The initiative taken by the SFI-JNU to bring five Left political organizations on the same platform is an impressive one. For the renewal of the progressive and democratic movement, it is important that the forces working for social and political change work together closely. It is envisaged that this platform will remain committed to such unity and participate in united struggles for peoples’ livelihood, freedom from exploitation and oppression, dignity and social justice.
The different positions adopted by the LEFT Parties on the issue of the Presidential election will not affect Left Unity, argues Comrade Prakash Karat.
The Babri Masjid judgment epitomises a larger structural linkage between the neoliberal transformation and Hindutva, a process which is underway in Indian society for last two decades. In this framework, Hindutva manifests itself in multiple forms and affects Muslims as well as other working and oppressed people in vicious ways. Subsequently, the struggle against Hindutva has to be an integral part of social justice and modernist concerns.
It is time to reinforce our belief in the core secular ideas of modernity and socialism. This is what should be said loudly after Babri judgment, not going back but moving forward.
A blog-post on the oft repeated call for "reconciliation" after the Ayodhya verdict.
The CPI(M)'s intervention in the National Integration Council calls for a robust approach in solving the issues of terrorism, communal violence and policing. Presented here is the complete text of the party's intervention in the council meeting.
Nobody dare question our commitment to education and the Indian Constitution.
says Mushirul Hasan, Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia
Professor T.Jayaraman writes an open letter to member of Parliament, Omar Abdullah (of the National Conference), following his speech defending the nuclear deal.