Painting by the Galician Committee in support of People’s in India
SAMBALPUR: Worried over largescale desertion and fast depleting cadres, the Maoists are desperate to strengthen their base and undertake largescale recruitment by resorting to their old arsenal of ‘psychological warfare’. The filing of an interlocutory application in the Supreme Court, seeking fresh ‘Palli Sabhas’ to reconsider mining of bauxite from Niyamgiri Hill through Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) and the killing of Manda Kadraka by security forces during combing operation in an encounter in the Niyamgiri Hills on February 27, have come as a shot in the arm for the Maoist operating in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts. The fact that the security forces have acknowledged the presence of Sukhdev alias Bunty in the encounter, speaks about the motive of the Maoists. Continue reading
Maoist bandh disrupts life in Odisha’s Rayagada & Kalahandi
Normal life was paralysed in five blocks of Odisha’s Rayagada and Kalahandi districts today as Maoists called for a bandh protesting against an alleged fake encounter of a tribal youth. While vehicular traffic came to a standstill, most shops remained closed in Rayagada, Kalyansingpur, Bishamcuttack, Muniguda, and Lanjigarh blocks because of the bandh. Passengers were seen stranded in bus stops. Even though there have been no reports of violence so far, security forces have tightened patrolling to avoid any untoward incident.
Notably, CPI(Maoist) Niyamgiri Area Commitee Secretary Sukhdev on March 6 announced the bandh after the security forces killed Monda Kadrika in Dangamatia on February 27. “February 27 was the last day of the Adivasi Ghati festival in the Niyamgiri jungles. Police had killed Monda to create fear and panic among the tribals,” he had alleged. Monda’s brother also had filed a murder complaint against the security forces in Kalyansinghpur police station of Rayagarh on March 5. On the other hand, the security forces on February 27 had claimed that Monda Kadrika (20) was a suspected Maoist and was killed in an encounter led by Rayagada SP K Siva Subramani in the Dangamatia forests. Meanwhile, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) acting Chairman Justice BK Mishra, on March 4, directed the Southern RDC and the South-West Range DIG to inquire and report separately on the allegations within four weeks. The matter is likely to be heard on April 26.
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
Dear Friends and Comrades ! We cordially invite you to the Meeting in the memory of Rohit Vemula on 15 March,2016 Tuesday , 5.30pm to 9.30pm at Sundarayya Vignaana Kendram Mini hall, Baghlingam palli, Hyderabad… A book – Named “VELI VAADE TOLI PODDAI” – ( A compilation of writings by VIRASAM members ) will be released by Rohit’s Mother Radhika garu … Please share this to all our friends…
Fifty three people were executed by Maoists after ‘kangaroo courts’ found them ‘guilty’ in the five worst naxal-hit states of the country in the last three years. According to Home Ministry statistics, 18 people were killed following the directives of ‘kangaroo courts’ or ‘Jan Adalats’ in 2015 for being alleged police informers or “for not believing in Maoist ideology“. During 2015, 41 ‘Jan Adalats’ were held by naxal cadres in five Left Wing Extremism affected states —— Andhra Pradesh (1), Bihar (6), Chhattisgarh (14), Jharkhand (14) and Odisha (6).
Altogether 15 people were executed in 2014 following orders of 54 ‘Jan Adalats’ and 20 people were killed in 2013 under the directives of 63 ‘Jan Adalats’ “To create terror among civilians in the LWE affected areas, the Maoist cadres, in their ‘Kangaroo Courts’, also called ‘Jan Adalat’, or ‘Praja Courts’, execute sentence against the civilians, who do not subscribe to their ideology in the areas under their domain or labelling them as police informers,” a Home Ministry official said. In 2016, till February 15, two ‘Jan Adalats’ have been held in Chhattisgarh. Continue reading