We strongly condemn the attack on the IIT Madras Scholar Sooraj! The PhD student was thuggishly beaten up for organising a beef-eating protest to resist democratically the authoritarian restrictions of the Modi’s saffron regime over the cattle-trade. While this legislation is a clear breach on the individual liberties such as choice of food, the cattle trade restrictions are also a serious blow to millions and millions of livelihoods; particularly affecting the marginalised communities involved in the retail beef trade, leather industries, tanneries, etc. At the same time this act is not seriously touching upon the multi million dollars worth beef exports by the large slaughter houses run by rich businesses. This shows the hypocrisy of this government while imposing its over arching ‘hindutuva’ agenda of beef ban amongst ordinary people and simultaneously protecting the interests of the big business involved in beef exports.
The following is an audio recording by Jagadish G Chandra from the New Socialist Alternative. Topics discussed include the joblessness situation in India, price rise, demonitisation, the reformist role of left parties and the need to fight back against the neo-liberal assault of the Modi govt.
The following is an audio recording of a recent discussion amongst the members of the New Socialist Alternative. Jagadish G Chandra spoke on the political developments in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and potentially dangerous situation developing in the country with the victory of BJP in UP & the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister.
Public Event – 28th Feb, 2002. Town Hall, Bangalore
The following protest is being organized by Peoples’ Solidarity Concerns – Bangalore, which includes the New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India). For more information, visit event page on facebook.
Remember Godhra: It is fifteen years since the horrible events that engulphed not just Gujarat, but the entire country and communities, particularly the Muslims of this country. The society was torn apart, when lawlessness and the trampling of democracy was blatant and the blaze of communalism was parching all human feelings in every nook and corner of this country.
With a gross mishandling in the clearing up of the massive oil spill near the shores of Marina and Ennore and the brutal murder of a dalit girl Nandhini – the Tamil Nadu politics is once again in appalling decay! In addition, the staged power handover to the late Jayalalithaa’s aide and the AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala has again stirred quite a lot of people around. And this is looked down with contempt and disgust by a lot of ordinary people.