1 Naxal shot dead, another demoted for ‘sexual misconduct’: CPI (Maoist)
Rammurti, a commander of company-2 under DKZSC, was found guilty of “indiscipline and anarchist and indecent behaviour with women in the area, as well as women cadres”.
A recent document published by the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) of the CPI (Maoist) has revealed at least two major cases of sexual misconduct against two senior cadres, leading to one being demoted and the other being shot dead after inquiry and public court hearing. Rammurti, a commander of company-2 under DKZSC, was found guilty of “indiscipline and anarchist and indecent behaviour with women in the area, as well as women cadres”.
“Rammurti had joined the Naxal movement as a member of company-1 in Bastar in 2002. He exhibited indiscipline and anarchist behaviour and hence was transferred to company-2. Despite repeated advice and attempts to reform him, he did not budge. When it was decided to send him home, he threatened to go to the police and divulge details about the movement to them. So after due inquiry and consent from senior leaders, it was decided to give him death penalty. Finally, a public hearing was also organised and the decision was reaffirmed,” the document read. The document, however, does not mention the place of Rammurti’s execution. In another case, the in-charge secretary of south Gadhciroli committee of Aitu was demoted to the position of a committee member after a women cadre accused him of sexual misconduct.
Maoists visit Adivasi colony in Wayanad again
Mananthavady: After a brief lull in the Maoist-related incidents, the presence of the ultras has been reported from Wayanad once again. Kerala Police confirmed the visit of a five-member Maoist gang to the Adivasi colony at Upper Makkimala in Thavinhal panchayat. The gang visited Vellan, an Adivasi, at his house by 7.00 pm on Friday and handed him Maoist publication ‘Kaattuthee’ and some pamphlets. They spent around three hours in the area and visited two more houses in the neighbourhood. The gang also asked for food and ate from the houses, the tribals said. The colony dwellers remained silent about the Maoist visit due to fear. One of them had introduced himself as Jayanna to the tribals. Police suspect that the gang was led by Maoist leader Vikram Gowda.
Maoists condemn nun rape, human trafficking in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Communist Party of India (Maoist) have exhorted human rights organizations to join protests against the incident of rape of a nun in Raipur and increasing incidents of human trafficking from the tribal areas of the state. In a statement circulated to the media, CPI (Maoist) spokesman Gudsa Usendi said his organization strongly condemned the rape of a nun in the state capital and attempts to cover up the case. The rebels alleged that incidents of attacks on minorities and forced conversions were on rise under the BJP rule at the centre and the state. CPI (Maoist) said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been attacking UPA government for increasing atrocities on women, is silent over these incidents. Referring to incidents of human trafficking, Usendi appealed to all progressive organisations to join together to fight and prevent trafficking and exploitation in the tribal areas.