OBSERVE 23RD MARCH MARTYRS’ DAY UPHOLDING BHAGAT SINGH’S IDEALS!
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14 March 2018
OBSERVING 23rd March, the martyrdom day of comrades Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, along with upholding the martyrdom of all comrades who sacrificed everything for the national liberation and democratic revolution of our country, and advancing along the ideals chartered by Bhagat Singh to complete these tasks are more important than ever today when the country and people are ravaged by ever intensifying corporate fascism under ultra rightist communal fascist forces. Before his martyrdom Bhagat Singh had cautioned that if the Inquilab do not take place and if the political power is transferred from gora sahebs to kala sahebs the ideals of freedom struggle shall be betrayed. Asserting why he is an atheist, he emphasized for an egalitarian caste-less, secular society. But his ideals were betrayed and what he cautioned happened.

After the transfer of power, colonial India was turned in to a country under neo-colonial domination; from Keynesianism to neo-liberalism the neo-colonial plunder went on intensifying under the big capitalist, big landlord rule; and for imposing their political hegemony the political parties from Congress to reformists continued the ‘divide and rule’ policy, appeasing communal forces of all hues and utilizing the horrific caste system. During this process they tried to take over all leaders of renaissance and national liberation movements including Dr. Ambedkar and Bhagat Singh, while systematically diluting and betraying their ideals. As a result, conditions were created for the growth of communal forces to take over power, intensifying corporate fascist rule. It is a travesty of history that these very same communal fascist forces are also taking over and defaming the names of these very same leaders of renaissance and national liberation movements for advancing their policy of national betrayal and imperialist servitude.

The task of the revolutionary forces is to beat back these forces, uncompromisingly uphold and develop the ideals and values of the renaissance and national liberation movements according to present conditions, and intensify people’s upsurges in all fields, creating conditions for social change. Let us observe the 23rd March, martyrdom day with this perspective. 
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The Communist movement in India has a history of almost a century after the salvos of October Revolution in Russia brought Marxism-Leninism to the people of India who were engaged in the national liberation struggle against the British colonialists. It is a complex and chequered history.