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Delhi police under central HM Amit Shah has a notorious of protecting the RSS goons who have openly called for butchering  Muslims and political opponents during the anti-CAA movement, Delhi assembly elections, before Northeast Delhi riots and after the farmers denied permission to enter Delhi and present their demands to government started siege of the capital from 27th November. As a cover up for the sabotage planed by Amit Shah with top cops of Delhi and RSS goons to infiltrate and create violence including a raising of a religious flag at Red Fort, keeping its doors open and removing the military guards protecting it for a day, creating all the disturbances that happened by diverting a small fraction of the rally to this area by erecting barricades at strategic points, these criminals in Khaki, top bosses of Delhi cops have come out with a cock and bull story that it is a team of environmentalists in India, Disha Ravi, Nikita Jacob  and Shantanu sharing a tool kit from Greta Thunberg who lead an environmental movement internationally, had conspired with Khalistanis to create disturbances and vandalize Delhi and its Red Fort on the rally day!

 

After creating all the disturbances that happened on 26th January killing a truck driver in police firing also using the RSS goons till afternoon, and then attacking the rallyists in its name, the Delhi police, which has the record of the horrific attacks on the Jamia and JNU students last year, and has not filed any FIR against anyone still, which had alleged the whole farmers movement as Khalistani led, and filed FIRs against all farm leaders for instigating all the criminal incidents on rally day, has now come out with this story and abducted Disha from her home and now searching for the other two who have sought bail from Mumbai High Court, to escape from Modi-Amit Shah teams’ fascistized police.

History teaches that, those who follow Hitler and Mussolini will definitely face the fate decided by the people.  As it is the people who create history as they are already on the move in our vast country, no force on earth can save the fascists and their mercenaries from the fate going to be drafted by the great people of this country. Fascists always commit blunders which dig their own graves. Turning against the students and youth who are fighting for a new world, defeating the efforts of these fascists who are leading the earth to an ecological catastrophe, they have challenged all the students and youth of this country. Along with the struggling farmers and the working class who are also going to join the farmers soon, the new generation shall dig the graves for these enemies of humanity. We appeal to all compatriots to come out to oppose this fascist reign of terror; let us demand our voice against the witch hunt against the environmentalists; Let us demand immediate release of Disha Rawi!

 

KN Ramchandran

General Secretary

CPI(ML) Red star

 

New Delhi

15th February 2021

Justiçe P. B Savant passes away

Justice P B Savant who  was always taking uncompromising  stand against the Manuvadi Hindutva forces serving corporate interests and trying to transform India into a Hindurashtra and who stood firmly with secular democratic forces passed away today. He was 91. He found time always to stand with those who are fighting for ecological protection and for an alternative development path. He has addressed some of the most important conventions on democratic rights and anti nuclear movements in which  we were involved. 

 

With his departure the people's movement loses a consistent spokesperson. CPI (ML) Red Star extend heartfelt condolences to his family members and to his large number of associates and friends. 

 

Kn Ramachandran

General Secretary

CPI (ML) Red Star

 

New Delhi

15th February 2021

 

If disengagement claimed by Modi Rule is factual, follow it with highest level talks and full-scale border agreement!

 

Withdraw military to camps; leave border security to BSF! 

 

When the border dispute between India and China flared up leading to the death of twenty Indian military men, we had called  for an end to WAR MONGERING; we demanded that these disputes are left-overs from the colonial period, and settled through bi-lateral discussions! We don’t want another border war; People primarily want bread, housing, healthcare, education, employment and peace, not jingoism using border disputes!

 We had then pointed out how even boundary demarcations were used by British colonialists as part of their ‘divide and rule’ policy.

 

Contrary to the stand taken during independence struggle, Congress governments had failed to settle the border disputes. During the last seven years under Modi rule, the relations with all neighbouring countries have further worsened on the one hand due to its Islamophobia, and on the other because of its increasing role in the Asia-Pacific axis strengthened by US to serve its inter-imperialist contradictions with China.

We had also appealed to the Chinese people that as both the governments of India and China are worsening the border conflict which both of us do not want, in order to evade their responsibility of fulfilling the basic needs of the people and work for peace, both are whipping up war jingoism. We appealed to both peoples who have the heritage of long standing fraternal relations between our two great peoples, to the Nepalese people and people of all other neighbouring countries to not allow the reactionary ruling classes of our countries to divide us in the name of border disputes, a leftover from the colonial days, Islamophobia and racism; let us work together to refrain our governments from dragging us to border wars which will lead to the loss of lives of many more of our jawans in the army in all our countries as cannon fodder to serve the interests of imperialists and their junior partners, and make life more miserable to us, the vast majority of the toiling common people.

 

In spite of this appeal, and the desire of the people, and the campaign based on it, the border conflict went on escalating leading to deployment of huge military and air force by both sides, and taking up of hasty infrastructure development further degrading the ecology of fragile Himalayan region. It also led to frantic purchase of weapons and equipment costing billions of rupees as well as forcing tens of thousands of jawans on both sides to stay in su-zero temperatures during this winter.

 

From all available reports and facts, it is clear that Modi government could not gain anything through this seven month old conflict, as it was continuing to claim. Instead it has only aggravated its relations with China, making conditions more difficult to carry forward this agreement on LAC to complete settlement of the entire India-China border. Using these evident weaknesses, Congress is trying to project itself as more militant in order to score a point over Modi. Such approaches will only aggravate the situation. What is needed is that all opposition parties and progressive forces should put pressure on Modi government to go beyond the present disengagement to settlement of the entire border disputes to  make all border areas an area of friendship and peace. It will promote the interests of the people, and weaken the US led imperialists’ efforts to stir up border conflicts to promote their war industry. The same approach should be followed for settling the still pending border disputes with Nepal and other countries also.

But it is too much to expect from the corporate fascist Modi government. For intensifying its strangle-hold over power, and to advance its junior partner relation with the US, Modi government will not hesitate to throw away the agreement on LAC in the western sector, to start another anti-China tirade to please the US imperialism. Only the revolutionary left forces can resist and defeat such chauvinist policies of Modi and resolve the border disputed also as part of the Anti-fascist agenda of the people’s movement against fascism.

 

KN Ramachandran

General Secretary

CPI(ML) Red Star

 

New Delhi

15th February 2021

Alert! Another sign of humans reaching nearer to ecological catastrophe!
 
Glacier Break Triggers Massive Flood In Uttarakhand, Many Dead!
 
Many people are dead, many more missing, many millions going to be affected, with vast damages to the river sides and structures, along with the animals and remaining trees in a vast region in Uttarakhand after a glacier broke off at Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district in an avalanche and massive flooding of the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers on today morning, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands and destruction of the nearby Rishiganga and NTPC power plants. As the administration serving international corporate capital and the mainstream media owned by the corporate forces or controlled by the corporate fascist government will not come out with real facts even after such human tragedis occur as a result of the incessant aggression on eco-system and bio diversity in even an ecologically sensitive region like Himalayas, we have to wait for the full reports from the freelance journalists reach there in two or three days.
 
The glazier breaking and causing avalanche shows the alarming intensification of ecological destruction in the Himalayan region, in the general condition of increasing Global Warming causing destruction of most of the glaziers in the Antartic and Artic regions. In spite of the vast destruction caused by the June, 2013, heavy rains and floods in the state, least attention was paid for making an ecological study of the region before projects like the one which is washed away now were taken up. As India and China are engaged in huge infra-structure development along the long imalayan borders and deployed huge forces there, both are competing in the ecological destruction of mountain tops. It is in this situation, the Himalayan glaziers have started melting faster than it was predicted. What happened at Chimoli is only the beginning. If immediate plans for ecological protection are not taken up including stopping the projects in the most sensitive areas now taken up, the mining and real estate constructions for religious-tourism, before long more incidents of heavy rains, avalanches following glazier breaking causing vast destruction can be expected more frequently.
 
While expressing condolences to the families of the diseased, the CPI(ML) Red Star would like to say that following the 2013 floods the authorities were warned that most of these calamities are man-made for rabid expansion of accumulation of wealth, and only if the forces responsible for it are removed from power, and a people’s alternative with an alternative development perspective is brought forward the impending ecological catastrophe can be averted.
 
KN Ramachandran
General Secretary
CPI(ML) Red Star
New Delhi
7th February 2021

DANGER OF A CATASTROPHIC GLOBAL FAMINE

As glaciers melt in the Himalayas, depriving India and China of summer water supplies; as sea levels rise, drowning the fertile rice fields of Vietnam and Bangladesh; as drought threatens the productivity of grain-producing regions of North America; and as the end of the fossil fuel era impacts modern high-yield agriculture, there is a threat of wide-spread famine involving billions rather than millions of people.

People threatened with famine will become refugees, desperately seeking entry into countries where food shortages are less acute. Wars, such as those currently waged in the Middle East, will add to the problem.

What can we do to avoid this crisis, or at least to reduce its severity? We must urgently address the problem of climate change; and we must shift money from military expenditure to the support of birth control programs and agricultural research. We must also replace the institution of war by a system of effective global governance and enforcible international laws.

Optimum Population in the Distant Future

What is the optimum population of the world? It is certainly not the maximum number that can be squeezed onto the globe by eradicating every species of plant and animal that cannot be eaten. The optimum global population is one that can be supported in comfort, equality and dignity – and with respect for the environment.

In 1848 (when there were just over one billion people in the world), John Stuart Mill described the optimal global population in the following words:

“The density of population necessary to enable mankind to obtain, in the greatest degree, all the advantages of cooperation and social intercourse, has, in the most populous countries, been attained. A population may be too crowded, although all be amply supplied with food and raiment.

“… Nor is there much satisfaction in contemplating the world with nothing left to the spontaneous activity of nature; with every rood of land brought into cultivation, which is capable of

growing food for human beings; every flowery waste or natural pasture plowed up, all quadrupeds or birds which are not domesticated for man’s use exterminated as his rivals for food, every hedgerow or superfluous tree rooted out, and scarcely a place left where a wild shrub or flower could grow without being eradicated as a weed in the name of improved agriculture. If the earth must lose that great portion of its pleasantness which it owes to things that the unlimited increase of wealth and population would extirpate from it, for the mere purpose of enabling it to support a larger, but not better or happier population, I sincerely hope, for the sake of posterity, that they will be content to be stationary, long before necessity compels them to it.”

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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.