Commemoration of the 64th Death Anniversary of Battakh Miyan at Motihari

Today is the 64th death anniversary of Battakh Miyan, the freedom fighter from Champaran who is believed to have saved Gandhiji's life by foiling the indigo planter lobby's conspiracy to poison Gandhi to death during his historic 1917 Champaran visit. Battakh Miyan was a young cook then at the planter's bungalow and for his act of defiance he incurred the wrath of the planter lobby and the colonial rulers, lost his job and spent the rest of his life in colonial India facing persecution and penury.

Against Fascism – Women Shall Fight And Win! 8th National Conference of AIPWA Held at Udaipur

THE streets of Udaipur, Rajasthan were festooned with AIPWA flags, and women's movement posters to welcome the delegates from all over the country to the 8th AIPWA National Conference. All the participants in the Conference had Comrade Srilata Swaminathan very close to their hearts. Comrade Srilata, who had been AIPWA National President, passed away on February 5, 2017. She had always wanted to see an AIPWA National Conference at Rajasthan, which was the state where she had spent most of her life as a communist activist.

Reign of Terror in Uttar Pradesh

ACTIVISTS visiting UP as part of fact-finding visits report a frightening situation where the lives, property, and liberty of Muslim minorities, as well as anti-CAA protestors and rights activists, are under assault by the Uttar Pradesh police and paramilitary, egged on by openly inflammatory language by the Chief Minister Ajay Singh Bisht (who styles himself Yogi Adityanath). Bisht has declared it ‘sedition’ to raise slogans demanding ‘freedom’, and has declared that his forces will take “revenge” on anti-CAA protestors.

Citizens, Not Subjects

(Ananda Bazaar Patrika interview with CPIML GS Comrade Dipankar, translated from Bengali)

Q. The July 30 convention organised by CPI(ML)(Liberation) in Kolkata appears to have been quite a success. In the wake of the latest Lok Sabha results, do you see some positive signs in the post-poll situation?

A. Before the elections we had seen a series of powerful agitations.

Unite And Resist Convention At Kolkata

“WE won’t let the communal fascist RSS destroy West Bengal and India” - that was the spirit of thousands of people who gathered to fill the Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata on 30 July 2019, at the ‘Unite and Resist’ Convention. The convention had been organised to mark 50 years of the CPIML, and the birth centenary of CPIML founding General Secretary Charu Mazumdar.

Seminar: 'Women's Rights and Increasing Attacks on Democracy'

“THE basic Manuvadi ideology of the BJP and the Sangh parivar is very afraid of independent women. In one of his articles, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has written, quoting the Manusmriti, that women should always be under the control of her father, her husband, or her son. He said that an uncontrolled woman is a daitya (demon). This Yogi with such regressive notions is the BJP’s star campaigner and the successor to Modi. It is necessary to uproot and throw out the Modi-Yogi governments in order to protect women’s freedom and our democracy”.