People’s War in India Clippings 24/6/2016

Security forces recover 10 EVMs from Odisha border in Chhattisgarh

Security forces on Friday recovered 10 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), allegedly looted by naxals from neighbouring Odisha, from a cave in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bastar district, police said. The EVMs and their control units were recovered from the cave near Dokradera village on restive Chandameta hills which lies on the bordering region of Chhattisgarh-Odisha, Bastar Additional Superintendent of Police Vijay Pandey told reporters. A joint team of District Reserve Group (DRG) and local police had launched an anti-naxal operation from Chandameta police camp under Darbha police station limits, located around 350 kms away from Raipur.

J’khand wants 5 CRPF battalions to control Naxal activities

Jharkhand today sought from the Centre five CRPF battalions for effective control of naxal problem in 13 focused areas like Latehar, Balumath, Pesrar, Parasnath and Balumath. Jharkhand Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in this regard during a meeting in New Delhi. The meeting was convened to review developmental works in left wing extremist-hit areas and review of security measures.

Officials from Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Maharashtra, Chhatisgarh and Odisha participated and discussions were held to make development and security measures more effective in 35 left-wing extremism affected districts, including 13 in Jharkhand, in these states, an official release said here. To broaden financial inclusion in LWE districts, Verma urged the Centre to increase the networks of bank and post offices so that Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, MUDRA Yojana, Kisan credit card yojana, Fasal Bima Yojana etc could be effectively executed, and for this she requested to open bank branches in all panchayats in Jharkhand. Strengthening of mobile network to control naxal problem and setting up radio and Doordarshan centres was required, she added.

Surrendered Maoists warned at praja court

Visakhapatnam: Maoists on Thursday warned their former colleagues, who had surrendered to the police, of dire consequences if they ventured out of their villages in the next three years. The Maoists leaders gave the warning during a praja court conducted on the Koyyuru-GK Veedhi borders in Visakha agency.

According to sources, a group of naxals had brought the former naxals, Jhansi of Mukudupalli and Russo of Tumulawada, to the praja court and inquired about their surrender. Jhansi was taken into custody by the cops when she was taking rest in a house after coming out of the naxals squad due to health reasons.

Russo had surrendered before the cops due to severe health problems. The surrendered women Maoists clarified that they surrendered due to ill health. They reportedly said that they had not revealed anything to the cops. The praja court was conducted under banner of Adivasi Viplava Raitu Kuuli Sangham, which pasted posters at the venue. A Maoist leader, Kishore, told the media that cops are trying to suppress the naxal movement in the Visakha agency by creating terror among the tribals with the illegal arrests and forcible surrenders. “The naxal rank and file is still strong and committed,” he added.


Jharkhand: Maoists blow up building, torch vehicles

Maoists blew up a guest house of the Jharkhand forest department and set afire eight vehicles of a construction company at Hurungda in Seraikela-Kharswan district on Friday. A group of Maoists came to the spot in the wee hours and blew up a forest department’s guest house lying abandoned for years till renovation began ten months ago, before setting ablaze eight vehicles of a construction company working in nearby area, Superintendent of Police Inderjeet Mahatha said.

Some leaflets of the Maoists were found on the spot. The incident occurred when most of the security personnel, deployed in the area for the past several months, left for an anti-Maoist operation last night, Mahata said. The company has been engaged in construction of canals under Suru dam project. Mahatha said major portion of the canal was completed under tight security arrangements by the district administration. The construction work of the project remained stalled for decades, but the administration has decided to complete it by providing adequate security, he said.
A hunt was launched in the nearby jungles to flush out the Maoists involved in the incident, he said.


Cops bust Maoist camp

ROURKELA: ROURKELA police busted a Maoist camp at Selfi hill of Rampuri reserve forest in Gurundia block of the district late on Thursday after a brief exchange of fire. Sources said acting on intelligence input, police raided Selfi hill, around 100 km from here, at 11.30 pm on Thursday. But the Maoists managed to flee under the cover of darkness. Inspector General of Police (Western Range) R K Sharma said the raid was carried out by Special Operation Group (SOG) and local police. Sensing presence of police, the Maoists opened fire and police retaliated and the gun battle lasted for about 30 minutes. While the Maoists managed to escape, police busted the camp where about 25 to 30 Maoists had holed up.

Refusing to divulge details, the IGP said the group had come from Angul and was trying to sneak into Saranda forest in adjacent Jharkhand territory. No injury was reported on the police side and search operation has been beefed up, he added. The seizures include negligible amount of live ammunition and empty cartridges along with 30 pairs of Maoist uniforms, travel kits, literature, three solar panels, food grains and medicines.

Accompanied by the IGP, Rourkela SP Anirudh Singh and Bonai Additional SP RB Panigrahi also visited Gurundia on Friday and took take stock of the situation. Sources said the Maoists were apparently eager to take the shortest forest route to Saranda in Jharkhand by crossing river Brahmani at Pitagaon or Chandrapur, reach Chandiposh and travel through Karda and Mahulpada to enter Saranda. The group’s movement would not be easier as Rourkela police have CRPF camp at Chandiposh and nearby Lathikata, while the Jharkhand police set up CRPF camps at Nuagaon and Tirilposhi a few days ago to fill up the ‘critical’ gaps.


Five powerful bombs found at Lalgarh in West Bengal

Five powerful bombs were on Friday found at Bunisole jungle at Lalgarh, an erstwhile Maoist hub, by joint force posted in the area.A CRPF personnel found the bombs following a tip off, a Cobra battalion officer said. Today’s find is the first in the area since April 2011 and is believed to be the handiwork of Maoists, who once overran the area. Maoists posters, however, had been found on several occasions at the Jharkhand-Bengal border which falls in the area.

Tiffin bomb planted by Maoists recovered in Chhattisgarh

A two kg tiffin bomb, planted by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) targetting security personnel, has been recovered from Dhamtari District on June 22, reports The Hindu. The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was unearthed by a team of district force from a dirt track in the dense forest under Borai Police Station limits, Dhamtari Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ashok Pipre said.

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People’s War in India Clippings 23/6/2016


Husband-wife among six Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Jun 23 (PTI) Six Naxals, including a couple carrying a bounty of Rs one lakh each on their head, were today arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarhs Bastar division, police said. “Four lower-rung rebels were apprehended from Jagargunda police station area of Sukma district while a team of security forces was carrying a search operation in the region,” a senior police official said. They were identified identified as Madvi Kosa (25), Uika Bheema (25), Podiyam Bheema (30) and Madkam Hurra (26), he said.

In another incident, acting on a tip-off, police arrested the Naxal couple identified as Manker Anchla alias Sandeep and his wife Kunti Usendi from the forests of Gumdi village under Kanker districts Lohattar police station limits, he said. During interrogation, the duo admitted to their involvement with the outlawed CPI (Maoist). They were active as members of Madanwada LOS (local organisation squad) in the neighbouring Rajnandgaon district, the officer added. They were allegedly involved in several Maoist incidents, including murdering villagers, attacks on police party, triggering blast, planting land-mines, he said, adding the duo was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh each.
Cases were pending against Sandeep at three police stations in Rajnandgaon district and therefore he was handed over to the districts police, the officer said. PTI TKP NRB ASV SRE

Four Maoists arrested in Bihar

Aurangabad, Jun 23 (PTI) Four Maoists, who were involved in a recent landmine blast here, were today arrested from different villages in Bihar’s Aurangabad district, a police officer said. The arrested Maoists have been identified as Krishna Yadav, Indrajit Yadav, Guruji alias Rajbali Bhuia, Inder Yadav alias Maruti, Superintendent of Police Babu Ram said.

He said seven mobile phones, 400 metre wire, wire tester and pieces of cylinder were recovered from the possession of these ultras. They were involved in the landmine blast in Aurangabad district four days ago in which a CRPF CoBRA jawan was killed and two others sustained injuries while they were riding on a bike on way to their camp office following encounter with the Maoists, Ram said. The arrested ultras have confessed to their involvement in the landmine blast and some other incidents of naxal violence in the district, the SP said.

Top Officials To Take Stock Of Projects In Maoist-Hit States

NEW DELHI: Chief Secretaries of seven Maoist-affected states and Secretaries of key central ministries will meet in New Delhi to take stock of various development projects initiated in Maoist-hit areas. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi will chair the review meeting on key development issues with Chief Secretaries of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana and Maharashtra.

Secretaries of central ministries like Road Transport and Highways, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Health and Family Welfare, Railway and Information and Broadcasting, besides departments of Telecom, School Education and Literacy, Financial Services, Posts will attend the high-level meeting, an official spokesperson said.The central government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy which includes security-related interventions, development measures and ensuring rights and entitlement of local communities.

Special projects such as construction of roads, installation of mobile towers and construction of fortified police stations have been sanctioned by the central government. The development works are implemented through the states and relate to various schemes or programmes of the development ministries of the central government.

Jharkhand Maoists acquiring lethal M-16 rifles

Officials of National Investigation Agency (NIA), who are probing arms smuggling in north-eastern states, have come across evidence that suggests Maoists operating in Jharkhand have been supplied with sophisticated M-16 rifles. dna has learnt that officials of anti-terrorism squads (ATS) and special task forces (STF) from almost half-a-dozen states have been called for a meeting with NIA’s top brass which is to be held in the first week of July. The agenda of the meeting is to discuss the latest development and possibility of a joint force comprising NIA sleuths and officers of the state police with an expertise to counter multi-state arms smuggling.

Official sources said that the sophisticated weapons are sourced from Nagaland and get transported to the armed CPI (Maoist) in Jharkhand by arm syndicates which are operational in multiple states. The agency, according to sources, is now in talks with ATS and STF of Nagaland, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand to chalk out a strategy from stopping the highly-sophisticated weaponry from reaching cadres of CPI (Maoist) operating in Jharkhand. The development has raised concerns within state and central intelligence agencies officials as the American-made sophisticated weapon can seriously effect operations of the security forces posted in Jharkhand where they are fighting an ultra-left armed movement.

According to official sources, NIA sleuths have managed to identified individuals allegedly involved in the smuggling of M-16’s. The individuals, who are likely part of a single syndicate, belong to Punjab, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Nagaland. The agency is likely to share the information on these individuals with the state police in the coming week. Sources further said that investigators have come across transactions of 30-40 lakh rupees made into accounts of certain individuals who were already in radar for their alleged illegal activities.

Official sources also said that Munger in Bihar, is somewhat becoming an important transit point owing to its existing illegal arms markets. Munger is also home to several freelancers known for servicing and repair of sophisticated weapons such as M-16’s. Agency is also looking at the possibility of the M-16’s in non-working condition being sent to Munger for servicing followed by its distribution in pockets where Maoists continue to operate.

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HBDH: Let’s transform everywhere into sites of resistance and action


Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement (HBDH) General Council issued a written statement and called upon everyone to support their political military initiative, and transform everywhere into sites of resistance and action.

In its statement, the HBDH emphasized the need for enhancing the current revolutionary struggle against the savage attacks and massacres of the AKP government and fascism led by Erdoğan.

The HBDH General Council recalled the destruction in Kurdistan and Turkey, and said that the AKP government has not hesitated to pursue cruel policies such as burning people alive in basements of savagery or gassing and bombarding civilians. The HBDH noted that the war the AKP government declared on Kurdish people has been expanding westwards step by step, and civilians and revolutionaries are massacred not only in Kurdistan but also in Turkish cities. The HBDH emphasized that the state has been oppressing all social groups ranging from academicians to workers and women, and the state’s enmity towards Rojava and Kurdish people has been determining all of its policies.


The HBDH General Council stated that the current dirty war is the war of Erdoğan and Turkish fascism against peoples, and oppressed groups such as Kurds, workers, Alevis, women and the youth have no option but to enhance the fight against fascism which brutally suppresses any demand for human rights. The HBDH highlighted that workers and peoples do not have to live like slaves, and invited all oppressed groups to come together under the banner of HBDH and struggle for victory.

The statement by HBDH noted that Erdoğan and the AKP government have been employing dirty methods to silence and intimidate the MHP and CHP, and the polarization in Turkey makes it necessary to enhance the struggle for justice, freedom, democracy and equality. The General Council praised the heroic resistance in Kurdish cities such as Cizre, Sur, and Nusaybin, and said that the guerrilla resistance combined with the heroism of the people would carry the resistance to victory.

The HBDH stated that “we must struggle against the destruction and massacres of fascism with the enhancement of the revolutionary struggle. It is now time to carry the war further westwards. We must not allow those enforcing death upon our peoples to live comfortably. Therefore, lets transform everywhere into sites of resistance and action!”

Lastly, the HDBH stated that those that wage and finance the current war and their bourgeois life spaces, accomplices in the tourism sector, savage PÖH and JÖH special operations forces, and senior AKP and state bureaucrats are are now the primary target of its political military initiative in western Turkey that aims to bring the perpetrators to account and carry the struggle to victory.

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Killing the dominant male: Instituting the Third Major Sexual Rupture against the dominant male-Ocalan


Although male dominance is well institutionalised, men too are enslaved. The system is in fact reproducing itself in the individual male and female and their relationship. Therefore, if we want to defeat the system, we need a radical, new approach towards woman, man and their relationship.
History, in a sense, is the history of the dominant male who gained power with the rise of classed society. The ruling class character is formed concurrent with the dominant male character. Again, rule is validated through mythological lies and divine punishment. Beneath these masks lies the reality of bare force and coarse exploitation.

In the name of honour, man seized the position and rights of woman in the most insidious, traitorous and despotic manner. The fact that, throughout history, woman was left bereft of her identity and character – the eternal captive – at the hands of man, has caused considerably more damage than class division has. The captivity of woman is a measure of society‘s general enslavement and decline; it is also a measure of its lies, theft and tyranny. The dominant male character of society has to date not even allowed for scientific analysis of the phenomenon of woman.

The fundamental question is why man is so jealous, dominant and villainous where woman is concerned; why he continues to play the rapist. Undoubtedly, rape and domination are phenomena related to social exploitation; they reflect society‘s rape by hierarchy, patriarchy and power. If we look a little deeper, we will see that these acts also express a betrayal of life. Woman‘s multi-faceted devotion to life may clarify man‘s societal sexist stand. Societal sexism means the loss of wealth of life under the blinding and exhausting influence of sexism and the consequent rise of anger, rape and a dominating stance.

This is why it is important to place on the agenda the problem of man, which is far more serious than the issue of woman. It is probably more difficult to analyse the concepts of domination and power, concepts related to man. It is not woman but man that is unwilling to transform. He fears that abandoning the role of the dominant male figure would leave him in the position of the monarch who has lost his state. He should be made aware that this most hollow form of domination leaves him bereft of freedom as well and, even worse, it forecloses reform.

In order to lead a meaningful life, we need to define woman and her role in societal life. This should not be a statement about her biological attributes and social status but an analysis of the all-important concept of woman as a being. If we can define woman, it may be possible to define man. Using man as point of departure when defining woman or life will render invalid interpretations because woman‘s natural existence is more central than man‘s. Woman‘s status is demeaned and made out to be insignificant by the male dominant society, but this should not prevent us from forming a valid understanding of her reality.

Thus, it is clear that woman‘s physique is not deficient or inferior; to the contrary, the female body is more central than that of man. This is the root of man’s extreme and meaningless jealousy. The natural consequence of their differing physiques is that woman’s emotional intelligence is much stronger than man’s is. Emotional intelligence is connected to life; it is the intelligence that governs empathy and sympathy. Even when woman’s analytic intelligence develops, her emotional intelligence gives her the talent to live a balanced life, to be devoted to life, not to be destructive.

As can be seen even from this short argumentation, man is a system. The male has become a state and turned this into the dominant culture. Class and sexual oppression develop together; masculinity has generated ruling gender, ruling class, and ruling state. When man is analysed in this context, it is clear that masculinity must be killed. Indeed, to kill the dominant man is the fundamental principle of socialism. This is what killing power means: to kill the one-sided domination, the inequality and intolerance.

Moreover, it is to kill fascism, dictatorship and despotism. We should broaden this concept to include all these aspects. Liberating life is impossible without a radical women’s revolution which would change man’s mentality and life. If we are unable to make peace between man and life and life and woman, happiness is but a vain hope. Gender revolution is not just about woman. It is about the five thousand years old civilisation of classed society which has left man worse off than woman. Thus, this gender revolution would simultaneously mean man’s liberation.

I have often written about “total divorce”, i.e. the ability to divorce from the five thousand years old culture of male domination. The female and male gender identities that we know today are constructs that were formed much later than the biological female and male. Woman has been exploited for thousands of years according to this constructed identity; never acknowledged for her labour. Man has to overcome always seeing woman as wife, sister, or lover – stereotypes forged by tradition and modernity.

Claiming that we first have to address the question of state then the question of family, is not sound. No serious social problem can be understood if addressed in isolation. A far more effective method is to look at everything within the totality, to render meaning to each question within its relationship to the other. This method also holds when we try to resolve problems. Analysing the social mentality without analysing the state, analysing the state without analysing the family, and analysing the woman without analysing the man would render insufficient results. We need to analyse these social phenomena as an integrated whole; if not, the solutions we arrive at will be inadequate.

The solutions for all social problems in the Middle East should have woman’s position as focus. The fundamental objective for the period ahead of us must be to realise the third major sexual rupture; this time against the male. Without gender equality, no demand for freedom and equality can be meaningful. In fact, freedom and equality cannot be realized without the achievement of gender equality. The most permanent and comprehensive component of democratisation is woman’s freedom. The societal system is most vulnerable because of the unresolved question of woman; woman who was first turned into property and who today is a commodity; completely, body and soul.

The role the working class have once played, must now be taken over by the sisterhood of women. So, before we can analyse class, we must be able to analyse the sisterhood of women – this will enable us to form a much clearer understanding of the issues of class and nationality.

Woman’s true freedom is only possible if the enslaving emotions, needs and desires of husband, father, lover, brother, friend and son can all be removed. The deepest love constitutes the most dangerous bonds of ownership. We will not be able to discern the characteristics of a free woman if we cannot conduct a stringent critique of the thought, religious and art patterns concerning woman generated by the male dominated world.

Woman’s freedom cannot just be assumed once a society has obtained general freedom and equality. A separate and distinct organisation is essential and woman’s freedom should be of a magnitude equal to its definition as a phenomenon. Of course a general democratisation movement may also uncover opportunities for woman. But it will not bring democracy on its own. Women need to determine their own democratic aim, and institute the organisation and effort to realise it. To achieve this, a special definition of freedom is essential in order for woman to break free from the slavery ingrained in her.

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Encounter of Madkam Hidme – Press Release from CLC and OPDR


June 20, 2016

Press Release from Civil Liberties Committee and Organization for Protection of Democratic Rights

Dt. 19-06-16
Press Release

The fact finding committee comprising Civil Liberties Committee (CLC) – Telangana and A.P. along with Organization for Protection of Democratic Rights (OPDR) visited Gompad Village of Chattisgadh State on 18-06-2016 to ascertain facts relating to the encounter of Madkam Hidme (16) which took place on 13-06-2016.

The claim of Inspected General of Police, SRP Kalluri that it was a real encounter was false and it was a sheer fake encounter. Before she was pumped off bullets she was brutally raped by the Chattisgadh armed forces.

On June 13th 2016 around 200 Para Military forces along with “Koya Commandoes” entered the Gompad Village and started beating the people indiscriminately. And later, on the indication of Koya Commandoes they came to the house of Madkam Hidme (16) and began thrashing Madkam Kossa(50) father, Madkam Lakshmi(45) mother,and two younger brothers Madkam Joga(8),Madkam Bhima(6), who were suffering already from severe fever and therefore sleeping at that time in their house. Eventually, armed forces dragged Hidme out of the house and trampled severely in front of all the villagers. Latter, they have taken that minor girl Hidme along with them to the near by forest where there is a paramiltry camp at Chinthagoppa.

This all happened despite villagers pleading them not to harass and take her to the forest camp. When people followed them, the armed forces prevented them at the gun point. The parents and villagers told our committee that the forces have brutally raped her before being killed in the fake encounter. In order to cover the brutal sexual assault, they burnt her clothes and to cover the murder, they eliminated her and branded as Maoist. They also put up olive green dress and a gun in her hands. The chappal shown besides her do not belong to her. This all a stage managed to create as if it were a real encounter.

The Tribal Activist and Aad Aadmi Party leader tried to visit Gompad village on 16th June, but she was not allowed by the police. Such mindless actions of the police subvert the very spirit of democratic space in the state.

This incident is only a tip of ice burg for the police extra judicial killings and sexual assault on women in Chattisgarh state under the leader ship of Ramansingh. The Soni Sory herself is the victim of rape by the police and living example. In the year 2009, Salwa Judum killed 9 innocent adivasis in this village where 4 women and 5 men were killed.

The body of the Madkam Hidme was handed over to the parents after post mortem at Mucharlaguda Police Camp. The parents and villagers told our committee that huge bruises were seen on the body of Hidme indicating severe torture and rape. They said the throat was cut; left hand was fractured knife cut marks were seen on two thighs of that girl.


The criminal cases must be booked against the armed forces responsible for rape and murder

Cases must also be booked under SC/ST atrocities act.

Repost mortem has to be conducted by exhuming the body.

Judicial enquiry must be instituted immediately in to this encounter.

National Human Rights Commission has to visit this village immediately to bring out the truth behind the encounter.

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People’s War in India Clippings 22/6/2016


Man allegedly beaten by police on suspicion of helping Naxals

A 40-year-old man has alleged that he was beaten by the police over suspicion of helping Maoists and has submitted a memorandum in this regards.
Harilal Sarju Dhurve, a resident of Dhanora tehsil, has levelled the charges in a memorandum submitted recently to the district Collector.

“A police officer from the Malewada police station stopped me when I was returning to my village from Malewada market on May 22. All of a sudden, the officer thrashed me using sticks. I was then taken to the police station and again beaten till I became unconscious,” Dhurve alleged in the letter. He further alleged that he was dressed in a Naxal uniform when he was unconsious.

“When I regained consciousness, I found myself in a Naxal uniform. Following this, my photo was taken with a gun in my hand and I was beaten once again,” he further alleged. According to Dhurve, police claimed that he supplied sugar and tea to naxals.

“Police had threatened me not to reveal anything and hence, I did not lodge a complaint,” he claimed. When contacted, Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police Abhinav Deshmukh said the Sub-Divisional Police Officer concerned will be asked to enquire about the matter.

200-capacity anti-insurgency institution at Surabardi

Nagpur: A 200-capacity counter insurgency and anti-terrorist (CIAT) school is set to come up at Surabardi on the outskirts of the city. The decision was ratified at a cabinet meeting on Monday. The institution, which was set to come up at Pune, would be now a part of the city-based Unconventional operation training centre (UOTC) which functions under the supervision of state Anti-naxal operation cell (ANO). UOTC, spread over 44 hectares, now trains the personnel in anti-guerrilla and jungle warfare for anti-Naxal operations.

As the per the guidelines of Bureau of police research and development (BPRD), each state has to set up its own CIAT in the backdrop of the heightened threat perception. Central government already learnt to have sanctioned a budget of Rs1.5 crore for setting up the infrastructure. The state government, also responsible for spending on training and other aspects, learnt to have already received the government of India sanction. The state government is now set to pass a budget of around Rs97 lakh in the coming assembly session.

Inspector general of police, Anti-naxal operation cell (ANO), Shivaji Bodkhe said that facilities for around 200 personnel from different units across the state shall be created. “UOTC already has commando training facilities and other drill exercises. Additional infrastructure shall come up for better training in field crafts, commando tactics and anti-insurgency techniques,” he said.

Bodkhe also said that retired army or paramilitary personnel can be roped in for training on contract basis too for sharing their experience with the trainees. “State government shall conduct the recruitments and deployments to these crucial postings of principal of the proposed school, trainers and other support staffers,” he said.

India: The Re-Cleansing Of Nallamala – Analysis

In the latest of the state’s march against the left-wing extremists, the Andhra Pradesh police in June 2016 declared the Nallamala forests ‘extremist free’. In a media statement, the state police claimed to have been able to deal with the problem “with an iron hand” and has ensured the non-occurrence of “a single extremism related incident” in the area in the past decade. The history of counter-Maoist operations in Nallamala, however, makes this claim a bit of an exaggeration, and points at a decade long contestation by the police and the extremists to dominate the area.

Nallamala has a long history of Naxal activity. Spread across 4500 square kilometres, the dense forests are spread across five districts — Kurnool, Prakasam, Mahabubnagar, Guntur and Nalgonda. It remained one of the impregnable fortresses of the People’s War Group (PWG) before the outfit’s peace talks with the Andhra Pradesh government and the eventual formation of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist). After the peace talks failed, the police was able to mount one of the most successful operations recorded so far in India against the outfit. The CPI-Maoist retreated, but has since made several attempts to regain its foothold in the area.

The last major killing carried out by the CPI-Maoist in Nallamala was the killing of ten village elders in Nippula Vaagu in 2005. The outfit justified the killings as a revenge against the massacre of 12 Dalits by the village leaders more than 10 years ago. Despite its flight from Andhra Pradesh, the outfit managed to hold a week-long plenum in Nallamala in September 2015, which was attended by state secretary Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna, other state leaders Shakamuri Appa Rao and Sudhakar. A 1000 member security force contingent which scanned the area after being tipped off could only recover copies of Telugu newspapers and biscuit packets from the venue.

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People’s War in India Clippings 21/6/2016


Maoists claim responsibility for Aurangabad explosion

Aurangabad: Maoists on Monday took responsibility for Sunday’s blast at Khadiha canal under Deo police station area of Aurangabad district. A CRPF commando was killed and two others were injured in the attack. In a statement, central zone committee spokesman of CPI (Maoist) Pranjeet said the blast was a revenge of Bandh-Goreya “fake encounter” in which four of their colleagues were killed by the security personnel.

Meanwhile, police have detained more than 12 persons in connection with Sunday’s blast. A three-member Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) team from Patna collected samples from the blast site on Monday to ascertain the kind of explosive used to trigger the blast. A police official said on the condition of anonymity that top Maoists Nitesh and Pramjeet may have been involved in the blast. A massive manhunt has been launched in the district to arrest the Maoists involved in the attack.

Zonal IG N H Khan said anti-Maoist operation would be intensified in the area. “The Rohtas and Gaya police have also been asked to join the operations,” said the IG. Three cylinder bombs planted on Deo-Kanchanpur road had exploded when the commandos of 205th CoBRA unit were on an anti-Maoist operation in the area following information about the presence of ultras. Aporva Deka of CRPF’s CoBRA unit, who hailed from Assam, was killed in the attack.

Weapons, explosives seized in Jharkhand: Police

A cache of weapons and explosives was seized during anti-Maoist operations in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district on Monday, a senior police officer said. “Fourteen firearms, 200 gelatin sticks and other material were seized from a jungle area under Bandgao police station,” West Singhbhum’s Additional Superintendent of Police Manish Ranjan told IANS. The seized firearms include two carbines and four rifles. Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the 22 districts of the state.


Maharashtra to give district officers arrest power for curbing Naxal menace

To tighten its noose on Naxalites, the Maharashtra government is set to introduce a new law to give special powers to the superintendent of police and district collector in Naxal-affected districts. The law will be applicable on any people found favouring Naxalites through speech or distribution of literature among other things. Inspired by the recent law in Chhattisgarh, the home department is currently studying its draft to form a similar law here. “In all probability, we will be able to send it to the cabinet in the next 15 days and bring it to assembly in the monsoon session. At present, it is with the legal committee,” home secretary KP Bakshi told dna.

Sources claimed the law will have provisions similar to those of Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Act and Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act that empower government officials at the district level to arrest those involved in anti-national activities. Like in these Acts, the new law will give officials the right to arrest the accused for the first three days and later for 21 days with the permission of the additional chief secretary of the Home department.

Faced with major setbacks, naxals brainstorm strategy

Visakhapatnam: Crippled by severe blows in the form of arrests, surrenders and encounters, the CPI (Maoists) reportedly held a review meeting headed by the Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) members at the AOB a couple of days ago. Senior AOBSZC members like Dubasi Sankar alias Mahender and Narayana Swamy alias Damodar reportedly attended the meeting that assessed the present situation in the East Division and alleged differences among the cadres and leaders, sources said.

According to the sources, the meeting discussed the losses incurred by the area committees of Galikonda and Korukonda in the East Division due to surrenders and arrests, besides the encounter at Marripakalu-Palasamudram in Koyyuru mandal on May 4 in which Galikonda Area Committee secretary VRL Gopal alias Azad, Julumuri Anand and a woman naxal were killed by security forces. Senior leader and PLGA company chief Kudumula Venkata Rao alias Ravi also died due to illness in April.

Surrender by Sarita, the first woman commander of PLGA Company in AOB, along with another senior cadre Bonangi Ramulamma alias Bharati in the last week of May also shook the Maoist rank and file. Sarita had trained many squads in the AOB after she underwent special training in Chhattisgarh. Senior woman naxal Vantala Chechu alias Vasantha, the wife of division committee member Krishna, was also arrested by the cops in the same month. For the past six months, squad members like Jhansi and Russo as well as around 50 militia members either surrendered or were arrested.
Under these circumstances, the top naxal leadership in AOB has swung into action to strengthen the rank and file in the East Division, which shares borders with the Maoist strongholds of Malkangiri and Koraput districts in Odisha on the one side, Chhattisgarh on another side and a little stretch with East Godavari. If the naxal movement near Chhattisgarh is weakened, then it would is a major cause of concern for them, the sources said, adding that the Maoists always try to protect the AOB areas for the sake of their heartland in Chhattisgarh.

A senior security personnel on conditions of anonymity told TOI that AOBSZC leaders Mahender and Damodar enquired into the Marripakalu encounter as well as the death of PLGA commander Ravi. According to sources, the meeting was held for two consecutive days and the members discussed at length about damage control measures. Mahender also reportedly enquired about senior leader Chalapati’s photograph along with wife Aruna that the cops were able to get from Azad’s laptop.

According to the sources, the senior leaders also discussed about bringing in leaders who are familiar with the terrain from other strongholds to carry forward the movement in East Division. As per information available, the naxal leadership is planning to bring Kakuri Pandanna alias Jagan, a tribal leader, as the chief of East Division. Pandanna was the security head of central committee leader Ramakrishna Alias RK.

’55 Maoist frontal organisations in Maharashtra’

The head of Maharashtra’s Anti-Naxal Operations (ANO) unit Mr.Shivaji Bodkhe on Monday said that the Maoists’ network was spreading rapidly in urban areas of the state and the Maoist movement was no more limited to Gadchiroli and Gondia district.

“There is a perception that the Maoism is limited to only Gadchiroli and Gondia district of Maharashtra. Many in the police department also carry this perception. But this movement is not limited to tough and dense terrains of forest areas. It is spreading rapidly in urban areas through its frontal organizations. The police need to be alert and focus on these urban frontal originations,” said Mr.Bodkhe, who is a Special Inspector General (IG) of Police of the ANO.

He was addressing the trainee policemen at the ANO unit at Surabardi here.

“There are around 55 Maoist frontal organizations working in the urban area of Maharashtra. The government has already declared them frontal organizations. The Maoists have employed a double-pronged strategy of fighting guerrilla warfare in forest areas and to create unrest and dissatisfaction among the people against the government by the means of protests,” the IG added.

He also claimed that the Maoists were carrying out “secret propaganda” in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nadurbar, Dhule, Jalgaon and Nashik areas of the state.

“We only know about the Maoist violence against the police in forest areas and their opposition to the developmental works. But their frontal originations have an altogether different modus operandi. Groups like Kabir Kala Manch are trying to attract workers and students and are trying to put them against the established system by teaching them about Marx, Lenin and Mao,” claimed Mr.Bodhkhe.

The IG also called ‘Bharat Jan Andolan’, a network of grassroots organizations founded by former IAS officer B.D.Sharma, a “Maoist frontal organization”.

“It is important to collect information about these groups and take some preventive action. Until now, the Maoists were trying to mislead people of the areas which lacked in the communication network, education, and development. Now they have shifted their focus on the urban area. We are marching towards development, but the Maoists want ‘change of guard’ in the country through these frontal organizations. It is the responsibility of the police to stop the youngsters who are getting attracted towards this movement, to tell them about the government’s developmental initiatives and to also warn them of the danger of Maoism,” stated Mr.Bodkhe.

Odisha to seek two more battalions of central armed forces to tackle Maoist activities

BHUBANESWAR: Despite the claim of improvement in leftwing extremism (LWE) situation, the state government would seek two more battalions of central armed forces to tackle the Maoist situation in Odisha. It was decided in the unified command meeting held here under the chairmanship of chief secretary A P Padhi. “We would request the state government to seek two more battalions of any central armed forces like Boarder Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force, Sashastra Seema Bal and Indo Tibetan Border Police,” said a senior police officer requesting anonymity.
Currently the Centre has deployed total 17 battalions of central armed police forces including eight each battalions of CRPF and Boarder Security Force and one battalion of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA), a specialized unit of the CRPF in the state to tackle the LWE situation. The state government deployed state police and district voluntary force besides deputation of central forces.

Though details of the meeting were kept under wrap, sources said the state government along with top officers of BSF, CRPF and intelligence bureau chalked action plan to deal with the situation. “It was discussed to have coordination between forces deployed in two adjoining states as Maoists shift their base to neighboring states when there was operation from one side. Besides, emphasis was also laid on timely sharing of intelligence inputs, coordination between state and central forces and strategies to win confidence of local people in LWE areas,” the top cop said.
Since the LWE situation is still challenging in districts like Malkangiri, Koraput, Nuapada, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Balangir, Nayagarh, Rourkela and Bargarh, more forces are likely to be deployed in these districts.

The situation, however, improved in districts like Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Myurbhanj, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nabarangapur, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Sundargarh. In 2015, total 72 LWE related incidents were reported in the state involving death of 26 civilians, four security personnel and nine hardcore LWE cadres. During the period, total 53 LWE cadres were arrested and 255 weapons and 168 improvised explosive devices and large quantity of explosives were recovered. Total 64 LWE cadres/militias surrendered in the state in 2015.

Two CRPF camps opened in Saranda

ROURKELA: Two CRPF camps were opened in Saranda forest, one km from Odisha, to prevent cross-border movement of the Maoists and strengthen anti-Maoist operation on Monday. The camps at Nuagaon and Tirilposhi areas of Saranda in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand will fill up the security ‘vacuum’ in the vulnerable forest pockets used by the Maoists to operate on both sides of the border. Rourkela-based Inspector General of Police (Western Range) RK Sharma said the presence of security personnel in Saranda forest and the existing camps at Lathikata and Chandiposh in Sundargarh district of Odisha would provide strategic advantage to security forces of both States in containing Maoist activities. Before establishment of the two camps in Jharkhand, the Maoists were using these areas to carry out cross-border movement. Now, the security forces can be mobilised from Nuagaon and Tirilposh in Jharkhand besides Lathikata and Chandiposh in Odisha, he added. Prior to this, the Jharkhand police had at least a dozen of CRPF camps at strategic locations in Saranda forest.

Two police jawans injured in blast triggered by Naxals

Two police jawans were today injured in a pipe bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisagrh’s Narayanpur district, some 400 kms from here.
The incident took place in a forest near Kundla police camp under Kurusnar police station limits when a team was going on a patrol near an under-construction bridge, Narayanpur SP Abhishek Meena told PTI. When the jawans were heading for the duty, the rebels exploded the bomb which caused minor injuries to two constables, the SP said.


Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was produced before the Gajapati District and Sessions Judge Court on Monday after being taken from the Brahmapur Central Jail amidst tight security. He was produced before the court for hearing of six cases lodged against him in 2006. He was involved in the jail, police station and treasury arson cases on March 24 and 25 in 2006 at R Udaygiri in Gajapati district. He had also attacked a sub-jail and a police station. He also took hostage officer-in-charge of the local police station and a jailer. Panda’s lawyers Deepak Kumar Patnaik and Swarup Kumar Pal defended him while Government advocate VSN Raju defended the Government action.The court decided to give the order of the hearing on July 11.

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Brief History of Prima Linea


The organization Front Line was founded in the fall of 1976 in two meetings held in Salò and Stresa.

The cadre who will form Front Line start to separate from the extra-parliamentary group Lotta Continua in the spring of 1974 and then on a mass scale in the fall of 1974. They come from two main groupings – the “Current” and the “Fraction” – which had led a political struggle inside Lotta Continua for the line of “arming the masses.” These aggregations were made up of many worker’s and regional organizations in Milan, Bergamo, Turin, Naples and Brianza.

From a relationship with militants from Potere Operaio (PO) in Milan, Rome, Turin and Veneto, emerges the magazine Senza Tregua and the Communist Committees for Worker’s Power. Later there is the formation of the Revolutionary Communist Committee, the Combatant Communist Unit and Front Line (Prima Linea).

The core which leads the unification process from which PL is formed comes from Sesto S. Giovanni, while in the Bergamo area, around Senza Tregua, the Autonomous Political Collective is formed, in 1975, from which emerges the first Bergamo Front Line (PL) Network .

The first action claimed by PL is a raid on on the HQ of the Fiat Executives Group in Turin on November 30 1976. In the leaflet claiming responsibility it is noted: “Front Line is not a new nucleus of combatant communists, but a aggregation of various guerrilla groups who have so far acted with different acronyms.”

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Indeed, until then, Prima Linea used many signatures. These are the main ones:

-Fighting Worker’s Squads;

– Committees of Combatant Communists;

-Armed Proletarian Militias;

– Tiburtino Proletarian Militias;

– Worker-Student Collective of the Castelli Romani;

-Combatant Nuclei for Territorial Counter-Power;

-Combatant Communist Detachments;

– Proletarian Detachments for the Communist Liberation Army;

– Organized Proletarians for Communism;

-Combatant Communist Brigades;

– Armed Struggle for Communism.

On April 29, 1976 in Milan, Enrico Pedenovi, Provincial Councilor of the Italian Social Movement (MSI) is executed in retaliation for the stabbing of Gaetano Amoroso, a student killed by fascist militants gravitating around the MSI. The action is not claimed with the PL signature but during trial is attributed to PL.

It should be noted that initially the organization decided not to claim executions with the PL signature .


In April 1977 the organization’s first conference is held in San Michele a Torri. Participating are representatives from Milan, Bergamo, Turin, Florence and Naples and the Charter of the organization is drafted.

The founding principle of PL is the “the politico-military indivisibility of the organizational structure”, ie no separation between political and military roles and practices. Another basic principle of its organizational structure is that of bipolarity, which is the simultaneous presence of two distinct levels within the organization:

– A diffuse structure internal to the mass movements (Squads or Militias);

– A centralized structure operating both locally and nationally.

According to the Charter, the apex of the structure of PL is “the Conferences of the organization”, the highest authority of the organization, “before which the National Command must answer for their actions.”

Under the Charter, the Conference meets on an annual basis.

The organizational chart and essential functions of PL are as follows:

– Leading Group;

– Technical and logistical sector;

– Intelligence sector;

– Combat Units;

– Focus Groups (which differ from Squads because of their self-determined decision making);

– Proletarian Militias.

These structures are also defined as: “zones of proletarian combat”.

The initial military actions of PL are predominantly executions and acts of support to the “high points” of the struggle inside the factories. Many of the armed actions of the early period are woundings of department managers and business leaders. They are interventions internal to the debates of the ’77 movement to which the organization proposes itself as a vanguard expression.

On July 19, 1977 in Tradate (VA), the militant Roman Tognini “Valerio” is killed by the owner of a weapons shop he had just “expropriated”.

On 23 July 1977 Front Line attacks the same establishment, claiming the dead militant who had not yet been identified.

In the first months of 1978,there develops a substantial “political affinity” with the Combatant Communist Units (FCC), resulting in the formation of a unified national command under whose direction are placed all units of the FCC and PL operating in Milan, Turin, Bologna, Florence, Rome , Cassino and Naples.

Over the course of 1978 Front Line implements various measures of “counter-repression.” The internal political debate, at this time, is particularly focused on Basque and South American revolutionary strategies and the guidelines on escalation of the level of confrontation are revised.

On October 11, 1978 in Naples the professor of criminal anthropology Alfredo Paolella, working at Pozzuoli prison is shot dead. This is the first political assassination officially claimed by PL.

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On January 19, 1979 the prison guard Joseph Lorusso is shot dead in Turin.

On January 29, 1979 in Milan, PL claims responsibility for the execution of the judge Emilio Alessandrini. The analysis on the base of which the action was carried out posits that the magistrates of the institutional left provide expertise, credibility and inside knowledge of the movement which is needed for the intelligent reorganization of the repressive structures.


On February 28, 1979 two militants of PL, Barbara Azzaroni and Matthew Caggegi are ambushed and killed by police on the basis of a anonymous informant’s tip .

On March 8, 1979, PL attacks a police patrol in retaliation and during the firefight a young bystander Emanuele Iurilli is accidentally shot.


On July 18, 1979 bar owner Carmine Civitate is shot dead by a commando of PL as he is suspected of being the informant whose tip led to the killing of Azzaroni and Caggegi. The action is claimed by the Hit Squad Barbara Azzaroni ‘Carla’ and Matteo Caggegi ‘Charlie’

This sequence of tragic events opens a debate that continues for over a year in the organization.

In September 1979, a organizational conference is held in Bordighera to discuss the fall-winter campaigns and organizational restructuring. The crux of the political battle is the choice between the two historical aspects of PL: take root again in the social terrain and fight from within the movement or escalate the clash with the institutional apparatuses. However the question is not resolved.

On the organizational level, the Conference leads to the creation of a National Executive alongside the National Command consisting of the membership of three key commissions:

-Technical and logistical Commission;

-Cellular Commission;

– Counter-Guerrilla Commission.

The Conference is also the site of the first split in PL. The dissenters believe that the political circumstances and state repressive activities require a retreat and a halt in military operations and consequently leave the organization.

Some militants of the Turin Squads and PL, form the group For Communism and explain their project in a document entitled “Interpretative Outline of the Economic Policies of Capital and Financial Flows” The entire group will soon retreat to France, where militants are arrested and subsequently extradited.

Internal reflection on the effects of the process of restructuring of production underway in the factories results in the execution of the engineer Carlo Ghiglieno, head of planning and president of the leading committee of the logistics department of Fiat, carried out in Turin on September 21, 1979.

On December 11, 1979, for demonstrative and deterrent purposes, and to commemorate Barbara Azzaroni and Matthew Caggegi, Front Line breaks into the Corporate Training School on Via Ventimiglia in Turin, militarily occupies the school and make a propaganda speech to 190 students, while in the adjoining classroom Fiat and Olivetti managers and 5 students are subjected to punishment wounding by shooting in the legs.

There is similar demonstration value in the occupation, evacuation and destruction of a building, in the Aminei hills of Naples, which houses the Social Service Center, the Ministry of Justice and juveniles serving custodial sentences. The analysis which was the basis of this intervention concerns mass illegality and the level of repression present in that area.

On December 14, 1979, in Rivoli (TO), a PL unit is surprised by police while preparing an attack on the Elgat engineering company. In the crossfire the police kill militant Roberto Pautasso.

In the first months of 1980, PL officially begins its Roman experience. It is a period of territorial expansion dictated by logistical needs and the consequent intensification of repressive operations not only by the desire to diffuse political interventions.

In January 1980 in Morbegno (SO), a conference is held which ratifies a prevalent position favorable to the escalation of the conflict and begins a reflection on the tendency of the judiciary, and particularly that of Milan, to become more and more an instrument of repression not only against the armed organizations but also of the movement areas and social conflict in general.

This reflection leads to the deadly shooting attack against Guido Galli, Professor of Criminology at the University Statale (Milan, 03/19/80). The action is claimed by the Valerio Tognini Hit Squad.

On February 5, 1980 in Monza, as part of actions on the quality of life in the territory, PL starts a campaign on health and in this framework claims the deadly shooting attack against Paolo Paoletti, director of production at the Seveso factory which released a toxic cloud of dioxin on July 10, 1976.

In early 1980 PL addresses the problem posed by the collaboration of some militants with law enforcement and the judiciary. On February 7, 1980 in Milan, the PL militant William Waccher, accused of collaboration with police is shot dead.

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As a result of the hard blows dealt by the police, because of the collaboration of Roberto Sandalo, in August 1980, PL holds an organizing conference in Rimini in which the fundamental political problem is reflection on the implications of repression and phenomenon of “repentance”. On this occasion some militants resign from the organization.

Shortly afterwards, also in the summer of 1980 there is held another Organizational Conference in Senigallia (AN). In this debate there is a confrontation of critical positions on the capacity of PL to respond adequately to the new problems between those who want to keep PL active and who, consider it now inadequate and want to suspend operations. Therefore, in September 1980, some militants resign, others seek a close organizational relationship with the Red Brigades, and others form the Communist Nuclei.

Between 1978 and 1980, in a series of incidents during expropriations, disarmaments, and firefights to escape arrest, five people are killed by PL militants:

– The agent Fausto Dionisi (Florence 20/01/78);

– The paramilitary police officer Antonio Chionna (Martinafranca 06/03/80);

– The paramilitary police officers Ippolito Cortellessa and Pietro Cuzzoli (Viterbo 11/08/80);

– The agent Filippo Giuseppe (Bari 11/28/80).

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In December 1980, with the wave of arrests caused by the confessions of Michael Viscardi, the problem of “internal desolidarisation.” becomes pressing.

Between December 1980 and January 1981 in Barzio (CO), a organizational conference is held which addresses the issue of the growing number of fugitive and captured militants. Attention is focused on the prisons and a command is formalized with the following operational units:


– Technical and logistical;

– Press and propaganda;

– Theoretical.

At Easter of 1981 there is held in Barzio (CO) a new Organizational Conference which decides on the dissolution of PL and the formation of the “Organized Pole”, which primarily intends to be a reference point for fugitive militants. Some of whom in 1981 form the Communists Organized for the Liberation of the Proletariat (COLP).

The State prosecuted 923 people for involvement in the activities of PL.

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People’s War in India Clippings 19/6/2016


One CPRF commando killed, 2 injured in IED blast

Gaya (Bihar), June 19 (ANI): A CRPF commando was killed and two others were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by Maoists in the jungles of Bihar’s Aurangabad district on Sunday. The incident occurred in the afternoon in the Ganjoi Pahar area of the district when CRPF jawans were on an anti-Naxal operation. Giving further details, SP Garima Malik, said that the injured jawans were rushed to the hospital for medical care, while the preparations are being made to send the martyred soldier’s body to his home town.

Three Maoist leaders killed in Gadchiroli

Three senior members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) were gunned down by the police in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Sunday morning. “A joint police team of Telangana and Maharashtra police was carrying out an anti-Maoist operation in Kotepalli forest area under Aheri division of Gadchiroli on Sunday morning. The Maoists attacked this joint police team at around 6 am. The police team retaliated the fire and the encounter went on for about an hour. Three senior Maoists were killed in this encounter and the rest of them managed to escape taking advantage of thick forest,” said a press statement issued by the Superintendent of Police (SP), Gadchiroli district.

The police also recovered one AK 47, one SLR and one .303 rifle from the spot of the encounter. “The weapons, recovered from the dead Maoists, indicate that they were senior leaders possibly above the rank of Maoist commander, but their identities are yet to be ascertained,” added the police press statement.

According to some police sources from Chhattisgarh, one of the deceased Maoists in Sunday’s encounter was Athram Shobham alias Charles from Adilabad district of Telangana. Athram Shobham reportedly worked for Telangana Special Zonal Committee of the CPI (Maoist) and carried a reward of Rs. 4 lakhs on his head. “Other two look like his bodyguards,” informed an officer involved in anti-Maoist operations in restive Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.

BSF to have Mi-17 copter base in Guwahati

Guwahati, June 18: The Border Security Force is set to have its own Mi-17 helicopter base in Guwahati, in a development that is expected to give a major boost to the border guarding force’s air power in Northeast. The BSF has already acquired a hangar for the purpose at the new extension of Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport. “The process is almost complete. We are in the last leg completing the formalities,” said a source. The border guarding force will deploy three Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters at the base. The BSF will bring in equipment and technical staff from New Delhi for the base.

Maoist’s body found from encounter site

The body of a Maoist was today recovered from Patharchhapra jungles here, two days after an encounter between security forces and the extremists in which a CoBRA Jawan was killed. The body was found during the ongoing search operation in the area of the encounter, Inspector General of Police (CRPF) Sanjay Anand Lathkar said. The police also recovered an Self-Loading Rifle (SLR) near the body.

TN cops, foresters to join hands with K’taka to combat Maoists

Erode: Police and forest officials of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have decided to conduct joint search in the forests to curb Maoist intrusion. They convened a meeting at Hasanur near Sathyamangalam in Erode district regarding this issue on Saturday.Erode district SP Rupesh Kumar Meena, Tamil Nadu special task force S P Karuppasamy from Tamil Nadu police department, director of Hasanur Tiger Reserve C H Padma from Tamil Nadu forest department and Samarajnagar district SP Guldeep Kumar Jayanth from Karnataka police department chaired the meeting. Other police and forest officials from both states also participated in the meeting.In the meeting, they spoke about Maoist intrusions in the neighboring state of Kerala.

Five Naxals held in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Jun 19 (PTI) Five Naxals, two of them carrying cash reward on their heads, were arrested today during a search operation by security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, police said. A joint team of Special Task Force (STF) and district force nabbed the cadres while undertaking the search operation to the interior forests of Gadiras police station area, Sukma Superintendent of Police (SP) Indira Kalyan Elesela told PTI.

Security forces were cordoning off Badesetti and Kondre village forests when they spotted five suspects while they were trying to escape into deep jungles, he said. During interrogation, they admitted to their involvement with the outlawed CPI (Maoist), the officer added. The arrested Podiyami Bheema (23), Handa Mandavi (45), Nuppo Deva (25), Kalmu Kesa (30) and Rawa Sukka (25) were active as lower rung members of the banned outfit, the SP said. Of them, Sukka was carrying a reward of Rs 2,000 whereas Rs 1,000 reward was announced for Handa’s arrest, the officer added.


Niyamgiri fake encounter case: Fact-finding team visits Dangamati

A fact-finding team led by former Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Justice B G Kolse Patil Saturday visited Dangamati village under Kalyansinghpur block in Odisha’s Rayagada district to conduct an inquiry into the alleged fake encounter of a Dongria Kondh youth of Niyamgiri Manda Kadraka by the police. The team during its visit to Dangamati village inquired from the locals about the alleged killing of Kadraka by the police. “Manda Kadraka has been murdered. This is most unfortunate. We condemn this barbaric action of the police,” said the fact-finding team after visiting Dangamati and talking to villagers. Notably, security forces on February 27 this year had claimed that a suspected Maoist, Manda Kadraka (20), was killed in an encounter in the Dangamati forests. However, Drika Kadraka had claimed that he and his brother had gone to collect salapa to the hill near their village early on February 27 morning and while they were on their way home, a team of armed police came to them. Seeing them, he ran away from the area but his brother could not run and the police later took him away, Drika had said. Later he claimed to have heard gunshots and hiding in the forest saw the policemen returning from the area with a dead body and some books with them.

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Solidarity with ATİK, the Confederation of Workers from Turkey in Europe!-OCML-VP





The trial of 10 revolutionaries arrested during a joint operation carried out in Germany, France, Greece and Switzerland, suspected of being leaders of ATİK (Confederation of Workers from Turkey in Europe) and the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML) is set to begin in Germany on 17 June. They are being held in harsh conditions of isolation and with restricted access to their friends, families and lawyers.

They are being prosecuted on the grounds that that they have already been convicted in Turkey for belonging to the TKP/ML (Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist). Under Law 129/a-b of the criminal law, the German state can accuse anyone of “terrorist activities” if they have already been prosecuted for that reason in their country of origin, despite the fact that the TKP/ML is not on the official list of “terrorist organisations” recognised as such in German legislation.

The TKP/ML is a Communist party which has organised and defended the oppressed and the exploited in Turkey and Northern Kurdistan for over 40 years against the Fascist Turkish state. The Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants of Turkey (TİKKO) with which it is associated fights alongside the Kurdish combatants in Rojava as part of the International Freedom Battalion against the ISIS fascists.

The OCML-VP expresses its complete solidarity with these revolutionary and progressive comrades.

ATİK is not alone !

Abolish Article 129/A-B of the German criminal law !

No to the criminalisation of the Turkish and Kurdish revolutionary and progressive organisations in Europe !

Freedom for all progressive and revolutionary European, Turkish and Kurdish political prisoners !

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