The Polit Bureau discussed the draft political-organisational report to be presented to the 22nd Party Congress to be held at Hyderabad from April 18 to 22, 2018. This will now be put before the Central Committee at its forthcoming meeting from March 28 to 30, 2018 and after its adoption will be placed before the Congress.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the BJP state government of Chattisgarh for registering a false case of murder against noted intellectuals and activists
The CPI(M) demands immediate action against the Delhi police for its highly condemnable actions against JNU students when male police manhandled and harassed girl students, while equally deplorable was the totally unwarranted action against the grieving mother of the missing student Najeeb who was dragged on the roads and arrested. Instead of launching an urgent and serious search for the missing student, the Delhi police has beaten, harassed and arrested those demanding justice.
Certain reports have appeared in a section of the media stating that the professors from the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Delhi University who visited Bastar, Chattisgarh are being harassed with copies of the false complaints registered against them being sent to the concerned universities.
We are herewith releasing the copy of the letter handed over to the President of India, seeking his intervention to resolve the current crisis in the Jawaharlal Nehru University. A delegation comprising Shri Digvijay Singh (INC), Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M), D Raja (CPI), K C Tyagi & Pawan Kumar Verma (JD-U), KTS Tulsi (nominated). Majid Memon (NCP) and Baishnab Parida (BJD) met the President at 6.30 p.m. today.
Everything is business in the neo-liberal era. Nothing can be of any value until and unless it can be used to make profit. The market is supreme and it should flourish at all costs. This idea is crippling our sense of social responsibility. The never ending budget cuts in social welfare schemes, the bailout packages handed out to the corporate world and tax write offs for the rich clearly indicate where the government’s allegiance lies. The recent attacks on the institutions of higher education across the country are the demonic offspring of this unholy alliance.
The manner in which the sedition clause is being used in this case underlines the necessity to scrap the sedition clause 124A in the Indian Penal Code. The CPI(M) demands the withdrawal of the cases against the opposition leaders and all others named in the FIR.
SHORT DURATION DISCUSSION ON SITUATION ARISING IN CENTRAL INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD
SHRI M.B. RAJESH (PALAKKAD): Madam, we are discussing this important issue at a time when the campuses across the country are boiling in an unprecedented outrage and protest. Tens of thousands of students are coming out on the streets to fight an undeclared emergency imposed by the Government against the universities and campuses. Madam Speaker, two incidents have shaken the conscience of the entire nation. One is a suicide. It is, in fact, an institutional killing of Rohit Vemula, a brilliant student who wanted to become another Carl Sagan. He belonged to Hyderabad Central University.
Eight Left Parties of Punjab organized a state level convention at Deshbhagat Yaadgar Hall, Jalandhar on 23rd February, 2016 on the issue of divisive politics and communal attacks by rightwing organisations in the countr