NEW DELHI: The CPM on Sunday announced a nationwide campaign against the Modi government over issues related to minorities and democratic rights and civil liberties from September 17 to September 22.
The 5-day campaign, CPM chief Sitaram Yechury said will also focus on immediate cash transfer of Rs 7,500 per month for the next six months to all families outside the income tax bracket and immediate distribution of free foodgrains of 10 kg per individual every month for the next six months among the needy. “Issues such as the intensification of communal polarisation; targeting of minorities; large-scale attacks on democratic rights and civil liberties of our people; against the mounting brutal attacks on women, Dalits, adivasis and other marginalised sections, loot of national assets through privatisation and scrapping of labour laws will be highlighted,” he said.
In the context of recent developments where the Delhi Police named Yechury as co-conspirator in the Delhi riots, the Politburo alleged there is a complete “subversion of the criminal justice system with blatant misuse of the agencies” under the central government like the Delhi Police, the NIA, the CBI and the ED to demonise political opponents. “The Politburo demands immediate stop to arrest of innocent minorities, activists championing the rights of the people, especially the marginalised like the Dalits/tribals, on trumped up charges under draconian laws like the UAPA, NSA and the Sedition Act,” the party said.
After a meeting of the partys Politburo on Saturday, Yechury said the CPMs demands would include the expansion of MGNREGA to ensure at least 200 days of work a year with enhanced wages, an Urban Employment Guarantee Act, we well as the announcement of an allowance for all unemployed persons.
CPM, Yechury said, is opposed to 11 ordinances promulgated by the government during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. “Some of these, particularly concerning Indian agriculture, are extremely dangerous and damagRead More – Source