Military cracked down at Manipur university, 90 student arrested and dozen of student injured during the midnight raid, ban internet for five days.
Its an attack on Intellectual by BJP government. They wants to deatroy JNU and also Manipur university.
Down with hindutva fascism
Long Live Revolution
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From the bourgeoise press, article from The Times of India, September 8 2018
MALAPPURAM: The Western Ghats Special Zonal Committee (WGSZC) of
CPI (Maoist) has been increasing the strength of its armed wing People’s
Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) in five districts of state, said a report from
the intelligence wing of the anti-naxal squad of the state police.
The report submitted to the government said there was alarming increase
in the number of PLGA members trooping to these regions after the death
of senior leaders of the party in an encounter in Nilambur forest two years
ago. Around 45 PLGA members attended a martyrdom observance
programme held in Wayanad-Kozhikode forest border in the last week of
August, it said.
The meeting, in which central committee members of the party and
members of Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) attended, has decided to strengthen five branch committees in
Kannur, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Wayanad and Malappuram. The squad has already confirmed the presence of Maoist leaders
Danish, Ganesh and Prasanna in Nilambur forest last week.
It was expected that the death of central committee member of the party Kuppu Devraj and his aide Ajitha, in an encounter with
police on November 24, 2016 in Nilambur would be a major setback to the activities of naxal forces in the region. But the latest
report points out that the number of PLGA members in Kerala has been increased from 25-28 to 45 as a group of unidentified
people, including cadres from North Indian states have also joined the group recently, aiming to scale up the activities in tri-junction of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
According to sources in anti-naxal squad, only cadres from Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu worked for the group in the
region earlier, but the presence of cadres from Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand in Kerala forests is a cause of a
major concern to security forces.
Meanwhile, posters that appeared in the name of CPI (Maoist) in various parts of rural Kozhikode blame state government for
the recent flood disaster. A poster appeared in the name of Kabani area committee of the party alleges that the government,
which had received proper warning on heavy rain and flood, miserably failed to take proper action to evacuate people on time.
(Posted: July 17, 2018) Documents and posters for International Women’s Day (March 8th), 2 pages. Hindi: PDF format [66 KB]; Hindi: PDF format (more color) [66 KB]; Telugu: PDF format [107 KB]; Koya language: PDF format [63 KB]; Hindi poster: PDF format [76 KB]
(Posted: July 17, 2018) Statement on Ramananna and Padma, statement by the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee of the CPI(Maoist), February 10, 2018, 2 pages. Hindi: PDF format [147 KB]
Statement on Koregaon Bheema, by Abhay, spokesperson for the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), Jan. 9, 2018, 2 pages. [Document somewhat disorganized from original format.] English: MS Word format [265 KB]
And also possibly the same document in Hindi: Hindi: PDF format [48 KB]
NINETY-PERCENT-DISABLED INDIAN PROFESSOR GN SAIBABA IS DYING A SLOW DEATH IN PRISON, ACCUSED OF HAVING ʹMAOIST LINKSʹ.
BY PAVAN MALREDDY & ASHOK KUMBAMU
Since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took the reigns of power in New Delhi in 2014, assaults on public intellectuals, humanists, rationalists and secular forces have reached a feverish pitch. By the time the BJP completed its fourth year in office, prominent public figures such as scholar Govind Pansare, academic MM Kalburgi and journalist Gauri Lankesh were murdered by ʹunidentified assailantsʹ.
As we write, Maharashtra Police made five fresh arrests of rights activists, including the veteran Telugu poet Varavara Rao, and raided the homes of journalists and scholars across India.
In June 2018 alone, five Dalit rights activists, including a lawyer and a professor were arrested for allegedly inciting violence against the very Dalit community (ʹuntouchableʹ castes) they represent. These arrests were made under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), which enables the prosecution of Indian citizens merely on the basis of their ideology and thoughts, not necessarily for any actual crimes they might have committed.
In addition to this legalised persecution, dozens of Muslims and Dalits were subject to live burnings and public lynching by the so-called ʹcow protectionʹ vigilante groups, most notably in the BJP-ruled states of Maharashtra, Haryana and Gujarat.
But perhaps the most astonishing case of all would be the arrest and life imprisonment of the wheelchair-bound professor, GN Saibaba, for his alleged connections with Maoist revolutionaries.
The 827-page verdict delivered by the Gadchiroli District and Sessions judge reads more like an extension of Franz Kafkaʹs epic novel, The Trial, riddled with senseless details about how five hard disks, 30 CDs and DVDs, and three pen drives recovered from Saibabaʹs home were labelled, stored and transported by various investigative authorities, with barely a legible sentence on the actual crime committed by the accused.
The only passage that holds some credible meaning is the judgeʹs own lack of faith in his judgment: ʹThe imprisonment for life is not a sufficient punishment to the accused, but the hands of court are closed with the mandate of Section 18 and 20 of UAPAʹ.
And the only crime committed by GN Saibaba is the possession of the above-mentioned ʹdigital devicesʹ, which consisted of some ʹMaoist literature and documentsʹ and, by association, were adequate enough to prove his ʹdigitalʹ links to the Maoist revolutionaries operating in the remote jungles of East and Central India.
Yet, on the basis of this ʹliteraryʹ evidence alone, the Sessions judge came to the unmistakable conclusion that Saibaba is a ʹmemberʹ of the Community Party of India (Maoist).
Not only do these charges have little or no factual basis, but they render themselves impossible to any logical or rational substance given that Maoists are banned revolutionaries who operate discretely and anonymously, often using aliases and longhand notes to communicate internally.
Not only do these charges have little or no factual basis, but they render themselves impossible to any logical or rational substance given that Maoists are banned revolutionaries who operate discretely and anonymously, often using aliases and longhand notes to communicate internally.
They rarely use mobile phones or other ʹdigital devicesʹ and it is highly doubtful that they have equipped themselves with a printing facility in the jungle to produce membership cards and go about distributing them like marketing vouchers.
A ʹmembershipʹ with such a closed organisation, especially for an outsider, is a highly subjective, self-pronounced association based on oneʹs political views and ideological proclivities. But even if we assume that Saibaba is a ʹmemberʹ of the Maoist party, as the Kerala High Court has reasserted in an erstwhile case in 2015, it is not a crime in itself, unless the activities of the ʹmemberʹ in question are unlawful.
The Supreme Court of India went even further to censure the law enforcement authorities for randomly arresting people for possessing Maoist material, issuing a directive that owning Maoist literature does not make one a Maoist, no more than owning a copy of Gandhiʹs autobiography makes one a Gandhian!
Be that as it may, if Saibabaʹs crime is worth life imprisonment in solitary confinement, then we need to go no further than the fraternity of Bollywood stars and Indian politicians to get a glimpse into the Janus-faced justice system in India.
Maya Kodnani, a cabinet minister of Gujarat in 2004, was convicted in 2012 for orchestrating the massacre of 97 Muslims, including 36 women and 35 children in Naroda Gam and Naroda Patiya in February 2002.
Ironically, Kodnani was the Minister for Women and Child Development at the time of these killings, and was seen by the witnesses at the crime scene distributing swords to the Hindu mobs. For the brutal killing of 97 people, some of whom were butchered, mutilated, and even burned alive, she received a generous 28 years of imprisonment by a lower court. In April 2018, the Gujarat high court overturned the sentence. Kodnani walks free.
Salman Khan, a popular Bollywood star, was acquitted in a 2002 hit-and-run case after the testimony of his bodyguard, who stated that the actor was driving under the influence of alcohol when his car rolled over five homeless men sleeping on the pavement, was mysteriously deemed unreliable in an appeal 13 years later.
Sanjay Dutt, another chest-thumping star, who was charged for the possession of illegal arms that were used in the Mumbai blasts in 1993 – killing some 300 civilians – received a mere five-year sentence, and was released on ʹgood behaviourʹ after serving only three and half years, excluding numerous paroles, special family visits and a month-long furlough to look after his ailing wife.
While these three cases were dragged on for years, Saibabaʹs case was wrapped up in a record time of three years. And luckily, these important personalities were not in possession of objects as lethal as ʹMaoist literatureʹ, but just swords, AK-56s, explosives, and SUVs that roll themselves over innocent bystanders.
But for a man whose sole crime was to own ʹdigital devicesʹ, even if he is 90 percent disabled, suffering from some nineteen other diagnosed illnesses, the same justice system shows little compassion to grant a bail.
Reiterating these concerns, the United Nations Human Rights Office of the Commissioner issued an unequivocal statement: ʹWe would like to remind India that any denial of reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities in detention is not only discriminatory but may well amount to ill-treatment or even tortureʹ.
Efforts to put Saibaba behind bars started in 2013 when the Maharashtra police approached the Aheri Judicial Magistrate to obtain a ʹsearch warrantʹ to see whether some ʹstolen propertyʹ from their state could be found in Saibabaʹs house in another state in New Delhi.
The alleged property theft had occurred some 760 miles away from where Saibaba lived. On September 12, 2013, 50 police personnel and intelligence officials raided Saibabaʹs house on the University of Delhi campus.
Under the pretext of recovering ʹstolen propertyʹ, they confiscated Saibabaʹs laptop, hard disks, pen drives, CDs and mobile phones. During his interrogation, Saibaba fully cooperated with the police authorities, even providing them passwords to all his personal electronic devices.
But little did the professor know that his research material, teaching notes and political writings would be used as evidence for his alleged links with the Maoists.
On May 9, 2014, when Saibaba was returning home from his office, policemen in civilian clothes obstructed his car just 200 metres away from his house and detained him.
Since then, the state agencies have launched a systemic media campaign against Saibaba, painting him as the face of the so-called ʹurban Maoistsʹ – an utterly senseless label given that there is no such thing as ʹrural Maoistsʹ, even if the latter appear to be the stateʹs preferred enemy, to say nothing of the ʹjungle Maoistsʹ, ʹslum Maoistsʹ or ʹsuburban Maoistsʹ.
If that is not enough, referring to the five Dalit Rights activists arrested on June 6, 2018, Indiaʹs Finance Minister Arun Jaitley came up with an even more creative label, ʹhalf-Maoistsʹ:
Willingly or otherwise, they become the over-ground face of the underground. They are a part of the democratic system. They masquerade as activist; they speak the language of democracy; they have captured the human rights movement in several parts of the country but always lend support to the Maoist cause.
If speaking the language of democracy or ʹcapturingʹ human rights movements automatically translates into lending support to the Maoist cause, then the authors of this opinion piece should be called ʹquarter-Maoistsʹ, ʹnon-resident Maoistsʹ, if not ʹcosmopolitan Maoistsʹ.
But such endless streaming of prefixes to Indian Maoism by the state-sponsored Indian media has all but a single-minded, foregone agenda: to cast out anyone who questions state atrocities against Adivasis (Indiaʹs tribal people) – be they academics, environmentalists or Dalit activists – as ʹurban Maoistsʹ.
Like the ʹpollutedʹ Dalits who were ostracised from the village proper to preserve the ʹpurityʹ of the Brahminical castes, Maoists have become the new untouchables of India, whose very ideological proximity to oneʹs pedestrian views or private thoughts is enough to label him/her as their card-carrying member.
In Chattisgarh alone, this ostracising campaign has reached such contagious proportions that when 10 tribal men, alleged sympathisers of Naxals – a vernacular term for Maoists – were killed by the state police in 2010, a bench of Supreme Court judges went on recordto say that: ʹFirst, you say that operations are conducted against Naxals, then Naxal sympathisers and then sympathisers of such sympathisers. What is all this?ʹ
GN Saibaba is a glaring victim of this systemic campaign to outcast Maoism from the civic and public spheres of debate, discussion and dissent. How else could we explain his incredible transformation from a child of illiterate peasants to a force so fearful and lethal that a small-scale army of ʹ2000 police persons, 100 vehicles, and 20 land-mining clearance machinesʹ was mobilised just to escort him from police station to court? What was his crime? What are the weapons of his choice?
The mineral wealth upon which some 20 million Adivasis have settled from time immemorial is the major bone of contention. Their capital worth, as speculated by the Indian corporate elite, is $1 trillion. The easiest way to acquire this treasure trove is by bulldozing the Adivasis.
GN Saibaba came into the media limelight in early 2010 when he began to speak against the notorious military offensive Operation Green Hunt launched by the Indian state in November 2009. Its aim was to crush the Maoists, but the prize of it would have been the 55,000 hectares of mineral-rich Adivasi land, known variedly in the paramilitaryʹs shorthand as ʹPakistanʹ or ʹRed Corridorʹ.
But it is not that GN Saibaba became an overnight sensation. He had a long history of championing issues of social justice and civil coalition movements. In 1997, he became the General Secretary of the All India Peopleʹs Resistance Forum. In 2004, he co-organised the Mumbai Resistance, which showcased alternative forms of civil society resistance to the World Social Forum.
But why was Saibaba drawn to issues of civil and social justice in the first place? Is it so inconceivable that someone born into a ʹbackward casteʹ family, who lost every inch of their three acres of farmland to the moneylenders, added with the burden of physical impairment, is drawn to the struggles and suffering of Dalits and Adivasis?
Is it so intolerable that Saibaba, a professor at a publicly funded university, chose to teach, speak and research on civil rights movements, tribal resistance and Maoist revolution?
Spare a thought for his colleagues at Delhi University, who risked their own careers to launch a sustained campaign against Saibabaʹs imprisonment, some of whom indeed became the targets of repeated harassment, various disciplinary actions and suspensions by the university administration. And the process of outcasting many members of Saibabaʹs Defence Committee as ʹurban Maoistsʹ is already under way.
Not because these members sympathise with Maoism, but simply because they sympathise with someone who is allegedly sympathetic to Maoist views. The Brahminical logic triumphs yet again: one becomes ʹpollutedʹ not only because one comes in direct contact with an ʹuntouchableʹ person, but also because one touches someone who has allegedly touched an ʹuntouchableʹ Dalit!
When the Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen spoke in support of Binayak Sen – a physician and a civil rights activist, who is currently facing life imprisonment under the same sedition law which was used to silence Saibaba -, the Indian intellectuals in the West applauded his courage for questioning the shirking democratic values in India.
But the same intellectuals who offered the world various intellectual optics of postcolonial theory and subaltern studies, built on the histories and struggles of peasants, tribals and Dalits, have remained eerily silent about the persecution of a disabled public intellectual who literally crawled his way from a remote south Indian village to the elite educational institutions in India because he couldnʹt even afford a wheelchair.
The figure of Saibaba is indeed one of a crawling creature whose dignity is being incrementally stripped away by the prison authorities who refuse him access to a special-needs toilet, medical treatment and spousal visits and haul him in and out of police vehicles like a piece of baggage.
Saibaba now sits in Nagpur Central Jail, in the solitary confinement of the notorious Anda (egg-shaped) cell with 360-degree surveillance, disabled from below the waist, enabled by his only functioning hand, and doing what he knows best – putting his pen to work:
The closure of my voice within me exploded my crippled body from each of my organs. One after the other, my organs started bursting. The silence within me explodes into shooting pain. My vocal cords acquired lesion making my voice a thin and inaudible shrill. My heart broke with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. My brain has started having blackouts with a condition called syncope. My kidneys are silted with pebbles; gallbladder gathered stones and pancreas grew a tail of pain called pancreatitis. Nerve lines in my left shoulder broke under the conditions of my arrest, named as brachial plexopathy. More and more organs of silence replaced the original. I have been living with explosive and shooting pain day in and day out. I am living on the margins of life.
A 10 percent able body. A ʹhalf Maoistʹ. Full life sentence. A slow and screaming death, organ by organ.
At the outset, we, the undersigned writers, journalists, university teachers and social activists of Nepal, strongly oppose and condemn the arrests of 5 prominent Intellectuals : Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreir, in India.
On 28th August 2018, simultaneous raids were conducted by Police on the premises of prominent human rights and civil liberties activists and intellectuals – Senior Writer and Poet Varavara Rao, advocate Sudha Bharadwaj (National Secretary, PUCL) in Faridabad, Father Stan Swamy in Jharkhand, ‘The Hindu’ journalist KV Kumaranath, English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) Professor Satyanarayana, ‘Namaste Telangana’ journalist Kranthi Tekula – all in Hyderabad, Anand Teltumbe (General Secretary, CPDR) in Goa, Gautam Navlakha (founder member, PUDR) in Delhi, Arun Ferreira, Writer Vernon Gonsalves and Advocate Susan Abraham in Mumbai.
Among them, Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira were arrested on false and fabricated charges. Now the Indian Supreme court has ordered them to be kept under house arrest instead of police custody, until it rules next week on a petition challenging their detention. In fact, they are still under custody.
Since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014, assaults on public intellectuals, humanists, rationalists and secular forces have reached a feverish pitch. This is part of an all-round attack by the Brahmanical Hindu fascist forces against the Indian people. These attacks are simultaneously ideological, political, social, religious, ethnic, economic, cultural, juridical and environmental – carried out with violent and non-violent, legal and illegal, constitutional and extra-constitutional means.
The Hindutva fascist Modi regime is not only the enemy of the oppressed Indian people, it is also the prominent enemy of the people of the South East Asia. Since longtime, we Nepalese people are fighting against Indian expansionism and its Nepalese lackeys.
We Nepalese people always stand firmly with the oppressed people of India. We express our strong solidarity with the people of India, who are fighting against the fascist Modi regime. Now, it is necessary to launch a joint campaign against Modi’s fascism and their lackeys in Nepal.
We demand the immediate and unconditional release of those prominent Intellectuals. We also urge for creating of initiatives to begin a revolutionary movement demanding for their release and for other vital issues.
Rishi Raj Baral: Convener, Revolutionary Intellectual-Cultural Front, Nepal
Roshan Janakpuri: Poet and Marxist thinker
Khem Thapaliya: Critic and Play writer
Modanath Marhatta: Poet
Bishnu Bhandari: Poet
Balaram Timsina: Poet
Dilip Shrestha: Poet
Khoma Taramu Magar: Poet
Dirgha Pandey: Marxist thinker
Binod Dahal: Political Activist
Parasuram Koirala: Professor
Basudev Aacharya: Professor
Baikuntha Dahal: Social Activist
Amrit Adhikaari: Social Activist
Rohit Dahal: Story writer
Nabeen Bibhash: Story Writer
Narendra Jung Pitar: Senior Journalist
Kedar Gautam: Senior Journalist
Devendra Timla: Writer and Journalist
Yadav Devkota: Writer and Journalist
Kiran Karna: Journalist
Janmadev Jaishi: Journalist
Japaendra Baidhya: Journalist
Lila Paudel: Writer
Khambu chand: Writer
Kamal Subedi: Writer
Ishwor Timsina: Trade Union leader
Source : http://thenextfront.com/
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), expresses our outrage over the arrest of anti-imperialist poet-activist Varavara Rao and other prominent progressives in India in August 28. The others are Vernon Gonzalves, Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bahradwaj and Gautam Navalakha.
The arrest followed after the homes of these activists were raided due to the absurd allegation of their involvement in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The simultaneous raids of Rao’s and other’s residences in multiple cities were the latest in a spate of crackdown by the Modi regime against activists and progressives.
Last June, four activists – Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Shoma Sen and Mahesh Raut – were earlier arrested. Meanwhile, Prof. G N Saibaba is still languishing in jail since 2014. The Modi regime and its police force are using the violence in Bhima-Koregaon in December 2017 as pretext for the arrests.
In the incident, one person died and scores were injured after right-wing groups countered the Dalits’ celebration of Elgaar Parishad. The Modi regime subsequently fabricated the discovery of e-documents detailing the preposterous assassination plot on Modi and used it as the false basis for the crackdown.
The wave of arrests against urban-based progressives and anti-imperialists shows the rapid descent of the Modi regime to fascism and authoritarian rule. The Modi regime is using the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the allegation of “Maoist” links against those arrested
The fierce crackdown on the prominent democratic and progressive activists o9s calculated to discourage and suppress the growing opposition of the Indian people to the Modi regime. The broad mass of the people, including the workers, peasants, dalits, the indigenous peoples, women, students and professionals, are in uproar over economic, political and social concerns.
Varavara Rao and others are not terrorists but staunch progressives and anti-imperialists who have been critics of anti-people, pro-imperialist neoliberal globalization and war policies of successive regimes in India. They have also been active in forging anti-imperialist solidarity with people’s movements in other countries.
Rao, in particular, keynoted the Third General Assembly of the ILPS. When he was not allowed by Indian authorities to travel, his keynote address was read by Prof. Saibaba. Rao is an outstanding Indian poet and he has translated the poems of Filipino poet Jose Maria Sison in Telugu.
We, the ILPS, stand in solidarity with the struggling people of India and condemn all forms of repression and fascist attacks against the people’s movement in India. We demand the unconditional release of Rao and his fellow activists and the dropping of fabricated charges against them. We are in unity with the multitude of groups in India and overseas demanding for their release and for the defeat of Modi’s authoritarianism and fascism.
Stop the crackdown! Activists are Not Terrorists!
Release Varavara Rao and all political prisoners!
Fight the authoritarian and fascist rule of the Modi regime!
End imperialism and fascism!
Long Live International Solidarity!
Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples’ Struggle
September 5, 2018
The Western Ghats Special Zonal Committee (WGSZC) of CPI (Maoist) has been increasing the strength of its armed wing People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) in five districts of state, said a report from the intelligence wing of the anti-naxal squad of the state police.
The report submitted to the government said there was alarming increase in the number of PLGA members trooping to these regions after the death of senior leaders of the party in an encounter in Nilambur forest two years ago. Around 45 PLGA members attended a martyrdom observance programme held in Wayanad-Kozhikode forest border in the last week of August, it said.
The meeting, in which central committee members of the party and members of Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) attended, has decided to strengthen five branch committees in Kannur, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Wayanad and Malappuram. The squad has already confirmed the presence of Maoist leaders Danish, Ganesh and Prasanna in Nilambur forest last week.
It was expected that the death of central committee member of the party Kuppu Devraj and his aide Ajitha, in an encounter with police on November 24, 2016 in Nilambur would be a major setback to the activities of naxal forces in the region. But the latest report points out that the number of PLGA members in Kerala has been increased from 25-28 to 45 as a group of unidentified people, including cadres from North Indian states have also joined the group recently, aiming to scale up the activities in tri-junction of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
According to sources in anti-naxal squad, only cadres from Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu worked for the group in the region earlier, but the presence of cadres from Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand in Kerala forests is a cause of a major concern to security forces.
Meanwhile, posters that appeared in the name of CPI (Maoist) in various parts of rural Kozhikode blame state government for the recent flood disaster. A poster appeared in the name of Kabani area committee of the party alleges that the government, which had received proper warning on heavy rain and flood, miserably failed to take proper action to evacuate people on time.
Various media have brought to light that the human right activists, social campaigners, journalists, academicians, lawyers and progressive intellectuals including Var Vara Rao, Gautam Navlakha, Anand Teltumbde, Susan Abraham, Sudha Bharadwaj, Beron Gonzavills have been arrested in false charges by the Indian Government on August 28, 2018 from their residences and they have been physically and mentally tortured in police custody. This is an expression of extreme authoritarian act on the part of Indian reactionary government, who claims to be a messiah of democracy. Our party firmly opposes and strongly condemns such totalitarian and anti-academic activity carried out by the Indian Government and forcefully demands the immediate release of the arrested intellectual personalities.
CPN (Revolutionary Maoist)
On 28/8/18 and the day followed, the reactionary system of US-neocolony, India made arrest of national intellectuals poet Varvara Rao, human rights activist-lawyer Sudha Vardbaz, Arun Ferrera, Vermon Gonsalvez, Goutam Noyalakha, Father Stan Shami, Dalit social activist Sudhir Dolwale and his lawyer Surendra Gudling, social activist Mahesh Rout, Shoma Sen and others from their residences in different states according to news agency, Mumbai in connection with a program held in Pune on 31 Dec’2017. Above mentioned are accused of creating agitation with provocative speeches that caused the heinous racist event in Vima Koregaon in the occasion of bicentenary celebration of British-Maratha war on Jan 1, 2018. It is to be mentioned that the fight really occurred between the Dalits and the Marathi where the Dalits had a cooperation of the British.
The force of the new-democratic movement in India is being thus oppressed with a so-called ‘Unlawful Activities Prevention Act’ (UAPA). Under this act the state-terror is conspiring to detain the arrested for an indefinite period without producing them in front of justice. We condemn these naked fascist activities of Indian govt. We express our solidarity with the people in India in protestation against these arrests and solidarity with the people’s force that is on it’s way to make the new-democratic revolution a success.
Farhana Haq Shaama
Gonomuktir Ganer Dol