ALL INDIA AGRAGAMI MAHILA SAMITY
The Third National Conference of All India Agragami Mahila Samity was held at Kolkata from 4-6th December, 2010 at Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake, West Bengal. Third National Conference of All India Agragami Mahila Samity started with the flag hoisting ceremony, which was performed by the Aparna Sengupta, General Secretary, All India Agragami Mahila Samity at 9 a.m. in Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake on 4th December 2010. Aparajita Goppi, Chairperson of the All India Agragami Mahila Samity garlanded the statues of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Bina Das (Bhoumik) and Lila Roy. Open session was held in the same day at Rani Rashmoni Road at 1 p.m. which was addressed by the Debabrata Biswas, General Secretary of All India Forward Bloc.
The first delegate session was held on 5th December 2010 at 6 p.m. at Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake, Kolkata. The political document and Aims & Objectives of AIAMS were placed there by Com. Aparajita Goppi & Com. Sikha Sengupta. The morning session on 5th December 2010 commenced at 9.30 a.m. which was addressed by foreign delegates from Bangladesh (Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal), Myanmar (National League for Democracy) and Sri Lanka (People's Liberation Front, JVP). Umma Hassan (Jhalmal), D. Muthuy(Sri Lanka) and another one comrade from Bangladesh respectively. Fraternal delegates from All India Democratic Women's Association, National Federation of Indian Women, Nikhil Bharat Mahila Sangha also participated in the discussions on 5th Dec,2010. The second and third delegate session were held after lunch and tea break on 5th Dec,2010. the concluding session was held on 6th December 2010 from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Captain Laxmi Sehgal of Rani Jhansi Bahini of I.N.A. sent a letter of greetings and good wishes on her behalf which was read out in the delegate session on 5th Dec, 2010. The open session was addressed by Com. Debabrata Biswas, General Secretary, All India Forward Bloc and the concluding session was addressed by Veteran leader Com. Asok Ghosh, General Secretary, All India Forward Bloc, Bengal Committee. Total number of delegates participated in the Third National Conference is 269. Thirteen states took part and 36 delegates participated in the deliberations.
After threadbare discussions, the Third National Conference adopted the following resolutions unanimously.
Resolutions adopted in the Third National Conference of
All India Agragami Mahila Samity
I. Fight unitedly against Maoist menace
Maoist activists are brutally killing hundreds of innocent villagers in the name of so-called social upliftment of the downtrodden people. Ironically, all the victims of Maoist attacks belong to very poor families. Under some false pleas, the Maoists are targeting the left leaders, workers and supporters, with a vow to eliminate leftism from the country and thus to safe guard the vested interest groups, capitalists, zamindars and imperialists.
It's a matter of more concern that some right reactionary forces, particularly parties like Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, are exploiting the Maoist menace for their nefarious agenda. They are aiding and collaborating with them to topple the Left Front government.
It must be realised that due to Maoist attacks and violence, the most and ultimate sufferers are the poor women who are losing their husbands, sons and other near and dear ones. The All India Agragami Mahila Samity therefore, calls upon the people to fight unitedly against the Maoist activists and their principal political aides like the Peoples' Committee or the power-monger party like Trinamool Congress.
II. Stop atrocities against women
It has been a growing trend to commit atrocities against women, be that in individual families or in the society as a whole. Alarming reports are there in respect of gang-rape in Delhi against a call-centre girl from the North-East State. We bitterly condemn such incident and ask the Congress-ruled Delhi State to immediately find out all the culprits and give them an exemplary punishment so that such heinous act may not occur again.
III. We hail the release of pro-democracy heroic fighter Aung San Suu Kyi
The pro-democracy heroic woman fighter of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi has at last been released from the jail and house-arrest imposed by the military junta government, after long 15 years. After a prolonged fight and suffering, undaunted Suu Kyi commanding overwhelming support of her countrymen has compelled junta government to release her from house arrest. It is indeed a victory of pro-democracy movement of Myanmar led by a heroic freedom fighter. We hail her release and look for a peoples democratic government led by her in near future.
We may recall that in the year 2007, Netaji Subhas Foundation of India conferred on Suu Kyi, while in house-arrest, the first prestigious 'Netaji Award'. She was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. We wish that Suu Kyi move forward with her pro-democracy programme with the support of all the freedom-loving people of the world.
IV. Women Reservation Bill
We demand the Women Reservation Bill be passed in Parliament immediately. In the name of coming to a consensus, the Congress-led UPA government has dragged the issue for long, which shows half-hearted approach of the government. The Bill must now be passed immediately, ensuring a first step for empowerment of women.
V. Women must not be used as commodity in advertisement campaigns for satisfying the commercial interests of the Capitalist group.
VI. 23rd January to be declared as 'Deshaprem' Divas. This conference resolves to launch a vigorous movement for the implementation of the same.
VII. All India Agragami Mahila Samity calls for increasing participation in Left Democratic Progressive joint women's movement throughout the country. All India Agragami Mahila Samity strongly urges to fight against capitalist and imperialist forces both within and outside India. All India Agragami Mahila Samity strongly believes that the Indian women can play a formidable and meaningful role in the struggle to defeat the motivated move of the reactionary forces.
The meeting decided unanimously that AIAMS is based on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's ideals and way of action. These meeting further resolved that a joint movement of women's mass organizations of all left parties would find out a new way to socialism.
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