The inexhaustible bosom of the people nourished them with frugal food and made them walk; class struggle shaped their minds; and the Party, as the primary and highest social form, raised their political conscience, arming it with Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Guiding Thought, empowered their combativeness by organizing them in the People’s Guerrilla Army and, smelting them with the masses of the poor peasantry, steeled their bodies and souls in the inextinguishable forge of the People’s War. Having become prisoners of war, they never knelt down and, persisted in fighting, mobilizing and producing amid fiery struggles.
They converted the sordid dungeons of the decrepit and rotten Peruvian State into shining trenches of combat. The smashing, well-aimed and implacable blows dealt by the People’s War and its unstoppable advance stirred the reactionaries’ hyena entrails, reverberating everything like continual lashings and peremptory demands in the turgid and disturbed nightmares of the Apra government, which is today already fascist and corporative, even more so in the unbridled ambitions of the apprentice demagogue “führer” who leads them; thus, the reactionaries, the administration and the now genocidal García Pérez dreamt bloodthirsty and dark plans for a devastating and decisive blow that would lead to the crushing of the People’s War. The prisoners of war’s rebellion is the public unmasking and condemnation before the world of these sinister plans for massive killing, in defense of the revolution and their own lives.
The monstrous and infamous genocide carried out by the armed forces and repressive apparatuses through governmental orders and given carte blanche, full of blind hatred against the people and perverse homicidal fury, was shattered by the ferocious, unbending iron resistance of the comrades, combatants and children of the masses who raised ideology, courage and heroism daringly displayed in an ardent, warlike challenge.
But if the reactionary beast drank blood until satiated in order to impose the peace of the cemeteries, those lives, wretchedly and cunningly cut short, were transformed into imperishable ones, forming the monumental trilogy of shining trenches of combat in El Frontón, Lurigancho and Callao, historical landmarks that will proclaim more and more the greatness of the Day of Heroism. The would-be devastating and decisive blow wound up falling on the heads of those who engendered it and sank the fascist and corporativist Apra government and the one who acts as president, in violation of his State’s legal norms, resulting in a serious political crisis and the enormous loss of prestige from which they cannot yet extricate themselves.
The rebellion of the prisoners of war at the cost of their own lives won for the Party and the revolution a grand moral, political, and military triumph. Even more, they notably served the success of completing the great leap with a golden seal and of laying the groundwork for the new plan of developing base areas, whose first campaign has been the greatest setback for the Peruvian State to date and which has had the widest repercussion of the People’s War both inside and outside the country. In this way, the prisoners of war, like the great masses of history, go on winning battles beyond the grave, because they live and fight within us, conquering new victories. We feel their vigorous and indelible presence shining and palpitating, teaching us today, tomorrow and forever how to sacrifice our lives on behalf of the Party and the revolution.
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Thursday set fire to a van carrying food items for police in Odisha, an official said. About two dozen rebels intercepted the van inside the Sunabeda sanctuary, about 550 km from here, in Nuapada district and asked the driver to get down and then set fire to the vehicle, a senior police official told IANS. The van was on its way from the district headquarters to a camp of the Special Operations Group personnel, a state anti-naxal police force, he said.
Ongole: Police gunned down Maoist Nallamala Forest Division Committee (NFDC) secretary Jana Babu Rao, 48, alias Ashok, Vimala, 40, and Bharati, 38. There were rewards of Rs 5 lakh on Ashok, Rs 4 lakh on Vimala and Rs 3 lakh on Bharati. This was the first encounter here since the killing of Maoist top leader Sakhamuri Appa Rao on March 12, 2010, at Nerajamula Tanda of Pullalachervu Mandal in the Nallamala forest. The police had been combing the area to nab Ashok, Vimala and Bharati for the past four years and their efforts paid fruit on Thursday.
Maoist Involved in Killing of IPS Official Arrested in Jharkhand
RANCHI: A Maoist guerrilla allegedly involved in the killing of an Indian Police Service (IPS) official last year was arrested in Jharkhand’s Pakur district Friday, police said. According to Jharkhand Police spokesperson, Daud Hembrom alias Vimal Hembrom alias Govinda was arrested on a tip-off from Bargo hill in Pakur district which is around 450 km from Ranchi. Police seized one pistol, one self loading rifle looted from police, cartridges and mobile phones from the arrested Maoist.
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Sushil Roy, a politburo member of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist, died here on Wednesday following prolonged illness, a party front said. Roy, 78, breathed his last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) said in a statement. In line with his final wish, his body was donated to the AIIMS for medical research. According to RDF president Varavara Rao, Roy joined the then undivided Communist Party of India in 1963 before switching over to the CPI-M and, later, the Maoist ranks. After his arrest in 2005, Roy spent seven years in various jails. He was released for medical treatment on bail bond when it appeared that he had less than a year to live.
For lack of evidence, few among the 150 persons held for Maoist links in the last 7 years have been prosecuted Over the past seven years, as many as 150 persons have been arrested by Maharashtra over alleged Maoist links but have languished in custody for lack of legal prosecution, many subsequently even being acquitted. In 2008, the total strength of the “Naxal barrack” in Nagpur Central Jail, where the “Maoist prisoners” are held, was 168.
Today, however, “only 37 Naxal prisoners are left in the Naxal barrack”, according to advocate Surendra Gadling, who has been representing those accused of having Maoist links. Most of these people have been charged with involvement in “Maoist violence” in the State’s Gadchiroli-Gondia area and acting as “the urban front” for the Maoists. “Police slapped multiple cases on all these people, most of whom were activists fighting for Tribal or Dalit rights or against displacement. At times, the accused faced 60 to 70 cases under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act [UAPA] or for waging war against the state and sedition charges,” says Mr. Gadling.
In most of these cases, the accused persons were acquitted after police failed to establish their alleged Maoist connection. “We were targeted and victimised for holding a contrary opinion to that of the State,” claims Arun Ferreira, a social activist from Mumbai, who was acquitted in 14 Maoist-related cases and is out on bail in one case. According to Sudhir Dhawale, who was released from jail recently along with nine other persons accused of supporting Maoists, “The state is opposed to Dalits and labourers. Those who fight against displacement due to so-called development works are being labelled as Maoists and locked up in jail. It’s an attempt to stop the movements against state-imposed displacement”.
Advocate Gadling says the police knew even before arresting these people that there was no evidence against them. “That’s the reason they slap a number of cases [on the arrested persons]. There have been instances when an accused was acquitted in all the cases but was re-arrested at the gate of the Jail while being released and charged with more cases,” informs the advocate. ‘Lack of witnesses’ However, Ravindra Kadam, Special Inspector General (IG) of Police, Nagpur range, who has been in charge of the Maoist-affected Gadchiroli-Gondia area for many years, maintains that all the arrested persons were part of “the Communist Party of India (Maoist) urban wings”. “We have not been able to prosecute them because of the lack of evidence. Due to Maoist terror, no eye-witness dare to come out and testify and the court does not accept the witness of surrendered Maoists for being an ‘interested party’,” Mr. Kadam told The Hindu. In recent years, police could prosecute only two accused. Vernon Gonsalvis and Shridhar Srinivasan were convicted by a fast-track court in Nagpur under the Arms Act. However, the court acquitted both of them of the Maoist-related charges.
JAMSHEDPUR: Security forces engaged in a gunfight with Maoist rebels for more than an hour at Tebo in West Singhbhum district late on Monday. No casualty has been reported so far. A team of CRPF battalion and district police officers raided the forest areas adjacent to the Halmad and Suimari villages after they were tipped-off about a possible Maoist gathering. As the battle ensued, the outlawed guerillas retreated into the forest taking advantage of the dark. The search operation that was stalled during the late hours on Monday resumed the following day with the break of dawn. However, no arrests have been made as yet, police said.
“We suspect Maoist leader Prasadjee alias Krishna and Jeevan Kandulan are hiding in the forest,” said West Singhbhum SP N K Singh. The rounds of firing exchanged between police and the Maoists and recovery of arms or explosives, if any, will be known after the forces return from the jungle. The forces have intensified its operation in the district following the recovery of arms and explosives from Porahat forest area in May this year. “There are reports of regular Maoist movements in Porahat forest. Senior functionaries of the banned outfit are charting their next course of action in the forest,” police said.
Three naxals including a woman were today arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-hit Bastar region, police said. Cadre Mandoram Tulahi (30), carrying a reward of Rs 3,000 on his head was apprehended by a joint team of security forces from Kodekurse police station limits of Kanker district, Kanker Superintendent of Police R N Dash told PTI. A joint team of Border Security Force (BSF) and district force was on a combing operation in the region when they rounded him up. Mandoram, a native of Rajnandgaon district, was involved in several incidents of crime, including loot, murder and attacks on police party in the region, he said.
In a separate incident, Sukmati (19) and her associate Jogo Madkami (20) were held from Bhairamgadh police station limits of Bijapur district yesterday, a police official said. On spotting a joint patrol of Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) and a team of local police near Ghuswad and Karremarka forests, the duo started fleeing into the forests. Later they were chased and nabbed, he said. During interrogation they admitted of their involvement in several offences in the region, he said.
Govt to provide 3,500 satellite phones to forces undertaking anti-Naxal operations
The satellite phones or Digital Satellite Phone Terminals (DSPTs) are being provided by the state-run BSNL after the Union Home Ministry made a request in this regard to the Telecom Ministry sometime back. “The DSPTs or satellite phones will be given to troops deployed in areas where there is no mobile connectivity as there are no cell phone towers. Till the time these areas are brought under cell phone connectivity network, these phones will be with the security forces,” a senior paramilitary officer said.
A maximum of 2,000 of these satellite phones have been provided to the forces deployed in the dense forests and border areas of North East states while close to 1,500 of these phones have been sanctioned for some of the worst Naxal-hit areas.
IMPHAL, June 16: Manipur needs a ‘New Democratic Culture’ for attaining a sovereign and an egalitarian society said Nonglen Meitei, Secretary Publicity and Propaganda of the proscribed Maoist Communist Party of Manipur in a statement. The statement said there is need for a collective cultural platform with an inclusive perspective and the platform should be of a global perspective one. Therefore, in this regard, the party has urged the indigenous people of Manipur to observe ‘Indigenous Festival’.
It said the festival should commence on August 9, which is also the world’s Indigenous Peoples Day, and the observation should last till August 14: on the day when British gave independence to Manipur. The statement further said, the festival should include indigenous games such as Mukna, Mukna Kangjei, Thang-Ta, Sagol Kangjei. This would help in reviving the diminishing indigenous games from the soil of Manipur. Along with the games, indigenous dance and music should be also encouraged, it said. Performance of Ougri Hangel Chongba (Thabal Chongba) should also be taken out till the midnight of August 14.
The performance of Thabal Chongba has taken a different meaning in the present day. For example, the date of Thabal Chongba coincide with the examination time of class x and xii which disturbs the study environment of the students, it said. At the same time, the time of Yaoshang Thabal Chongba encourage youngsters into intoxicants and drug abuse, which is detrimental to the society. Having said this, the Maoist maintained that Yaoshang Thabal should not be banned but the time has come for a deeper contemplation over the new changes. Maoist Communist Party Manipur seeks the co-operation of the people for the said festival, the statement added.
BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday admitted in the Assembly that Maoist activities in the State increased from five districts in 2000 to 19 districts now. In a written reply to a question from Prafulla Majhi (Cong), the Chief Minister said parts of Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati and Mayurbhanj districts were considered Maoist affected in 2000. In the current scenario, parts of 19 districts, Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Ganjam (including Berhampur police district), Keonjhar, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Balangir and Bargarh are considered to be affected by Maoist activities in varying intensities, he said.
The Chief Minister, however, said no violence has been reported from Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Deogarh and Nayagarh districts since 2011. Maintaining that the State Government has been continuously focusing on capacity upgradation of security forces and security infrastructure in the affected areas, the Chief Minister said strategic deployment of security forces, effective anti-Maoist operations with greater synergy with the other Naxal-affected States and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have been done to deal with the situation. In order to deal with Maoist menace, the Centre had provided 17 battalions of CAPFs to the State in phases from 2001 to 2013, he said.
Maharashtra forms panels at two levels to deal with hostage crises
MUMBAI: Nearly a year after a directive from the Centre, the state home department has drafted the standard operating procedure for hostage situations, particularly in case of abduction of government officials or civilians by Naxalites. A senior bureaucrat said on Monday that, in keeping with the Centre-prescribed guidelines, the state government had set up a high-level crisis management group headed by the chief secretary. The members are additional chief secretary (home), director general of police, additional director general (special operations), joint director (Intelligence Bureau), state intelligence commissioner, relief and rehabilitation and finance secretaries, and a member of the negotiating group. At the district level, there will be a 10-member committee headed by the district collector.
The superintendent of police, a member of the negotiating group, a nominee of the PWD, a fire officer and the commandant of the Home Guards will be among the members. The bureaucrat said that with Intelligence Bureau help, the crisis management group will mobilize specific information on an abducted person and consider possible measures for his release. After considering Naxal demands, it will brief the persons concerned and political leadership. The crisis management group will appoint a middleman for negotiations and will brief the negotiating team. The quick response team or NSG will be kept updated. “We will take the media into confidence so that there is no scope for confusion or release of half-baked information,” the official said. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Maharashtra-forms-panels-at-two-levels-to-deal-with-hostage-crises/articleshow/36676360.cms
Five hardcore Maoists have been arrested from a village under Haspura Police Station area in Bihar’s Aurangabad district, police said today. Acting on a tip-off, police raided the house of Surendra Rajbanshi in Bishunpura village yesterday and arrested the CPI(Maoist) ultras, DSP Md Anwar Javed said. The arrested Maoists have been identified as Kariman Yadav alias Halchal, Sukhdeo Rajbanshi, Mangal Ram, Anil Yadav and Ganeshwar Rajbanshi, he said. Three country-made pistols, six live cartridges, a knife, two mobile phones, Rs 12,000 cash and Naxal literature were recovered from them, he added.
Police on Sunday arrested five persons from Redhakhol in Odisha’s Sambalpur district for allegedly working as ‘close associates’ of the Maoists operating in the area. These men identified as Jayakrushna Dehury, Krushna Chandra Badi, Purushottam Behera, Ramani Chandra Pradhan and Sagar Pradhan were allegedly supplying medicines and clothes to the Sambalpur-Deogarh-Sundergarh (SDS) division of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), police sources said. The five arrested menwere later forwarded to a local court the sources added.
Chinsurah/Kolkata: Six workers of North Brook Jute Mill at Bhadreswar in West Bengal have been arrested for Sunday’s killing of its CEO H.K. Maheswari, with the management putting up a suspension of work notice on the gate on Monday citing labour unrest. SP Sunil Chowdhury said that two workers were arrested on Sunday and two during the day for the lynching of the CEO on the mill premises at Bhadreswar in West Bengal’s Hooghly district. The SP said, of the 12 persons named in the FIR filed by the company, six—Md. Azharuddin, Bikash Tanti, Swapan Singh, Mukunda Gupta, Md. Aslam and Rabindra Choube—have so far been arrested. More arrests would be made as the FIR also mentioned 200 unnamed people who were responsible for the killing.
Police and cleaning squads ushered a battered Berlin street back to normal life on Monday after a weekend rampage by left-wing supporters injured more than two dozen people. Police arrested 24 people. Beginning on Saturday night and resumed on a lesser scale on Sunday, violent clashes flared intermittently along Rigaer Straße in the city’s eastern district of Friedrichshain. A total of 27 police officers were injured and at least one passer-by was spray painted and assaulted by rioters. Resident Sabine, 52, told The Local “From my window I could see objects burning on the street and people digging up cobblestones and throwing them, I was scared so I stayed indoors.”
The disturbances began after some 100 people responded to an internet call to gather at 7pm on Saturday in the street. As many as 300 authorities participated against the disturbances where twenty-four arrests were made over both days for assault and breach of public order. Dubbed “the long night of Rigaer Straße” by police and fresh graffiti inscriptions, the unrest reflects entrenched local opposition to the area’s changing social composition and economy. “Fight gentrification, stop evictions” exhorted a banner in English that flew on Monday from a squat located on the street.
Police resorted to baton charge to disperse the workers who clashed with management staffs of Dynamic Sweater Industries Limited on Monday. A critically injured worker has been admitted to Enam Medical College Hospital in Savar. Other injured workers have been provided first aid in different clinics. Inspector of Industrial Police Mirza Saizuddin told bdnews24.com that factory authority and workers clashed when workers started vandalizing factory demanding a rise in their wage. The incident left many injured. Many workers including knitting operator Abul Kalam alleged that designer of the factory Suman Ahmed manhandled the workers when they were protesting seeking wage hike. This infuriated workers who then vandalized interiors of the factory and started agitating outside the factory, the workers claimed. Later police cleared the area charging batons. Refuting workers’ claim of being manhandled by a staff, supervisor Sanwarul Islam told bdnews24.com that angry workers ransacked third and fourth floors of the factory and took away furniture and close circuit TV cameras.
At least one person died in Turkey’s southern province Adana on Sunday during a protest against the killing of two protesters during a protest against the construction of a military outpost in the southeastern Lice district of Diyarbakir last week. Officials said the person died after an improvised explosive device exploded in his hand. Riot police intervened with water cannon and tear gas during the protests and the protesters responded with fireworks, stones and molotov cocktails. Special operations forces arrived at the scene after some masked people opened fire.
Soccer is the sport of multitudes; a sport that gives the most intense passions for people all around the planet. We do not deny the importance of football to the Brazilian people and even the role of sport and leisure in society. However, the FIFA World Cup is not just a sporting event.
The scream ‘NÃO VAI TER COPA’ – ‘THERE WON’T BE A WORLD CUP’ appeared on the streets during the popular uprising of June 2013, when thousands of people in various cities of the country fought for better conditions of life and work. Shouting ‘THERE WON’T BE A WORLD CUP’ is being against the absolute economic power and its interests in political decisions, which have to be determined by the people and focused solely on their real needs. We cannot close our eyes to the crimes being committed in the name of the World Cup. Silencing ‘THERE WON’T BE A WORLD CUP’ is to betray the poor people, is to betray the struggle against social inequality. This is BETRAYING the streets!
Why do we shout ‘THERE WON’T BE A WORLD CUP’?
On behalf of the World Cup and the Olympics, illegal evictions and gross violations of human rights were and are being committed. Entire communities have been and are being wiped off the map, ending the lives of thousands of people.
Removals generate pain, sadness, abandonment and death. The whole process is torture. From graffiti to mark the houses (which resemble Nazi practices) that will be demolished, the coward pressure – with intimidation and threats – of public officials from SMH (Secretaria Municipal de Habitação – Municipal Housing Secretariat) until the withdrawal by force, often with police wielding firearms to take people out of their own homes.
The Brazilian Bourgeois State, known as a Democratic State, denies the right of everyone to adequate living conditions, sufficient to ensure for herself/himself and her/his family the essentials social services indispensable for human dignity – health, education, urban sanitation, transportation and HOUSING. The right to the city is completely negated by the bourgeois state.
The World Cup reproduces social and racial exclusion. Deepens social and environmental problems never solved.
Over 250,000 families were removed and/or live under the threat of removal. The spending for the World Cup in Brazil pass the incredible amount of R $ 30 Billion (so far). In comparison, the last three World Cups summed reach $ 25 billion.
HUGE PUBLIC SPENDING AND WHITE ELEPHANTS
What are the white Elephants? Are extremely expensive, huge, but also COMPLETELY INEFFECTIVE works. In popular speaking is the famous “throw money in the trash”.
The stadiums in Brasilia, Cuiaba, Manaus and Natal will not be ready for less than three billion dollars Reais in total. The grant will be funded through BNDES and state governments, which are compositions of public funds, so our money.
The Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia, for example, has a capacity of 71,000 people. The contradiction strikes the eye when we look at the audience of the first game of the finals of last year Brazilian championship: 1,956 spectators. The same scenario is repeated in the other three cities mentioned.
In Manaus, the absurdity is even greater! The Monitoring Group of the Prison System (Grupo de Monitoramento e Fiscalização do Sistema Carcerário), linked to the Court of Amazonas (Tribunal de Justiça do Amazonas), hypothesized to transform the newly built stadium in a temporary ‘prison’.
The reform of the Maracanã cost nearly two billion dollars and only three games of the World Cup will be played at the stadium. It has been spent a value higher than building a new one! The new stadium, now an “arena”, erased the historical identity of the Maracanã. Fans and even players of the Spanish and Italian national team had these feeling when entered the new stadium: “Where is the public?”, “It is very European”, “Like the other stadium, it has lost its mystique…”.
RACE AND GENDER OPPRESSIONS
The FIFA World Cup plays the old sexist practices and encourages the commodification of the body.
One example is the T-shirts sold by Adidas, one of the multinationals that sponsor this mega event. On the t-shirts, woman’s asses are printed, a coarse allusion to reinforce gender oppression and, in particular, the daily sexist aggressions against Brazilian women.
Added to this there is racism: the FIFA is silent on numerous instances of racism in the European championships and in the world; a couple was denied by FIFA, with government backing, to present the draw for the World Cup for being black- with the speech that the couple did not fit the “European standards”.
The World Cup will only further expand the grooming networks that benefit from the sexual exploitation market. In South Africa, for example, the estimated number increased from 100 to 140 billion during the mega event 2010.
Brazil has one of the highest levels of juvenile sexual exploitation in the world. There are increasing reports of sexual exploitation, including children and adolescents around the stadiums and major urban works of the WorldCup, which revealed, for example, that girls 11-14 years old are prostituting in Itaquerão region, East Zone of São Paul.
ELITIZATION = SEGREGATION IN THE STADIUMS
The new stadiums or arenas, just stay at the level of appearance. In practice, there is a tragic side effect in progress: the costs of new “arenas” (paid with public money, so our money) are embedded in the price of the tickets, which become more expensive, generating a elitification of football. This is the result of the privatization of public spaces – capitalist companies that only seek their profit gain the control of public spaces.
Traditional supporters, the working class, the same who built the stadiums or arenas, are deprived of their rights: a worker cannot afford a ticket that costs as much as 50% (or more) of the minimum wage.
A recent study showed that the current Brazilian Championship tickets in the new arenas are on average 119% more expensive than in the old stadium.
More worrying than the orchestrated campaign to discredit those who criticize the World Cup is the movement orchestrated by the Brazilian State to expand the repressive apparatus aiming to stifle the protests during the mega event – and most likely, after.
This movement has acted on two fronts: legislative and other overt (military and police). The bills that aim to create the crime of terrorism in Brazil create legal loopholes so that the judiciary can frame social movements and protesters as terrorists.
The federal government now sends federal troops to Rio de Janeiro saying that they will contain drug trafficking. Trafficking always existed, never ended. Why now? It is an action of the (federal, state and municipal) governments to justify the arrival of federal troops, aiding in the invasion of favelas, in the installation or enhancement of the UPPs, expanding the domain and repression of the State and increasing capitalist profit since the first action of the State is to open the door for private companies to get new customers.
In a context of indignation and protests, the repressive forces increase with the aim to stifle, suppress and control the popular struggles, especially the uprisings that have occurred in the slums, places of various foci of resistance. Moreover, it is in the slums that constantly poor and black people are persecuted, tortured and murdered.
What happened in Manguinhos was more that a popular revolt! About a hundred families occupied an (empty) warehouse behind the library Parque de Manguinhos. Military police tried to forcibly remove the families. Faced with resistance from residents, police fired tear gas and shock grenades; population responded with a hail of rocks and bottles. Then the police started shooting with firearms. Several people were injured. Four young people were shot. One is in serious condition. This is the criminalization of poverty and social movements, struggles and occupations.
With so many arbitrary, human rights violations, procedures for a complete social exclusion, appropriation of public property, misuse of public funds, among other various crimes against the people, protesting against the FIFA World Cup in Brazil is not only legitimate – is also a duty. Therefore, do not be intimidated by liars and speeches of blind patriotism, or by articles written by journalists and intellectuals whose real commitment is with particular political party or with their own pocket.
The actions of the police against demonstrations are intensifying, a fact that became clear in the protest on the 25th of January, when the demonstrator Fabrício Proteus Chaves was shot at close range (almost leading to death) by military police. This cowardly episode, that is routine in slums and peripheries of Brazil, puts us on alert for future demonstrations.
Neither police violence nor the lying discourse of disqualification will make us stop. We are part of the people: we fight for the people and with the people. Nothing will prevent us from enjoying the constitutional right to protest, especially against a World Cup dipped in rot and crimes – which even led to the arrest and death of people who have suffered with the truculent removals or the social “cleansing” process.
The protests against the World Cup in Brazil represent the struggle for the interests of the people and the defence of human dignity, wounded by emergency laws and the cowardly process of building this FIFA World Cup. FRENTE INDEPENDENTE POPULAR – RJ
NEW DELHI: Elections may have brought in a government perceived to have a tough stance on internal security. But ironically, these have had a negative impact on anti-Naxal operations. With security forces having been put to rigorous duty during the polling, anti-Maoist operations have almost died down post polls. While a large chunk of the forces fighting Naxals have gone on leave to recuperate from poll exertion, the searing heat in the plains this year has restricted movement of the existing battalions. Thus a major chunk of operational time (between March and June) has been lost to poll duties and post-poll recuperation.
July onwards rains will kick in and it would become very difficult to move in the jungles of Chhattisgarh with overflowing rivers, inundated tracks and heavy undergrowth. Meanwhile, intelligence inputs indicate that Maoists, having suffered a setback in terms of impacting the elections, are regrouping and redrawing their strategy to take on the Indian state. The new government could have a lot on its plate to deal with in terms of Maoist violence. “We had to give our jawans some breathing space after the relentless effort they put in during elections. All leaves had been cancelled at that time so jawans have been allowed to go home. Only a refreshed and re-energised jawan can conduct successful operations. Operations are still on, but the intensity is down,” Dilip Trivedi, DG of CRPF, the largest force fighting Naxalites, told TOI. Another senior officer added, “The heat this year is unforgiving. Jawans can carry only as much water.
All natural water resources dry up in the jungles and trees shed their leaves so there is no shade either. We can’t do long-range operations under such circumstances.” Sources said the force is utilising the time to build its resources, upgrade weaponry and strengthen its defences for the period after rains. Other things keeping the force busy include preparation for malaria onslaught and looming annual transfers. Though forces ensured polls in Naxal areas were successful with record voting, they also suffered serious losses. Beginning with the notification of elections on March 5, security forces have lost close to 50 men to Naxal ambushes. On the other side, however, there hasn’t been such severe damage with few Naxals being killed.
Maharashtra Police bust Maoist hideout in Gadchiroli, one killed
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), June 15 (ANI): Maharashtra Police have confirmed busting a Maoist hideout in the jungles of the state’s Gadchiroli District. Police also said that during the raid, they were engaged in a fierce gun battle with the rebels, and added that one rebel was killed and number of explosives had been recovered.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Superintendent of Police for Gadchiroli, M. Raj Kumar, said, “Today (Saturday) during our search operation in the jungle areas we spotted a Naxal camp. The rebels opened fire on the police officials and we retaliated in self defence. The Naxals fled from the camp. When we searched the camp area, we found three claymore mines, explosive blast, many wire bundles with fuses, one 9 mm semi automatic pistol, 1 country made gun and a dead body.” The identity of the recovered body has not been ascertained.
Jehanabad: A Maoist has been arrested from a village in Bihar’s Jehanabad district, police said on Sunday. Acting on a tip off, the police raided Sugao village and apprehended the ultra, identified as Bhim Sharma alias Rakesh Sharma yesterday, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Aditya Kumar here said. He was sent to jail after interrogation in cases of extortion lodged against him under various police stations in the district, the SP said.
No bail for DU teacher Saibaba accused of Maoist links
NAGPUR: The Gadchiroli sessions court in Maharashtra on Friday rejected the bail plea of GN Saibaba, the Delhi University lecturer arrested for alleged connections with Naxalites. Saibaba, who teaches English at Ram Lal Anand College of Delhi University and is wheelchair-bound, is the deputy secretary of “Revolutionary Democratic Front”. He is in custody since May 9 after Maharashtra police arrested him in Delhi last month. The sessions court in Gadchiroli district on Friday refused to grant him bail, a press release issued by Gadchiroli police said.
Raipur: Three naxals commanders, one of them carrying a reward on his head, were today arrested from separate places in insurgency-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The cadres- Badru alias Kariya Hemla (28) and Vatti Rama (30)- were apprehended from a weekly market of Bhairmagarh this morning, Bijapur Deputy Superintendent of Police Sukhnandan Rathore said. Acting on a tip-off about the movement of senior rebel leaders in Bhairamgarh area, a team of local police was mobilised in the region which rounded up the duo from the spot, he said.
Mirtur LOS (local operation squad) deputy commander Badru was involved in several deadly naxal incidents, including killing of a police jawan in Mirtur weekly market and murder of a constable after abducting him in Bhairamgarh area last year besides firing on Madanwada police camp this year, the DSP said. “He was carrying a reward of Rs 10,000 on his head,” he added. While, Vatti Rama, a Dodum militia platoon commander was involved in several offences, including loot, arson and murder in the region, he said. In a separate incident, Talikod militia platoon commander Balram Tamo (28) was held when he had arrived at Nelnar weekly market for purchasing essential commodities ahead of the monsoon for the rebel groups, he said. He was produced before a local of Bastar which sent him to jail on judicial remand, he added.
Posing a huge security challenge before the BJP government, the CPI(Maoist) is closing in on Bastar making it the epicentre of the militarised People’s Guerrilla Army of the outfit. Fresh intelligence reports reveal that in Chhattisgarh, the Maoists have stationed two military battalions, nine military companies, 56 independent military platoons of which 23 are operating in Bastar alone. In all, there are 7,000 trained armed cadres and 40,000 janmilitia members operating in Chattisgarh.
Maoists’ military wing units have been undergoing training in jungles of Abujhmad, a densely forested belt extending from Chhattisgarh’s south Bastar region to Gadchhiroli in Maharashtra, to develop skills to escape air raids, if launched by the security forces in the future, intelligence sources said on Tuesday. Sources said the first batch was given training in Abujhmad jungles on April 23, 2013. Members of different military wings of the banned CPI(Maoist) have been imparted training in phases since then in the area, considered a Naxal stronghold.
“Prominent among the leaders who were spotted taking training in the first training session included local district janata sarkar (rebels’ government) president Radhika, rebels’ intelligence wing in-charge in north Bastar division Sunil, Kutul area committee secretary Renita, and local agriculture division chief Ranader. Madh-north Bastar division committee secretary Rajman, alias Keye, was given the charge of organising the training camp,” intelligence sources told this newspaper. “A booklet titled Jawabi Karbai Ke Liye Madh Mein Training (training on counter-attack in Madh) has been circulated among the trainess in the camp. Another book Air Defence Class Notes have been in the curriculum of training classes,” sources disclosed.
KORAPUT: Upbeat over the recent conviction of Maoist leader Chenda Bhusanam alias Ghasi (47) for possessing arms and attacking police in 2011, Koraput police are contemplating to pursue cases of all important Red leaders till they are prosecuted. “We hope the conviction of Ghasi will act as a deterrent to those indulging in Maoist violence in the state. All steps will be taken to ensure that ultras, who are facing trial, get convicted,” said IG (south-western range) Yashwant Kumar Jethwa. Police said at present, around 25 wanted extremists are lodged in various jails in Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Rayagada districts. Sources said Ghasi is perhaps the first case in last several years where a Maoist leader was found guilty. “In most of the cases, Maoists are acquitted as witnesses turn hostile in courts for various reasons. But now onwards we will try to motivate our witnesses to stick to their statements in courts and provide them security, if needed,” the IG said.
Additional district and sessions judge of Koraput Pradeep Kumar Mohanta on Tuesday sentenced Ghasi to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment. He was the commander of Andhra-Odisha border special zonal committee of the CPI (Maoist) and carrying a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head. Ghasi was arrested by Koraput police near Semiliguda in April 2011. Police have also planned to review petty cases filed against tribals and locals, who are languishing in several jails as undertrial prisoners (UTPs) since long, after being arrested for their alleged involvement in Maoist activities. “We have listed at least 60 people, who are in Koraput jail for their alleged link with the outlawed organization. We are lining up legal assistance to speed up the trial process in their cases,” said SP (Koraput) Awinash Kumar.
“People want revolution, the revolutionaries are the progenies of people, depend on people and the prime weapon of self-denial is the major asset that the revolutionaries count on.” – Moniruzzaman Tara.
Comrades The great Maoist and one of the leaders who uphold the flag of the line of comrade Charu Majumder , comrade Moniruzzaman Tara was brutally murdered by the killer military force-Rokhiyee Bahinee of the fascist Mujib Govt in 1975. To mark his 40th martyr day Gonomuktir Ganer Dol organized a discussion program and a mass cultural program at Shadhinota Square, Stationbazar, Shirajgonj at 5 p.m. on 22nd May,2014.
The speakers in the discussion program, presided over by advocate Zahed Karim, reinforced that it is a scientifically proven truth that only the politics of crashing down the class enemies can annihilate the political , economic, and social eminence of the reactionaries and in that way can establish a new democratic state of the labor-peasants-working class. Comrade Moniruzzaman Tara dedicated his life to establish this line among the people and in his very death of non-surrender he upheld the flag of this revolutionary truth. Hence it is a must-do for every revolutionary to take part in the construction of a new democratic state through crashing down the class enemies in the villages to start establishing red-dominant areas.
Among the discussants were Prince Ahammad, editor of Lamppost, Mirza Forhaduzzaman, former student leader and elder brother of comrade Moniruzzaman Tara, Nahid Sultana Lisa, editor of Lamppost and Ashish Corraya, Gen. Secretary of Gonomuktir Ganer Dol. Later in the mass cultural program Gonomuktir Ganer Dol presented gonosangit and a group recitation of a coladge against crossfire based on the historic movement of Naxalbari.
This martyr day was followed by a series of protest street programs stretched over the following two days at different villages of Shirajgonj – in the morning of 23rd May at Roynapara Primary School, Bellkuchi, then at Haat of Shawalavita, the third in the evening at Khokshabari, Gunorgati. The next day, on May 24, Gonomuktir Ganer Dol had its fourth street program at Khoksha Charpara and the last one in the evening at the bazar of Songacha. All these street programs were held amid the labor and peasants of the village areas to protest against and resist crossfire, encounter, gunfight, abducted-murder etc., the main target of which are evidently the Communist revolutionaries.