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CPI (Maoist) Statement: "An appeal to all the democrats and patriots of our country!"

Condemn the brutal offensive conducted by the government armed forces in Maad!
Come forward to stop the unjust war on the most oppressed people of our country!

March 30, 2012

In the first week of March, 20 to 25 villages in Maad were crushed under the iron heels of the government armed forces. This has once again exposed the fascist and brutal face of the central and state governments who are not tiring of talking about 'development' of Adivasis. In this biggest offensive till date on Maad, more than three thousand armed forces were deployed. This was given the names of 'Operation Vijay' and 'Operation Haka'. This massive suppressive campaign was conducted in accordance with the decisions taken at the meeting of DGPs and principal secretaries of naxal affected districts under the leadership of the central home ministry. In this nearly two week long campaign One Adivasi was murdered and another was abducted whose whereabouts are not known till now. More than two dozen villages and several innocent Adivasis became victims of violence, loot, destruction and beatings.


Condemn ‘Operation Vijay’ and ‘Operation Haka’ conducted by the government armed forces on Maad!

Stop the Unjust War on People by the Indian Ruling Classes!

Dear People ! Democrats !

The month of March brought destruction for the people of Dandakaranya (DK) just like it did last year. Last year, exactly at this time, between 11 and 16 of March the government armed forces wreaked havoc on Morpalli, Pulanpad, Timmapuram and Tadimetla villages in the Chintalnar area of South Bastar and now it was on Maad area known as ‘Abujhmaad’ in the nomenclature of the rulers. Due to pressure from all sections of people about the Chintalnar destruction and about the attacks on Agnivesh and others who came for fact-finding and due to the order of the Supreme Court the Chhattisgarh (CG) government ordered for a CBI probe. That this inhuman offensive on Maad was conducted exactly when this ‘trial’ was going on should open the eyes of those who still believe that there is democratic rule in our country.

In last July, the Supreme Court declared the appointment of SPOs and Koya Commandos illegal and gave the judgment that their weapons must be taken back. As is its wont, the CG government ignored this judgment too and is continuing the SPOs/Koya Commandos by changing their name to ‘Auxiliary Police Force’. The fascist gangs that wreaked havoc in the form of ‘Koya Commandos’ last year, now resorted to destruction, loot, murders, atrocities and indiscriminate firings with the names of ‘Auxiliary Police Force’ and ‘Abujhmaad Police’.

Three thousand men belonging to various armed forces as claimed by the government itself attacked 20 to 25 villages.


PUCL condemns the arrest of PUCL executive member Kailash Meena




Jaipur, 20th December, 2011



Turn the Prevailing Economic Crisis into Revolutionary Upsurge!

The First Conference, Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF)
22-23 April, 2012, Sundarayya Vignana Bhawan, Baghlingampalli Park, Hyderabad, Telangana

The first Conference of the Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) is going to take place at a time when the imperialist forces and their props - the ruling classes of various colonial and semi-colonial countries - are going through an unprecedented economic depression resulting in a worldwide economic crisis, a condition which is of their own making. The reactionary Indian ruling classes, being agents of imperialism, have transferred the burden of the world economic crisis to the people of this country - the masses of the people who are already grappling with acute exploitation, poverty, unemployment and deprivation of the basic necessities of life. Their purchasing power has come down drastically. They have been denied the right over jal-jangal-zameen (water, forest and land resources) and other resources. Such conditions have generated disaffection amongst vast sections of people of the subcontinent manifested as a multitude of peoples' struggles.


CRPP: On the Occasion of the acquittal of people’s cultural artist Jiten Marandi and 3 others from death sentence by the Ranchi High Court

Let Us Demand that those police officials who fabricated evidence against Jiten and others be brought to book! Oppose Death Penalty as a Form of Punishment of the State!

Invitation for a Convention:  Delhi, India International Centre, Lodhi Road

20 December 2011, 10 am to 8 pm

Dear Friends, We extend our greetings from the Committee for the Release of Politicial Prisoners.

As we all know the Ranchi High Court have acquitted people's cultural artist Jiten Marandi and 3 others on the 15 December 2011. In this occasion the convention which was to be held on the 20 December 2011 demanding the acquittal of Jiten Marandi and Manoj Rajwar, Chatrapati Mandal and Anil Ram, who were framed in the notorious Chilkhari case will happen albeit with a slight change in the demands.

This convention has assumed significance at a juncture when the state is criminalising all forms of dissent with impunity. It is significant that Jiten Marandi who is from a poor peasant family, being from his own social location as well seeing the hardships of his people, through his songs of protest was trying to expose the growing trend of impunity of the state and the need for the vast sections of the masses to unite against all forms of oppression and exploitation. Jiten Marandi is also one of the secretaries of the CRPP. Jiten who became part of the Jharkand Aibhen a cultural platform of the oppressed and exploited Adivasis of Jharkhand gave vent to the anguish and sufferings of his people. In that process his voice became that of not only the oppressed and exploited in Jharkhand but of all those in the subcontinent who wanted to see an end to such dehumanising existence. He became the rallying point for all forms of resistance that gave voice to the anguish and anger of the most deprived, oppressed and exploited. For the first time a people's cultural activist was given death row for the only reason that he echoed the grave concerns of the toiling masses against the anti-people policies of the government.


"Some Notes on the Working Class and the Imperialist Wars"


to be delivered by Jan Myrdal, Noted Communist Writer from Sweden
Chair: Dr. Raghu Ram, Department of Biotechnology, Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
3 pm | 10 February 2012 | SSS-I Auditorium | JNU
The life of Comrade Naveen Babu exemplifies the transformation of a student into a revolutionary. Starting his journey on the revolutionary path from JNU in late 1980s, Naveen embraced the ideology of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. Within a decade he was working among the oppressed adivasis of Eastern Ghats, and laid down his life for the revolution on 18 February 2000 at Darakonda in Visakhapatnam during a battle with the fascist Andhra Pradesh Police.

Comrade Naveen (Yalavarthi Naveen Babu) was born in a village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh in a middle peasant family. He completed his graduation in Hyderabad and joined M A Sociology in Meerut University in 1984. In 1986 he joined the M Phil programme in Sociology in JNU, and after completing his M Phil dissertation in 1988 he enrolled for the PhD (Naveen's book From Varna to Jati: Political Economy of Caste in Indian Social Formation based on his M Phil dissertation has been published in 2009). Naveen formed the Student's forum which stood for the exposure of the revisionist Left's politics of compromise in JNU. In 1986, the Delhi Radical Students Organisation (DRSO) was formed. Soon Naveen became part of the DRSO in 1988. In 1989, when Delhi became the centre for the 'upper' caste anti-Mandal mania, the DRSO-led Student's Solidarity swam against the tide by struggling for reservations for the OBCs. When there were vacillations amongst many in the revolutionary ranks, Naveen stood like a rock, patiently explaining the necessity for DRSO to support reservations, thereby drawing it closer to the oppressed sections.


Long Live the United Struggle of the People for the Acquittal of People's Cultural Activist Jiten Marandi and others!

Let us demand that the police and the politicians who were hand in glove in fabricating evidence against him be brought to book!

Let us continue our struggle for the abolishment of Death Penalty as a form of Punishment by the State!

COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS, 16/12/2011--We at the CRPP are proud to share the good news of the acquittal of people's cultural activist Jiten Marandi and 3 others, Manoj Rajwar, Chatrapati Mandal and Anil Ram, who were framed in the notorious Chilkhari case where on 26 October 2007 cadres of the CPI (Maoist) party allegedly killed 19 members which included the son of former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Babulal Marandi. What the papers later reported was that the 19 members who were killed belonged to the vigilante gang-a la Salwa Judum of Chhattisgarh-Nagarik Suraksha Samiti which was propped by Babulal Marandi and was wreaking havoc in the lives of the poor people of the region. By now the grave injustice to Jiten and 3 others through political conspiracy and vendetta which took the form of acts of impunity of the police and the powers that be which was brought to the notice of the world by CRPP and other democratic and freedom loving sections has been vindicated through the acquittal of all the four by the High Court of Jharkhand.

It took exactly 3 years 8 months and 3 days for the sustained campaign from all democratic and progressive sections of the masses of the people to realise the final acquittal of Jiten Marandi and 3 others. Further the case slapped on Jiten Marandi and the consequent award of death sentence to him and 3 others is a pattern in the method of impunity that the so-called guardians of law indulge in to perpetuate an undeclared emergency in the length and breadth of the subcontinent where the poorest of the poor are fighting against a sustained policy of loot and plunder of their resources, their lives and livelihoods.

It is high time that we demand that those who are responsible for such acts of impunity be brought to book.


Let’s Intensify our Opposition to the Indian State’s War on the People

Forum Against War on PeoplePublic Meeting:  3 pm, 6 February 2012,
Rajendra Bhawan Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Marg, near ITO, New Delhi
Speakers:  JAN MYRDAL the internationally acclaimed author will talk on the War on People in India
SUJATO BHADRA will speak on atrocities by Joint Forces in Jangalmahal in West Bengal

The Indian government's war on people in central and eastern regions has entered its second phase with the deployment of the Indian army. The surreptitiously declared war on the people of this country codenamed Operation Green Hunt (OGH) which was launched in September 2009 by the Indian government is continuing unabated till today. In fact in the recent months, the ruling coalition at the Centre in connivance with political parties of all hues in power in the Central and Eastern states have intensified their brutal war on the poorest, most maginalized and oppressed people of the subcontinent. Contrary to the rhetoric of not deploying the Indian Army in direct combat, the Government of India has increased the number of troops in the region with the intent of crushing the growing people's resistance against its policies. It is well known that the first batch of 2000 Army personnel were sent by the government to the forests of Narayanpur District in the Bastar on 3 June 2011 with a plan to occupy an area of 600 square kilometres, albeit in the name of Jungle Warfare Training. Just six months later, another 2500 personnel descended on the forests of Bastar on 4 November 2011. Though the Central and Chhattisgarh governments maintain that they have set up this so-called Jungle Warfare Training Centre in Bastar merely to put pressure on the Maoists and to dominate the region militarily, the real purpose is to hand over the vast swathes of mineral-rich forested lands to the Multinational Companies and to evict the people who have stood up to defend their jal-jangal-zameen, their very existence.


PUDR Denounces State Suppression Of Democratic Organizations In The Name Of Maoism

By Harish Dhawan & Paramjeet Singh, PUDR Press Release

8 December 2011: PUDR denounces the statement given by state home minister Jitendra Singh in Rajya Sabha on 7 December 2011 in which he asserted that the CPI (Maoist) is active in Delhi and named several groups as being the Party's front organizations.

Answering question no. 1637 raised by BJP MP Kusum Rai, Jitendra Singh stated that in Delhi, the CPI (Maoist) is operating through the Delhi City Committee. Apart from the Party itself, Singh went on to say, left-wing extremist organizations like CPML-New Democracy and CPML-Liberation have an active presence in Delhi. Besides, Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF), People's Democratic Front of India (PDF), Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP) and Democratic Students Union (DSU) were also named as front organizations by Singh, who also admitted that no inputs have yet been received to indicate that 'sleeper cells, of Naxalites are functional in the capital.

The organizations named have not played a part in armed resistance or violent struggle but have consistently raised their voice against state suppression. It is clear that by labelling such groups as Maoist, the state is trying to curb their dissent.