CPIML pays tribute to Abdul Jabbar, an activist of the movement of the Bhopal Gas victims to hold corporate and government power accountable, who passed away on November 14, 2019, at the age of 62.
CPIML organized a memorial meeting on 29 November in Arwal on the 21st anniversary of the Bathe massacre victims, attended by a large number of villagers and Party leaders and activists. The meeting began with 2 minutes’ silence and floral tribute to the martyrs.
COMRADE Manju Devi was remembered on her 16th martyrdom day on November 10 in Karpi, Jehanabad. Large number of people assembled at the memorial of comrade Manju and paid her floral tributes. After two minutes’ silence in memory of the martyrs the memorial meeting was addressed by CPIML senior leader and district secretary Mahanand, Ravindra Yadav, Mithilesh Yadav and others.
TRIBUTES were paid to CPIML founder-leader Comrade Ramnaresh Ram across Bihar including the CPIML State office on the occasion of his 9th memorial day on 26 October 2019, and the pledge taken to work to fulfill his dreams.
ON 10 October, the CPIML and AICCTU held a memorial meeting at Kanpur for the much-loved trade union leader of Uttar Pradesh, Comrade Hari Singh. Comrade Hari Singh passed away at the age of 80 on 25 September.
CPIML General Secretary Comrade Dipankar, PB member Comrade Ramji Rai and State Secretary Comrade Sudhakar as well as leaders of other Left parties and trade unions addressed the meeting.
LEGENDARY revolutionary leader comrade Nagbhushan Patnaik was remembered on his 21st memorial day on 9 October. Tributes were paid by comrades to him at various places. He epitomized the invincible spirit of Naxalbari and the revolution and became a living legend throughout decades of his later life. He was incarcerated in jail and awarded death sentence by the reactionary regime. The campaign for his release became a rallying point for the post-Emergency battle for restoration of democracy.
THE 10th anniversary of Comrade Ibnul Hasan Basru was observed on 29 September 2019 at the Jamua Party office. The program started with garlanding of a life-size statue of Basru Ji and two minutes’ silence. Addressing the meeting, Block Secretary Vijay Pandey said that Basru Ji had led a strong people’s movement by the Left against feudal forces in Jamua when it was part of undivided Bihar due to which the Left won the Jamua Assembly seat.
COMRADE Hari Singh, beloved leader of the working class in Kanpur passed away on 25 Sep. after a prolonged illness. He was 80. He was the UP State Committee member of CPIML and President of UP AICCTU. A militant and extremely popular workers’ leader in Kanpur and UP, and a fierce orator, he was revered even by his opponents for his commitment and hard work. During his political career which stretched for more than five decades he hadn’t missed even a single struggle in Kanpur and was always seen in the frontline of the movement.
A Shaheed Mela was organized on 16 September 2019 at Siwan to honour the memory of the many martyrs who gave their lives in the struggle to bring freedom to the poor and oppressed sections of society, and to pledge to carry forward their work and fulfill their dreams.