IN response to the call given by AICCTU, union activists in Udaipur District held protests and submitted a memorandum on 26 June addressed to the Prime Minister to the District Collector. Speaking on the occasion, AICCTU State President Shankar Lal Chaudhury said that the biggest blow from Covid and Lockdown has fallen on workers, but there is nobody to pay heed to their distress. AICCTU demands that all affected workers should be given Rs 10000 monthly Lockdown Allowance for the Lockdown period, and rations and employment should be guaranteed for them.
AIPWA observed 25 June 2020 as Nationwide Outrage Day against the horrific incidents that have come to light in the Kanpur Child Protection Home matter. Reports have come in about sexual abuse of minor girls at the Home and also about the implication of BJP leaders in these crimes. The Kanpur local administration has confirmed the reports that 57 girls have tested positive for Corona, out of which 5 minor girls are pregnant.
CPIML State Secretary Kunal said on 26 June 2020 that the BJP-JDU government in Bihar is in reality a government that runs a bulldozer over the poor and throws leaders who raise their voice for the poor into jail by slapping false cases against them. In the most recent instance, 5 people including CPIML Khagariya District Secretary Arun Das have been sent to jail for organizing a struggle to settle the poor in huts on gairmajrua land which has been illegally captured by dominant sections.
THE CPIML submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission on 29 June 2020 with regard to the Bihar Assembly election, demanding that there should be extensive people’s participation in the election and equal opportunity for all Parties.
FARMERS across the country, responding to the joint call given by All India Kisan Mahasabha, AIARLA and RYA, protested on 27 June 2020 against the sky-rocketing prices of petrol and diesel. Prime Minister Modi’s effigies were burnt at hundreds of places and farmers asked the Prime Minister for answers to the question, “Why are you selling petrol worth Rs 18 at Rs 180”?
AFTER almost two and half months of lockdown, the Central government had declared the process of unlocking the lockdown. Like most parts of the country, Delhi too has been declared unlocked by the governments.
ON 30th June, on the occasion of 165th anniversary of Hool rebellion a commemoration event was organized by AISA/RYA with the cooperation of Korangani Tea Garden workers in Korangani Santhal Bhavan. Veteran activists Bikram Majhi and Jiten Majhi inaugurated the event which was presided over by Jiten Majhi. Comrade Balindra Saikia, central committee member of CPIML spoke on Hool rebellion and its significance in today’s context.
AICCTU organized a conference at Mansa in Punjab on 26 June 2020 to mark the countrywide Protest Day against Emergency. The conference was inaugurated by AICCTU State President Rajvinder Singh Rana and addressed by leaders Narbhinder Singh, Sukhdarshan Natt, Amreek and Gurjant Singh Mansa.
The main resolutions passed at the conference are as follows:
Responding to the nationwide call by the Indian Railway Employees Federation (IREF) AICCTU and East Central Railway Employees Union (ECREU) held a protest at the Patna Junction complex on 20 June with placards and slogans of ‘Rail Bachao Desh Bachao’ (Save the Railways, Save the Country).
CPIML organized a countrywide day of mourning on 22 June to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who fell in the Galwan Valley. The party has condemned the misleading and contradictory statements made by the Prime Minister and his party and government. The government has no right to keep the country in the dark.