By a WSWS reporting team, 24 March 2017
Thousands of workers defied a ban on gatherings of five or more people to show their support for the 13 framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers.
By our correspondents, 23 March 2017
South Asian workers denounce the frame-up of innocent workers.
By Keith Jones, 23 March 2017
The presiding judge had to admit police colluded with Maruti Suzuki and fabricated evidence, but even as he did so, he downplayed the significance of these crimes.
22 March 2017
There is not a shred of evidence against any of the 13 Maruti Suzuki workers sentenced to life in prison.
By Jerry White, 21 March 2017
Opposition to the brutal life sentences meted out to 13 Maruti Suzuki workers is growing in India and around the world.
Thirteen sentenced to life imprisonment in India
International Committee of the Fourth International, 20 March 2017
Thirteen Maruti Suzuki workers have been condemned to life in prison as the result of a monstrous frame-up mounted by the automaker, the police and judicial authorities, with the full complicity of India’s principal political parties.
By Keith Jones, 18 March 2017
India’s ruling elite has imposed savage sentences on the Maruti Suzuki workers to intimidate the working class and reassure investors that it will ruthlessly enforce sweatshop conditions.
By Shannon Jones, 17 March 2017
Thirteen autoworkers could face the death penalty in a case that has seen blatant collusion between company management, police and Indian state officials
By Deepal Jayasekera, 15 March 2017
The BJP exploited popular anger with the Congress and various caste-ist and regional parties that have implemented pro-investor “reforms” and presided over mass joblessness.
By Kranti Kumara and Keith Jones, 14 March 2017
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for 13 car assembly workers, including the leadership of an independent union formed in opposition to a company-stooge union.
By our correspondents, 13 March 2017
The Chennai meeting was part of the ICFI’s commemoration of the centenary of the October 1917 Revolution and promoted its online lecture series.
By Pradeep Ramanayake, 8 March 2017
The ABVP’s attack on left-wing students at Delhi University is part of a concerted, government-supported campaign to stamp out political dissent at India’s universities.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 7 March 2017
After decades of “non-alignment,” India has become a service hub for the US Seventh Fleet, marking a new stage in its integration into US imperialism’s military-strategic offensive against China.
4 March 2017
The meeting will discuss the crisis of capitalism, the drive toward world war and the political significance of the Russian Revolution.
By Arun Kumar, 2 March 2017
Tuesday’s nationwide bank strike expresses growing working class opposition to the Indian elite’s economic “reform” programme of austerity, privatisation, and casualisation.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 1 March 2017
Working people in India and America are drawing the connection between last week’s killing of an Indian immigrant and the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant witch hunt.
By Sampath Perera, 28 February 2017
India and Pakistan are rapidly expanding their nuclear arsenals and proclaiming adherence to aggressive military strategies that increase the prospect of nuclear war.
By Keith Jones, 16 February 2017
Under a deal announced earlier this week, India will become a major service and repair hub for the US Seventh Fleet—the armada that is central to US war preparations against China.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 15 February 2017
The Trump administration is intent on using India as a frontline state in a drive to thwart China through economic and military pressure and, if need be, all-out war.
By Vijith Samarasinghe, 10 February 2017
Shivashankar Menon’s account confirms the political and military support given by India to the Colombo government to crush the LTTE with large-scale civilian casualties.
By Kranti Kumara, 3 February 2017
Ignoring mass joblessness and plunging exports and business investment, Finance Minister Jaitley claimed India is the “bright spot on the world economic landscape.”
By Arun Kumar and Yuvan Darwin, 1 February 2017
Indian authorities were taken aback by the mass character of the protests, which had erupted outside the traditional political parties.
By Keith Jones, 26 January 2017
The head of the US Pacific Command likened the Indo-US military partnership to a war axe that needs to be “razor sharp,” “because we never know when events will force us to use it.”
On-the-spot report from Chennai
By Moses Rajkumar and Yuan Darwin, 13 January 2017
Basic safety conditions at Indian factories have further deteriorated due to the Modi government’s changes to labour laws that favour of investors.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 7 January 2017
As India conducts tests of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, its new army chief has warned of a possible “two front” war against China and Pakistan.
By Kranti Kumara, 23 December 2016
The report documents human rights violations by Indian security personnel, including targeted killings of unarmed civilians, indiscriminate pellet-gun firing, and collective punishments.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 21 December 2016
The Supreme Court order that cinemas must play, and moviegoers revere, India’s national anthem is a blatant attack on civil liberties.
By Keith Jones, 15 December 2016
The last days of the Obama administration have seen a concerted, bi-partisan drive of the American political elite and the Pentagon to further cement the Indo-US “global strategic partnership.”
By Sarath Kumara, 8 December 2016
The visit underscores India’s growing efforts—backed by Washington—to bring Bangladesh into its orbit, undercutting China’s influence.
By Keith Jones, 6 December 2016
India has demonstrably rebuffed Pakistan’s attempts to initiate a dialogue aimed at defusing the almost three-month-long war crisis between South Asia’s rival nuclear-armed states.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 1 December 2016
The truce along the Line of Control between Indian- and Pakistan-held Kashmir, that was put in place in the aftermath of a war crisis in 2001-2002, has manifestly broken down.
By Arun Kumar, 30 November 2016
The retreat underscores that fact that the opposition has no real objection to the pro-investor agenda of the Modi government.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 28 November 2016
The Modi government is forging closer strategic ties with Japan and Israel to aggressively pursue the great power ambitions of India’s elite against China and Pakistan.
By Sampath Perera and Keith Jones, 24 November 2016
The “new normal” between India and Pakistan is cross-border barrages and bellicose threats—i.e., a volatile dynamic that could easily trigger all-out war.
By Kranti Kumara and Arun Kumar, 21 November 2016
The true aim of the Indian government's demonetisation scheme is to shore up the country's fragile banking system.
By Arun Kumar, 21 November 2016
Sunday’s disaster is a direct result of poor safety standards and the run-down of essential maintenance throughout India’s extensive rail network.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 19 November 2016
India’s elite calculates Trump’s hardline positions vis-a-vis China and Pakistan will provide New Delhi with a strategic boost over its principal Asian rivals.
By Keith Jones, 14 November 2016
In the midst of a war crisis with Pakistan, India’s defence minister has criticized the country’s “No First Use” nuclear-weapons policy for “giving away strength.”
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 8 November 2016
The ongoing clashes along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan highlight the dangerous standoff that has brought the nuclear-armed rivals to the brink of war.
By Alex Lantier, 2 November 2016
As US officials pledge greater support to India against Pakistan and China, both Indian and Pakistani officials are vowing to escalate their conflict over Kashmir.
By Keith Jones, 1 November 2016
India’s BJP government calculates that it can exploit the war crisis to strengthen its hand against Pakistan while stoking reaction and rallying support at home.
By Sarath Kumara, 22 October 2016
The Hasina government, which confronts widespread opposition, is increasingly resorting to police-state methods to maintain its rule.
By Arun Kumar, 20 October 2016
Indian governments fail to ensure basic fire safety standards at hospital facilities throughout the country.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 18 October 2016
Washington’s endorsement of India’s jettisoning of “strategic restraint” will only encourage New Delhi to carry out still more aggressive and provocative military actions.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 14 October 2016
India’s principal Stalinist party, the CPM, is playing a foul role in the reckless, bellicose offensive India’s ruling elite is mounting against its nuclear-armed arch-rival, Pakistan.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 10 October 2016
Despite the bellicose propaganda campaign of the Indian government and media, there is widespread public opposition to a war between Pakistan and India.
By Wije Dias, 10 October 2016
“Your meeting, aimed at mobilising Indian workers and youth against war in a common struggle with workers of the world based on international socialism, is of enormous importance.”
By our correspondent, 10 October 2016
The meeting in Chennai organised by Indian supporters of ICFI took place amid growing tensions between the US and Russia and China, as well as a dangerous confrontation between India and Pakistan.
By Keith Jones, 6 October 2016
Large sections of India’s ruling elite are urging the Hindu communalist BJP government to further escalate military pressure on Pakistan.
By Senthooran Ravee, 5 October 2016
The Rafale deal is one of India’s largest-ever arms purchases
By Kranti Kumara, 4 October 2016
The Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association has passed a resolution banning Pakistani actors, singers and technicians from Bollywood productions.
By Keith Jones, 3 October 2016
In anticipation of a possible Pakistani counter-strike, or to facilitate their own war preparations, India is evacuating tens of thousands of people living near the border.
By Keith Jones, 1 October 2016
Washington’s readiness to endorse India’s new aggressive posture will only encourage New Delhi to take still greater military-strategic risks.
By Keith Jones, 30 September 2016
Indian military strikes killed people in the “double-digits,” according to media reports, bringing South Asia perilously close to an all-out war with potentially catastrophic consequences.
By Kumaran Ira, 29 September 2016
Washington’s anti-China “pivot to Asia” is fueling war tensions between Pakistan and India, which have escalated since Islamist militants attacked an Indian military base in Kashmir.
By Wasntha Rupasinghe, 28 September 2016
The publicly announced steps India has taken against Pakistan are of a diplomatic and economic character. But behind the scenes feverish preparations continue for a lethal “counterstrike.”
By our correspondents, 28 September 2016
Indian workers and students discussed mounting global tensions and New Delhi’s role in the US military preparations against China.
By Sampath Perera, 27 September 2016
The Pakistan Air Force conducted war exercises last week, including over the skies of the national capital, Islamabad, and on the highway connecting it to Lahore.
By Keith Jones, 21 September 2016
Four days after India’s government held Pakistan responsible for a terrorist attack in the disputed Kashmir region that killed 18 Indian soldiers, New Delhi continues to be gripped by war fever.
21 September 2016
The Indian government’s deepening involvement in the US preparations for war against China is occurring behind the backs of the Indian working class and poor.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 20 September 2016
Led by senior figures in the ruling BJP, India’s political and defense-security establishments are clamouring for military action against Pakistan.
By V. Gnana, 19 September 2016
Seventeen Indian soldiers were killed yesterday morning in Indian-administered Kashmir when fighters assaulted a military base at Uri.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 19 September 2016
Geo-political tensions between India and China are growing sharper, as India asserts itself as South Asia’s regional hegemon and an Indian Ocean power.
By Kranti Kumara, 16 September 2016
India’s government is resorting to increasingly desperate measures to quell the popular protests that have convulsed the Kashmir Valley for the past ten weeks.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 3 September 2016
The strike is an expression of mounting opposition in the working class internationally against assaults by governments and corporations on jobs and working conditions.
By Deepal Jayesekera, 1 September 2016
For the unions and Stalinist Communist parties, Friday’s all-India strike is a means of defusing social opposition and diverting it behind the big business political establishment.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 31 August 2016
With the signing of the basing agreement, India is being transformed into a “frontline” state in the US drive to isolate, encircle, and prepare to wage war on China.
By Sathish Simon and Kranti Kumara, 31 August 2016
The widespread support for the strike is an expression of mounting working-class anger and militancy and part of a global resurgence of class struggle.
By W.A. Sunil, 24 August 2016
The political turmoil in the small landlocked country has been fuelled by rising US-driven geo-political tensions across Asia.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 20 August 2016
In a highly provocative shift, Modi has denounced Pakistan for “atrocities” in Balochistan—a strategic province that has long been convulsed by a secessionist insurgency.
By Kranti Kumara, 17 August 2016
Kerala’s chief minister has appointed a neoliberal economist with close ties to the US financial elite and Federal Reserve as his top economic advisor.
By Arun Kumar, 6 August 2016
The unions are trying to contain the confrontation against the Modi government and its pro-business program.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 6 August 2016
The Indian and US militaries are partnering in the training of African officers to lead and train troops deployed on UN “peacekeeping” missions.
By K. Ratnayake and Keith Jones, 28 July 2016
A former senior Indian diplomat has warned that the US’s harnessing of India to its anti-China “Pivot” will result in India being drawn into the Afghan war.
By Kranti Kumara, 16 July 2016
The past week of mass protests in Kashmir has rattled India’s Hindu supremacist BJP government and laid bare Kashmiris’ deep disaffection from the Indian state.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 14 July 2016
The Indian government is attempting to use Britain’s exit from the EU to pursue its own economic and strategic interests.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 7 July 2016
To access energy resources and strike a strategic blow against China and Pakistan, India plans to build a transport corridor via Iran to Afghanistan and Central Asia.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 5 July 2016
US officials have vowed to work with India to secure its entry into the NSG, while joining India in suggesting that Beijing was responsible for its rebuff.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 28 June 2016
The CPM leadership has effectively given its West Bengal unit the green light to continue its alliance with the big business Congress Party.
By Kranti Kumara, 24 June 2016
Monday’s announcement was aimed at blunting investor concerns that pro-market “reforms” might be impeded by the forced resignation of the head of India’s central bank, Raghuram Rajan.
By Arun Kumar and Palash Roy, 18 June 2016
The Stalinist CPM is bitterly divided over whether to move still closer to the deeply discredited Congress Party—the Indian bourgeoisie’s traditional party of government.
By Sampath Perera, 15 June 2016
Angered by the US’ downgrading of their alliance and boosting of India, Pakistan has issued warnings that the US has overturned South Asia’s balance of power.
By Keith Jones, 10 June 2016
The alliance between the Indian bourgeoisie and US imperialism represents a sea change in world geopolitics, with explosive implications for inter-state relations across Asia and the world.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 9 June 2016
Modi’s visit to Washington this week marked a major step toward transforming India into a frontline state in the US drive to isolate, encircle and prepare to wage war on China.
By Arun Kumar, 2 June 2016
The Stalinists have been reduced to the third-party in West Bengal, which they ruled for 34 consecutive years ending only in 2011.
By K. Ratnayake and Keith Jones, 31 May 2016
The CPM’s opposition to the India-US basing agreement is a sham and a political trap, aimed at tying the working class to the Indian bourgeoisie, its parties and state.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 28 May 2016
While aggressively pursuing New Delhi’s own strategic ambitions, the Indian naval patrol is in line with the US “pivot to Asia” and preparations for war against China.
By W. Sunil, 26 May 2016
The sharp tensions between New Delhi and Kathmandu are a result of the intensifying geo-political rivalry between India and China.
By Athiyan Silva, 16 May 2016
Jayalalithaa’s promises have nothing to do with any concern about the oppression of Sri Lankan Tamils.
By Kanda Gabriel, 11 May 2016
The wave of heat-stroke deaths is a product of the lack of basic services and infrastructure that hundreds of millions of Indians confront daily.
By Kumaran Ira, 7 May 2016
The US Consul in Kolkata provocatively endorsed India’s territorial claims against China to a strategic Himalayan region.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 7 May 2016
The US-India talks on anti-submarine warfare mark an important further step in realizing Washington’s aim of making India a “frontline” state in its military-strategic offensive against China.
By Kumaran Ira, 6 May 2016
American sponsored dissident groups held a conference last weekend in the midst of escalating war threats against China.
By WSWS reporters, 30 April 2016
Colombo, Chennai, Bangalore and Madras residents speak out about the dangers of war and the need for a unified international struggle for socialism.
By Kumaran Ira, 28 April 2016
India canceled a visa for US-backed Uyghur separatist Dolkun Isa to attend a conference in Dharamsala.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 28 April 2016
By cajoling the Maldives into a new defence pact, India provided the US with a demonstration of its potential as a “frontline” ally in confronting China.
By Kanda Gabriel, 22 April 2016
India’s alignment with Washington’s anti-China “pivot” is inflaming explosive military and national-ethnic tensions across South Asia.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 20 April 2016
While the Congress and Stalinists are voicing opposition to India becoming a “full-fledged” US ally, they have been instrumental in expanding US-Indian military ties.
By K. Ratnayake, 14 April 2016
India has “agreed in principle” to allowing the US military to make routine use of its bases and ports—a major step in making it a “frontline state” in Washington’s preparations for war with China.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 11 April 2016
This offer, which could only be made at Washington’s urging, is part of the US drive to make India a “frontline state” in its military-strategic offensive against China.