Category: India

  • Implications of the Ram Temple in India

    Implications of the Ram Temple in India

    Long before the coming to power of a declared Hindu nationalist government in India in 2014, the inauguration of the Ram temple was clearly on the agenda of militant Hindu organisations like Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Rashtriya Sayamsebak Sangh (RSS), and the entire Sangh-Parivar, whose political wing (BJP) runs the country. Mandir Wahi Banayenge (“Let’s…

  • India elections: defeat the BJP with an indefinite general strike! Fight for socialist revolution!

    India elections: defeat the BJP with an indefinite general strike! Fight for socialist revolution!

    The text criticises Narendra Modi’s government in India for failing to deliver on promises, engaging in anti-minority actions, and economic policies that benefit the wealthy at the expense of the working class. It argues that opposition parties, including Communist Parties, have compromised principles and offer no genuine alternative. The piece calls for a socialist revolution…

  • Uttarakhand crisis: an impending disaster

    Uttarakhand crisis: an impending disaster

    An expensive and environmentally ruinous development project, built to appease Modi’s Hindu nationalist base, and approved following all manner of legal manoeuvres, represents a ticking time bomb in India’s mountains. Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Also known as Devbhoomi or the Land of…

  • Support the All-India General Strike Called by Central Trade Unions (CTU) and Samyuktha Kisan Morcha (SKM) on February 16th 2024

    Support the All-India General Strike Called by Central Trade Unions (CTU) and Samyuktha Kisan Morcha (SKM) on February 16th 2024

    The right-wing BJP government, led by Narendra Modi, has carried out ceaseless attacks on working people since it came to power in 2014. The Modi government’s policy of rampant privatisation of the public sector, including railways, electricity, telecommunications, highways, and airports. etc. has squeezed the working class, while rewarding the rich multinationals. Unemployment and inflation…

  • India: state elections reveal the weakness of the opposition and the lack of a clear alternative to Modi

    India: state elections reveal the weakness of the opposition and the lack of a clear alternative to Modi

    Results from the recent assembly elections in five Indian states saw the ruling, far-right BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) win in Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. In the first two, the Indian National Congress, led by chief ministers Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Bhagal, were booted out. These elections are widely considered as a rehearsal of the…

  • Successful second Tamil Nadu Marxist school!

    Successful second Tamil Nadu Marxist school!

    The second state Marxist school of Bolshevik IMT India, Tamil Nadu branch, was held last weekend in Coimbatore. Ten comrades participated in the school. Comrade Alaudeen, a legal advocate, joined the meeting from Pudukkottai, nearly more than 300 km from Coimbatore, and comrade Santhosh, a young lawyer who had his exams on the previous day,…

  • Marx on the Indian Revolt, the violence of the oppressed, and imperialist hypocrisy

    Marx on the Indian Revolt, the violence of the oppressed, and imperialist hypocrisy

    The following short article by Karl Marx, published in the New York Daily Tribune in 1857, comments on the Indian Rebellion that broke out against the British East India Company the same year. In a few short lines, Marx skewers the hypocrisy of respectable English society reeling in horror at the violence of the rebels; the product…

  • IMT India Statement on the 18th G20 Countries Meeting in New Delhi

    IMT India Statement on the 18th G20 Countries Meeting in New Delhi

    As the G20 summit in New Delhi ends, we are raising our voice in dissent against the farcical conference of bourgeois leaders, imperialists and capitalist despots, which failed to deliver a single solution to the many disasters resulting from the international crisis of capitalism.  The Modi government left no stone unturned to showcase India as…

  • West faces humiliation in Ukraine

    West faces humiliation in Ukraine

    If the meeting of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies in India was intended as a show of unity against Russia, it succeeded in producing precisely the opposite result. The final declaration of the Group, which pointedly refused to condemn Moscow, immediately provoked a wave of fury in Kyiv and exposed glaring contradictions in…

  • Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi elections – what do they tell us?

    Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi elections – what do they tell us?

    The current right-wing Modi regime in India won the assembly elections in Gujarat, which were seen as a rehearsal for the 2024 general elections. The reasons behind this victory are complex and must be explained, against the context of other state elections that produced different results. The economic crisis in India endures and unemployment is…