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All India Programme

Posted by Indian Vanguard on May 25, 2007

Commemorating

1857

The First War of Indian Independence


All India Programme


31st May, 2007

Morning 9am to 11am


Saajha Roti – Saajha Sankalp


In Red Fort (Darbar-e-Aam), Delhi

Near Khooni Darwaja – Sama-e- Azaadi




Rashtriya Samvad


On the Need to Initiate Third Wave of Independence Struggle

Starts at 12 noon

Venue:

Swami Dayanand Bhawan

3/5, Asaf Ali Road, Delhi


Campaign for Initiating Third War of Independence



We cordially invite you to participate in the programme commemorating the First War of Independence.


Programme Coordinator: Dr. Rakesh Rafiq

Convenors: Gopal Roy, R.K. Pasi, Sumit Mandiwal, Rakesh Raman,

Nawab Md. Shueb Khan (Progeny of Bahadur Shah Zafar)



People’s Democratic Front of India (PDFI)

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Invitation for Kisan Panchayath ( Farmer’s Conv…

Posted by Indian Vanguard on May 13, 2007

Invitation for Kisan Panchayath

( Farmer’s Convention)

On 19- 20-21 May 2007, at Patiala, Punjab

To

… … … … … … … … … … …

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Dear Friends,

Hereby, we invite you to attend a Kisan Convention being held at Patiala on 19-20-21 May, 2007 by the People’s Democratic Front of India (PDFI) and its constituent organisations working in the agriculture sector. The convention is addressed to the burning issues that confront the peasants of India today. It will take up the question of indebtedness, suicides and the threat of land acquisition for various projects including SEZ. It will also arrange a session to discuss various movements going over on these issues throughout the country and ways and means to coordinate all these movements to initiate a countrywide united movement.

Probable Program: (The exact timing and details of the programme will be sent later.)

19-05-2007 (Saturday)

Cultural Evening and Night: Artists and cultural troops from various states will focus on Agrarian Crisis and struggle against it in various cultural forms.

20-05-2007 (Sunday)


(1) First Session: Inaugural Session

(2) Second Session: Indebtedness , Suicides and Unified Farmer’s Movement


21-05-2007 (Monday)

(3) Third Session: The Land Acquisition for Various Projects including SEZ , Displacement and

Coordinated Peoples Movement

(4) Fourth Session: Concluding Session:

1. Reporting and Discussion on the Ongoing Movements and Struggles on Issues and Demands of Peasants /Farmers, especially against Indebtedness, Land Acquisition and SEZ

2. Future Coordination of Various Struggles/ Movements and Organisations for Building a Unified All India Movement

3. Resolutions

In this Kisan Panchayat (Convention) most of the organizations, working in different part of the country on the issues and demands of the peasants / farmers, are being invited.

Your organisation is cordially invited to take part in the Kisan Panchayat (Convention). Please make sure your presence and contribute in deliberations. Strengthen the solidarity of peasant organisations and build a mighty movement against WTO, MNCs and Anti-peasant Policies of Indian rulers and state.

Thank you.

Dr. B.D.Sharma (011-24353997), Madhuri (94253-13918), Rakesh Rafique (94253-13918), Arjun Prasad Singh (99684-22834), Balkar singh Dakaunda (094176-24866), Harjinderjit Singh (94630-47216), Thomas Mathew, Tehal singh and Dr. Darshanpal (094172-69294)

For The Sub-committee on Agriculture Crisis, People’s Democratic Front of India (PDFI)

Participating Organisations: B.K.U. (Ekta), Punjab, Milkmen and dairy Union, Punjab, Bhoomiheen Kisan Sngharash Samiti, U.P., Kisan Sangharash Samiti, Moradabad, U.P., Mukti Vahini, Mainpuri, U.P., Jan Mukti Morcha, Ajamgarh, U.P, Jan Mukti Morcha, Basti, U.P., Bihar Kisan Samiti, Bihar, Janwadi Mazdoor Kisan Sabha, Bihar, Chhatisgarh Kisan Union, Chhatisgarh, Jagruk Adivasi Dalit Sanghatan, M.P.,Adivasi Mukti Morcha, M.P.,All India Praja Poratala Samiti, A.P.,Andhra Pradesh Rythu Coolie Sangham (APRCS),Bharat Jan Andolan

Contact: 094172-69294, 094176-24866, 94253-13918, 99684-22834, 94630-47216, 011-24353997, 94253-13918

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Invitation for Kisan Panchayath

Posted by Indian Vanguard on May 13, 2007

On 19- 20-21 May 2007, at Patiala, Punjab

To

… … … … … … … … … … …

…………………………………..

Dear Friends,

Hereby, we invite you to attend a Kisan Convention being held at Patiala on 19-20-21 May, 2007 by the People’s Democratic Front of India (PDFI) and its constituent organisations working in the agriculture sector. The convention is addressed to the burning issues that confront the peasants of India today. It will take up the question of indebtedness, suicides and the threat of land acquisition for various projects including SEZ. It will also arrange a session to discuss various movements going over on these issues throughout the country and ways and means to coordinate all these movements to initiate a countrywide united movement.

Probable Program: (The exact timing and details of the programme will be sent later.)

19-05-2007 (Saturday)

Cultural Evening and Night: Artists and cultural troops from various states will focus on Agrarian Crisis and struggle against it in various cultural forms.

20-05-2007 (Sunday)


(1) First Session: Inaugural Session

(2) Second Session: Indebtedness , Suicides and Unified Farmer’s Movement


21-05-2007 (Monday)

(3) Third Session: The Land Acquisition for Various Projects including SEZ , Displacement and

Coordinated Peoples Movement

(4) Fourth Session: Concluding Session:

1. Reporting and Discussion on the Ongoing Movements and Struggles on Issues and Demands of Peasants /Farmers, especially against Indebtedness, Land Acquisition and SEZ

2. Future Coordination of Various Struggles/ Movements and Organisations for Building a Unified All India Movement

3. Resolutions

In this Kisan Panchayat (Convention) most of the organizations, working in different part of the country on the issues and demands of the peasants / farmers, are being invited.

Your organisation is cordially invited to take part in the Kisan Panchayat (Convention). Please make sure your presence and contribute in deliberations. Strengthen the solidarity of peasant organisations and build a mighty movement against WTO, MNCs and Anti-peasant Policies of Indian rulers and state.

Thank you.

Dr. B.D.Sharma (011-24353997), Madhuri (94253-13918), Rakesh Rafique (94253-13918), Arjun Prasad Singh (99684-22834), Balkar singh Dakaunda (094176-24866), Harjinderjit Singh (94630-47216), Thomas Mathew, Tehal singh and Dr. Darshanpal (094172-69294)

For The Sub-committee on Agriculture Crisis, People’s Democratic Front of India (PDFI)

Participating Organisations: B.K.U. (Ekta), Punjab, Milkmen and dairy Union, Punjab, Bhoomiheen Kisan Sngharash Samiti, U.P., Kisan Sangharash Samiti, Moradabad, U.P., Mukti Vahini, Mainpuri, U.P., Jan Mukti Morcha, Ajamgarh, U.P, Jan Mukti Morcha, Basti, U.P., Bihar Kisan Samiti, Bihar, Janwadi Mazdoor Kisan Sabha, Bihar, Chhatisgarh Kisan Union, Chhatisgarh, Jagruk Adivasi Dalit Sanghatan, M.P.,Adivasi Mukti Morcha, M.P.,All India Praja Poratala Samiti, A.P.,Andhra Pradesh Rythu Coolie Sangham (APRCS),Bharat Jan Andolan

Contact: 094172-69294, 094176-24866, 94253-13918, 99684-22834, 94630-47216, 011-24353997, 94253-13918

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Peoples Democratic Front Of India (PDFI) Hari …

Posted by Indian Vanguard on April 23, 2007


Peoples Democratic Front Of India (PDFI)

Hari Singh ‘Tarq’, President, AFDR, Punjab has left us

Peoples Democratic Front Of India (PDFI) expresses deep anguish and condolence at the departure of our respected Hari Singh Tarq, President of Association for democratic Rights, Punjab (AFDR), Convenor of Committee For the Assistance Of Tribals Affected by Salwa Judum (CATAS). He was a stalwart in defending the human rights and democratic rights of people in India and particularly in Punjab.


He always stood for the protection and promotion of the rights of the toiling and deprived masses. Hari Singh Tarq stood boldly in defence of the marginalised people right from Lehara Gaga to all India level. He struggled hard to build an all India movement for democratic Rights. He was always an important member of the fact finding teams to various parts of country e.g. Jharkhand POTA victims, Gujarat carnage, Chhatisgarh and Andhra Pradesh state repression etc. etc., carried out by AFDR or jointly with other civil liberties organisations.

With his initiative the first programme of the chain of aprogrammes devoted to Shaheed Bhagat Singh;s Birth Centenary year started from Lehara Gaga in 2006.

For more than a decade he continuously and regularly edited a monthly journal, previously named Jan Dastak and now Shabad Baan, highlighting the democratic values in literature, culture, society and politics and exposed the exploitative and oppressive system ruthlessly and boldly.

His death is a huge loss for the democratic movement of India and particularly of Punjab.

On the fateful day he along with his comrade Des Raj Chhajali and his young son was coming back from Barnala after attending a programme in the memory of Revolutionary writer and singer Sant Ram Udasi when he met an accident near Sunam. He was declared dead when brought to Patiala Hospital. Des Raj and his son are still crtical.

We, the organisations constituents of PDFI convey our heartfelt condolences to all family members, colleagues, friends and comrades.

From

(Dr. Darshan Pal)

On behalf of

Coordination Committee

Peoples Democratic Front Of India (PDFI)

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Peoples Democratic Front Of India (PDFI)

Posted by Indian Vanguard on April 23, 2007

Peoples Democratic Front Of India (PDFI) expresses deep anguish and condolence at the departure of our respected Hari Singh Tarq, President of Association for democratic Rights, Punjab (AFDR), Convenor of Committee For the Assistance Of Tribals Affected by Salwa Judum (CATAS). He was a stalwart in defending the human rights and democratic rights of people in India and particularly in Punjab.


He always stood for the protection and promotion of the rights of the toiling and deprived masses. Hari Singh Tarq stood boldly in defence of the marginalised people right from Lehara Gaga to all India level. He struggled hard to build an all India movement for democratic Rights. He was always an important member of the fact finding teams to various parts of country e.g. Jharkhand POTA victims, Gujarat carnage, Chhatisgarh and Andhra Pradesh state repression etc. etc., carried out by AFDR or jointly with other civil liberties organisations.

With his initiative the first programme of the chain of aprogrammes devoted to Shaheed Bhagat Singh;s Birth Centenary year started from Lehara Gaga in 2006.

For more than a decade he continuously and regularly edited a monthly journal, previously named Jan Dastak and now Shabad Baan, highlighting the democratic values in literature, culture, society and politics and exposed the exploitative and oppressive system ruthlessly and boldly.

His death is a huge loss for the democratic movement of India and particularly of Punjab.

On the fateful day he along with his comrade Des Raj Chhajali and his young son was coming back from Barnala after attending a programme in the memory of Revolutionary writer and singer Sant Ram Udasi when he met an accident near Sunam. He was declared dead when brought to Patiala Hospital. Des Raj and his son are still crtical.

We, the organisations constituents of PDFI convey our heartfelt condolences to all family members, colleagues, friends and comrades.

From

(Dr. Darshan Pal)

On behalf of

Coordination Committee

Peoples Democratic Front Of India (PDFI)

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The Orissa Government disrupted PDFI Preparatory Conference

Posted by Indian Vanguard on March 6, 2007

REPORT
The State level PDFI preparatory conference which was scheduled to be held on 8 th and 9th July at Aditya Hall, Sambalpur, could not be held due to prohibition order of Police and local administration. Hundreds of delegates who were assembled near the proposed conference hall were not allowed by the police and district civil administration officials to enter into the hall. Virtually the CRPF and Armed Police Forces forcibly occupied the proposed conference hall. The delegates including women and small Children were in open air when there was also rain. A huge contingent of CRPF, OSAP were deployed around the proposed conference hall and near the Khetarajpur Rail way station to terrorise the delegates.
Although an application was submitted before sub-divisional magistrate, Sambalpur on 19.6.2006 and the recommendation was obtained from Dhanupalli Police Station, the final permission for the proposed open public meeting schedule for date 9.7.06 was not provided. It is an well known fact that there is no necessity of permission from police or civil administration for holding any meeting in an auditorium. But the police and district administration showed their highhandedness with the support of brutal armed forces and prevented the hall meeting, intimidated and threatened to implicate in criminal case. Video shooting of all delegates including lady delegates was unauthorized done by the order of S.P. and the protest of lady delegates was not needed to. Due to the high handedness of authority, hundreds of delegate were deprived up exercising their democratic as well as fundamental right to from any association, assemble in a meeting, freedom at speech, expression etc.
However the delegates ventured to hold an outdoor open session at the platform of Khetarajpur Railway station Sambalpur. Guest delegate from Jharkhand and some other leading delegates who attended from different parts of the state discussed the draft constitution of PDFI. The movements of life and livelihood and against deprivation from land, forest, water, environment etc., which are continuing in different part of the state, were deliberated. All expressed their concern for the imperialistic exploitations in the name of new economic reforms. The issue of Kalinga Nagar resistance struggle and the movement of Sambalpur Pleasants for water to their land were deliberated in a special context. The undemocratic act of the Govt. was also unequivocally condemned by all the delegate speakers.
It is pertinent to mention that the present PDFI process in this state is being labeled as a new brand frontal organisation of Maoist Party. The Govt. machineries and a section of the press initially created this rumour to give a repressive hand to the authority on this plea for encroaching into this democratic attempt to form a broad united struggle forum, like PDFI. In the meanwhile one of the local organisers of PDFI named Amaresh Nayak was illegally detained in the police custody for more than 48 hours and produced in the court in serious false criminal charges like of sedition etc. It is reported in the section of the press that an innocent person was picked up from the bus by the police at Jujumara and has been illegally confined in Jujumara P.S. for more than four days. The convenor of Orissa PDFI process, Debendra is also wanted by the police & who may be arrested at any point of time. Invoking ban order against Maoist Party & seven other mass organisations & subsequent high handedness to prohibit the broad united struggle forum like PDFI process, clearly proves the attitude of the state, how it takes view on any dissent opinion, ideology and any democratic movement.

Action Suggested

1) A Dharana may be staged at New Delhi to record protest.
2) An appeal be made to all the countrymen to condemn the undemocratic act of the Govt. for its attitude towards any democratic struggle.
3) A delegation from the PDFI center may meet the Governor of Orissa & to press demand to refrain from any such undemocratic act of intervening into any public meeting.
From Debendra

Orissa PDFI


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First Conferenceof Anti-Displacement Front

Posted by Indian Vanguard on February 14, 2007

March 22nd, 23rd 2007, Ranchi, Jharkhand

In Lieu of an Invitation

Heaven is a forest of miles and miles of Mohua trees
And hell is a forest of miles and miles of Mohua trees with a forest guard in it.

–A popular saying of the Muria Adivasi of Bastar, Chhattisgarh

Whatever contributes to assimilating people to Nature is a dangerous threat… At least that has been the lesson, of any discernible reading of the history of humankind. Here too, in the South Asian sub-continent, the experiences of the vast sections of the people have not been an exception. Specifically, after the advent of British colonialism…

Post-1947, there has hardly been any difference in the experiences of the people of the sub-continent. “If you are to suffer, you should suffer in the interest of our country”, this was what Jawaharlal Nehru asked the villagers, while laying the foundation stone of the Hirakud dam in Sambalpur, Orissa. Hirakud, or the dam at Bhakra, Nehru termed these ‘temples of modern India’. Ever since then, through the years of the so-called ‘green revolution’, canal irrigation cultivation, introduction of cash crops and hybrid variety of seeds we have daily proof that we create our world against Nature for want of profit. That people are forced to be the mute recipients of this expropriation of wealth in the name of development; of creating a new world out of Nature that is useful for a few rich and powerful. Even the most conservative estimate of the Government of India in 1994, after lot of jugglery with statistics, had to admit that more than 10 million (1 crore) people are still to be rehabilitated displaced by dams, mines, deforestation and other ‘development projects’.

Today this logic of creating a world against Nature have taken the most aggressive turn; voluminous in its scope of exploitation and destruction; murderous in its reach in that it ravages the lives and livelihoods of lakhs and lakhs of peoples. The tall claims of Special Economic Zones as havens of employment generation and productivity with legal provisions totally different from the law of the land is further evidence of recolonisation of the land and its people for brutal exploitation of imperialist and local capital. The innumerous Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) that are being signed by the GoI with various monopolies for mining in Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand are open invitations to loot and plunder the natural resources for the predatory needs of the market.

The grand design to construct mega-dams in hundreds across the sub-continent so as to generate power to sell it to the far-east market and massive super highways to access every nook and cranny of the region to the reach of big capital will without fail ravage various cultures, memories, lives and livelihoods of these peoples. Not to say, this package to loot and plunder the wealth of these regions will pit the various peoples in this region against each other.

Big labour, big industry and big capital have forced the people of the sub-continent to adjust and be assimilated in accordance to its needs. These experiences legitimized with it a history of exploitation, of domination, of considering human beings as ‘human resources’. Significantly, the use of the word ‘human resources’ confirms the dangerous threat of forcing people to comply with the needs of imperialism and its domestic lackeys. The poorest and the most vulnerable become easy targets. The tribal whether in Orissa, Jharkhand, Arunachal or Meghalaya and the worker in the small scale sector in Delhi, Mumbai or Calcutta, the landless agricultural labourer in Haryana, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh or Andhra Pradesh and even the small and middle peasant in Punjab, Haryana, Vidharbha and Andhra Pradesh all are classified, registered alongside the mineral, vegetal and animal resources. Mind you, people so designated are not the aim of production, but its raw material.

From Polavaram to Tipaimukh, from Nandigram, Singur Shalgoni, Dadri to Vidharbha, from Kalinganagar, Kashipur to Chhattisgarh and North Andhra and Telengana and Karnataka this language is not deceptive: as we all know, resources are to be exploited, and in our world they are bound to be destroyed. The struggle has increasingly become between two worlds in opposition: that of the world of the greatest number of people labeled as ‘natural resources’ and the world of those who treat them as such.

The reckoning of the hour is to forge an uncompromising resistance at the ground level while building a massive public opinion against this politics of loot and plunder in the name of development. At the South Asian and international level. It is important and inevitable that the resistance be forged at as many levels as possible. As you may know, a process towards building a mighty resistance against these displacements under the garb of ‘development’ has been initiated. The first preparatory meeting was at Ranchi, in Jharkhand on the 20, 21 st of January 2007. Over 100 organizations and individuals are part of this process to build a massive people’s resistance against all forms of displacement at the South Asian level.

The first conference of this Anti-Displacement Front will be on the 22nd, 23rd of March 2007 at Ranchi, Jharkhand. We invite you to be part of and hence strengthen this process.

No to Displacement! No to Rehabilitation!
Only Change with Equity & Justice!


On behalf of the Preparatory Committee, Against Displacement, Dr. B D Sharma & G N Saibaba
Email:notodisplace@rediffmail.com , fightdisplacement@hotmail.com
,Phones: 011-24353997, 9910455993.

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