Representatives of all parties met the Prime Minister on 23 August for talks on the need for a caste-based census. Leader of CPIML legislative party Mahboob Alam was the CPIML representative in the talks and apprised the Prime Minister of his arguments in favour of a caste-based census.
-- Dipankar Bhattacharya
CPIML General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said on 16 July 2021 that the Supreme Court's remarks on the colonial era Sedition Act are extremely relevant. The Supreme Court had said, what is the need for this colonial era law in an independent country? Why is the law that was used to crush Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters still in use today?
CPIML Bihar demanded a high level enquiry into the bomb blast incident that occurred in a madarsa in Banka District. CPIML Bihar State Secretary Kunal said that the Bihar government should be patient until then and keep a strict watch on forces that are spreading communal poison in the name of this incident.
The Bihar government is clearly hiding Covid death statistics in the state. CPIML Bihar has said that the Patna High Court's intervention in this matter is a welcome step and demanded that all deaths during the Covid period should be probed under the High Court's supervision.
AIPWA observed statewide dharna and hunger strike protests on 2 June in Jharkhand to demand justice for Sahibganj Thana in-charge Rupa Tirkey, whose death is being projected as a suicide when in fact there are strong indications that it was murder. Through the protests a memorandum was submitted to the Chief Minister of Jharkhand demanding a judicial enquiry into Tirkey’s death. Earlier a condolence meeting was held for Rupa Tirkey.
CPIML Bihar State Secretary Kunal said on 28 May 2021 that the current term for Panchayats is ending on 15 June. We have been consistently demanding from the Bihar government that in this hour of crisis the term should be extended for 6 months, but instead the government wants to hand over all Panchayat rights to the bureaucracy through an ordinance. This will prove a wholly suicidal step.
The dust has not even settled on the brutal police killing of 18 year old vegetable vendor Faizal in Unnao, another barbaric incident has occurred in Moradabad where self-styled 'gaurakshaks' brutally beat up meat seller Shakir with lathis in Moradabad and the police is protecting the main accused.
All India People's Forum has demanded strict action against the officers and jawans responsible for killing and injuring innocent adivasis in Silger (Sukma) in Chhattisgarh, and proper compensation for all the victims. The State government should take responsibility for the incident and take steps to avoid repetition of such incidents.
AIARLA observed Demand Day across the country on 17 May amidst the 2nd wave of Covid. Responding to the countrywide call given by the organization, Demand Day was observed with full adherence to Covid protocol at homes, work places and offices in various Districts. CPIML activists also participated in the Demand Day program. The demands were raised through dharnas, posters, slogans and social media and a memorandum addressed to the President was sent.
CPIML Bihar State Secretary wrote a letter to the Bihar Chief Minister regarding the rapid and alarming spread of Covid infection in rural areas. In his letter he has made the following demands:
1. Medical teams should be sent forthwith to all villages to do house to house Covid testing.