Ante las mentiras reaccionarias, la verdad revolucionaria.
El narcogobierno de Horacio Cartes se ha apresurado en desplegar una campaña mediática, buscando culpar de sus crímenes a la insurgencia. El miércoles a la noche las Fuerzas de Tareas Criminales (FTC), fuerzas mercenarias del Partido Colorado, disparó sobre un comando de elite del EPP que custodiaba a los retenidos, Robert Natto y Erika Reiser. En la refriega los primeros disparos, que provinieron de las FTC, alcanzaron a los prisioneros, debido a que estos no poseen entrenamiento militar, quedando parados , siendo blancos de los disparos indiscriminados por parte de las fuerzas represivas, estos entran en combate disparando contra todo lo que tenga movimiento, no se controlan, enloquecen ante el temor.
La historia está llena de médicos sin escrúpulos como Joseth Mengeles, Osori Ishii, que han puesto su oficio al servicio de fascistas. El ginecólogo Pablo Lemir, que oficia de forense lo poco que conoce de ciencias médicas ha puesto al servicio de los políticos con toga, mal llamados magistrados y el Partido Político, cueva de narcotraficantes camuflados de políticos, han dicho que el EPP ejecutó a sus prisioneros con una pistola 9mm, porque los FTC no usa tal arma, además de manifestar la fractura de pierna del alemán Natto. Lo que el ginecólogo que funge de forense y experimentado encubridor de torturas debe explicar que esas fracturas no pueden ocasionar un 9 mm si no los disparos de fusiles con proyectiles de fragmentación, el cual con el menor roce fractura todo hueso. Los proyectiles de fragmentación están prohibidos sus usos contra los seres humanos, según el convenio de ginebra.
El Tte. Esteban Marin es un epepista apegado a normas y reglamentos que la insurgencia aplica en sus filas y con las comunidades campesinas de la zona guerrilleras. El EPP tiene prohibido maltratar a su prisionero y mucho menos torturarlo, de eso nuestros ex prisioneros han testimoniado. En el combate somos implacables, una vez hecho prisioneros, les respetamos su dignidad y su condición de ser humano, contrastando del trato que los mercenarios del gobierno aplican a los combatientes epepistas, que una vez que son hecho prisioneros son torturados para luego ser ejecutados.
Los políticos oligarcas, que poseen miles de extensiones de tierras, convertidos en estancias agroganaderas y tráfico de drogas con pistas de aviación, arrasan y destruyen impunemente los montes y arroyos. Envenenando y enfermando a las comunidades campesinas, no tendremos ningún tipo de piedad hacia ellos, sus negocios espurios y sus insaciables deseos de ganancias, le dan más valor a sus vacas que a su peón o al campesino de la zona. Las estancias oligarcas convertiremos en prósperos asentamientos campesinos. Hace décadas el agronegocio de los oligarcas ha venido expulsando a comunidades campesinas enteras a lo largo y ancho de nuestro territorio, es hora de que ellos sean expulsados y de una vez por todas el pueblo recupere su propia tierra.
¡Por la revolución agraria desde abajo! ¡Por la eliminación del envenenamiento hacia el campesino norteño! ¡Viva el brazo armado de los pobres! ¡Viva la lucha del pueblo! ¡Viva el EPP!
RAIPUR: Two police jawans were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district today, police said. The blast occurred near Emargunda village when the security personnel were carrying out a combing operation in the Gangaloor police station limits, a senior police official told PTI. The security personnel accidentally came in contact with a pressure bomb planted by Maoists outside of the village. In the explosion, head constable Rajesh Sen and assistant constable Asharam Netam sustained injuries, he said. Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured policemen are being brought to a local hospital for treatment, he said. A search operation was underway in the region, he added. Maoists had earlier given a day-long bandh call for today in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh to protest against the alleged displacement of tribals due to development projects.
Made-in-India drones or unmanned air vehicles, called the eyes and ears of security forces, have got a shot in the arm with the coming together of public sector production and research agencies. Aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. on Thursday said it had launched a major programme to produce three categories of drones or unmanned air vehicles for civil and military purposes. HAL Chairman T. Suvarna Raju said during the ongoing Aero India 2015, its design team was coming up with a 8 kg to 10 kg class medium UAVs for the services. It was partnering with defence research lab Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) for the latter’s Rustom-2, and with National Aerospace Labs for 2-kg micro air vehicles.
Last year, looking at the demand, the company’s board approved starting a separate division for its UAVs business. It also maintains the few dozen UAVs that the Forces use. “We have the wherewithal for it,” he said. On Thursday, HAL and ADE sealed a tie-up for ADE’s Rs. 1,200-crore Rustom-2 MALE drone (short for medium altitude long endurance). HAL will invest Rs. 210 crore in the triangular programme, which may need a new production line. Bharat Electronics Ltd., another defence PSU, will provide ground support for the pilotless aircraft and put in Rs. 90 crore, Mr. Raju and ADE’s Director P. Srikumar told The Hindu separately. ADE works on the operational Nishant, which is used by the Forces and made by HAL, as also Rustom-1 and Rustom-2 UAV programmes. It is also developing a range of micro, rotary (helicopter-like) and other air vehicles. Mr. Raju said HAL is also funding academia for UAV technology by starting a chair in IIT Kharagpur, mainly for a 2-tonne rotary UAV that can stop and watch an area. It is also working with ADE on this line and hopes to base it on the Cheetah/Chetak helicopters.
The three Forces need a large number of drones for surveillance and intelligence gathering and are said to require several dozens of them. They are estimated to be using a mix of 40 Israeli and Indian UAVs, mainly along the Western border and in Naxal-hit areas. Eventually, the success of these activities is expected to bring down the imports. The Ministry of Home Affairs has requested for information on 18 ‘birds’.
Maoists go on rampage in parts of Bastar region, kill 2
Raipur: Maoists went on a rampage in parts of Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bastar region killing two people, including a security personnel, and damaging a part of a railway line, leading to the derailment of two engines of a goods train. A Special Task Force member and a police informer were killed in separate Maoist incidents in Sukma district, Sukma Deputy Superintendent of Police Irfan-Ul-Rahim told PTI. A joint contingent of the STF and the district police force was carrying out an anti-Maoist operation in the densely forested borders of Dantewada and Sukma districts, which are located around 400 km away from Chhattisgarh state capital Raipur.
After they reached Dudhiras forest under Gadiras police station limits, a group of armed Maoist cadres opened indiscriminate fire on them killing constable Gautam Rajwade, the DSP said. However, the Maoists escaped into the core forests after the contingent retaliated heavily, he said. In another incident, a 32-year-old police informer, Boodu Ramesh, was shot dead by armed Maoist rebels in Konta town under Konta police station limits. Ramesh was attacked while he was returning to the Gaganpalli rehabilitation camp, the DSP said, adding that combing operations are on in the region to nab the attackers.
Five Maoist operatives were arrested by security personnel from a forest area in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, the police said today. “The rebels were nabbed during a joint combing operation by BSF and Special Operation Group (SOG) in a forest stretch in Kalimela area last evening,” Malkangiri district Superintendent of Police Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said. All five were forwarded to the court here today and sent to jail, he said. The ultras were identified as Ganga Madhi (26), Irma Kabasi (35), Bandi Madhi (30), Bhima Madkami (30) and Anda Madi (21), the police said adding the Maoists belonged to villages in Kalimela area. The ultras were allegedly involved in several incidents of violence including murder, landmine blasts, attack on security personnel, attack on public places and government buildings and gun-battles, they added.
RANCHI: Jharkhand police have asked for a contingent of 5,000 CRPF personnel to help them destroy 12 Maoist camps across the state. Most of the 12 camps are mostly situated in forested hills, which the forces consider impregnable and do not dare to venture into. Budha Pahar on the Jharkhand-Chhatisgarh-Odisha tri-junction, Katiya-Kumandih forest in Latehar, Jhumra-Luggu hills in Bokaro, Gidhaur Pahar and Chauparan-Lohardaga-Gaya at Jharkhand-Bihar border and Tinkoniya Pahar of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary at Jharkhand-West Bengal border are among these 12 centres A confidential study conducted by the CRPF has found that Maoists have withdrawn into these 12 bases following aggressive security measures in the last 14 years. DGP Rajiv Kumar said: “These 12 places work as incubation centers for Maoists who have been chased out from all other parts of the state. The additional forces will play a crucial role in dismantling these camps.”
Sources in the police intelligence wing said Maoists hold training sessions for new recruits, organize inter-state meetings, prepare strategies, Maoist literature and make explosives at these camps. The areas are strategically surrounded by hills not connected with motorable roads. The security forces can not bomb these areas because several villages are also situated in the areas. Villagers whom Maoists have appointed as informers help them know about suspicious movements around these places. Police have tried to reach these areas several times in the past, but they have always failed.
“The core areas of these places do not have CRPF camps. The camps situated near them are around 20 to 30km away. When forces move towards these places, Maoists get inputs and change their location,” CRPF IG R K Mishra said. Forces have no option but to walk as much as 20km to these places during operations and trekking across hills and rivers is exhausting. When they finally reach the specific spot, they are too tired to launch an effective encounter and fall victim to Maoists. In the past, several security personnel have been killed in these places. Kumar said police have requisitioned the government for five companies of CRPF personnel. “New base camps would be opened after the forces are allocated,” Kumar said. Once the base camps are opened, the forces would not need to walk and would be able to launch effective operations. “The base camps would also enable us to conduct aggressive area domination exercises in the core areas which will help us weed out the Maoist menace from the state,” Mishra said. .
NUAPADA: Security forces on Thursday busted a Maoist camp in Pandel Reserve Forest near Biswanathpur village under Komna police limits and seized three tiffin bombs, weighing four kg each. Acting on Intelligence inputs about Maoist movement in the forest, a CRPF team led by Commandant Mahesh Kumar launched a combing operation and found the camp. Three detonators, ammonium nitrate and Maoist literature were seized from the place. On Wednesday, the CRPF had busted a Maoist camp in Jharlam under Soseng gram panchayat in Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary under Komna police limits.
BALANGIR: A country liquor manufacturing unit at Jamki village under Turekela police limits was set afire by Maoists on Wednesday. Sources said 50 armed Maoists reached the factory late Wednesday night and asked the security guard and other staff to leave the place before torching it. They also took away mobile phones from the staff. The Odisha State Committee of Marxist Communist Party (Maoist) has owned responsibility for the incident.
After torching the unit, the Maoists left behind some posters which accused the State and Central Governments of selling the State’s property to foreign companies and neglecting the poor. They have called Odisha bandh in protest against negligence of both the governments on February 20. It may be noted that about seven days back, the Maoists had torched a JCB machine and some tractors of a road works contractor. A jawan was also severely injured in a landmine blast in Kameimunda village of Turekela block.
Security beefed up on AP-Odisha border after bandh call
Visakhapatnam, Feb 20 (PTI) Security in the agency areas of the district has been beefed up after a bandh called by the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) on the Andhra Odisha Border (AOB) today to protest against anti-people’s activities of the state and central governments, police said here today. Visakhapatnam District Superintendent of Police Koya Praveen told PTI that the situation was peaceful in eleven mandals of the district’s agency area.
Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems stalled by slow digitization in states and software shortcomings, says report
According to reports, states like Bihar, Rajasthan and software developer Wipro are posing hurdles to Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) from being rolled out any time soon, reports The Times of India on February 20. Mooted by the last United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government and supported by the new Narendra Modi Government, the system aims to connect all police stations in the country for real-time exchange of information on criminals and terrorists. Sources said that, while as many as seven states are lagging behind in digitizing and connecting database at their end, Bihar and Rajasthan have not even been able to kick off the system. To make things worse, Wipro, which is the core software developer for the programme, has allegedly delivered a system that neither enables real-time exchange of information nor supports search and query options. Government sources said that without these features, the system would be of no use.
A Home Ministry official said “A lot of work has happened but Bihar and Rajasthan are way behind because their contractors have pulled out. Seven other states have been slow but we are hoping they will catch up soon. Wipro has delivered a system that does not support real-time exchange of information. They say they can provide such system only at a higher cost which we are not ready to accept. Negotiations are going on.” The project was mooted by former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in the wake of 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Under the project, approximately 14,000 Police stations throughout the country are planned to be connected apart from higher offices in Police hierarchy.
The INR 20 billion project, approved in 2009, spans across all the states and Union Territories. As per the plan, it would connect a total of more than 21,000 locations. The goal of the system is to facilitate collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, transfer and sharing of data and information at the police station and between the Police station and the state headquarters and the central police organizations.
To follow the call of our Party, the first revolutionaries arrived in Rojava and start to build a international battalion. They say the following thinks about there motivation to participate in the revolution:
“The Rojava Revolution is a war against fascist forces, the IS gangs. This is the reason why we are here. This revolution is also an example for the revolutions all over the world. We’re here to spread the revolution.”
“The imperialists claim that there are neither revolution nor class struggle in the 21th century. But here in Rojava there is an actual revolution. For this reason all communists and internationalists should come here to defend the revolution with weapons in their hands. The experiences gathered here have to be carried back to the countries to start the revolution their as well.”
“The presence of comrades from different countries shows that we can defend the revolution in any language. First we expected to face communication problems. But we know each other very well, as it is described in the ‘No Pasaran’ march, which tells of the international battalions in the Spanish Civil War. We also know each other that well because we share the same thoughts regarding the future. The language of revolution and war unifies us and makes us understand each other.”
„Women write history here, they show their longing for change and struggle in a very strong way. This revolutions has shown us one more time that it’s most important for women to defend the revolution. The strangulation of this revolution and the occupation of this land means also the occupation of the women’s body. Therefore, my call is primarily upon humaneness, upon youth and most important upon young women. This is our revolution. We are its subjects. This requires our participation in the revolution.”
STF jawan killed in naxal encounter in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: A Special Task Force jawan was killedin an encounter between security forces and naxalsin Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district on Thursday. The face-off between a joint team of security personnel and maoists took place in Dudhiras village under Gadiras police station limits, Dantewada Superintendent of Police, Kamlochan Kashyap said. A contingent ofSTF and district force was mobilised from Gadrias in the interiors forests, located around 400 km away from here. When they reached Dudhiras forests, after cordoning off some 18 km, a group of armed cadres opened indiscriminate firing on them leaving a jawan dead, the SP said.
BSNL to install 246 mobile towers in Naxal-affected areas
RAIPUR: Government-run telecom major BSNL would be installing 246 mobile towers in two phases in the Naxal-affected areas of Chhattisgarh to improve phone connectivity there, an official said. The decision was announced at a meeting of unified command for anti-Naxal operations, chaired by chief minister Raman Singh, at the new Mantralaya here today. Construction of roads, rail lines, and other essential infrastructure in the ‘left wing extremism’ (LWE) areas, anti-Naxal strategies, implementation of public welfare schemes, etc were discussed in the meeting.
It was attended by senior security adviser to the Ministry of Home Affairs K Vijay Kumar, state home minister Ramsewak Paikra, chief secretary Vivek Dhand, director general Central Reserve Police Force Prakash Mishra, additional chief secretary, home, N K Aswal, director general of police A N Upadhyay and other officials. “It was informed in the meeting that BSNL has a target of installing 146 mobile towers in the first phase. Around 80 towers will be erected by March this year and 40 of them will start operating soon thereafter,” the official said.
CHANDRAPUR: The nine tehsils that were removed from the list of Naxal-infested areas in the district are all set to be reinducted into that list. CM Devendra Fadnavis has assured finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar that the excluded tehsils would be back into the list soon. The nine tehsils, namely Chandrapur, Ballarpur, Gondpipri, Rajura, Korpana, Jiwti, Mul, Saoli and Pombhurna were earlier among the Naxal affected areas. They were removed from the list as per a GR dated December 26, 2014.
The decision had led to withdrawal of the 15% additional Naxal allowance given to government employees in these tehsils. Similarly, their share in the central government grants released for development of Naxal infested areas too was lost following the decision. Even police department has maintained that Chandrapur is not yet totally cleansed of Naxals. Though no major Naxal attack has been witnessed in the past decade in Chandrapur, cops have time and again exposed urban cells and front organizations working for Naxals in the district in recent years.
Mungantiwar, who had forced the previous Congress government to include these tehsils in Naxal infested areas, was facing severe criticism over BJP government’s decision in Chandrapur. Hence, Mungantiwar personally met CM Fadnavis and argued that elimination of these highly sensitive, tribal dominated and Naxal infested tehsils would not be appropriate. Sources in Mungantiwar camp claimed that CM Fadnavis has assured Mungantiwar to include these tehsils into the list of Naxal infested area. An announcement to this effect is likely to be made soon by the home department.
GAYA: In what may be regarded as a major success for the forces engaged in anti-Maoist operations, particularly the CRPF, a huge cache of explosives and other items of destruction were seized from a Red dumping pit in Chakarbandha forest under Dumaria police station area of Gaya district. The recovery was made during an operation against the Red on Tuesday evening. As per available details, the recoveries include more than 100 IEDs of different dominations including can bombs and suitcase bombs, hand grenades and chemicals used for making explosive devices. The chemical has been identified as ammonium nitrate also used as a fertilizer in agriculture.
Confirming the recovery of weapons and explosives from the Maoists dumping pit, CRPF DIG Chiranjeev Prasad told TOI that a couple of IEDs weighed as much as 40kg. The recoveries have seriously dented the strike power of the Maoists, said the CRPF DIG. According to Prasad, the recovered items include three double barrel guns and two rifles of 315 make. Forces were determined to drive out the ultras from the area and deny them any foothold, said Prasad.
The Maoists, it may be recalled, regard the Dumaria-Imamganj areas of the district as ‘liberated zone’ implying that the Red rebels not the state machinery is in control of things in the area. Responding to the perception that there is definite slow down in anti-Naxal operations following the Aurangabad incident in which some villagers were killed and injured in police firing on a mob protesting the alleged harassment of innocent villagers by the police forces, the CRPF DIG said there is no let up in the anti-Maoist operations and the forces are well equipped to take on the ultras. Asked about the role of the district police on Tuesday’s operation, the CRPF officer said the district police are extending full cooperation to the CRPF in its anti-Maoist operations.
60 IEDs Found During Operation Against Maoists in Bihar
In a joint anti-Naxal operation by CRPF, STF and Bihar Police, 60 IEDs were today found in Bhimbandh forest in the state’s Munger district. SP Varun Kumar Sinha said the police had received information about a training programme being held by Maoists in the forest following which a joint operation was launched. One suspected Maoist identified as Murmur Koda was arrested during the operation, he said. The arrested Maoist was involved in killing of two CRPF personnel during Lok Sabha election last year, Sinha said. A woman cadre, however, managed to flee, he said.
Engine derails as Maoists damage railway track in Chhattisgarh
The outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) damaged a railway track near Kamalur station in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Thursday, leading to the derailment of a goods train engine. The driver and helper of the engine suffered minor injuries in the accident. The Maoists have called for a ‘Dandakaranya Bandh’ on Friday in protest against the Polavaram Dam project and the “All-out war” by the Government of India to “flush out Maoists from Bastar.” “The Polavaram Dam project will displace 2.5 lakh Dorla Tribals from different parts of Bastar and Telangana. To oppose this project, our Central Regional Bureau has called for Dandakaranya Bandh on February 20. We appeal to the people of Telangana, Orrisa and Dandakaranya to observe strict bandh on February 20,” said Ganesh Uike, Secretary of the South Regional Committee (SRC) of the CPI (Maoist) in a statement sent to The Hindu.
In an effort to enforce the bandh, the ultras damaged the railway track. Accusing the State police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) of “oppressing and harassing” the Tribals of Bastar in the name of “anti-Maoist operations,” the Maoist leader also claimed that the police arrested three “workers” of the CPI(Maoist) on February 5 from Kotrapal village in Bijapur district. “Mallesh, Podyami Sukhram and Madavi Lachhu were picked up by police from their homes. All three are being tortured inhumanly in police custody and are being forced to join police as ‘Gopniya Sainik’ (secret agents). We demand that all three be produced before the court immediately,” the SRC secretary said.
The Maoist leader also accused the police of arresting two villagers from Bodali village in Bijapur and not disclosing it to the media. “Police and CRPF are going on rampage in many Bijapur villages. People from interior villages are scared to go to market places because common villagers are being arrested as ‘Warrantee Maoists’ and are being forced to surrender,” Ganesh Uike said while expressing solidarity with the teachers, laborers and Anganwadi workers of Chhattisgarh.
‘Maoist’ arrests: Families of accused allege denial of rights
KOCHI: The relatives of activists Thushar Nirmal Sarathy (36) and Jaison Cooper (37), booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for Maoist links, have accused police of highhandedness. Thushar’s wife Uma said she was barred from the district court premises on February 6, on orders from police officers, when the case was taken up. She was also not allowed to give some books to him, on the grounds that he could only read whatever was available at the prison library.
“The search and arrest itself were carried out without a proper warrant,” said Uma, who works in an IT firm. “I had to seek legal aid to remain on the court premises and give books to Thushar. His brother Sooraj was still not allowed to meet him. We are denied our rights and police are terrorizing us. Sooraj was treated like an accused at the circle inspector’s office, where he went to meet Thushar.” Police had arrested Thushar and Cooper, an employee with the state insurance department, on January 30 following the ‘Maoist’ attack on NHAI project office here. Thushar was arrested from Kozhikode after he addressed a news conference, condemning the police hunt, while Cooper was taken into custody from his office here.
The evidence cited against Thushar was that he possessed pro-Maoist literature and Sreekanth Prabhakaran, a student booked under the UAPA in December last, had called him over phone. Against Cooper, police had claimed possession of pro-Maoist literature and posting pro-Maoist messages on social networking sites. “The pamphlet that allegedly promotes Maoism was in fact a notice issued by the Janakeeya Manushyavakasa Prasthanam, a human rights group for which they worked,” Uma said. Police had claimed that they were not involved in Maoist attacks but were active in ‘front organizations’ of the movement. Cooper’s friend Prasanth Sarangadharan said: “They harassed him even before his arrest. They didn’t bother to inform friends and relatives when they were arrested. Our social networking accounts and calls are constantly monitored.” .
Why 1000 adivasis blocked a national highway in Chhattisgarh for 17 hours
For 17 hours over Monday and Tuesday, traffic on the national highway that connects Chhattisgarh to Andhra Pradesh came to a grinding halt. More than 1000 adivasis, both men and women, blocked the highway in protest against the arrest of Mutchaki Hadma, a primary school cook. The protestors brought food and utensils, pots and pans, and sat on the highway, determined to not budge till Hadma was released. The protest started gathering steam in late afternoon as people from eight villages clustered outside the Tongpal police station where Hadma had been detained. Not only did people come from the Chhindgarh block of Sukma district, where Tongpal is located, but also from the Darbha and Kuakonda blocks of Dantewada district, many walking more than 20 kilometres.
Sukma and Dantewada districts are part of the Bastar region in southern Chhattisgarh, where armed Maoist guerillas have been fighting a prolonged low intensity war against the Indian state for more than three decades. The last decade has seen a heavy influx of government security forces in the region. Viewing local people as agents and supporters of the insurgents, the police and paramilitary forces carry out searches and interrogations in the villages, which have created a heightened sense of anger and resentment.
İlhami Yıldırım, the brother of former Transport Minister Binali Yıldırım, who is currently serving as an advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was assaulted with a gun on Feb 10. The incident occurred in the Mehmet Akif neighborhood of Istanbul’s Çekmeköy district, with eyewitnesses saying assailants opened fire on İlhami Yıldırım, who is the chair of the Istanbul branch of the Red Crescent, while he was in his car, before fleeing the scene. Yıldırım’s driver, Bünyamin Bilen, was reportedly wounded in the attack, while Yıldırım himself fell and injured his knees as he was trying to escape. Bilen was rushed to Ümraniye State hospital and is currently in a good condition, say hospital officials. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.
The Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government that is in power is pursuing all the pro-imperialist and pro-corporate policies but more aggressively than the prior governments. The Modi government is selling out the country more so to the imperialists under the so-called false developments projects as in the railway sector. The sell out is not only limited to the corporate sectors, the main sells-out is directed at the oppressed peoples of India.
The anti-workers amendments to the labour laws, on education on all the progressive, democratic, revolutionary forces have been taken to a higher level by the new regime reflecting the pro imperialist policies of the regime. Some of the several laws that were amended are concerning economic, political, social, cultural and environmental sectors that till now were able to uphold some of the rights of the people to an extent but these have now been discarded. This reflects the arbitrary usage of the power against the people; as this can be considered the continuity of the anti-people measures in previous regimes. The imperialist agenda and the agenda of the ruling Indian classes not changed with Modi in power.
The hastening of the agenda is apparent, surpassing anything before. The imperialists still struggling to overcome their economic crisis and the Indian ruling classes attempting to further their expansionist policies they demand the regime to intensify the suppression and repression of all the opposition in the country. For this they need to wipe out all democratic, progressive and revolutionary opposition and their movements. The scale of aggressiveness in pursuing these policies, the sharpening of the brutality against these movements and the people are unprecedented. Within this framework Operation Green Hunt (OGH) is also expanded to the Third Phase. OGH is nothing but a war waged by the Indian ruling classes and its state on its own people. This vicious countrywide offensive on people’s various resistances, particularly targeting the Maoist movement, has been raging unabated, since its launch in mid- 2009 by the UPA-2 government till date. The preparations for this OGH (War on People)-Third Phase are going on at a rapid pace led by the fascist Modi regime.
In order to raise public information, awareness and to expose the unabated war on people in India, some organizations around the world concerned with this issue have gathered and decided on an International Delegation Against the War On People in India. We are fully aware of the fact that the international awareness and support is of utmost importance to the success of the International Delegation. The first goal of the international delegation is to expose the policies of the Modi regime against the people. Its aggressive attacks on any international solidarity with the revolutionary struggle in India. The International Delegation will mainly expose the barbaric crimes of the Indian regime and in several events and occasions demand a halt to these. One other important task for the delegation will be to demand the release of Dr. GN Saibaba and other political prisoners.
It will openly declare its support with all the oppressed and demand the usurped rights for the: peasants, progressives, Adivasis, Dalits, workers, women and others who suffer from the fascist repressive Modi regime. It will also declare its solidarity with the progressive and revolutionary movements. The International Delegation will consist of representative from approximately 10 countries, varying from international activists known to the people, intellectuals, advocates of human rights etc. We appeal to all the democratic, revolutionary organisations, forces, individuals and people in the world to support or to join the International delegation against the war on people in India by the Brahminical Hindu fascist, anti-people, regressive Modi government. We call to all to support building up solidarity with the oppressed peoples of India.
This campaign wants to finance a reprint of the selected works Ibrahim Kaypakkaya’s and aims at printing and publishing them in book form. For printing the book, we require financial support. This is a non-profit-campaign. All of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to political prisoners in Turkey.
Founder of the Turkish Communist Party/Marxist-Leninist and of the People’s Liberation Army TIKKO. Ibrahim Kaypakka was part of the leading personalities of the revolutionary movement in Turkey and marked a change in the movement with his theories. In contrast to other 68 revolutionaries like Deniz Gezmis and Mahir Cayan, he distinguished himself from many other revolutionaries by rejecting the state ideology of Kemalism and declaring it as fascism. He was also the one who referred to the situation of the Kurdish population and spoke up for their right to self-determination. His theses and works focuse in detail on revolutionary questions and elaborate them.
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1. Criticism of the TIIKP’s Programm
2. General Criticism of the Safak-Revisionism
3. Views on Kemalism
4. The National Question in Turkey (The Kurdish Issue)
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In the night of February 12, 2014, some 15 armed cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) hacked a tribal, identified as Samuel Badra (50), to death in the tribal-dominated Pattamunda village under Pallahara Police Station limits of Angul District. Maoists left some posters at the incident site claiming he was punished for being a ‘police informer’. On February 3, 2014, Maoists shot dead a contractor, Laxmi Narayan Patnaik (23), in broad daylight at the weekly market in Trilochanpur under Lanjigarh Police Station limits in Kalahandi District. Again, posters left behind claimed that Patnaik was a ‘police informer’. The Maoists had killed the victim’s brother Ajit Patnaik on July 27, 2011, in the same area.
Since the beginning of 2015 the Maoists have killed five civilians in Odisha. On January 8, 2015, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik complimented the Odisha Police for achieving ‘zero casualties’ among the Police and Security Forces (SFs) in 2014 in dealing with Left Wing Extremist (LWE) violence, while killing at least six Maoists in the year during exchanges of gunfire between the Police and extremists. The Chief Minister also noted that, in 2014, Maoist activities had been brought ‘under control’ across most of the State, with the exception of nine Districts: Malkangiri, Koraput, Nuapada, Raygada, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Balangir and Baragarh.
“These Districts should be in our focus. All possible steps should be taken to counter the Leftwing extremist activities in these areas,” Naveen Patnaik declared, adding that there had been progressive improvement in the overall Naxal (LWE) scenario in the State with respect to frequency of violence, organisational activities, recruitment and mass mobilisation by the extremists. According to partial data compiled by South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), Odisha recorded 41 fatalities in LWE-related incidents in 2014, including 31 civilians, one belonging to SFs and nine LWEs, in comparison to 54 fatalities in 2013, including 22 civilians, seven SF personnel and 25 LWEs. While the Chief Minister drew satisfaction in the claim that the State Police suffered no casualty, media reports indicated that one Special Police Officer (SPO), identified as N. Munda, was killed by the Maoists at Bandhugaon near Rourkela in Sundargarh District on August 15, 2014.
This does not, however, detract from the fact that the SFs deserve credit for sharply reducing fatalities among personnel from 19 in 2012, to seven in 2013, to just one in 2014. Significantly, the fatalities suffered by Maoists in Odisha also reduced to nine in 2014, from 25 in the previous year (2013), even as civilian fatalities increased from 22 to 31, indicating that both sides were trying to avoid direct armed engagement. The increase in civilian fatalities in 2014 over the preceding two years is clearly a cause for worry. This trend suggests that, even while the Maoists are exercising extreme caution to avoid confrontation with the SFs, their efforts at political consolidation and the quiet elimination of opposition on the ground continue.
In terms of geographical spread in 2014, fatalities were recorded in just five Districts – Koraput (14, including 10 civilians and four Maoists); Malkangiri (21, including 19 civilians and two Maoists); Nuapada (one Maoist), Rayagada (one civilian) and Sundargarh (four, including one civilian, one SF trooper and two extremists). In 2013, fatalities had been recorded in seven Districts – Malkangiri (35, including 18 civilians, one SF trooper, 16 Maoists); Koraput (seven, including two civilians, four SF personnel and one Maoist); Nuapada (four, including two civilians and two SF personnel); Rayagada (four LWEs); Balangir (two LWEs); Bargarh (one LWE); Gajapati (one LWE). However, in terms of civilian and SF personnel fatalities caused by Maoists, Malkangiri and Koraput continued to dominate the scene. Balangir, Bargarh and Gajapati, which recorded fatalities in 2013, were free from such killings in 2014; while Sundargarh was added to the 2014 list.
There was just one major incident (resulting in three or more fatalities) in 2014. On April 27, 2014, Maoists killed three villagers within the Mathili Police Station limits in Malkangiri District. 2013 had seen three major incidents. Nevertheless, the 2014 total of civilians killed by Maoists was significantly higher, as the rebels killed civilians at fairly regular intervals in 24 incidents, suggesting relatively poor levels of general security. In 2014, LWEs engaged in exchange of fire with SFs in 25 incidents in 13 Districts: Koraput four; Malkangiri three; Ganjam three, of which two were with the breakaway Odisha Maobadi Party (OMP); Sundargarh three, all of which were with the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI); Sambalpur two; Kandhamal, two; Balangir, two; Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Boudh, Angul, Deogarh, and Kalahandi, one each. In 2013, LWEs engaged in exchanges of fire with SFs in 21 incidents in 10 Districts: Malkangiri six; Balangir, three; Rayagada, three; Bargarh and Sundargarh, two each; Koraput, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Sonepur and Nuapada, one each. Exchange of fire incidents were thus reported in three more Districts in 2014, over 2013; moreover, seven of these Districts (Boudh, Angul, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Sambalpur and Ganjam) had not recorded any such incidents in the previous year.
Among other activities, Maoists were involved in six explosions (five in Malkangiri and one in Nuapada), six incidents of arson (Nuapada and Rayagada, two each; Bargarh and Koraput, one each) and gave calls for bandhs (general shutdown strikes) on two occasions in 2014. In 2013, Maoists had been involved in four incidents of explosion (three in Malkangiri and one in Koraput); seven incidents of arson (Malkangiri, two; Koraput, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Sundargarh and Rayagada, one each); and gave calls for bandhs on nine occasions. A Maoist camp was discovered at Golluru in Koraput District along the border with Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh in November 2014. Located being in a valley where little previous activity had been noticed, neither the Vizianagaram nor the Koraput Police had envisaged the possibility of a Maoist camp at Golluru. An analysis of over ground and underground activities indicates that two Districts – Malkangiri and Koraput – remain highly affected; Nuapada and Sundargarh Districts are now moderately affected; while Gajapati, Ganjam, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Kandhamal, Balangir, Nabarangpur, Boudh, Angul, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Keonjhar and Rayagada remain marginally affected.
In 2013, three Districts (Koraput, Malkangiri and Nuapada) were highly affected, five were moderately affected and seven were marginally affected. 2014 was marked by several significant achievements in the fight against LWEs. One was the arrest of Sabyasachi Panda on July 17, 2014. Panda had broken away and been expelled from CPI-Maoist in August 2012, and had created his own outfit, the OMP immediately thereafter. He made efforts to consolidate the anti-Maoist LWE space in the State with the subsequent formation of the Communist Party of India – Marxist-Leninist-Maoist (CPI-MLM) in May 2014, but his marginal group was quickly decimated. Another crucial arrest was that of Tella Anil Kumar alias Chandu (40), who carried a reward of INR 4 million [INR two million announced by the Odisha Government and INR two million by the Andhra Pradesh Government], in Koraput District on February 1, 2014.
He was part of the nine-member ‘core committee’ of the Andhra Odisha Border State Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) of the CPI-Maoist, headed by Central Committee (CC) member Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna alias (RK). Chandu was next in importance only to RK in the AOBSZC and was heading the Maoist ‘intelligence wing’ in the Malkangiri, Koraput-Srikakulam and East Visakha ‘divisions’. He was operating in Koraput, Malkangiri, Visakhapatnam rural and Vizainagaram Districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Other significant arrests in Odisha during 2014 included: ‘assistant commander’ Sumitra Kunwar [reward money: INR 400,000]; Singa Kattami alias Mahesh, who was in charge of protection of Maoist leader Udaya, the ‘divisional secretary’ of the Malkangiri division [reward money: INR 100,000]; Tulasi Mangingi [reward money: INR 100,000]; Palu Wadeka [reward money: INR 100,000]; ‘area commander’ Mino Hikoka alias Bikas; and ‘commander’ Katru Tadingi.
According to SATP data a total of 49 LWE-related arrests were made in 2014. In a major breakthrough, Nachika Linga, president of the Narayanpatna-based Maoist front organisation Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha (CMAS), surrendered on October 28, 2014. His surrender was preceded by that of over 2,400 CMAS cadres in 2013, leaving the organisation virtually dysfunctional. Other significant surrenders in 2014 included Deva Padiami alias Sandhya (30), who surrendered on March 8 and carried a cash reward of INR 500,000 on her head. She surrendered after the arrest of her husband Tella Anil Kumar alias Chandu. Padiami was a ‘divisional committee member’ heading the Boipariguda area committee and Gupteswar local squad. She was instrumental in setting up base at Ramagiri, Gupteswar and Boipariguda in Koraput and in areas, bordering Malkangiri. Other significant surrenders included Bhima alias Rushi Sodhi [reward money: INR 400,000]; Jambo Mandingi alias Walsi [reward money: INR 200,000], and Sandhaya alias Shivabati, Jakrius Munda, Harun Munda and Jeetan Bari, each carrying a reward of INR 100,000.
Another four Maoists, including ‘area committee’ member Krishna Praska, along with Kosai Wateka alias Nirmala, Raju Hikoka alias Kiran and Durjan Mandingi carrying rewards of INR 100,000 each also surrendered in the State. According to SATP data, a total of at least 94 Maoists surrendered in Odisha in 2014. To deal with the LWE challenge more effectively, the Odisha Police have proposed the establishment of an additional two Special Armed Police (SAP) battalions in the State. At present there are 13 OSAPs and eight India Reserve Battalions (IRBs) in Odisha. Further, 17 Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) battalions – eight of the Border Security Force (BSF); eight of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF); and one of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) – are currently deployed in Odisha. On February 2, 2015, Chief Minister Patnaik demanded another two CAPF battalions from the Centre, to check the possible influx of Maoists from Chhattisgarh, as pressure on them was likely to increase due to anticipated increases in Force concentration in Chhattisgarh. However, on February 4, 2015, Arun Kumar Ray, Additional Director General (ADG) of the Odisha Police in charge of OSAP, stated that the deployment of CAPFs for anti-Maoist operations and law and order maintenance was a major financial burden on the State Government.
The Centre had demanded INR 13 billion from the Odisha Government towards cost of deployment of CAPFs. Odisha has a Police-population ratio of 124 per 100,000, as of December 31, 2013, according to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, significantly below the national average of 141. Bridging the ‘development gap’ has long been a critical component of the State’s anti-Moist strategy, but Odisha’s performance on this parameter has largely been found wanting. Koraput District spent only 13 per cent of the INR 300 million sanctioned to it under “Additional Central Assistance (ACA) for LWE Affected Districts” [previously the Integrated Action Plan (IAP)] for 2014-15, till December 31, 2014.
During the ongoing financial year, the Administration took up 555 projects, of which only 51 projects worth INR 38.8 million were completed. Further, on November 21, 2014, the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, while answering a question in the Odisha State Assembly, disclosed that there were as many as 1,647 posts of doctor, that is, 34.02 per cent of the sanctioned strength, were vacant in Odisha. This is unsurprising, considering earlier observations about civil administration in the State. Meanwhile, BSF and CRPF have sought improvement of 18 ‘critical roads’ in LWE-affected pockets in Odisha. Of the 18 road projects, the BSF wants the Odisha Government to take up seven in Koraput District alone.
Similarly, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur Districts have three and two such road projects, respectively. The CRPF has also suggested development of six road projects in Nuapada, Kalahandi, Keonjhar and Sundargarh Districts. Reflecting a measure of callousness in the attitude of the state towards the victims of LWE violence, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its 2014 reports on Odisha, observed that scrutiny of 41 cases of ex-gratia payment to civilians killed by LWEs in the Koraput and Rayagada Districts revealed that, in 28 (68 per cent) cases, payment of ex gratia to families was made with delays ranging between 10 months and 28 months. With the arrest of Sabyasachi Panda and the surrender of Nachika Linga, the Maoists in Odisha have lost the services of their most violent face and their most prominent front organisation in the State. This provides a unique window of opportunity to the State to step up its efforts. However, the rising number and regularity of civilian killings makes it clear that the LWEs continue to retain considerable strength, and are making systematic efforts for their organisational revival.
Chhattisgarh Naxal meet today to firm up Bastar plan
In a bid to roll out the NDA government’s new anti-Naxal policy, Chhattisgarh will hold its first Unified Command meet on Wednesday with focus on the Maoist bastion of Bastar where the Modi government has decided to launch a series of development initiatives and operations by security forces to flush out the Maoists. Home minister Rajnath Singh, at a recent meet with chief ministers of Chhattisgarh and neighbouring states of Orissa, Telangana and Maharashtra, had outlined the “zero tolerance” policy of the Modi government where it was made clear that Maoists are no different from terrorists if they indulge in violence. On Wednesday, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh will chair the meeting of the Unified Command which will be attended by the top brass of the Central and state police forces as well as representatives of the Union home ministry where due attention will be given to the implementation of the tough approach of the new government.
This is for the first time that a senior home ministry official will attend the Unified Command meet held by the chief minister. Sources in the home ministry said “better operational coordination” between the Central armed police forces and the state police, as well as “inter-state coordination” will be on top of the agenda, besides fast-tracking development measures like building of roads, installation of mobile towers and other infrastructure. Issues related to intelligence-sharing, putting state police forces in the forefront of the anti-Naxal operations and increased use of air support for providing logistical aid to security forces involved in anti-Naxal operations are also likely to come up for discussion. A new UAV base is also being operationalised in Bhilai, fulfilling a long-pending demand of the security forces operating in the worst-affected Maoist state of shifting the UAV base from Hyderabad to a location closer to the area of operation.
Maoist area commander and six others arrested in Bihar
Seven Maoists including dreaded Ganesh Sao, the commander of Sone-Punpun Area Committee of CPI (Maoist) were arrested on Tuesday from different places in Arwal district of Bihar. Sao was wanted in several cases in Patna, Jehanabad and Aurangabad districts, police said adding one carbine, three pistols, several rounds of ammunition, cell phones, SIM cards and Maoist literature were seized from him and his associates. “Sao was trying to strengthen a new group that was rising in Arwal and Jehanabad districts.
Two days ago it had attacked the camp of a road construction company in Arwal and burnt its heavy vehicles and equipment after their levy demands were not met,” Inspector General (Operations) Sushil M Khopde said. Arwal and Jehanabad districts have been relatively free of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in the recent past, but the Maoists had started paying more attention on these districts to strengthen their foothold, he said. Sao is a resident of Imamganj area in Gaya district and was continuously in touch with the youths in Arwal and Jehanabad, police said.
The IG (Operations) also said that the group was indulging in arson and violent incidents for extortion of money. Meanwhile, during a search operation against Maoists by joint team of CRPF and Bihar police in Chakarbandha forest in naxal-hit Gaya district, can bombs of varying weight, three hand grenade and items were recovered. Besides, three rifles, two DBBL gun, three boxes of explosive and four packets of ammonia nitrate were found in the forest during search, CRPF Commandant Dheeraj Kumar said. The bombs have been diffused, he said.
Tribals Gherao Police Station in Chhattisgarh, Demand Maoist’s Release
Around a thousand tribals, most of them armed with bows and arrows, gheraoed Tongpal police station in Chhattisgarh’s worst insurgency-hit Sukma district today demanding the release of a naxal cadre. The villagers, including women and children, have been agitating in front of the police station since this afternoon seeking the release of Maoist Hadma Deva, who was arrested last week, Tongpal’s Station House Officer (SHO) Keshav Narayan Aditya told PTI over the phone.
Deva, carrying a reward of Rs 2,000 on his head, was wanted in several naxal incidents in the region and was apprehended on February 13 from his native place Jaimer. “Their demands are illegal and we have asked them to withdraw their agitation,” the SHO said. Owing to the protest in front of the police station which is located on National Highway-30, the vehicular movement on Jagdalpur-Sukma road was disrupted.
Protest march in Delhi against denial of bail to Hem Mishra
Hundreds of students from Jawahar Lal Nehru University marched to the Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi, on Monday demanding immediate release of Hem Mishra. Mishra was arrested in August 2013, on charges of being a ‘Naxal Courier’. Mishra has been former student of the university, a cultural activist and former leader of Democratic Students’ Union (DSU). The protesters speaking with iamin said the march was organised after Mishra was again denied bail by a Maharashtra court on February 5. Logded in Nagpur jail, Mishra has been booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The ex-JNU student has denied all the charges levelled against him. He had also written a letter to his friends and family from Nagpur jail last year mentioning that he was being tortured on daily basis.
Personnel of the Odisha’s elite anti-naxalite force, the special operation group (SOG), today claimed to have busted two camps in separate jungles and seized huge quantity of Maoist materials, an official said. The seized materials included pipe gun, pistols (two) magazines, explosives, gun and bomb making materials, Maoists dress, books, medicines and other essentials, said Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. The SP said the jawans of SOG raided the camps running inside Tekguda and Kurupa jungles under Kalimela police station area. However, the SOG personnel failed to capture any of the Maoists as they had already fled from the camps.
Security forces in Bihar have made a major haul of arms, explosives and improvised explosive devices allegedly stored by Maoists in the Chakarbandha forest aea in the Dumaria area of Gaya district of Bihar yesterday. The recovery was made during a joint operation by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the State Police on the basis of a credible intelligence input generated by a CRPF officer. The dump was found inside a deep cave located in a dense forest, a press release from the CRPF said.
According to it, the recoveries included a number of can bombs weighing 40, 25, 10 and 2 kgs, 25 petrol bombs, 23 hand grenades, 90 kg of explosives, 9 kg ammonium nitrade, cordex wire, detonators, radio sets, suitcase IED weighing 20 kg, three 12 bore guns and other miscellaneous articles used for making indigenous explosive devices. In an earlier operation on February 2 also, the security forces had unearthed another dump in the same area. Chakarbandha forest, spread over Gaya and Aurangabad districts of Bihar touching the fringes of neighbouring Jharkhand, was a stronghold of CPI (Maoist) till about two years ago. Since establishment of CRPF camps in the forest in 2013, the Maoists activities have been effectively checked though their presence continues, the release said. These recoveries are attributed to the CPI (Maoists) of the Madhya Zone of Bihar Jharkhand Special Area Committee, the release added.
Hardcore Maoist arrested in Jharkhand’s Palamu District
Palamu (Jharkhand) Feb. 17 (ANI): Police in Jharkhand’s Palamu District have confirmed the arrest of a hardcore Maoist, who was allegedly involved in several anti-government operations. A joint operation was launched by the state police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to arrest him. “We have arrested an active Maoist named Nanhuram alias Panchua. He is accused of landmine blast on the car of Additional Superintendent of Police, Ronald Hansda, and firing on him in 2012. He was absconding since then,” said Superintendent of Police Mayur Patel.
M’pur Maoist sets Feb 20 deadline to catholic schools
Alleging that some schools in Manipur has been using their institute to spread Christianity in the state, Maoist Communist Party Manipur (MCPM) Tuesday has set February 20 deadline to stop such activities. In a statement signed by its publicity and propaganda secretary, Nonglen Meitei alleged that five catholic schools in valley area of the state, Little Flower School, St. Joseph School, Nirmalabas School, Catholic School Canchipur and St. Jyoti Mantripukhri has been spreading Christianity in their respective schools.
Stating that it has became hindrance in the educational policy of the state, the statement pointed out that that moral education which was studied as an additional subject in these schools was being used as a medium of spreading Christianity. The statement alleged the schools of constructing Churches inside their campuses, which it said has given a wrong message to secularism. Further, MCPM has decided to impose a 12-hour general strike in the valley areas of the state on February 22, if the schools failed to stop their activities by February 20.
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh): Maoist forces killed a police assistant constable in the Bhairamgarh area of the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. According to reports, the police jawan, who was posted at the Bodli camp was returning to his station when the extremists attacked him. Further details are awaited.