On 29 September a meeting was organised at KSEB Hall at Kochi (Kerala) by OPDR Comrades for a discussion on how to develop resistance against intensifying saffron fascism. It was attended by progressive democratic political movements, dalit liberation organizations, ecological movements, people's struggle committees and intellectuals. In meeting precided by OPDR state president Ad Kumarankutty, CPI (ML) Red Star general secretary com KN Ramachandran introduced the subject. Comrades TS Narayanan( MCPI - U State Secretary), K S Hariharan ( RMPI Central Executive Member), M K Dasan (CPI - ML Redstar State Secretary, Sudhir Kumar ( SUCI - C State Committee Member), Adv P O John (National Dalit Liberation Front state president), PA Puran (PUCL State President) Appukkuttan Vallikkunnu, S Babuji (Western Ghat protection coordination president), Dr Ajoykumar, Dr Sadasivan, anti IOC plant struggle Committee leader KS Murali, Democratic protection forum president Prembabu, convener Shahjahan, Ad Sabi Joseph, KR Aravindakshan and others participated in the discussion. The meeting decided to form a broad based Anti Fascist People’s Committee and to organize a massive democratic convention by end of November uniting all other like minded forces also to adopt anti fascist alternative program and to declare struggles in support of restoring democratic rights of Kashmiri people, for repealing whole NRC process, demanding withdrawal of citizenship ( amendment) Bill and to join with similar movements in other states for throwing out the fascist for an alternative democratic development program. For this a broad based Committee with Adv Kumarankutty as chairman and Dr Ajoykumar as convener was formed.
Land for Tiller! Conference of Declaration for Right of Farm Land and housing right by the landless peasants including hundreds of Adivasis was held at Sulthan Batheri, Wynadu District. CPI (ML) Red Star PB Member Com P J James inaugurated the Struggle Declaration Right Conference. AIKKS Central Committee Member and leader of the Land Struggle Com M P Kunjikkanaran, AIKKS leader Com Sukumaran Attappadi, CPI (ML) Red Star State Executive member Com Sam P Mathew, Party District Secretary Com Premanand, Land Struggle leader Com K V Prakash etc addressed the conference.
For the toiling and oppressed masses 25th December is Kizhvenmani martyrs' day. It was 50 years ago on 25th December 1968 the upper caste landlords in Kizhvenmani, TN, attacked the dalit families who were struggling against feudal suppression and for wage demands. 44 of them including children, women and the aged were massacred by the landlords. Let us remember these martyrs and intensify the struggle against the corporate raj, Manuvadi caste system and the saffron fascist forces to achieve social change.
K N Ramachandran
CPI (ML) Red Star