REVOLUTIONARY GREETINGS TO THE WORKING CLASS FOR THE GREAT VICTORY OF THE 2ND SEPTEMBER HISTORIC STRIKE

04 October 2016
CPI(ML) Red Star salutes the working class of India for leading the biggest-ever strike in India’s history which saw participation of 18 crores of workers from public and private/ organized and unorganized sectors, against the anti-working class anti-people policies of the Modi regime. That common people including peasants, agricultural workers, women and youth came to the streets declaring solidarity with the striking workers. It was a heart-warming trend. In spite of police repression unleashed on striking workers in different parts of the country and in spite of promulgation of Section 144 in industrial areas around Delhi such as Noida, Gurgaon, etc. strike was a great success.

While extending red salute to Indian working class, it is high time for the working class to look beyond the token one day hartals every year, when the attacks on them are mounting day by day. As a leading member of the TUCI noted in social media, it is high time for the toiling masses to come out on the streets and raise barricades to achieve their demands. It is high time defying reactionary BMS-INTUC and reformist HMS-AITUC-CITU leaderships the working class advance towards a worker-peasant raj. We appeal to the working class to take lessons from this historic strike and get prepared for greater struggles in coming days, not only for better wages, but also for better life and democracy.
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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.