Current Issues

On Triple Talaq Ordinance

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on September 20

THE ordinance on triple talaq promulgated by the central government is uncalled for and is motivated by considerations other than that of the welfare of Muslim women.

The triple talaq bill is pending in the Rajya Sabha and requires a full discussion including reference to a select committee. The ordinance is an undemocratic step bypassing parliament.

Successful Strike against Rising Fuel Prices

A NATIONWIDE strike call given by the Left parties against skyrocketing prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, and subsequent increase in prices of essential commodities, was observed on September 10. The strike, supported by several opposition parties, was successful in most parts of the country. During protest action on the day, a call was given to defeat the anti-people Modi government.   


Scrapping Section 377 Welcome

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on September 7, 2018

THE CPI(M) welcomes the judgement of the Supreme Court striking down Section 377 of the IPC thus decriminalising same sex consensual relations between adults.  This constitutes a historic victory for the LGBT communities who have suffered humiliation, bigotry and even violence at the hands of retrograde forces.

The CPI(M) has always supported the struggle against Section 377 which the Supreme Court has rightly held to be arbitrary and discriminatory.

Left Parties Salute People for the Spontaneous Upsurge of Protests

The Left parties – Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-Liberation, Socialist Unity Centre of India (C) and Revolutionary Socialist Party – in a statement issued on September 10, 2018, have hailed the spontaneous response of the people to the call for nation-wide protest and hartal against the unprecedented hike in the prices of petroleum products and other stiff economic burdens being heaped by this Modi government.

Baseless Report

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on September 4, 2018

SOME media reports have appeared that on a complaint from Kerala regarding an elected representative, the Party Centre has intervened and given direction on the action to be taken.

There has been no such intervention from the Centre and this is a baseless report. 

All such complaints, as is the normal practice, will be dealt with by the concerned state committee; in this instance, the Kerala State Committee.


Stop This Repression

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 28

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly protests the raids conducted by police authorities on the homes of various civil rights and human rights activists and Left intellectuals.

Enhance Central Assistance to Flood Ravaged Kerala

CPI(M) general secretary, Sitaram Yechury has written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 21, on the need to enhance the central assistance given to flood ravaged Kerala as also the other measures that need to be taken. Yechury wished to seek PM’s time to appraise him on his visit to Kerala on August 19-20 and to request the government of India to consider the following urgent measures for relief and rehabilitation of lakhs of people who have suffered this unprecedented damage caused by the recent floods.


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