New Delhi

No More Pulwama! No More War between India and Pakistan!

IN the wake of the February 14 attack on the CRPF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Pulwama, the responsibility of which was claimed by Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad, and yesterday’s retaliatory strike inside Pakistan by the Indian Air Force, the relations between India and Pakistan have once again reached a near-war flashpoint. The foreign secretary of Government of India described the Indian response as a 'pre-emptive' counter-terror strike; Pakistan, on the other hand, has announced its decision to retaliate with a surprise attack.

Condemn The Pulwama Attack

The CPIML strongly condemns the attack on CRPF jawans in Pulwama. We stand by the bereaved families at this time of loss and mourning, and hope for the recovery of the injured soldiers.

The attack has once again exposed the utter failure of the Modi government's Kashmir policy. In the absence of serious political efforts to improve the situation in Kashmir and the relations with Pakistan, militaristic propaganda and posturing about surgical strike can only prove hollow.

 

- Prabhat Kumar,
for CPIML Central Committee

Oppose the conspiratorial intervention of the Modi government in West Bengal

AHEAD of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Modi government has launched a conspiratorial attack on West Bengal government on the pretext of a CBI probe in the Sarada scam. The growing clamour by BJP leaders for imposition of President's Rule in the state provides a clear pointer to the Modi government's ominous design against the Constitution and the federal framework. We strongly condemn this design and appeal to the democracy-loving people of West Bengal to oppose this criminal central intervention using the CBI.

Budget 2019: Misleading Claims And Empty Pre-Poll Promises

THE budget presented today is yet another bouquet of populist jumlas aimed at misleading the common people ahead of the impending LS elections. The three big-ticket announcements made today – income support of Rs 6000 for farmers owning up to 2 hectares of land, old age pension of Rs 3000 per month for unorganised sector workers and exemption of individual income tax for annual income up to Rs 5 lakh – may sound big but mean very little.

Call For All-India Protest Against Anti-Reservation Measures

THERE is a multi-pronged threat being mounted against SC/ST/OBC reservations in education and employment.

The Supreme Court has recently upheld an Allahabad High Court verdict mandating the department rather than the college/university to be the base unit for calculating the number of teaching posts to be reserved for SC/ST/OBC candidates. This system (known as the 13-point roster system rather than the 200-point roster system) is guaranteed to undermine reservations in faculty positions in higher education institutions.

Condemn the Sangh’s Violent Opposition to Women’s Entry At Sabarimala

THE CPI(ML) condemns the violence and terror unleashed by right-wing groups (blessed by the Sangh and the BJP) in Kerala and neighbouring states against the entry of two women into the Sabarimala shrine. These groups have lobbed bombs at police stations in Kerala, and have violently attacked the offices of Left parties at many places in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The Indian National Congress’ support for the regressive patriarchal position on Sabarimala is also condemnable.

Stand up in solidarity with Delhi's sanitation workers

DELHI East Municipal Corporation's sanitation workers are on strike for 28 days with the demand of payment of due wages, regularisation, safety equipments etc. Nonfullfilment of these just demands exposes BJP's real intentions behind the 'Swachh' slogans. PM Modi campaigns for BJP in MCD polls but is silent when Delhi's sanitation workers are not paid due wages! Instead BJP is playing politics with Delhi's AAP Govt which too had declared as an election promise to regularise all contract workers, and is yet to fulfil this promise.