India

Hindu extremism provokes ethnic cleansing in Manipur

When a video of two women paraded naked by a mob in the Indian state of Manipur went viral in July, it shone a light on the crimes of Modi’s India.

Bernie McAdam  ·  16 September 2023

Indian farmers’ victory delivers serious blow to Modi government

After a year of struggle Indian farmers have humbled the country’s ‘strongman’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Javiad Imran  ·  11 December 2021

India: vaccine free market let virus spread

The world's largest vaccine manufacturer is in India.

Minerwa Tahir  ·  05 June 2021

Modi besieged by Indian farmers

India has been rocked by a series of massive anti-government protests during the pandemic

Bernie McAdam  ·  08 February 2021

Can India’s class struggle overcome communitarian divides?

Against racism and neoliberalism.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  10 January 2021

India: Farmers’ march sparks new mass movement against Modi

By Imran Javiad Hundreds of thousands of farmers from all over India started the Delhi Chalo (Let us go to Delhi) March on November 25 at the behest of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, which consists of 300 farmers’ organisations. The march is supported by rural labourers, transportation workers and important sectors for […]

Workers Power  ·  21 December 2020

Social unrest in post-lockdown India

Privatisation, unemployment and industrial unrest.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  08 September 2020

The Pandemic, the crisis and workers’ resistance in India

By Irfan Khan In India, almost one and a half million people have been infected by the coronavirus by the end of July. On 26.7. 1.435.435 infections were officially registered, 32,771 have died during the last months. Given the enormous rise in cases in recent weeks, the whole country is likely to be at the […]

Workers Power  ·  28 July 2020

Statement: Solidarity with the Indian student movement!

ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, the Delhi police brutally attacked students from the Jamia Millia Islamia University and residents of Jamia Nagar, who were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The attack was not an isolated act of violence by the BJP Government of Narendra Modi. In many parts of India, people, in particular Muslims, rose […]

Workers Power  ·  12 December 2019

Solidarity with the struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir!

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been stripped of its status of limited autonomy within India. dividing the state into two union territories: firstly Jammu and Kashmir, and secondly Ladakh. The Modi government wants to promote war hysteria so that on the one hand, all resistance and dissent can be crushed in the name of 'enmity to India'. On the other hand, such policies are aimed at providing Indian capital opportunities to loot and plunder Kashmir.

Workers Power  ·  10 August 2019

Hindutva: The new face of the Indian capitalist class

The Hindutva chauvinist Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, has won the elections to India's lower house, Lok Sabha.

Workers Power  ·  09 July 2019

India and Pakistan: the tragedy of partition (Part I)

By Dave Stockton ON 15 AUGUST 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru addressed India’s Constituent Assembly in words that have become famous: “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, […]

Workers Power  ·  15 August 2017

India: 13 union leaders sentenced to life

In a blatant attack on trade unionism, a court in India has sentenced 13 workers, including all 12 members of the Executive Committee of the Maruti-Suzuki Workers’ Union, to life imprisonment. The ferocity of the company management’s legal onslaught can be seen from the prosecution’s demand for the death penalty, even though the evidence presented […]

Workers Power  ·  21 March 2017

Kashmir: Killing sparks mass opposition to Indian occupation

By Hassan Raza On July 8, Indian soldiers shot dead Burhan Wani in the forests south east of Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir. Although Wani was only 22 years old, he was a leading figure in the biggest of the Kashmiri independence movements, Hizbul Mujahideen, and his death triggered a new wave of mass […]

Workers Power  ·  22 July 2016

Can workers halt Modi’s offensive?

The victory of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recent elections threatens a rise in ethnic conflict writes Bernie McAdam. The Communist Parties were punished for their willingness to join bourgeois parties in government and their attacks on peasant farmers, but now the working class must defend itself against Modi’s coming neoliberal attacks […]

Workers Power  ·  12 June 2014

Why can’ t rape victims get justice?

The vicious beating and gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, who died in hospital two weeks later, sparked outrage across India and the world, writes Joy Mcready The brutality and premeditation of the attack – six men conspired to snatch a woman in order to rape and kill her – spawned mass protests […]

Workers Power  ·  20 January 2013

India: carworkers fight back

Indian car workers have taken off the breaks in the struggle against management, by Ahsan Raza The city of Gurgaon symbolises India’s economic boom. Twenty miles from New Delhi, its skyline is dominated by the offices of multinationals – IBM, Nokia, Honda, Bank of America.  Not so visible are the two million industrial workers of […]

Workers Power  ·  27 September 2011

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