Giridih District, December 24: At least a thousand villagers launched an attack on the picket of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Pandeydih village under Pirtaand Block of Giridih district on Wednesday evening.
Holding traditional weapons, the villagers marched towards the picket. The attack has been alleged to be instigated by the Maoists.
The 7th Battalion of CRPF has opened a picket close to the house Ajay Mahato, a member of the Special Area Committee of the CPI (Maoist), in his village Pandeydih. Mahato is on the most wanted list of police with prize money of Rs 25 lakh on his head.
Pandeydih under Pirtaand Block of Giridih is a CPI (Maoist) stronghold. Apart from Mahto who is active from Parasnath to West Bengal and Orissa border, other Maoist cadres Karamchand Manjhi, and Dhirenda also belong to this village.
The entire Pirtaand block, which was once an impregnable fort of the Maoists, has now crumbled with CRPF’s bold presence and opening of the picket. By opening the picket virtually in the Maoists den, the Police and CRPF has managed to penetrate deep inside the area.
According to sources, the angry villagers, in which a large number of women were present, vandalized the picket. However, the CRPF jawans posted at the picket handled the situation in a calm and restraint manner using force and persuasion. The patience of CRPF personnel helped in normalizing the situation and avert any mishap.
In many places, Maoist violence has mellowed but despite all efforts, Ajay Mahto remains evasive. Mahto is involved in triggering several Maoist incidents and is presently active in the Chaibasa area, said sources.
CRPF DIG Dilip Kumar Chaudhary said, “The mob was there, but the CRPF personnel persuaded them to return. Naxal is directing and instigating them to protest against CRPF camp there.”
Sources said the villagers were opposing the opening of CRPF Picket in their village.
However, men-in-khakis believe that launching of the attack by villagers is a conspiracy of CPI (Maoist) cadre Ajay Mahto, whose entry to his house and village got restricted with the opening of the CRPF picket. The villagers before attacking the picket demonstrated with a traditional weapon and took out a procession in the village.
Police are camping on the spot after the incident. The atmosphere of the village remains tense at the moment.
Varavara Rao Will Remain In Nanavati Hospital Until January 7
Bombay high court on Tuesday continued the stay of Telugu poet and Political Prisoner P Varavara Rao (81) at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital till January 7, with the interim order of letting his family see him there.
Rao is fit enough to be sent back to Taloja jail, said additional solicitor general Anil Singh for National Investigation Agency (NIA) on his bail plea on medical grounds. Rao was shifted to the hospital in Vile Parle on November 19 for 15 days and then renewed for 15 others.
VISAKHAPATNAM, December 19: The CPI (Maoist) in Andhra Odisha Border (AOB) region gave a call for a bandh on December 21 in protest against the recent fake encounters, illegal arrests, surrenders and also false campaign against them by the police.
The party gave exemption to medical and fire services. They urged businessmen and other establishments including government and private offices, as well as banks to close on Monday.
A press note was released in the name of the Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee’s official spokesperson Kailasam, urging the public to observe the bandh on Monday. The Maoist leader alleged that the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have been implementing oppressive measures such as illegal arrests, forcible surrenders and fake encounters.
According to Kailasam, two cadres of the CPI (Maoist), Mallal and Santi, were brutally killed by security forces in Singavaram village of Nakkamamidi panchayat on December 21 while they were unarmed and sleeping. Security forces also killed a girl of the same village in a brutal manner. Both party members had gone to the village to conduct party work.
The CPI (Maoist) spokesperson further accused the police of the torture and murder of a cadre named Kishore after his capture following an encounter in Thotaguda village on November 26 during which another cadre named Lycon was injured and arrested. The Maoist spokesperson warned that the police would face dire consequences for these killings .
The Maoist leader Kailasam alleged that security forces of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha are engaged in joint operations to wipe out the Maoist movement in the Visakha-East division and the MKB division of the AOB region.
“They have been beating the innocent tribals for Maoists information and arresting the villagers at weekly markets, banks and ration depots. A woman Maoist Rame was arrested in Paduva a month ago when she was going for treatment on November 7. They showed her surrender after one month. A person named Kamesh of Rasarai village was taken into custody by cops on December 10 when he came for Maddigaruvu Weekly market.”
The Maoist leader said that Sutti of Taggupadu village in Papparametal panchayat in Odisha was arrested by police while he was with the cattle in the forest on October 25 and a reporter, Pangi Naganna of Pedabayalu was arrested on November 22 by branding him a Maoist sympathizer. Even persons in people’s organizations and movements such as Anjamma, Rajeswari and others were also listed in FIR under UA(P)A.
Security forces of both states have been spreading false news against the Maoists and also creating terror situations by saying that Maoists would kill the tribals.
“All these tactics are nothing but terrorizing people. Enhanced security camps or oppression methods would not stop the people’s movement.” Kailasam said.
Narayanpur District, December 13: An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) trooper was injured when a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Naxalites went off in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Saturday, police said.
The blast occurred around 1 pm on the Narayanpur-Kurusnar road in the Kurusnar police station area where a team from the ITBP’s 53rd Battalion was on patrol, Inspector General of Police (Bastar) Sundarraj P said.
When the team was cordoning off the route that goes through a dense forest, one of the men inadvertently stepped over the IED connection, triggering the blast which left him injured, the official said.
The jawan was rushed to a local hospital from where he was shifted to Raipur for further treatment.
The ITBP is deployed in Narayanpur district, around 250 km away from Raipur, for anti-Maoist operations.
On October 30, an ITBP constable was injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxalites in Kohkameta area of Narayanpur.
December 3, 2020: A division bench of the Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday extended 82-year-old political prisoner P Varavara Rao’s stay at Nanavati Hospital till December 15. Rao’s wife, P Hemlatha, told the court that Rao’s family is happy with the progress in his health, but needed to study the medical report before they could argue for his bail on medical grounds. The court accepted this and restrained the state and National Investigation Agency (NIA) from discharging Rao without informing the court. Rao is among the accused in the Bhima-Koregaon case.
On November 18, the court had directed the state to shift Rao to Nanavati Hospital for treatment. Rao has been in the hospital since November 19. On Thursday, Hemlatha’s petition regarding Rao’s medical condition came up for hearing and the state submitted Nanavati Hospital’s medical report on Rao before the division bench of justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik in a sealed envelope.
After seeing Rao’s report, the bench observed there had been some improvements in Rao’s condition, which Hemlatha’s legal team, comprising advocates Indira Jaising, Anand Grover and R Satyanarayan, confirmed.
Jaising requested the court to give the family a copy of the report and to allow them time to study it so that they may argue further. She also requested the court to restrain the state and NIA from discharging Rao and returning him to Taloja Jail.
The court acceded to the request and noted in its order, “Pursuant to the order passed by court on November 19, Rao is in Nanavati Hospital. Since the matter is adjourned to December 15, Rao may not be discharged from Nanavati Hospital without informing this court. The earlier order dated November 18 (related to visit of family members) shall continue.”
Chief public prosecutor Deepak Thakare and additional solicitor general Anil Singh for NIA informed the court they had no objection to the defense’s request. The court will hear the matter next on December 15.
International call to support the resistance of Dr. G.N. Saibaba!
Professor at Delhi University Dr. G.N. Saibaba has been held in Nagpur Central Prison since 2014, despite being 90 percent disabled. Well-known outside of India, attending many conferences abroad, human rights advocate Dr. G.N. Saibaba started a hunger strike on 21 October 2020, to condemn human rights violations in prison, as well as demanding medical care, books, and sending letters, which is the most fundamental right of every prisoner.
Saibaba, who is in life threatening condition due to many chronic illnesses he suffers from, had previously applied to the Supreme Court, but his brother’s house, which he showed as the address, was rejected because it was within the boundaries of the COVID 19 quarantine. At the current stage, the necessary medical needs are not met, and the medical supplies that his family wants to send are rejected. In addition, the books, letters, and newspaper clippings sent to him by his friends and family from outside have not been given for months. Letters and books are a prisoner’s most natural right and only connection with the outside. Not allowing them to him is a violation of human rights.
As if all this were not enough, Dr. G.N. Saibaba has been prevented from meeting with his lawyers on the pretext of getting COVID-19 for months. He is only allowed to speak to his lawyers by phone twice a month. Preventing him from meeting with his family, friends, and lawyers, and preventing the sending of books, magazines, letters, and newspapers from outside, is an attempt to cut his relationship with the outside world.
With his arrest, the Indian state is trying to achieve multiple goals, preventing him from giving lectures at university as well as cut his communication with outside to arrest his thoughts as well. Dr G.N Saibaba is not the only prisoners facing the human rights violations in India, there are thousands like him. Thousands of people in many countries of the world are arrested, tortured, and mistreated in prisons for their political ideas and opinions.
Dr. G.N. Saibaba’s Freedom Is Possible Through Solidarity!
We, the undersigned, are calling on the international public to announce for Dr Saibaba to be freed, to be treated in a healthy environment, to be given his medicines, books, letters, and newspapers! The hunger strike initiated by Dr G.N Saibaba can only end with victory with the support of Democratic organisations and Individuals. We urge the democratic organisations and individuals to force the Ministry of Justice of India and Nagpur Central Prison to meet the needs of Dr G.N Saibaba!
We call on all organizations and individuals in the international arena to organise solidarity campaigns in their fields to support Dr Saibaba’s resistance!
ATİK – Confederation of Workers from Turkey in Europe
UPOTUDAK- International Committee for Solidarity with Political Prisoners
Secours Rouge International
Secours Rouge Toulouse
Le CRI Rouge pour la défense des prisonniers révolutionnaires
Comité d’actions et de soutien aux luttes du peuple Marocainc
Campagne unitaire pour la libération de Georges Abdallah
Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo –Mexiko
Soccorso Rosso proletario – Italia
International Comittee of Support the People’s War in India
Dr. G.N. Saibaba’nın Direnişini Sahiplenmek İçin Enternasyonal Çağrı!
Delhi Üniversitesinde profesör olan Dr. G.N. Saibaba yüzde 90 engelli olmasına rağmen 2014 yılından beri Nagpur Merkez Hapishanesinde tutulmaktadır. Hindistan dışında da tanınan, bir çok ülkede üniversitelerde konferanslara katılan, insan hakları savunucusu Dr. G.N. Saibaba; hapishanedeki insan hakları ihlallerini kınamak, her tutsağın en temel hakkı olan tıbbi bakım, kitap okuma, mektup alıp gönderme talebiyle 21 Ekim 2020 tarihinden itibaren açlık grevine başlamıştır.
Hindistan’ın Nagpur eyaletindeki Merkez Hapishane’de tutulan ve birçok kronik hastalıktan yaşamsal tehlikesi bulunan Saibaba için daha önce Yüksek Mahkeme’ye başvuru yapılmış, ancak adres olarak gösterdiği kardeşinin evi, COVİD 19 karantinası sınırları içinde bulunduğu için reddedilmişti. Gelinen aşamada kendisine gerekil tıbbi ihtiyaçları karışlanmamakta, ailesinin göndermek istediği tıbbi malzemelerde ret edilmektedir. Ayrıca dışarıdan arkadaşları ve ailesinin kendisine gönderdiği kitaplar, mektuplar ve gazete kupürleri de aylardır verilmemektedir. Mektup ve kitaplar bir mahpusun en doğal hakkı ve dışarıyla olan tek bağlantısıdır. Bunların kendisine verilmemesi insan hakları ihlalidir.
Tüm bunlarla birlikte Dr. G.N. Saibaba aylardır COVİD-19’a yakalanma bahanesiyle Avukatlarıyla da görüşmesi engellenmektedir. Avukatlarıyla sadece ayda iki defa telefonla görüşmesine izin verilmektedir. Ailesiyle, arkadaşlarıyla, avukatlarıyla görüşmesinin engellenmesi, dışarıdan kitap, dergi, mektup ve gazetelerin gönderilmesinin engellenmesi, onun dışarıdaki dünya ile ilişkisinin kesilmesine yönelik bir girişimdir. Hindistan devleti, Dr. G.N. Saibaba’yı tutuklayarak onun üniversitede ders vermesini, yeni öğrenciler yetiştirmesini engellerken, aynı zamanda hapishanedeyken dışarıyla bağını kopararak onun düşüncelerini de hapsetmek istemektedir. Dr. G.N. Saibaba’nın yaşadığı Hindistan’da tutuklu olan binlerce politik tutsağın yaşadıklarından farklı değildir. Dünyanın bir çok ülkesinde binlerce insan düşüncelerinden dolayı hapishanelerde tutuklanmakta, işkence ve kötü muamele görmektedir.
Dr. G.N. Saibaba’nın Özgürlüğü Dayanışmayla Mümkündür!
Bizler aşağıda imzası bulananlar;Dr. G.N. Saibaba’nın özgürlüğüne kavuşması, sağlıklı bir ortamda tedavisinin görülmesi, ilaçlarının, kitaplarının, mektuplarının ve gazetelerinin kendisine verilmesi için uluslararası kamuoyunu duyuralı olmaya çağırıyoruz! Dr. G.N. Saibaba’nın taleplerinin kabul edilmesi amacıyla 21 Ekim’den itibaren başlattığı açlık grevini kazanımla sonuçlanması demokratik kurumlara ve bireylerin Nagpur Merkez Hapishanesi ve Hindistan Adalet Bakanlığı üzerinde baskı kurmasıyla mümkündür! Uluslararası alanda tüm örgüt ve bireyleri Dr. G.N. Saibaba’nın direnişine destek vermesi için bulundukları alanlarda dayanışma kampanyalar örgütlemeye çağırıyoruz!
Avrupa Türkiyeli İşçiler Konfederasyonu (ATİK)
Uluslararası Politik Tutsaklarla Dayanışma Komitesi (UPOTUDAK)
Uluslararası Kızıl Yardım
Toulouse Kızıl Yardım
Devrimci Mahkumları Savunma
Maroko Halkının Mücadelesini Desteklemek İçin Eylem Komitesi
Georges Abudallah’ın Serbest Bırakılması İçin Üniter Kampanya
Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo -Mexiko
Proleter Kızıl Yardım İtalya
ICOR Avrupa Koordinasyonu
Avrupa Göçmen Emekçiler Konfederasyonu (AvEGKON)
Platforma Kurden Anatoliya Navin (PKAN)
Sosyalist Yeniden Kuruluş Partisi Avrupa (SYKP)
Avrupa Demokratik Haklar Konfederasyonu (ADHK)
Yeşil Sol Parti
Kongreya Civakên Demokratîk a Kurdîstanîyên Ewrupa (KCDK-E)
Avrupa Devrimci Demokratik Komün İnisiyatifi (ADDKİ)
Avrupa Demokratik Dersim Birlikleri Federasyonu (ADEF)
Mezopotamya Özgürlük Partisi (MÖP)
Kürdistan Komünist Partisi
Nor Zartonk Avrupa
Naxalites Kill CRPF Commandant In Landmine Attack In Sukma District
Sukma District, November 29: The Assistant Commandant of the Central Reserve Police Force has been killed and seven other soldiers injured in a landmine blast in Naxal-affected Sukma district of Chhattisgarh state. On Sunday, Inspector General of Police of Bastar region, Sundararaj P, said that Naxalites detonated a landmine in a forest near Tadmetla village under Chintalnar police station area of Sukma district. In this incident, Nitin P. Bhalerao, Assistant Commandant of 206 Cobra Battalion of CRPF was killed and seven other soldiers were injured. Earlier on Saturday night, the police had informed about the injuries of five soldiers in this incident.
Sundararaj told, “CRPF personnel were sent to patrol in Chintalnar area. The security forces personnel were in the forest of Tadmetla village at around 8.30 pm on Saturday, when the Naxalites detonated a landmine. Eight people, including assistant commandant Bhalerao, were injured in the incident. “They said that there was no information about firing during the incident.”
Inspector General of Police said that on Saturday, five soldiers were injured in the incident. Later it was learned that three other jawans were also injured in this incident. He said that after getting information about the incident, the injured jawans were taken out of the jungle by helicopter and they were sent to Raipur for treatment.
Sundararaj said that the Assistant Commandant has died from his injuries, and that seven other injured soldiers are being treated in a private hospital in Raipur. A police official said that the operation against the Naxalites involved in the incident is going on in the area.
CPI Maoist Posters Surface In Visakhapatnam and Kalahandi Districts During Run Up To PLGA Week
Visakhapatnam District, November 29: Ahead of the CPI (Maoist) People’s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) week, scheduled from December 2 to 8, posters allegedly surfaced in Visakhapatnam district on Sunday.
The posters, issued in the name of CPI (Maoist) Visakha East-Division Committee, were pasted on the walls at Maddigaruvu and other areas in G Madugula mandal.
The CPI (Maoist) conveyed through the posters that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the PLGA week and appealed to the tribals to participate in week-long celebrations and make it a success. The Maoists also appealed to the tribal youth to join the PLGA.
It may be remembered that since the year 2000, the Maoists have been observing the PLGA week from December 2 to 8, to condemn the killing of three Central Committee Members of the party, namely Seelam Naresh, Nalla Adi Reddy and Yerramreddy Santosh Reddy, by the security forces in Koyyuru forest in Karimnagar district of Telangana, on December 2, 1999.
During the PLGA Week, the Maoists hold meetings in villages and offer tributes to the red rebels who were killed in police encounters.
Kalahandi District, November 27: CPI (Maoist) posters surfaced in Phuladumera village of Trilochanpur panchayat under Bijepur police limits in Kalahandi district on Friday.
Phuladumera village is located at the foot of Niyamgiri hill. On Friday the residents there discovered CPI (Maoist) posters put up throughout their village.
The Banshadhara-Ghumusar-Nagamali division of the CPI (Maoist) is opposed to the construction of a road at the foot of Niyamgiri hill. The party, which is said to be active in the Niyamgiri area but has not carried out any actions recently, has once again made its presence felt.
The CPI (Maoist) has also urged the population to observe it’s annual People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army Week, beginning December 2.
The last time the Odisha Police’s Special Operations Group jawans engaged in a gunfight with the PLGA was September 9. During that encounter two jawans were killed.