The People’s Liberation Army (HKO) of the Maoist Communist Party (MKP) has claimed responsibility for the elimination of three solders of the reactionary state in two armed actions against police stations in Dersim earlier this week.
The People’s Liberation Army (HKO) of the Maoist Communist Party (MKP) has claimed responsibility for the elimination of three solders of the reactionary state in two armed actions against police stations in Dersim earlier this week.
POLICE GUN DOWN 4 NAXALS IN BIJAPUR
Security forces gunned down four left wing extremists during anti-Naxal drive carried out in a forested patch of insurgency-riddled Bijapur district, police informed here on Saturday. The police and Naxals had face-off in a forested patch near Turmel village between Pamed and Usoor under the limits for Pamed police station about 110 km from district headquarters, KL Dhruv, Superintendent of Police Bijapur, informed.
The gun battle between police and insurgents took place around 1.30 pm near Turmel which lasted more than an hour.After the encounter security forces found bodies of four Maoists clad in Naxal uniform at the encounter site, the SP said while adding that muzzle loading guns, pipe bombs, explosives other articles of daily use were also found at the encounter spot.
“The forces which fought against Maoists, have not returned back headquarters yet and further information would be shared as they report back,” the SP mentioned. According to police, the joint team of district police, district reserve group, CRPF, CoBRA and STF personnel was carrying out search operation in the jungles since July 14.
More cell towers in agency areas to help anti-Naxal ops
Visakhapatnam: The State government has asked the public sector company BSNL to install more cell towers in the agency areas of Vizianagaram,
Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari districts to keep track of outlawed Maoists, who are said to be regrouping to fight against bauxite mining and other development projects. The government approached the BSNL since no private operator came forward to take up the work, fearing threat to life and property.
Police sources said the Union government had sanctioned 12 mobile towers for Visakhapatnam, 26 for Vizianagaram district, 10 for East Godavari and five towers in West Godavari districts. Out of 53 sites, work on towers commenced at 51 places and of them 30 became operational recently. Though the BSNL planned to set up towers at Jerrila (GK Veedhi mandal) and Maddigaruvu (G Madugula mandal) in Vizag Agency, the government relocated the towers to Rudakota (Pedabayalu mandal) and Rallagedda (Chintapalle Mandal) due to the security reasons.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) annual report 2015-16 says that the Maoist violence in AP had gone up by 94 per cent in 2015-16 compared to previous years as a result of the proposed bauxite mining and few other issues. Intelligence sources said that the CPI (Maoist) has been extending direct support to locals against the mining in Vizag Agency and construction of Polavaram project in West Godavari.
The police forces are worrisome that the outlawed Maoists are slowly regaining ground in wake of resistance over proposed Polavaram project and bauxite mining, though the State government had kept the latter one on hold.
Mumbai: State moots drone surveillance across Naxal territory
The state government Saturday mooted the idea of a drone surveillance-based communication system centre for effectively monitoring the activities of Naxals in the remote districts of the state. CM Devendra Fadnavis also proposed joint police patrolling along the inter-state borders, which fall on the Naxal corridor. At the 11th Inter-state Conference held in New Delhi, Fadnavis made a presentation on the challenges the state has faced till now and the concrete measures that the state has taken to tackle the problems of radical Naxalism along the Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha borders.
“To tackle the problem, the Centre should allow the state government to develop and strengthen a drone surveillance-based communication system,” Fadnavis said. While indicating that the Naxal corridors often run deep across several states, Fadnavis said, “There should be a joint border police patrolling mechanism to keep uninterrupted vigilance along the Naxal corridor.”
Chhattisgarh-based Naxal front spreads nationwide network
Nagpur: A Chhattisgarh-based front organization of banned outfit of Communist Party of India (Maoist) is fast spreading its network in metros like Kolkata, Mumbai and also Delhi to create antigovernment sentiment by giving a call to save ‘jal-jungle-zameen’ or water, forest and land from damage due to development. Sources in intelligence units said several front organizations of Naxalites with similar ideology are active in Nagpur too…
Formulate National Deradicalisation Policy: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh To Centre
A national deradicalisation policy needs to be formulated by the Centre to deal with the global threat of terrorism and efforts should be made to operationalise National Intelligence Grid (Natgrid), Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said today.
Addressing the 11th Inter-State Council meeting in Delhi, he laid stress on the need for strengthening information-sharing among intelligence agencies and police forces to fight terrorism.
Two-point plan to combat ultras in Maoist-hit areas
Dhanbad: The state police and security forces have stepped up their operations against Maoists after the ultras have started putting up posters with threat messages across Parasnath hills and suburban areas over the last few of days. This time, the authorities are focusing on a two-point plan – strengthening police operations in various strategic locations, apart from the ongoing anti-Maoist activities in dense forests, and consolidating villagers’ support through community-policing and other related activities across the region.
“They are targeting innocent villagers, who are helping the government in developing the region, in the name of police informer. None of the two villagers who were recently killed were SPOs or police informers. What the Maoists are doing is nothing short of terrorizing the villagers,” said DIG, Hazaribagh zone, Upendra Prasad, who has been holding marathon meetings with senior district police officers and security forces in Giridih for the last two days.
“Although we have been successful in our strategies to combat the ultras in both their strongholds – the Jharkhand-Bihar border and the Parasnath region – there is a need for long-term efforts to eradicate the ultras from the Parasnath hills,” said Giridih SP AV Variar.
Apart from vehemently criticizing the ongoing anti-Maoist operations, including ‘Operation Hill Vijay’ in and around the Parasnath hills and ‘Operation Greenhunt’ in the dense forests of Jharkhand-Bihar border, the rebels have slammed the Parasnath Action Plan, through their recent posters put up on on Giridih-Dumri main road.
Several such posters were found on the walls of Bananchal College in the Giridih Muffasil area, about 3km from the district headquarters on Thursday evening. According to the posters, Maoists activists are targeting police informers in the remote areas of Pirtand and bordering regions.
Joint meeting of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu officials discuses counter measures for control of cross border movement by Maoists.
CCTVs to be installed at 600 places to control maoist movement
VISAKHAPATNAM: In an attempt to keep a strict vigil on the Maoist movement and the illicit ganja trade, the rural police have identified around 600 vulnerable places, which need CCTV cameras. According to SP Rahul Dev Sharma, out of the 600 places, around 250 are Maoist affected. The CCTVs were proposed to be set up in and outside the police stations, weekly shandies and a few other places. The rural police have sent a detailed survey report to the state government for sanction of the CCTVs.
The SP said that the CCTVs, a state government initiative, once sanctioned, they would set up a command control room at the district police headquarters in the city and each police station will have a separate mini-control room. With the installation of CCTVs, the police feel that they could have strict vigil in the agency.
Warangal cops pick up OU student
A post-graduate student from Osmania University was picked up by Warangal police on Thursday night from his hostel room in a case involving the burning of a JCB machine two months ago in Adavimalmpalli village. He is suspected to be a Maoist sympathiser. Students of Osmania University said that Azad, 26, an MA Philosopy student, who was earlier an active member of OUJAC, had been arrested on Thursday He was arrested based on information given by two persons held previously .The student, who was at C Hostel, was rounded up by several policemen.
Police officials reportedly aimed their guns at him, dragged him out of his room, and then shoved him into a waiting vehicle, sources said. As many as 20 policemen were involved in this arrest. “We came to know that it was Mulugu police who picked him up and we think that he must be a Maoist sympathiser,” deputy commissioner of police (East Zone) A Ravindar told TOI.
Twelve arrests in coordinated operations against MKP and associated organizations in nine provinces.
In the early hours of 11th July 2004, the bullet riddled body of 32- year old Thangjam Manorama Devi was found in Laipharok Maring of Imphal East district of Manipur. She had been picked up by the paramilitary Assam Rifles from her home in Bamon Kampu Mayai Leikai and was raped and killed.
Soldiers raided her home around midnight, asking the family to wait outside while they questioned her. They signed an “arrest memo”, an official acknowledgement of detention, put in place to prevent “disappearances”, and took her away. Later that day her semi clad body was found in a nearby village. She had been fired with several bullets. There were gunshot wounds to the genitals and semen on her skirt suggesting she was raped before being tortured and killed. Mass protests in Manipur broke out as people demanded an immediate investigation and prosecution of the guilty.
Collective anger and shock over Manorama’s rape and murder gripped the world only as media reports poured in of the most spectacular and militant protest of our times.
On July 15, women from the Meira Paibi stripped themselves naked outside the 17 th Assam Rifles headquarters holding up the banner “ Indian Army Rape Us ”! Known as the Mother’s Front, Meira Paibi had started as a support group for women family members of the disappeared and arrested, but had eventually also become involved in fighting against human rights abuses. They had soon joined the campaign to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act more popularly known as the AFSPA.The case pertaining to the rape and murder of Manorama is pending before the Supreme Court. The army and central government have gone all the way to the Supreme Court to dodge prosecution, even though a judicial enquiry appointed by the state of Manipur has found the army personnel guilty. Meanwhile the people of Manipur still await justice even after 12 years.
Repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958
Stop War on People.
Offensive against Maoists continues along Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh border
The anti-Maoist offensive by the security forces along the borders of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh continued on Tuesday, with the joint team of the Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA), the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jharkhand Jaguars (JJ) targeting dreaded left wing extremist Dev Kumar Singh aka Arvindji.
Additional director general of police (ADG) SN Pradhan and CRPF inspector general Sanjay Anand Latkar on Tuesday travelled to Badkaul, the command centre set up close to the Chhattisgarh border, and reviewed the progress of the ongoing offensive. Latehar superintended of police Anoop Birtharay, Palamu deputy inspector general Akhilesh Jha and Garhwa superintendent of police Priyadarshi Alok were also present.
Both sides began the clash on Monday, when the security forces were carrying out offensive against Arvindji, who had reportedly been hiding in the highly inaccessible hilly terrain sharing borders with Latehar and Garhwa districts of Jharkhand and Balrampur district of Chhattisgarh.
“The operation against Arvind in Burha Pahar area continues despite losing one of the boys a day earlier. We are determined to get him out. On previous occasions, the operation against the Maoists was closed when the security forces suffered any losses,” Birtharay said.
Over the past five years, the security forces have been trying to capture Burha Pahar and clashes with the Maoists have intensified over the past one year.
“Earlier, there used to be one operation in the Burha Pahar area in the entire year, but now we are conducting operations nearly every month,” the SP said. “The number of encounters with Arvind’s squad has also swelled in last one year.”
A search operation on Tuesday also yielded 18 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) of 5-10 kg each and a large amount of codex wires.
In Jharkhand, armed groups backed by the police to fight Maoists have turned on the people
Under the pretext of fighting Maoism, armed splinter factions fight among themselves, threaten villagers with extortion, beatings, and interfere in elections.
When panchayat elections were announced in Jharkhand in November, Nagmani Yadav, a former Maoist, supported his wife Anwari Devi, to contest from their village in Latehar district. Yadav was a member of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) for 10 years till he was arrested in 2011. He was acquitted four years later after charges against him could not be proved in court.
Anwari Devi was up against Juleshwar Lohra, whose brother Pappu Lohra leads the Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad, an armed militia tacitly supported by the police, which is allegedly aimed at countering the Maoist influence in the area. Though Yadav received threats to ask his wife to withdraw from the contest, and was even beaten up by Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad cadres, he refused to ask her to do so.
Anwari Devi eventually lost the election. A few days later, Yadav, a clean-shaven youth with a wide smile, was back to living in the shadow of the gun.
Forced to take up arms
“I feared for my life,” said Yadav, dressed in camouflage, holding a carbine. “The Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad men had already attacked me once and they would have come after me again.” Yadav was seated on the ground in a forest clearing. Near him, a dozen men in olive combat gear rested on rocky outcrops in the shade of trees, while more armed young men kept watch at the edge of the clearing.
These men were cadres of the Tritiya Sangharsh Prastuti Committee, an armed Maoist splinter group of which Yadav is now an area commander.
Yadav contended that the Jharkhand police actually supports the Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad, which is another Maoist splinter group. He said after he was beaten by the militia, he went to the police. “I registered a complaint on December 3 against Pappu Lohra,” he said. “But the police took no action. Instead, the police supported Lohra’s brother in the election.”
While Yadav went back to the gun, there are many in Jharkhand’s villages who are powerless against the humiliations and threats they are subjected to at the hands of police-backed Maoist splinter groups…
AP DGP holds review meet on Naxals
Visakhapatnam: AP police chief DGP Jasti Venkata Ramudu reportedly conducted a review with the elite anti naxal wing, Greyhounds, at its base on the city outskirts. Sources said that he reviewed the ongoing anti naxal operations in the Visakhapatnam districts and neighbouring districts too. The DGP’s visit to the city was kept secret and the top cop had visited a school in Vizianaram too and attend a function there. He makes his night halt at greyhounds base and would leave the city on Wednesday.
Govt sees red in ‘Save Jal, Jungle, Jameen’ meeting
Ahmedabad: The meeting of human rights activists and Gandhians scheduled at Gujarat Vidyapith from July 16 to 18 to discuss issues related to land acquisition, and water and forest rights has the state home department worried. for a discussion to ‘Save Jal, Jungle and Jameen’ may lead to a Naxalite movement in Gujarat.
However, organizers of the meeting claim that the seminar has nothing to do with anti-government or Naxal activities but is merely intended to spread awareness among deprived communities about their rights. Muzahid Nafees, one of the organisers, said that the ‘National Convention for People’s Movement for Natural Resources’ will be held to discuss issues related to land acquisition, water and forests rights. Activists from across the country will take part in the convention, said Nafees.
“If the state government feels it is a Naxal movement, it should identify at least one activist who has been named for any Naxal activity. We initiated steps to hold this convention in January this year and, since then, we have made it public through social media also. There is nothing secret about it like a Naxal movement,” Nafees said. He further said that around 200 activists from organisations like National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) and Medha Patkar’s ‘Narmada Bachao Andolan’ will be participating in the convention.
Sagar Rabari, a city-based activist who has been working for the rights of farmers, said that people from his NGO, ‘Gujarat Lok Samiti’, will participate in the convention. Rabari said that people who will be participating in the convention have been in public life for many years. “Many of them do have a leaning towards the left and the socialist movement but they are not left extremists. Is the state government and the Centre now calling Medha Patkar a Naxalite?” Rabari said. Sources claimed that the Maharashtra government had earlier intimated the Gujarat government about alleged Naxal activities by some of organisations. But sources in Gujarat police denied that they had received any specific message.
PUDR unequivocally condemns the violence and repression unleashed by the security establishment on Kashmiri civilian population since the killing of Burhan Wani on Friday evening. CID ADG SM Sahai had declared in a Press briefing on Saturday that “Our non-lethal weaponry is better than we earlier had and we will use it to prevent any further loss of human life.” However, the figures attest the insincerity of the claim, as the death toll of 12 on Saturday, the 9th of July, has more than doubled to 30, of whom 29 are civilians. While the casualties and clashes had been largely confined to South Kashmir, by Monday these had spread to North Kashmir and Srinagar as well.
Since Sunday, “non-lethal” means – firing pellets (shards of hot metal) – have indeed been used. As these have not so far resulted in hiking up the body count, claims can be made about restraint. But the intensity of their use is unprecedented even in Kashmir, as is the extent of damage inflicted. Last known, 92 eye operations had already been performed in SMHS Srinagar alone, though doctors hold little hope of repairing the damage, with many still waiting.
On Saturday, Sahai claimed that over 96 police personnel have been injured, and several police posts attacked and set on fire. These figures are being advanced by the administration as justifications for the brutal reprisals by security forces. Two things are immediately noteworthy: One, the targets of the Kashmiri people’s anger have been police and security forces, not civilians. And two, if over 90 personnel have been injured by primarily unarmed crowds, realistically how many injuries and casualties must have an armed force inflicted? In the circumstances PUDR believes it to be an act of bad faith to equate the repressive might of the Indian state with the anger of an occupied populace.
Not only was there live firing, newspapers carry statements of doctors that a large number of those killed and injured have bullet injuries in the upper half of the body. The security forces and police clearly intended to kill. The Doctors Association of Kashmir has reported that tear gas shells have been fired into hospitals, and have protested against the violation of medical protocols of war. Ambulances were stopped and damaged by security personnel and those trying to reach the injured to hospital, beaten up.
The government seems to be preparing for a long curfew, with reports coming in of 1000 supply trucks entering Kashmir, pilgrims evacuated, and 800 more troops brought in. If there were ever any doubts it should now be evident that what is prevailing in Kashmir is a state of siege and occupation.
The situation is reminiscent of 2010, when a false encounter at Machil and the subsequent death of a youth in police firing in the protests that followed, led to a month-long curfew and over a hundred dead. In the last three days, despite curfew, the disrupting of internet connections, barricade and checkpoints, the security forces have been unable to check people’s movements and actions, and, on the contrary, have further fuelled their rage. The anger has reached a point of no return if people, even though unarmed, are willing to openly brave police fire. From here on, it can only increase if the state does not rethink its strategy.
PUDR reiterates that the brutal and horrifying use of force by the Indian state is completely reprehensible and unconscionable. The state in its actions since Saturday, 9th of July, has violated not just the Geneva Conventions and the Additional Protocols governing internal conflict but also basic fundamental and human rights. We call upon all democratically minded people to protest against the rights violations in Kashmir, to call for demilitarization, and show solidarity with the people of Kashmir in realising their democratic aspirations.
Deepika Tandon, Moushumi Basu
Secretaries, PUDR (firstname.lastname@example.org)
12th July 2016
Trial in Maoist meet case in final stage
KOCHI: EXAMINATION of witnesses in the case related to conduct of a secret meeting at a lodge in Mavelikkara by the Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF), a frontal organisation of the CPI(Maoist), is progressing at the the NIA Court here, and the trial in the case is expected to be completed by month-end. NIA Judge S Santhosh Kumar examined 41 witnesses so far, and is currently examining the investigation officials. The trial is being held in-camera, a procedure in which only people who are involved in the case are permitted.
“Of the 85 witnesses in the case, only 55 will be examined. The trial procedure is expected to conclude by month-end. The verdict in the case is expected to be pronounced in one or two months,” said NIA officials.
Recently, the NIA Court had issued non-bailable arrest warrant against K J Johnson, a circle-inspector of the Kerala Police who was involved in the preliminary investigation. The warrant was issued after the officer failed to appear before the court, despite being summoned twice. However, it was later found that the circle-inspector was hospitalised. The accused in the case are Rajesh Madhavan of Mavelikkara; Tamil Nadu-native Gopal who is a scientist with the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research-Kalpakkam; Devarajan of Kollam; Bahuleyan of Thiruvananthapuram and Ajay Kumar alias Mannor Ajayan of Muvattupuzha. It is the first NIA case registered against a Maoist group in Kerala.
According to the prosecution, the Mavelikkara Police raided the lodge in which the meeting was organised in December 2012 and arrested the accused, based on a tip-off. The meeting was allegedly organised to form a students’ wing of the RDF in Kerala. In a major twist in the case, a few days after the raid, the investigation officer committed suicide, reportedly due to job-related stress and health issues.
Maoist held with arms and ammunition
Security forces today arrested a Maoist with arms and ammunition from Besratand forest near Dulampur village in Bihar’s Jamui district after an encounter with the ultras, police said. Following a tip-off about gathering of some Maoists in the forest, the CRPF’s 215th battallion jawans reached the spot in wee hours and started sealing the area before they came under fire from the ultras, Superintendent of Police (SP) Jayant Kant said.
The jawans fired 20 rounds to quell the Maoists, most of whom escaped from the spot, he said, adding the security personnel, arrested an ultra Sanjay Marandi alias Motilal Marandi, said to be a former area commander of the CPI(Maoist) and native of Udaipur village under Chakai police station area. Two rifles with 67 ammunitions and a pistol with one ammunition, police uniform, naxal literature, papers related to levy collection, and levy receipts among other things were seized from him, Kant said.
Three Maoists held, 15 IEDs seized in Jharkhand
Three suspected Maoist guerrillas were arrested and 15 improvised explosive devices (IED) seized in two districts of Jharkhand on Tuesday, police said. The three guerrillas, including a woman, were arrested from Shikaripara in Dumka district and were said to be involved in the killing of Pakur Superintendent of Police Amarjit Balihar. Security forces seized the 15 IEDs from Budwa Pahad in a search operation in Latehar district following a gunfight on Monday in which one Central Reserve Police Force trooper was killed.
Odisha, Jharkhand cops plan strategy to contain Maoists
ROURKELA: SENIOR cops and CRPF officials of both Odisha and Jharkhand met in Rourkela on Monday to chart out plans for effective anti-Maoist operations. Apparently, the meeting comes in the wake of reports about presence of three to four Maoist groups on both sides of Odisha-Jharkhand border.
On Saturday, security forces dismantled a Maoist hideout inside Sialjor reserve forest near Sanbalijor under K Balang police limits in Sundargargh district, close to Jharkhand border. Arms and ammunition have been seized. Earlier on June 23 and 28, Rourkela police had busted two Maoist camps in forests under Gurundia block in the district. Taking note of these incidents, the senior Jharkhand cops met at Chaibasa on Sunday where it was decided to convene a coordination meeting at Rourkela on Monday. Senior police officials of Sundargarh district in Odisha and their West Singhbhum counterparts in Jharkhand were present.
Two Saranda-based groups comprising about 50 cadres under Dakshin Chhota Nagpur Zonal Committee (DCNZC) of the banned CPI (Maoist) outfit, led by Rappa and Chandan, are moving as a single unit, sources said. After July 9 incident, the unit has moved towards Bitkelsoi in Saranda forest of Jharkhand. Apparently, the group had come to receive two central committee members and was stuck in Gurundia forest. Another Saranda-based group led by Sandeep, is also present in Chandiposh forest to escort the central members.
Rourkela Police sources said security forces are focused on the group in Gurundia as it has veteran Maoist leaders and central committee members Prashant Bose alias Kishanda and Misir Besra alias Sunirmal. A senior police official informed that the Saranda-based group of Kishanda and Besra is moving with about 50 armed-Maoists. The group holds much significance for Odisha Police as they are being tracked since January when they travelled to Kandhamal, Boudh, Kalahandi and Angul trying to sneak into Saranda through Sundargarh. The group is not finding safe passage, he added.
Rourkela-based IG of Police (Western) RK Sharma said the Monday’s meeting focused on real time intelligence, information sharing and plugging the security vacuum along Odisha-Jharkhand border. Stress was laid on increasing informal interaction and communication among field commanders of both the States to launch joint operations on short notice, he added.
Among others, Rourkela SP Anirudh Singh, his West Singhbhum counterpart Michael Raj and CRPF Commandants of both sides were present.
How many lives will it take to satisfy the Brahminical ‘Collective Conscience’?
This is a War on People- Break the unrelenting silence!
“A country preparing for dawn. We grow less intelligent. For we closely watch the hour of victory” – Mahmoud Darwish
More than 30 Kashmiri youths have been murdered in two days by the Indian occupational forces as a sea of masses stormed to the funeral of Burhan Wani, a slain freedom fighter of Kashmir’s liberation movement. The PDP-BJP government of Jammu and Kashmir imposed curfews, barricaded the streets, suspended internet services to prevent people from attending the last rites of Burhan Wani and his fellow fighters. The brutal Indian occupational forces have been ransacking houses, hospital and even ambulances. 18 people have lost their sights in the vile mayhem unleashed by the armed forces.
The Jammu Kashmir coalition of civil societies (JKCCS) has condemned this as a war crime of Indian occupation. Indian Occupation, laden with heinous barbarity, has left the body counts in millions over last few decades and has dehumanized an entire population. Forced disappearances, collective tortures on civilians and the families of the fighters inflicted by the occupational army are bloodcurdling. Indian state, petrified to see the number of mourners gathered to bid adieu to Burhan Wani, is engaging in another round of killings and has claimed 23 lives so far.
On the other hand, six Dalit and Adivasi villagers, including a two years old child, have been murdered in Orissa in cold blood. In the name of combating ‘Maoists’, Indian state is committing genocide of Adivasis and Dalits and has carried out ‘Operation Green Hunt’ to facilitate the loot of resources and to suppress people’s movement. An extermination project called ‘Operation 2016’ has been launched by the Fascist RSS-BJP government in Bastar to further suppress the people. The state is waging a bloody war against the people with absolute impunity and without any witness. Everyday persecutions, rape, killing, scouring villages and hounding of democratic rights activists, journalists expose the fallacy of this ‘largest democracy’.
The so called left and progressive sections so far have maintained an unrelenting silence. Also, some have not only dubbed the struggling masses as “infantile youths, swayed to a wrong path” but have condemned Kashmir’s freedom movement using venomous Islamophobic rants. Through narratives of ‘human rights violations’, ‘removal of AFSPA’ and ‘fairer justice system’, these sections maintain a silence on this atrocious occupation and attempt to dilute the democratic aspirations of the people of Kashmir. Some ‘left’ sections have even shamelessly appropriated and distorted the essence of the slogan of azadi which has been echoing in the streets and villages of Kashmir since Indian occupation.
It needs to be understood that these felonies committed by Indian armed forces are brutal expressions of this occupation. DSU deems that ‘scraping AFSPA’ is no solution but certainly a limited demand, Azaadi being the only panacea. DSU calls upon the progressive and democratic sections to stand against Indian occupation in Kashmir, Manipur, Nagalim, etc and raise their voices against the heinous crime committed by Indian state on oppressed nationalities, exploited classes, Adivasis, Minorities and Dalits.
Salute to all the Martyrs of Kashmir Freedom Movement!
Stop Operation Green Hunt … End War on People…. Scrap draconian laws like AFSPA, UAPA!
Right to Self determination, long live!
(Published by Delhi University Unit of Democratic Students’ Union)
Andreï Sokolov is a antifascist revolutionary militant coming from Russia. April the 15th, he was released by an Ukrainian court after having been jailed for 16 months. Andreï was abducted minutes later when walking free from the court, he was taken by unknown men ; impossible to know if they are Death Squad members or secret police officers. Family, friends and comrades of Andreï have no news from him since then. This July 15th, the belgian section of International Red Help (Secours Rouge) will held a gathering in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in Brussels.
Demonstration this July 15th at 4.30PM,
Avenue Lancaster 30, 1180 Uccle (Saint-Job Station)
Freedom for Andreï Sokolov and for all the antifascist and revolutionary prisoners !
Four Maoists gunned down in Bastar
Four suspected members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) were killed in an encounter with the police in Maoist-insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh late night on Sunday.
The encounter took place on the main road near Tumnar village in Bijapur district.
“A police team led by Bijapur district Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mohit Garg and a team of CRPF’s Special Action team were asked to cordon off all suspected access routes to Bijapur on the specific intelligence about the suspected movement of Maoists’ small action team comprising senior Maoist cadres. The team stopped an SUV which was moving without a number plate near ITI complex on Tumnar road late night on Sunday to check the people inside. But the people in the SUV quickly moved out of the vehicle and opened fire on the police team resulting in a bullet injury to sub-inspector Devendra Darro,” informed Bastar range Inspector General (G) of Police Mr.S.R.P.Kalluri in a statement.
The police team and the CRPF team also opened retaliatory fire. “Four dead bodies of Maoists, one 9 mm pistol, one 315 bore gun, one country made Bharmar gun, ten rounds of AK-47 and mobile phones were recovered from the vehicle after the encounter. A blood-stained T-shirt was also found from the spot of the encounter indicating a possibility of some more Maoists being injured or killed during the encounter,” added the IG.
The injured cop suffered a bullet injury in his left thigh and has been shifted to Jagdalpur district headquarters of Bastar for treatment.
Sunday night’s encounter was a rare encounter in Bastar as it is unusual for Maoists to travel in a vehicle from the main road. Three out of four dead Maoists were identified as Gangaloor Local Guerrilla Squad commander Ukesh, PLGA Military company no.2 commander Raju and Gangaloor Area Committee member of the CPI(Maoist) Sadru.
Second CoBRA jawan killed within a month in Jharkhand
RANCHI: A CoBRA jawan Ajay Kumar was killed in an encounter with Maoist guerrillas at Budha village under Baresand and Bhandaria police stations at the border of Latehar and Garhwa districts on Monday. The Jharkhand police lost second CoBRA jawan in Maoist attack within a month (on June 17 one CoBRA jawan was killed in Giridih). The incident marks fast growth in Maoist activities and power in the state after a lull of around one year.
Ajay with colleagues from CoBRA, CRPF, Jharkhand Jaguar and policemen from two districts ventured into Budha village, a sparsely populated area at the foothills of Budha Pahar, well-known Maoist bastion, on Monday morning looking for Maoists who were hiding in the hills.
Latehar SP Anoop Birthary said at four places Maoists engaged different teams of security personnel in encounter. “The encounter saw heavy shelling from the Maoists. The security forces suitably retaliated forcing the Maoists to retreat,” SP said. Sources said firing continued for over four hours and the CoBRA jawan was hurt in the middle of the four-hour long gunbattle.
Maoists kill villager
MALKANGIRI : MAOISTS killed a man suspecting him of being a police informed at Tekguda village under Kalimela police limits on Saturday. A group of armed Maoist cadres reached Tekguda village on Saturday morning and asked Budra Hantal to come out of his house. They then took him to the outskirts of the village where they shot him from a point blank range, killing him on the spot. In a poster left behind at the spot, the Maoists claimed that he was a police informer. Kalimela IIC, Bamadeba Nanda said he is not aware of the incident.
Maoist poster found in Odisha
Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) posters allegedly written by the Maobadi Lal Salam of Chhattisgarh were found in front of the Rengali panchayat (village level local self government institution) office in Khaparakhol block in Balangir District on July 8, reports The Pioneer. The poster criticised the action of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) Battalion. It also warned a few nearby villagers of dire consequences terming them as ‘Police informers’.