Nagpur: The Naxals have appealed to the masses in their strongholds of Central India’s hinterlands to observe ‘protest week’ between April 25 and May 1 against the land acquisition bill. The rebels have claimed that there would be violent opposition if government compels farmers to surrender land. The communist Party of India (Maoist) has appealed for agitation issuing a press note. Dandakaranya special zonal committee (DKSZC), a potent wing of the CPI (Maoist) in Central India’ Gadchiroli and parts of Chhattisgarh, has urged the people to organize various forms of protests including road blockade and agitating at government offices against the land acquisition bill.
The rebels, in their press release, have lambasted prime minister Narendra Modi and his government for trying to enforce an anti-peasant enactment to usurp their ancestral properties on the pretext of development. The guerrilla rebels have also stated that Modi is trying to hand over country’s resources to the foreign corporate companies under various schemes.