Women Martyrs of the Indian Revolution-Comrade Oyam Yenki

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Martyrdom : 29-01-2006

Com. Yenki was born in Gommepad village of Kunta taluq, Dantewada district. She was the third child of her parents. She had an elder sister, an elder brother, two younger brothers and a younger sister. She was born in a poor peasant family in the Dorla tribe. She came close to the party since she was a child. Since her whole family was participating in the actvities of various sangams she never used to miss even one programme. She was very much interested in songs, dances and meetings.

She had good attachment with the party. As a child she worked in the Bal Sangam at first and then worked in the KAMS. She wanted to join the squad but party did not agree as she was too young. But she insisted and got recruited in January 2003 at the age of 16. The DVC appreciated the militant nature in Yenki and sent her to Konta squad where they closely guided her in political and military matters. Later she was transferred to Kistaram LGS. After working for some days, she was transferred to Pamed LGS. She was given party membership in 2004. Later she was transferred to Company-2. She fulfilled her responsibilities with enthusiasm in the company.

Within a short time she won the affections of her comrades. The Company party committee discussed about her development and gave her the responsibility as the section deputy commander. She was always with a smile on her lips and energetic. She was always in the forefront in doing exercises and in taking up difficult tasks. Yenki was a hard working model guerilla. That is why everybody tried to take her as an ideal. Yenki was in the forefront in facing the attacks of fascist Salwa Judum in Dantewada and Bijapur in 2005. She followed the caution of the commander in ambushes and raids. She did not leave till she fulfilled her tasks.

She saw it to its end. The party in DK decided to annihilate the Salwa Judum goondas in the rahat sibirs (relief camps) where they are perpetuating atrocities on women and children especially. As part of this the Gangalur sibir was raided with a force of 400 persons led by the main forces and in which soldiers of secondary and base forces also participated. This was named ‘Operation Gangalur’. Eight SPOs (Special Police Officers) and Salwa Judum goons were killed and ten more were injured. Some more of them were given warning and let off. During the raid Com. Yenki, a section deputy commander in Platoon-2 led a team to raid another den of the goondas. But the two inch mortar shell launched by the enemy fell near the team and the mines nearby also exploded. Com. Yenki and three militia members lost their lives in this explosion on January 29, 2006.

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