LARSEN and Toubro Limited Timber Shop unit (Building and Factories) resumed production after one and half month Lock down in Puducherry during the month of April. The unit management after reopening the factory discontinued decades old canteen facility to its workers. L & T Jananayaka Thozhilalar Sangam (AICCTU) pressurized the management to continue canteen facility as it was necessary during this COVID 19 Pandemic. This issue was also taken to the notice of the Labour Commissioner.
Salem Farmers Oppose 8-lane Project
After Madras high court struck down the project the matter is now with the Supreme Court on Appeal. In the meantime, Tamilnadu state ministers in press conferences continue to reiterate that 8 lane project will be completed at any cost. Opposing this statement, Farmers of Salem including AIKM demonstrated with cattles and black flags.
WORLD Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) affiliate trade unions AICCTU, CITU, AITUC, AIUTUC, TUCC and UTUC held protests in Patna on 24 June 2020 in response to the WFTU call against racial discrimination in America and across the world including as well as racial, communal, casteist and gender discrimination in India. Activists at the protest raised slogans against government-protected racial and communal-casteist violence in America and India.
Another Incident at Udwantnagar in Bhojpur
CPIML Bihar State Secretary Kunal said in a statement on 10 June 2020 that feudal-criminal attacks on dalits are continuing unabated in the State because Bihar government is tacitly complicit in the form of total absence of any effective action against the attackers. In recent days we have seen the massacres at Rupanchak in Gopalganj, Madhubani, Baruari in Muzaffrpur and various villages in Western Champaran where dalits have been brutally beaten up.
THE Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh continues to protect the mining mafia, who in cahoots with the administration, are killing adivasis in Sonbhadra in order to loot natural resources without obstruction. A CPIML fact-finding team visited Sonbhadra on 14 June 2020 to enquire into the brutal killing of a adivasi person Gorakh Gond.
IN a recent incident in Pokhri village in Gagaha Thana in Gorakhpur, uppder caste feudal criminals attacked the Dalit Tola in the village on 13 June, badly injuring half a dozen people including Ramgati.
CPIML leader Kamlesh Rai along with nine members of a Citizens’ delegation which went to meet SDM to hand over a memorandum against the mining mafia in the district were arrested on 12 June at Lakhimpur Kheri. The allegation against them is that they violated Lockdown rules, but ironically the police violated all Lockdown rules during the arrest.
HUNDREDS of workers protested at the Vankos Factory in Patna’s Pataliputra Industrial Area on the issues of Lockdown-induced distress and justice, dignity and rights of workers. The protest was organized under AICCTU’s countrywide Nyay Abhiyan (Campaign for Justice) from 10 June to 26 June.
A high level delegation of Left parties and other organizations met the Bihar Home Secretary and DGP on 11 June 2020 and demanded withdrawal of false cases slapped during the Lockdown on leaders of Left parties, labor organizations and civil society. The delegation comprised Tarari MLA and CPIML CC member Sudama Prasad, CPI leader Vijay Narayan Mishra, CPM leader Rampari Devi, Right to Food activist Ritvik and AICCTU leader Ranvijay Kumar.
Uttarakhand Government Must Stop Persecution of Left Activists
The CPIML has questioned the Uttarakhand government as to why the Uttarakhand police is bent on unnecessary mental torture of CPIML leaders.