Yechury lashes out at EC over clean chit to Modi

Yechury lashes out at EC over clean chit to Modi

New Delhi: Lashing out at the Election Commission over the clean chit given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on complaints of Model Code of Conduct violations, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury Wednesday said the poll body’s dealing with such cases was “emboldening perpetrators.” In a letter to the poll body, he said, “Across the country, […]

CPI(M) demands hassle free movement of fruit laden trucks on Highway

CPI(M) demands hassle free movement of fruit laden trucks on Highway

SRINAGAR: While calling for hassle free movement of fruit laden trucks on the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, CPI (M) State Secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik on Sunday said the ban has adversely affected the horticulture sector. “There is a large chunk of apples stored in cold storages, which requires urgent transportation to various destinations in the […]

LS Polls: CPI(M) supports NC for Srinagar, Anantnag

LS Polls: CPI(M) supports NC for Srinagar, Anantnag

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the CPI(M) Monday asked the people from Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha constituencies to vote for National Conference candidates to defend the identity and special status of the state guaranteed under Articles 370 and 35A. CPI(M) state secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik, in a statement, asked the voters to […]

Govt has turned battle against ‘terror’ into battle against Kashmiris, Muslims: CPI(M)

Govt has turned battle against ‘terror’ into battle against Kashmiris, Muslims: CPI(M)

New Delhi: There has been an “orchestrated effort” by the BJP and the RSS to rouse “jingoistic nationalism” after the Pulwama attack and the government has turned the battle against ‘terrorism’ into one against Muslims and Kashmiris, the CPI(M) alleged Monday. CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the government must step up diplomatic efforts to […]

RSS continues to be aviolent, obscurantist organisation: CPI(M)

RSS continues to be aviolent, obscurantist organisation: CPI(M)

NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) continues to be a violent and obscurantist organisation opposed to the tenets of the Constitution. Reacting to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s comment saying “Hindu Rashtra doesn’t mean there’s no place for Muslims, Hindutva is Indianess and inclusiveness”, the […]

Decision to hold polls in J&K shows arrogance of central govt: CPI(M)

Decision to hold polls in J&K shows arrogance of central govt: CPI(M)

Srinagar: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday slammed the central government for going ahead with panchayat and municipal elections in Jammu & Kashmir. The CPI(M) said this showed the “arrogance” of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Union government. “The decision of the government to go ahead with panchayat and urban local bodies elections […]

CPI(M) to also boycott polls, Cong may do likewise

CPI(M) to also boycott polls, Cong may do likewise

ITIFAQ LONE Srinagar: Mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir will not participate in the Panchayat and civic body elections that have been announced by the election commission. NC leader Mohammad Ali Sagar told Kashmir Reader that the elections were a “futile exercise”. He said that the Government of India (GoI) must first clear its […]

Congress, CPI(M) hold anti-Modi govt protest, ask PM to step down

Congress, CPI(M) hold anti-Modi govt protest, ask PM to step down

ITIFAQ LONE Srinagar: The state unit of Congress party and the left-wing Communist Party of India(M) on Monday staged a protest in response to the Bharat Bandh programme called against the rising fuel prices across India. Scores of Congress workers led by JKPCC president Ghulam Ahmad Mir assembled at Lal Chowk, the commercial hub of […]

CPI(M) joins in defence of Article 35A in Supreme Court

CPI(M) joins in defence of Article 35A in Supreme Court

SRINAGAR: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has filed an intervention application in the Supreme Court to safeguard Article 35A of the Constitution of India which provides special provisions for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Filed by CPI(M) member Muhammad Yousif Targami, who is also a legislator in the J&K assembly, the application has […]

NC demands shifting of trial; Cong, CPI condemn lawyers’ protest

NC demands shifting of trial; Cong, CPI condemn lawyers’ protest

Jammu/Srinagar: The Congress and CPI(M) condemned the protest by some lawyers who attempted to prevent the police from filing charge sheet in the Kathua rape-and-murder case, while the NC demanded shifting the trial out of Kathua. The parties alleged that Monday’s incident was part of a well-thought-out conspiracy to polarise communities in the state by […]

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