Maoist bandh hits Malkangiri
KORAPUT: Public transport came to a standstill in Malkangiri district on Sunday, the second day of the indefinite bandh call given by Maoists. Both state-run OSRTC and private buses remained off the roads to avert any untoward incident. The Malkangiri divisional committee of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) had called for the bandh on Friday night, protesting against the anti-extremism operations, and demanded withdrawal of central forces from the area. Given the recent Maoist offensives in the district, no one dared to disobey the diktat.
While 10 villagers were kidnapped, two were killed on charges of being police informers. The rebels blew up the Padia block office and a bridge connecting Padia with Kalimela, besides setting two buses on fire. “It’s better to suspend bus services than invite the ire of Maoists,” said a functionary of a private bus association. The 100-km stretch from Malkangiri to Motu wore a deserted look with no bus plying on the route. “People are stranded at different bus stops. Taking advantage of the situation, small vehicles are charging exorbitant fares from the passengers. The worst sufferers are the patients, who need to be shifted to the district headquarters hospital,” said a source. Continue reading
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Bedingungslose Freilassung aller politischer Gefangenen in Indien!
25ter Januar 2014 – Großer internationaler Tag der Solidarität und des Kampfes!
In Indien leiden mehr als 10.000 vermeintliche Maoisten in Gefängnissen, hinzugezählt werden müssen weitere Tausende von Gefangenen aus den nationalen Befreiungsbewegungen (Kaschmir, Manipur, etc.) und aus anderen demokratischen Bewegungen.
Neben den Führern und Führerinnen, Kadern und Mitgliedern der PLGA sind mehr als 90% der Genannten Adivasi Dorfbewohnerinnen und -bewohner, die Widerstand gegen erzwungene Evakuierungen geleistet haben; Bauern und Bäuerinnen, die gegen Abmachungen zur Ausbeutung des Volkes und zur weiteren imperialistischen Plünderung natürlicher Ressourcen gekämpft haben, die zwischen Regierungen und transnationalen Konzernen geschlossen werden sollten; Aktivisten der nationalen Minderheiten, die sich gegen die aufkommende Bedrohung durch den kommunalistischen Hindufaschismus organisiert haben; Studenten, Intellektuelle und Künstler von der RDF und anderer demokratischer Organisationen, die sich der Solidarität mit dem indischen Volk schuldig gemacht haben, das sich dem Krieg stellt, den der indische Staat gegen es führt; Frauen aus dem Volk, Feministinnen, die sich gegen den ungeheuren Anstieg von Vergewaltigungen zusammengeschlossen haben, welche zum Teil von bewaffneten und polizeilichen Kräften begangen werden und von paramilitärischen faschistischen Truppen, bezahlt vom Staat, als eine Waffe im Krieg gegen das Volk. Continue reading
HAZARIBAG: Nearly 40 Maoists, lodged in the high security cell of the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan Central Jail at Hazaribag, went on hunger strike on Thursday in protest against lack of medical facilities for the inmates. The protesters alleged that the ailing convicts in the jail are not attended to by the by the authorities in times of need. The hunger strike call was led by Ravi Sharma, member of the central politburo of the CPI(Maoist) and member of the Bihar -Jharkhand-Chattisgarh Central Committee.
He was arrested in November 2009 near the Salparni Park in the district The protest was launched following the death of life convict Daso Mahato of Ramgarh district. Mahato suffered a paralytic stroke in the jail and was undergoing treatment in the Jail Hospital. Later he was shifted to Hazaribag Sadar Hospital but when his condition did not improve he was taken to RIMS, Ranchi. However, he died on December 22. This was the second death of an ailing convict in the recent times.
The fasting Maoists alleged that neglect by the jail authorities and the jail doctor led to Daso’s untimely death. Sometime back, another inmate died in the Hazaribag Sadar hospital after prolonged illness. The fasting Maoists said they had no alternative but to go for hunger-strike inside the jail. When contacted, a spokesman of the central jail confirmed the development. Denying allegations of the fasting Maoists, he said that in the convicts are usually treated at Jail Hospital when they fall ill and if that does not help they are shifted to Sadar Hospital. He denied the allegations of Maoists that convicts were ill treated and are not given proper medical aid inside the Jail. However Hazaribag SP and civil durgeon were not available for comments..
The next year is likely to pose a bigger challenge to the counter-insurgency operation in Chhattisgarh where the CPI(Maoist) is planning to observe its 10th year of foundation and is being feared to unite all Naxal groups in the country to carry out major ‘events’. “Senior members of the outlawed CPI(Maoist) held a meeting in the state’s Gariyaband forest bordering Odisha recently to chalk out the strategy for next year, which will see a decade of its formation,” a state intelligence bureau official said.
Expanding base areas, logistic support base in urban areas, multi-layered networking among like-minded people, publication of Maoist literature comprising biography of the killed cadres, PLGA bulletin and documentary film making on their ideology are among the important issues discussed in the meeting aimed for next year planning, the official said. The Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) and People’s War Group (PWG) merged to form CPI(Maoist) on September 21, 2004 and since then they have been observing foundation week from September 21 to 27. Continue reading
Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF)
Press Statement, 26 December 2013
Senior Telangana people’s leader Akula Bhoomaiah was brutally murdered by the state actors in Hyderabad on Tuesday night (24th of December) at 9:45 pm. Bhoomaiah was returning from the local Press Club at Basheerbagh after a book launch on Telangana when a mysterious Garbage Tipping Van of the Municipal Corporation waiting at Vidyanagar first hit his scooter dislodging him and then ran over him till he died. This was witnessed by the people who live in the vicinity. They then promptly caught the driver who was attempting to flee after ensuring Bhoomaiah’s death. On being taken to the nearby police station and after repeated enquiries by democratic rights activists, it became clear that he was neither the regular driver of that van and nor was he supposed to be in that job.
Perhaps, he was employed solely for the purpose of killing Bhoomaiah and to make it look like an accident. It is clear that not just was it no accident but was a premeditated act of murder of a man who was the President of the Telangana Praja Front (TPF). Akula Bhoomaiah was a longstanding leader of the teacher’s movement in Andhra Pradesh. In fact, he never limited himself to the teacher’s movement and actively participated in all social and revolutionary movements of the people in Telangana since the 1960s. As a student, he participated actively in the first phase of the separate Telangana movement in late 1960s. Why did the coastal Andhra ruling clique choose to assassinate Bhoomaiah now? Continue reading
Armed Maoists blew up a block office building at Padia in Odisha’s Malkangiri district early on Wednesday using powerful explosives. A group of armed ultras, including women, stormed into Padia, about 70 km from Malkangiri, in the early hours and entered the block office building after breaking the lock, Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Akhileswar Singh said. The red rebels set the building on fire before triggering a powerful blast, causing extensive damage to the structure, he said, adding no one was harmed in the attack. Four of the five rooms in the building with asbestos roof were completely destroyed in the blast which damaged volumes of documents and important records, gram panchayat officer Basant Behera said. Continue reading
Liberdade imediata para todos os presos políticos na Índia!
25 de Janeiro de 2014: Grande dia internacional de solidariedade e luta!
Na Índia mais de 10.000 supostos maoístas padecem nos cárceres, aos quais se juntam outros milhares de presos envolvidos nos movimentos de libertação nacional (Cachemira, Manipur, etc.) e outros movimentos democráticos.
Ademais dos dirigentes quadros e membros do Exército Guerrilheiro de Libertação Popular (EGLP), mas de 90% deste número, são aldeãos advasis que resistiram a remoção forçada, camponeses que lutaram contra os acordos de cooperação firmados entre os governos e a as empresas multinacionais para explorar ao povo e continuar o saqueio imperialista dos recursos naturais, ativistas das minorias nacionais organizados contra o crescente perigo do fascismo comunal Hindu, estudantes, intelectuais, artistas pertencentes a Frente Democrática Revolucionária (FDR) e outras organizações democráticas, acusadas de ficar do lado do povo que enfrenta a guerra que o Estado indiano desenvolver contra ele, mulheres do povo, feministas unidas para rebelar-se contra a enorme escalada de violações, cometidas em parte pelas forças armadas e da polícia, e pelos esquadrões paramilitares fascistas patrocinados pelo Estado, como arma de guerra contra o povo. Continue reading
El día sábado 14 de diciembre se llevó a cabo una plática sobre la represión del estado burgués en la biblioteca Fray Servando de la ciudad en Monterrey en Nuevo León. Comenzó con una plática sobre la represión en los tiempos en que movimientos guerrilleros, como la Liga Comunista 23 de Septiembre, actuaba en la ciudad, la charla estuvo a cargo de Hugo Esteve, autor del libro “Amargo lugar sin nombre”, Esteve nos explicó las distintas experiencias de algunas guerrillas mexicanas y de la respuesta violenta del Estado burgués mexicano.
Después prosiguió la intervención del compañero Gustavo quien nos narró su experiencia en la protesta del 1DMX y su detención arbitraria y represiva por parte de elementos policiales en el DF, nos relató los días difíciles que paso en la cárcel al lado de más personas quienes eran inocentes de los cargos que se les habían imputado, en su intervención pudimos conocer de viva voz las golpizas que recibieron dentro como fuera de la cárcel, las humillaciones por parte de policías y algunos reos al servicio de los celadores. Continue reading
Hundred Voices for a Call
Quotations from the speeches at the International Conference of Support to the People’s War in India, Hamburg 24 November 2012
We call all the forces that have contributed to this work to advance together, to continue this work in every country, to use all the forms of struggle, from the propaganda, to spread information and unite masses, to the actions to hit the symbols of the Indian Regime and imperialism.
International Committee of Support to People’s War in India
… our comrades in India are fighting a life-or-death struggle against imperialism and its lackeys. Sacrifices are big and they are being made for the liberation of humanity from the imperialist yoke by those most oppressed, those most exploited.
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