Photos from the protest outside the Indian embassy in Stockholm (1/5-20)
A group of people gathered outside the indian embassy yesterday. There were songs played, a speech held and slogans shouted. Embassy staff came to the entrance to complain. We asked the staff to open the door to talk but they refused. Instead a hostile man came out as people were leaving and he took a photo. Comrades stopped him from taking more photos calling him a “hindu fascist”. The embassy staff called the police and four cars came in high speed trying to find participants, but they couldn´t.
The follow speech was held outside the embassy:
“We are here today under the slogan Stop India’s War on the People. Why do we use this quite broad slogan? Because we want to gather as many people as possible against the Indian ruling classes and its government.
We want to be a part of a resistance against their furious attacks on the people. Conducting massacres has a political cost, but it is quite low if no one knows. Today, the dominant image of India is still “the world’s largest democracy”.
India is ruled by a Hindu fascist government that sells the country and creates ever-increasing poverty.
-They propel fascist lynch mobs who murder, burn people alive with the rationale that they have damaged cows that are sacred to them.
-They have passed a law saying that Muslim refugees cannot become citizens of India.
-They are waging a war against the people of Kashmir and against the minorities in north-east India and against the adivasis in central India.
The war agianst the Naxalites is now being fought with 600,000 thousand troops.
-These troops shoot at crowds
-Shooting with artillery against villages
-Rape and murder women
The Indian state imprisons those who openly criticize them and defend the people. They have imprisoned many intellectuals and even music artists.
One of those they have imprisoned is Saibaba who played an important role in spreading international solidarity for the people’s struggle in India. He was here in Sweden where we met him a few years ago.
Although he was wheelchair-bound, he traveled around different countries to talk about the struggle of the people. Saibaba is an incredibly knowledgeable and inspirational person and well known among anti-imperialist intellectuals in various parts of the world.
On May 9, 2014, he was arrested and is still being held under severe conditions and despite being severely ill.
Saibaba is a symbol of international solidarity.
Saibabai must be released!
What then do the Naxalites say about this situation?
They say there is a lot of aggression from the ruling classes but that it expresses that the enemy is desperate.
They write, among other things, like this in a document from last year:
-Let us successfully fulfill our role in speeding up the mobilization and united struggles of proletarian revolutionary forces, oppressed nationalities and oppressed people in order to wipe out the imperialists and reactionaries all over the world!
-Let us mobilize lakhs and crores of oppressed people into the
Protracted People’s War going on in the leadership of our Party and
expand the People’s War all over the country!
How, then, do we relate to this strongest revolutionary struggle in the world?
The international support for the people’s struggle in India today is rather weak. If we had 3-4 comrades who put their soul into the support work, we would certainly have a support work that very well would serve important political goals.
We should do it. Why?
-Because their fight is a torch of hope that lights new fires.
-Because their struggle is ours, because we are part of the same great anti-imperialist struggle.
-For the international solidarity is strengthening the movement in India and giving hope to the comrades who are fighting huge enemy.
Support the struggle of the people in India!