17 | 07 | 2019

The World Federation of Trade Union representing more than 97 million workers in 130 countries all over the world, strongly condemns the reported decision of Baluchistan High Court that bans the Trade Unions in the public sector. If this decision is confirmed, is an unacceptable anti-labor and anti-trade union attack against the working class of Pakistan and the human rights of the people of Pakistan.

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on July 5, 2019 on Union Budget 2019-20:

Modi government’s budget for 2019 - 20 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is a huge disappointment as it fails to address real issues of our economy and people. Slowdown in growth, rising unemployment, rising NPA of banks,

The Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) declared on July 2, that the Party strongly rejected government’s announcement of increasing Gas Price saying it irrational and anti-people. Accordingly, the Left Democratic Alliance, an alliance of eight left-leaning political parties, comprises CPB, BSD and other left parties has called a half-day strike (hartal) across the country on July 7 to protest the gas tariff hike.

Over the last year, allegations that China is interning large numbers of Muslim citizens of Xinjiang province in internment camps have been given enormous media prominence. Reports cite “the UN” as a source for claims that up to a million people could be interned in these camps, a claim repeatedly made by US officials, while US Defence Department Asia chief Randall Schriver has stated that the total could be “closer to three million citizens”.

These claims have been taken up in Britain and used to agitate against China, including by elements on the left. Some of these (such as those who protested at the presence of a Chinese speaker at the Marx Oration) are groups who have always attacked socialist countries but others include anti-racist and anti-Islamophobia campaigners who have a good record of solidarity with the broad left.

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) strongly supports the Hong Kong peoples’ protests against the controversial extradition bill, which would not only repress political, social, and labor activism in the city, but would also endanger political and civil rights of the citizens.

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on June 15, 2019:

India voted in favour of Israel at the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to deny a 'consultative' status to a Palestinian non-governmental organisation. This is a clear indication that the current regime headed by Mr. Narendra Modi is going against the national consensus in India supporting Palestine and it is trying to become closer to Israel government.

The National Secretariat of Communist Party of India welcomes the proposal of Delhi Government to give free transport to all women in Metro and buses. This will help working women and girl students in particular. We further appeal to Delhi government to also consider giving free education or scholarships to girl students till PhD level. This will help in bridging the gender gap by opening up better opportunities for women in employment and encourage families to allow girls to pursue higher education.

The National Executive of the Communist Party of India (CPI) met on 27-28 May, 2019 at Ajoy Bhavan, CPI headquarters in New Delhi. Punjab State Secretary Bant Singh Brar chaired the meeting.

The meeting reviewed the campaigns and the outcome of the Elections 2019 to the Parliament. On behalf of the National secretariat, General Secretary of the Party Com. Sudhakar Reddy presented the review report.

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India strongly condemns the attack on the CPI Begusarai district office with bombs, bricks, stones and sticks by a violent group of BJP activists. As the Lok Sabha results were coming out, these goons in their arrogance over the victory attacked the office injuring some of the comrades present there.

It may be recalled here that former JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar put up a stiff fight as a CPI candidate from the Begusarai seat for the Lok Sabha.

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