CONSTITUTE AN INDEPENDENT JUDICIAL ENQUIRY—FREE FROM THE INFLUENCES OF THE KERALA GOVERNMENT—INTO THE ALLEGED FAKE ENCOUNTER KILLINGS OF MS. AJITHA AND MR. KUPPU DEVRAJ, FUNCTIONARIES OF THE CPI (MAOIST)!
REDO THE POST MORTEM OF THE DECEASED UNDER THE GUIDELINES SET BY THE SUPREME COURT!
BOOK THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE KILLINGS OF AJITHA AND K. DEVRAJ UNDER SEC. 302!
WITHDRAW ALL POLICE AND PARAMILITARY FROM AREAS WHERE STRUGGLES DEFENDING THE RIGHT TO LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS OF THE PEOPLE ARE GOING ON!
The usual reportage of the killings of alleged Maoists—Ajitha and Kuppu Devaraj—in a ?deadly? gun battle have possibly saturated the perception management exercises (as to how we see and understand) of the state and central governments. As the smokescreen settles, more and more questions abound about the veracity of the claims made by the Director General, Police Kerala or the local Malappuram SP and last but not the least Pinarayi Vijayan the Chief cum Home Minister of the CPM led LDF government, Kerala. Sifting through the narratives of the powers that be—the central home minister Rajnath Singh addressing police officers in Hyderabad or the statements of senior functionaries of the LDF government—one can see the policy of American exceptionalism getting articulated in various vocabularies by all apropos the modus operandi of dealing with the Maoist movement.
In the doctrine of American exceptionalism the enemy that you have declared before the world can be done away with by hook or crook. It is the most convenient tool in the hands of the US to run rough shod of international law, the notorious way US imperialism has/had been terrorizing and inflicting untold miseries and barbarity on the peoples of the world—all in the name of saving US and hence the world from the imminent danger of terror and evil.
Every international law or the UN charter is insanely and insidiously bent to make way for American exceptionalism which is nothing but the unbridled loot and plunder of the resources of the countries that US aspires to grab.
Muslims in India, Dalits and Adivasis fighting for their lives and livelihoods and the Maoists who believe in and work for a society free from all forms of exploitation, domination and discrimination.
No law or procedure in the Indian Penal Code seems to be applicable for the above mentioned. Rather impunity is the law for them—all for the sake of national security, national interest and that devious word development.
The tell tale marks of brutality on the bodies of the fallen political dissidents, unsoiled clothes despite their bodies being riddled with bullets, Ajitha?s major injuries centred around her breasts let alone torture marks throughout the body, the obliterated testicles of Kuppu Devraj with torture marks all over the body and a botched up inquest followed by postmortem–all show a recurring infamy of exception in the conduct of the police/paramilitary with active patronage and protection from the ruling parties.
The police and the paramilitary had seen to it that no one would venture into the forest to check the veracity of the facts. In the meantime the intelligence agencies deliberately kept on feeding the media with incorrigible stories knowing fully well that a discerning mind can decipher the fact from the fiction.
One is left with little choice other than to conclude that such intended feeding of the media with stories that underline the omnipresent reach and brutality of the State is to instill cynicism and fear in the minds of the people.
There is hardly any intent or effort at being accountable or transparent to the society or the bounden need to uphold the law of the land. But as we can see the fear and cynicism of the very spectacle that state brutality and impunity have unleashed is unfortunately a double-edged sword which can strike either way. This is effectively explained by the LDF constituents desperately trying to outdo each other in showing up as the ruling party as well as the opposition.
Not to be left in the lurch the otherwise hawkish Congress have pitch-forked their arguments demanding for a thorough judicial enquiry contrary to that announced by the chief minister or the crime branch level enquiry ordered by the DGP. Sensing the gravity of the situation the State Human Rights Commission also has ordered the police to submit a report within two weeks.
One can?t expect anything tangible from such exercises indulged in by the LDF constituents or the UDF as it is very clear that there were clear-cut instructions from the top level leadership of the ruling government to physically eliminate the political leadership of the CPI (Maoist).
The necessary crowding out of the space of opposition with one?s own constituents is reflective of the political fault lines that are there in the emerging scenario in the region.
The peerless effort at perception management is evident as one of the ruling constituents, the CPI, sends its youth wing as a procession to the site of encounter to be stopped by the police! At the peril of being cynical one would hazard to say that the intentions of the CPI or for that matter the Castro of Kerala? VS Achuthanandan will at best remain perfunctory in content and showboating in intent if there is no decisive intervention from the side of the ruling government vis-à-vis their policy towards Operation Green Hunt, their approach towards doing away with such draconian laws as UAPA.
The cynical spectacle is summed up in the irony of the former CPM Secretary Prakash Karat diligently condoling the death of Fidel Castro [maybe because he died of old age, far from being able to walk the talk (sic)] at the Cuban embassy in Delhi while the same day saw two bodies, one of a woman in her late 40s and the other of a man in his 60s clad in the clothes with the favorite colorof Castro lying unattended for more than 30 hours at the jungles of Nilambur in the northern district of Malappuram in Kerala.
The above-mentioned cynicism has profound basis as is evident in the follow-up arrest and trumping up of false charges on senior most people?s activist, CRPP vice president and Maoist ideologue MN Ravunni. MN Ravunni is one of the longest serving political prisoners in Kerala for having adhered to a political ideology.
Previously he had undergone more than 18 years in prison in Kerala. The real intention of the ruling LDF government and the palpable fear of the very spectacle it has created boomeranging is evident from this motivated incarceration of a political dissident in his mid-80s.
We at the CRPP demand the unconditional release of MN Ravunni. All the cases foisted on MN Ravunni and other political dissidents in Kerala should be withdrawn.
We further demand the repeal of UAPA which is an anti-people law to criminalize and silence dissent.
We further reiterate that a fresh postmortem strictly under the guidance set by the Supreme Court be initiated and an independent judicial enquiry be constituted to unearth the verities of the killings of Maoist dissidents in a time-bound manner.
Secretary, Kerala Chapter
Secretary Public Relations
With the slogans “Stop Operation Green Hunt!”, “Stop aerial attacks and war on people!” we joint the International weel with these actions of proletarian internationalism.
In the Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences, UMCE was held a meeting in which we discussed about this struggle and its advances. We spoke about the conditions of India, imperialist oppression and how the people organized under the leadership of the revolutionaries (Naxalites) of the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
At the Catholic University, a stronghold of compradors and landlords classe, democratic students spread information about this people and and caal to the event.
In Rancagua, Manque Radio, a community and libertarian radio realized a special program to inform about the situation in India, explaining how people dismissed all electoral illusions and joined the People’s War.
In addition a brochure by Indian professor Dr. Amit Bhattacharya in Jadavpur University based on his writing: India, Imperialist Domination and Revolution, was circulated. The latter exposes with scientific rigor the characteristics of domination and how the People’s War empower a model of genuine development for the Indian people.
Under the call of the International committee to support people’s war in India, we, Revolutionary Construction, participated in the international week of action. As an organisation with proletarian internationalist basis it is very important for us to connect our struggle in an imperialist country with the stuggles in oppressed countries, and to see them as an driving force for our own political work! Also austrian imperialism is involved in the oppression and exploitation, as well as in the support of counter-revolution, of the people in India. With posters, sprays, events and meetings wo popularized the demands of international commitee and we tried to spread the great stuggle of the indian masses, and its highest expression, the people’s war. Connected with theoretical debates of an important writing of Mao Zedong, we marked an important point in the campagne, the universal importance of people’s war, to also raise the consiousness of the progressive forces in Austria. Continue reading
The Support Committee for the People’s War in India-Tunisia took part in the International Week by making propaganda in revolutionary circles via an ad hoc poster. Support activities were held in Tunis. Continue reading
As part of the International Week of Support for the People’s War and for the revolutionary and democratic prisoners in India a series of events were held in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo by the Brazilian Center for Popular Solidarity (CEBRASPO).
On April Continue reading
As part of the week of action, organized by the International Committee to Support the People’s War in India, in solidarity with the New Democratic Revolution in India diverse propaganda actions took place in Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia. Continue reading
This year the international week of action set the focus in the FRG on spreading the political demands of the call, on carrying out activities in different cities and gain new forces for the international campaign. Central organized activities were carried out in six cities, additionally there were different actions of propaganda in other cities like Hanover. Here a brief summary: Continue reading
The Committee for the Defence and Release of Dr GN Saibaba whole-heartedly welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of India to release Dr GN Saibaba on bail forthwith. This is indeed a much needed and long awaited relief for Dr Saibaba, who has been languishing in the anda cell of the Nagpur Central Jail since December 2015, when the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court cancelled the bail granted to him by the Division Bench of the Bombay High Court and ordered him to surrender within 24 hours. It was reported by various agencies that Saibaba’s health conditions have been deteriorating drastically as the jail authorities refused to offer proper medical care or continue the special facilities that the High Court had ordered considering the precarious health conditions of a wheelchair-bound person with 90% disability. Continue reading
Fight against the aerial attacks on Bastar!
Make success the Dandakaranya bandh on the 15th April, 2016
For the past six months MI-17 war helicopters have been practicing firing and bombing drills in Sukuma, Dantewada and Bijapur of South Bastar in Chathisgarh. On the 1st of April top officials of the police and airforce announced in a press meet that in the situation where Maoists fire on the security forces, garuda commandos would return fire. This means nothing but in any case there would be aerial firing and bombing. In fact the government armed forces are firing daily in the struggle areas. In the name of Maha Abhiyan there are fake encounters and encounters each and everyday. Indiscriminate arrests are going on. Last October the police lied that helicopters would be used only for relief operations and that they would take up aerial firing only when the helicopters are targeted by the Maoists and only as self defence. There is not a single incident of firing on helicopters in the last six months. Inspite of this the government is upto aerial firing and bombing as a part of the fascist military repressive campaign greenhunt. Continue reading
International week of Action opened in Italy.
In Milan acivists of ICSPWI partcipated and spread leaflets calling to a protest at the Indian Consulate and in solidarity with political prisoners at the protest march to free the youth arrested for the clashes of the past 1st of May.In Taranto painted posters have been stuck preparing an solidarity event scheduled on April 5.
MFPR issued a poster to be circulated nationally.
Odisha Sun Times Bureau Rayagada, Mar 15: Armed with traditional weapons, hundreds of Dongria Kondhs on Monday took out a protest rally and gheraoed Kalyansinghpur police station against the alleged fake encounter of tribal youth Monda Kadrika in Dangamatia by the security forces on February 27. More than 500 Dongria Kondhs under Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti (NSS) gathered here, they were demanding an independent judicial inquiry into the killing of 20 year-old Monda, registration of murder case against the police and a compensation of Rs 25 lakh for his family. Continue reading
Warangal: Revolutionary poet P Vara Vara Rao (VV) launched a broadside against the State government, citing police atrocities against the former Maoists and their sympathisers. Addressing a press conference along with former Maoist sympathiser Dara Saraiah here on Monday, he asserted that any ‘encounter’ in the State is some way or other way is connected to Warangal police. He questioned the rationale behind police’s swoop on the house of Saraiah, a resident of Munipalli village under Hasanparthy mandal, on March 1 although the latter has been eking out a livelihood by running an auto-rickshaw for the last few years. “The police who rounded up the house of Saraiah at around 7 pm on March 1 threatened him to come out of his house.
When he didn’t come out, the police broke the ventilator window and threatened Saraiah, his mother and his wife,” Rao narrated the incident. Continue reading
Questioning Bastar IG SRP Kalluri’s claims of “eliminating” more than 40 Maoists in the first two months of 2016, Naxal leader Ganesh Uike said only eight of those killed belonged to his outfit. In a press statement, Uike, who is the secretary of the South Regional Committee of CPI (Maoist), claimed the Bastar police killed 40 people including seven women, in the name of anti-Maoist operations. He said, “Seventeen people were killed in Bijapur district, 12 in Sukma district, three in Dantewada, five in Kondagadon, and three in Bastar.
Out of these 40, only eight were members of our People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army. Rest of them were innocent villagers.” Continue reading
Bedingungslose Freilassung für alle politischen Gefangenen in Indien!
Solidarität mit allen politischen Gefangenen auf der ganzen Welt!
Stoppt die Operation Green Hunt [Grüne Jagd]!
Unterstützt den Volkskrieg in Indien!
Lidia Senra, member of the European Parliament from Galician Left Alternative (GLE), presented a question to the European Commission about the situation of Professor GN Saibaba and the position of the EU on this matter, as well as the harassment on the well-known writer Arundhati Roy.
The Galician Committee of Support the People’s War in India appreciates the very positive attitude of the internationalist GLE representative Brussels.
Below an excerpt of the official statement by Lidia Senra: Continue reading
The outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) has said that “goons and anti-social elements” are creating havoc in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh in the name of anti-Maoist operations.
“The atrocities on Bastar tribals are at their peak due to the BJP government’s policy to loot minerals and land of Bastar tribals. It is all a part of a bigger conspiracy to render the indigenous Tribals landless. Tribal women are being gang-raped. There is no such thing as administration in Sukma, Dantewada and Bijapur district of Bastar,” said the statement said from Mohan, who has reportedly replaced senior leader Ganesh Uike as the secretary of South Bastar divisional committee of the Maoists.
“Innocent civilians are being killed and branded as Maoists and propaganda is being carried out in the media. Villagers from interior areas are being threatened with arrests and being made to surrender as Maoists,” he added. Continue reading
Kerala CPI secretary Kanam Rajendran meets jailed Maoists in Kottayam
Kerala CPI secretary Kanam Rajendran met two of the five jailed Maoists lodged in the Kottayam Central Jailon Friday. Rajendran was in Kottayam to attend the 41st AITUC conference. After meeting Shyna and Anoop who were arrested with three others last May, Rajendran told reporters that Shyna had complained that they were not treated as political prisoners, despite several representations made on their behalf. Stating that Shyna had certain health issues, Rajendran said that the jail authorities had refused to provide the basic amenities such as a table and chair -things which the jail manual clearly says political prisoners are entitled to. Continue reading
Call for an International week of action 2th-9th April 2016
In India more than 10.000 political prisoners are languishing in jails. They are leaders, cadres and members of the CPI (Maoist) and PLGA; Adivasi villagers who resisted the forced evacuation; peasants who struggled against the MOUs signed by governments and TNCs to exploit the people and continue the imperialist looting of natural resources; activists of the national minorities organized against the rising threat of Hindu communal fascism; intellectuals as Dr Saibaba, artists, students and activists other democratic organizations, guilty of standing on the side of the people facing the war on people waged by the Indian state; people’s women, feminists, united to rebel against the huge escalation of rapes, committed in part by the armed and police forces and paramilitary fascist squads sponsored by the State. In jails the prisoners face every kind of harassment, torture, denial of bails, inhumane living conditions, arbitrary transfers, brutal assaults and punishments of solitary confinement, and often the detained women are raped.
In spite of the fierce condition of detention, prisoners are resisting and struggling with revolutionary spirit and turning the dark jails in which are confined into a battlefront against the raising fascism in India and the Indian regime.
The struggle for their unconditional release is an urgent task for all the solidarity forces and it is integrant part of the support for the victory of their liberation war.