A great intensified movement was suddenly broken out by the disgruntled and piqued people of Manipur against the brutal killing of Thangjam Manorama Chanu after being arrested, snatched away, raped and murdered by occupied Indian Army. As a part of the movement five voluntary members of MAFYF decided firmly to burn themselves to death (immolation) for repealing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958. Today, the 24th July, 2015, Maoist Communist Party, Manipur (MCPM), as a tribute to them, has observed /celebrated the first “National Dedication Day” in the reminiscence of those five heroic stoics who led the then agitating mass of the movement even by determining themselves for immolation. Thangjam Chanu Manorama was arrested, snatched away, brutally raped and mercilessly murdered by the callous occupied Indian Army on the 11th July, 2004 defaming and demolishing the respect of feminism.
Just when this news was heard MAFYF announced /called for forty-eight hours (48 hrs) General Strike in whole Manipur and took initiative for people’s movement. Then all the sections of the people of Manipur joined the movement as a whole initiated by the movement of MAFYF and rapidly it turned to be people’s movement. Amidst the aggressive people’s movement the five volunteers of MAFYF were determined to immolate before the gate of the Office of the Chief Minister of Manipur , the puppet leader of the dummy Govt of Manipur as a part of protest to repeal the AFSPA 1958 on the 24th July, 2004. Those courageous five members were :
1. Vicky Yambem, Secretary Organization, Uripok.
2. Moirangthem Ranjan, Sagolband Meino Leirak the then secretary, MAFYF – Imphal West.
3. The then president MAFYF, Lilong Unit- Khaidem Sanjoy
4. The then leader MAFYF, khurai unit- Thangjam Ibotombi and
5. The then leader of Uripok unit – Lalit @Naoba Oinam.
MAFYF, founded for an urgently essentially Youth Movement in Manipur in 2001, was not an organization having such large number of members as compared to the present CSOs or any youth group /organization in Manipur. But those least number of members who worked collectively were so brave and courageous with much sacrificing spirit that made the front an uneven and dynamic Youth Front in Manipur in 2004. Now a lesson is to be learned from MAFYF at present is that if patriotic spirit and valour goes together, everything cannot be impossible.
As a newly created organization MAFYF had nothing that there were not much shortage and weakness. Some instances may be cited that, because of lack/shortage of money there was no room for setup an office, a site or a rented building in its initial functioning. Thus BT Park became a familiar office, gathering place and meeting place. People were hard to search and find its office. Thus time lapsed by unheeded in taking shelter under the mercy of other’s office in where members could be allowed to use it as a temporary office of MAFYF. Despite such obstacles and hardships MAFYF became one and only Youth Organization of sincere dedication and heroic strength achieved by persistent hardworking, consistency and indomitable spirit of the few members of the time. Even when a huge amount of money is loaded on the back as an Aladdin lamp, nothing is possible if there is no sincere service of dedication and vigorous spirit to work out.
And such, those people standing with a support of money can be considered or regarded or called as Right Opportunists. It is a great lesson from MAFYF :If patriotic spirit and valour for the cause of the society is there, everything can be possible and work out. Truly speaking, the Youth Front so called MAFYF will always remain as an unscathed immorality of dedication and sincerity with bravery in the history of Manipur. It is so because a Revolutionary Party entitled as Maoist Communist Party, Manipur could be founded on the foundation of this Democratic Organization called MAFYF, under the banner of Marxism – Leninism – Maoism for the people of Manipur in particular. It is a crystal clear exemplary of the sincerest dedication and utmost valour that the five voluntary members of MAFYF attempted to immolate with a slogan of repealing AFSPA, 1958,who had led the movement in advance.
Such touching and inspiring history of the truest dedication with daring courage of those members of MAFYF seems to be under the condition of in the core of forgetfulness of the people today. More than during the past ten years the entity of bravery and selfless sacrifice in its true sense seems to have been a folktale for timepass in waiting for meal by the hearth. To confine in a slumber of forgetfulness for such history of sincere services and utmost bravery that went ahead for the great cause of service to humanity is a big deal of loss for the society. To remind such many a story of bravery and dedication of such a many martyrs and stoics can build up a constructive society of eminence.
There may be some organizations or individuals who have endeavored or have been endeavouring to conceal the story of devoted service of MAFYF rendered to the society. Luckily for the society and unfortunately for them, Maoist Communist Party, Manipur will always remind such noble acts of faithful characters to the people forever without letting them forget. From this day onwards, every 24th July, on which the five noble characters set off the movement against AFSPA, 1958 by attempting immolation, will be observed as ” National Dedication Day” whenever and wherever our nation dwell it. Maoist Communist Party, Manipur is extending warm wishes to every individuals that the spring of revival of our lost pride and identity might be grown out of today’s first observation of National Dedication Day as a leading lit torch and grow up an outstanding society of a unique Nation of which is made a lost feature at present, looming in silhouette by colonial imperialist governance that has been dehumanizing and mystified our Nation.
As revisionist thinking nestled in the Indian party for a long time, we could not build up a correct revolutionary party. Our primary task today is to build up a correct revolutionary party fighting uncompromisingly against this revisionist thinking.
(1) The first among revisionist thought is to regard ‘Krishak Sabha’ (peasants’ organisation) and trade unions as the only Party activity. Party comrades often confuse the work of peasants’ organisation and trade union with the political work of the Party. They do not realise that the political tasks of the Party cannot be carried out through the peasants’ organisation and trade union. But it should be remembered at the same time that the trade union and the peasants’ organisation are one of the many weapons for serving our purpose. On the other hand, to regard peasants’ organisation and trade union work as the only work of the Party, can only mean plunging the Party in the mire of economism. The proletarian revolution cannot be made successful without an uncompromising struggle against this economism. This is the lesson that com. Lenin has given us.
(2) Some comrades think and are still thinking today that our political task ends with the launching of a few movements on demands, and they regard a single victory through these movements as a political victory of the Party. Not only has that, these comrades sought to confine the responsibility of carrying out the political tasks of the Party within the limits of these movements only. But we, the true Marxists know that carrying out the Party’s political responsibility means that the final aim of all propaganda, all movements and all organisations of the Party is to establish firmly the political power of the proletariat. It should be remembered always that if the words “Seizure of Political Power” are left out, the Party no longer remains a revolutionary Party. Although it will remain a revolutionary Party in name then, it will be actually reduced to a reformist party of the bourgeoisie. When speaking of seizure of political power, some mean the Centre. They think that with the gradual expansion of the limits of the movement, our only aim will be to capture power centrally.
This thinking is not only wrong; this thinking destroys the correct revolutionary thinking within the party and reduces it to a reformist party. At the World Trade Union Congress in 1953, the well-tested and well-established Marxist leader of China, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, asserted firmly that in the coming days the tactics and strategy of the unfinished revolution of Asia, Africa and Latin America will follow the footsteps of China. In other words, the strategy and tactics of these struggles will be area-wise seizure of power. It was not only that comrade and member of the Central Committee of the Chinese Party, but Com. Lenin also mentioned area-wise seizure of power in his writings. Above all, the working class in Russia gave a concrete proof of Lenin’s conclusion when they kept the town of Kronstad under seizure for three days. In the era of socialism, all the elements of area-wise seizure of power are present in our framework.
A burning instance of the fact that this is possible is the Naga rebellion. The main condition of this area-wise seizure of power is weapons in the hands of the revolutionary forces. To think of seizing power without arms, is nothing but an idle dream. Our Party has a very long history of struggles. We gave the leadership to the peasants’ and workers’ movements in the extensive countryside of North Bengal. Naturally, we shall have to examine and analyse the movements of the past and draw lessons from them and we shall have to move forward anew in the present revolutionary era. Analysis of the concrete events and experiences of the Tebhaga Movement in 1946 and 1947 The participant peasants in this movement numbered about six million. It should be remembered that in the entire peasant movement this was a golden era. In the massiveness of the movement, in the intensity of emotions, in the expression of class hatred, this movement was the highest stage of class struggle. To help understand that stage, I am citing a few moving instances of that movement.
A day’s event:– I was then living underground in the interest of the movement. I have personally witnessed the tide of the revolutionary movement. We have seen how a single little note made a man ten miles away come running like a mad man. On the other hand, we have also seen standing beside the husband, a newly wed young Muslim woman who was subjected to demoniac barbarous assault by the class enemy. I have heard the pathetic appeal of that unarmed husband–Comrade, can’t you take revenge? The very next moment, I have seen the intense hatred of the exploited against the exploiter; have seen that aweful spectacle of killing a living man in cold blood by twisting his throat. Comrades, the above mentioned incidents demand from us some analysis. Firstly, what was the historical reason as a result of which this massive form of that movement in those days could create intense hatred against the class enemy? Secondly, what again were the causes which turned that vast movement into a failure?
First, it was the slogan of seizure of political power that created the massive form of that movement of those days, created the intense hatred against the class enemy. On the opposite side, it was this slogan that made the class enemy adopt his class role. It is the expression of this that we find in the barbaric rape of the young peasant woman and the beastly violent attack to smash the movement. On the other hand the peasants also did not hesitate to attack the class enemy. This raises the question: Why couldn’t power be seized even after this ? It couldn’t be seized for one reason only–it was because the fighting people of those days looked to the centre for arms; we then lost faith in the path indicated by Lenin. We hesitated in those days to accept that bold declaration of Lenin to carry forward the revolution by collecting arms locally and seizing power area-wise.
As a result, the unarmed peasants could not stand up and resist in the face of arms. Even those who fought defying death had also to retreat finally. The lesson that has to be drawn from the mistakes of those days is that the responsibility of collecting arms lies with the local organisation, not with the centre. So the question of collecting arms will have to be put up before every Activist Group from now on. ‘Dao’, knives, sticks–all these are weapons, and with their help at opportune moments, firearms will have to be snatched. The events described above are manifestations of revisionist thinking in its theoretical aspect. Now, from the organisational point of view, those mistakes will have to be found out which were hurdles in the way of a correct leadership of the vast movements of those days, so that they may not find a nest afresh in the revolutionary Party. To smash all those mistakes in the Party, the Party will today first have to establish its leadership over the mass organisations.
For, a review of the history of the party over a long period would reveal that as a result of the revisionist thinking of regarding leaders of trade unions and peasant organisations (krishak sabha) as the real representatives of the people, the party was reduced to a party of a few individuals. Because of this thinking, the party’s political activities became inert, and the proletariat also became deprived of a correct revolutionary leadership. All movements became confined within the bonds of movements on demands. As a result Party members became enthusiastic over a single victory and despondent over a single defeat. Secondly, as a result of overestimating the importance of this organisation, another type of localism is born. Comrades think that the Party will suffer a serious loss if any comrade is shifted from his area and they take this as a loss to personal leadership.
From this localism another type of opportunism develops. Comrades think that their area is the most revolutionary; naturally nothing should be done here so that there is police persecution. Because of this viewpoint they do not analyse the political situation of the entire country. As a result, commandism develops and organisational and daily propaganda work suffers. As a result, when there is a call for a struggle, they assert that they will not do any small work and commit adventurism. Naturally the question arises–what are the methods which help to get out of these deviations? What are those Marxist directives which become essential tasks for building up a revolutionary party? Firstly, all works of organisation of the future will have to be done as complementary to the Party. In other words, the mass organisations will have to be used as a part of serving one main purpose of the Party. For this reason, naturally, Party leadership will have to be established over the organisations.
Secondly, immediately from now the entire effort of the Party will have to be spent on recruiting newer and newer cadres and on forming countless Activist Groups consisting of them. It should be remembered that in the coming era of struggles, the masses will have to be educated through the illegal machinery. So every Party member from now on will have to be made habituated to illegal work. To get used to illegal work, it is an essential task for every Activist Group to paste illegal posters. It is only through this process that they will be able to act as the bold core in leading struggles in the era of struggles. Otherwise, the revolution will be reduced to a petty bourgeois idle dream.
Thirdly, it is through these active organisations that the Party will be able to establish its leadership over the mass organisations. So from now on we shall have to help the members of the Activist Groups so that they can fearlessly criticize the leaders of the mass organisations, and their work. Fourthly, the work of the mass organisations will have to be discussed and decided upon in the Party before it is implemented in the mass organisations. It should be remembered here that the policies of the mass organisations have been wrongly practiced so long in the Party. To hold discussions on Party decisions is not called democratic centralism. This thinking is not in accordance with Marxism.
And from all this thinking the conclusion has to be drawn that the Party’s programme will be adopted from below. But if it is adopted from the lower level, then the correct Marxist way is not implemented; in all these activities there inevitably is bourgeois deviations. The Marxist truth of democratic centralism is that the Party directive coming from higher leadership must be carried out. Because the Party’s highest leader is he who has firmly established himself as a Marxist through a long period of movements and theoretical debates. We have the right to criticise Party decisions; but once a decision has been taken, if any one criticizes it without implementing it, or obstructs work, or hesitates to implement it, he will be guilty of the serious offence of violating Party discipline. As a result of having this idea of Party democracy as that of a debating society, the road for espionage inside the Party is thrown open. Naturally, the revolutionary leadership of the Party then becomes bankrupt and the working class is deprived of a correct revolutionary leadership.
This petty-bourgeois sort of thinking inside the Party leads the Party on to the verge of destruction. And this is the manifestation of petty-bourgeois thinking inside the Party. Their comfortable living and attitude of undisciplined criticism reduces the Party to a mere debating society. This thinking becomes a hurdle in the path of building up a Party of the proletariat–strong as iron. Fifthly, the undisciplined life of the petty-bourgeoisie draws them towards undisciplined criticism; that is, they do not want to criticize within the limits of the organisation. To get rid of this deviation, we should remain conscious of the Marxist viewpoint regarding criticism. The characteristics of Marxist criticism are: (1) Criticisms must be made within the Party organisation, that is, at the Party meeting. (2) The aim of criticism should be constructive. That is, the aim of criticism is to advance the party from the point of view of principles and organisation, and we must always be vigilant that there is no unprincipled criticism within the Party. Come, comrades, in the present revolutionary era, let us complete the People’s Democratic Revolution by fighting uncompromisingly against revisionism.
LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTION
Weekly shanties caught in police Maoist crossfire
Khammam: Caught in the crossfire of the police and the Maoists, the ‘Weekly Shanties’ (weekly markets), said to be the lifeline that caters to the needs of people living in forest fringe tribal pockets abutting Chhattisgarh border, came to a grinding halt for the last few weeks. It’s not exaggeration to say that economic, social and cultural life revolves around weekly shanties for the thousands of tribal people. Adding to their woes, the security forces on either side of the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border has sounded a high alert in the region following the CPI-Maoists’ call to observe ‘Martyrs’ Week’, also known as ‘Janpituri Saptah’, from Tuesday to pay tributes to their slain leaders and cadres. Interestingly, both the police and the Maoists suspect each other of using the shanties to their own advantage.
As a result, the trade in the tribal shanties held in bordering districts of Chhattisgarh is at the mercy of both the police and the Maoists. While the police believe that there is a possibility of Maoists procuring the provisions in the shanties besides getting information about the police movement in the forest through their sympathisers mingled with the tribal population, the Maoists are of the opinion that the police could use the same shanties to their advantage by identifying their sympathisers and turning them into coverts. It’s learnt that the police are of the opinion that Maoists have no other go but to come out of thickets to procure the provisions if the shanties are closed. In this backdrop, it’s alleged that security forces on Chhattisgarh side are not allowing the shanties to run at Kistaram, Dharmapet, Boorulanka and other villages in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
Speaking to The Hans India, Bhadrachalam ASP R Bhaskaran said, “There is no objection from our side for the traders to go and do business in Chhattisgarh shanties.” Talking on Martyrs’ Week, he said that routine exercise of combing operations and other activities to curb the Maoist movement in the region is on. While the shanties make Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh business every week, the Chintoor shanty (now in East Godavari district), is said to be the biggest in the region with an estimated trade of anywhere between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.
The weekly market at Konta (Chhattisgarh) is also prominent among the tribal shanties. Besides this, the security forces have increased combing operations ahead of Maoists’ call to observe Martyrs’ Week from Tuesday to foil any violence during the event. The CPI-Maoists in the name of Sabari Area Committee purportedly left pamphlets and placed cloth banners appealing to people to make Martyrs’ Week celebrations a big success at Bandirevu under Nellipaka mandal in East Godavari district and at several places in Dummugudem mandal of Khammam district. Speaking to The Hans India, a trader from Chintoor mandal said that of late they have been facing problems in carrying their business in weekly shanties. He said that they were seen suspiciously even though they have nothing to do with police or Maoists.
Moles in Maoists’ camps weaken rebels
The banned left wing extremist group, CPI (Maoists), currently active in all the 24 district of Jharkhand, is headed for tougher days ahead as security forces have succeeded to infiltrate the group. Joint forces comprising the state police and the central para military force have successfully managed to penetrate and plant its moles in the rebel group that was declared as the biggest internal security threat by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Over the past six months–ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has come to power–these well-placed moles or spies, have been helping and guiding the security forces to carry out several successful operations against the rebels.
The arrests of several top Maoist leaders, including the organisation’s technical chief Sanjay Ganjhu, zonal commander Prasad Lakra, and the death of its Bihar regional committee member Sylvestor alias Shivnandan Bhagat on Saturday, are proof enough that someone amongst the rebels is leaking information of their movements and whereabouts to the security forces. Apart from these three top leaders, at least a dozen sub-zonal commanders nabbed over the last six months were considered ‘pillars’ of the proscribed organisation. These fugitives who were either arrested or killed had joined the outlawed group more than two to three decades back and are credited of shaping and building the organization with their expertise and leadership skills.
Forget arresting them, security forces a couple of years back, neither had any clue of how the leaders looked like nor had any detail of their movements. The rebel leaders used to move freely in villages under their control and their intelligence network was considered better than that of the police. Cut to 2015 and the conditions have changed drastically for the ultras. Today, security forces have clear and discernible photographs of all the top Maoist leaders heading the various sub-zonal, zonal, regional committees in the state. It also has minute details on the movement of central committee members within the state boundaries. The forces are successful in keeping tabs on the rebels’ movement by tapping their phone, says a senior CRPF officer heading the anti-Naxal operations in Gumla, who requested not to be quoted as he is not authorized to speak to the media.
“All top Naxal leaders are currently on our radar and within our firing range,” he said. “We are waiting for the opportune moment and a firm order from the government to raid their hideouts and eliminate them.” Soon after taking oath, chief minister Raghubar Das had said that his government would eliminate the Maoists menace within six months. Director general of police DK Pandey said a firm action plan is in place and security forces are going all out to root out the menace once and for all. CRPF inspector general Rakesh Mishra said that of the 12 zones identified as Maoist-affected in the state, at least eight zones have been rebel-free. “As we get few more companies of central forces, we would spread our presence to those areas where we haven’t reached yet and push the last nails in Maoists’ coffins,” Mishra added.
The last press note issued by Maoists’ spokesperson Deenbandhu alias Sylvester, a fortnight before he was killed on Saturday, blamed splinter outfit JJMP for the arrests and killings of their leaders. “They are renegades who are currently working hand-in-gloves with (security) forces. We are punishing them regularly, but they don’t seem to mend their ways,” Sylvester had said in the press note. Though police have been denying the nexus, it is an established fact that the JJMP is leading the security forces to the Maoists’ hideouts and also fighting them. Reliable sources told Hindustan Times that a joint team of the JJMP and the CRPF’s Cobra unit had raided and killed Sylvester on Saturday morning. Unconfirmed reports said that Sylvester had in his possession more than Rs.10 lakh. The levy money was to be expended for a high-level meeting of the top Maoist leaders in Gumla shortly.
Rs 1 crore reward on four top Maoist leaders in Jharkhand
Taking its war against the banned left wing extremist (LWE) outfit forward, the Jharkhand government on Monday increased the cash rewards for information on four functionaries of CPI (Maoist) from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 1 crore. The Maoist leaders carrying the cash reward Rs. 1 crore on their head include Arvindji alias Dev Kumar Singh, Misir Besra, Prashant Bose and Vivek Chandra Yadav.
Each of these rebels currently carries a cash reward of Rs. 25 lakh for information about their whereabouts. The rebel leaders also have cash rewards on their heads in neighbouring states, including Bihar, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. A resident of Aurangabad in Bihar, Arvindhji, 50, is the topmost Maoist leader in Jharkhand who plans and executes most of the group’s subversive activities in the state.
He has a cash reward of Rs. 5 lakh on his head in Bihar, Rs. 40 lakh each in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Misir Besra alias Bhaskarji, 52, a resident of Jharkhand’s Giridih district has a cash reward of Rs. 50 lakh on his head in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra respectively. Similarly, Prashant Bose alias Kishanda, alias Nirbhayji alias Manishda, the oldest among the top Maoist functionaries is aged 61. A resident of West Bengal, he has a cash reward of Rs. 50 lakh each in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. Vivek Chandra Yadav alias Vikash Singh alias Sitaram Majhi, a resident of Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district has a cash reward of Rs.40 lakh on his head in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. Chief minister Raghubar Das has cleared the file recommending for increase in the cash reward on the heads of these four dreaded Maoist leaders and a notification in this regard will be released soon.
Martyrs’ week begins, East Godavari and Visakha Agency on red alert
VISAKHAPATNAM: Cops suspect Maoist attacks at many places in East Godavari and Visakha Agency in the coming days as Martyrs’ Week begins on Tuesday. Terror-struck tribals are not venturing out of their villages after Maoists released leaflets and tied banners at various areas in the two districts asking the villagers to observe Martyrs’ Week. According to sources, the leaflets were released at Etapaka area and Chintoor mandal in East Godavari.
The Malkangiri-Visakha-Koraput divisional committee secretary Venu also released a press statement on Sunday urging the people to observe Martyrs’ Week. Even as cops gird up for Maoist attacks, there have been no instances of violence have been reported during previous Martyrs’ Week, which is observed to pay tribute to naxal leaders and cadres who died in the struggle. Senior district rural police officers have asked all the 17 police stations in the Visakha Agency to be alert during the week.
Maoist Martyrs’ Week begins; tight security in Odisha dists
The Odisha government has sounded high alert in all Maoist-prone districts in view of the Martyrs’ Week observation by the Maoists which began today. In the posters and banners found in Bhulia Sikuan village under Khadial police station limits in Nuapada district, most parts in Nayaranpatna block and some villages in Niyamgiri area under Kalyansinghpur block in Koraput district, the CPI-Maoists Koraput-Srikakulam Division has urged the people to respect the Maoists who were killed during encounter with the police and Central forces, and make the Martyr’s Week successful . The Maoist outfit has also asked the state government to stop Operation Green Hunt against the Maoists and stop police atrocities on innocent tribals who have been indiscriminately arrested after being branded as Maoists.
“In view of the Martyrs’ Week observation, we have beefed up security. Each security post has been kept on high alert. Every security zone has been sensitized. Besides, regular motor vehicle checking and surprise checking are underway. Police, in coordination with the CRPF personnel has intensified intelligence-based operation. In the bordering areas, the DVF and SOG personnel have intensified combing operation,” Nuapada SP Pinak Mishra told the media today. Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said the police in coordination with the BSF personnel have intensified combing operation in the sensitive areas of the district to foil any violence by the Maoists during the period. Apart from this, elaborate security measures have been taken in all roads from Chhattisgarh, Bolangir, Bargarh and Kalahandi connecting Nuapada districts. Meanwhile, the state government has decided to stop plying of government buses in nine routes in the Maoist-prone districts. It may be mentioned that the Maoists observe the Martyrs’ Week from July 28 to August 3 every year.
Security Beefed up in Koraput
KORAPUT: Security has been beefed up in Maoist infested blocks of Koraput district in view of the Martyrs’ Week from July 28. Maoist cadres under Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Special Zonal Border Committee will organise meetings and unveil pylons constructed in memory of the dead Maoists during the week. Meanwhile, district police and BSF have intensified combing operation in Bandhugam, Narayanpatana, Pottangi, Laxmipur, Lamtaput, Boipariguda and Nandapur while vehicles entering the district are being checked at border posts. Maoist banners and posters found in Narayanpatana on Monday called upon the youths to join the extremist group to fight for justice.
High alert sounded in Vizag agency and Andhra-Orissa border
Security has been beefed up across the Visakhapatnam agency and along the Andhra Odisha Border (AOB) in light of the Maoist Martyrs’ Week being observed by the banned CPI (Maoist) from July 28 to August 3, police said here today. Superintendent of Police (Visakha Rural) Koya Praveen and ASP (Operations) Vishal Gunni said that vigil has been stepped up and combing operations in sensitive areas in G K Veedhi, Chintapalle, G Madugula, Munchangiput, Pedabayalu, Koyyuru, Paderu and few other hot beds of the Maoists in the agency.
The development comes in the wake of a recent exchange of fire as well as an encounter, in which a Maoist called Suryam from the Prakasam area was gunned down in the Gobrapada area under Munchangiput area in the district on June 20, the police officials said. The Maoist also killed one P Ramana of Gobrapada area after branding him a police informer, the police officials said. Observation of Martyrs’ Week is often fraught with violence since the rebels have attacked the police in the past due to which security has been beefed up in the Vizag agency area, the police officials said.
Meanwhile, the Maoists have put up banners and posters at several areas asking young people to celebrate Martyrs’ Week, which will begin on Tuesday morning, the police officials said. Maoists observe the event annually to remember their comrades who have fallen on police bullets calling them “martyrs”, the police officials said.
Security staff foil Presidency jail-break bid
KOLKATA: The security personnel of Presidency Correctional Home early on Monday foiled a jail-break attempt by Maoist Dipak Kumar alias Rajesh Shaw and dacoity accused Shamim Howladar, who tried to open the locks with a set of keys, which they fashioned out of wire, nails, paper and adhesive. The two reportedly fitted a mirror to an iron rod and poked it out of their cells so that they could have a better look into the keyhole. The rod-mirror innovation, however, go them caught.
`Reds` blow up panchayat building in Gomia
BOKARO: At a time when security forces were conducting combing operation in the jungles, Maoists blew up a panchayat bhavan in Pachmo on the foothills of Jhumra in Gomia block of the district on Monday. The bhavan used to be a police post earlier, but they left the place three months ago. Police said, “The attack was carried out by a group of 10 Maoists around 2am on Sunday. Three improvised explosive devises (IED) were used to blow up the building. The locals were shaken by the deafening sound of the blast.” This is the second such Maoist incident in the last four days.
Maoists erect memorials in Agency areas ahead of Martyrs’ Week
A day before the commencement of Martyrs’ Week being observed by the banned CPI (Maoist), memorials were given finishing touches in a part of Visakha Agency on Monday, even as some posters and banners were put up in Chintoor and its adjoining mandals in East Godavari Agency area. In spite of intensive combing operations by police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the Visakha Agency, the Maoists erected four permanent memorials (stupams) between G.K. Veedhi and Koyyuru.
The memorial near Kumkumpudi was reportedly very tall. All the four memorials were ready by Monday, apart from the final coat of paint. With the developments in the Visakha Agency, the locals were in the grip of fear. Only a few days ago, the Maoists killed a tribal belonging to Gobarpada in Munchingput mandal after giving a thrashing to two others and destroying a few houses. Maoists resorted to this violent act accompanied by a large group of militia members and sympathisers. In June, a Maoist was killed during an exchange of fire with police. Police said that the party had brought cadres from outside the State to commit arson as it had failed in getting support from the local tribals.
“To us there is no conflict between national interest and international interest. Because by nation we mean peasant-labor-working class, the revolution is in their interest.” – Charu Majumder
With this call Gonomuktir Ganer Dol has organized a discussion and mass cultural program on 28th of July 2015, 44th martyr day of the exponent of the revolutionary communist movement of south Asia, sculptor of the historical armed class struggle of Nakshalbari, comrade Charu Majumder in front of the National Museum Gate, Shahbag, Dhaka at 4.30 p.m.
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We will ask account for the Suruc Massacre from the fascist IS and its collaborators!
Worker, Oppressed, poor people!
This time, the machine of massacre, torture and violation, the fascist politic Islamic IS has shown its dirty face in Suruc. With a massacre targeting young revolutionaries without weapons and without defence, they added a new one to their crimes against humanity. The blood shed is not only on the hands of the IS but also on the hands of the AKP and the fascist militarist institutions of the denying colonialism. With their statements full of hypocrisy, lost in lies and demagogy they cannot cheat anybody anymore. Their complicity is obvious by countless proofs.
The attack of the fascist politic Islamic IS against the socialist youth is not a coincidence. Because, they fought at all the fronts of the Rojava revolution and the Resistance of Kobanê. They became Emre, they became Sinan, they became Ivana and turned immortal. Because they ran to the forefronts of struggle during the June Uprising, the Kobanê solidarity and the 6-8 October Serhildans. Because they were on the side of the workers and oppressed in action and resistance. Because they jumped forward in the women’s freedom struggle and the women’s uprisings. Because they did not bow their head to the fascist detention terror and the prisons. Because they are carrying the flags of struggle for socialism.
With this massacre, the fascist politic Islamic IS and its collaborators want to obstacle the struggle of the socialist youth, impede that the actions in defence of the Rojava revolution, the construction of Kobanê are reaching new circles, spread fear among the masses and impede that the united struggle of our peoples develops. We know very well the murderers and the fascist aims from the massacres of Mayday 1977, Maras, Gazi and Roboski. In vain! In the struggle both the defence of Rojava revolution, the construction of Kobanê and the rows of the communist youth will grow and develop. The masses will go forward in new waves of struggle for a free and human life.
Our pain is deep, however everyone should know that our rage is much bigger. The names and the memory of the young communist women and men becoming immortal at the massacre together with the young-hearted socialist Ferdane Kılıç and the revolutionary Koray Çapoğlu from Trabzonspor will always be kept alive, their ideals will be hold high as our reason to live and struggle.
We call upon our Turkish and Kurdish peoples, the Circassians, Arab, Laz, Armenian, Greek, Bosniak, Georgian, Abhaz, Suryani, Roma national communities, the workers, women, youth and poor of Alevi and Ezidi belief, the Muslims who say no to the politic Islam in service of the order of exploitation and oppression, the labourers, peasants, LGBTI persons, intellectuals, artists, scientists to join the funerals of the immortals, to became one fist, one barricade against the Front of IS and AKP and grow the struggle for freedom and socialism.
The fascist politic Islamic enemies of our peoples, those being collaborators of the massacre, those acting without any respect to the dead bodies, those attacking our people who are using their right of demonstration in order to condemn the massacre, those carrying out a psychological fascist war based on lies, you will pay for that. This is our promise to these young bodies who challenge death with their flags of freedom, justice, equality of the peoples and socialism.
MLCP considers it as its binding duty to ask accounts for the massacre and grow the revolutionary war. In Turkey, Northern Kurdistan, Rojava and Sengal this debt will be cleared.
20 July 2015
MLCP Central Commitee
Security intensified in Naxals-hit Odisha districts
Berhampur (Odisha): Security has been beefed up and combing operation intensified in Naxal-hit southern Odisha districts in view of the Naxalites deciding to observe ‘Martyr’s Week’ from Tuesday. With Odisha Maobadi Party Chief Sabyasachi Panda behind bars, the police fear influx of CPI (Naxalite) cadres from neighbouring Chhattisgarh and Andhra-Pradesh to these districts during this week. “Additional forces have been deployed in vulnerable areas of Kandhamal, Boudh, Ganjam and Gajapati,” DIG (southern range), Amitabh Thakur, said. Police have tracked movement of Chhattisgarh cadres in these areas during combing operations in the past. On Friday, eight Naxalite camps were destroyed at Pangabaju Reserve Forest along Kalahandi-Kandhamal border and huge quantities of ration, uniform and Naxal literature seized.
Meanwhile, the police found two bodies of suspected naxalites from the site of Monday’s exchange of fire between them and the ultras at Muduguda Reserve Forest in Kandhamal district. “We have recovered two bullet-ridden bodies from the site at Muduguda reserve forest bordering Kalahandi district,” Kandhamal SP K B Singh said. “Vehicles entering the district are being checked and all police stations have been asked to keep a watch on suspicious elements,” said Singh. Security forces have been put on high alert, SP (Ganjam)Narsingh Bhol said.
Security stepped up in Bastar in view of Naxals’ ‘martyrdom week’
Security in the naxal-affected Bastar region of Chhattisgarh has been intensified in the view of a call given by maoists to observe a ‘martyrdom week’ from tomorrow, police said today. No untoward incident was reported from the insurgency-hit Bastar region, spread over an area about 40,000 sq km and considered a stronghold of ultras. However, naxal pamphlets and posters, appealing to the cadres and people to observe the ‘martyrdom week’, were seen and recovered from some places in Bijapur and Sukma districts.
“Security has been beefed up in the forest interiors of all the seven districts of Bastar division – Dantewada, Bijapur, Bastar, Narayanpur, Kondagaon, Sukma and Kanker – as the ultras will observe the ‘martyrdom week’ between July 28 and August 3,” a senior police official told PTI. The outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) is observing the martyrs’ week in honour of its slain leaders, who have died in operations conducted by security forces. Patrolling has been intensified in the border areas neighbouring Odisha, Telangana and Maharashtra. “Naxals generally hold meetings and gatherings during this period to spread their propaganda, besides recruiting heads in their military wing and conducting training in core forests.
“However, keeping in view the situation of enhanced security forces operation they may alter their strategy, due to which security forces have be cautioned to be more vigilant,” the official said. Some Maoists pamphlets, banners and posters were recovered from Bhairamgarh and Modakpal area of Bijapur and Dornapal region of Sukma in which they have asked their cadres and people to contribute actively in observing the martyrdom week, he said. Meanwhile, railway authorities, too, have decided not to run the passenger train between Vishakhapatnam to Kirandul beyond Jagdalpur amid fears of Maoist attack in the region, forcing commuters to travel by bus from Jagdalpur to Kirandul. “The passenger train will not go beyond Jagdalpur, while a goods train will be run only during daytime,” a railway official said.
Anti-Naxal ops: CRPF to buy 6,000 motorbikes for troops
Neemuch(MP), Jul 27 (PTI) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has decided to buy around 6,000 motorbikes to mobilise troops engaged in anti-Naxal operations and reduce dependence on jeeps and other four-wheelers, which fall prey to landmines causing casualty to the security forces. The bikes will be given to every battalion and strike units deployed for anti-Naxal operations, in the next few months, in the worst affected Left Wing Extremism areas of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha.
“The Union Home Ministry has sanctioned purchase of 5,920 motorcycles for deployment in Left Wing Extremism areas. Security personnel have been asked to totally cut down travel on four-wheelers in these areas as it gives out their movement and large vehicles get easily trapped in land mines which either leads to killing or maiming of troops,” a senior official said. Bikes, the official said, are being used in the Maoist-hit areas by forces for sometime now but this is the single largest purchase of the two-wheelers for this task sanctioned by the government. “Movement on bikes will give CRPF personnel the much needed stealth in movement and even save them from getting trapped in mines and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts as they can easily pass over them without putting pressure on their trigger mechanism leading to the explosion,” they said.
India To Purchase 60 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Rajnath Singh
The MHA has okayed purchase of 50 UAVs for rendering a variety of internal security duties, anti-Naxal operations and border guarding tasks.
“The CRPF will also get some of the UAVs,” Singh promised. The central armed police forces such as the CRPF and the BSF in difficult areas can look forward to doing various stealth operations with the government purchasing 50 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) shortly. Union home minister Rajnath Singh made this annoucement while addressing a gathering at the 76th Raising Day celebrations of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The MHA has okayed purchase of 50 UAVs for rendering a variety of internal security duties, anti-Naxal operations and border guarding tasks. “The CRPF will also get some of the UAVs,” he promised.
Reds raid Sambalpur village, engage forces in Kandhamal
A group of suspected Maoists had reportedly come to Aamkuni village under Dhama police station limits in the district late on Saturday night. Police have launched a combing operation in the area. It is learnt that three armed and masked men entered the house of Ajit Srikant Barua on Saturday night. They asked Barua to arrange food for 30 people. They told Barua that they wanted money for the treatment of some injured members of their group.
The suspected ultras slapped Barua’s brother-in-law, Ajaya Siba Lakra, who had questioned them. Subsequently, Barua gave Rs.600 to them. When police got the information about the incident, the anti-Naxal force was sent to the area and combing operation was launched. “A gold chain was also missing from the house. They also took away some mobile phones,” said police. Additional superintendent of police SK Panigrahi said that the activities of the armed men did not per se indicate that they were Maoists.
“However, we are verifying whether they are members of Maoist organisation,” he said. Meanwhile, personnel of the special operations group and district voluntary force exchanged fire with Maoists in Madagurha reserve forest area under Tumudi bandh police station limits on Sunday. It is suspected that a Maoist group which had fled towards Kandhamal district after an encounter with security forces inKalahandi district near Maskapadar village on Saturday had split into smaller groups and one of these had entered Madagurha reserve forest area. Security forces engaged them at around 4.30 pm on Sunday. Details are awaited.
Cops plan to connect Red strongholds with roads
VISAKHAPATNAM: The Visakha Rural cops have mooted proposals to construct several roads in the interior pockets of Visakha Agency that are Maoist strongholds in a bid to curb naxal menace through development. According to sources, proposals for 157 roads in the Agency areas, especially GK Veedhi, Chintapalli, Koyyuru, and G Madugula mandals have already been submitted. About 80% of the roads proposed will be taken up under the left wing extremism (LWE) affected districts scheme. All these roads will cover 5 to 10 km distance, sources said.
“The district will receive funds for various such developmental activities directly from the ministry of home affairs. Some roads are sanctioned under the Remote and Inaccessible Areas Development (RIAD) programme. These roads will be taken care of by the ITDA. As many as 157 roads have been proposed under the LWE scheme besides 57 new roads that have been sanctioned under another development scheme,” a senior cop involved in anti-naxal operations said. The road-laying works have already begun in many areas.
A BT road from Lothugedda Bridge to Mulakotturu is almost complete. Only a 200-metre stretch at the culverts is yet to be taken up. The state government has sanctioned Rs 14 crore for the remaining 14-km stretch from Mulakotturu to Korukonda. According to sources, the road from GK veedhi to Sagulu-Busulu has already been sanctioned. The authorities concerned have laid some of the kuccha roads from Nerellabanda to Garimanda, Garikabanda and other parts of Maoist strongholds.
Naxals kill surrendered cadre in Gadchiroli
Naxals killed a surrendered cadre in Kotmi area of Gadchiroli Tuesday on the suspicion that he was responsible for the recent spate of surrenders and arrests in the area. Madhav Pada, 38, who had surrendered in November 2014, was stabbed to death near Zuri village, about 4 km from the new Kotmi police outpost. The Naxals left a note near Pada’s body, blaming him for the setbacks. Kotmi police station was opened in February this year in the “most feared Naxal bastion” of Kasansur in Gadchiroli.
Bokaro SP shifted, DIG takes charge
Bokaro Superintendent of Police A Vijayalaxmi got transferred following the daring Naxal attack on Girdih MP Ravindar Panday’s transport company on Friday night. Bokaro Range DIG Sambhu Thakur took the additional charge of Bokaro SP, official sources informed. On Friday night, heavily armed Maoists entered inside the Weighing House at CCL’s Khashmahal project area about 40 kms from the district headquarters of Bokaro. They surrounded the area, asked name of the transport company from the drivers and helpers of heavy trucks and later torched only those belonging to the Giridih MP’s transport company. At least 24 Haywas were set on fire by the rebels. A special team led by IG (North Chhotanagpur) Tadasha Mishra has been constituted for investigation.
Tribal girl Meena was raped before murder: Judicial Report
Tribal girl Meena Khalkho was raped before murder and she died of bullets fired by the police and not in encounter, observed Justice (Retired) Anita Jha in the judicial probe report, which was tabled in the Chhattisgarh Assembly late on Saturday night.Justice (Retired) Jha in the report held the police responsible for Khalkho`s death and recommended identification of police personnel responsible for the act. Notably, Meena Khalkho, a tribal girl residing in the limits of Chando police station in Balrampur district of northern Chhattisgarh was shot dead on the intervening night of July 5 and 6, 2011.
Police had initially claimed that Meena was involved in Naxal activities and was killed in cross firing with Naxals. The State Government had then ordered a judicial probe into the case. The one-member Judicial Commission after thorough investigation observed that police was responsible for Meena Khalkho`s death and the encounter story presented by police was not worth believing.
CPI (Maoist) threatens to kill district officials in Narayanpur
‘Maoist poster’ asks public not to hold up transport
KORAPUT: A poster, purportedly written by the Maoists, seized from Malkangiri bus stand has put police in a spot. It has appealed to the public not to hold up public transportation during the Martyrs’ Week, beginning July 28. The Maoists pay homage to their comrades killed in police encounters during this week and posters flood the district, urging people to close markets and keep vehicles off the road.
Maoist Posters Found in Bargarh
BARGARH: Maoist posters were found in several places of Bargarh on Saturday. Ahead of their Martyrs’ Week from July 28 to August 3, the Maoists sought support from people for their movement. Posters and red flags were found at Jharmunda Chhack on Padampur-Paikmal road. Similarly, handbills printed in Hindi were found scattered in the area.
In the posters, the Maoists opposed the policies being pursued by the Narendra Modi led Government at the Centre and accused Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Chhattisgarh Chief Minster Raman Singh of handing over natural resources to corporate and industrial houses. On Thursday, similar posters were found pasted in Bhuliasikuan under Khariar police limits in Nuapada district and Mahakhand village under Turekela block in Balangir district. On July 22, police had seized Maoist posters from Khapanpali village under Sohela block of the district.
Railways take precautionary steps to avoid Maoist strike
KOLKATA/ WEST MIDNPAORE: A month after the central intelligence department wrote to the ministry of home affairs about possible Maoists resurgence in six districts in West Bengal, the union ministry sent a report to the state home department suggesting that the Maoists replicating the Bihar-Jharkhand model might target the Railways in the state. The alert come days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhisekh Banerjee said in an open meeting that top Maoist leader Kishenji was killed by his aunt’s government.
The report was sent to the state government on Friday. Previously on June 20, the railways have issued an intelligence advisory to the concerned authorities to take adequate preventive measures in the wake of a Maoist bandh call to check possible attack on railway properties in the region. Speaking to TOI, Divisional Railway Manager (Kharagpur Division), Raj Kumar Mangla said, “Security has been beefed up and we have taken all necessary and preventive steps to avoid any kind of subversive activities”.
Maoist urban support network busted
The Chhattisgarh police on Sunday busted an alleged Maoist urban support network, with the arrest of five people including a Raipur-based scrap businessman, from separate places. Dantewada SP Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI that based on intelligence inputs, businessman Arun Agrawal and his accountant Balaram were arrested from Raipur airport on Saturday night when they were trying to flee, while three Maoist cadres were apprehended from Bhansi police station limits in the insurgency-hit Dantewada district.
“Agarwal is said to be in close contact with a prominent Maoist of the Western Bastar Division Committee called Commander Sanjay alias Mohan Kadti. He often supplied detonators, explosives, generators, welding machines and other materials to the Maoists,” the police officer said. After receiving information six months ago, the State Intelligence Bureau and Dantewada police kept an eye on Arun, Sanjay and others associated with them, he said. PTI
Police on alert in view of ‘Maoist Martyrs Week’
Security in the tribal sub-plan mandals of Bhadrachalam division sharing a long border with the strife-ridden areas of the neighbouring Chhattisgarh has been tightened in view of the Maoists’ ‘Martyrs Week’ slated for July 28-August 3. A large number of police personnel from Bhadrachalam division participated in the bandobust arrangements for the 12-day Godavari Pushkaralu, which concluded in the temple town of Bhadrachalam and elsewhere in the division on Saturday.
Almost all of them returned to their respective police stations on Sunday, sources said. In addition to the regular police personnel, additional forces are also being deployed in and around the vital installations such as cell phone towers in Charla, Dummugudem and Venkatapuram mandals as a safety precaution, sources added. Vigil has been stepped up in the interior areas along the border with both the Chhattisgarh and AP to prevent possible attempts by the rebels to construct makeshift memorials in the forest fringe areas in Bhadrachalam division.
Maoist to observe martyr’s week, alert in Chattisgarh
RAIPUR: Soon after Maoists disrupted goods wagon at Kaklur station in Bastar on Saturday, Maoists have announced of observing martyrs week (shaheedi saptah) from July 28 to August 3, in memory of their slain leaders. Leaving posters and banners in large numbers in villages of Bijapur, Kondagaon including NH 16, NH 30 and other neighbouring districts, ultras have asked locals to observe the week and make it a success.
Hundreds of Maoist posters found in Odisha’s Nuapada
Hundreds of Maoist posters were today found in the Bhulia Sikua villager under Khariar police limits of Nuapada district in Odisha. The Bolangir-Bargarh divisional committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) is suspected to have stuck these posters. The posters call upon the villagers to make the Martyr’s Week from July 28 till August 3 a success. Besides, it also blames and holds Bolangir SP responsible for the death of Maoist sympathizer Goutam Bag and goes on to say that police have framed false charges against arrested Maoist Nirmala.
Local Police, on the other hand, are trying to trace the origin of the poster and have provided security to the villagers, as per information provided by the SDPO of Nuapada. In another incident in the same district, local cops and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have seized guns and bullets from a house in Sialti villager under Boden police limits. While the cops managed to seize two local hand-made guns, one pistol, five bullets and other equipment used in making guns, the owner of the house escaped. Cops suspect that these guns were supposed to be used by Maoists.
Wanted Red hoodwinks cops
BHAWANIPATNA: For the second time, central committee member of CPI (Maoists) Jampanna, who is carrying a cash award of Rs 25 lakh on his head, gave security forces the slip during an encounter that lasted half an hour on Friday at Pongabaju reserve forest in Kalahandi district. The reserve forest is 100 km from Bhawanipatna along Kalahandi-Kandhamal border. Addressing a news conference here on Sunday, SP (Kalahandi) Brijesh Kumar Rai, who led the operation, said Jampanna along with 50 to 60 members of the outlawed outfit fled when the security forces tried to cordon them.
Roopesh in custody of Kundara police
Alleged Maoist Roopesh, who was arrested from Coimbatore in May this year, was produced before District and Sessions Court Judge George Mathew on Saturday following a production warrant issued by the court. He was brought here amidst tight security from Kakkanad. The judge ordered that he be sent to custody of the Kundara police till July 29. The judge also ordered that Roopesh be allowed to meet his lawyer for an hour on all days till July 29. As he was being brought out of the police jeep to be taken to the court, he raised Maoist slogans till he entered the courtroom. He raised the same slogans while being brought out of the courtroom.
Arrest of two
The police had sought his custody in connection with the arrest of two suspected Maoists from Kundara on May 12. The two, Remanan, 44, of Sasthamcotta and Anandan, 50, from Bharanikavu, are detained under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Remanan and Anandan were allegedly involved in the attack on the Kerala office of Nitta Gelatin in Ernakulam in November last year. During interrogation, they had confessed that Roopesh had visited their houses several times to give directions on Maoist operations in the State.
During one such visit, he had collected identity cards of about 20 women from scheduled communities on the guise of arranging loans for them. But using these identity cards, he purchased 20 SIM cards from Sasthamcotta and Bharanikavu. One of the cards was used to call an arms dealer and investigation led the police to a mobile phone shop at Bharanikavu. On the basis of information given by the shop owner, Anandan was taken into custody, which led the police to Remanan.
That case is being investigated by the Kundara police under the supervision of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Kollam Rural) Anil Das. In connection with the investigation, the police had sought the custody of Roopesh through the court. Roopesh told mediapersons from the police jeep that he was on a fast unto death in protest against the denial of human rights. He alleged that he was denied the rights of a political prisoner in jail. He said he would have to appear before authorities in Coimbatore to submit a review plea against his detention under the National Security Act before July 29. With the Kollam court handing him over to the custody of the Kundara police till July 29, he was being denied an opportunity to file the review petition.
Maoists kill abducted Girijan in Visakhapatnam
Ramanna, along with Pangi Dobulu (60) and Vanthala Sadhuram (15) were beaten up by the Maoists at the village before he was taken into deep forests. According to information received by the police Ramanna, who had already suffered severe injuries was later killed.
Maoist ‘commander’ arrested in Jharkhand
Chatra District Police arrested a ‘deputy platoon commander’ of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), identified as Puranchand Yadav alias Pandu on July 26, reports The Pioneer. Pandu was in the team of Kauleshwari zone regional commander Indal Bhokta. Acting on an anonymous tip-off regarding Pandu’s squad wandering in areas under Hunterganj Police Station on July 25, Chatra SP SK Jha led a search operation with a team of district police forces and Central reserve Police Force (CRPF) 190 battalion on the same night for apprehending the extremists.
In the forests near Herenchatwa, the search party came across Pandu who tried to evade them, but was caught. After interrogating the detained extremists, Chatra Police unearthed IEDs planted in the area. Three country-made rifles, a rifle with three magazines, 17 live cartridges, 16 detonators, two pouches, a pithoo and some medicines have also been recovered. The SP said that Police expect a few other Maoists to be arrested soon.
CHITWAN, JUL 27 – Cadres of the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist on Sunday smeared soot on the face of Bharatpur Sub-metropolis Executive Officer Narayan Prasad Sapkota accusing him of being involved in corruption. The party’s district in-charge Mahesh Tharu said they took action against Sapkota as the authorities concerned did not punish the officer though he embezzled a large sum of money while purchasing land and vehicle. The party cadres have also warned of further physical action against the executive officer.
Meanwhile, several party leaders in the district claimed that Sapkota did not make public financial activities of the sub-metropolis while purchasing land for planting trees. Some local leaders had publicly criticised him in the past as well, especially after he purchased a vehicle for Rs 10.65 million. Likewise, Chief District Officer Binod Prakash Singh said quoting Sapkota that a group tried to torch his vehicle. “I inquired him after seeing some photos in social networking sites but he said that nothing had happened,” Singh said, adding that he also advised Sapkota to file a case against the group.
A group of terrorists opened fire at a gendarmerie station located in the Hozat district of the eastern Tunceli province around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The terrorists reportedly opened fire from two different points using long barreled weapons. The Turkish soldiers at the gendarmerie station retaliated by firing back, as a result of which the terrorists ran away into the nearby forest.
The attack might have been undertaken by the “Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants of Turkey” (abbreviated as TİKKO in Turkish), which is the armed wing of the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist–Leninist which is described as a Maoist insurgent organization, the Doğan news agency claimed. The group claims to be carrying out a ‘People’s War’ against the Turkish government. Following the incident, in which there were no injuries or causalities, two helicopters were dispatched to the area, and security measures in the region have been tightened.
PBCP ‘regional leader’ killed in Kushtia District
Palash Malitha (29), a ‘regional leader’ of Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) was killed during a gunfight with Police in Khamarpur village of Kushtia District on July 25, reports The Daily Star. Police recovered a firearm, three bullets and three sharp weapons from there.
Dear comrades, The reactionary Indian state under the leadership of Hindu fascists has intensified its repression against the masses of the people and the revolutionary people’s war in India. A new and more brutal phase of the Operation Green Hunt is underway, which in the words of Arundathi Roy is a “scorch the earth” war of burning entire villages, wholesale murder, rapes, and other despicable crimes against humanity. Furthermore, a campaign of witch-hunt and repression is being waged across India to silence and suffocate the voices that question, expose and resist government’s brutal anti-people military campaigns and its gross violations of human rights.
In this too, the reactionary state and the fascists currently in charge of it, heavy-handedly and shamelessly, are targeting political activists, intellectuals, and academics who dare to question their anti-people policies, without fear of being damned in the court of public opinion. The imperialist powers are complicit with and supportive of the war of the Indian state against the masses of the people and the revolutionary people’s war. It is thus that the international human rights watchdogs tied to the imperialist institutions are for the most part silent over the atrocities of the Indian state and its gross human rights violations.
On May 9 2014 the repressive forces of the Indian state kidnapped a paralyzed and wheelchair bounded academic, G. N. Saibaba, and put him behind bars. Exactly, one year later on May 9 2015 Indian fascist police arrested another political activist and revolutionary intellectual, comrade Ajith, while he was undergoing treatment for a bypass surgery in a Hospital in Pune. Reports suggest both G. N. Saibaba and comrade Ajith are suffering from multiple health issues.
It is the plan of the reactionary Indian state that both comrades suffer a slow death behind bars, which is parallel to state’s policy of murder of the revolutionaries in fake police encounters. All these atrocities are being committed to make India a safe heaven for profit extraction and capital accumulation for multinational corporations and the Indian feudal and comprador classes. The struggle being waged in India and its revolutionary people’s war is part of and the cutting edge of the global struggle for new-democracy, socialism and communism, and against semi-feudalism, capitalism, and imperialism. It is the internationalist responsibility of the revolutionaries around the world to fight, expose and resist the crimes of the Indian state and the complicity of the imperialist powers with it and stand beside the revolutionary movement in India.
Over the past years, particularly since the conference in Hamburg, the solidarity work with the revolutionary people’s war in India has made some progress. But honestly it really has not been enough. The international revolutionary movement should strive to build a strong global solidarity movement with the revolutionary people’s war in India. We should make serious attempts to broaden the coalition and unite all those forces that can be united in building a broader global solidarity movement capable of frequent and regular political actions.
The international revolutionary movement should make it difficult for the reactionary Indian state to easily get away with the atrocities against the masses of people, the incarceration and murder of revolutionaries and its other brutal anti-people crimes. We are pleased that ICSPWI endorsed our statement, “Fight for the Release of Comrade Ajith.” We hope this meeting would come with extensive plans of initiating a global campaign of struggle for the release of comrade Ajith and all other political prisoners. Our committee have contacted forces in Pakistan, thus, now we are a committee in support of the revolutionary people’s war in India in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. We will strive for the expansion of the committee and its activities in these two countries.
Let us commit ourselves for building a strong global solidarity movement with the people’s war in India and exposing and resisting the crimes of the Indian state!
Let us strive to shake heaven and earth for fight to release comrade Ajith and all other political prisoners!
Long live revolutionary people’s war in India! Long live Communist Party of India (Maoist)!
Down with the reactionary Indian state!
Committee in Support of the People’s war in India (Afghanistan-Pakistan) June 19, 2015