On September 21st, 2004, an important event occurred, which contributed to the advancement of the revolutionary forces in India and around the world—that is, the founding of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). This event is a source of inspiration for the world revolutionaries because it shows that it is possible to attain solid and principled unity at the political level through two-line struggle based on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and the strategy of protracted people’s war. India is the world’s second most populated country. It is a semi-colonial and semi-feudal country. Maoist presence in India is significant.
In fact, areas of Indian Territory are controlled by Maoist revolutionary forces. The CPI (Maoist) is the genuine party of the proletariat and oppressed and exploited masses of India. The reactionaries who hold political power in India see in the protracted people’s war the main threat to their security. Maoists around the world hail the Communist Party of India (Maoist), the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army and the Indian popular masses who are waging a heroic struggle against imperialism and the local reactionaries and to build new power and a new society. The reactionary regime wages a terrible and brutal repression against the Maoists and the masses that find identify and fight with them.
The regime is targeting the Party’s leadership and its organizational infrastructure by killing or arresting cadres and key activists. At the same time, it targets the popular masses and the democratic movement that condemns and denounces the repression of the Maoists in order to isolate the Party and prevent it from progressing and developing. Due to the omnipotence of the strategy of protracted people’s war and the application of a correct political line, the revolution is making progress in India. Maoists are not panicking because of adversity and repression. The revolution in India is a hope for the oppressed and exploited masses of the world.
Indian revolutionary masses, their revolutionary army, their mass organizations and their Party deserve our support. They are our troops, and we must move everything to support them. Proletarian internationalism commands us to mobilize popular and democratic forces in every country, especially to fight Operation Green Hunt—the Indian government´s repressive campaign. The Indian government hates and fears the popular masses and more specifically, the workers and peasants and the oppressed nationalities, Adivasis, dalits and women.
Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is what best sums up their revolutionary experience and aspirations. The Indian government does not want the masses to set up their own political power; its only objective is to serve the imperialists, the bureaucratic capitalism and feudal landlords. Indian Maoists are asking us to expose in front of the masses of all countries the reactionary character of the Indian regime and to call them to act in solidarity with the masses who aspire to build a new future.
It is our duty to support all international campaigns that support the people’s war in India and oppose repression by the reactionary Indian state. We also need to take the example of the people’s war in India because of their effort to apply the genuine Maoism according to the concrete conditions of each country’s revolution. Fight against imperialism where one is, is another way to support the revolution and the Indian masses that are fighting semi-colonialism, semi-feudalism and imperialism.
Long live the Communist Party of India (Maoist)!
Long live the people’s war in India!
Condemn genocidal repression in India!
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Indian police killed by Maoist rebels
Maoist rebels have killed 13 police and wounded another 12 in an ambush in a remote part of central India, two senior officers said. The troops were carrying out an operation deep in a forest when the gunmen attacked, the head of Chhattisgarh state’s anti-Maoist operations told the AFP news agency. “Thirteen security forces were killed in a gun battle with Maoists in a deep forest of Sukma region of Chhattisgarh,” said Rajinder Kumar Vij. Sukma district is 385km south of Raipur, the state capital.
Assembly polls: Forces on night domination to keep Maoist threat at bay
Jamshedpur : Police and paramilitary forces have started night domination in naxal-hit Patamda and Bodam in view of the second phase of polling. The move followed intelligence inputs that the Dalma squad of CPI – Maoist has increased its movement in the areas in remote villages of Patamda and Bodam which had almost been free from the naxal activities. “By visiting repeatedly into any particular area, naxals will increase their influence among the villager, and the villagers,” said the officer.
He pointed out the naxals are suspected to have increased the movement keeping the elections in view of the elections which is detrimental to conducting free and fair elections here. A senior police official said: “At the time when the election, joint operation of police and paramilitary was all essential as rebels will tend to concentrate on the Singhbhum side of the border during the time. The joint anti-insurgency operation at Patamda,Dalma and Ghatshila region will keep the area largely free from activities of naxals in the wake of the elections.
“He said as there are a large number of villagers, who have shifted their base from the naxals to the police, it is the duty of the police administration to instill a sense of confidence among such villagers. CRPF officer confirmed to have began the exercise of night domination in the difficult terrain in Patamda. “We had been carrying out long range patrolling in the jungles during the day, but now we have started the exercise of night domination in the night. In the exercise, the forces are staying throughout the night in those villages where thenaxals are reported to have visited clandestinely,” said the officer.
Ballot vs bullet: Phase 2 of Jharkhand polls meets Maoist challenge
The resolve of ballot against the threat of bullet will be put to test when the second phase of Jharkhand polls coincides with the start of the CPI-Maoists’ PLGA week on Tuesday. Maoists observe their People’s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) week each year between December 2 and 9 to commemorate the foundation of their military wing. The banned left-wing extremist outfit’s PLGA is its frontal military wing that executes bloody attacks.
With an estimated 15,000-20,000 highly trained guerillas, the PLGA is known to target security forces. During the PLGA week, it is a Maoist tradition to carry out strikes against security personnel to exhibit their strength and control in areas under their dominance. The Maoist presence has spread to 22 out of the 24 Jharkhand districts and claimed 1,300 lives, including 507 security personnel, since the state’s creation in 2000.
Most of the major strikes against the forces have occurred during or around the PLGA week. In all, polling will be held across 20 constituencies across seven Maoist-affected districts on Tuesday. Senior police officials in these districts are aware of the threat and have beefed up security. “I have informed the government about the high possibility of strikes by the rebels during this week,” West Singhbhum superintendent of police Narendra Kumar Singh said.
The Saranda forest, spread across 820 sq km, in the district is the Maoists safest hideout in the country. It has always been an uphill task for the election commission to successfully hold fair and peaceful polls in the booths in this forest area. What’s more, the Maoists have issued a poll boycott call in accordance with their usual practice. Singh said, “In addition to the 80 companies of central forces, besides the home guards and district police deployed to successfully conduct the polls, we have also sent around 12 teams of the elite CoBRA and Jharkhand Jaguar forces, each team comprising 30 fighters, at various locations in the Saranda forest to carry out operation against the rebels.”
Sharing borders with Odisha on the west and West Bengal in the east, the vulnerability of East Singhbhum district to Maoists’ strike is high during the PLGA week. Shailendra Burnwal, additional SP-cum-nodal officer for deployment of forces, said, “At least 319 polling booths in our district are sensitive to LWE strikes.” On Sunday night, Maoists fired at an unknown target in the Jhatijharna area along the West Bengal border. In Tamar, Ranchi district, Maoists had forced several villages to abstain from polling in 2009.
Roads deserted but Sangai fest abuzz with crowds
Imphal, November 30 2014 : The 24-hour public curfew imposed by CorCom and the 24-hour general strike clamped by Maoist Communist Party in connection with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit severely affected normal life in the State today. However, a substantial number of people somehow reached the Hapta Kangjei-bung to witness the closing ceremony of the 10-day annual festival. All major roads remained empty and shops and business establishments closed in the four valley districts.
The twin capital districts of Imphal East and Imphal West witnessed heavy deployment of State forces and Central paramilitary forces. During the stir, all passenger and private vehicles stayed off the roads. All the three Ima markets and other business establishments and shops in Paona Bazar and Thangal Bazar also remained closed.
Maoist attack in Kerala’s tribal zone likely, says Police
The Kerala Police’s Intelligence wing has received information suggesting the possibility of Communist party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) carrying out an attack soon in the Attappady tribal zone of Palakkad District, reports The Pioneer on December 1.
As per the report, the State Intelligence has submitted to the Government the Maoists are most likely to attack tourist resorts built allegedly on encroached Adivasi lands in the Attappady region. The report is said to have warned about the possibility of attacks also on Government offices, especially those of the Forest Department.
According to sources in the State Police, the Maoists are planning to carry out the attack in protest against the failure of the Government in implementing the welfare schemes for the Adivasis of Attappady reeling under poverty, malnutrition, lack of healthcare and other problems. A minimum of 16 babies had died of malnutrition in Attappady this year.
Chand doesn’t deny use of guns in new revolution
KATHMANDU: Netra Bikram Chand, who recently formed a new Maoist part after severing his ties with Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist, said on Monday that the nature of revolution that he is talking about would depend on the actions. “Guns are not a big deal. If they take over brains, there won’t be any problems of guns,” the former Maoist fighter said at a press conference here in the Capital, hinting that his Maoist faction still had hangovers of armed struggle.
His new outfit has been named CPN Maoist. Saying people’s aspirations were undermined at present, he tried to justify the need of a new revolution. “Prachanda (Chairman of UCPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal) had to lead this movement against regression. Since he did not, Kiran (Chairman of CPN-Maoist Mohan Baidya) had to lead it, or at least, Badal (General Secretary of CPN-Maoist Ram Bahadur Thapa) had to lead…,” he stated, “But we, general people, have to lead it now.” Dubbing revolution as a historic requisite, and not a personal choice, he said, “History has put this responsibility on our shoulders.”
Not even a single leader involved in Janayuddha (people’s war), in which thousands of people were killed, can escape from these revolution, he said. According to him, his was a campaign to unite the Maoist movement in the country instead of a split. Chand, who was Secretary of CPN-Maoist, had attended the party’s plenum on November 24, announcing that he was divorcing himself from the party. He had charged that the party utterly failed to lead the class struggle. Leaders like Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma and Dharmendra Bastola were also present at the press conference today.
Chand warns of forming people’s army
NC chief enemy of new Maoists
KATHMANDU, DEC 01 – Coordinator of the newly formed CPN Maoist, Netra Bikram Chand , has said the new party was formed to protect the national sovereignty, public-livelihood and people’s right. Chand, who announced the formation of a new party breaking away from Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist on Saturday, clarified that he had to form a new party because the leaders of his former party were being driven by vested interests. Speaking at a press meet organised here in the Capital on Monday, leader Chand said that his party’s response will depend on the behavior of the state towards its struggle.
He warned of forming people’s army and people’s government, if needed, depending on the state’s attitude towards his party. “Prachanda [UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal] betrayed the commitment made before the people during the people’s war,” said Chand. “The sacrifice of 10,000 people have gone to waste. Prachanda and Baidya should give reply to the people about it.” Hinting at Dahal, Chand accused the former rebel leaders of being indulged in corruption.
“The CPN-UML and NC entrapped them [Maoist leaders] in personal interests and corrupt lifestyle,” Chand claimed. The CPN Maoist under Chand have decided to recognise Nepali Congress (NC) as its principal enemy, the party secretariat member Dharmendra Bastola said at the press meet. Meanwhile, the party has announced its decision to hold its first General Convention on January 7, 8 & 9 , read a statement issued by Chand.
The party has formed an organising committee under Khadga Bahadur Biswakarma The dissenting faction under Chand held a secret meeting in Chitwan boycotting the extended Central Committee of Baidya-led CPN-Maoist. The four-day conclave on Saturday announced the formation of a new party to lead another “rebellion” and formed a seven-member committee under Chand to decide new party’s political doctrine, immediate and future strategy.
Chand directs party rank and file to get ready for ‘war’
CHITWAN: Netra Bikram Chand, who recently severed ties from the Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist, today directed party leaders and cadres loyal to him to be ready to go for any form of struggle. Addressing party leaders close to him at a party palace in Bharatpur after holding his group’s meeting at the unidentified place in the district, Chand directed party leaders and cadres to be prepared for any form of battle. A source said the meeting at the secret location had formed the CPN-Maoist party under Chand’s leadership.
Addressing party leaders and cadres, Chand said that people had not been able to feel the change due to domination of opportunistic people in previous revolutions. “Chand said the next revolution would be progressive and forward looking,” a cadre said. Chand is believed to have urged the public and nationalistic cadres to participate in the next revolution. Mediapersons were barred from reporting on Chand’s meeting with his cadres.
After the meeting, Chand had exited in underground style. Journalists failed to notice his exit. It has been learnt that Chand will make public the decisions made at the gathering at a press conference in the Capital tomorrow. “The party led by Chand is going to submit a charter of demands to the government tomorrow,” a source said. The secret gathering decided to organise a national conference on January 5. For the same, a conference organising committee has been formed under Chand’s leadership.
Meanwhile, Chand’s party organised a training programme for party activists at Bastipur of Basamasdi VDC-2, Makawanpur today. The programme was organised in the presence of central leaders. Coordinator of the newly-formed CPN-Maoist Chand warned of raising arms against ‘traitors and anti-people parties’ after internal preparation. “The next fight will not be against the NC, UML and UCPN-Maoist but against traitors inside these parties,” Chand added.
Claiming that he had split the party not because of his lust for power but for the people and country, Chand pledged to form a party of true communists comprising members from all the parties. According to a leader, CPN-Maoist politburo member Dharmendra Bastola, central members Anil Sharma, and Gunraj Lohani were present at the training session. Chand directed the party rank and file to be ready to go for war. A source said that a-35 member Makawanpur District Gathering Organising Committee led by Bir Bahadur Ghalan was formed.
Chand announces new party CPN M
KATHMANDU: Maoist leader Netra Bikram Chand on Monday formally announced a new party. Organising a press conference in the Capital today, Chand announced the Communist Party of Nepal Maoist (CPN M). Last week, he had announced that he and leaders loyal to him broke all ties with the CPN-Maoist party led by Mohan Baidya. Chand’s new party includes former leaders of CPN-Maoist including Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma, Ishwari Dahal, Dharmendra Banstola, Tilak Pariyar and Santosh Budha. Chand also announced to organise a national convention on 7-10 January. An organising committee under his leadership has been formed to prepare for the meeting.
Ganapathy General Secretary,
The Message of the Central Committee of our party, issued on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, has given an overall evaluation of the past 10 years. Along with pointing out the gains and advances we have made, it has also drawn attention to the weaknesses and mistakes which hinder us and the favourable and unfavourable aspects of the objective situation. This article is an elaboration of some of the issues the CC Message has placed before the whole party, focussing on a few of the important lessons we must take and the challenges we must surmount. …Our party is leading the PLGA and the people in carrying on PPW against the ruling classes to complete the new democratic revolution.
This is a total war that should be fought protractedly in all spheres such as ideological, political, military, cultural, psychological and economic, focussed on the destruction of the Indian state and building a new state, at present concretised in the RPCs. If a small and weaker force is to defeat a big and mighty force, then it does not have any other way than waging such a war. The counter- revolutionary war carried on by the ruling classes to suppress the revolutionary war is also waged in all these spheres. It aims at wiping us out totally. Our party had this general understanding and we did achieve successes in practice by fighting back the counter-revolution. Yet we did not pay sufficient and timely attention to theorising these experiences. The enemy has developed its counter-revolutionary war strategy and tactics (Low Intensity Conflict or LIC) drawing on worldwide experiences. Therefore, in our theorisation, we too should have a broad vision, not staying restricted within our own experiences.
The task of summing up and preparing policy to face up to the enemy’s LIC strategy and tactics was taken up later. But this lapse resulted in delay in equipping the whole party with a deep understanding about the intensity, expanse and concreteness of the counter-revolutionary war as a total war in a comprehensive manner. This hindered us in tackling the challenges posed by the enemy’s new methods and achieving the successes we expected. Our party lost considerable number of comrades belonging to all levels, right from CC to the village level, in the offensives of the enemy. Though leadership losses began since 2005 May itself, they increased gradually after Unity Congress and the situation took a serious turn by 2011 end. The leadership failed to a large extent in defending itself and the ranks.
These losses weakened the three magic weapons of NDR – the party, PLGA and the UF – quite a lot. This failure is a very severe one. Sacrifices are inevitable in revolution. However, any revolution can be ultimately victorious only by destroying the enemy’s strength and developing its own strength. This is applicable to protracted people’s war (PPW) too. When the people take up arms, rebel and set out to wipe out the rulers, they will counterattack even more brutally. They will attack with utmost ferocity and cruelty to wipe out the revolution. The leadership that prepares to wage an armed revolution must achieve victory by fighting back counter-revolution and ultimately by wiping it out.
Defending the party from the offensives of the enemy during the course of war and from left and right deviations and advancing it towards victory would be a decisive factor for victory and the responsibility of the leadership. We should advance in PPW by defeating such attacks, by wiping out the enemy bit by bit and by increasing our strength step by step… During Naxalbari period, the most important reason for the setback of those days was the immense loss of subjective forces including Central leadership. This is applicable to the setback of the AP and Telangana movements too. The Peru revolution suffered a setback as almost the entire top leadership got arrested. These bitter experiences teach us the vital importance of protecting leadership and preserving subjective forces. This is an ideological and political issue. It is an issue which must be addressed at the strategic level. It is an issue pertaining to understanding the enemy’s LIC strategy and tactics. It is also an issue pertaining to building and strengthening of party, army and UF and developing mass base.
Though our party has a general understanding in all these matters, we suffered losses as we were liberal and lacked concreteness in our practice. The experiences of the past decade point out to our weakness in this regard. Though the objective situation is very favourable to the revolution, we cannot lead the revolution to victory without creating favourable situation in a planned manner and without continuously preserving and developing our subjective forces during the course of struggle. In the present situation where the enemy offensive is becoming more severe, when its surveillance and infiltration methods are becoming more sophisticated, backed by modern technology, we too must strengthen and upgrade our capacities and underground structures by formulating tactics and secret work methods that would help in preserving our subjective forces and we must implement those tactics with firm determination. Only by doing this, will we be able to develop them step by step.
We should keep in mind our own experiences, the teachings of the great Marxist teachers and the experiences imparted by the histories of revolutions of various countries and put efforts in this direction, to develop our party into a strong organisation advancing on the path of the invincible PPW… The relation between the development of people’s war and of mass work must be grasped properly. If we had rallied the peasantry and agricultural labourers and poor peasants more widely into the agrarian revolution in other rural areas and not only in the areas where RPCs are present, we could have further developed guerrilla warfare.
Similarly,shortcomings in rallying the middle classes newly developing in the rural areas and the oppressed social sections into the revolutionary movement have negatively impacted the development of guerrilla warfare. In the past ten years, the movements in plain areas and urban centres have weakened. We have also not been able to achieve notable improvement in mobilising vast non-peasant masses inside the guerrilla zones. Both of these have negatively impacted the successful implementation of our central task. But we also have the experiences where vast masses have rallied in the Nandigram, Lalgarh, Narayanapatna movements, the movement for separate Statehood for Telangana and anti-displacement movements in various parts of our country. These are new experiences we must cherish and learn from.
We should deeply probe them to grasp the social dynamics they reveal, new features they contain, as well as new forms of mass mobilisation they brought up and the potential they demonstrated for building broad unity of classes extending beyond rural areas into urban centres. It is true that we had formulated broad tactical guidelines in our ‘Strategy and Tactics of Indian Revolution’ document to build revolutionary movements in various types of plain areas, keeping in view the changes that occurred in our country. We also have a policy document regarding urban work. But it would do well to examine how much and how deeply the strategic importance of these two areas is grasped and how much effort has been made in taking forward this crucial work. Weaknesses in this regard and failure to work as needed have led to our loosing many subjective forces in these areas that were a soft target for enemy repression. The persisting lack in doing social investigation and study is one major reason for such weaknesses. The majority of the people who are becoming victims of imperialist, feudal and comprador bureaucratic bourgeois exploitation and oppression live in the vast plain areas and the urban ar- eas. Several movements are raging in the plains and the urban areas. The worldwide economic crisis is crushing the people of these two areas. There is not a single problem that they are not facing. There is no alternative to them other than revolution. And there is a lot of impact of the PW on the people of these areas.
The situation in these areas is thus objectively very favourable to the revolution. What is needed is a creative approach addressing the concreteness of the situation existing in such areas and the demands of various sections and classes among the masses. We already have decades of experience of working in such areas. Similarly, the experiences we gained in the past decade will also help us in working under the new circumstances. Drawing on these experiences, if we creatively work in a planned manner, employing new methods to suit the changed conditions and enemy’s tactics, we can certainly create opportunities to wage guerrilla war in these vast areas as part of PPW. When the enemy is carrying on a severe offensive on us to isolate us from the people and destroy us, we must follow tactics allowing us to protect and preserve our forces.
We preserve ourselves to fight even better and destroy the enemy. Therefore, while implementing the methods necessary to defend and preserve our forces, we should fulfil political, organisational and military tasks of the PPW and increase our mass base. The enemy’s policy is to isolate us from the people and destroy us. Our policy is to go more deeply into the people, integrate more closely with them and destroy the enemy. The favourable objective condition gives us good opportunities to do this. We should utilise them and politically rally the peasantry and various sections of people who are becoming victims of intensifying feudal and imperialist exploitation and oppression and mobilise them on various political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and other issues. The advanced elements that come to the fore in these struggles should be consolidated after raising their political and ideological consciousness. We must thus increase our mass base and subjective forces. We must take political initiative to utilise the contradictions among the enemies to serve this purpose by isolating the main enemy and hastening its end…
According to the conditions in various areas, the government is implementing reforms for developing illusions among the masses and to isolate us from them and destroy us. We should formulate tactical programs based on the policy already formulated by us and on our experiences and implement them to fight back and defeat the enemy’s LIC tactics. Similarly,the party, PLGA and the mass organisations should fight back the relentless psychological operations carried on by the enemy. We should widely propagate MLM, the politics of NDR and the successes of our movement among the people. The underlying aspect in all of these shortcomings is that of insufficient ideological, political study,social investigation, summarising of experiences and rectification of wrong and non-proletarian trends …
Shortcomings persist in following iron discipline, in implementing democratic centralism,secret structure and secret work methods in the party and in leadership work methods and style. These cause damage to unity of thought and action inside the party. They were also one of the reasons for losing subjective forces in large numbers including top level leadership… Our party’s ideological, political and military line is correct. The ultimate victory of the PPW is decided by these factors. Though the mistakes and shortcomings that occur in practice to reach our goal lead to temporary failures and immense hardship, we can rectify these by sticking firmly to our political and military line and by doing correct political, organisational and military work in the light of MLM. We can once again advance in the path towards victory.
Our party took this attitude during the countrywide setback period during the beginning of 1970s and developed the movement step by step. All those who took a different attitude during that period soon disappeared from the Indian revolutionary canvas or were left with a formal presence. The experiences of revolutions of several countries that were successful, that were defeated and those that are continuing to this day are proving that this is the correct attitude. In the present conditions, the key task regarding party building is that of moulding the party in such a way that it is capable of tackling and surmounting the difficult situation we face and advancing the movement again. For this we should take our past experiences and lessons learnt from them and discuss about them at all levels.
At every level our comrades must discuss their own experiences, realise their mistakes and take steps to rectify them. We should study the teachings of great Marxist teachers. If we look only at successes and advances and ignore failures and difficult situations or if we look only at these and ignore successes and advances, we would not be able to prevent past mistakes and would become victims of pessimism… Another important task regarding party building is increasing the quality of the party. While giving party membership to new recruits, while developing them as professional revolutionaries and while giving promotions we should definitely give importance to quality.
We should select active members from the mass organisations and from the non-party members of the PLGA and give them membership and training according to our constitution. To the extent we succeed in recruiting new members in the party, it would not only expand but would also be infused with young blood and new experience. To improve the quality of the party we should carry on study and training of MLM like a campaign. We should make study of concrete conditions and discussion on creative application of theory a part of this ideological and political effort… All this effort regarding party building should be done as part of Bolshevisation campaign.
By making this program successful, we would be able to increase the ideological, political level and organisational solidity of the party,and thus vastly build up its capability in developing mass base and enhancing its efficiency in leading the PLGA and the people to advance the people’s war. For the development of the movement,along with favourable objective conditions it is also necessary to have sufficient subjective strength. However, even when we are lacking in this strength, if we put in correct political and organisational efforts with determination, then the favourable objective conditions will allow us to build up subjective forces in a fairly quick manner.
Our past experiences stand testimony to this. If we do not take this into consideration,think with a metaphysical outlook and become passive, thinking that our subjective forces are weak, we will never be able to overcome the hurdles we face today.The PPW path is one with an orientation which teaches us that a weak force can turn into a strong force and weak movements can develop into strong ones. Before the success of the Russian revolution, revisionism dominated the ICM and the genuine revolutionaries, like the Bolsheviks led by Lenin,were a minority.The victory of the October revolution smashed the revisionism of the 2nd International and unleashed a huge growth in communist parties and revolutions. When Krushchev revisionism emerged, only a few parties stood with the CPC led by Mao Tsetung.
But the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution brought forth a powerful wave of new parties and revolutions. Our revolution and the PPW in the Philippines are continuators of that wave. Once again, only a few parties stood up against the revisionists led by Teng who seized power in China. But that struggle gave birth to the Peruvian and Nepali revolutions. While the former has suffered a setback the latter was betrayed by neo-revisionism. But the lesson still remains. It is by making revolution that we can draw out the full potential of a favourable situation and defeat imperialism, reaction and its tool revisionism.
It is by standing firm on MLM, the ideology of the proletariat, and sticking to the path of revolution that we can surmount hurdles and tackle all challenges successfully. The global crisis of the imperialist system that broke out in 2008 is continuing. The masses in both the oppressed countries and imperialist ones are time and again coming out in struggle. PPWs are continuing. The people’s war led by our party has gained widespread support all over the world. The unity of Maoist forces is increasing, facing up to the betrayal of the Prachanda-Bhattarai clique and liquidationism of Avakianism. The world situation shows great potential for a powerful new wave of revolution. But here too our subjective forces seriously lag behind the objective situation. Thus we see the contradiction, the glaring gap between the potential of the objective situation and the subjective capacities of the Maoist forces.
The history of the world revolution teaches us that the principal way to overcome this is by waging revolution and advancing to victory. We have a great responsibility in this regard. Various opinions combat each other in the party as a reflection of the class struggle going on in society. We should keep in mind that, generally, when movements are facing a difficult situation, the possibility of right and left opportunist trends coming to the fore inside the party would be more. If we are not alert to this and do not take up struggle against them in time we will suffer losses. If we over assess the strength of the revolutionary forces and look down upon the enemy, our party would suffer losses due to left mistakes.
If we over assess the strength of the enemy and look down upon the strength of the revolutionary forces, again the party would suffer losses due to right mistakes. Today the latter is the main danger. We should carry on internal struggle by following correct party methods against both right and left trends. However we should not treat every difference of opinion as a basic difference on our line or enter into endless debates. Such matters should be clearly discussed in the concerned committees following proper methods according to our party constitution. This is the correct party policy followed by us towards differences of opinion and differing views that arise in the party. Some people have lost preparedness to continue along the arduous path of PPW and the will to sacrifice. They assess the might of the enemy as permanent and the people’s strength as always being weak.
They are making bankrupt arguments joining hands with the enemy. We should strongly fight back against such betrayers. Recently, in our country some persons have once again brought forth views that capitalist relations have replaced semi-feudal relations in Indian society and that PPW line is not suitable for our country. Some among them are arguing vaguely about insurrection line. The Communist League of India (CLI) formulated its line with this understanding three decades back. It is well known that it has not succeeded even a little bit despite long years of trying to practice it. We should completely reject this trend. After Second World War, led by the US imperialists, many changes have occurred in oppressed countries according to the interests of the neo-colonialists and their lackeys.
Despite this, all the liberation struggles or new democratic revolutions that were waged in these rural and urban population countries till date followed the protracted path or PPW line respectively. In some countries revolutions are continuing on the path of PPW. This is possible because of the basic semi-colonial, semi-feudal nature of these societies and the basic contradictions in them. The NDR is continuing since decades in our country for similar reasons. It is due to these social relations that people are joining in making this revolution. After 1947 considerable changes occurred in our country’s economic, political, cultural and other spheres.
However they did not bring any qualitative change in the nature of our society. The history of NDR in our country is proving this very historical truth. So we should reject wrong views that deny this reality and expose the arguments brought forth by them. In every country and society where class contradictions and class struggles are continuously sharpening, changes continue to occur. In our country too, not only in the economic, political and cultural spheres but also in other factors that seriously impact the revolutionary war, such as transport, communication, media, technology, art of war, topography, proportion of rural and urban population and in legislature, administration and judiciary many changes have taken place. Even during the LPG period, these took place unevenly in our country where uneven development is present. We should stick on firmly to our political and military line and study these changes deeply, keeping in view the dialectical relation between them and our strategy and tactics.
These changes are impacting some aspects of our strategy. That is why we should implement our strategy creatively and develop our tactics. We should make necessary changes in slogans, struggle and organisational forms and priorities that do not help in mobilising the people vastly and actively into PW. This was necessary in the past and it is even more so at present when changes take place relatively rapidly. When class struggle is continuing fiercely, study and investigation of conditions and formulating tactics according to them has a lot of significance. So far as our country is concerned we should study these changes from another point of view too. It is necessary to understand that the changes that occurred in various spheres in our country have occurred due to the unprecedented level of neo-colonial exploitation, oppression and control of the imperialists.
It is necessary to decide the direction of our tactics keeping this in view. Our ‘Strategy and Tactics of Indian Revolution’ document has stated clearly that constantly studying the phenomena in the world and the country, investigating and analysing them in the light of MLM, educating the party based on the summarisations, actively and widely rallying the people into the arena of struggles and developing the necessary struggle and organisational forms are of utmost necessity. When we continue to implement tactics that are no longer suited to the conditions, to that extent the movement too would be damaged.
We had already reviewed that one of the reasons for the setback of the AP movement was such a mistake. We have also realised that some such mistakes have been committed in the past decade too. The party must retain initiative where we are strong, regain it where we have weakened and develop the movement by rectifying mistakes in time. As long as we firmly grasp the ideological weapon of MLM, and develop the political and military line through its creative application, we can overcome our weaknesses by improving political, organisational and military struggle efforts. Such a correct practice will once again regenerate favourable subjective conditions in all our areas of work for achieving victory in the NDR by overcoming the present situation we face.
Analyzing the post-election scene, our CC has pointed out that the formation of the RSS dominated NDA government and the threat of Brahmanical Hindu fascism has brought forward the urgent and important task of building broad-based and powerful mass movements by uniting all the revolutionary and democratic organisations, forces and individuals and the vast masses. Attacks on religious minorities and atrocities against dalits will increase. Progressive intellectuals and movements will be targeted. Contradictions among the ruling classes will also sharpen as a fall out of the drive to Hindu fascism and the concentration of government power in the hands of a small coterie close to Modi.
The stealthy attempt to impose ‘Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan’ on all the nationalities will bring up more opposition. All of this will provide new and diverse opportunities to unite a broad array of forces in struggle. The Modi regime is aggressively pushing the LPG agenda and the neocolonial grip is tightening. It seeks to cover this up with false talk of nationalism. This nationalist posture of the Sangh Parivar must be challenged by facts about the wholesale sell-out of the country by the Modi government. Wide and concrete propaganda must be carried out to expose the real pro-imperialist, pro-feudal nature of Modi’s agenda.
A new phase of Operation Green Hunt has started. The Modi regime will also be stepping up attacks on national liberation movements and people’s movements. This attack on the people will be accompanied by more draconian laws, blatant violation of even formal justice, and more brutal persecution of political prisoners and suppression of activists who take up such issues. We must energetically intervene in such issues. There is good potential for building and strengthening civil rights/human rights movements in a broad manner. We must try to unite them with the ongoing activities against Operation Green Hunt and the defence of political prisoners’ rights.
The aggressive promotion of Modi’s ‘development’ agenda will see an unprecedented level of displacement. The very existence of the adivasis will be severely threatened. This will bring forward mass struggles. We should actively intervene in these, either directly through suitable forms or by playing a supportive role. We must keep in mind that it has the potential to give rise to a massive mass movement. The aggressive neo-liberal policies of the Modi government will intensify the hardships faced by the peasantry, workers, government employees, and various sections like women, student, and youth.
We must pay attention to intervene in such issues and organise the people in struggles. To overcome the situation we are facing today, we must protect our subjective forces, consolidate them, strengthen our mass base and thus advance the protracted people’s war more powerfully. The new situation emerging after the coming of the Modi regime must be utilised in this direction. It no doubt brings up serious challenges, but it also brings even more opportunities. We must boldly go more deeply and broadly among the different oppressed classes and sections of the people, mobilise them politically and unite them in struggle. We must respond to each and every anti-people, anti-country policy and measure of the Modi government, persistently expose them, mobilise all the people in struggles against it, and strive to link them up with the ongoing protracted people’s war. We must go all out and seize these opportunities.
Anti-Naxal ops: Military choppers to BSF delayed
New Delhi: The much-awaited delivery of two advanced military helicopters to India for use in air support role in anti-Naxal operations has been delayed with BSF taking up the issue with Russian officials. The Mi-17-V5 helicopters were scheduled to be handed over to the Border Security Force’s air wing by the end of September but sources said the delivery has got delayed by few months now. Sensing the urgency to get these ‘flying machines’ in the force’s fleet, the paramilitary force has now contacted the manufacturers after which a team of Russian officials have landed in Delhi to smoothen the process of handing over the two choppers, part of an eight helicopter deal for the paramilitary force.
The new choppers were being procured to add muscle to the existing fleet of 11 helicopters which are currently being used to ferry troops and material and conduct casualty evacuation sorties in Naxal violence-affected states. Both the Indian Air Force and BSF choppers are part of this fleet. “The delivery of the Mi-17-V5 choppers is running behind schedule but it is expected that the helicopters would be handed over to BSF sooner than later.
A Russian team has just landed in Delhi to take forward the processes and meet Home Ministry and BSF authorities in this regard,” a source privy to the development said. The BSF, which operates the air wing for the Union Home Ministry and all forces under its command, has made elaborate plans to base these helicopters in anti-Naxal operations grid and bases have already been prepared in this regard in Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand capital Ranchi. ‘V5′ is an advanced version of the existing Mi-17s and equipped with sophisticated avionics and on-board navigation systems, making it more suitable for both day and night operations which is a regular requirement in Left-wing extremism hit states.
Police arrest hardcore Maoist in Jharkhand
Giridih, Nov 30 (ANI): The state police arrested a hardcore Maoist and recovered explosives along with arms and ammunition in Jharkhand. Acting on a tip-off, the Giridih police sent a team to hunt the dreaded Maoist and nabbed him immediately. The Superintendent of Police (SP), Giridih, Kranti Kumar said that the nabbed Maoist had been identified as Dinesh Manjhi and was a hardcore leader and platoon commander of a Maoist organization in Jharkhand. The Maoist was pasting posters for boycotting the state elections. He had been involved in many Naxal incidents of Jharkhand.
‘Lilong blast not related with Maoist’
Imphal, November 29 2014 : Maoist Community Party (MCP), Manipur, in a press statement, has clarified that the outfit was not involved in the bomb blast which killed a young boy at Lilong in between Lilong PS and 27-AR post today morning. Further, MCP condemned the incident and asserted that it has not caused any casualty to civilians even by mistake during the armed struggle.
We attacked Kerala resort, claim Maoists
The CPI (Maoist) has claimed responsibility for the attack on a private resort at North Kerala’s hill district Wayanad. The resort named Agraharam, located at Thirunelli, was ransacked on November 18 by a four-member gang. The resort is owned by Sebastian Joseph, a senior journalist with Kerala’s leading daily Malayala Manorama. The gang entered the resort in the early on November 18 and smashed the windows and furniture.
They left behind pro-Maoist pamphlets. On Saturday, media offices in Palakkad district got a press release believed to be from the Western Ghat Zonal Committee of the CPI (Maoist) saying that its cadres had attacked the resort. It said the attack was a warning against unbridled encroachment of the real estate-tourism mafia in Wayanad district, which was once a land of paddy fields. Policed sources said they were probing the case.
Jamui police prepare sketches of wanted Maoists
Munger: In order to avoid the arrest of innocent persons and ensure correct identity of the Maoists operating in and around Jamui district and the bordering Jharkhand, Jamui police superintendent Upendra Prasad Singh is getting prepared the sketches of all the active Maoists hiding in the forest areas and hilly tracts. Skilled sketch-makers and experienced artists are being utilized by the police for the purpose. So far, sketches of a dozen Maoist commanders have already been prepared on the basis of some photographs available with the police and descriptions of their built and complexion given by the arrested Maoists, including Mukesh Das of Parachi under Chakai police station area of Jamui district who was nabbed recently.
The paper sketches so far prepared include those of Cheerag Da, Pravesh Da, Bashir Da, Sidhu Kora, (the main accused in the killing of deputy commandant of CRPF Heera Nath Jha in village Lakheri under Khaira police station of Jamui district on July 5 this year) and Lal Mohan Yadav. Reena Kora, the wife of Sidhu Kora, was arrested the same night and is lodged in Jamui jail. Jamui SP said this practical approach would help the police nab the Maoists easily and added that the police were considering making the sketches public and posting them at public places eliciting public information about their whereabouts confidentially. So far police have not come across the photographs of the Maoist leaders, but they are aware of their names and activities only. The sketches will now help the police nab them at the first sight.
Chand faction to form CPN (M)
KATHMANDU, NOV 30 – A secret meeting of CPN-Maoist dissenters led by party Secretary Netra Bikram Chand concluded on Saturday with a decision to form a new party to lead another “rebellion”. The four-day meeting held in Chitwan has decided to name the party as CPN (Maoist), said leaders who attended the meeting. CPN (Maoist) was the party led by UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal during the decade-long ‘people’s war’.
The Chand faction last week severed its ties with the party establishment, calling Chairman Mohan Baidya “incapable” of leading the party and class struggle ahead. The leaders said that it would be a few more weeks before an official announcement of the new party. They are planning for a general convention next month to finalise the party’s guiding principle, organisational structure and strategies. The meeting has formed a seven-member committee under Chand to decide new party’s political doctrine, immediate and future strategy. Other members of the committee include Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma, Dharmendra Bastola, Santosh Budamagar, Tilak Pariyar and Ishwori Dahal. Chand’s document talks of going for another armed rebellion in a long run with the help of rural peasants and urban working class, said leaders.
The party plans to take its activities in “semi-underground” manner forming parallel local bodies and paramilitary structure at the local level. “The decisions of the meeting will be made public on Monday,” said CC member Sudip Malla, without divulging details. Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma had last week told the Post that the party would also raise the demand of all-party conference, originally raised by the CPN-Maoist, for the timely promulgation of new constitution. He said the party would not accept the constitution promulgated through the Constituent Assembly, ruling out suggestions that they were to indulge in underground activities immediately. Baidya confirms Chand’s release On Saturday, CPN-Maoist Chairman Baidya officially confirmed that Chand had been released from the party.
At a press conference in the Capital on Saturday, Baidya insisted that Chand had decided to “divorce” with the party for power instead of genuine ideological differences as the latter had claimed. He said the Chand faction disassociated with the party after a failed “bargain” for the leadership.
Breakaway faction led by Chand announces separate party
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The ongoing meeting of central leaders of the dissident faction of the CPN-Maoist led by Secretary Netra Bikram Chand on Saturday took the decision to form a new party, CPN (Maoist). The meeting underway since the last three days in Chitwan took the decision to form CPN (Maoist). Leader Khadga Bahadur Bishworkarma shared about the decision to form a separate party and added the details would be divulged at a press meet to be held at Rastriya Naach Ghar in the capital city at 1:00 pm on December 1. The faction led by Chand had split from CPN-Maoist on 24 November.
Nepal Army collecting details of Biplav splinter party: Reports
Following split in the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist led by Mohan Baidya, its estranged secretary Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ has given shape to a new party. After a three day long meeting held at an undisclosed location in the district of Chitwan, Biplav and his supporters has named their party as Nepal Communist Party Maoist, reports have it. Secretary Sarad Bhandari of the new party talking to Kantipur claims that dash (-) has been removed to name the party as NCP Maoist.
The meeting has appointed Biplav as the party in charge and has decided to summon a national level meeting within the month of Poush. In the mean time, reports have it that the Nepal Army has begun searching for detailed information of all the leaders associated with the party led by Biplav. “It is our responsibility to collect information about all political leaders of the country. This is natural for the army to be timely aware of possible revolt as our task primarily is to guarantee peace in the country,” reports quote Nepal Army source as saying.
Police ‘spying’ on leaders of CPN-M splinter group
KATHMANDU, NOV 30 – Police have placed under surveillance Netra Bikram Chand and other leaders who are planning to form a new party and launch an “armed rebellion” following split from the CPN-Maoist. Sources at Nepal Police say movements of Chand and various other leaders are being tracked and observed by special bureau, a police agency that gathers information on terrorism and other criminal activities. They are also doing background checks on possible party members of the new party. “There are threats from Chand’s previous cadres who did not like the party split,” said a source at police headquarters.
“Amid rumours of armed struggle, it’s imperative that we keep a close eye and learn about their plans.” According to police, cadres close to Chand are targeting CPN-Maoist General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’, who has been at loggerheads with the former ever since their split from the UCPN-Maoist. The cadres are said to have daubed messages of armed rebellion at residence of Badal and other high-level CPN-Maoist leaders. “We have assessed that the leaders of both CPN-Maoist and the splinter group are facing threats from rival cadres. Security has also been provided to leaders to avoid any untoward incidents,” added the police source.
Nepal Police spokesperson Deputy Inspector General Madhav Joshi denied that former CPN-Maoist leaders were under police “scrutiny”, but said they were providing security to leaders just like to any others leaders of parties. Around five dozen CPN-Maoist dissenters reportedly gathered outside the Valley to discuss on new party formation on Thursday, three days after party Secretary Chand announced his spilt with the establishment. Besides discussions on modality, strategy and date for the formation of the new party, the meeting focused on waging another “armed rebellion” in the country, according to informed sources.
Chand announces to launch ‘new revolution’
CHITWAN: Maoist leader Netra Bikram Chand has announced that his faction is now involved in a new revolution. The Chand faction has recently announced its detachment with the previous party, the CPN-Maoist led by Mohan Baidya. Speaking at a party cadres meet in Bharatpur of Chitwan today, leader Chand urged cadres of other parties to join his party with a new spirit for revolution. He, however, did not mention about way and type of the new revolution.
Chand further said that he announced a new revolution as people could not feel any change even after a big political change. Opportunists distorted the spirit of change and thereby betraying the people. Leader Chand also said that the name of the new party is yet to be decided, but campaign of uniting the cadres has begun. The future programmes and guidelines of the party might be announced in the Capital on Monday, one of the participant leader said.
Chand says he is now in a new revolution
CHITWAN, NOV 30 – Netra Bikram Chand has announced that his faction was now involved in new a revolution. The Chand faction has recently announced its detachment with the previous party, the CPN-Maoist led by Mohan Baidya . Speaking at a party cadres meet in Chitwan, Bharatpur, on Sunday, leader Chand urged welcomed cadres of other parties to join his party with a new spirit for revolution. He however did not mention about way and type of the new revolution.
Chand further said that he announced a new revolution as the people could not feel any change even after a big political change. Opportunists distorted the spirit of change and thereby betraying the people. Leader Chand also said that the name of the new party is yet to decided but campaign of uniting the cadres has begun. The future programmes and guidelines of the party might be announced in the capital on Monday, one of the participant leader said.
Dissolve CA‚ govt‚ demands CPN-M
KATHMANDU: Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist has demanded that the Constituent Assembly and current government be dissolved. Issuing a press release here today, the party said that its immediate work plan was to ensure the formation of a national government. The party also said it would forge a working alliance with other parties who could partially or fully agree with its views on the need to disintegrate the CA and current government.
Meanwhile, the CPN-M endorsed a political report presented by party Chair Baidhya amid party’s plenum that concluded yesterday. The party’s national conference that aims to discuss current differences seen in the party is scheduled for December 25. A few days ago, CPN-M Secretary Netra Bikram Chand had announced that he had severed ties with Baidhya’s leadership for failing to be the proletariat’s vanguard. Today’s CPN-M release, however, has termed Chand’s rebellion against the mother party as ‘rightist opportunism’. According to the party, there is no option to revolution as the CA is under the control of status-quoits forces.
“This CA cannot protect the rights of the marganilised groups,” he said.
Chand calls it quits
CHITWAN: Netra Bikram Chand on Saturday formed a new party under leadership, formally severing his ties with the mother party CPN-Maoist. He had earlier announced that a group led by him soon would quit the mother party after differences between his group and the establishment faction.
Chand announced a separate party with the name ‘Communist Party of Nepal Maoist’ after a meeting between him and central members loyal to him in Chitwan. According to the Chand-led CPN M Chitwan district in-charge Gunraj Lohani, the meeting may continue till Sunday whereas the party’s name and policies will be released later.
(It was added to the preface of the Poetry Book: People’s War in Perspective. Sukanto Bhattacharjee was a famous poet in Bengali literature during 1940s. At the same time, he was an activist of Communist party of India. He reflected the idea of that party which was sunk in revisionist line, so, a short lived genius was bound by great limitations that he could not break — Sarbaharapath)
Sheikh Mujiv the lackey of Indian expansionism, Social Imperialism and Imperialism read and praise Sukanto’s poetry. The revisionists also appreciate that. This is because class struggle is acceptable to bourgeoisie, even big bourgeoisie (Lenin) Sukanto said about class struggle. But his patry did not recognize establishing of proletarian dictatorship which is inevitable end of class struggle [At present it is and at that time it was people’s democratic dictatorship that is a form of proletarian dictatorship]
Neither Marxism-Leninism (at present Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought) the scientific theoretical basis of carrying class struggle of proletariat nor political party of proletariat to carry class struggle is present in his poetry. Sukanto’s poetry did not reflect the revolutionary practice of armed and other struggles led by party to establish people’s democratic dictatorship. Those are limitations of Sukanto. This is why Sukanto is acceptable to bourgeoisie, even big bourgeoisie. The same we can say about Indu Saha of East Bengal.
CPI (Maoist) admits desertion by party cadres
“To get benefits of rewards and promotion, security forces are attacking villages and arresting Tribals, non-Tribal activists and youths and declaring them as Maoists,” a Maoist leader claimed.
The outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) has admitted that its cadres are deserting the party and are getting attracted towards the “bankrupt” surrender policy employed by the government. “It is true that some of our ‘weak’ cadres are getting attracted towards the bankrupt and corrupt surrender policy of the government and laying down their arms,” Gudsa Usendi, the spokesperson of the Danda Karanya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) of the CPI (Maoist), said in a press statement .
The Maoist statement has come in the wake of a spate of alleged Maoist surrenders in Bastar region of Chhhattisgarh. “The revolutionary public term those who surrender before police as enemies of people. The revolutionary public hates such people. When such people are coming back to their villages, they have to face people’s ire,” claimed the DKSZC spokesperson citing the example of surrendered former Mad Divisional Committee member of CPI(Maoist) Navin. “When Navin went back to his Dhanora village in Narayanpur district along with the police, hundreds of villagers surrounded the police station and protested against him,” said Gudsa Usendi and termed the current surrender policy of Chhattisgarh as “an earning opportunity” for senior police and paramilitary officers posted in the State.
“Under this surrender policy, hundreds of crores of rupees of un-auditable funds are being given to the police and paramilitary officials, which is leading to criminalization of security forces in conflict areas. The government has also declared internal rewards and promotions for security forces. To get the benefits of rewards and promotion, security forces are increasingly attacking villages and arresting Tribals, non-Tribal activists and youths and declaring them as Maoists,” contended the Maoist leader. Accusing Chhattisgarh police of “threatening and forcing” people to surrender, Gudsa Usendi said that the police propaganda through print and electronic media on surrenders and arrests was an attempt to “defame” the Maoist party and to put “psychological pressure” on Maoist ranks, which might lead to confusion.
Gudsa Usendi pointed out that Chhattisgarh police’s propaganda on surrenders was a part of a Low Intensity Warfare, which the government employed against the Maoist PLGA (People’s Liberation Guerilla Army), Janatana Sarkars (Maoist Village level organizations) and other party wings. “As a part of this Low Intensity Warfare, the anti-displacement activists and those who opposed paramilitary camps are also being arrested and declared as Maoists carrying rewards of lakhs on their heads. The people who left the party over the years for personal and family reasons are being captured and shown as dreaded Maoists,” contended the DKSZC spokesperson.
The Maoist leader cited the example of Sita from Chirabai village in Barsoor area of Dantewada district who was a member of the PLGA’s Battalion No. 2. “Sita had left our party in June this year and went back to a village to spend a peaceful life. The police forced her to surrender by threatening her father. Police officers told the media that she carried a reward of Rs.8 Lakh on her head. But she was given a meager Rs.5000,” he added while claiming that there were “hundreds” of cases like the Sita’s. The Maoist’s spokesperson also claimed that “attacking villages, nabbing people between the age group of 20 to 45 and pressurizing them to become SPO (Special Police Officer) or surrender” was an integral part of Chhattisgarh government’s new surrender policy.
“Those who refuse are being arrested and implicated in false cases. Some of them are being killed in fake encounters,” said Gudsa Usendi and appealed to every cadre in every rank in CPI (Maoist) to “oppose this surrender policy and fight for revolution and real independence till the end”. He also claimed the Communist Party of India and the Congress party had already raised questions over the spate of surrenders in Chhattisgarh. The Maoists also appealed to journalists to travel to these parts and expose the “hollowness” of the surrender policy and asked the human rights organizations to openly oppose the “unconstitutional and criminal” surrender policy of the government.
Maoists call for revival of ‘war’ in Telangana
Charging the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government with anti-people policies, the CPI (Maoist) has called for revival of war against the government, indicating the end of six-month long peace since the formation of the new state. The outlawed party accused the Telangana government of partnering with its neighbouring state Chhattisgarh in killing their cadres in fake encounters. They said the Telangana government was harassing poor tribals and revolutionary organisations. “The Telangana government has unleashed terror in the tribal hamlets through heavy deployment of paramilitary forces,” said a three-page statement signed by its General Secretary Ganapathi and released to the press.
The letter calls upon the people to rebel against the government. The letter listed out the failures of the TRS government since the formation of the new state in June and accused Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of behaving like a “dictator” by muzzling the voice of dissent and curbing the rights of the media and people’s organisations. The Maoists alleged that the police attacks have increased in several Telangana districts. “The government is spending crores of rupees on modernisation of its police force only to suppress the people’s movements. In the garb of heightened threat perception, it has spent Rs 100 crore to procure bullet-proof vehicles to the ministers,” the statement in Telugu said. The top Maoist leader’s warning comes against the backdrop of growing fears that Maoists will try to wrest back their old clout in the northern Telangana districts after the division of the state.
Once these districts were hot bed of Naxalite activities, so much so that the ultra left extremist units were in a position to run parallel administration. However, the Y S Rajasekhara Reddy government succeeded in weeding them out and eroding their support base. Several of their top leaders were eliminated in police operations while many others surrendered. The persistent police action has made the Maoist leadership shift its base to north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Orissa. The letter further holds the TRS government responsible for the unabated farmer suicides in the state. “The KCR’s government remained a mute spectator to the suicides of 400 farmers and even tried to blame us for the crisis. The government also turned a blind eye to the mining mafia in Karimnagar, Warangal and Khammam districts,” it said.
Bombs Found in Forest
ROURKELA: Jharkhand security forces found two claymore bombs weighing 25 kg each in Maoist-infested Saranda forest in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, about 22 km away from Sundargarh border. In the run-up to Jharkhand Assembly election, the CRPF and police were jointly conducting combing operation when they came across the bombs in forest routes near Thalkobad under Chhota Nagar police limits. The Maoists had pasted posters at different areas in West Singhbhum district appealing to the voters to boycott the election to be held on December 2.
A total of nine cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) were arrested during an anti-insurgency operation by a team of 123rd, 140th and 146th Battalion of Border Security Force (BSF) stationed at Koyalibeda, from the forested patch of the villages of Maalmeta, Kutul and Pushawahi in Kanker District on November 28, reports The Pioneer. Those arrested have been identified as Santu Mandavi (30), Santosh Usendi (32), Chain Singh Netam (30), Vishram Nureti (35), Devraj Darro (47), Heera Singh (26), Raisingh Nureti (30), Godwa Ram (36) and Bhanuram (27).
Chand announces formation of new party CPN (Maoist)
KATHMANDU, NOV 29 – Leader Netra Bikram Chand , who severed his ties with Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist earlier this week, has formed a new party under his leadership, on Saturday. A gathering of leaders close of leader Chand at a remote village in Chitwan decided to form a new party named CPN (Maoist) under Chand’s leadership. Chand was CPN-Maoist Secretary before he decided to separate from the party calling Chairman Mohan Baidya “incapable” of leading the party and class struggle ahead.
According to central member Sharad Bhandari, the gathering decided to remove dash from the party’s current name and stick with the name the party used during the decade long people’s war. The three-day long gathering has appointed leader Chand as the coordinator while it also decided to call a national gathering so as to finalise the party’s organisational structure. Likewise, the party has decided to hold the national gathering by next month.
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