People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 32

August 11 , 2013

DYFI Set to Occupy Parliament on Aug 12

MORE than ten thousand youth from all over the country will join in New Delhi on August 12, 2013 to protest against the neo- liberal policies of the UPA-2 government. The one day protest dharna at Parliament Street is organised in the background of growing unemployment in the country.

Thousands of people particularly the youth have participated in state level public meetings and rallies organised by many state committees. This good and encouraging response from the youth and other sections of the society shows the massive discontent against the anti-people, pro-imperialist policies of the UPA-2 government.

According to the neo-liberal pundits, it is wrong to use the direct hand of the State for pursing economic development and ensuring social welfare. But it is perfectly correct to hand out State resources, State contracts, subsidies, and investment and tax exemptions to the giant corporations. No to social welfare but yes to corporate welfare!

These policies have paved the way for surrendering our sovereignty, independence and security. The political and economic independence of the country is affected. A very small section of the population is holding the major share of wealth. The enemies of our people � imperialist, fundamentalist, terrorist and chauvinist forces are taking advantage of spiralling unemployment and socio-economic insecurity to divide the people in the name of region, religion, language and caste etc, thereby diverting their attention from the actual issues of employment, education, health and that of our independent foreign policy, and our right to take our own decisions as an independent sovereign nation.

The Occupy Parliament street protest will be inaugurated by Manik Sarkar, Tripura chief minister and former leader of the DYFI. Prakash Karat, Sitaram Yechury, M A Baby and other leaders of the democratic movement will address the dharna. Poets, singers, painters etc, will also perform at the venue. DYFI general secretary Avoy Mukherjee, president M B Rajesh and other leaders of the DYFI will meet with government representatives and submit a memorandum.

The DYFI will continue its agitation against the policies of the government that cause unemployment, price rise, corruption etc.