To develop Proletarian Internationalism – to organize solidarity!
Why is the solidarity work with people’s war in India such an important task, especially to the maoists forces?
1)India is one of the todays storm-center of revolution, with the main motivating force for proletarian world revolution – the oppressed peoples and nations in their struggle against imperialism.
2)Today the CPI (maoist) is leading the people’s war in India, one of the most developed struggles against imperialism. Proletarian Internationalism is necessary for proletariat’s victory, with understanding this we have to defend the struggle of our comrades in India! The struggling India must be defended and propagated as one of the storm-center of Proletarian World revolution, as example concerning people’s war and the CPI (maoist) as it leading center, as well as the creative way to mobilize people under the banner of Maoism.
Solidarity has to be organized! International movements for solidarity are not independent from situation of class struggle in each country. Although there are objective conditions which brings Proletarian Internationalisms as a result, Proletarian Internationalisms (like the socialist consciousness) does not happen and develop in a spontaneous way or automatically within the rise of peoples movement or workers struggle. It is the task of the revolutionists and the Maoists, to organize and educate the progressive part of the people and working-class under the banner of Proletarian Internationalism.
From history in Europe we know the glorious example of the International Brigades, which made Proletarian Internationalism to a strong weapon in the struggles against Franco-Fascism. That happened in a time of developed and constituted Communists Parties in Europe, as well as with a socialist front at the proletarian side under the leadership of the USSR. We don’t find the same conditions today.
In Europe, although the struggling is getting more, we have a dissipated proletarian movement and also an organizationally weak position of the maoist forces. According to our situation today in Austria and our experiences with solidarity work till now, we can make solidarity work in setting selective main points and initiatives. In this way we participated in international initiatives with manifestations at the Indian embassy in Vienna, at the international week of solidarity in 2012, at the meeting in Hamburg and also at the international day to support political prisoners in India.
For that we made meetings for information, discussion and celebration, and also did agitation and propaganda with leaflet and one extra short newspaper for the campaign. In some points we also integrated the people’s war in India in our topics concerning Austria. For example we had a meeting with the topic “Only peoples war is able to smash fascism”, where we talked about the armed struggles of the Austrian proletariat in history and the struggle of the comrades in India today.
As a midterm task, we are going to organize a committee, which should do solidarity work in a continuous way and reach a certainly level of potential to mobilize. This committee should be initiated, guided and supported by our organization, but it should be carried by parts of the people (also from the democratic movement). Concerning to this we make some positive experiences with the campaign in 2012, but we didn’t have enough strengths to tighten our success and to organize the mobilized potential. What can we do?
It is important for solidarity work to define a correct line concerning avantgarde and peoples. So agitation and propaganda has to happen on two levels: We have to work on the people’s struggle for democratic rights, the trade union struggle, as well as people’s war. The main focus has to be on propagating the CPI (maoist) and it’s substantial role as leading center of people’s war , as well as Maoism as the leading ideology. Through agitation and propaganda we also have to make connections between important questions of the movement here (like repression or revisionism) and the struggle in India.
Ideologically we have to use the solidarity work to propagate Maoism, to prove that the working-class and the people can only go to victory with Maoism. Also it must be a perspective to develop and organize more practically solidarity. That could be campaigns against military intervention or boycott against concerns which doing exploitation in India. We must try to get the full potential of the progressive and solidly part of the Austrian people for supporting people’s war in India. In a longer term our solidarity work has to reach a level to be able to defend and support a revolution and a new-democratic state in one of the storm-center of world revolution.
For this it is necessary that our solidarity work (on each level) has a consequent antiimperialist and antirevisionist character. To go ahead with a successful solidarity work it’s necessary that class struggle in each country goes ahead and having development, as well as the best possible unity (with the todays conditions) of the European revolutionary forces. Concerning to that, how can the ‘International Committee of Support People’ War in India’ work?
In Europe solidarity with India gives a platform, on which several groups, organizations and parties work together. With various ideologically differences it is a minimal unity to propagate Maoism and defend people’s war in India. Based on that, we think we should make initiatives and documents, which connect the topic of people’s war in India with questions of class-struggle in Europe in a creative way, as well as finding a way for the organizations which are participating, for political association in a selective way, in doing pan-European initiatives concerning topics like George Ibrahim Abdallah, or concerning the questions of class struggle (like boycott of the EU-elections). That is one possibility to support class-struggle in Europe on base of the unity of supporting people’s war in India, without trying to build any formally unity or unity without principles.
Ahead with people’s war in India!
Long lives Proletarian Internationalism!
Revolutionary Construction (Austria) September 2014
Maoist cadre arrested with explosives
A large quantity of explosives were recovered by the security personnel after it arrested a hard-core Naxal following an encounter in Nayakocha jungle in Silli police station in Ranchi district. Based on the information that two hard-core Maoists, Rammohan and Mukhlal Mahato, who is member of North Chotanagpur Zonal Committee of the outfit, along with 25 armed activists will be gathering at Jayantibeda, Jumla area in Silli police station for a meeting, the state police launched operation Swarnarekha on 10 October but came to know next day that the Maoists were holding meeting in the Jumla (Nayakocha) jungle.
The Maoists opened fire on seeing the security personnel approaching, forcing it to retaliate in self-defense, according to a press released issued by the Police Headquarters in Ranchi today. The Maoist cadre managed to escape in the jungle but the security personnel succeeded to arrest Mukhlal Mahato alias Mochu Bhagat, a resident of Mahuatand police station area of Bokaro district. A member of the technical team of the Maoists, Mahato, who was operating in Bokaro, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Ramgarh and Ranchi districts for last ten years, was wanted by the police in over 60 Naxal-related incidents.
The security personnel recovered 40 gelatine sticks, three grenades, two .303 bore regular police rifle, 110 live cartiidges, empty cartridges, one mobile phone, 8 chargers, one steel can from the spot of the encounter. Besides, the security pesonnel also recovered 58 can-bombs (live), 100 detonators, 14 mines (live), bomb making materials and equipment, 7 bundles of codex wire, one half-made pipe bomb from Asnapani jungle in Mahuatand police station and Tiriyonala jungle of Bokaro district.
Top Naxal commander held by Jharkhand police
Ranchi: The Jharkhand police have arrested dreaded Naxal commander, Mukhlal Mahto alias Mochu Bhagat, from Jumla hill under the Silli police station area here. He is also a member of zonal committee of Maoists. Police have also recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from Jhumra hills under Bokaro district, from information provided by the arrested Naxal.
Activists sore over ‘harassment’ of couple held for ‘Naxal links’
Senior citizen activists across the state have alleged harassment by the Anti-terrorism Squad, Pune, for arresting and detaining social activists as suspected Naxalites from various social groups. In a letter dated October 12, retired Supreme Court Judge P B Savant, retired Bombay High Court Judge B G Kolse Patil, former Home State Minister Bhai Vaidya, professor Pushpa Bhave, and human rights activist Teesta Setalvad and 15 other activists claim that officials of ATS, Pune, arrested two social activists, Arun Bhelke and Kanchan Nanavare as suspected naxalites in Pune and were made to issue a statement. This statement was allegedly used by ATS to implicate other social activists in this alleged arrest case.
The Bharatiya Republican Paksha Bahujan Mahasangha’s Govandi Corporator Arun Kamble, Republican Panther’s Jaatiant Movement’s State president, Sharad Gaikwad, Rahul Seva Mandal’s President Shankar Patil, Kabir Kalamach’s Rupali Jadhav from Pune and other activists were allegedly being summoned to the ATS office in Pune for “inquiry”. “They are made to sit at the office for the entire day after which their statements are recorded.
While a person is expected to cooperate with the authorities for an inquiry for a legitimate case, but ordering them to come to Pune every now and then, under the pretext of enquiry and making them confess as per incorrect statements under coercion can be considered as mental harassment of activists in Maharashtra,” the letter read. Moreover, the letter alleged that the activists were being forced to disclose names and addresses of other members from the organisations.
The letter further mentioned that the Sudhir Dhawle, Editor of Vidrohi (a bimonthly magazine) and member of Republic Panthers was acquitted of charges of Naxalism by a sessions court on 15 May 2014, after 40 months. The letter, howver, alleged that Dhawle continues to face “harassment” by the police. The group of complainants demanded for mental harassment of members to be ceased immediately. The activists maintained that citizens are systematically harassed by the police for adhering to a particular ideology.
Infrastructure Push Part of Anti-Naxal Strategy
NEW DELHI: In the final leg of operations to eliminate Maoists footprints, the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to reconstruct and fortify police stations located in areas worst-affected by left-wing extremism. Four hundred police stations are already being fortified under the Integrated Action Plan. According to ministry sources, the Centre is also planning to shift the supervision of the plan from the Planning Commission to the ministry to fast-track development work, including the construction of school buildings, anganwadis, drinking water facilities, roads in the affected areas. The plans will also include the construction of development hubs with modern hospitals, communication infrastructure and education institutions at the block level in the worst-affected 23 districts. Under the new strategy to counter ultras, the government is also planning to upgrade the jungle warfare schools.
“The ministry is planning to send more paramilitary men to 23 worst-affected districts, strengthening our ground position. We already have around 90,000 boots on the ground in nine states,” a source said. The security forces killed 53 Maoists till September 30 while they arrested 1,182 guerrillas. The corresponding figure last year was only 1,069 arrests. Intelligence sources said the offensive against Maoists had increased, and that 169 encounters with Maoists were reported. According to details accessed by Express, 171 civilians lost their lives in the last nine months, a sharp decrease from 200 deaths last year for the same period. Newly carved state Telangana reported 10 Maoism-related incidents and four deaths till September while worst-affected Chhattisgarh clocked 250 such incidents and 87 deaths. Jharkhand reported 276 incidents and 70 deaths. Last year, Jharkhand reported 113 deaths for the corresponding period.
Female Naxals get combat role
The CPI (Maoist) leadership has of late effected a radical structural change in the outfit by drafting more and more women cadre in combat roles besides ensuring their fast rise in the rebel hierarchy, intelligence sources said on Monday. The sea change in the organisational structure has been brought on strategic point of view to transform it from a male-dominated outfit to women-centric one, a senior police officer quoting intelligence reports told this newspaper here.
“In 2008, Maoists’ top hierarchy comprised barely 25 per cent women. The women representation in Maoist top hierarchy has now grown by leap and bounds to a staggering 60 per cent. This clearly indicates that the CPI (Maoist) is heading towards a women-dominated radical force in coming days”, the police officer said requesting anonymity. Intelligence reports have revealed that the trend of male Maoists leading combat units has been reversed of late with women leaders currently heading several platoons and companies of People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) as wells as many area committees and divisional committees of CPI (Maoist). The recent appointments Sujata as head of Dandakaranya state military committee, Niti as head of South Bastar divisional committee and Madhavi as West Bastar divisional committee are a case in point.
“Earlier, women cadres’ roles used to be confined to assist their male counterparts in their respective units. Now, the female cadres have been drafted in combat roles. Last year’s Naxal ambush on Congress convoy at Jiram Ghati in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district in which 27 Congressmen were killed was a testimony to it. Women rebels were found to have been outnumbered male rebels in the combat group”, he added. Women cadres have also been given significant places in lower rung positions.
Hardcore Naxal held in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Oct 14 (PTI) A hardcore Maoist, carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, was arrested in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kondagaon district today, police said. The cadre Raiju Potai (28) was apprehended by a team of local police from Haatchapai village forests under Dhanora police station limits, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri told PTI. Acting on specific inputs, a squad of district force was sent to Haatchapai forests, located around 300 kms away from the state capital Raipur.
Bengal off Maoist-hit states’ list
New Delhi: Bengal is off the “extremely affected” list in the new central policy on management of Left-wing extremism. Home ministry sources said the list of extremely affected districts has been revised from 34 to 23 and does not include West Midnapore, the lone Bengal district that was part of the earlier list. This means West Midnapore may not be eligible for the special treatment under the new policy, which plans to demarcate four to five blocks in each of the 23 districts and turn them into “model development hubs”.
The Nepal Communist Party-Maoist is heading for a vertical split, reports Rajdhani Daily, October 14, 2014. Heightened conflict between the panel respectively led by Chairman Mohan Baidya Kiran and Secretary Netra Bikram Chand ‘Bipalv’ is leading the party to an inevitable split, confirms the report. Not a new phenomenon in the Communist parties. Fiery exchange of words between the two camps has now become a common occurrence, the Daily newspaper reports adding, both the factions have begun holing their separate meetings.
Aishik Chanda: Recently permission was not granted to your Pratyamnaya Rajakeeya Vedika (Forum for Political Alternative) seminar and rally and you, along with several others were taken into preventive custody. Do you think the present KCR government in Telangana is acting more like its United AP predecessors in terms of highhandedness on revolutionary forces?
Varavara Rao: The seminar, rally and public meet was to commemorate the 10 years of formation of CPI (Maoist) party. Subjects of the seminar were formation of Bolshevik party, United front and the Red Army. We had not requested for any permission as such. We were organizing a seminar, a rally and a public meet. As per the rules, if you are taking out a rally, you should inform the police to regulate the rally and for public meet, where you use a loudspeaker, you should inform the police that loudspeaker would be used so that it doesn’t become a nuisance for the public. And for the seminar, you need not inform police also, It’s a question of informing the cops and not seeking permission from them.
Even during harsh times, like that during the rule of Vengal Rao, YS Rajasekhar Reddy and N. Chandrababu Naidu, permission was not needed for a hall meeting. Even our seminar was not allowed when we informed about the public meet and the rally. Along with me, 700 people were also taken into custody on the pretext that after the seminar, people inspired by the revolutionary speeches will insist to take out a rally which will lead to a ruckus. This is a baseless justification and the cancellation is most undemocratic. I would compare KCR with N.T. Rama Rao who banned aata, maata, paata, imposed TADA, there were numerous missing cases, encounter cases.
During his time, after a meeting after killing of Dr. Ramanatham at Saraswatham Hall, where audience was not allowed, only speakers were allowed. Telangana poet Kaloji at that time said, we have called a meeting to condemn the killing of Dr. Ramanatham but it seems we are only dead as we are not permitted to speak to the audience. Same thing has been repeated in KCR rule. KCR is worse than any of his predecessors.
AC: Balladeer Gadar was not seen anywhere in the scene. Has there been fallout between you and him?
VR: Absolutely not. He is working more on the Telangana issue through his Telangana Praja Front, which is a forum for alternate politics. In the front, there are democrats and people who completely support the Maoist movement. On Oct 11 and 12, there is going to be a state conference of Telangana Praja Front in Warangal, in which I will not be present. It is basically division of work.
AC: Where do you see the Dalit movement in Telangana state? KCR has already back-tracked from his promise of a Dalit CM.
VR: Making a Dalit CM is a token thing. He has installed a Dalit as the deputy CM but openly humiliated him in Warangal. Dr Thatikonda Rajaiah, who is from the Madiga community and along with deputy CM also the health minister, had promised of a health university in Warangal. KCR openly contested him saying how could you make such baseless promises and outrightly rejected his promise. KCR can make many promises and the deputy CM, who is a Dalit, can’t make. This negation shows KCR’s feudal attitude towards Dalits. Those who know him never expected he will make a Dalit as CM.
AC: How do you see the progress of the Maoist movement in the new state?
VR: The only future is the Maoist movement as it is the only alternative politics. People are vexed with parliamentary democracy, particularly after coming of Modi sarkaar. Media made Modi the PM and despite his rhetoric of “acche din”, he has hiked the petrol prices and rail charges. People are getting disillusioned with the Centre and all state governments, including Telangana government. A hall meeting against Operation Greenhunt was cancelled in Tirupati, AP. Leaders of mass organizations have been arrested in several places. In this situation I feel Maoist movement will gather strength in Telangana and newer states.
AC: Will Telangana see an influx of Maoist cadres who had fled to Bastar, Chhattisgarh following police operations in Telangana?
VR: Definitely they will return and in Telangana itself many people will be recruited. In fact that is the fear of the government because in the Godavari river bank in Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Khammam districts, there is Maoist activities. Three encounters between security forces and the Maoists have taken place in Adilabad district alone after formation of Telangana state. Due to knowledge of the topography, the Adilabad district party leadership escaped.
AC: Why is there regionalism in the top Maoist ranks. It is said that one needs to be a Telangana Telugu to reach the top Maoist ranks. There is only one non-Telanganiite, Kishen da (who led Maoist Communist Centre in north India), in the CPI (Maoist) politburo…
VR: This is a media creation. There is no regionalism in Maoist ranks. Right from Telangana armed struggle days (1948-51), which was led by the united CPI, there has been a revolutionary communist tradition in Telangana. Many youth went to join the People’s War Group, who later dominated the top Maoist ranks. So, presence of Telangana leaders in Maoist politburo is a natural thing. You can’t get leaders from say, Haryana or Gujarat to reach the top Maoist ranks. It all depends on the background and revolutionary tradition.
AC: It has been alleged by many women underage cadres that they were sexually abused by the adult male Maoists…
VR: This is a falsehood created by the media. Many of the cadres who left the armed struggle and surrendered due to health or other reasons were forced to tell these lies to malign the movement. AC: So you deny there have been no cases of sexual abuse?
VR: No, there is always an exception. People who have indulged in sexual abuse have been punished severely and many of them have left the movement.
AC: What is your view on Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal and their politics?
VR: Since people have lost faith in parliamentary politics, AAP is the only experiment to keep it alive. Media has manufactured the consensus. It first raised Anna Hazare, then put him down, then raised Kejriwal and put him down and has now created the hype of Modi.
AC: If ban on CPI (Maoist) is lifted, will it join parliamentary politics?
VR: No! certainly not. There will be a big upsurge in the country if the ban is lifted. There will be mass activities.
AC: What are your views on other Marxist parties like CPM and CPI (ML)
VR: They are not Marxist parties at all. They have joined the parliamentary line. One can see the example of Left Front government in West Bengal, where it brought globalization policies in Nandigram, Singur. Only thing is when it comes to secular, democratic issues, particularly fighting against Moditva, we may work in mass organizations along with them. But, as long as they adhere to the imperialistic globalization, one can’t call them communist parties.
AC: As we see a sharp decrease in strength of communist parties, even in parliamentary politics, is there a chance that all communist parties will be united?
VR: If they make a review of it, and do self-criticism, there may be a chance that cadres of the so-called communist parties may join the Maoists when there is complete disillusionment. There is preparedness among us also for that. There has been splits and unification in the history of Naxal parties since 1967 Naxalbari movement. Now, there is a chance that all Naxal revolutionary parties that are engaged in an armed struggle will unite as a front and a Bolshevik party will be formed and the revolution will be carried forward.
AC: Maoist movement has sharply declined in West Bengal since coming of Trinamool government…
VR: It is slowly regaining strength again. There was a major setback after the so-called encounter of Kishenji, but the Maoist forces are becoming strong again.
AC: What are your views on Muslim fundamentalism?
VR: As put by friend Gudiva Thiango, International monetary fundamentalism is more dangerous than religious fundamentalism.
AC: Do you believe in democracy?
VR: Yes, I believe in democracy but in the name of democracy bourgeois dictatorship is being practiced in India. So, we are for “New democracy”.
AC: It has been alleged that G.N. Saibaba, despite being a disabled, was given an Indian toilet deliberately. That is a violation of human rights. But, what about the rights of the government staffers and officials who are being kidnapped and killed just because they are government staffers?
VR: In any war, it’s not the fault of the soldiers, but what is important is which side they are taking. We can’t help it. We are sorry for the foot soldiers but that is the price one has to pay in a war. They are on the wrong side and we are on the side of the people. Right from the days of Kurukshetra to Second World War, this happened.
AC: Is VIRASAM working for establishment of similar literary movements in other languages also?
VR: In fact, we had an all-India league for revolutionary culture, formed in 1983 and it could not work after 2002 imposition of ban. Now, there is a need, particularly after coming of Modi to power, for the secular, democratic forces to form a literary and cultural front.
AC: How come that the Hungryalist movement in Bengal died but you somehow managed to keep the VIRASAM alive all these years?
VR: After the Bhooki peedi (Hungryalist) movement in Bengal, Frontier magazine was established, CPI (ML) was formed and I went up to 1975. There was a major setback after that and only in 2010, did Maoist movement resurge in Jangalmahal, which also saw a setback. However, in Andhra, following Srikakulam movement, inspired from which VIRASAM was formed. There was review of the whole thing, implementation of Mass line was thought and then PWG was formed, which continued to be the major portion of the CPI (Maoist). Due to continuance of the revolutionary movement in Andhra, we managed to keep the revolutionary literary movement alive.
AC: What were your expectations from the new state and how has it changed? VR: We did not expect from the new state. We fought for Telangana statehood since 1969. The Hyderabad state had a middle-age feudal system whereas the British India (Andhra and Rayalaseema was in Madras Presidency) was developed. So, the merger in 1956 resulted in uneven development. And uneven development is a characteristic of imperialism.
So, we fought for a “democratic Telangana”. Only, the Maoists consistently supported the Telangana movement. The present Telangana is just another state. It makes no difference to the lives of the people, hence the struggle for “democratic Telangana” will continue.
AC: What are your views on the Jadavpur University Hokkolorob movement?
VR: We are in full support of the movement. Mamata Banerjee is trying to crush all kinds of “democratic traditions” so, naturally it will boomerang.
10 October, 2014
Naxals call for poll boycott over separate Vidarbha issue
Nagpur: The Maharashtra state committee of banned Communist Party of India (Maoist), popularly known as Naxals, has urged for boycott of the assembly elections on October 15 over the separate Vidarbha issue. The reds have claimed that the four prominent political parties, including Congress and BJP, have opposed the century-old demand of statehood for Vidarbha, and this warrants a boycott of the polls as a mark of protest.
A press release by the secretary of the Maharashtra state committee of Naxals claims that Shiv Sena has openly opposed the issue of statehood for Vidarbha while others like Congress, NCP and BJP have refrained from taking a stand only to mislead the masses. The Naxals have appealed to the electorate to use boycott to punish parties for the injustice to Vidarbha. The press release says that this mechanism of boycott is part of a bigger struggle for mass revolution, which should be used at this juncture to protest exploitative and corrupt political parties, irrespective of their banners. The outfit has also claimed that boycotting poll is within the ambit of democratic rights, and should be used to ensure that the four big parties and their allies are ousted.
The rebels hold the political parties responsible for suicides of at least eight ryots per day between 1995 and 2013 during the government of Shiv Sena-BJP alliance and later Congress-NCP combine. The Naxals have underlined the fact that around 60,000 farmers ended their life in two decades, which includes 3,146 suicides in 2013, quoting statistics from National Crime Records Bureau. The guerrilla outfits have claimed that governments of all political parties have only added to the woes of the farmers by displacing them from their native places to promote capitalist projects like Surjagarh mining and special economic zones.
The Naxals also claimed that the big four political parties are actually hand-in-glove, with not much difference in their policies and agenda. These parties have an internal ‘setting’, from local bodies to the highest government, in order to distribute the exploited wealth of the masses among themselves, Naxals say. Referring to Mumbai’s growth, the Naxals claimed that the development of Maharashtra’s economic capital was at the cost of the labour and working class, whose wealth has filled the coffers of capitalists and industrialists. The reds also took a dig at the so-called encounter specialists of Mumbai, saying that they have replaced the ‘bhais’ after eliminating them.
MHA to frame new anti-Naxal Naxal policy, plans a carrot and stick policy
New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs is framing a new set of anti-Naxal policy to tackle the menace in various states of India. The new policies are expected to allow massive use of force coupled with targeted development to neutralise Naxals. The MHA is likely to seek Cabinet approval for this proposal. The new policy will have proposals that include fortification of 250 police stations, scaling up operations with further strengthening of forces, deployment of 80-90 more battalions in Naxal-hit areas. The policy also proposes setting up new jungle warfare schools, increase in surrender money to almost double the present amount for rebels who lay down their arms and join the mainstream.
Jharkhand: 200 kg explosives, 6 dozen crude bombs seized in anti-Naxal raid
Officials said the operation was carried out by a joint team of forces led by CRPF in the jungles of Barwadih in the district early on Monday. Security forces on Monday recovered a cache of over 200 kg of explosives and six dozen locally made pressure bombs during an anti-Naxal raid in Latehar district of Jharkhand. Officials said the operation was carried out by a joint team of forces led by CRPF in the jungles of Barwadih in the district early on Monday.
“203 kg explosives, 35 pressure cooker bombs and 36 tiffin bombs have been recovered from the Maoist hideout,” a senior officer said. The cache has been handed over to local police and a search has been launched in the area to look for more such ammunition dumps and nab Naxals, he added.
Telangana cops to smoke out Naxals
Khammam: The Telangana government has decided to act tough against Naxals. As part of this, police has stepped up vigil in forests in Warangal and Khammam districts where Naxals of the Chandranna group of CPI (ML) New Democracy are reported to be carrying on their activities. The combing operations have been launched nearly after a gap of one year. All police stations abutting the Gundala forest have been put on high alert.
In the last one year, the special police battalions have not been completely withdrawn from the region but mostly confined to police stations. Following a fall in the number of Maoists and a drop in their activities in the last one year, police in Yellandu region of Khammam district and Narasampet division of Warangal district have neglected anti-Naxal operations. Maoists, it was learnt, had slowly retreated from Yellandu forest, which was once their stronghold. With the vigil being stepped up, attempts by Naxals of the New Democracy to strengthen the party had failed.
A police officer said, “The New Democracy dalams, in the past, used to act as a check on Maoists. Now, the government is not ready to entertain the dalams as the members are resorting to extortion to buy weapons.” Chandranna group has three dalams in the area comprising 30 members and the groups are headed by Chandranna, Sagar and Ashok. These dalams are in possession of AK-47s and SLRs. Combing operations were held at Ramagundala, Miryalapenta, Kothathanda, Patyathanda, Narasapuram and Laxmipuram villages in Khammam-Warangal forest area.
‘Maoist zonal head’ wanted in Bokaro, Ranchi arrested
Ranchi: A Maoist zonal commander, who carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh on his head, was arrested from a village under Silli police station in Ranchi district late on Saturday night. Mukhlal, who also uses the aliases of Mochhu and Bhagat, is wanted in more than 100 cases lodged against him in Ranchi and Bokaro districts. However, a source in the police department said some senior officers were not convinced with the identity of the Maoist. “The man is being interrogated. In such cases we cross check the identity before making any announcement,” said a police officer who requested anonymity. A senior police officer said different teams of CRPF and state police have been fanned out into different areas. Unless they return it will be premature to give any information to the media. Jharkhand police spokesperson was also clueless. “No one has told me anything as yet,” IG Anurag Gupta said.
DGP Rajiv Kumar did not pick calls. He has planned a press conference on Monday to brief the media. Jharkhand Police said they planned a joint operation with CRPF after they got information about Mukhlal, and another zonal commander, Gautam Dhara Ram Mohan, and 20 other rebels meeting at Jumla in Silli police station area. Though police said Mohan escaped after a short exchange of fire they did not confirm the arrest of any other rebel. A senior police official said, “A top Maoist has been arrested and some arms recovered from his possession. I can not reveal his name right now. The forces have not returned. A formal briefing will be organized on Monday.”
US, UK and French imperialist powers raised, fed and armed the reactionary groups such as Al Nusra Front and ISIS in order that they would fight the Assad regime on their behalf. Only when they realised that these groups are not capable of overthrowing the Assad regime, they began to distance themselves from them until their interests in Iraq were threatened. Now they wish to be seen as standing against ISIS.
US imperialism created al-Qaeda to fight the Russians in Afghanistan, but then when al-Qaeda started contradicting with US interests, they turned on them. Following the capture of Mosul by ISIS, having realised that their imperialist dominance is threatened by ISIS they have now, through NATO, started an international coalition against ISIS. The only reason why the Turkish state did not want to be part of the international coalition is because of its close relations with ISIS. The whole world should know that the resolution passed on October 2, 2014 by the Turkish Grand National Assembly, is not against ISIS.
This official resolution that allows Turkish soldiers to be sent to Syria and Iraq is in fact directed against the Kurdish people in Kobani and Rojava (section of Kurdish homeland in Syria) who declared autonomy in the region. This official resolution allows Turkish state to set up a buffer zone on the border of Syria and declare a no-fly zone. The resolution further emphasises that in Syria, the PKK poses a serious threat, clearly revealing the main purpose of the resolution and the intentions of the Turkish state.
Fascist Turkish state has been encouraging ISIS led attacks on Rojava since 2011. They have supported and strengthened ISIS by arming and feeding them. Since it began its most brutal attack on Kobani, Turkish state has increased its support for ISIS. Officials are confirming that injured ISIS combatants are taken and treated in hospitals in Adana and Gaziantep. Turkish state opened its borders to ISIS so that its forces can get in and out of the country with ease. This was shown many times on television in live broadcasts in Turkey.
The Turkish state is the godfather of ISIS. The Turkish State has continually attacked Kurdish people trying to help the people of Kobani surrounded and threatened by ISIS. Especially in Suruc, where many Kurdish people have been gathering for days, the Turkish army has launched attacks against peoples gatherings using tear gas and live ammunition in order to stop any aid reaching Kobani. On one hand Turkish State is announcing that they are in peace talks with the PKK, but on the other hand at every opportunity they declare it as their enemy and attack the PKK. The Turkish state is two-faced and continues to regard the Kurdish people as their enemies.
Kobani people are not alone. They do not need the help of imperialist powers. They do not need weapons from the imperialists. The YPG (“Yekîneyên Parastina Gel” – Peoples Protection units) and YPJ (special women’s units of the YPG) fighters are showing a heroic resistance. Their strength is derived from the solid support and resources provided by their people and their comrades. We call on all freedom loving people everywhere to support and extend solidarity with the peoples’ resistance against ISIS in Kobani. Let us join in support of the people in Kobani and not leave them alone. The heavy weapons and armaments in the hands of the murderous ISIS gangs, mean nothing against the heroic resistance fighters in Kobani. The Kurdish people’s resolute and heroic resistance will transform Kobani into the graveyard of the ISIS. The fascist state in Turkey cannot prevent this.
TKP/ML – International Bureau 10/10/2014
Warm greeting to the organizers of this event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI(M)] and in support of the people’s war in India. We warmly salute all the democratic and revolutionary parties and organizations attending here. We warmly salute the international proletariat and all the Maoist parties which lead or are preparing people’s wars, the CPI(M), its Central Committee, all the leaders, cadres, members, the commanders and fighters of the Heroic PLGA and all the masse of Indian people. In the last 10 years, under the leadership of CPI(M) the people’s war in India achieved important advances, that are examples for the exploited masses in the world and a solid foothold for the world proletarian revolution.
We respectfully also remember the martyrs of the people’s war in India, the leaders Azad and Kishenji, brutally murdered by the India State and imperialism and other member of CC, PB and party member at level of State, Area, Sib Area and District and Village Party Committees, the members of the PLGA and the United Front murdered. As well ass all the martyrs who sacrificed their lives to accomplish their revolutionary tasks all around the world. We want to salute also our loved comrade Renato, murdered by police and landlords forces the 9th April 2012. in front of the example of these comrades, we pay our most hart-felt and proletarian homage and respect their memory.
We are aware that without big sacrifices we will not be able to go ahead on the path of PW nor to advance. We salute also all the political prisoners and revolutionary war prisoners in the world, who fight from the jails of enemy to transform them into shining trenches of combat. In this occasion we want assert again the defence of live of Abimael Guzman, the chairman Gonzalo of PCP and stress the importance of his speech from the jail, made on 24th September 1992, 22 years ago. We also extend our salute to the liberation armed struggles in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kurdistan and the heroic Palestine and also all the people’s masses who upsurge and fight against imperialism and reactionaries throughout the world, especially those who fight under the leadership of Maoist Parties.
To hold this meeting and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the formation of CPI(M), in a moment in which imperialism suffers one of the most serious systemic crises in the history, sharpening all the contradictions in the world, and the masses upraise in the world, is an important initiative for the international proletariat. To develop campaigns of support and solidarity with the people’s war in India is not only an internationalist, but also a way to show the masses in our countries the only path to their liberation, the protracted people’s war.
Long live proletarian Internationalism!
Long live the 10th anniversary of CPI(M)!
All support to the People’s War in India
Dare to fight dare to win!
Down with the imperialist war!
Long live People’s War!
As TKP/ML we salute the 10th Anniversary of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) with sincere revolutionary feelings. The unification of the Indian communists under the umbrella of the CPI(Maoist) has strengthened the revolution struggle in India. The reactionary Indian bourgeois feared this unity of communists the most. The unity of communists, has given the oppressed toilers and nations in the country and increased their confidence in revolution. The regions under the control of the CPI(Maoist) now having attained more stronger leadership offer greater opportunities for the advancement of the revolution.
Comrades, The areas where the inter-imperialist contradictions and the fights arising from these contradictions are felt the most are the Middle-East and the Caucasus. Although it may seem as if the crisis of the imperialist system of 2008 entered a statis, the crisis has not been overcome entirelly. The crisis has been very costly to the system. The increasing unemployment and poverty in the centre of the crisis, the US, has impacted a great portion of the workers. The economic crisis emerging in the US has implacted the EU severely, strongly impacting Greece, Portugal, Spain Italy and similar countries, even leading some to bankruptcy. The crisis that affected all the countries of the imperialist system also continues to escalate the inter-imperialist contradictions.
The rivalry between the US-UK, Russia, Shangai Cooperation Organization and the EU and Japan is continueing in the most harsh way. The geographies that the imperialists fight about the most are mainly the Caucasus and the Middle-East. In Ukraine the US and the EU are jointly fighting against Russia. Ukraine has been on the menu with the US and EU for some time now. Besides the fact that this is a large market, the fact that it is on the route of energy recourses increases the importance. The effort of the EU to overtake Ukraine, supported by the US, seems to be evolving in Russia’s favour wiht the counter move Russia developed. The annexation of Crim, which was a part of Ukraine, through the socalled referendum, has frustrated the plans of the US and EU imperialists. While the fights between the pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian goverment, the pro Russia troops, which hold many parts in Donets and Lugansk in the eastern parts of Ukraine, during the last NATO meeting, new implementation against Russia were discussed, Russia with its peace agreement with Ukraine was able to frustrate this plan.
The Middle-East being a region with its rich oil recourses, gas and being a large market has never dropped from the agenda of the imperialists. The implementation of the Great Middle-Eastern Project of the US and the occupation of Iraq in 2003 as a part of this plan the Middle-East has been turned into a complete blood bath. The regime changes in Libia after Iraq, then in Egypte and lastly with the addition of Syria the balance have thorougly changed. With Russia and Iran backing up the Assad regime and the civil war being carried till now, is the continuation of the stage of the failure by the US and western imperialists to overthrow the Assad regime. Following the withdrawel of the US military troops out of Iraq in 2011, and the return to Iraq within three years, a new era began with the IS fed and developed within the civil war in Syria and with the seizure of Mosul by the IS.
During the NATO meeting on 4th September in England, the agenda points that were discussed Ukraine and Iraq, were based on the plans on how Russia was on how to lower the influence of Russia in Ukraine and how to regain controle over Iraq again. The process that started with the seisure of Mosul by IS, with socalled humanitarian grounds being put forward, regaining the controle over Iraq, are nothign more than the plan of the imperialists to re-design the Middle-East. The imperialist care not about any human drama or massacre. The imperialist who remained silent in the face of the massacres committed by the IS on behalf of the imperialists, the inhumane attacks on the Kurds of Rojava, the attacks on the Ezidi’s in Shengal and the displacement of hundreds of thousands op people, have decided to intervene against the IS when their own interest were at jeaopardy in Iraq.
The US and Western European imperialists are now searching for armies that will wage war against the IS in Iraq on their behalf. The decision to supply weapons to the Peshmerga in Iraqi Kurdistan is exactly a part of this game. The imperialist being the cause for the problem cannot be the mediator for the solution. The peoples of the Middle-East should disrupt this imperialist game together. All progressive and revolutionary forces should join forces against the IS monster and should fight against this reactionary organization and against imperialism. In this process of the redesigning of the world by the imperialists, those most impacted by this are the oppressed nations and toilers. Every day thousands of migrants dy on the open seas or are struggling on roads for life and death. The hundreds of thousands migrants who survive and come to European countries are forced to live under the worst conditions. Racist attack, humiliate and kill migrants where ever they can. Semi-colonial countries continue to be plundered by imperialist countries. Cheap labour, subcontracting, poverty, work-related accidents are presented as if they are the faith of these countries.
Africa is fighting poverty and hunger. The gradual spread of the Ebola outbreak causes mass death in many African countries. Imperialist monopolies refuse to produce and give medicine to these countries as they do not have the funds to by these and it does not produce any profit. The ecological balance of the world that is deteriorating due to the greed for profit bears the risk of the world becoming uninhabitable in the next few decades. All these are the results of the endless thirst for profit by the imperialists. As long as there is an imperialist system, exploitation, war and the slaughter of people will continue. Revolution is the only way for the oppressed nations and toilers to rid themselves from the imperialist exploitation and repression. The working class in semi-colonial, dependent, imperialist and capitalist countries have no liberation but socialism.
What freigthens the imperialists most are the countries where People’s Wars are waged. Genuine anti-imperialist struggle today is those struggles waged with People’s Wars. The importance of the People’s War in India is that it aims for true liberation. The People’s War in India lead by the CPI(Maoist) is the reason for the fear of the Indian reactionary bourgeoisie and their masters imperialists. The attack on communists under the name of Operation Green Hunt, the killing of cadres of the CPI(Maoist), the brutal treatment of hundreds of thousands of politial prisoners and the abductions of intellectuals such as Sai Baba are expressions of this fear. The support for the People’s War in India in the world must be stronger than it was before. The adoption of the People’s War in India will increase the longing for socialism. The communists of India are not alone. As long as they have friends and comrades around the world, the Indian revolution will continue to advance.
LONG LIVE CPI (MAOIST)
LONG LIVE PEOPLES WAR
LONG LIVE PROLETERIAN INTERNATIONALISM DOWN WITH IMPERIALISM, FACISM AND ALL SORTS OF REACTION
27 September 2014 TKP/ML International Bureau
we as the League Against Imperialist Aggression want to express our warmest revolutionary greetings to all the fighters of the peoples liberation movements in the world, to all the masses who resist against their exploitation and oppression by imperialism, as well as to the participants of this meeting. From the bottom of our hearts we greet the leaders and members of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), the PLGA-fighters and the peoples of the New Power. They are a lightning torch and a source of confidence for all Communists, Revolutionaries, Antiimperialists and progressive people in the world.
Throughout their ten-years existence, since the unification of the Maoist Communist Center and the Communist Party of India Marxist-Leninist (People’s War), and because of the waging People’s War the CPI (Maoist) upholds the red banner of new-democratic revolution despite the attacks of the reactionaries and serves as an example and inspiration for all the comrades in the world tackling and accomplishing their duties. Their struggle against bureaucratic capitalism, semi-colonialism and semi-feudalism is one of the largest mass struggles the world has ever seen. In the major parts of the world, be it India, Peru, Brazil, Philippines or Turkey, imperialism bleeds out the peoples of the suppressed countries by bureaucratic capitalism, plunders their wealth and destroys their livelihoods.
The wars of aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the insidious genocide against the Palestinian people, are clear expressions and results of the ongoing deepening crisis of imperialism. Imperialism can’t and won’t stop to always incite new wars in order to still their insatiable hunger and it is up to the peoples of the world to end their misdeeds once and for all. Imperialism has turned the world into a living hell for the working class and especially the peoples of the world and it keeps on shuffling the burdens of their crisis on them. We condemn the Zionists genocidal politics, their massacres and their Yankee-imperialist masters and we repeat our solidarity with the heroic resistance of the Palestinian people.
Zionism as bridgehead and chain dog of Yankee-Imperialism in the Arabic world earns the hatred of the peoples of the world because of the decades of their strategy of expulsion and eradication and the actual atrocities against the Palestinian people and we all looking forward to present them the bill. We also condemn the imperialist aggression against the people of Ukraine and the murderous fascist hordes and we declare our support for the masses in their antifascist struggle. It is obvious that the contradiction between imperialism and oppressed nations is far from slowing down but sharpens rapidly.
But the pressure imperialism puts on the oppressed nations brings forward a quantitative and qualitative development. In vast parts of the world it flares up mass struggles and the development of antiimperialist parties, organizations and movements. These are vivid for the destruction of imperialism because the masses make history and the vast majority of them are living in the oppressed nations. Besides this contradiction, the main contradiction on world level, it is necessary to look at the dynamic of the contradiction between proletariat and bourgeoisie as well as on the interimperialist contradiction to lay the foundation to finally crush imperialism.
Only by the melting of the democratic and socialist revolution it is possible to sweep away reaction and imperialism from the face of the earth. We insist in the possibility of the revolution in the imperialist countries, even more as it is a historic necessity which is promoted by the development of the struggles in the oppressed nations. The peoples of the world have to unite against their slavery in common struggle with the antiimperialist forces and the international proletariat. Their hatred against exploitation and oppression arising from imperialism ripens the circumstances for revolution in each country and on world level. This front has to be strengthened under the slogan: “Proletarians of all countries and peoples of the world unite!”
That creates the base to further undermine imperialism. The People’s Wars led by communist forces are at the forefront on the way to new order of the nowadays humiliated, downtrodden, oppressed and exploited masses. The unification of the People’s Wars, the different revolutionary armed struggles and the national liberation struggles in a single firestorm of antiimperialist war will crush imperialism and plain the road towards the bright shining future of mankind. Considering the situation in India, we see the continuous struggle of the masses in the People’s War, which develops even under the harshest blows of the reaction and despite temporary setbacks. It is led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and on basis of a justified ideological and political line they are fulfilling their leadership tasks. It is tempering the masses in revolutionary violence, recognizes the need of breaking the capitulation in the form of so-called “Peace Agreements” and manages to overcome the large contradictions in the Indian masses by their propaganda and agitation.
Only by the correct handling of important issues in context like casts, religion, culture and nationality it plays its role as the leader of the People’s War. The close connection with the deepest and broadest masses, with are the most exploited and oppressed, the promotion and use of revolutionary violence, as well as the ideological basis of the party are the foundation to combat all forms of opportunism and to denounce and attack the villains of the reaction, as well as their lackeys. As part of the worldwide anti-imperialist movement, we stand side by side with the comrades in India and understand the struggle in India against imperialism as part of the worldwide struggle against imperialism on the road to revolution and thus as part of our own struggle.
At the 2012 India conference we said: “Anti-imperialism is a struggle, on all levels, by all means, to bury the bloodiest system humanity has ever seen, to end millennia of exploitation and oppression. For this reason we have the duty to ourselves to support each other in every respect. This is not a question of following after someone and not a question of taking a narrow-minded and pedantic stance, but a question of a true unity of all combatants.“
We think that what we said is still as valid today as it was then and it is an important foundation of a truly proletarian internationalism. It underlines the need of a united front of anti-imperialism by extending common connection. The decisive battle of the Indian comrades and their deep connection with the masses is an example for us and helps us in organizing anti-imperialist forces. Only the connection with the masses can create the conditions to develop a successful struggle and the final victory. The standard of truth, the prove of the accuracy of our work, is the practice, nothing else. The campaign in support of the people’s war in India should increase its mass character to continue the good work and bring them to new heights. Let us together increase our efforts to do so. Comrades, friends:
Forward in the anti-imperialist struggle!
Victory to the People’s War in India!
Proletarians of all countries and peoples of the world, unite!
Anti-Naxal ops: Local detonating wire bleeding security forces
New Delhi: An easily available ‘detonating wire’, commonly used in mining operations, has been found to be the catalyst behind numerous deadly IED blasts by Naxals in the red corridors of the country. Security agencies undertaking anti-Naxal operations are now mulling options to somehow restrict or regulate the sale and usage of the ‘Cordtex wire’ which they say has found recent prominence among Naxal cadres to set up chain Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts in killing and maiming security personnel and sometimes even civilians, who inadvertently get trapped into these death traps. “The Naxals are using the Cordtex wire to set up and trigger IEDs containing as many as 250-300 locally made bombs in one go. The phenomenon is called ‘daisychain’ and this wire acts as a catalyst. A number of IED blasts has been conducted by the ultras using this,” a senior officer deployed in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) theatre said, quoting an analysis report prepared in this regard.
Police start combing in Sringeri
Chikmagalur police and the Anti-Naxal Force are conducting combing operations in parts of Sringeri in Chikamgalur district, based on information that some suspected Maoists were moving around in the naxal-affected villages. The operation, which began on Friday, is expected to continue for a few more days. ‘Routine affair’ The police have termed the operations a routine affair. Superintendent of Police R. Chethan, told The Hindu on Saturday that about 90 people, including personnel from the ANF and the Police Department, were involved in the operations.
Cops intensify combing operations against Maoists in Malnad
The police in Chikmagalur, Shimoga and Udupi districts have intensified combing operations in Malnad. Following the intelligence inputs that Maoists are trying to recruit few more persons to the movement, the combing in being carried out by the respective district SPs. Sources said “Maoist leaders B G Krishnamurthy and Neelaguli Padmanabha have left for Kerala for training. There are 15 members in the Maoist group that are operating in Malnad. Mundagaru Latha is leading the group.
Anticipating that Maoists might try to recruit villagers in Sringeri and Koppa taluk, the police have visited Narasimha Parvatha, Manikyabetta, Tarolli Kudige, Devalekoppa and other areas in the region as a part of combing operations.” DySP, Circle Inspectoprs, PSIs from Sringeri, Koppa, N R Pura, Jayapura, Balehonnur, Kalasa and Kudremukh stations participated in the combing operations. Normally combing operations are carried out jointly by the ANF and police. However, this time civil police have swung into action under the guidance of SP. “Operation against Maoists is a continuous process. The combing operations was carried out across the district. We have not found any movement of Maoists or their activities in the region. ANF is also joining hands,” said SP R Chetan to Deccan Herald.
State asks for 7 more CRPF battalions in Red-hit districts
Ranchi: The state has urged the home ministry to deploy seven CRPF battalions in some of the Maoist-affected districts which have seen the worst violence triggered by Left-extremists since 2004. Over 24,000 CRPF personnel (23 battalions) are deployed in the state and are engaged in anti-Maoist operations. But Jharkhand Police claim that several districts do not have enough central security force to fight Maoists. Six districts in Santhal Pargana division do not have any CRPF battalion. In 2013, Pakur SP and six security guards were killed on a busy highway connecting Dumka with Pakur. Again in 2014, eight people, including polling officials, were killed in an ambush during the Lok Sabha election. More than 400 security personnel were killed since 400. Top police officials in the state had earlier raised the issue of CRPF deployment in Dumka, where one Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) battalion is posted, at security review meets. Koderma too does not have CRPF jawans. East Singhbhum district, which shares border with West Bengal and Odisha, has only one battalion.
“The state requires seven new CRPF battalions. Our forces have dismantled extremist networks in large parts of the state. We went to the remotest areas that were once occupied by the rebels and flushed them out. There are some districts where we need more forces to tackle them better,” said DGP Rajiv Kumar. A senior IPS officer said, on condition of anonymity, the central part of Jharkhand’s border with Bihar is conducive for Maoists to regroup and launch attacks on security forces. Palamu-Aurangabad, Chatra-Gaya, Koderma-Nawada and Giridih-Jamui have the worst terrain on Jharkhand-Bihar border.
“Few police stations are situated 20-30km away from the demarcated border. But there are not adequate police personnel to patrol all the areas. It will be better if some CRPF camps are opened in such areas,” he said. “CRPF is specially trained to function in tough conditions and has proper fighting skills. CRPF personnel played a crucial role in flushing out extremists from Saranda (West Singhbhum) which Maoists once considered a liberated zone,” said a CRPF officer not willing to be identified. BJP MP from Godda Nishikant Dubey has been demanding CRPF deployment in Dumka for the last few years. A source said Jharkhand Police would deploy one battalion in Koderma, Jamshedpur (that shares border with Odisha), Chatra and Simdega (shares border with Chhattisgarh and Odisha). “I do not have updates on whether the Centre has sanctioned any battalion as yet,” said CRPF IG RK Mishra.