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Burdensome and harsh, the message came from Kolkata. Comrade Gurudas Das Gupta passed away. A top leader, a worthy child of the proud working class, who started the struggle since he was a child and a young man, and climbed slowly but stably all the stairways of the struggle until the top. Where he shone for his intelligence, his class-oriented point of view, his internationalist and uniting insight and spirit.

Today the World Federation of Trade Unions is mourning the loss of its worthy child. Of a consistent soldier of the international army which struggles for the abolition of the capitalist exploitation. Of a consistent defender of the WFTU and its class-oriented strategy.

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on August 29, 2019:

Government of India is announcing number of new measures in economy to boost growth. This in fact is an admission by government that it has failed to address issues like unemployment and growth and is an admission that all its tall claims about economy are half truths and false.

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) issued the following statement on August 28, 2019:

It is surprising that when our country’s economy is already facing turbulence and serious slowdown, instead of taking measures that will boost the economy, efforts are being taken which will further precipitate the economic instability.

RBI was specifically created as an independent institution mandated with the responsibility of ensuing the stability in the economy besides monitoring external stability, monetary stability and money supply. RBI is a totally autonomous body and is not expected to be an extension counter of the Finance Ministry or the Government. It has very specific tasks to perform which should not be interfered with. But what is happening now is a matter of serious concern where the RBI is apparently forced to bow down to the wishes of the Government to release their funds to bridge the fiscal deficit of the Government.

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India has commented that steps taken by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to address deep slow down in Indian economy are half hearted and taken due to pressure of super rich and foreign capital and to appease finance capital. Wealth creators are not only rich people and MNCs. It is the people of the country who are the creator of the wealth. It is an admission of structural slow down in economy aggravated due to demonetization. This was not accepted during budget presentation and hence today’s announcements by Finance Minister virtually cancels the budget presented with all bravado and false assumptions.

2019 August 15 is the 73rd Independence of the country.

We, the communist, stood in the forefront of the freedom struggle and made supreme sacrifices to win the independence.

Today the right wing fascist forces – the RSS and its affiliates, having captured the political power, are trying to appropriate every part of history and to rewrite history. They use everything to hack the minds of the people imposing the false narrative of jingoist nationalism.

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India condoles the death of people due to floods in various parts of the country and expresses deep sympathy for all those who are affected due to floods and subsequent natural calamities. It appeals to central government to immediately send adequate help to all the states to give food, relief material and financial help to those affected along with medical help to face subsequent problems of infections and epidemics.

The Left parties call upon the people of India to strongly protest against these illegal and unconstitutional methods employed by the Modi Government. "These are not issues confined to Jammu & Kashmir alone," they add, "They constitute an attack on democracy, federalism and the constitutional order."

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India strongly condemned the detention of Com. D. Raja, General Secretary of CPI and Com Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of CPI (M), at Srinagar Airport today; by the security forces. They were on their way to meet Com. Tarigami, MLA of Jammu & Kashmir Assembly, as he is not well. Both the Communist leaders have written a letter earlier to the Governor; Jammu & Kashmir that they would like to meet the party leaders and activists at Kashmir valley. This detention is undemocratic and despicable.

CPI General Secretary, D. Raja, has addressed the following letter to Jammu and Kashmir, Governor, Satya Pal Malik regarding his proposed visit to Srinagar on August 9.

New Delhi
August 08, 2019

Shri Satya Pal Malik
Jammu and Kashmir.

Dear Malik ji,

As the General Secretary of Communist Party of India, I wish to visit Srinagar to meet my Party members and my Party leaders. I propose to reach Srinagar on the 9th August, 2019 morning to meet them.

CPIM IndiaThe Modi government has struck a big blow at democracy and the Constitution by scrapping Article 370 of the Constitution and dismantling the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

The people of Kashmir had acceded to India in the face of invaders from Pakistan and a solemn commitment had been made to them by the Indian State to provide them with special status and autonomy which was embodied in Article 370. The Modi government has betrayed the people of Jammu & Kashmir by going back on this commitment.

comunistaLeft Parties Statement on Dismantling the State of Jammu & Kashmir Assault on India’s Constitution, Democracy & Federalism 

The Modi government has dealt a severe blow to our constitutional order by unilaterally scrapping Article 370 and other provisions of the Constitution and dividing the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

The special provisions guaranteed by the Indian Constitution to the state of Jammu & Kashmir were the result of the princely state signing the instrument of accession to the Indian Union in the face of Pakistani invaders. By the current measures, the Modi government has completely negated the assurance made by the Indian government to the people of Jammu & Kashmir. This is an assault on federalism, a fundamental feature of the Indian Constitution.

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