Observe Protest Week between 25 and 31 January 2019 against the ‘Samadhan’ counter-revolutionary offensive!Make successful the daylong Bharat Bandh on 31 January 2019!Unite to fight and defeat the Brahmanical Hindu-fascist forces by using all means and forms of struggle Modi government had announced the launching of ‘Samadhan’ counter-revolutionary plan in a meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 8 May last year in the presence of Chief Ministers, top bureaucrats, police, paramilitary and intelligence officers of the ‘Maoist-affected’ states of the country. This plan was launched in the wake of a number of counter-offensive actions carried out by the PLGA with the participation of the masses, particularly after the Burkapal attack of 24 April in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh that year against Operation Green Hunt (OGH).August 2009 by the Congress-led UPA government and the beginning of a new and more aggressive counterrevolutionary campaign under the present dispensation of BJP-led NDA government. Be it the failed OGH or the ongoing ‘Samadhan’ plan, both are conducted by India’s feudal-comprador ruling classes under the guidance of the imperialists – particularly US imperialism – with the aim of completely wiping out the revolutionary movement in the country. OGH, which was conducted in three phases, failed due to the united resistance of the guerrilla army, revolutionary people’s committees, revolutionary mass organisations and the revolutionary masses led by CPI(Maoist) with the support of the country’s democratic forces and the solidarity of the international proletarian, democratic and people’s forces. The failure of OGH is a great victory for the united people’s resistance against the reactionary ruling classes.Failing to uproot the Maoist movement through OGH even after more than eight years of cruel war on people, the Brahmanical Hindu-fascist forces led by Modi-Shah-Bhagwat ruling clique has been running ‘Samadhan’ campaign for the last one and a half years in a fascist manner. It is being conducted not only in the rural areas under our Guerrilla Zones and Red Resistance Areas but also in the urban areas under the garb of crushing ‘urban Naxals’. While OGH was an undeclared war on people, ‘Samadhan’ is a declared war not only against the Maoist revolutionary movement but also against all the democratic, progressive and patriotic movements, organisations and individuals representing the exploited and oppressed people of the country.‘Samadhan’ offensive is in continuation of the campaigns and operations that have been launched by the Indian ruling classes on the country’s revolutionary movement, be it Operation Manthan in the 1980, Jan Jagran Abhiyan 1 (1991-92) and 2 (1997-98), Salwa Judum (2005-2009), Sendra, etc. The revolutionary camp also had to confront and defeat state-sponsored terrorist gangs like Ranveer Sena, Shanti Committee, Harmad Bahini, Bhairab Bahini, TPC, JPC, PLFI, etc. in the course of sustaining and advancing the revolutionary movement. Among the past counter-revolutionary operations, OGH and ‘Samadhan’ have been long-term campaigns with the direct participation of the state, while others were short-term state-sponsored operations in which ruling-class elements such as feudal forces, reactionaries, bad gentry, etc. were kept at the forefront. If we look at the history of these counter-revolutionary campaigns, it becomes apparent that their duration is becoming more prolonged and the method of their execution more aggressive, cruel and fascist.The last one and a half year of ‘Samadhan’ offensive has shown that it is the most far-reaching, cruellest and most aggressive of all campaigns which aims at eliminating the Maoist and all militant people’s movements by the year 2022. Within the overall rubric of ‘Samadhan’, the central and state governments are conducting fascist counter-guerrilla operations like ‘Prahar’-1, 2, 3 and 4, ‘Operation Monsoon’, etc. targeting the revolutionary forces. As a part of ‘Samadhan’, the mercenary government forces are carrying out genocide through massacres like Kalleda, Pujari Kanker, Aipeta, Kasanur-Tumirgunda, Timmem, Nulkatong up to the recent Sakiler killings. All kinds of fascist attacks including fake encounters, large-scale arrests, forcible detention, razing down of houses, mass rape, destruction and loot of people’s property are being carried out in an aggressive manner. With this, they are spreading a reign of white terror in large swathes of the country where the Maoist and other militant people’s movements are active To aid this campaign, the government is increasing the deployment of its armed forces including the air force for anti-Maoist operations, upgrading weapons and other war material for its forces, using latest techniques of communication, surveillance, intelligence gathering, counter-revolutionary propaganda, etc. in order to accomplish the objectives of ‘Samadhan’ in the next four-five years. Along with armed repression in the rural areas, it is launching an offensive targeting the revolutionary and democratic forces in urban areas in the name of curbing ‘urban Naxals’, and have already arrested or sentenced several well-known social activists, public intellectuals, academics, lawyers, journalists, students and others criticising the government’s war on people. Even unarmed, peaceful and legal struggles of the masses like peasants’ struggles, Patthalgadi, anti-displacement struggles, anti-mining movements, struggles for the implementation of the Fifth Schedule, etc. are not being tolerated and persecuted with armed might of the state. We must locate the latest ruling-class offensive on the people’s movements in the name of
‘Samadhan’ as an integral part of the all-round Brahmanical Hindu-fascist assault on all classes, sections and people of the country and in pursuance of the Hindutva agenda of transforming the country into a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ by 2022 under the signboard of ‘New India’. Fascination of the state and the society is the method the Indian ruling classes backed by the imperialists have chosen to overcome the grave economic and political crises besetting them as well as the capitalist world system at present.The ruling classes throughout the world are resorting to fascism and depending on the fascist forces to crush the growing disaffection and resistance among the masses against their anti-people policies. The regressive Hindutva forces led by Modi-Shah-Bhagawat clique ruling the country too are a part of this. To divert the attention of the masses from the real and burning issues faced by the vast majority of the people like poverty, hunger, unemployment, lack of basic facilities like medicines, education, drinking and irrigation water, shelter, skyrocketing price rise, agrarian crisis, atrocities on Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims and women, etc., these forces are bringing to the fore irrelevant and contentious issues like Ram temple, triple talaq, etc. They are presenting Muslims, ‘Islamic terrorists’, Maoists, Pakistan, etc. as threats to the country. Whipping up rabid ultra-nationalism, pseudo-patriotism, warmongering and communal passion, the saffron-terrorists are trying to secure their hold over state power and crush all forms of opposition including parliamentary opposition. In this way, they are trying to further strengthen and consolidate the dictatorship of the ruling classes and imperialism over the country and its people.It is the demand of our times that all the revolutionary, democratic, secular, progressive and patriotic forces of the country and all sections of the oppressed masses must come together today to squarely take on the challenge posed by the Brahmanical Hindu-fascist forces and their governments. We must unite and resolutely fight back the Hindutva offensive ideologically, politically, militarily and culturally and in all forms, including ‘Samadhan’ and ‘New India’! We must resist and defeat the saffron fascists on all fronts by intensifying the anti-imperialist, anti-feudal and anti-fascist people’s struggles throughout the country. It is with this objective that our Party is calling upon the entire revolutionary-democratic camp and the vast masses of the country to successfully observe a week of protest against ‘Samadhan’ offensive of the ruling classes and the Hindutva ruling-clique from 25 to 31 January 2019 and to observe Bharat Bandh on 31 January 2019. We call upon the rank and file of the Party, PLGA, revolutionary mass organisations and organs of people’s democratic power to take up various programmes by involving the masses to make successful the Protest Week and the day-long Bandh. Let us unite to resolutely resist and smash the ‘Samadhan’ assault just as the united people had done with Jan Jagaran, Salwa Judum, Sendra, OGH and other fascist ruling-class offensives in the past!2 December 2018AbhayaSpokepersonCentral CommitteeCPI (Maoist)
Left Trade Unions called to drop the false charges against Prof. Anand Teltumbde Immediately. AICCTU, AITUC, IFTU, and NTUI have jointly issued a statement demanding that the malicious cases against Anand Teltumbde and all those who have been falsely incarcerated in the Bhima Koregaon be immediately withdrawn and UAPA, that violate the basic human rights of citizens be repealed.
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We stand together to strongly condemn the baseless allegations and defamatory and concocted charges pressed against Prof. Anand Teltumbde by the Pune police, under the Unfair Activities Prevention Act, 1967 (UAPA), to wrongly frame him in the Bhima Koregaon case and to accuse him for plotting the assassination of the Prime Minister.
The police forces of the State of Maharashtra led a witch hunt of human rights activists, poets, teachers, lawyers and trade union leaders on 28 August 2018 across several locations in the country. It has viciously attacked those who fight for the rights of the working class, Dalits and the poor and marginalised and raise their voice against state repression. The residence of Prof. Teltumbde was raided and searched on the 28th of August, without warrant, without his knowledge and when no one was home. The evidence produced by the police against him are four emails which have been recovered from an electronic device of a third party and bear no electronic signature or other identification details.This third party whose identity hereto remain unknown is not named in any FIR. These emails are the only evidence against Prof Teltumbde and form the backbone of the case against him. They were released to the media on 31 August 2018, just three days after the raids. These letters are prima facie fake and have been countered by Prof. Teltumbde with substantiated evidence in the Bombay High Court.
Prof. Teltumbde is a scholar whose work on caste and class finds resonance among readers and thinkers across the globe. He is currently senior professor at Goa Institute of Management before which he was at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. Prof Teltumbdeʹs life as an teacher comes at the culmination of a distinguished career in the countryʹs public sector.
The judiciary has unfortunately allowed itself to be misled by the police. This is despite the substantive dissenting in Supreme Court of India judgement of Mr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud in Prof. Romila Thapar and others versus the Union of India. The actions of the police under the direction of the BJP, which is in government both at the centre and in the state of Maharashta, against Prof Teltumbde is a concerted effort to suppress dissenting voices. Prof Teltumbde has been a consistent critique of all forms of castesim and communalism and therefore has been eloquently opposed to the efforts of the BJP to divide people along caste and religious lines. The indifference and apathy of the Supreme Court of India towards the violation of basic human rights of the arrestees and those who are being targeted by the police in Bhima Koregaon case, while the real perpetrators of violence, Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote roam free and whose cases the police has stopped pursuing, exposes the nexus of the ruling party, the judiciary and the police.
We come together to stand in solidarity with Prof. Teltumbde and all those against whom the police have concocted charges under draconian laws such as UAPA.
That the malicious cases against Anand Teltumbde and all those who have been falsely incarcerated in the Bhima Koregaon be immediately withdrawn.
That the police issue an unconditional apology for the trial by media by releasing fabricated evidence in the public domain.
The police pursue the FIR No. 01/2018 lodged at the Pimpri Police Station, Pune in which Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote, the prime accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence have been named and accordingly an application for cancelling bail to Milind Ekbote be made immediately.
The UAPA, the National Security Act, 1980 and the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimne Act, 1999 that violate the basic human rights of citizens be repealed.
Rajiv Dimri, General Secretary AICCTU
Sukumar Damle, Secretary AITUC
Aparna, President IFTU
Gautam Mody, General Secretary NTUI-
MALKANGIRI: Maoists torched a bus in Malkangiri district on the fourth day of their ‘Protest Week’ on Monday. No passenger was hurt in the arson. The incident took place in the morning near Mundaguda under Mathili police limits. Around 20 to 25 armed Maoists stopped the bus that was on its way to Kamarpalli from Motu. There were 15 passengers in the bus. Maoists asked them to get down and then drained the diesel from the fuel tank.
They poured diesel on the vehicle and set it afire. While the passengers were asked to leave, the ultras assaulted driver and conductor of the vehicle for defying their directive of not plying buses during the ‘Protest Week’ from January 25 to January 31. They took away mobile phones of the two before leaving the spot. SP, Jagmohan Meena said the Darva Division of CPI (Maoist) that operates from Sukma in Chhattisgarh to Mathili in Malkangiri district and Boipariguda in Koraput district is behind the incident. The BSF and DVF jawans have intensified operations in the area to nab the ultras involved in the incident. Meanwhile, the outfit has put up posters in Mahupadar village under Mathili police limits demanding withdrawal of BSF from the district.
The ‘Protest Week’ is being observed against SAMADHAN that is Union Home Ministry’s new strategy to tackle Maoist menace. On Monday, the rebels had organised their second ‘Praja Meli’ (public meeting) in the forest near Ralegada village bordering Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Rejecting the SAMADHAN doctrine, Maoist leader Ramana had flayed the Centre and State Governments for their attempts at suppressing people’s movement. Prior to that on Friday, Maoists had unveiled a martyrs’ pillar at Ralegada .
The Greyhounds teams and special police forces have intensified combing operation in the more than six Maoist-affected districts.Published: 31st January 2019 08:52 AM | Last Updated: 31st January 2019 08:52 AM | A+A A-
By Mouli Mareedu/ANIL KUMARExpress News Service
HYDERABAD / BHUPALPALLY : The State intelligence officials have issued circulars to all the district unit heads and senior police officials asking them to take precautionary measures and provide security at the congested places and transportation points such as railway stations, theatres, public properties in Left Wing Extremism-affected places in view of Bharat Bandh call given by the CPI (Maoist). The banned outfit wants to observe Bandh on Thursday.
The Maoist party has been conducting week-long protest programmes at different places in several districts in the state, opposing the ‘Operation Samadhan’, an anti-Left Wing Extremism (LWE) operation strategy by the government. As part of closing the protest programmes, the Maoists have given a call for Bharat Bandh on Thursday. Taking into consideration inputs on extremists’ likely activities in Maoist-affected areas, the intelligence officials have warned the district superintendents of police (SPs) and senior IPS officers holding several key positions in the state against laxity in taking measurers in preventing Maoist violence.In the circular, the intelligence officials have asked the police officials to provide security at the famous dams, bridges, railway stations, film theatres, congested places and other public places where government structures located in Maoist-affected localities to thwart violent activities allegedly planned by the extremism outfit’s cadre. Keeping in view the ensuing elections for Parliament, the State police have kept a close watch on movements of Maoists in border areas with other states.“As precautionary measures, police have provided heavy forces at Kaaleswaram Mahadevapur, Palimela, Kannayigudem, Vaajedu, Venkatapuram, Eturunaagaram, Mangapet and Tadvai mandals in Jayashanker Bhupalpally district,’’ senior police officials said. “We have provided additional forces including para military staff at the prestigious — Kaaleswaram project based on intelligence inputs on possible threats from Maoist party cadre.”Combing intensified The Greyhounds teams and special police forces have intensified combing operation in the more than six Maoist-affected districts. The local police in several districts have initiated frisking and checks at different places.Meanwhile, imposing prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC in the city, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar warned the miscreants against indulging in purveying fake news through social networking sites. If anyone is found violating rules, police would take stern action, the Police Commissioner said.Security beefed up at Kaleshwaram Project
Bhupalpally: Following ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by the CPI (Maoist) on Thursday, the district police and central para-military forces have taken up intensive combing and checking in the bordering areas of Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.In the wake of intelligence report that Maoists might try to attack Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP), a large contingent of police has been deployed at the project sites.“Security has been beefed up at all the project sites in the district. Our men have been put on high alert and measures are being taken to keep ultras away from the district,” SP R Bhaskaran said.Intensive combing and checking is going on at Kaleshwaram, Mahadevpur, Pallimela, Kaniyegudem, Wazedu, Venkatapuram, Eturnagaram, Mangapeta and Tadvai mandals of the district.
ByOdisha Sun Times Bureau –January 31, 2019
Bhubaneswar: Maoists are today observing ‘Bharat Bandh’ on the last day of their Martyrs’ Week and have resorted to road blockade in some places of Odisha.The red rebels blocked Kotagarh-Muniguda road near Bandapipili and Baliguda-Daringbadi road near Pakaladami ghat in Kandhamal district by cutting down trees.The extremists also put up posters and leaflets at the spot urging people to extend their support towards the bandh call.Effect of the bandh was also evident in Malkangiri as vehicular movement in the district, especially on Malkangiri-Jeypore road, came to a grinding halt.In Kalahandi, the Maoists blocked road at Kendhu ghat in a similar way and torched a excavator, which was engaged in road construction work.Similarly, in Rayagada, the Maoists blocked road at Chatikana and put up posters in the village.
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Phulbani/Malkangiri/Bhawanipatna: Life came to a grinding halt in three South Odisha districts of Kandhamal, Malkangiri and Kalahandi districts following a 12-hour Bharat Bandh by the outlawed CPI (Maoist) on Thursday.Vehicular movement was disrupted in Kandhamal district with Baliguda-Daringbadi Road being blocked by felling trees at Pakaladami Ghat. The ultras also blocked Kotagada-Muniguda Road at Satanalia and put up posters opposing the Green Hunt operation being jointly carried out by Central para-military forces, district voluntary force (DVF) and Special Operation Group (SOG).Similar blockade was seen on Phikarakupa-Dhepaguda road in Kalahandi district, while no government bus plied in Malkangiri.Informing the media, Malkangiri SP, Abhishek Meena said a joint combing operation by the BSF, SOG and DVF has been intensified in the remote and sensitive areas in the district.Besides, the district police are in touch with their counterparts in Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to share the intelligence network and track the movement of the Maoists along the border areas, he added.Notably, the Maoists had observed the Protest Week from January 25 in which they had conducted several meetings with the villagers in the remote areas of Maoist-prone districts of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand. The Left-wing extremists have given the Bharat Bandh call on the last day of the Protest Week on Thursday.
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According to court order I met Sai last on 26th December 2018 with his brother Ramdev, when he was taken to the Nagpur Government Medical College Hospital (GMCH). Usually, I see Sai through the barred glass panes of the mulakat window. I saw him after a long time in flesh, and I realized his condition was worse than I realized. His mobility is almost non-existent, he cannot move himself at all or with great difficulty. His hands are shivering uncontrollably and he has lost a lot of weight. The health condition of Saibaba is much worst. Previously he could able shift him from chair to cot and back. Now the situation is so critical that at least two people have to lift him from the wheelchair on to the cot. My brother-in-law and one police personal physically lifted him many times during the tests on 26th Dec 2018. The entire process was video recorded by three different videographers. I request you to get a full and original (not edited) copy of the video in which one can see (including Honourable Judges) the pity of Dr. Saibaba. He had to be physically picked up by helpers and placed on the bed from the wheelchair and back again. He is unable to move out the wheelchair by himself as he previously used to do. According to the court order for the second opinion of the family doctors, the court ordered for the visit of doctors to GMCH and was allowed to perform tests in the presence of the government hospital and give a diagnostic report based on the results of the tests. Dr Gopinath, a cardiologist, conducted these tests. On 26th Dec 2018, the time given by the court (from 11 AM to 3.30 PM ) was hardly sufficient to make examinations and tests only by one doctor i.e Dr. Gopinath. If all three doctors were present, then it is impossible to complete the examinations.
Iʹve attached the said report to this post. Saibaba has developed numerous other problems in jail, apart from, as the prosecution maintains, his gall bladder stones. They are only willing to conduct surgery for the removal of the gall bladder stones, burying all the other serious health problems that plague him.
Sai is suffering with 19 health problems. Saiʹs problems include a mysterious lump on his left side, cyst in the brain, life-threatening heart problem, stones in kidneys, urinary infection, and many more. Left hand shoulder nerves further damaged and continuous shooting pain increased. Doctors advise for a regular physiotherapy. He needs comprehensive medical treatment, everyday physical and occupational therapy and continuous looking-after by the family. Several of the tests recommended by the doctors of the government hospital itself are not available in GMCH and thus it was recommended that to a Higher Super Speciality Hospital. The worst thing in the cell is that it is open and exposed to cold. He has been facing worst attacks of cold. His legs are freezing because of the icy cold and cramps in legs and hands are killing him. Inside cell the temperature is further less so he is facing the worst. His left handʹs damaged muscles have got frozen. HOD of Neurology wrote on the medical record left shoulder is frozen and ordered for immediate therapies. He needs regular physiotherapy. Without family members help he may not able to do physiotherapy. The pain is worst. He is living in a dangerous edge of life. He canʹt bear pain more.
On 24th January 2019, the Defenseʹs final arguments concluded. The next hearing, consisting of the Stateʹs final arguments is on 11th February 2019. It has been almost 2 years since Saiʹs conviction and 11 months since we applied for medical bail. The process has been dragged on and meanwhile, his medical condition has become severe. He is falling unconscious frequently, he is so weak unable to write and he cannot consume solid food properly. As a 90% disabled person, his rights are in severe violation. Dr. Saibaba is in a narrow passage, struggling between life and death. I hope that the honourable court upholds his basic human rights and his rights as a disabled person and grants him medical bail by the next hearing, otherwise it would be very difficult for him to survive.
A.S. Vasantha Kumari (wife of professor saibaba), 27th Jan 2019
It was reported that a group of armed Maoists damaged a portion of an iron ore slurry pipeline of the Essar Steel near Digha Janbai village in Ralegada panchayat in the cut-off areas of Chitrakonda block in Odisha’s Malkangiri district late on Sunday. According to sources, a group of armed Maoists barged into the village near the plant and damaged the pipeline at some place using crowbars and hacksaw blades. Following the inicident, work in the plant had to be stopped as it affected the supply of iron ore slurry to Visakhapantam via Chhattisgarh.
The maoists had damaged the pipeline of the Essar Steel twice earlier. Members of the CPI (Maoist) had damaged Essar Steel’s 273-km iron ore slurry pipeline from Dantewada in Chhattisgarh to Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh near Odisha-Andhra border. The pipeline is critical for Essar’s Visakhapatnam steel plant, bringing 22,000 tonnes of iron ore daily from state miner NMDC’s Bailadila mines in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh to the plant with annual capacity of eight million tonnes.
Meeting with workers in Bergamo
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