Responding a call from the Left parties of
Pakistan, the Communist Party of India (ML) Socialist Unity Center
of India, CPIML(Red Flag), CPIML (Unity Initiative) have agreed to
organise peace demonstrations on 13th June. Demonstration accros
India will be held on the day calling for an immidiete end to war
like situation, pull back the troops from the borders and an end
of imperialist intervention in the region.
At Lahore, there will be a peace demoonstration in front of Lahore
Press Club. The representatives of four left parties National
Workers Party, Labour Party Pakistan, Communist Mazdoor Kissan
party and Pakistan Peoples Party (Shaheed Bhotto) met in Lahore
and decided to hold a joint peace rally. Already several national
trade unions federations have agreed to support the peace demo.
A call by Labour Party Pakistan to CPIML for the organisation of
the peace rallies on the same day was accepted by the leadership
and CPIML is now in in discussion with other Left forces to
organise joint rallies on the same day acros India.
It will be for the first time in the history of Pakistan and
Indian Left parties that there will be rallies on the same day and
on the same issue accros Indian sub continent.
Here is a letter of CPIML leadership to LPP.
Pakistan Labour Party
June 9; 2002
Dear Comrade Farooq Tariq
Our party wholeheartedly welcome the timely and bold initiative of
Pakistan left parties of June 13 joint demonstration for peace.
Your four slogans expresses the aspirations of the people of both
Pakistan and India.
Positively responding the four parties call our party decided
observe June 13 as anti- war day organize demonstration across the
country on the same day on the same slogan, reflecting the single
voice of the people across the line of control. In the meanwhile
we are working to unite other left Parties , so far four left
parties , Socialist Unity Center of India, CPIML(Red Flag), CPIML
(Unity Initiative)] have agreed to join with us in the
demonstrations. Thus so far four parties has united on June 13 th
Demonstration for peace. We are pasting two statements below for
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CPI(ML)'s Reaction on Proposed Deployment of US-UK Troops The
reported proposal for the deployment of a US-UK 500-strong
helicopter-borne special force to monitor the LoC is deeply
disturbing. It seems the much-trumpeted 'success' of India's
coercive diplomacy can only be measured in terms of increasing
institutionalization of Bush-Blair coalition's intervention in the
subcontinent. The CPI(ML) calls upon all peace-loving democratic
and patriotic Indians to reject the Bush-Blair move in no
Both the US and UK are busy fuelling the growing arms race in the
subcontinent. They are also guilty of aggravating the war-like
build-up in the region by asking their diplomatic staff and other
tourists to return. The proposed intervention of Anglo-Yankee
armed forces and the suggested pull-out of normal diplomatic staff
and other civilian American and British citizens are two sides of
the same coin of growing imperialist intervention in the region.
The present crisis follows largely from India's refusal to break
the diplomatic deadlock and resume direct bilateral dialogue with
Pakistan. With bilateral diplomatic channels being successively
closed down and war-hysteria between the two countries reaching a
crescendo amidst free exchange of nuclear warnings, the arrogant
rulers of India and Pakistan are only inviting greater external
interference. Peace-loving people in India and Pakistan must
therefore exert greater pressure on their rulers for an early
resumption of bilateral dialogue with a view to de-escalating
tension and keeping the imperialist powers at bay.
Demonstration for Peace both in India and Pakistan
It has been decided in consultation with the Left in Pakistan to
organize demonstrations for peace in both India and Pakistan on 13
June. Four Left and democratic parties in Pakistan including the
National Workers Party, Labour Party of Pakistan, Communist
Mazdoor Kisan Party and People's Party (Shaheed Bhutto group) are
spearheading this campaign in Pakistan. We should also try and
involve other Left parties or democratic organisations in this
campaign wherever possible. The main slogans of this anti-war
campaign are as follows:
No More War between India and Pakistan Indians and Pakistanis Need
Peace and not War India and Pakistan Must Resume Direct Bilateral
Dialogue to Defuse Tension Say No to Bush-Blair Imperialist
Intervention in the Subcontinent
As part of this Day of Anti-War Action, we should organize peace
marches and demonstrations including dharnas and similar forms in
all state capitals and major centers. It should be widely
propagated that this programme is being held in both India and
Pakistan and that it reflects the genuine voice of the peoples of
the two countries.