Long Live Com. Azad and Pandey: Statement from Federation for Democratic Rights-Partizan
Posted by Admin on July 15, 2010
News has arrived that Cherukuri Rajkumar, popularly known as “Comrade Azad”, Central Committee member, Political Bureau member and Party Spokesman of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) had been arrested by the Andhra Pradesh Special Police Forces along with Hem Pandey (Jittender) and brutally murdered in the forests of Adilabad on the border Maharastra. The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has stated that both Azad and Hem Pandey have been murdered extrajudicially and that their deaths were portrayed as if there was a military encounter between the military and the revolutionaries. This method of “fake encounters” is a popular method among the State forces of India who employ such dirty tactics especially in regions were Maoists are powerful. Contradictory to the announcements of the Indian State, both Comrades, Azad and Hem Pandey were murdered while unarmed.
Azad and Hem Pandey, whom we regard as leaders of the Indian people’s struggle against poverty, starvation, exploitation and imperialist domination, have been murdered in a despicable manner. This has only sharpened our hatred of the Indian State. The Indian State’s recent violent, oppressive attacks on all revolutionary forces, including the Maoists further deepens the grudge we hold against India. Today the peasantry of India who strive to live off the land, and especially the Adivasi people, and the Maoists who lead the exploited millions in their struggle for freedom are targeted by the brutal and savage “Operation Green Hunt.” Through the course of this operation the Indian State has murdered countless people, including members of the vanguard of the people of India. Thus the State of India has shown the world its true face. The recent murder of Azad and Jitender displays the immutable political line pursued by reactionary states such as India, against the people and their political vanguard.
We turn our attention to the working class and oppressed millions of India. We turn our attention to their confident march towards a better future. The Indian People’s struggle for New Democracy, lead by the Maoist Communists gives inspiration to all oppressed peoples of the world. It also frightens the imperialist-capitalist reactionaries all over the world. From thousands of kilometers away, we salute the Indian People’s struggle for revolution with our sincerest internationalist feelings. We also firmly state that we embrace their perspective of struggling for People’s Democracy. With the same determination, we condemn the reactionary State of India. We embrace the values created by the People of India in their struggle for the golden age of mankind as if those values were our own. We also see all their martyrs as if those martyrs were our own.
We send this letter of condolence by the working people’s of our own country to the Indian People who have lost two of their comrades. Comrades Azad and Jittender are immovable barricades in the universal revolutionary battle against the reactionaries, and their memory will live on forever. The oppressed millions of India, lead by the Maoists, are struggling against this system of exploitation and oppression. The brutal, genocidal attacks by the State of India against these millions in struggle will inevitably fail. We are fully confident that the Revolution in India will succeed. We once again declare that we will not stay silent in the face of brutal attacks by Indian Expansionism against the Indian and Nepali People’s struggles for independence, democracy, socialism and communism.
Comrades Azad and Jittender are Immortal!
Long Live International Solidarity!
Long Live the Struggle for Revolution in India!
Down With Imperialism! Down With Indian Reactionaries!
FEDERATION FOR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS-PARTIZAN