National Conference of All India Municipal and Sanitation Workers Federation

The 3rd all India conference of the All India Municipal and Sanitation Workers was held on 3–4 February 2024 in Bengaluru. As part of the conference, a cultural session was organised, which was attended by hundreds of sanitation workers from Bangalore. 'Porakeya Haadu' (Song of the Broom), a theatrical performance on the lives of sanitation workers was staged, followed by a musical performance by Pragati Kala Tanda.

Young India Referendum 2024 Evokes Enthusiastic Response Across the Country

The three-day Young India Referendum 2024 conducted by All India Students' Association (AISA) in public and private universities across the country has evoked an enthusiastic response. This referendum aims to capture the opinions of students and youth in light of the 2024 general elections. The Referendum, from February 7th and 9th, follows an all-India signature campaign where students and job-seekers posed ten questions to the Modi-led Central Government regarding its ten years in power.

Anti-Fascist Rally by CPIML in Thanjavur

On a day Nirmala Sitharaman presented the interim budget claiming credit for India's "chess revolution" (20 Grand Masters in 2010, over 80 Grand Masters today), making false claims about increase in average income of common people and keeping conspicuously quiet about unemployment, rising prices and India's growing debt burden, TN unit of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation held a mass convention in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu on 1st Feb against the all-round failure and betrayal of the Modi regime.

Protest by Contractual Sanitation Workers of JNU

Contractual Sanitation workers of JNU held protest demonstration today at  the office of Central Labour Commissioner at Shrameva Jayate Bhavan in Dwarka.  A delegation consisting of Urmila Chavan (former Sanitation workers at JNU presently retrenched from work), Anju Kumari, Sucheta De and Suvarna Swain (JNU AICCTU Office Bearers) met the Assistant Labour Commissioner Mr Rajnish Sangwan. 

AISA protests at UGC Headquarters Demanding Revocation of De-reservation Clause

On 29th January, AISA along with students in Delhi held a protest at the UGC Headquarters in New Delhi against the new Draft Guidelines on Reservation Policy. Chapter 10 of the said policy includes provisions for de-reservation of reserved seats in Central Universities. As if the old schema of NFS (Not Found Suitable) was not enought to keep applicants from marginalised communities out of education and jobs, UGC found it necessary to strengthen the assault on social justice.

Navinagar Mob Lynching: CPIML Demands High Level Enquiry

In Navinagar in Aurangabad district of Bihar, a mob lynching incident was investigated by a fact-finding team of CPIML comprising Arwal MLA Mahanand Singh, party state committee member Anwar Hussain, Insaaf Manch state secretary Qayamuddin Ansari, Aurangabad district secretary Munarik Ram and local party leaders on January 17, 2023. The team interacted with local people to find the truth behind the incident but in the environment of fear after the lynching incident it became difficult to come to a definitive conclusion.

Activists Join Hands To Save Patna Museum

Tens of social, academic and political activists joined hands to give a call to save Patna museum under the banner of Save Patna Museum Struggle Committee. The committee raised the demand that Bihar gov should proactively work to save the historical reserve of the museum for future generations. If there has been illegal diversion or theft from the museum than steps should be taken for the recovery of the historic artefacts and manuscript. The Patna museum is well known especially for preserving the artefacts, manuscripts and historical accounts related to Buddhist culture.