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THE Krishnagiri District (Tamil Nadu) Special Conference of CPI(ML) Red Star was held on August 24, 2016 at Krishnagiri. Party Polit Bureau Member P J James inaugurated the Delegate Conference presided over by the Presidium composed of Comrades Rajendran, Chinnaraj and Basheer. Comrade Stalin Babu presented the draft report which was adopted by the delegates after a brief discussion. The Conference elected a 9-member District Committee with com. Stalin Babu as the Secretary. Comrades Duraisamy, State Secretary and Kuselar, State Committee Member of the Party felicitated the Conference. The Conference adopted the following resolutions :

1) Call for making the September 2 All India Strike a success; 2) Against the proposed New Education Policy of the Modi government framed with the aim of corporatization and saffronization of education; 3) Condemning the Hindutva onslaught on Dalits and minorities in the name cow and beef, and in solidarity with all the oppressed; 4) Solidarity with the people’s struggle against nuclear plants including Koodankulam; 5) Demanding resolution of the Kaveri water dispute taking both the people of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka into confidence; 6) Condemning the military repression on the Kashmiri people and demanding resolution of the Kashmir question based on people’s right of self-determination; 7) In support of the workers’ struggle against the unlawful lock-out of the New Rubber Tools and Dye Product at Hosur; 8) In solidarity with the with genuine demands of the struggling Street Flower Vendors in Krishnagiri district .

Seventy five comrades who were active in the CPI(ML) Liberation and other left parties in the past and who accept the Party program and Constitution of the Party attended the Special Conference which decided to start the membership campaign and formation of area, local and branch committees. The meeting decided to strengthen the activities in the trade unions and among the agricultural workers
AT the conclusion of the Central Committee meeting of the CPI(ML) Red Star, a meeting was held at Rashtra Bhasha Bhavan hall on 24th September evening presided by com. Arun Velaskar and addressed by comrades KNR and Pradeep Singh Thakur. The speakers explained how the question of land to the tiller and political power to the people have become more relevant than ever when the corporatization-communalization regime of Modi government has intensified the attack on workers, peasants, dalits, adivasis, women and all other oppressed classes and sections. Taking lessons from the past mistakes, the ideological political struggle should be intensified to build a powerful communist party which can overthrow the present ruling system and advance to people’s democracy and socialist transformation. A lively discussion on the questions raised by the audience followed. It was announced that a march to Naxalbari shall be organized in next May culminating with a rally on 25th May at the culmination of this campaign.
THE CONSTITUENTS of the Democratic People’s Forum (DPF), the CPI(ML) Red Star, NJLM, MCPI(U), Samajvadi Forward Bloc, Sarvodaya Prabhat Party, Jan Jagrutik Abhiyan, and All India Workers’ Council held a meeting on 28th August at CPI (ML) Red Star, Delhi, and decided to organize a rally on 7th November at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi with the slogan: Roji, Roti, Janavad, the slogan of October Revolution. Representatives of the New Socialist Movement-Gujarat, Karnataka Janashakti and DSS –Karnataka who could not attend the meeting also agreed to implement the decisions of the meeting.

The meeting discussed the national situation when the corporate-communal raj of Modi govt is intensifying the miseries and oppression of the masses and emphasized the importance of strengthening the DPF. The meeting finalized the 7th November mobilization program at Delhi. A sub-committee was constituted to draft handbill and the slogans to be sent to all constituents for finalization. The meeting appealed to all constituents to mobilize maximum number of comrades and organize a vigorous campaign in all the areas to make the program really effective.

The meeting declared solidarity with the 2nd September All India Hartal. It called for rejecting the draft New Education Policy of the Modi government. It condemned the growing atrocities against dalits, adivasis, women and all other oppressed sections and called for political solution to the Kashmir issue involving the people.

The meeting decided to hold discussions with other remaining struggling left and democratic forces and dalit/adivasi forces based on the CMP, and to win over them to DPF. The meeting called on the constituent organizations active in UP, Punjab and Delhi to chalk out common minimum program based on the concrete problems of the states and to organize DPF at state level for contesting the coming elections with the objective of building people’s alternative
THE meeting of All India Coordination of Slum Dwellers and Housing Rights Movement was held at Bangalore on 6–7 August 2016. Slum Dwellers and Housing Right organisations like Basti Surakshya Mancha of Odisha, Koligeri Nivasikalu Sangham of Karnataka, Parpidaavakaasa Samara Samithi of Kerala, Jhopadpatti Bachao Andolan of Maharastra, Housing Right Committee of West Bengal participated. Basti Surakshya Mancha, Shakur Basti, Delhi-NCR sent a report. The leaders of these organisations discussed thoroughly about the problems confronted by the fast increasing number of slum dwellers and of the danger of Smart City. It discussed the Bhubaneswar Declaration and suggested some more demands to be added. It decided to translate the final declaration into all Indian languages and to hold discussions with all the Slum Dwellers organisations and activists active in various states. National Hawkers Union leader Comrade Shaktiman Ghosh of Kolkota also participated and expressed solidarity to the all India coordination efforts of urban poor movements.

In 2011 the first attempt was made to coordinate the slum dwellers movement at all India level in a meeting held at Bhubaneswar which adopted a Charter of demands. In 2015 the 2nd coordination meeting was helded at Bhubaneswar and the Declaration was adopted. Keeping this Bhubaneswar Declaration as a basic understanding, it was decided to coordinate the urban poor for their livelihood and housing right at all India level. Presently organisations from 6 states are part of this coordination, from many other states like Tamilnadu, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, UP, Jharkhand, MP etc. activists have come forward to expand their activities.

The meeting decided to observe 15th August as All India Protest Day raising demands if the Bhubaneswar Declaration. The meeting decided to strengthen the activities in all states in the coming days and to maintain living contact. It is reported that Constituent organisations observed 15th August as All Inida Demand Day with the slogans: Even after 70 years of Independence, crores of Indians are deprived Food, Employment and Shelter; Ban Slum Demolition/Eviction; Scrap Smart City projects. Guarantee Employment/Livelihood; Ensure Housing Rights Close to their work place. 
OVER ten thousand people from different parts of the state participated in the agitation on August 20 in Bengaluru demanding cultivable lands for landless and homes for homeless. The agitation was organised by Bhoomi Mattu Vasati Hakku Vanchitara Horata Samithi, a State-level conglomerate of different organisations and individuals for a common goal. Addressing a press meet at Raichur on 12th August itself, K. Nagalingaswamy, district president of Karnataka Raitha Sangha, had announced that thousands of people from different parts of the State would participate in the agitation on the birth centenary of former Chief Minister of Karnataka late D. Devaraj Urs, who introduced land reforms in the State. “The land reforms introduced by Devaraj Urs remained incomplete as the governments after him showed little interest to provide cultivable lands to landless farmers. It is meaningless to celebrate Devaraj Urs birth centenary when his dream of providing a piece of land to poor and landless farmers remained unfulfilled. Huge tracts of government land both in urban and rural areas are encroached. The government must clear these encroachments and distribute the lands among the poor,” Mr. Nagalingaswamy said.

He asked the government to make a clear distinction between large-scale encroachments of government lands by powerful politicians, mighty landlords and influential religious institutions and the bagair hukum lands that had been cultivated by poor and landless farmers for a living. “No governments after Devaraj Urs took the land and housing issue seriously. Instead of clearing the large scale encroachments, these governments have been harassing and attempting to evict bagair hukum farmers. Lakhs of applications seeking regularisation of bagair hukum lands by their genuine tillers are piling up and gathering dust in government offices,” he said. The Bengaluru agitation raised 15 major demands including five acres of cultivable lands to every landless farmer, a home or residential plot to every homeless family and regularisation of bagair hukum lands to their genuine cultivators, he added.

Following state level campaign by KRS (AIKKS), TUCI, Karnataka Janasakthi, DSS and more than 25 organizations who had formed the struggling committee for land and housing for all landless and huseless people of Karnataka turned in to a massive mobilization which marched more than 3 kms to the state secretariat.

The revenue minister came to the maidan where the march had reached and discussed with the leaders assuring immediate steps to start distribution of land and housing on priority basis. The leaders warned the state administration that unless these steps are not immediately taken the Horatta Samithi shall launch direct action. This militant rally raising their demands has inspired the landless people for preparing themselves for direct action for land and housing. 

8 AUGUST PROTEST DAY AT BANGALORE

PROTEST against attack on Kashmir people and Hindu fascist attack on Gujarat Dalits. The protest organised by Anti-fascist forum at Bangalore. CPI(ML) Red Star, Dalit Panthers

of India, PUCL, SDPI, TUCI, Komu Souhard Vedike, Karnataka Jana Shakti, DSS (Parivarthane) and other organisations participated in it.

28TH JULY OBSERVED AS MARTYRS DAY

FOLLOWING the call of the CC of the CPI(ML) Red Star, 28th July was observed as Martyrs’ Day remembering Com. Charu Majumdar, the first General Secretary of the CPI(ML), who died in police custody at Kolkata on 28th July, 1972 and the tens of thousands of communist revolutionaries and democrats who sacrificed everything for the liberation of the country and the people with the pledge to continue the struggle for people’s democracy and socialism.

HIROSHIMA DAY OBSERVED

THE 71st anniversary of nuking of Hiroshima followed by Nagasaki in Japan by US imperialism on 6th and 8th of August, 1945, was observed by Party committees and anti-imperialist forces around the country. With the call for universal comprehensive nuclear disarmament.

In the context of increasing hotspots all over the world and a large number of countries led by US and Russia including the hostile governments of India and Pakistan have compiled huge nuclear stockpiles it is a significant movement which should be strengthened
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