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Archive for September 9th, 2009

Shift Maoist leaders Vernon Gonsalves and Shreedhar Shrinivasan to Gondia jail: Sessions court

Posted by Admin on September 9, 2009

Vernon Gonsalves

Vernon Gonsalves

Mumbai After a series of warrants issued by the Gondia sessions court against suspected Naxalites Vernon Gonsalves and Shreedhar Shrinivasan — they have not been produced in court for several hearings—a sessions court has directed the state to shift them to Gondia jail, from Taloja jail in Thane district.

The Gondia police have filed chargesheets against them in three cases so far. There are around nine cases pending against them in Vidarbha alone.

The duo have been charged for waging war and indoctrinating men to wage war against the country. They along with two other accused— Arun Ferreira and Murali Sattya Reddy— were also charged for secession and collecting money for hatching a criminal conspiracy along with continuing with activities of organised crime syndicate. Maximum punishment for waging war is death penalty.

Gonsalves and Shrinivasan, who are presently at Taloja jail in Thane district, will soon be shifted to Gondia jail to expedite the case pending there.

“It will help us expedite the case. As the cases are heard in routine courts, there has hardly been any development. Also, Ferreira and Reddy, who were charged in similar such cases in Gondia, have been acquitted. So we are hopeful now,” said Gonsalves’ wife Advocate Susan Gonsalves who filed a petition before the Bombay High Court. Read the rest of this entry »

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Legacy of Com.Amulya Sen and the Maoist Communist Centre

Posted by Admin on September 9, 2009

By Harsh Thakor

Charu Majumdar and Kanhai Chaterjee

Charu Majumdar and Kanhai Chaterjee

In October,1908 Co.Amulya Sen was born.This year thus commemorates his 100th birth anniversary year.He made a historic contribution to The Indian Communist Movement and with Com.Kanhai Chaterjee ,he was the founder of he Maoist Communist Centre which was formed I October 20th 1969.Soon In October it will b the 40th aniversary year of the formation of the Maoist Communist Centre.This organization is one of the constituents of the historically formed C.P.I(Maoist) in 2004.Kanhai Chaterjee literally lived and breathe revolution.Few Orgaisnationjs I hehistory of he Comunst Movement have launches such daring actions on the enemies.It si a tribute to he outstanding tenacity o their comrades that they survived for 35 years,traversing every thorn in the bush.

It was his innovative thinking that made him critical of Charu Mazumdar’s C.P.I(M.L.)and it’s tactical line of individual annihilation. Comrade K.C.chalked out a path for the M.C.C whereby they formulated a strategy of heir own. The methods of work they adopted resembled Comrade Mao Tse Tung’s Red Army in the revolutionary war. Few revolutionary books or observers cannot remember their striking similarity with the Chinese Peoples Liberation Corpses, particularly he way they fled to the mountains. It was Comrade Kanhai Chaterjee who believe staunchly that the time was not appropriate for the forming of the party.He felt their had to be greater development in the revolutionary movement to form a party. In his view first an agrarian revolutionary movement had to be launched. Today it is significant that both the Charu Mazumar C.P.I(M.L) and the Maoist Communist Centre are recognized as the founding parties and not just Charu Mazumdar’s party.(The Peoples War and Party Unity Groups staunchly defended the Charu Mazumdar Party as the re-organised party.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Kuki ‘fake encounter’ chant rends Ukhrul air – Army faces the music again after gunning down four rebels of KLA

Posted by Admin on September 9, 2009

9regkuki1.jpgWomen block a road on Tuesday to protest the killings at Mongkot Chepu. Picture by Eastern Projections

Imphal, Sept. 8: A truck driver who lay on the ground and escaped army bullets in Ukhrul last evening has contradicted the forces’ story of an “operation”, triggering yet another “fake encounter” protest in Manipur, this time by the Kuki community. Troops of 12 Maratha Light Infantry gunned down four Kuki Liberation Army cadres and a civilian truck driver at Mokot Chepu in the Litan area of Ukhrul and recovered six weapons around 6pm along Imphal-Ukhrul Road.

Kuki Liberation Army happens to be in a suspension of operation agreement with the security forces. The army handed over all the five bodies to Litan police station this morning, besides a huge cache of arms. An LMG with 10 rounds of ammunition, an M-16 rifle with nine rounds, an M-22 rifle with nine rounds, an AK-47 with 22 rounds, a G-3 rifle with 20 rounds, a carbine with 16 rounds and a grenade comprised the arms haul. Read the rest of this entry »

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AMSU to boycott classes from today Against the killing spree unleashed by the Govt

Posted by Admin on September 9, 2009

Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, September 08, 2009: Against the alleged killing spree unleashed under the rule of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, the All Manipur Students’ Union has decided to launch indefinite class boycott of schools all over the State from tomorrow.

A press release issued by the student body asserted that the situation has come to such a pass that any one can fall victim to a fake encounter, stray bullets, any time, anywhere. There have been several instances when innocent persons were killed right in front of their family. In other cases, many people picked up from their own homes/localities by security personnel have been branded UG cadres after killing them at some other places in fake encounters.

Many students have already fallen victims to such fake encounters and extra-judicial killings, it alleged. When death is hanging over the head of all the people including students, it has become a big question whether the student community should continue with their studies or join the people’s movement. Rather than waiting to be killed in fake encounters, the student community too will join the mass movement for a secure future.

Since O Ibobi assumed the office of Chief Minister in 2002, thousands of people have been killed in fake encounters, it alleged. The July 23 fake encounter was only the sparking point of the people’s fury. Instead of paying any heed to the people’s demand for his resignation, punishment of guilty commandos as well as police officers who tried to cover up the killings, unconditional release of the Apunba Lup activists, repeal of AFSPA etc, Chief Minister seemed more interested in recruitment of additional police forces.

By deploying commandos in both uniform and civilian fatigue at the schools, the Government has been forbidding students from taking out any form of democratic movement against the extra-judicial killings, the AMSU said.For all the fake encounters and extra-judicial killings perpetrated under the immunity guaranteed by AFSPA, Chief Minister Ibobi should be held responsible. Saying that it would be launching various democratic movements under the leadership of the Apunba, the student body called indefinite class boycott in schools all over the state from tomorrow.

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Manipur: People protest against killing of KLA cadres

Posted by Admin on September 9, 2009

Source: Hueiyen News Service Imphal, September 08, 2009: Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) has called 12-hour statewide general strike beginning from 6am of September 9 over the alleged fake encounter killing of 4 KLA and a truck driver on Monday at Mongkot Chepu in Ukhrul district. Alleging that the KLA cadres were killed after their arrest by the 12 MLI yesterday in Ukhrul district, people rose in protest today and blocked the Imphal-Ukhrul road at Gwaltabi.

Protestors, mostly of womenfolk- were said to have denied access to emergency service and pressmen.Meanwhile, a lighting strike was also reported in Churachandpur today.Protestors have also shouted slogans against the MLI for violating the SoO pact.The Lamlai and Litan Police have also made fail attempts to calm down the protestors.However, pressmen have made their way to Litan through a different route.At Litan Police Station, arms seized from the KLA cadres including one G-3 rifle, one G-4 rifle, one M-16, M-21 and a US made carbine and ammunitions were put on display before the media persons.

The body of a KLA cadre, said to be traced this morning, was also found lying in a 407 mini Tata.Later, the other dead bodies which were in a gypsy of the 12-MLI.were shifted in the Police’s Mini-Tata. Meanwhile, the dead bodies have been identified as Sairom Mohendro (43), the driver, son of S Mobung of Kongpal Chanam Leikai; Thangkhochon Haokip, son of Lousei of Jangnomphai in Churachandpur; Lunkholal Haokip son of Jampao of Moreh Chavangphai; Lamminlal Kilong son of Mangcha of Aigejang village in Sadar Hills; and Thanglenmang son of Jamkholal of Phaimol village in Sadar Hills.

Narrating the incident which occurred at Mongkot-Chepu yesterday, locals said the KLA cadres were returning from an assignment when the incident occurred.They had engaged the truck of Mohendro- who was heading towards Imphal after dropping food items at Ukhrul Novadya near Litan.They were said to go till Samusong on foot after taking down at Yaingangpokpi. They were stopped at a turning point near Mongkot-Chepu by the 12 MLI personnel.

Locals said the KLA cadres and the truck driver were killed after disarming them.Around 12 KLA cadres were said to have boarded the truck.Two cadres have also suffered injury at the thigh.The other cadres were said to be released by the personnel after reprimanding them.However, the whereabouts of a KLA cadre, identified as Johny, was not known.

Registering its protest over the killing, the KSO (General headquarters) has called a 12-hour statewide general strike beginning from 6am of September 9. The dead bodies were deposited at RIMS morgue.The MLI personnel have also handed over a black colour Pulsar Bike to the Litan PS, which was said to be found at the spot of the incident.

NNN adds: Indefinite “chakka bandh” has been called from today on National Highway 39, Imphal to Moreh, by various Kuki organizations in protest against the killing of four cadres of Kuki Liberation Army (KLA), a militant outfit operating in Manipur, by the security forces. In a joint statement issued by Kuki Students’ Organization, Kuki Women Association & Human Rights, Kuki Chiefs Association and All Tribal Drivers Association charged the Central security force of not obeying the �Suspension of Operation’ (SoO) signed by KLA, Manipur government and government of India.

The joint statement strongly condemned the killing of the KLA cadres who were under SoO by the 12 MLI who are posted at Imphal airport but have come in the operational area of 23 Assam Rifles and sought a clarification from 12 MLI as to why the KLA cadres have been killed.

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Nepal Maoist cadres told to take up arms again

Posted by Admin on September 9, 2009

news_78087901.jpgThe firebrand vice chairman of the Nepal Communist Party–Unified Maoists, Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai, has instructed his party cadres to prepare themselves to re-take up arms.

Dr. Bhattarai, who is currently coordinating the Maoists’ Party led United Peoples’ Uprising Committee, said on Tuesday September 8, 2009, while addressing a program in his home district Gorkha, that to sweep out the incumbent government and to brave the possible repressive measures adopted by the government, our cadres should be ready to re-weapon themselves.

“If the government took repressive measures against our peaceful demonstration, it will invite a disaster of colossal dimension”, he said.

The program was organized by the Maoists’ party affiliated All Nepal Peasants Association.

Dr. Bhattarai opined that the incumbent government was the government of the defeated one which was formed with the support of the foreigners.

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Orissa tribals stage massive rally against illicit liquor shops

Posted by Admin on September 9, 2009

Tribal demonstration in Bhubaneswar. The neglect that the tribal people of the State have faced over the years makes them vulnerable to naxalite influence

Tribal demonstration in Bhubaneswar. The neglect that the tribal people of the State have faced over the years makes them vulnerable to naxalite influence

Laxmipur (Orissa), Sep 9 (ANI): Armed with bows and arrows, tribals took out a massive rally on Tuesday in Laxmipur region of Orissa, against illicit liquor shops operating in the area. Dressed in red and wielding red flags, the members of the Maoist backed tribal outfit Chasi Muliya Adivasi Sangh (CMAS), marched from Narayanpatna block till Laxmipur to wage a war against illicit liquor shops.

The Adivasi Sangh been involved protest against in forcible acquisition of lands from non-tribal farmers for past three months.nother motive behind the rally was to motivate the tribals residing in Laxmipur to join their outfit. “This organisation is of poor tribals and we are inviting all the tribals to join us. We are staging an anti-liquor movement. The upper class people (non-tribals) take advantage of the innocent tribals. We condemn this and we will break all the illicit liquor shops. We also demand the release of our two members, arrested by the police,” said Nachika Linga, Leader, CMAS. Read the rest of this entry »

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Orissa highway still blockaded to protest arrest of villagers

Posted by Admin on September 9, 2009

IANS September 9th, 2009

BHUBANESWAR – A road blockade in Orissa launched by hundreds of people, demanding the immediate release of some villagers, has paralysed traffic along national highway number 23 in mineral rich Sundergarh district, police said Wednesday.

The protesters, mostly tribals, have blocked the road near Chandiposh village, some 60 km from the steel city of Rourkela and about 575 km from Bhubaneswar, since Tuesday. They are demanding the release of 30 villagers who were arrested as suspected Maoists from villages under Chandiposh gram panchayat Aug 29, he said.

“Hundred of vehicles have got stranded owing to the blockade. Mineral transportation has also been affected,” a senior district police official told IANS.

Police claim to have evidence that the arrested villagers were involved in several crimes, including the murder of a police officer in the region July 16, but the protesters say the accused are innocent.

“None of the arrested people was involved in any kind of Maoist activities,” human rights activist Prafulla Samantray told IANS. “Most of the arrested people are daily wage earners. As they languish in jail, their families are facing hunger.”

Local legislator George Tirkey said: “Police do not have the courage to arrest the real Maoists. They are making innocent villagers scapegoats to save their own skin.”

One of the protesters said: “We want the immediate release of the arrested people. The road blockade will end only after their release.”

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Chhattisgarh: Low-flight alert over red zones

Posted by Admin on September 9, 2009

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Raipur/Ranchi, Sept. 8: The Chhattisgarh government has issued a directive to chopper and aircraft pilots not to fly too low over Maoist-hit areas of the state.

Pilots have been instructed to keep to 8,000-10,000 feet during normal days, or fly as low as 500-1,000 feet during inclement weather.

Though the decision was taken while reviewing the air-worthiness of the state’s chopper in the backdrop of YSR’s helicopter crash, officials attributed the decision to the Maoist menace.

Besides Bastar, the region of Sarguja adjoining Jharkhand is often a target of Maoist attacks. “There shall be a ban on flying too low in Maoist-hit areas,” confirmed a senior official with the aviation department. Read the rest of this entry »

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