Author Archives: Socialist Indian Postman

Vanitha Mathil – The Wall for Gender Equality : Rebecca Rose Varghese

On January 1, 2019, almost 5 million women gathered on Kerala’s National Highway 47 to form a 620-km long wall, extending from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital. The Vanitha Mathil, or the Women’s Wall, was formed as a symbolic gesture to express support for gender equality, and was an initiative undertaken under the leadership of the Left government of Kerala.

Read more

2018 Assembly Elections and the lessons for the Left: A perspective | Shubham Sharma

The election result in five states has cast a shadow over the potentialities of the Hindutva brigade, sobriquet the Right wing. Although recent mobilizations around the building of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya saw a competition of sorts among the legitimate heirs of a disgraceful event, BJP comfortably trumps other contestants in this race and fits the political bill of the, Right. But what of the Left? Not as a linguistic antonym but the Right’s dialectical ‘other’ in politics. Where is it? Or what is left of the Left?

Read more

Big Victory for SFI, AIDWA, and other Women Orgs. Tax on Sanitary Pads Revoked.

After months of protest and agitation all across the country the Government is finally forced to revoke the atrocious tax on sanitary napkins. The movement against the decision to impose tax on sanitary napkins was started by a group of Delhi University students associated with the Students’ Federation of India. The students, along with women affiliated to All India Democratic

Read more

AIKS-LED PEASANTS GHERAO SURGANA TEHSIL OFFICE IN NASHIK DISTRICT

Today June 12 is the 31st anniversary of the martyrdom of Comrade Laxman Bagul. This Adivasi comrade was killed in police firing on June 12, 1987 at Vanganbari village near Umbarthan in the Surgana tehsil of Nashik district, during the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS)-led struggle for forest land rights. Today under AIKS leadership, thousands of Adivasi peasants have gheraoed

Read more

Students’ Federation of India joins #BoycottHP Movement, in solidarity with Palestine

Going against the precedence of closer ties with Israel set by the Central Government, the Largest organisation of school and university student in India – the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has decided to join the #BoycottHP Movement in solidarity with the cause of Palestinians. HP plays a key role in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. It provides technology, equipment and

Read more

Remembering Comrade Hasrat Mohani – the person who penned Inquilab Zindabad

‘Gandhi ki tarah baith ke kaateinge kyun charkha, Lenin ki tarah denge na duniya ko hila hum?’ Socialist India remembers the legendary urdu poet, freedom fighter, and one of the founding members of the Communist Party of India – Comrade Hasrat Mohani on his death anniversary. As a tribute to his sacrifices, Socialist India presents to you a brief of

Read more