Lok Raj Sangathan - Empowering the people http://www.lokraj.org.in/rss.xml en Thorough-going transformation in the political process required for a people’s mandate http://www.lokraj.org.in/node/2132 <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2132/title/en/rss" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Thorough-going transformation in the political process required for a people’s mandate</span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2132/uid/en/rss"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2132/created/en/rss">Fri, 2017-03-24 12:18</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/33" hreflang="en">Political Process</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <div data-quickedit-field-id="node/2132/body/en/rss" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Election results from the five states which recently went for assembly polls have been overwhelmingly in favour of BJP. The party has been able to form governments in 4 of the 5 states. But there have been widespread allegations that the results have been manipulated through EVMs.</p> <p>The Congress, BSP, SP and AAP have complained to the Election Commission (EC) that EVMs were tampered. In response the EC is holding high level consultations to “put in place a proper strategy to reinforce the credibility of EVMs”.</p> <p>Every election has exposed the fact that the winners in the elections are decided by a handful of big monopoly and business houses. Through the use of money, muscle and media power they decide which party should get the upper hand in elections. They systematically discredit any other party that can become a serious contender by levelling charges of corruption and misrule against them and sending the CBI after them if required. Through their domination over symbols, they keep out any serious contenders who represent the interests of the people. A case is thus built for the party of their choice even before elections are conducted. The final manipulation is done on election day. With the introduction of EVMs this manipulation has become easy. The complaints by major parties reinforces the fact that election results are manipulated in favour of the winners.</p> <p>In order to make the people accept the election “verdict”, and throw a fog over election malpractices, the monopoly-owned media provide analysis and justification as to why a certain party could emerge as the winner. They analyse “shifts” in voting patterns among people belonging to a particular caste or religion. They highlight the “good governance” aspects of parties which emerged winners and the “anti-incumbency” aspect for the losers.</p> <p>But they hide the fact that these elections were held at a time when people were seething with anger against wave after wave of attacks on their rights and livelihood. Vast section of people were disgruntled with problems faced during the demonetization drive, attack on labour rights, bankruptcy of peasantry, attacks on students across universities, growing insecurity among women, loss of jobs due to liberalization and continuing stagnation in many economic sectors.</p> <p>After the elections, Prime Minister Modi projected a grand vision of a “new India” by 2022. The Congress promised a new deal for the people of Punjab. But these words of bravado are no different from what BJP and Congress have been promising the people, election after election.</p> <p>In the present political process, parties are accountable to their funders and not to the people. They foist a list of candidates on the people. Elected representatives are not answerable to the people but to their parties which gave them the tickets. When there is an indecisive outcome, then parties indulge in despicable horse trading. Elected representatives are bought with the promise of suitcases of money and ministerial posts. This is what is being witnessed now in Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur.</p> <p>Election Watch and ADR have analysed that 36% of newly elected MLAs in UP had criminal records and 26% had serious criminal cases against them! The Election Commission, the body which is supposed to ensure the integrity of elections, is not able to answer why this has happened. The Supreme Court, which issued a rather pompous warning that those appealing to voters on the basis of religion and caste will be punished, remained a spectator when leaders of political parties raked up the Ayodhya issue and also openly gave calls to vote for them on the basis of caste.</p> <p>The entire political system and process reeks of corruption, nepotism and hegemony. From deciding on who should be given the ticket to contest to government formation and setting up the cabinet, people are not consulted.</p> <p>In the present system, parties act as gatekeepers to power and keep the people thoroughly marginalized from playing any active role in selecting their representatives and forming a government of their choice. When placed in power they do the bidding of the monopolies and business houses which favoured them. Thus elections are not an exercise where people express their views on who should rule them. They are a market place where political parties sell themselves to the highest bidder.</p> <p>We need to replace the current political process with a people-centred political process. In such a new arrangement, people should have the right to select and elect candidates and recall them if they fail to perform their duty. They should have the right to initiate legislation to protect their rights and interests. The state should fund the electoral process and any other funding should be disallowed. All candidates will have equal access to a symbol of their choice and media time. Political parties will play the role of an enabler to politicize the people so that they can take power in their own hands.</p> <p>In spite of a mind numbing propaganda to pass of the existing political system and process as genuinely democratic, several parties and activists have challenged the status quo. They have dared with considerable success to present the case for an alternative system and process. Considerable initiatives have been started to politicize the people so that they actively work for a people-centred political process. Lok Raj Sangathan has actively worked for a thoroughgoing renewal of the political system and process and will continue to do so in the future.</p></div> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:48:40 +0000 admin 2132 at http://www.lokraj.org.in http://www.lokraj.org.in/node/2132#comments LRS Samiti member stands in MCD elections from Harkesh Nagar http://www.lokraj.org.in/node/2131 <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2131/title/en/rss" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">LRS Samiti member stands in MCD elections from Harkesh Nagar</span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2131/uid/en/rss"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2131/created/en/rss">Thu, 2017-03-23 15:30</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/154" hreflang="en">India</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/164" hreflang="en">New Delhi</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/170" hreflang="en">Delhi</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/13" hreflang="en">Youth</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">All</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <section data-quickedit-field-id="node/2131/comment/en/rss"> </section> <a href="/taxonomy/term/63" hreflang="en">General</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/32" hreflang="en">Rights</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Electoral Reforms</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Peoples Initiatives</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/58" hreflang="en">In Action</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <div data-quickedit-field-id="node/2131/body/en/rss" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3><strong>हरकेष नगर<span lang="hi-IN" xml:lang="hi-IN" xml:lang="hi-IN"> </span>92-एस वार्ड के लिये लोक राज समिति संजय कालोनी द्वारा चयनित उम्मीदवार</strong></h3> <img alt="Shivaji Biodata" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ebab3844-9755-4f81-8a06-06caa68ee256" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/IMG-20170323-WA0013_0.jpg" class="align-center" /><h3>उम्मीदवार का परिचय <a href="http://lokraj.org.in/sites/default/files/2017-03/Shivaji%20-%20Final_leafile.indd_.pdf">(पीडीएफ के लिए क्लिक करें)</a></h3> <ul><li>शिवाजी बी टेक (मैकेनिकल इंजीनियर) हैं।</li> <li>उनकी उम्र 27 साल है।</li> <li>वे संजय कालोनी के निवासी हैं और लोक राज समिति के अध्यक्ष हैं।</li> </ul><p>अगर मैं आपका प्रतिनिधि चुना गया तो:</p> <ul><li>हर महीने में एक बार वार्ड के अलग-अलग इलाकों में जनसभा आयोजित करके, जनता के सामने अपने काम का हिसाब दूंगा और जनता की समस्याओं को हल करने के लिए उनकी सलाह लंूगा।</li> <li>निर्वाचन क्षेत्र के विकास के लिए मिलने वाला धन</li> <li>किस मद पर कितना खर्च किया जाए, उसका फैसला जनसभा में सलाह करके करूंगा।</li> <li>मेरे वार्ड की सभी समस्याओं को हल करने के लिये लोगों को लामबंध करूंगा।</li> <li>घर-घर पीने का पानी, गली-गली सीवर, पक्के रास्ते व सड़कें, सफाई, बारातघर, बच्चों के खेलने के पार्क, प्राथमिक विद्यालयों में बेहतर शिक्षा, स्वास्थ्य सेवा, बुजुर्गों के लिए जीने-लायक पेंशन, सही दाम पर और पर्याप्त मात्रा में राशन के</li> <li>अधिकार के लिए वार्ड के लोगों के साथ मिलकर संघर्ष करूंगा।</li> <li>क्षेत्र के लोगों, खासकर महिलाओं और लड़कियों की सुरक्षा के लिए संघर्ष करूंगा।</li> <li>रेहड़ी-पटरी वालों, छोटे दुकानदारों और रिक्शा चालकों को सुरक्षित स्थान दिलाकर उनके उत्पीड़न को खत्म करने के लिये संघर्ष करूंगा।</li> <li>सरकारी सेवाओं के निजीकरण के खिलाफ़ संघर्ष करूंगा।</li> <li>मेहनतकशों के अधिकारों की रक्षा के लिये संघर्ष करूंगा।</li> </ul><p> </p> <h3>लोक राज संगठन</h3> <p>लोगों को देश के राजनीतिक और सामाजिक जीवन के केंद्र में लाने के लिए काम करता है, ताकि लोग अपने जीवन पर असर डालने वाले मुख्य फैसलों को लेने में सक्षम हों। लोक राज संगठन का यह मानना है कि इसके लिए लोगों को अपने ही बीच में से अपने उम्मीदवार का चयन करने का अधिकार होना चाहिये। चुने गए प्रतिनिधि को जवाबदेह ठहराने और उसे वापस बुलाने का अधिकार होना चाहिये। कानून और नीतिगत फैसले करने का</p> <p>अधिकार होना चाहिये, ताकि लोग खुद अपने भविष्य के मालिक बन सकें। इस लक्ष्य की ओर बढ़ने के लिये, काम के स्थानों और रिहायशी इलाकों में लोक राज समितियां गठित की गयी हैं, जो लोगों को अपने अधिकारों के लिए संगठित करती हैं।</p> <h3>अधिकारों के लिए हमारा संघर्ष जारी है:</h3> <p>शिवाजी इस समय लोक राज समिति के अध्यक्ष हैं। बीते 11 वर्षाें से लोक राज समिति इस क्षेत्र के लोगों को संगठित करके अपने अधिकारों के लिये संघर्ष में अगुवाई देती रही है। इन संघर्षों की वजह से वार्ड की जनता को कुछ प्रमुख उपलब्धियां भी हासिल हुई हैं।</p> <ul><li>लोक राज समिति ने बच्चों की शिक्षा में उन्नति के लिये अनवरत संघर्ष किया है। समिति के सहयोग से पुरोगामी महिला शिक्षा केन्द्र चलाया जा रहा है। इसमें स्कूली बच्चों को पढ़ाई में सहायता देने के लिये प्रशिक्षित शिक्षक लगातार प्रयास करते हैं।</li> <li>नौजवानों के सांस्कृतिक विकास के लिये लोक राज समिति, रंग भूमि नाट्य समूह की सहायता के साथ नृत्य और नाटक में प्रशिक्षित करती है।</li> <li>क्षेत्र के नौजवानों और बच्चों के शारीरिक और मानसिक विकास के लिये लोक राज समिति ने समय-समय पर खेल-कूद, चित्रकला, वाद-विवाद, आदि की प्रतियोगितायें आयोजित की हैं।</li> <li>2007 में राशन कार्ड बंद किये जाने के खिलाफ़, लोक राज समिति की अगुवाई में संघर्ष चलाया और खाद्य विभाग को पुनः राशन कार्ड जारी करने को बाध्य किया। राशन वितरण में धांधली के खिलाफ़ लगातार संघर्ष करते आ रहे हैं।</li> <li>नये सार्वजनिक शौचालयों का निर्माण किया गया है। इसके लिये बीते 8 वर्षाें से लोक राज समिति की अगुवाई में, कालोनी की महिलाओं और पुरुषों ने कई बार अधिकारियों तथा जनप्रतिनिधियों को मांग पत्र सौंपे और लगातार धरने-प्रदर्शन व संघर्ष किये।</li> <li>‘जन अधिकार कनेक्शन-योजना’ के तहत सभी कालोनियों में पानी का कनेक्शन देने की दिल्ली सरकार की 30 अगस्त, 2016 की घोषणा, यह लोक राज समिति के लम्बे संघर्ष का परिणाम है। इसके लिये दिल्ली में 27 जुलाई, 2016 को व्यापक जन अभियान चलाया गया।</li> <li>टैंकरों में धांधली और भ्रष्टाचार के खिलाफ़ लोक राज समिति ने दिल्ली जल बोर्ड के सामने कई बार धरने दिये और हस्ताक्षर अभियान चलाये।</li> <li>सीवर लाइन डाले जाने की मांग को लेकर 2006 से लोक राज समिति ने कई प्रदर्शन किये। इस संघर्ष का नतीजा है कि फरवरी, 2017 में दिल्ली सरकार ने समस्त कालोनियों में सीवर लाइन डालने का ऐलान किया।</li> <li>ओखला फेस 1-2 के अंदर डी.टी.सी. बस सेवा, जो पिछले 6 वर्षाें से बंद थी, को फिर चालू करने के लिये लोक राज समिति ने लगातार संघर्ष किया। अब ये बस सेवायें बहाल कर दी गई हैं।</li> <li>पिछले 8 वर्षाें से खस्ता हाल में पड़ी यूनानी डिस्पेंसरी को, लोक राज समिति के अडिग संघर्ष की वजह से, दवाइयों और अन्य सुविधाओं सहित चालू कर दिया गया है। इस क्षेत्र में डिस्पेंसरी खोलने की मांग को लेकर बीते दो साल से लोक राज समिति संघर्ष कर रही है।</li> <li>निवासियों, खासकर महिलाओं की सुरक्षा के लिये मुख्य मार्गों पर स्ट्रीट लाइट की मांग को लेकर लोक राज समिति लगातार संघर्ष करती रही है। इसकी वजह से कुछ चैराहों पर स्ट्रीट लाइटें लगी हैं, लेकिन नाकाफी हैं।</li> </ul><p>निवेदक: लोक राज समिति संजय कालोनी</p> <p>संपर्क करें - ई-392, संजय कालोनी, ओखला फेस - 2, नई दिल्ली 110020, फोन - 9968938292</p></div> <div data-quickedit-field-id="node/2131/upload/en/rss" class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="http://www.lokraj.org.in/sites/default/files/2017-03/Shivaji%20-%20Final_leafile.indd_.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=94734" title="Shivaji - Final_leafile.indd_.pdf">Shivaji biodata PDF</a></span> </div> </div> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000 admin 2131 at http://www.lokraj.org.in A nation-wide movement for fundamental political and electoral reforms launched in Chennai! http://www.lokraj.org.in/node/2130 <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2130/title/en/rss" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A nation-wide movement for fundamental political and electoral reforms launched in Chennai!</span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2130/uid/en/rss"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2130/created/en/rss">Thu, 2017-03-23 15:29</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/154" hreflang="en">India</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/168" hreflang="en">Chennai</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/166" hreflang="en">Tamil Nadu</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">All</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <section data-quickedit-field-id="node/2130/comment/en/rss"> </section> <a href="/taxonomy/term/63" hreflang="en">General</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/33" hreflang="en">Political Process</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Election Analysis</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Electoral Reforms</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Peoples Initiatives</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Role of Parties</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/58" hreflang="en">In Action</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <div data-quickedit-field-id="node/2130/body/en/rss" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="20170319_Chennai_Electoral reforms" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="89072fa1-3c5d-4d0a-8e05-5a0d4adf81c1" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/20170319_Chennai-meeting_Th.jpg" class="align-right" />Under the topic “Wresting citizen’s rights from polity” (Ini Oru Vidhi Seyvom) activists belonging to 15 people’s organisations came together on March 19th in Chennai to discuss a fundamental transformation of the political and electoral process.</p> <p>Organisations represented included: Lok Raj Sangathan, Swaraj Abhiyan, Gandhian Initiative for Social Transformation, Anti Bribe Coalition, Workers Unity Movement, Valamaana Thamizhagam Party, Sirupaanmai Makkal Iyakkam, Thozhilhaalar Poratta Iyakkam, Citizens Committee – T.Nagar, Sabari Green Foundation, Fact India, Popular Front of India, Social Democratic Party of India, Social Democratic Trade Union, Ilhangyargalh Meetpuk Kalham, Gandhiya Sama Dharma Iyakkam, 5th Pillar. Many individual activists also participated.</p> <p>Speakers, while analyzing the current political situation and the results of the 5-state assembly elections, pointed out that people do not have any right in this polity other than the right to vote. Through money, muscle and media power political parties of the establishment prevent the people from solving their day-to-day problems and playing a central role in running the affairs of the country.</p> <p>Many participants agreed that EVMs were manipulated in the assembly elections to ensure a decisive result.</p> <p>Participants pointed out that superficial reforms to the political and electoral reforms are not what people are expecting.  We have to work towards a fundamental transformation of the political process. We have to demand the right of people to select and elect candidates, right to recall, right to initiate legislation. Organising referendums as a medium to express people’s views on a particular policy or action of the government was discussed.</p> <p>Participants also discussed the severe crisis being faced by various sections of people such as youth, women, farmers and others.</p> <p>Participants resolved to take the discussion on these issues to the people and organise them into people’s committees so that they can wrest their political rights in the polity. They also resolved to take all steps to strengthen the unity of people and rise above caste, communal, linguistic and regional identities.</p> <p>It was resolved that we undertake programs like ‘Paadha Yaathraa’, ‘Vehicle Yaathraa’, public meetings, writing in news magazines, involve in electronic media presentations and social media to spread the messages</p> <p>An organising committee to take the work forward was formed at the conclusion of the discussions. </p> <p>Participants were requested to write and mail their views on how we can take forward the ideas of the movement</p> <p> </p></div> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:59:37 +0000 admin 2130 at http://www.lokraj.org.in A round table discussion on thorough-going reforms in the political system and process http://www.lokraj.org.in/node/2127 <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2127/title/en/rss" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A round table discussion on thorough-going reforms in the political system and process</span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2127/uid/en/rss"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2127/created/en/rss">Sun, 2017-03-19 16:23</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/154" hreflang="en">India</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/164" hreflang="en">New Delhi</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/170" hreflang="en">Delhi</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">All</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <section data-quickedit-field-id="node/2127/comment/en/rss"> </section> <a href="/taxonomy/term/33" hreflang="en">Political Process</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Election Analysis</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Electoral Reforms</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Peoples Initiatives</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Role of Parties</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/58" hreflang="en">In Action</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <div data-quickedit-field-id="node/2127/body/en/rss" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="Political forum on electoral reforms 1" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9b9a7ba5-d24b-4d97-bd00-a9e6d2b67edf" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/20170315_PF_from-back.jpg" class="align-right" />Lok Raj Sangathan organized a round-table discussion on the burning topic: “Thorough-going reforms in the political system and process needed<strong>”. </strong>Following the just concluded assembly elections to five states – U.P., Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Goa, the discussion brought out a great degree of unanimous concern among the various participant groups and individuals, on how people are completely marginalized in India, which is touted as the world’s most populous democracy. Activists from a number of parties and organisations participated in the discussion.</p> <p>Introducing the topic, Sucharita who convened the round table, raised the question whether the results of the election represented <em>"janadesh"</em> or the adesh of some vested interests. She said that the experience of all the elections shows that the elections are <img alt="political forum Harminder Singh" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a968663e-7020-4016-a900-c5e5017629ec" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/20170315_PF_Harminder.jpg" class="align-right" />manipulated to by the powerful sections to produce the result that advances their narrow agenda. Lok Raj Sangathan’s President, S. Raghavan cited examples of blatant rigging, manipulation of EVMs, use of the corporate controlled media, money and muscle power in the elections, to show how the big business houses decide which political party can best serve their interests and organize to bring that party to power. That is why we see that whichever party forms the government, the economic and political agenda remains that which is set by the big monopolies, Indian and foreign. Indian people are not sovereign. People do not have the right to select their candidates, to hold their elected representatives accountable or to recall them, to take vital decisions that affect their lives. Describing this system as a continuation of the colonial legacy, he called upon all participants to express their views on the fundamental change that is required, a change from the root. He asked them to address the question: what should be the new system that can ensure that people can become the real decision makers?</p> <p>The opening presentation of Shri Raghavan was followed by interventions from a number of participants. These included Alok from Krantikari Yuvan Sangathan, Narinder from Indian Council of Trade Unions, Prakash Rao from Communist Ghadar Party of India, PK Shahi from CPIML, Dayanand from Yuva Bharat, Maheswaran from Desiya Makkal Shakti Katchi, and Harminder from United Sikh Mission. Many leaders and activists of the LRS including Prof Bharat Seth, Advocate Gautam, Dharminder, Santosh and Poonam enriched the discussion.</p> <p>There was unanimous agreement that the system and process of democracy in our country does not reflect the will of the people. The participants expressed the view that the biggest monopolies controlled the state and used elections to bring to power a government of their choice. Many participants highlighted from their own experience how elections were regularly rigged.</p> <p>Speakers pointed out the role of the corporates and the media controlled by them in the corporation elections in Maharashtra as well as in the assembly elections to the five states.</p> <p>Participants pointed out that these elections were being held in conditions when the biggest monopolies were carrying on all sided attacks on the livelihood and rights of workers and peasants. They are declaring that all those who do not agree with their agenda are “anti-national”! The people are refusing to take these attacks lying down and fighting back. In these conditions, the ruling class has tried to use these elections to declare that it has the “people’s mandate” for its anti-people agenda. This is a monstrous lie which we must expose before the whole people.</p> <p>Speakers referred to the fact that though the majority of Manipuri people are opposed to the AFSPA, majority of the Indian people are opposed to the exploitation and attacks on their rights, the electoral process does not reflect any of this but time and again, churns out victory for one or another Party of the exploiting class. A speaker pointed to the fact that elections today are conducted like a business model, by management experts.</p> <p>Speakers pointed out that the role of political parties should be to organize the people and make them conscious of their rights, and enable people to rule themselves. However, the political parties of the ruling class are actually working to depoliticize people. They divide the people on religion, caste, ethnicity, region, etc and smash the people’s unity. There is no real difference between the different parties of the ruling class which are labeled as secular or communal. They all defend the agenda of the bourgeoisie and attack the rights of the working class and peasantry.</p> <p>A speaker recalled the vision of India proposed by the Ghadaris, the revolutionaries of the Hindustan Ghadar Party as early as 1915, by Shaheed Bhagat Singh and his comrades, of an India where there will be no exploitation and people will be masters of their own destiny. Contrasting what exists today with that vision, he expressed the view that the foundation of the Indian state is colonial and has not done us any good. We need to recognize that and take up the struggle to achieve that unfinished mission of our martyrs. We must mobilise all the Indian people to understand that this foundation is anti-people.</p> <p>Various participants put forth the fundamental changes they felt were needed to the political system and process in order to ensure that people were indeed empowered.</p> <p>Summing up the discussion, Sucharita of Lok Raj Sangathan called on all participants to unite and take forward the struggle for the realization of these thorough-going changes proposed by various participants -- the need for mechanisms by which people can select their own candidates, hold elected representatives to account, recall them and initiate legislation. The discussion concluded that these changes are urgently needed in order that people may be truly sovereign.</p></div> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:53:13 +0000 admin 2127 at http://www.lokraj.org.in बदलापुर में अंतरराष्ट्रीय महिला दिन का जोशपूर्ण जश्न http://www.lokraj.org.in/node/2129 <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2129/title/en/rss" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">बदलापुर में अंतरराष्ट्रीय महिला दिन का जोशपूर्ण जश्न</span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2129/uid/en/rss"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2129/created/en/rss">Sun, 2017-03-19 16:08</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/154" hreflang="en">India</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/155" hreflang="en">Mumbai</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/160" hreflang="en">Maharashtra</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">All</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <section data-quickedit-field-id="node/2129/comment/en/rss"> </section> <a href="/taxonomy/term/63" hreflang="en">General</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/578" hreflang="en">Women</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/58" hreflang="en">In Action</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <div data-quickedit-field-id="node/2129/body/en/rss" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>४ मार्च को बदलापुर (महाराष्ट्र) की मैराथन हॉउसिंग सासायटी में लोक राज संगठन की स्थानीय समिति द्वारा आयोजित अंतरराष्ट्रीय महिला दिन बड़े ही रोचक ढंग से मनाया गया। कार्यक्रम में तकरीबन 70 महिलाएं और 30 बच्चों ने हिस्सा लिया। सब से रोचक और खुशी देनेवाली बात यह थी कि इन 70 महिलाओं में 23 वर्ष की युवतियों से लेकर 75 वर्ष की, दिल से अभी नौजवान, महिलाओं ने भी बड़े उत्साह से हिस्सा लिया। हमारे लोक राज के सदस्य जिन्होंने पहल लेकर इस कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया, उन्हें मैराथन रहिवासियों द्वारा बहुत सरहाया गया। महिलाएं इतनी खुश थीं कि उन्होंने अंत में लोक राज से जुड़ने की इच्छा व्यक्त की।<br /><span>​</span></p> <img alt="20170304_IWD_Badlapur" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a1e9a505-01b7-4915-8f05-5cf396a33aab" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/20170304_IWD-Badlapur.jpg" class="align-center" /><p><span>​</span> काफी समय से मैराथन में रहनेवाले हमारे लोक राज संगठन के साथी मैराथन सोसाइटी में, वहाँ के रहिवासियों के साथ मिल कर अच्छा काम करते आए हैं। उन्होंने पिछले साल बड़े पैमाने पर मैदान में अन्तरराष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस का आयोजन किया था। रहिवासियों के साथ मिल कर सोसायटी को साफ करने का अभियान चलाया था तथा रास्तों की खराब हालात को लेकर मुहीम भी शुरू की थी। इस सब के फल स्वरूप मैराथन में अच्छे बदलाव होते हुए नज़र आ रहे हैं। नगरसेवक द्वारा रास्ता सुधारने का आश्वासन भी मिला है। वहां के रहिवासियों ने संगठित होने की ताक़त को भी समझा है। हमारे साथियों के बुलंद इरादे देखते हुए रहिवासी लोक राज संगठन को अपनाने लगे हैं। इसीलिए इस वर्ष के अन्तरराष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस के कार्यक्रम को आयोजित करने का एक महत्वपूर्ण मकसद था लोगों के बीच संगठित होकर सामूहिक तौर पर कार्यक्रम आयोजित करने की समझ को बढ़ावा देना। उन्हें यह एहसास दिलाना कि संगठित तौर पर की गई कोशिश सफलता का रंग ज़रूर दिखाती है। और इसीलिए लोगों ने लोक राज संगठन की स्थानिक समिति के अंतर्गत संगठित होने का महत्त्व समझा।<br /> कार्यक्रम की शुरुवात हुई स्थानिक समिति के सदस्यों द्वारा गाये गए स्फूर्ति देनेवाले महिला संघर्ष पर आधारित गानों से। उसके तुरंत बाद विविध प्रकार के खेलों में सभी महिलाओं ने बहुत ही जिंदादिली से सहभाग लिया। ’’दोस्ती पहले, स्पर्धा बाद में!’’ इस भाव से मनाये गये इस उत्सव में हारनेवाला कोई था ही नहीं! सभी की जीत हुई। हमारे संगठन के साथियों ने सारे इन्तज़ामों का ख़्याल रखा था, जिस से कि किसी भी महिला को कोई भी खेल खेलने में तकलीफ़ ना हो। उदहारण के तौर पर, जब कुछ महिलाएं उनके छोटे बच्चे उनके साथ होने के कारण खेल नहीं पा रहीं थीं, तब हमारे महिला साथियों के साथ साथ पुरुष साथियों ने भी बच्चों को सँभालने के लिए हाथ आगे बढ़ाये, जिस से कि वहाँ पर उपस्थित सभी महिलाओं को खेलों में खुलकर हिस्सा लेने का मौका मिला। मजा तो तब आया जब खेलों के बीच एक 75 वर्षीय महिला दौड़ में जीत गयी! तब वहां उपस्थित सभी महिलाएं खुशी से झूम उठीं और अपनी कुर्सी से उठकर तालियाँ बजाने लगीं। रस्सी खींच की स्पर्धा में इतने उत्साह से भाग लेनेवाली महिलाओं वे सिद्ध किया कि वे सबला हैं, ना कि अबला! पूरे कार्यक्रम का माहौल एक उत्सव जैसा था जहाँ हर महिला खुलकर अपने मन में छुपे अरमानों को खुशी से पूरा कर रही थी।<br /> कार्यक्रम के अंत में लोक राज संगठन की स्थानिक समिति के एक सदस्य ने बहुत ही स्फूर्तिदायक भाषण दिया। उस भाषण में साथी ने अन्तरराष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस का गौरवशाली इतिहास इस प्रकार सामने रखा कि लोगों के रोंगटे खड़े हो गए। उन्होंने संगठित होकर अपने हक्कों के लिए लड़ने का महत्त्व समझाया। और इस बात पर भी जोर दिया कि किस तरह अगर आज भी हम अपनी मुश्किलों से मुक्त होना चाहते हैं, तो उसके लिए संगठित होकर हमें लोगों का राज स्थापित करना होगा, हमें ‘लोक राज’ लाना होगा। भाषण के खत्म होने पर तालियों की बराबर तेज आवाज ने दिखाया कि साथी द्वारा दिया गया सन्देश लोगों के दिल तक पहुंचा था।  <br /> बच्चे, बूढें व नौजवान - हर एक ने कार्यक्रम को बहुत ही सराहा और कहा कि ’’ऐसा कार्यक्रम हम ने पहली बार देखा है। ऐसा कार्यक्रम दुबारा आयोजित किया जाना चाहिए।’’ लोगों के चेहरे से झलकती खुशी ने यह साफ दिखाया कि मैराथन सोसायटी में आनेवाले दिनों में  लोक राज संगठन एक सशक्त ‘लोगो का संगठन’ बतौर बनकर उभरेगा। </p></div> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:38:09 +0000 admin 2129 at http://www.lokraj.org.in International Women’s Day celebrated enthusiastically in Badlapur! http://www.lokraj.org.in/node/2128 <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2128/title/en/rss" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">International Women’s Day celebrated enthusiastically in Badlapur!</span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2128/uid/en/rss"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2128/created/en/rss">Sun, 2017-03-19 16:04</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/154" hreflang="en">India</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/155" hreflang="en">Mumbai</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/160" hreflang="en">Maharashtra</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">All</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <section data-quickedit-field-id="node/2128/comment/en/rss"> </section> <a href="/taxonomy/term/63" hreflang="en">General</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/578" hreflang="en">Women</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/58" hreflang="en">In Action</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <div data-quickedit-field-id="node/2128/body/en/rss" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><img alt="20170304_IWD_Badlapur" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a1e9a505-01b7-4915-8f05-5cf396a33aab" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/20170304_IWD-Badlapur.jpg" class="align-center" /><p>On March 4, International Women’s Day celebrations were organised in a very interesting manner by the local committee of Lok Raj Sangathan in Marathon society, Badlapur (Maharashtra). About 70 women and 30 children participated. The most interesting and delightful thing about the program was that young women in their early twenties and young at heart women just 75 years old participated with full enthusiasm. The residents were full of praise for the members of our Lok Raj Sangathan for taking the initiative to organise this program. They were so happy that many of them expressed their desire to join our organisation.</p> <p>For a long time now, the comrades of our Lok Raj Sangathan who stay there have been doing good work in the society with the help of the residents. Last year they had organised a grand open-air program on the occasion of International Women’s Day. They had then implemented a project to clean up the society and a campaign for improvement of the roads leading to the society. This had led to improvement of the society and the local corporator had also promised to get the road work done. The residents have started recognising the strength of organisation. Due to the lofty aims of our comrades, many residents had joined in. That is why one of the importatn aims of organising the program was to promote the idea of working collectively in an organised manner. To instil the belief that organised efforts do bear fruit. That is why people did understand the importance of getting organised in the local committee of Lok Raj Sangathan.</p> <p>The program began with the members of the local committee rendering inspiring songs related to women’s struggles. After that the women enthusiastically, <em>dil </em>se, participated in various games. <em>“Friendship first, competition later!” </em> In these celebrations that were organised in this spirit, there were no losers! Each and everyone was a winner. Our organisation had made all the arrangements, so that no woman would find it difficult to participate. For instance, when some women came with their very small kids, the comrades of Lok Raj Sangathan – men as well as women – undertook the responsibility of looking after them, so that no woman was left out of the fun and games. It was so great to see a woman of 75 years winning a running race! Everyone gave her a standing ovation! Women participating in tug-of-war proved that they are by no means the weak sex! The entire program was like a festival in which every woman could participate to her heart’s desire.</p> <p>In the end one of the members of the Lok Raj Samiti gave an inspiring speech. Her rendering of the history of International Women’s Day deeply stirred one and all. She explained the importance of getting organised and fighting for our rights. She stressed that if we want to overcome all the problems that we face today, we need to organise and establish Lok Raj! The applause that she received proved that her message had gone straight to the people’s hearts.</p> <p>Young and old were full of praise for the function and declared, “This is the first time we have seen such a function. We should organise it again!” The happiness radiating from everyone’s faces showed that in the coming days, Lok Raj Sangathan will get established in Marathon Society as a strong people’s organisation.</p></div> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:34:24 +0000 admin 2128 at http://www.lokraj.org.in International Women's Day Celebration in Delhi दिल्ली में अंतरराष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस मनाया गया http://www.lokraj.org.in/node/2125 <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2125/title/en/rss" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">International Women&#039;s Day Celebration in Delhi दिल्ली में अंतरराष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस मनाया गया</span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2125/uid/en/rss"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2125/created/en/rss">Wed, 2017-03-08 17:08</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/154" hreflang="en">India</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/164" hreflang="en">New Delhi</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/170" hreflang="en">Delhi</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">All</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <section data-quickedit-field-id="node/2125/comment/en/rss"> </section> <a href="/taxonomy/term/63" hreflang="en">General</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/578" hreflang="en">Women</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/category/keywords/iwd" hreflang="en">IWD</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/58" hreflang="en">In Action</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <div data-quickedit-field-id="node/2125/body/en/rss" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="20170308_1" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1d19b4e1-0333-48c6-ac04-4ab9d0dc24fa" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/IWD2017_1.jpg" class="align-left" /></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>International Women's Day rally was organised in Delhi by Purogami Mahila Sangathan and 30 other organisations. These included Action India, AIDWA, AIPWA, Azad Foundation, Bhor Foundation, Delhi Solidarity Group, Domestic Workers Union, Feminism in India, Jagori, Joint Women's Program, Kamkaji Mahila Samanvay Samiti (CITU), Nari Shakti Manch, National Alliance of People's Movement, NFIW, Nirantar, RAHI Foundation, Saheli, Sama, Sangat, Shades of Happiness Foundation, Society for Labour and Development India, Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Infection (SAATHI), Stree Mukti Sangathan, Swastika Mahila Samiti, TARSHI and YWCA.</p> <p>दिल्ली में अंतरराष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस का आयोजन पुरोगामी महिला संगठन तथा अन्य 30 संगठनों ने किया। इनमें शामिल थे - ए.आय.डी.डब्ल्यू.ए., ए.आय.पी.डब्ल्यू.ए., आज़ाद फाऊंडेशन, भोर फाऊंडेशन, दिल्ली सोलिडारिटी ग्रुप, डोमेस्टिक वर्कर्स यूनियन, फेमिनिज़्म इन इंडिया, जागोरी, ज्योइंट विमेन्स प्रोग्राम, कामकाजी महिला समन्वय समिति (सीटू), नारी शक्ति मंच, नेशनल अलाएंस ऑफ पीपुल्स मूवमेंट, एन.एफ.आई.डब्ल्यू., निरंतर, राही फाऊंडेशन, सहेली, समा, संगत, शेड्स ऑफ हेप्पीनेस फाऊंडेशन, सोसाइटी फॉर लेबर एण्ड डेवेलपमेंट इंडिया, सोलिडारिटी एण्ड एक्शन अगेंस्ट द एच.आई.वी. इन्फेक्शन (साथी), स्त्री मुक्ति संगठन, स्वास्तिक महिला समिति, तार्शी तथा वाई.डब्ल्यू.सी.ए.।</p> <p><img alt="20170308_2" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e5f4fad1-8986-4bcd-a305-5fca36d09cd8" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/IWD2017_2_0.jpg" /></p> <p>Over a thousand women and men marched from Cannaught Place to Jantar Mantar, where a public meeting was held. Demonstrators shouted militant slogans like, "Long live International Women's Day", "Long live women's liberation!", "We want freedom – freedom from hunger and poverty, freedom from exploitation, freedom from atrocities against women, freedom from state terrorism!", "We take the take the reins of power in our hands and put an end to injustices!", "Down with anti-women and anti-worker labour laws!", etc.<br /> एक हजार से भी अधिक महिलाओं व पुरुषों ने कनॉट प्लेस से जंतर मंतर तक जुलूस निकाला जहां एक जनसभा की गयी। प्रदर्शन में शामिल लोग नारे लगा रहे थे, “अंतरराष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस जिन्दाबाद! ”, “महिला मुक्ति जिन्दाबाद!”, “हमें चाहिये आजादी - भूख से आजादी, शोषण से आजादी, महिलाओं के खिलाफ अत्याचार से आजादी, राजकीय आतंकवाद से आजादी!”, “महिला-विरोधी और मज़दूर-विरोधी श्रम कानून मुर्दाबाद!”, आदि।</p> <img alt="20170308_3" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e86feea5-4aa2-4a04-8f03-3ae48e146d4f" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/IWD2017_3.jpg" class="align-center" /><p> </p></div> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:38:40 +0000 admin 2125 at http://www.lokraj.org.in Citizen's March to Parliament http://www.lokraj.org.in/node/2124 <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2124/title/en/rss" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Citizen&#039;s March to Parliament</span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2124/uid/en/rss"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2124/created/en/rss">Wed, 2017-03-08 16:56</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/154" hreflang="en">India</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/164" hreflang="en">New Delhi</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/170" hreflang="en">Delhi</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">All</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <section data-quickedit-field-id="node/2124/comment/en/rss"> </section> <a href="/taxonomy/term/63" hreflang="en">General</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/58" hreflang="en">In Action</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <div data-quickedit-field-id="node/2124/body/en/rss" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><img alt="Citizens march 1" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="49a516e7-e9bf-4724-ad00-e103a617c257" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/citizen%27s-march-on-parliament_4-3-2017-7.jpg" class="align-center" /><p>More than 2000 people took part in a march from Mandi House to Parliament on 4th March 2017. They were protesting against the attacks on right to freedom of assembly and speech that are taking place in many places including the recent attacks in Ramjas College.</p> <img alt="citizens march 2" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5f79cb7a-543f-4ec7-b000-ecff12ee8d1f" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/citizen%27s-march-on-parliament_4-3-2017-3.jpg" class="align-center" /><p> </p></div> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:26:55 +0000 admin 2124 at http://www.lokraj.org.in A successful action in Bhiwandi on the ill-effects of demonetisation. http://www.lokraj.org.in/node/2123 <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2123/title/en/rss" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A successful action in Bhiwandi on the ill-effects of demonetisation.</span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2123/uid/en/rss"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2123/created/en/rss">Wed, 2017-03-08 10:44</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/154" hreflang="en">India</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/155" hreflang="en">Mumbai</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/160" hreflang="en">Maharashtra</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">All</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <section data-quickedit-field-id="node/2123/comment/en/rss"> </section> <a href="/taxonomy/term/31" hreflang="en">Economy</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/58" hreflang="en">In Action</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <div data-quickedit-field-id="node/2123/body/en/rss" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A very successful action of mass contact action was organised by Lok Raj Sangathan in the busiest of the areas of bhiwandi, i.e., “Jakat naka”. Volunteers patiently explained what was behind the demonetisation campaign that was launched in November last year and its ill-effects on the people. Volunteers also distributed a 26 page booklet “Demonetisation: Real Aims and False Claims”, which explained, using graphs and statistics, how the move of demonetization will benefit various capitalist in the financial sector.</p> <p><br /> A news report that appeared in Navbharat Times of 17-january 2017 is also shown.<br />  </p> <img alt="A news report" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a39de5cb-0c35-4ac4-aa00-b04d8817bdbc" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Bhiwadi-for-web_0.jpg" class="align-center" /></div> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:14:24 +0000 admin 2123 at http://www.lokraj.org.in दिल्ली में नोटबंदी पर विचार गोष्ठी http://www.lokraj.org.in/node/2121 <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2121/title/en/rss" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">दिल्ली में नोटबंदी पर विचार गोष्ठी</span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2121/uid/en/rss"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span data-quickedit-field-id="node/2121/created/en/rss">Sat, 2017-02-25 12:44</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/154" hreflang="en">India</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/164" hreflang="en">New Delhi</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/170" hreflang="en">Delhi</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">All</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <section data-quickedit-field-id="node/2121/comment/en/rss"> </section> <a href="/taxonomy/term/31" hreflang="en">Economy</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/taxonomy/term/58" hreflang="en">In Action</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <div data-quickedit-field-id="node/2121/body/en/rss" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>15 फरवरी, 2017 को दिल्ली में लोक राज संगठन के बैनर तले "क्या नोटबंदी राष्ट्र हित में है"”विषय पर गोल मेज चर्चा आयोजित की गई। इस चर्चा में अनेक संगठनों से लोगों ने हिस्सा लिया।</p> <p> </p> <p>इस चर्चा में शामिल होने वाले संगठनों के वक्ता थे - भारत की कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी से प्रो. वाष्र्णेय, कम्युनिस्ट ग़दर पार्टी से का. प्रकाश राव, सीपीआई (एमएल-न्यू प्रोलेतेरियन) से का. शियोमंगल सिद्धांकर, एसयूसीआई (कम्युनिस्ट) से का. आर.के. शर्मा, ऑफ इंडिया फॉरवर्ड ब्लाक से का. धर्मेन्द्र कुमार वर्मा, ए.आई.बी.ई.ए. से डी.डी. रस्तगी, क्रांतिकारी युवा केन्द्र से आलोक, इंकलाबी मजदूर केन्द से का. नरेन्द्र, सिटिजन फॉर डेमोक्रेसी से एन.डी. पंचोली, पी.डी.एफ.आई से का. अर्जून, हरियाणा डेरी बोर्ड से बी.एस. शर्मा, इत्यादी।</p> <p> </p> <p>चर्चा के दौरान वक्ताओं ने बताया कि नोटबंदी लोगों पर किया गया शासक वर्ग एक सोचा-समझा हमला था। सभी ने नोटबंदी निंदा करते हुये कहा कि इससे देशी-विदेशी बड़े पूंजीपतियों के मुनाफें सुनिश्चित होंगे। लोगों को कैशलैस बनाने के लिये डिजीटल भुगतान की ओर जबरदस्ती धकेला जा रहा है। जबकि इससे न तो काला धन खत्म होगा न ही आतंकवाद रुकेगा और न ही अमीरी-गरीबी के बीच की खाई खत्म होगी।</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="NB-15Feb-discussion-1" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="60df99ed-f478-4ddf-aa04-4b848a0b701e" height="339" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DSCN0282_0.JPG" width="452" />  <img alt="NB-15Feb-discussion-2" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3e3ab8a3-ac6c-4e1a-8900-b0324ae0d3b7" height="344" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DSCN0285_0.JPG" width="459" /></p></div> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:14:56 +0000 admin 2121 at http://www.lokraj.org.in