Appeal to support the indefinite Hunger Strike of Nagpur prison inmates from 30th January onwards
Inmates of the Nagpur Central Prison of Maharashtra have begun an indefinite Hunger Strike from 30th January 2014. At least 177 undertrial prisoners including 7 women (those charged under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act, for murder, etc.) have participated in the strike. It is a settled principle in law and also directive of the apex court of this country that “bail is the rule and jail is an exception”. However, despite repeated directives from the Supreme Court to grant bail at the earliest and that the gravity of the charge should not be the reason for considering bail, the opposite is implemented in practice. Continue reading
HAZARIBAG: About 200 convicts of the 26 prisons in the state, including Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Central Jail, Hazaribag, Hotwar Central jail at Ranchi and Daltonganj Central Jail, threatened to launch an indefinite hunger strike from January 30 demanding release of prisoners who have completed their term of sentences more than two years ago.
Padma had recorded the sworn statement in pursuance of filing of a murder case against the policemen who had participated in the encounter, which also saw the killing of journalist Hemchandra Pandey. K. Padma, wife of slain Maoist Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad, on Wednesday named former Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and four top police officers from Andhra Pradesh as conspirators in the alleged fake encounter killing of the extremist leader on July 2, 2010 in Adilabad district.
In her statement recorded before Adilabad Judicial First Class Magistrate Mary Danamma, the petitioner pleaded for inclusion of the names of the then AP Director General of Police R.R. Girish Kumar, then SIB DIG Shashidhar Reddy, then Adilabad Superintendent of Police P. Promod Kumar and Additional SP (Operations) S. Tripathi besides the Home Minister. Padma had recorded the sworn statement in pursuance of filing of a murder case against the policemen who had participated in the encounter which also saw the killing of journalist Hemchandra Pandey. The latter’s wife Babita had recorded her statement on November 29, last year.
The Magistrate subsequently posted for further evidence on February 7 for taking cognizance of the petition. Swamy Agnivesh, who has been cited as a witness, is likely to record his statement before the Magistrate on that day.
The attack was reportedly led by leaders of Galikonda area committee; coffee berries spread for drying and a tractor were set afire. Twenty armed cadres of the CPI (Maoist) accompanied by 50 militia members blasted two coffee pulping units and a godown of the AP Forest Development Corporation’s coffee pulping yard at Chapagedda in GK Veedhi mandal late on Tuesday night. Coffee berries spread over the drying yards and a tractor were set on fire.
A letter addressed to the Regional Manager and Divisional Manager of APFDC and left behind by the east division committee of the Maoist party said that the attack was in protest against the killing of party members in encounters, which it said were fake; against Operation Green Hunt and to demand the government to stop establishing new police stations and police outposts in Visakha Agency. They were meant to suppress the Girijans who were fighting for their rights over coffee plantations and against the proposed mining of bauxite. The party demanded APFDC to leave Visakha Agency. It also gave call for a bandh in the east division on Thursday with the above demands.
The attack was reportedly led by Azad and Kavita, leaders of the Galikonda area committee of the Maoist party, and Ravi, said to be the official spokesman of the Andhra Orissa border special zone of the party. The machinery and buildings were allegedly blasted using mines. APFDC estimated the loss around Rs. 30 lakh. The Maoists were said to have held a meeting after blasting the pulping units.
In Germany different actions regarding the international day of action in solidarity with the people’s war in India were realized by various anti-imperialist organizations. In Hamburg, the actions were carried out by the League against imperialist aggression (BGIA). Two thousand leaflets were distributed with the translated call of the International Committee and a call to action in Hamburg. Continue reading
Forces yielding ground to Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand
Judging by the current patterns, the fight with the Maoist rebels has a historical ring to it. Whether it is the first battle of Panipat in 1526, when a small army of Babur defeated the huge contingent of Ibrahim Lodi, or Shivaji’s combats with the mighty Bijapur kingdom in the 17thcentury, all speak of how the smaller outfits outclassed the bigger ones. The police in Maoist-affected states, especially Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, appear to be the modern-day equivalents of the larger forces. Despite being ‘larger’ and ‘stronger’, the forces are yielding ground to the comparatively weak red brigade. Monday’s incident in Jharkhand’s Giridih district, where the rebels first decoyed the forces into their trap and carried out a series of explosions, killing one CRPF trooper and injuring more than 17, has once again brought to light the Maoists’ operational efficiency in areas under their control. Continue reading
25 de enero del 2014
Hoy en distintos países del mundo, las masas democráticas y organizaciones revolucionarias están desenvolviendo acciones de solidaridad con los presos políticos de la India.
Saludamos la campaña de solidaridad como parte del apoyo a la guerra popular en la India, Perú, Turquía y Filipinas.
Las guerras populares son los faros que alumbran a los pueblos en medio de la lucha de clases contra el imperialismo (enemigo principal) y el revisionismo (peligro principal). Continue reading
Gaya (Bihar), Jan.27 (ANI): Normal life was disrupted in most parts Bihar on Monday due to a shutdown called by Maoists. The Divisional Magistrate of state transport, Ashok Kumar, expressed helplessness over the situation in Bihar’s Gaya district. “Maoists have called shutdown in Magadh area, because of which we have stopped all the transport,” he said. A tourist in Gaya, Surya Pratap, expressed inconvenience caused due to the shutdown. “Today we have no transport here, we are troubled as there are no buses and we are facing a lot of difficulties in commuting,” Surya Pratap said. Continue reading
23 January, many workers in struggle express their solidarity with the political prisoners
Women organization broadly spread their call among girls, students, workers Continue reading