and even bullets were fired in Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi. Large number of para military is deployed but citizens are coming out against the anti-Constitutional and divisive CAA and NRC designs of the ruling BJP.
THE CPIML observed 6 December as the day of countrywide protests to demand that the guilty in the Babri Masjid demolition should be punished without any further delay. The demolition of the Babri Masjid on 6 December 1992 by vicious communal elements and the aftermath of the demolition have dealt a severe blow to the composite culture of India and the foundations of our secular democratic Republic. Now on 9 November 2019 the Supreme Court has pronounced its verdict in the Babri Masjid land ownership dispute case.
PROTESTS were organized across Uttar Pradesh, as in many other parts of the country, against the heinous rape and murder of 27 year old veterinarian Dr Priyanka Reddy who was gang raped and burnt to death on 27 November 2019 in Hyderabad.
AS soon as the Citizenship Amendment Bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha and passed after a hastily conducted debate, people started protesting against this most fatal blow of Modi government to the Constitution of India. These protests are likely to continue in coming weeks as many organisations have declared their resolve to oppose this Bill tooth and nail and non-cooperation of the finally enacted law if Modi government succeeds in getting it passed by the Rajya Sabha.
THE rape and murder of a veterinarian doctor in Hyderabad, and a spate of other rapes and murders of women and girls all over India have once again sparked protests all over India.
AIPWA issued a call for a countrywide protest on 3 December, and organised protests in Patna, Kolkata, Varanasi, Lucknow, Udaipur, Jaipur and many other places. In Delhi and Patna, AIPWA joined other women's groups in organising the protests.
BIHAR Rajya Vidyalaya Rasoiya Sangh, AICCTU, AIPWA and CPIML organized a protest march in Patna on 19 November 2019 against the Nitish-BJP government on the issue of the Sugouli boiler blast incident. 4 Mid-day Meal workers had died in Sugauli of East Champaran when a boiler, being used in mid-day meal preparation, exploded. The march started from Buddha Smriti Park, Patna Junction and culminated in a meeting at the Midday Meal Scheme Head Office.
A protest was held on 6 November 2019 at the Station Chowk by the Jainagar Jhuggi Jhopdi Union in Samastipur district against the eviction notice given by the Railway administration without making alternative arrangements, despite repeated requests to do so. The eviction notice was burnt at the Railway Chowk.
18 students and youth have been arrested in Sasaram during the struggle against privatization of the Railways. A team comprising CPIML CC member and RYA President Manoj Manzil, AISA State Secretary Sabir Kumar, Bhojpur RYA Convener Shiv Prakash Ranjan, Sasaram District Secretary Bablu Kumar, Shiv Shankar Singh Kushwaha, Shiv Shankar Ram, and Rashtriya Ambedkar Kalyan Chhatrawas leader Jyoti Kumar visited Sasaram and met the protesters in the Central Jail in Gaya on 30 October.
BHOJPUR district remained shut on 17 October in protest against the heinous murder of comrade Jhari Paswan (Suresh Paswan). He was killed by the unidentified motorcycle borne assailants on 15 October morning which undoubtedly is an outcome of strengthening criminal-mafia-politician nexus in the region. All the major highways in the district remained jammed for whole day was an expression of the great loss common people in the area felt with the death of their fighting comrade and leader.
A heinous incident on gang rape and murder took place in Karariya of Masaurhi in Bihar where the victim family is founding it very difficult to get justice in face of the intimidations by the dominant people from ruling parties. A CPIML team visited the affected family on 10 October 2019, enquired into the gang rape and murder incident and spoke with members of all communities in Karariya to know the details of the incident.