THE DASTARDLY murder of com. Chndrasekharan, leader of Revolutionary Marxist Party on 4th May, who had left CPI(M) along with his followers in 2009, shows the extent of criminalization of politics in Kerala.
AGAIN slum demolition drive is geared up. On 12th and 13th June about 110 houses were demolished at Cuttack Bidanasi nuasahi slum by Cuttack Municipal Corporaration. Because of Local Corporator and MLA’s assurance of not evicting them, believing leaders slum dwellers were not prepared to resist.
CPI(ML) severely condemns the demolition of slums taking place in different states using brutal force against the resisting slum dwellers. In Cuttack and Bhubaneswar in Odisha, Nonadanga in Bengal , Sion Koliwada in Mumbai …. demolitions and suppression of the slum dwellers who resist it are continuing.
ON THE 12th and 13th of June 2012, a massive eviction drive took place in Cuttack, Odisha. The slum comprises of about 2000 families. 110 houses have already been demolished. The protesters faced ruthless attack by the police. 15 people had been arrested out of which at least two people are severely injured. Local people say they are in the hospital.
The MP state committee of CPI(ML) organized a militant rally of party comrades on 9th June which culminated in public meeting addressed by comrades KN Ramachandran, general secretary, Umakant, PB member, Badriprasad, state secretary, Urmila and Vijay Sen, state committee members of the Party.
The evicted people of Nonadanga assembled in the nearby place of Metro channel on the demand of their rehabilitation. There were some political activists also with them. In the evening under the direction of Government police brutally lathi charged the evicted people and arrested 33 people
The meeting of the leading cadres of All India Krantikari Adivasi Mhasabha (AIKAM) from South Rajasthan region on 6th June evening discussed the land grabbing taking place in the name of various so-called development projects like amusement projects and for large scale mining which is displacing tens of thousands of adivasi families from their villages.