SHAHEEN BAGH: WOMEN AGAINST FASCISM!
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05 February 2020

Shaheen Bagh in south-eastern Delhi has become the focal point of the movement of Women Against Fascism; it is creating history. As the local women along with the struggling people of Delhi with the slogan: No CAA, No NPR/NRC have declared to continue this struggle centre till these draconian move is reversed by the fascist Modi government, everyday thousands of women and children from the locality and nearby areas reach the place and stay for hours to declare their determination to continue the struggle till victory, in spite of many attempts by the police to remove them from the area. Shaheen Bagh has already become known not only in India, but internationally. On12th January a massive turn-out was witnessed, as on all Sundays.

Inspired by Shaheen Bagh, the women of Park Circus in Central Kolkata has already started the Women Against Fascism centre there pledging that they will continue it till the CAA and NPR/NRC are repealed. It is attracting lot of people and is becoming more and more lively day by day. There are reports of women in UP, Bihar, MP and other states also starting such centres with active participation of all democratic forces and oppressed sections of people.

All Party committees in the cities to discuss this matter with the women’s organizations and join the initiative taken by various force to start Women Against Fascism centres wherever possible with the firm determination for continuing them for a long time. They can transform to focal point of this historic struggle with the slogan: No to CAA, No to NPR/NRC. Along with these, newer and newer forms of struggle to maintain and accelerate the momentum should be developed and sustained till the people’s victory against fascist Modi govt.

As the RSS/BJP leaders and activists are organizing vitriolic campaign against the movement as a whole spreading many lies and trying to create an atmosphere of fear wherever possible, a counter propaganda campaign should be developed by the struggling forces. Similarly the campaign to boycott the NPR which is already started in some areas under BJP rule and all over India from 10th April should be launched. The masses of people should be taught that we are not going to prepare any documents or going to cooperate with the NPR. We shall not allow the enumerators to enter the mohallas and villages. It is another Non-Cooperation Movement. Let us prepare the people for it by making the movement increasingly vigorous day by day. n

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.