April 6, 2015
The Socialist Party firmly relates itself to the legacy of the freedom movement of India. In this regard the party would like to remind the citizens of India that the week April 6-13 was observed during the freedom movement and for many years thereafter as National Week in memory of Mahatma Gandhi's call for a nation-wide hartal against the Rowlett legislation on April 6, 1919 and of the Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919. Many special activities recommended by Mahatma Gandhi were undertaken during this time mobilizing people against the colonial oppression. The occasion was also used to underline the contribution of all communities in the national struggle.
The Socialist Party believes that the country must not forget this occasion, not least for its caution against the neo-imperialist deeds and the arbitrary use and abuse of state power by the present political class. To commemorate the National Week, like previous years, the Socialist Party will hold discussions by all its state units on the theme of the freedom movement and its democratic, collective, secular and egalitarian legacy.