Landless Labourers Seize Land in Mansa AND D D Kosambi Memorial Seminar at Bangalore

Landless Labourers Seize Land in Mansa

The agricultural workers in Dalel Singh Wala village led by Mazdoor Mukti Morcha and CPI(ML) seized four acres of panchayat land which they decided to redistribute among the landless for building their dwellings. The seizure programme was organised on the 39th Foundation Day of the Party (April 22). The villagers are guarding the land against any attacks by the feudal forces or the administration. Earlier the administration had promised to allot land to the landless workers but it turned out to be a false promise as usual. Bhagwant Singh Samao, Secretary of Mazdoor Mukti Morcha led the agitation. Before the land-seizure the landless labourers paid tributes to Com. Dharam Singh Fakkar, one of the founder members of Mujara Movement (movement to ensure land to landless).

IIMS Karnataka:

D D Kosambi Memorial Seminar at Bangalore

Karnataka chapter of Indian Institute of Marxist studies (IIMS), organised a Seminar on 20 April 2008 at St. Joseph’s College auditorium in Bangalore in memory of D D Kosambi, in his birth Centenary and also on the relevance of Maxim Gorky’s novel, Mother in its 100th year of publication. Prof. G Ramakrishna, a well known Left theoretician having allegiance to CPI and the Editor of Hosathu, a Left cultural magazine in Karnataka delivered a lecture on ‘Contemporary Relevance of Kosambi and his works while Prof. B M Puttaiah of Hampi University on the contemporary relevance of Gorky’s novel, ‘Mother’. V Shankar, CCM of CPI(ML) delivered a lecture on ‘The Changing Patterns of Working Class Resistance in the Era of Globalization’. The Seminar was presided over by Comrade Divakar while Dr. V Lakshminarayana made introductory remarks and Mona Das, Ex-President of JNUSU welcomed the gathering.

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