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Date: 19th August 2022


Martyr comrade Jatin Das was in the forefront of those who fought against British imperialist
with a spirit of courage, sacrifice and patience. He sacrificed his life during a 63 day hunger-strike along
with Com. Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.
18th March is observed as an international day of political prisoners. Keeping in with this
tradition, our Party, our Central Regional Bureau CRB pays tribute to all those brave and revolutionary
comrades who sacrificed their lives during their struggle in the jail. We resolve to carry forward their
struggle to fulfil their dreams.
The fascist rule in our country is curtailing people’s civil liberties. Transfer of power in 1947 was
a result of tremendous struggle and sacrifices by Indian people, after, which India’s constitution came
into existence in 1950. In this constitution, some fundamental rights have been promised. But
gradually, they are being eroded. In the fascist rule of hindutva forces, the right of expression of
minimum freedom or protest is being denied. In the Modi regime, working for the rights of the
oppressed and poor and raising question itself is being criminalised. In this Jumla regime, approaching
the courts for justice is being treated as a crime.
On the other hand, to divert the people’s attention from their routine, life and death issues, rulers are
making a show of 75th anniversary of independence, Amrit Mahotsav. In reality, this celebration is
nothing more than an attempt to cover up the dictatorial rule and violence and frenzy of the hard-core
hindutva forces. Our party makes it clear that this is not a symbol of people’s true freedom in any way.
That’s why the central committee of our party has given a call to boycott this program.
13th September is the 93rd Martyr’s day of Com. Yatindra Nath Das (born on 27th October, 1904
and martyred on 13rd September of 1929). Revolutionary Jatin Das was, along with is comrades,
arrested by the British on 14th June 1931. On 13th July 1931, all these comrades began indefinite
hunger-strike in the leadership of Com. Bhagat Singh. The British rulers tried to suppress it. Ultimately,
Com. Jatin Das was martyred after a 63 day hunger-strike. Later on, the Jail administration had to
accept some of their demands. There hasn’t been any perceptible improvement in the condition of our
jails, even after seven and half decades of transfer of power. Even today, lives of those in jai, is tied to
the jail manual prepared by the British is being followed. If we see it properly, we find that our whole
country has become like a jail, in which we are living in very serious conditions.
According to the National Crime Record Bureau, about 4 lakhs 88 thousands people have been
forced into 1,339 jails, whereas their capacity is only 4 lakhs and 14 thousands. Among them, more
than 20 thousands are women, 1,427 children. Out of these, number of under-trials is 3 lakh 78
thousands and 848, which is, 76.1 % of the total jail population. In fact, the Supreme Court has
observed that, there was no need to arrest all these people. Those in jail, aren’t getting even the
minimum of the facilities. Some people have lost their lives due to various illnesses. Many people are
losing their lives because of not getting proper medical treatment. In last 20 years, there have been
1888 custodial deaths. For custodial deaths, 26 constables have been sentenced to imprisonment. But
the higher ups, the leaders and officers, who get such illegal acts done, have remained untouched.
The fact is that, within some limits, our constitution grants the fundamental rights such as, right
to equality (article 14) right to freedom (article 19) right to life (article 21) are applicable to all, be it
convicts or the under-trials. The other laws and acts curtail their rights, their lives and their liberty, but
within some limits, these fundamental rights are applicable for them also. But in the dictatorial regime
today, none of these are followed. On 9th April 2022, the beloved leader of our party, Com. Narmada
died in a hospice centre due to lack of proper treatment. Last year, aged and ailing Father Sten Swamy
was made a victim of institution murder. A way has been found, to kill those, who have toiled for the
masses all their lives. It is a call of the hour that the whole world to denounce these murders.
It is becoming more and more difficult for the under-trials to obtain bail. In these
circumstances, draconian laws are being applied against those who protest to deny them bail are also
being denied bail. In addition to this, there are these draconian laws by the states. This can be
assessed for the fact that Sudha Bharadwaj, a trade-union leader and a leading lawyer, who has been
falsely implicated in the Bheema Koregaon case, got bail, in the 7th attempt. This exposes that to what
extent law is being turned into a joke. Here, we don’t need to separately mention that how many
honourable Justices are there, who are ready to nod their heads to the tune of prosecution’s claims.
11 thousands 18 hundred and 16 cases have been registered under the draconian law UAPA,
since 2010. Out of these, 65 % have been registered in Modi’s regime. This draconian act has been
used, for criticizing ruling party leaders on 405 persons (which include, citizens, leaders of the
opposition parties, students, journalists, cartoonists, writers and intellectuals). From 2018 to 2020,
police has arrested 4690 persons under UAPA from all over the country. In total, during the Modi
regime, UAPA was slapped on 10 thousands and 552 persons, from which, 253 were sentenced for life
imprisonment. These 253 persons have also been convicted by use of every kind of dirty trickery. With
the increase of use of UAPA by 33 % since March 2019, you can understand what kind of situation is
prevailing in this Jumla regime. Indeed, going back 45 years earlier, Justice VR Krishna Iyer had stated
that giving bail is the rule and denial of bail is a . But where is it being applied at the ground level?
One thing that Modi rule is doing is ‘good’. Earlier intellectuals, human rights activists and
constitutionalists, many such people had a deep faith on the illusory facade of the state and
constitution. Through its fascist actions, Modi and company are themselves tearing apart this facade.
Not only this, with his economic and repressive offensive against all classes and sections of the people,
Modi is also hastening the process of unity of the oppressed people. Well done, Modi!
Many under-trials, who obtained bail, are being arrested time and again, just as they come out
of the prison, by slapping fresh false charges against them. And even if someone does get bail orders,
various conditions are being imposed on them and their lives are being played with. Comrades Angela,
Varvararao, Sudha Bharadwaj are bound up with such conditions. Through similar tricks, those who
are convicted are being kept in jail for long periods by applying different sentences, one after another
and not simultaneously. All these cases are examples of fascist state repression. In these atrocious
conditions, how can we even imagine about the application of legal provisions calling for helping them
in their rehabilitations on their release?
Six years after the last meeting in 2016, 39th meeting of Judges and Chief Ministers was held
this year, in 2022, in which along with 25 Judges from High Courts, Chief Justice of India also
participated. In this meeting, Prime Minister Modi, speaking in his typical Kautilya style, spoke about
speeding up the process of justice delivery. He spoke about relief to 3.5 under-trials by this. He also
said that most of them are poor people. He also suggested arbitrations to bring down the load on the
judiciary. He also said that with the use of local languages, people will have better understanding
about law. That’s true, when the people understand about justice, then only injustices will be exposed.
Matter of fact is that, already there are provisions in constitution for speedy justice but the
governments are not allowing it. On this occasion, Chief Justice of India said that it is the governments
which are not allowing speedy justice. And also that it is the irresponsible and careless behaviour of
governments and its officers, which is responsible for pendency of cases.
Granting bail Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita of JNU and Asif Iqbal, a student of Jamia Milia
University, High Court of Delhi commented that to stage protest is a right of the citizens and it is not
proper to portray them as terrorists. High Court asked the police that how justified is the use of these
draconian laws? When the central government went to the Supreme Court in this matter, SC declined
to interfere in this judgement. For last few years, along with the Chief Justice of India, many institutes
and citizens are raising voice for repeal of mainly the sedition act 124 A. Modi repealed 1,800 old laws,
but did not repeal this black law 124 A of the British. The world economy and its crisis in the whole
world, is indicating that to impose the policies of neo-liberalism, they can’t rule for even a minute,
without suppressing the masses with these draconian laws. But the deepening crisis is forcing the
people to come out and fight. The laws may be very cruel, but the situation of our country shows that
the masses will resist. Prominent examples of this include the kisan movement of yesterday and the
indigenous people’s movement of today.
In the meanwhile, in the G-7 meeting which concluded in Munich, demo gauge Modi threw
very long on the freedom of expression. Said that they are committed to freedom for their citizens. But
even before this voice reached India, a series of arrests had started in India. Teesta Setalwad, a leading
activist who stood firmly with the oppressed people of Gujrat riots, was arrested on 25th June 2022 by
anti-terrorist squad of Gujrat. During Gujrat riots, 68 persons were burnt to death in Gulberga Society
on 28th February 2002. It is to be noted that this arrest took place a day after the dismissal of the
petition of Mrs. Jakia Jafri, wife of one of those victims Ex. MP Ehsan Jafery. Teesta Setalwad and her
organization ‘Citizens for Justice and Peace’ stood firmly with Mrs Jakia Jafri. Jakia’s petition was
dismissed as not tenable. In this context, the court also said that Teesta Setalwad is instigating people
there since 2006. This statement is no less than a cruel joke. Teesta is one journalist, who stood firmly
against demolition of Babri Masjid. She also brings out the magazine ‘Combat Communalism’. That’s
why she has been targeted by Modi and co.
Amnesty International has been penalized with a fine of Rs. 51.72 crore. And one ex. Ceo of
that institute, Akar Patel, a staunch opponent of fanatic hindutva forces, has also been slapped a fine
of Rs. 10 crore. Pravda Media of Alt News, which brings out the truth of various issues, has been
charged with a donation of Rs 2 lakh from the foreign sources. Co-founder of Alt News Mohammad
Juber was arrested for a tweet posted 4 years back in 2018, with comment on Hindu deities. All this is
in context of the criticism of BJP leader Nupur Sharma and other ‘saints’ for spreading hatred.
Similarly, in Jharkhand, free journalist, Rupesh Kumar siding with the indigenous people, was arrested
by police on charges of connections with Maoists. On the other side, Supreme Court slapped a fine of
Rs 5 lakh on Himanshu Kumar, who is a leading Gandhian and a well-wisher of the adivasis. Himanshu
Kumar had approached Supreme Court to demand inquiry in the case of massacre of 16 adivasis by
police, in the village Gompad, district Dantewada, in which the police blamed Maoists for these killings
in 2009. Court has also ordered a 2 years imprisonment if the fine is not paid. Court accused Himanshu
Kumar of coming to the court with baseless charges. Fact of the matter is that, in last 17 years,
Himanshu has brought up 517 matters in front of the court, and in those, none of his contention has
been found baseless, which is supported by inquiring agencies. Now, when the Supreme Court of our
country, without even minimum investigation, considers the police charge-sheet a proof in itself and
penalizes those pleading for bringing out the truth, then it is nothing but another form of increasing
intolerance and an act of revenge.
It is the foremost duty of India’s citizens to raise voice against all such incidents.
Young men of Kashmir, Mohammad Ali Batt, Latif Ahmed Vaja and Mirza Nisar Hussain were
arrested in the year 1996 and were acquitted after 23 years as not guilty. But who will punish this state
machinery which has destroyed their lives? But the masses coming forward in mass movements and
becoming conscious is expressing that, this is not going to continue. In 2017, in the Burkapal incident
in district Sukma, PLGA had killed 25 policemen. In that case, 121 villagers were kept in jail till
yesterday. Later, court has released them as not guilty. On this issue, organizations of the indigenous
people there are agitating and demanding a compensation of 2 lakh rupees per year, thus Rs 10 lakh
per person. This is to be appreciated. JNUTA is denouncing the arrest of Teesta Setalvad and
demanding her release. Renowned intellectuals of the country are demonstrating at Jantar Mantar in
Delhi. They are also demanding the release of police officers Srikumar and Sanjeev Bhatt. On the other
side, hundreds of progressive activists and indigenous people registered their protest against the
sentence on Himanshu Kumar, denouncing it as injustice. Country raised voice against the arrest of
Juber. In the meanwhile, in a recently concluded convention of APDR in Punjab in August 2022,
participating organisations PUCL, CRPP, Asansol Civil Liberties and Prison Committee raised voice for
release of the political prisoners. It is the need of the hour to raise this voice, to protest and to sharpen
the struggle. Our party makes it clear that exploiting ruling classes, reeling under the increasing
economic and political crisis, cannot supress our rights and our strength through these increasing acts
of repression.
93 years back, Com. Jatin Das fought against the British imperialists. But today, we have to fight
against many imperialist countries. Colluding with imperialists are the Hindutva forces, against which
we have to fight. We have seen comrades and friends who have fought for the people and for peoples
democracy being sent behind the bar such as Varvara Rao, Anand Teltumble, Vernan Gonsalves, Arun
Ferrera, Sudha Bharadwaj, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Rout, Sudhir Dhawde, Surendra Gadling, Honi Babu
and Sagar Gorki. Now we are witnessing the vengeance of the state from Teesta Setalvaad to
Himanshu Kumar. NIA is preparing for another round of arrests. On this occasion we have to resolve to
fight with determination against all this. Revolutionary forces and the working classes of the world
over are expressing solidarity for us. These people are also raising voice for release of Com. Saibaba,
who suffers 90 % disability. Coming days are days of the dawn for the revolutionaries. Path of
revolution is one of tremendous difficulties. But when we fight, victory will be ours. We shall follow the
path shown by Jatin Das!
 We shall fight for the release of the political prisoners!
 We shall defeat the increasing Hindutva forces of revenge!
 We shall intensify the mass movement against imperialists, CBB and
the feudal!
 Revolutionary tributes for the martyrs who laid down their lives for a
true democracy of the people!

With revolutionary greetings,
Pratap, Spokes Person
Central Regional Bureau,
CPI (Maoist).

Call from the Communist Party of India (Maoist) Action Week from September 13th to 19th

COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)

Central Committee

5 June 2022

Appeal from the Communist Party of India (Maoist)

Make success the Worldwide Action Week from September

13th to 19th for the release of Political Prisoners and demanding a

stop to drone attacks as per the call of ICSPWI

The ICSPWI gave a call to observe Action Week for the release of political prisoners and with the demand to stop drone attacks on the revolutionary people and revolutionaries in the areas of revolutionary movement in India from September 13th to 19th on the occasion of 93rd death Anniversary of Comrade Jatin Das, a colleague of prominent National Revolutionaries Comrades Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. The Central Committee of our Party CPI (Maoist) calls upon the entire units of the Party, PLGA, Revolutionary people’s organs, revolutionary people, workers, peasants, students, intellectuals, women, religious minorities, Dalit and tribal people, the Marxist, Leninist, Maoist parties, organisations, anti-imperialist organisations, individuals, oppressed nationalities and oppressed classes in various countries of the world to participate in the Action Week with firm determination and make it a success.

In the background of further intensifying financial and economic crisis of imperialism, the imperialists are implementing globalisation policies to overcome the crisis, for markets of their MNCs and for natural resources. They are bringing fascist parties to power to speed up corporatisation in the backward semi-colonial, semi-feudal countries. As a part of it they brought the Modi government to power in the leadership of Brahmanic Hindutva Fascist RSS-BJP in semi-colonial, semi-feudal India. Since Modi government came to power fascist attacks further intensified all over the country. Constitutional organisations are saffronized/fascistized. Allotments

to the government, police, Para-military and Indian Army forces are constantly been raising in the Defense budget of the country and are being militarised. Several anti-people Acts, especially draconian repressive Acts that are against the interests of workers, farmers, middle class, small and medium kind traders and shop-owners were made. Fascist rulers cannot see the daily, fundamental and life and death problems of the people. They make a big propaganda that terrorist and left extremism is causing danger to the security of the country. Corporate media hypes the propaganda. Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)-2019, Human Rights Commission Amendment Act-2019, NIA Amendment Act-2019, Right to Information Amendment Act-2019 and other such Acts that crush minimum freedom and independence of the people are part of it. As a result, there are fascist attacks on human rights activists, social activists, lawyers, worker and farmer leaders, activists, democrats, tribals fighting with the slogans of ‘jal-jungle-zameen-ijjat-adhikar’, ‘our government in our village’, Muslims, women, students, teachers, lecturers, Professors and artists. They are foisted with false cases under draconian Acts such as UAPA and Sedition and put to physical and mental tortures. Especially it has become a normal feature in the country to arrest the leadership, cadres, activists of Mass Organisation, Presidents and members of Revolutionary People’s Committees, activists of People’s Militia, sympathisers of our party who are fighting with the objective of liberating the country from the exploitation and oppression of the imperialists and comprador rulers and establish New Democratic system for the past above five decades, to arrest the leaders, activists and people of organisations fighting for the liberation of nationalities such as Kashmir, Naga, Manipur, Asom and Bodo. Hundreds of such people are languishing in jails in our areas of movement. They are not bothered about the repeated directions of the Supreme Court to the police and Para-military forces to implement minimum force when dealing with people’s movements or the number of reports released by government agencies such as the Human Rights Commissions on the lock-up murders, atrocities on women and police tortures. On the contrary they are imprisoning pro-people activists of various organisations and social activists. They are threatening lawyers who are taking up people’s cases and depriving the people of justice. The police do not exempt the rights’ activists and lawyers working professionally and with commitment for the release of political prisoners. Associations that have to protect the interests of lawyers and clients degenerated into ‘Khap Panchayats’ directing the lawyers not to take up any case of Muslims, Christians, Dalits and Maoists’. There are attacks on Magistrates who warn the inappropriate and indiscriminate arrests of innocent tribal people. The District Magistrate of Sukma Prabhakar Gwal was removed from his job in the name of ‘people’s interest’. Deputy Jailor of Raipur Central Jail Varsha Dongre was suspended. Sexual atrocity is used as a weapon to suppress the movements. There is constant pressure on the people to surrender, to work as informers and to join the various police, Para-Military forces. They are lured in various ways. Thousands of people left their villages unable to bear police harassment.

Leader of Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) Professor Saibaba, Revolutionary writer Varavara Rao, Professor Anand Teltumbde and all those foisted with the false Bhima Koregaon case are languishing in jail for the past few years. One of the persons in the case Father Stan Swamy was murdered in the jail being deprived of minimum medical facilities. Member of the CC of our Party Comrade Milind Teltumbde was murdered in the Mardintola-Pareva encirclement attack with the collaboration of Modi’s Hindutva fascist government and the respective state government. Modi government is conspiring to murder the rest also in some or the other manner. Although Varavara Rao was granted bail owing to the pressure of people’s movements, he was kept in house arrest. Sudha Bharadwaj was granted conditional bail. We need to demand the lifting of conditional bail on them. The rest of those in the case are suffering with many prolonged diseases. We need to demand their immediate release. NIA is coming in the way to all the appeals to release them on bail. We are aware that all the judicial experts of the country and the world are severely opposing this.

In the process member of Polit Bureau of the CC of our Party and in-charge of the Eastern Regional Bureau (ERB) Comrade Kishanda (Prasant Bose) and CCM Sheela Marandi were arrested in Saraikela on 12th November 2021 by the Jharkhand police. Comrade Kishanda is 76 years old and is suffering with Coronary artery, Anstable angina and Cerebro vescular accident since 2014, Prostrate cancer for test, Osteo Arthritis, Blood Pressure and Sugar and other such diseases. Comrade Sheeladi is suffering from Blood Pressure hypertrophy and ventricular hypertrophy, Gall bladder stone, Osteo Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Senile Cataract and were undergoing treatment. The diseases need immediate treatment without delay. But the government plans to imprison and murder Comrade Prasant Bose alleging him to be the main person in the Bhima Koregaon case. In fact the prominent forensic Arsenal lab of US exposed the conspiracy of the government in the Bhima Koregaon case. NIA did not submit the charge sheet to the court in time. The judiciary that has to annul the case and release them is acting on the dictates of the government. The NIA was given all powers in such cases.

Member of the CC and member of Western Ghats Special Zonal Committee Comrade Vijay (BG Krishnamurty) was arrested along with a woman comrade Savitri on 9th November 2021 in Sultan Batheri village of Wayanad district of Kerala. Member of the CC Comrade Kanchanda (Arun Kumar Bhattacharya) was arrested along with Aakash Urang (Rahul/Kajallon 5th March 2022 in a tea plantation in Udarband area of Asom. He is 72 years old and is leading the revolutionary movement staying secret in spite of suffering with several diseases for a long time.

Member of the CC Comrade Jaspalji (Vijay Kumar Arya) was arrested in Samhata village in the jurisdiction of Rohtas police station of Rohtas district in Bihar on 13th April 2022. Journalist Rupesh Kumar Singh (Bhagalpur), Anil Yadav (Rafiganj, Aurangabad), Rajesh Gupta, Umesh Chowdary (Samhata, Rohtas) were foisted draconian Acts by NIA.

The comprador rulers plan to murder all these persons and especially our party leadership by foisting several draconian acts and murder them in prison. They are stamping the democratic value of ‘jail is not a necessity. Bail is a rule’. Supreme Court directed to give first importance to bail petitions but no one bothers it. This is unconstitutional.

Hindutva government of Modi did not arrest the actual conspirers, a Hindutva teacher Milind Ekbote and Anil Bhide and violated the nominal democracy in the country. None of the police officers was punished in spite of the reports of the massacres in Sarkinguda and Edsametta in Chhattisgarh that they were police murders. Nothing is said about action on the murderers of Father Stan Swamy. Dozens of extreme Hindutva organisations in the country are indulging in constant mob lynching, prestige murders chanting ‘Gayi, Ganga, Geeta’. Although these organisations have a hand in the murders of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, Kalburgi and Gowri Lankesh these are working ‘legally’.

A religious minority of the country, the Muslims are the majority in the jails. Innocent oppressed Dalit and tribal people are imprisoned in thousands of numbers. All the victims of TADA, POTA and the present UAPA are mostly from the poor classes belonging to Muslim, Dalit and tribal communities. Father Stan Swamy wrote in his research paper that 97 percent of the three thousand tribal people languishing in the Jharkhand prisons for years together were foisted with false allegations. Especially most of the political prisoners are languishing in jails without trial. There are attacks on human rights activists, social activists, lawyers, democrats, secular, progressive persons, patriots, poets, writers and artists constantly fighting for the rights of women and people of Dalit, tribal and religious minorities. They are branded ‘urban Maoists’ and are put in jails. They are given life imprisonment and prolonged rigorous imprisonment. Thousands of people are behind the bars for many years on false allegations and are finally released not guilty.

The Jehanabad district court of Bihar proclaimed hanging to 10 comrades and life imprisonment to three in the Sinari case. The mercy petition on the hanging for four Maoist prisoners in the Bara case was pending with the President’s office for the past 24 years. Finally the President issued directions that ‘they have to stay in jail until they are alive’. The Munger district court gave death sentence to five tribal and farmer activists. The Dumka district court of Jharkhand proclaimed death sentence to Comrade Praveer, a member of the East Bihar- North East Jharkhand Special Area Committee of our Party. Ranaveer Sena, a private army of the oppressor caste landlords in Bihar massacred 256 poor Dalit people in 23 incidents in the 1980s and 1990s. None of the police or jail officers was given hanging by any court who massacred thousands of top leaderships, cadres of the revolutionary party in the past 50 years. None of the Congress or BJP leaders responsible for the 1984 Sikh massacre and the 2002 Gujarat massacre were given hanging. This is the class justice of the ruling courts.

Revolutionaries and fighters of national liberation are being harassed and tortured in many ways. In spite of decades of Supreme Court judgment not to chain the prisoners, they, especially the political prisoners are being chained all over the body in solitary confinement. Revolutionaries like Bhupeshda, Sadhanala Ramakrishna, Amit Bagchi, Asutosh, Madkam Gopanna are undergoing life imprisonment. These comrades are firmly holding high the revolutionary flag. They are moulding prisons into revolutionary schools and centers of people’s struggle. The leaders of our party are leading the struggles in jails all over the country with the main demand to recognise them as political prisoners, for the rights and minimum facilities for prisoners and other such utmost just demands thus turning the prison into another arena of war. We need to fight for the unconditional release of all of them. The main problem is that they are not being granted bail. They are not being taken to the court adjournments, trial is prolonged and are arrested outside the gate of the jail each time they are released. The courts have to direct the police to register all the cases on the arrested person within 4 months of his/her arrest. Measures must be taken to implement all the punishments given by courts in various cases at a time, i.e., in concurrency. But this is not happening. This is against the Indian Constitution. We need to take up a political campaign in the country and internationally so as the political prisoners have minimum facilities, their economic needs are fulfilled and to take up their cases.

Indian Constitution specifies that prisons must act as centres to reform prisoners. However the Indian Prisons Act and the manuals adopted by the various state governments are nothing but duplicates to the jail manual adopted by the British government in 1894. Another major hurdle to reforms in jail is that IPS officers happen to be jail officers. Thus the jail rules are implemented as per the interests of the police officers. As a result, the thousands of ordinary prisoners in the 1,382 prisons undergoing trial or punishment are in pathetic conditions. Indian prisons are considered to be utmost worse in the whole world. Misappropriation and atrocities of the jail officers are unlimited. Officers normally apply third degree tortures on the prisoners who question the violation of prison regulations and rights. It is noticeable that the Supreme Court commented that prisoners are stuffed in jails beyond capacity. To tell an example, while the capacity of Chhattisgarh prisons is 6,070, there were more than 16,000 prisoners by 2017. Forty three percent of the undertrial prisoners are being imprisoned for 6 months to 5 years. Punishment for the cases foisted on them would not have put them in prison for so long. Owing to poverty and police repression the relatives of prisoners are facing many difficulties to go for interviews.

Water and hygiene including food for the prisoners are horrible than cattle centers. There are no minimum health facilities in prisons. If a water pipe comes under repair, it takes 3 to 4 months to set it right. Unnatural deaths (murders) have become ordinary feature in all the prisons in the country. Many of our activists and rights’ activists laid down their lives this way. According to a survey 1900 to 2100 prisoners undergoing punishment or trial are dying in the country every year. Members of Polit Bureau Comrade Barunda (Susheel Roy) and Comrade Vijayda (Narayan Sanyal), members of the CC Comrades Tapasda (Patit Pavan Haldar) and Comrade Chintanda (Narendra Singh) died within a short time after their release due to the physical and mental tortures from the police and jail authorities when in prison. Comrade Narmada, a leader of Dandakaranya movement who went for treatment for cancer and her partner Comrade Kiran were arrested and Comrade Narmada laid down her life in the hospital on 9th April 2022 deprived of proper treatment. All these are the murders of the rulers.

Women are frequently suffering from ill health in prisons. Woman political prisoners are facing more problems. Brahmanic feudal patriarchy is suppressing them. Woman prisoners have to remove their slippers and bow to the jail authorities. They have to cover their head with the saree failing which they will have to hear severe abuses. Women need to be given nutritious food but it is not given. Certain special facilities are not available for women. Sexual atrocities are normal on women in the prisons. No one bothers such incidents. Police state is being unleashed under the rule of comprador rulers. Human intelligence (constituting informers, coverts and traitors), technical intelligence (various kinds of software of vigilance technology like Pegasus, mobile tapping, devices such as CC TV cameras and vigil through satellites and drones) are spreading all over the country and the entire country turned into a big prison. All these are a part of Fourth Generation Warfare to suppress the civil society, non-state groups, organisations and parties that are making various kinds of protests and people’s struggles against the imperialists and comprador rulers.

However, due to the militant democratic movements all over the country, the government had to rethink about Section 124 A (Sedition Act) and AFSPA-1958. It annulled AFSPA in many areas of North Eastern states. These apart, there are several democratic movements in the domestic and international planes for the annulment of draconian laws such as UAPA. We need to intensify these struggles. Democrats, human rights organisations, Dalit and tribal organisations organisations of women, students and teachers-lecturers, individuals and various Marxist, Leninist, Maoist parties, organisations, anti-imperialist organisations and individuals are fighting in the country with the slogan of save ‘democracy’.

On the other hand the danger of drone attacks is rising in the areas of movement, mainly in Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. 12 bombs were dropped through drones between 2 and 3 o’clock in the early hours of 19th April in 2021 in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. In 2022 more than SO high explosive bombs were dropped in four places from 1.09 am to 1.35 am on April 14- 15. These drone attacks clearly indicate the danger to the indigenous. Since our PLGA forces took necessary precautions and the bombs dropped in the fields of the tribal people there was no loss of life. However the lives of the tribal people are at stake with bombing as they are engaged with the daily agriculture work. On both the occasions of drone bombing, the tribal people mobilised in a big way and held protest demonstrations and meetings. Media widely covered these. It also covered the breaches formed in the ground and the affected trees in the two attacks. But the police officers did not agree that they made the drone attacks. In turn they alleged that the Maoists are propagating lies and are instigating the people. In both the cases the people and the media were eye witness. The CC, DKSZC and the South Sub-Zonal Bureau issues press statements condemning these bomb attacks. They attached the evidences regarding the attacks. In addition to the local police, COBRA, DRG, STF, Greyhound Commandos and Indian Army forces, mainly the Airforce officers, men, technicians, ultra- modern drones and helicopters took part in the second attack. The attack was coordinated among Pamed (Bijapur district) police camp, Vimpa (Sukma district) camp, Chennapuram (Bhadradri Kottagudem district of Telangana). Preparations were made for 50 days. There are heavy preparations in the Pamed police camp for more drone attacks. Preparations were made in the supervision of top officials within the camp camouflaged with green clothes. The Indian armies are unleashing war on the people. Presently the Indian Army forces are deployed in large numbers in the veil of local forces in all the camps in the areas of the movement.

The drone attacks were held in the direct supervision of the police, Para-Military, Army forces and the officials with the permission of the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel in the guidance of the Central Home Minister Amit Shah, Ajit Dobhal, and Vijay Kumar as per the direction of PM Modi. Five to six thousand forces were deployed for these attacks. The forces were deployed in Cherla, Pamed, Basaguda including Kollai, Kadiyum, Pottong, Vimpa, Elmagunda, Sonad Ervu, Burkapal, Chintalnar, Chintagupha, Basaguda and Chennapuram. A new police camp was set up in Poosuguppa village on the border of Chhattisgarh and Telangana on 29”‘ April. The local indigenous people have been holding demonstrations for the past several months in protest to this proposed camp. But the authorities did not heed to the people’s protests. The same day there was another police camp in Uddipenta village. Fifth Schedule is in implementation in Bastar. The indigenous people of Bastar have been making agitation since 2019 November in many areas in protest to the proposed camps without the permission of Gram Sabha and the massacres unleashed by the police. New police camps are being set up in spite of these agitations. There are fake encounter murders. People are being arrested on fake reasons, beaten and atrocities on women are going on without stop.

This war has been imposed by the Indian government to loot the -jal-jungle-zameen and natural resources and to hand them over to the domestic and foreign big capitalists on the party and the people. It is not possible to loot the resources without displacing the tribal people and eliminating our party. The war is being made to eliminate the Krantikari Janatana Sarkars that stood as a ray of hope to the poor and oppressed people. This is gross violation of Indian Constitution. It is because the war is being made in the areas of Fifth Schedule. This heckles the rights of Gram Sabha as per PESA. This is violation of international judicial rules and the rules of chapter of indigenous people of the UNO.

Our war of resistance-People’s War is just. This is in the interest of the majority people. Our party is working in the interests of the entire oppressed people. We are fighting back the unjust war of the government. We are resisting the war in the interests of the broad masses, to stop environmental destruction and to protect the resources for future generations apart from protecting the tribal people. People, Mass Organisations, Party, PLGA, RPCs are resisting the war in order to protect and strengthen the RPCs and jal-jungle-zameen-survival- identity-self-respect. We will not surrender, we are prepared to make sacrifices to accomplish revolution. On the contrary the police, Para-Military and Army forces are making war against their people in the interests of exploiters such as Ambani and Adani. Unjust war never won in history. Even if it won it was temporary. People will gain the ultimate victory.

The CC of our Party appeals to the democrats, judicial experts, human rights organisations in the country and the world, organisations in solidarity to People’s War in India, ILPS to intensify protest movement against the rising attack of Brahmanic Hindutva Fascist Modi government on the revolutionary movement going on in the leadership of our party and the movements of the oppressed classes, sections and nationalities and democratic rights and especially the ongoing and proposed heavy drone attacks. It appeals to take up protest programs on the occasion of international Action Week from September 13″‘ to 19″‘ in front of the Indian embassies in the respective countries together with the workers and other toiling masses, employees, intellectuals and journalists of Indian background.

Demands

1. Release political prisoners unconditionally

2. Put a stop to the ongoing, proposed heavy drone attacks unleashed by the Modi government and the Chhattisgarh state government in the areas of the movement.

3. All those in jail on cases of social and political struggles must be provided the status of political prisoner.

4. Annul UAPA, AFSPA and security Acts in various states. Sedition Act must be removed from Indian Criminal Code. All those arrested under these Acts must be released unconditionally.

5. Put a stop to the violation of rights of the prisoners, especially the political prisoners and woman prisoner and the suppression and atrocities on them.

6. Jail manuals must be reformed. Conditions in prisons must be bettered as per the manuals.

7. Put a stop to the fascist ‘SAMADHAN’-Prahar offensive.

8. Put a stop to suppress the voice of those who speak against injustice.

9. Stop suppressing the struggles of the indigenous people to protect the natural resources of the country.

10. Stop the cruel suppression of the government mercenary forces on the national liberation movements of oppressed nationalities such as of Kashmir, Nagaland, Asom and Manipur.

11. Stop Brahmanic Hindutva fascist and Manuist offensive on workers, peasants and other oppressed classes, students-youth, Professors, religious minorities, Dalit people, women and other oppressed sections.

Abhay

Spokesperson

Central Committe

‘Free Them All!’: A Call For Solidarity With Political Prisoners in India – seminar in Boston ..

Speakers at a seminar in Boston, US, highlighted the cause of political prisoners, and how political dissent is being met with repression the world over. 

 they said 

incarcerated activists known as the Bhima Koregaon 16  (BK16) – BK 15 after the death of Father Stan Swamy in custody – are India’s best thinkers and public intellectuals. While working with and defending people’s rights through various platforms they also held the state accountable to the people. 

‘State’s complicity’ 

The state’s complicity in Father Stan Swamy’s death is evident in its denial of timely medical treatment to him after he contracted COVID-19 in prison. They even refused minor requests like providing a drinking straw which he needed due to his Parkinson’s disease,

The BK15 remain incarcerated under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) which denies them bail, leading to lengthy periods of imprisonment. The Boston-based Arsenal Consulting firm’s investigations clearly showed that malware was used to plant evidence on the computers of activists like Rona Wilson and Surendra Gadling. Yet their cases do not come up for hearing before the high court,

CPI (Maoist) Carries Out Actions To Boycott Independence Day Celebrations In Kanker

Kanker District, August 14, 2022: The CPI (Maoist) in the Anantagarh area of Kanker district called to boycott the Independence Day 2022 celebrations. Cadres of the Maoist party have blocked roads and placed banners in protest against the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations in the area.

Maoists blocked the road leading the Meta Budeli Chargaon by felling tress. Large number of tress have been felled on the roads between Bhaisasur and Surewahi.

As a part of the 235 km Dallirajhara-Rowghat-Jagdalpur railway project, Antagarh, which has a Nagar Panchayat, is now connected to the state capital Raipur by train service. The route of a special passenger train from Raipur and Durg to Kevti has been extended up to Antagarh.

The project is a joint venture of the Chhattisgarh government, National Mineral Development Corporation, Steel Authority of India Limited and railways.

Kerala for the 9th of August

Colombia for the 9th of August

GALIZIA (Spanish State) for the 9th of August: International Day of Indigenous People (CIAGPI-ICSPWI). Agitation in the streets.

Jal, Jungle, Zameen, Ijjat, Adhikar (Water, Forest, Land, Respect and Rights)



Italy – in the national camp against the imperialist war and against MUOS militar USA/Italy base in Sicily – MFPR italy brings presence India Martyrs’ week and freedom for political prisoners

BRASIL for the Martyrs’ Week: Revolutionary Youth League (LJR) organized agitation in Rio de Janeiro in popular neighbourhood and in front of ArcelorMittal

Important CPI (Maoist) documents

"Against Proposed Aerial Attacks on Adivasi Areas"

Red Homage to CPI(Maoist) Central Committee member Comrade Sridhar Srinivasan!

“The closure of three thousand schools and ashrams by the CG government is a symbol of the economic and academic bankruptcy and its anti people character”

“In Support of the Australian Indigenous Peoples’ Struggle Against Adani”

“Rise Against the Proposed Salva Judum-2 with the name Vikas Sangharsh Samithi (Committee to Struggle for Development)! — An appeal to the people, democrats, progressive intellectuals, writers, teachers, lawyers, media personnel, human rights organizations, adivasi, non-adivasi social organizations, sarv samaj, sarv adivasi samaj”

“A Call to the People to Fight Back the New Form of Salva Judum and the Supportive Organization of Greenhunt, Salva Judum-2”

“Boycott the Visit of Modi, the Prime Servant of CBB and MNCs to Chhattisgarh”

“Against the Family Planning Murders of Women”

“Condemn the Limitation on Buying Paddy”, in support of the peasant’s struggle

“Against Harrakoder Fake Encounter"

MIB Interview with Comrade Ganapathy: “Building on the new, unique and unprecedented achievements of the last decade, Indian revolution will certainly overcome the difficult situation to win newer, larger and more glorious victories”

Unite, Fight Back and Defeat ‘OGH—Third Phase’ of the Fascist Modi Government

Fight Back [against] the Anti-Working Class Amendments to Labour Laws by the NDA Goverment! Vikas model of Modi is Vinash for the people of India and Vistar for the imperialists and compradors!

CC Collected Statements: Volume 1 (September 2004 - February 2007)

CC Collected Statements: Volume 2 (March 2007 - July 2010)

CC Collected Statements: Volume 3 (August 2010 - August 2014)

Collected Interviews — September 2004 - August 2014

Message to the Milan International Conference in Solidarity with the People’s War in India

A Call to the People of India! Shatter the shackles of imperialism and feudalism, Destroy this rotten system! Build your future and that of the country with your own hands!

Statement in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on September 21, 2004, issued by the Odisha State Committee of the CPI (Maoist) -Hindi

Pamphlet in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on September 21, 2004, issued by the Odisha State Committee of the CPI (Maoist) -Hindi

Condemn the Invasion of Gaza and Massacre of Palestinians by Zionist Israel! Hail the Heroic National Liberation Struggle for Independent Palestine!

Pamphlet and in honor of Com. Barunda (Sushil Roy), put out by the Odisha State Committee of the CPI (Maoist) -Hindi

Jan Sangram Issue4 July 2014 -Hindi

CC CPI(Maoist) Statement on the Lok Sabha Election Results

Jan Sangram 2014 March - Special Election Boycott Issue -Hindi

Jan Sangram, 2014 Pamphlet On International Day Of Support -Hindi

Tongpal Ambush is the Consequence of White Terrorism of the Indian State in the name of Operation Green Hunt — ‘War on the People

Merger Declaration of the CPI(Maoist) and CPI(M-L)Naxalbari

Boycott the sham parliament & assembly elections!

Comrade Abhay Interview on General Elections — 2014

Condolence Message of the CC, CPI(Maoist) on the Demise of Comrade S. A. Rauf

The message for the International Conference in Hamburg by the Secretary, CPI(Maoist)

The Call of the CC, CPI(Maoist) to celebrate the 9° anniversary of the Party

On the PLGA Attack of May 25