Category : Peoples' Movements

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পূর্ণ বনাধিকার আইন, গ্রামসভার শাসন চায় বাংলার জনজাতি ও আদিবাসীরা

গত বুধবার বিকেলে প্রধানমন্ত্রী যখন লোকসভা নির্বাচনে সারা রাজ্যে “সন্দেশখালি ঝড়” উঠবে বলে রাজনৈতিক পূর্বাভাস দিয়ে গেলেন, তখন কলকাতার ‘গোকুলে’ বেড়ে উঠল আর এক শপথ — গ্রামসভার শত্রু যারা লোকসভা থেকে তাদের তাড়াও। রাজ্যের বনাঞ্চলের নির্বাচনী আকাশের ঈশান কোণে এক বিদ্যুৎগর্ভ মেঘের উদয়ের সেই খবর প্রধানমন্ত্রীর কাছে কি পৌঁছল? লিখলেন দেবাশিস আইচ।   নাম না করেই, বিজেপিকে […]



লোকসভা নির্বাচনের আগে এনআরসি-আধার নিয়ে বিভ্রান্তি সৃষ্টি করছ আসাম সরকার: ফোরাম ফর সোশ্যাল হারমনি

Groundxero|20 February, 2024   সম্প্রতি বিধানসভায় আসাম সরকারের পক্ষে মন্ত্রী পীযূষ হাজারিকা এক প্রশ্নের উত্তরে বলেন যে, ২৭ লক্ষ লোকের আধার ইস‍্যু করতে হলে সুপ্রিম কোর্টের অনুমতি লাগবে।  মুখ‍্যমন্ত্রীর মুখেও আবার একই রকমের বিভ্রান্তিকর কথা শোনা গেল। গত ৫ বছর ধরে আধার আটকে রেখে এখন নির্বাচনের প্রাক্কালে সরকার বল সুপ্রিম কোর্টে ঠেলে দিয়ে হাত ধুয়ে […]


Update on the Struggle against Vedanta’s Bauxite Mining at Sijimali

#SijimaliMatters Update # 7. An update on the status of the struggle by the local communities against Vedanta’s bauxite mining project at Sijimali, Odisha.    Groundxero | 16th February, 2024   Vedanta Limited’s proposed bauxite mining project at Sijimali in Odisha’s Rayagada district is being intensely opposed by local Adivasi and Dalit villagers who have voiced […]


21 Point Charter of Demands: Gramin Bharat Bandh and Industrial/Sectoral Strike

The 21 Point Charter of Demands released by SKM and JPCTUs in context of the all India Grameen Bandh and Industrial / Sectoral Strike on 16th February 2024.   Groundxero| 15th February, 2024   Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) and Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and Independent Sectoral Federations/Associations has called Grameen Bandh and Industrial […]


End Corporate Loot and Save Agriculture: Grameen Bharat Bandh and Industrial Strike on 16 February

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and Central Trade Unions (CTUs) have appealed to the workers, farmers, agricultural workers, women, youth, students and all other sections of the people to join the massive peoples’ action and support the strike action on 16 February to save the Basic Principles of Democracy, Federalism, Secularism and Socialism enshrined in the […]


কেন অশান্ত হয়ে উঠল সন্দেশখালি?

কেন অশান্ত হয়ে উঠল সন্দেশখালি? এই প্রশ্নের উত্তর পেতে গেলে আপনাকে যেতে হবে সন্দেশখালি ব্লকের দাড়ির জঙ্গল মৌজায়, যেতে হবে দাড়ির জঙ্গল মৌজার ৭ নম্বর পেত্নি ঘোলায়। যেতে হবে দীর্ঘদিনের অত্যাচারের শিকার সন্দেশখালির আমজনতার কাছে। বিঘার পর বিঘা জমি কার্যত দখল করে মাছ চাষের অভিযোগ রয়েছে ‘পলাতক’ তৃণমূল নেতা শেখ শাহজাহান এবং তার দুই ছায়াসঙ্গী, […]


“Workers’ Resistance Day” observed by MASA against the anti-worker policies of governments

Groundxero | 9th February, 2024   Mazdoor Adhikar Sangharsh Abhiyan (MASA), a coordination platform of 17 workers organisations/unions in India, observed “Mazdoor Pratirodh Divas/Workers’ Resistance Day” on 8th February, 2024, all over the country against the anti-worker policies and to press for the just demands of the working masses in the country.   Protest demonstrations, rallies […]


Over 250 citizens condemn “vindictive witch hunt” of Dr. Harsh Mander by Indian State agencies

Groundxero | 3rd February, 2024   In a press statement, released on 2nd February, 2024, over 250 activists, academicians, lawyers, and concerned citizens expressed solidarity with rights activist and former IAS officer Harsh Mander and condemned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s raids at his home and his office as being part of a “vindictive witch hunt”.   The […]


An Open Letter to the President of India from the People of Kutrumali, Sijimali and Majhingmali on 26 January

Groundxero | Ist February, 2024   160 Adivasi and Dalit people from eight villages in Kutrumali, Sijimali and Majhingmali in South Odisha, wrote an open letter to the President of India on the Republic Day, drawing her attention to the unjust and unconstitutional ways by which their land, hills, rivers and streams have been sold off […]


Kolkata Protest State-Sponsored Display of Majoritarianism by Hindutva Forces

Groundxero Report | 22 Jan 2024   Even as the entire country was overwhelmed by the massive display of brute majoritarianism on the occasion of inauguration of Ram Temple at Ayodhya, in the city of Kolkata, students, right activists, social and political organisations and individuals held several protest programs denouncing the use of the state and […]


Delhi Withholds Rs 7,000 Crore for Paddy Procurement as West Bengal Fails to Display PM Modi’s Photos at Ration Shops

Blocking subsidies meant for the poor and the marginalized to exact political revenge is unethical and reveals the Union government’s anti-working-class and anti-farmer position.   Groundxero Report | 22 Jan 2024   The Narendra Modi-led Union government has decided to withhold the release of Rs 7,000 crore earmarked for the state government in West Bengal […]


From Odisha to Chhattisgarh, Adivasi Community is being Displaced and their protests Criminalized in Pursuit of  “development” 

Along with the brutal tree cutting of 50,000 trees within three days, repressive action and arrests have been made against the members of the local organization Hasdeo Aranya Bachao Sangharsh Samiti in Chhattisgarh protesting the coal mines by Adani group. Similarly in Odisha, several arrests and detentions have been made to intimidate the local resistance movements […]


SKM call to Intensify Struggles on MSP, Loan Waiver and Privatisation of Electricity

Groundxero | 28th December, 2023   The all-India general body meeting of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has called for intensifying struggle of farmers and farm-workers in 2024 to achieve the main demands of Minimum Support Price (MSP) calculated on the basis of C2+50% formula for all crops procurement by the government, freedom of farmers from […]


An Update of the Gram (Palli) Sabha Meetings Held in the Sijimali Region

#SijimaliMatters Update # 6 December 21, 2023   We bring to you an update of the Gram (Palli) Sabha meetings held in the Sijimali region on 8 December by the local administration in the presence of company officials and armed police and people’s protest and the Shaheed Rendo Majhi Diwas event in Nakrundi Gram Panchayat […]