CPI(M) extends revolutionary greetings to Lakhs of people who came out on June 16 on the call of the Party to observe All India Protest Day. In the current situation when at least an additional 150 million people have been rendered unemployed during the lock down period adding to the overall huge numbers of the unemployed. A vast section of our people have lost all means of livelihood. The heart rending experiences of hungry migrant workers on the roads marching back home has shown the depths of huger that a sizeable section of our people are suffering today. The PB decided that protests against these conditions must be organised all across the country. These protests observed the regulations and restrictions prevailing in each area maintaining physical distancing, wearing protective masks etc. The Polit Bureau had given a call to observe an all India protest day on June 16 demanding the following:
1. A cash transfer of Rs. 7500 per month for a period of six months to all families outside the income tax paying bracket.
2. Free distribution of 10 kg foodgrains, per individual, per month for a period of six months.
3. A minimum of 200 days employment under MNREGA with enhanced wages. Extend employment guarantee schemes to the urban poor. Immediately announce an unemployment allowance to unemployed persons.
4. 4. Stop the loot of national assets, privatization of the public sector and stop the scrapping of labour laws.
Here are some photos of the protest from across country:
AKG Bhawan, Delhi