WHEN THIS NOTE is being prepared the preparations for the Dharna at Jantar Mantar and Parliament March on 27th March are progressing well. A team of women comrades leading the Sharmila Kangla Lup (SHAKAL) who are actively supporting the struggle of Irom Sharmila in Imphal led by Maa Taruni are participating in the campaign in Delhi to make the dharna and Parliament March a great success. Delegates from J&K, Assam and other Northeast states are expected to participate.
A large number of comrades from UP, MP, Odisha, Rajasthan, Punjab and Delhi are participating. On the same day the CPI(ML) state committees are organizing dharna before the central government offices at various state headquarters raising the demands of Repeal AFSPA, Stop Policing by Army. The CPI(ML) has appealed to all progressive democratic forces to join the dharna and march to raise their voice in support of the struggling people of Northeast and J&K.
As the state terror is intensified by the UPA government and army is deployed in Chhattisgarh also now in the name of a training camp, it is highly necessary that a platform of all democratic forces who call for repeal of AFSPA and for ending the policing by the army in Northeast and J&K is formed to continue the struggle for it uniting all the forces ready to come forward to support these demands. The 27th March program can become a launching pad for building such a platform. Let the struggle is continued in support of the demands of the people of Northeast and J&K.