CPIML Launches Four-Month ‘Haq Do, Vaada Nibhaao’ Campaign in Bihar

CPI(ML) Liberation launched the ‘Haq Do, Vaada Nibhaao’ (Give us Our Rights, Fulfil Your Promises) campaign at a convention in Patna on July 16th, 2024. The campaign seeks a grant of Rs. 2 lakh to every poor family, land for the landless, pucca houses for all, 200 units of free electricity, MSP for farmers, demands of scheme workers, employment for youth, concerns of migrant workers, rural development, to uphold Indian Constitution and democracy, among other demands that affects the working class people in Bihar.

No to Eviction of Hawkers and Street Vendors in Kolkata

In the last week of June, an administrative review meeting by the Chief Minister of West Bengal mentioned the issues of Urban Development and ‘beautification’, encroachments throughout the city landscape, especially in Kolkata and in the adjacent suburbs. The day after the announcements, the police, administration and local authorities began organized crackdown on the street vendors and hawkers in different parts of the state.

Countrywide Protests held against Three Draconian Criminal Codes

Protests were held on July 1 at the call of CPIML across the country demanding postponement of implementation of three new criminal laws and that they must be placed in the new Parliament for proper discussion. Many concerns have been raised by prominent lawyers, civil society activists, political parties and the general public regarding draconian provisions inserted in new laws by the Modi government.

Nationwide Protests Against UAPA Prosecution of Arundhati Roy and Dr. Shaukat Hussain

New Delhi, 20 June 2024

The recent decision by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi to prosecute renowned author and activist Arundhati Roy and former Kashmir University professor Dr. Sheikh Shaukat Hussain under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for a case dating back to 2010 has sparked significant controversy and nationwide protests led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist).

App Workers Protest Exploitation in Extreme Heat

The App Workers' Union (AICCTU) staged a protest in front of the Delhi Labour Commissioner's office on 20th June to highlight the increasing exploitation of app workers amid extreme heat conditions. Delivery workers from companies like Swiggy, Zomato, Instamart, Blinkit, and Porter, operating across various parts of Delhi, joined forces to voice their concerns about the relentless exploitation they face, even in the sweltering summer heat.

AICCTU Opposes Government Move to Relax Penalties to Corporates for Non-Deposit of PF Contribution

The All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) organised protests on June 24, 2024, against the significant reduction in penalties for non-deposit of PF contributions by corporations. This move by the NDA - Modi regime has been termed as permission for open looting by corporations and a betrayal of workers' hard work and earnings.

Black Flags Shown at Education Minister’s Event in Delhi University

Dharmendra Pradhan cancels coming to DU Yoga Day event in the wake of continuing protests against NEET scam. On 21st June, the Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan who is responsible for the future of lakhs of students and who addressed an excuse of a press conference, was scheduled to attend a programme on Yoga Day in Delhi University. In response to the sheer audacity of Mr.