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Archive for July, 2009

Janakeeyapatha, Malayalam Magazine: April – May issue

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2009


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Related post: Janakeeyapatha: Malayalam Maoist Magazine June- Aug Issue.

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APDR documents on Lalgarh: Press release on human rights violations of counter-insurgency forces

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2009


ASSOCIATION FOR PROTECTION OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS (APDR)

Lalgarh Villagers sleeping in a school

18 Madan Boral Lane, Kolkata 700 012
Phone 033/22376459 email : apdr.wb@gmail.com

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON WEDNESDAY 22 JULY 09 ON

HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN LALGARH

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Released at a Press Conference held at Calcutta Press Club on 22 July 2007

Lalgarh operations enter 35th day

Normal life is continuing to be affected in large areas of three western districts of WB in the Lalgarh operations jointly undertaken by the combined forces of the central and state for the 35th day today In a situation, when the area has been sealed off and no persons are allowed to enter the area except a few media persons, reports of gross  human rights violations continue to be trickling in in media. From the media reports, statements of state government officials and other sources it has been learnt that almost all the villagers were forced to flee their homes for varying periods in the face of armed operation by combined forces, people, including women and children are being brutally assaulted, household articles and valuables are ransacked, looted and destroyed during search operations, daily necessities has become non available. A large number of people has been arrested for which there is no clear data, people arrested are almost invariably being charged with various sections under Chapter VI of the IPC relating to sedition, conspiracy against state etc. and for which the required statutory permission of the Governor is being made available indiscriminately. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chhattisgarh: SPO and Salwajudum activist killed in Maoist attack

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2009


Salwa Judum killers taking part in training with mock guns

Salwa Judum killers taking part in training with mock guns

Raipur, Jul 31 (PTI) Two persons, including a special police officer (SPO), were killed in Naxal attacks in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.

Naxals killed SPO Padam Sarju and a villager Varge Munna using sharp weapons in separate incidents yesterday, DIG (Naxal) Pavan Dev told PTI.

Sarju, who was visiting Muchler village under Farsegadh station area, was attacked by a group of 10 armed Naxals after they learnt about his whereabouts, he said.

In another incident, Naxals hacked Munna to death when he went to his village Koter for some personal work, Dev said.

Munna was living in the Cherpal rescue camp, he said, adding that further investigations were on. PTI

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Maoists in 5-hour gunbattle with Security forces in Lalgarh

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2009


CPI Maoist

As the joint Central and state forces conducted search operations to trace the two policemen, who were abducted on Thursday evening, an exchange of fire took place between the police and the Maoists in Lalgarh on Friday.

Manoj Verma, SP, West Midnapore said the firing took place in various forests of Lalgarh. According to the West Midnapore police, Lakhiram Hembram, a Maoist, and two villagers were injured in the firing. Hembram was injured at Bhulagera and was admitted to the Jhargram hospital.

Two locals, Sailen Murmu and Swapan Mahato, were also injured and were taken to the Midnapore hospital.

The joint forces continued their search operations in the forests at Lalgarh and adjoining areas. But the Maoist groups escaped from the area, said Verma. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chhattisgarh cop held for setting woman on fire

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2009


RAIPUR – A member of the Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) has been arrested for setting a woman on fire after she refused to provide him liquor, police said Friday. The woman is battling for life.

The incident took place late Thursday in Surguja district, some 350 km from here. The woman is warded in a government hospital with 90 percent burn injuries.

The policeman, Ambuj Shukla, asked Sushila Paswan, a 38-year-old widow of Ramanujganj area, to get home-made liquor for him. He got upset when she refused.

He allegedly chased the lady into her kitchen, poured kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze, A.K. Kujur, an officer investigating the case, told IANS on telephone.

The woman was first taken to a primary health centre and then referred to the government hospital at Ambikapur, headquarters of Surguja district.

Police arrested Shukla Thursday night and charged him with attempt to murder under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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Lagarh: Two policemen in Maoist custody?

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2009


cadre of CPI(m-l)LALGARH: Suspected Maoists Thursday abducted two policemen, members of the joint forces engaged in anti-Maoists operations in Lalgarh, while they were returning to their camp in Dharampur.

This is the second abduction of policemen by the Maoists in a week in Lalgarh.Sabbir Molla and Kanchan Bauri, Assistant Sub-inspectors of the State Armed Police, had gone from Dharampur to Lalgarh about 14 km away, Thursday morning, West Midanapore Superintendent of Police Manoj Verma said.While they were returning to Dharampur on a motorbike in the afternoon, they were waylaid by a group of about 20 armed Maoists who abducted them.

Efforts were on to trace the two policemen.Earlier on July 24, the Maoists abducted Assistant Sub-Inspector Deepak Pramanik from near Pidrakuli jungle in Lalgarh. He was released unharmed the next day.

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Maoists seek to push link-up plan

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2009


K. Srinivas Reddy

Activities of Maoists in ChhattisgarhRAIPUR: The sudden surge in Maoist attacks on security forces in Chhattisgarh in the last three months points to the implementation of a plan to link up the areas under their control in adjoining Orissa, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, with their base in the Bastar forests of Chhattisgarh.

In addition to a rash of incidents targeting security forces, the increased movement of rebels in areas so far relatively peaceful has been causing concern to the Chhattisgarh government.

In four attacks in the last three months, as many as 67 personnel were killed in Jagdalpur, Dhamtari, Rajnandgaon and Dantewara districts. The death roll has even surpassed casualty figures of security forces in the North East and Kashmir, police officers say.

The spatial spread of the attacks shows that the Maoists have put in place mechanisms to spread their control beyond Abuz Maad in Bastar, and to link up their struggle areas in the neighbouring States. The rebels, however, have been unsuccessful in inching their way into Andhra Pradesh.

The latest offensive is also aimed at dousing any ardour of the para-military forces and Chhattisgarh police for taking up counter-insurgency operations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chhattisgarh: New Military base in Raipur sets stage for help to fight Maoists

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2009


PWG_ABPWith Defence Minister A K Antony giving the green signal for a new Army brigade headquarters in Raipur in Naxalite-hit Chhattisgarh, the stage is being set for the military, particularly the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), to join counter-Naxalite operations.

Raised in 1990 to fight counter-insurgency in Kashmir, the 80,000-strong RR has been operating on a temporary mandate under the Indian Army. Before this mandate expires in September, the Ministry of Defence is moving the CCS to allow RR to be deployed nationwide for counter-insurgency operations. A key step towards this came last week with Home Minister P Chidambaram’s nod allowing a permanent mandate for the RR.

The establishment of a sub-area command in Raipur and a manoeuvering range at Bilaspur — along with a training facility for Special Forces — means that troops will be stationed in Chhattisgarh as part of “confidence-building” operations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Student leaders on way to Lalgarh detained

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2009


11binpur1Kolkata Police have detained seven persons who were on their way to Lalgarh from Kolkata at the Midnapore station on Thursday for interrogation.

According to the West Midnapore police, Jotiska Das and Ananya Mukherjee, students of Calcutta University; and Saumya Mondal, Raktim Ghosh and Prabuddha Ghosh, students of Jadavpur University reached Midnapore station around 10.30 am today.

Manik Mondal, a writer, and Puspendu Chatterjee, a documentary filmmaker, were also with them.

West Midnapore SP Manoj Verma said they planned to go to Lalgarh to take part in the tribal students’ movement demanding the withdrawal of police from schools.

Police asked them not to enter Lalgarh and its adjoining areas as Section 144 CrPC was imposed there. The five students are members of the United Students Democratic Front. They were interrogated by the police for an hour and released when they gave a written undertaking that they would not go to Lalgarh.

Students from Jadavpur University had visited Nandigram and Singur to express their solidarity with the movement against land acquisition.

Tribal students have started an agitation demanding the withdrawal of the State-Central forces from schools where camps have been set up for temporary accommodation of the forces.

Various students’ unions condemned the detention of the five students, saying if leaders could visit Lalgarh, students should also be allowed entry.

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Maoists in CD roam mode spread the word

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2009


Rajib Chatterjee

488650357_87e4ef1f30KOLKATA, 30 JULY: In a bid to create new leaders from among youngsters CPI (Maoist) activists are taking classes to propagate ‘ultra-Left ideology’ among children residing in remote villages bordering Jharkhand with “commandants” of the outfit’s militant wing ~ People Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) ~ giving demonstrations of their latest weapons to “prospective trainees” in the villages which the rebels refer to as “liberated zones”.

A Compact Disc (CD) showing how the Maoist leaders hold “village meetings” and give “demonstrations” of their sophisticated weapons to youths, mainly in the 14-16 age group, and their parents, has been procured by a Central Intelligence agency. The CD ~ a copy of which is available with The Statesman ~ also contained photographs of the outfit’s top leaders across the nation. It also contains a video-clipping that showed how the Maoists hold “village meetings”.

In the CD, a Maoist leader has been found delivering speech to villagers including women and children between 13 and 17 years. A makeshift martyrs’ memorial (Shahidbedi) was set up and flags of the CPI (Maoist) were planted on the ground. The leader was shown urging people to fight against “exploitation of state through its various wings including the police and the Army”. Addressing the rally, the speaker told villagers that no one would be able to exploit them further if they reject the parliamentary democracy of the country and follow the “path of revolution”. Read the rest of this entry »

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CPI ML Janashakti leader Amar released on bail

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2009


Amar state secretary CPI ML Janashakti at a press conference at the Manjeera guest house in Hyderabad on October 12-2004

Amar state secretary CPI ML Janashakti

Hyderabad, July 30 (PTI) The Andhra Pradesh High Court today granted conditional bail to a top Naxalite leader lodged in Cherlapalli jail here.

Kura Devender alias Amar (47), Janashakti group state secretary, was arrested by state police from Pune in April last year and was incarcerated in Cherlapalli jail on city outskirts.

Amar, who went underground two decades ago, had participated in peace talks with the Andhra Pradesh government in 2004 as the Janashakti emissary.

Members of cultural body ‘Jana Naya Mandali’ had gathered outside the jail to welcome Amar.

Speaking to media, Amar said he will continue to work for the people.

Related post: CPI(ML) Janashakti leader arrested

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Peoples Democratic Front of India (PDFI) Report of Meeting of All India Co-ordination Committee

Posted by Admin on July 30, 2009


A cross-section of the participants of Mumbai Resistance-2004.Attached are the resolutions of AICC meeting of PDFI. Please translate it in your local language. Also please implement the action programmes decided in the meeting.
Please send the articles, rports of stuggles. poems, songs and stories for the PDFI bulletin as soon as possible.

Peoples Democratic Front of India (PDFI)

Meeting of All India Co-ordination Committee

11- 12 July 2009, Ambedkar Bhavan, Delhi.

Members present: Darshan Pal (Punjab), A.P.Singh(Delhi), Santosh Singh Chauhan(U.P),Ramchander Singh(Bihar), Rijita(U.P),N.T.Maske (Maharastra) Sachidanand Prabhat(Jharkhand), Amitabh(Bihar), AshokPrakash(U.P), B.D Sharma(Delhi), Uday Narayan (Delhi), Shashi Kant(Rajasthan), Narender (Delhi) and Shreekant sharma (Bihar).

Agenda:

1. Reports & Review.

2. Future Tasks:

A. Political: On Economic Depression & Prise Rise, On the issues of Agrarian Crisis and On State Repression.

B. Organisational: Consolidation and Formation of PDFI in States.

3. Publication of Bulletin No.4

4. Fund and Accounts

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