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May Day- the day of the working class people

by Rinku Khumukcham
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People across the world – Left, Right or Central ideologue groups – all observed the May Day. The only differences is that – there is a clear distinction on how the left wing group observed the day when compares with the way that the Right Wing group observed. The observance of May Day in different parts of the World too varies. In India, people in heartland states observed the day announcing better livelihood for the labour community. But when it comes to the state of Manipur among others, many people observed the day crying for justice of the working class people where their rights have been deprived.
The left leaned civil bodies, on the other hand observed the day with anti fascist agenda demanding justice and equality for the working class people.
On the other hand the state government celebrates the May Day as a grant function by promising welfare scheme for the workers.
When one recalled the origin of observing May Day, it is known to everyone that, the exploitation of the labour community by capitalist regime that prompted the uprising of the labour community in Western countries in 1886 is the root for observing the day. The demand for limited working hours was the demand that time. But as time changes the kind of exploitations faced by the labourers are multiple these days. And definitely ‘May Day’ is known as the day that the problem being faced by the labourer is being discussed and highlighted.
It is known fact that working class people in India particularly the farmers are facing various problems due to aggression by the fascist regime.
On the other hand, we often notice the working people being suppressed by capitalist class from time to time through various draconian laws. As for the working class people of Manipur and other NE states, it is the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) that have been suppressing the people, while in case of the states like West Bengal, Chhatisgarh, Talengana etc. the was that the lower class people are being suppressed is different. People are rape, killed and torture for the cause of multi-national company owners and such event are concealed by the state authority using every means.
In general the kind of exploitation to lower working class group by capitalist group is same in all the country across the globe. In the state of Manipur when one ponder on how the capitalist groups are using the lower class people should be understand by all.
First this capitalist group looted the working class people, then they make them hungry and later they feed them so that the working class people become their slaves. The truth is that they are making these groups as slave with things of their own.
The constructing big dams, exploration natural gas, etc. are not good signed for improvement of the working class people.
It is time that people of the state make meaningful observance of the May Day.

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