Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
THE public sector oil companies have increased the price of petrol by 70 to 72 paise per litre. This follows an increase in September of 27 paise per litre. The price of petrol has already been increased by Re 1 per litre in the space of three weeks.
The CPI (M) strongly opposes this recurrent increase in the prices of petrol. By deregulating the petrol pricing, the government has opened the way for successive hikes in petrol prices.
The rise in petrol prices will further fuel inflation. The people who are suffering from continuous food inflation will be more burdened. There is no transparency in the pricing decision making.
The Polit Bureau calls upon the government to scrap the deregulation in petrol pricing.
Vol. XXXIV, No. 43, October 24, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sudha Sundararaman inaugurated the conference. While addressing the delegates, she said women are marginalised in the Indian society and are suffering from social insecurities, sexual violence, rape, evil of dowry, domestic violence etc. She said the daughters are being killed before birth during the pregnancy. The building of women’s movement for the rights of women should not be construed as a war against men. Our struggle is to change the outlook of the society about the women in our society. She said that AIDWA is struggling for the rights of the women since coming into being in 1981. It is the outcome of our struggle that the bill for the 33 per cent reservation for women in the legislative assemblies and parliament has been passed in Rajya Sabha. She told that the economic self reliance plays an important role in the development of an individual and the social status of almost every person in the society. She said that almost all women are deprived of the right to property and demanded that an act should be passed for the right of women in the matrimonial property after marriage. She called upon the delegates to build a strong movement in the state so that the rights of the women can be achieved as soon as possible.
The work report was placed by Surinder Kaur and discussion on report took place. During the inaugural session, Subash Choudy, Snehlata Misra, Rajinder Kaur Virdi and Manjit Kaur was also present on the stage.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
THE POLIT BUREAU OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MARXIST) ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2010.
THE eight-point proposal announced by the central government for Jammu & Kashmir is a step in the right direction. However, it is insufficient. More needs to be done to instill confidence among the people and to help restore peace and normalcy.
While the announcement of the release of young men in jail for stone-pelting, review of detention under the Public Safety Act and compensation for the families of those killed are welcome, it is necessary to provide for compensation for those injured in police firings and for the rehabilitation of those permanently incapacitated.
There has to be a change in the police methods of tackling protesters indulging in stone-throwing. The promise to review the location of bunkers in Srinagar city and the proclamation of Disturbed Areas should be done expeditiously. It should not remain only a promise. Finally, the group of interlocutors for initiating a dialogue should be primarily political in nature. It is only a political exercise which can help initiate a dialogue and sustain it.
J&K CPI (M) FOR MORE INITIATIVES
While welcoming the proposals announced by the central government for Jammu & Kashmir, the CPI (M)’s state secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has stressed that the government of India needs to take more initiatives in order to create an environment of peace and confidence.
In a state issued on behalf of the CPI (M) state committee from Srinagar on September 26, Tarigami said, “We suggest a panel of senior parliamentarians to be constituted for a sustained dialogue with all shades of opinion in Jammu and Kashmir primarily with those holding voice of dissent.”
Tarigami said that keeping in view the trust deficit between the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the union, which has unfortunately been coupled in the last four months of unrest, concrete steps should be taken besides implementation of the fresh measures in letter and spirit.
“Let there be a louder and firmer resolve to implement the promise made by the prime minister regarding zero tolerance to human rights violations. Besides, immediate steps must be taken to probe the crimes committed during this period and violators of the human rights be identified and brought to book,” he added.