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Indian Maoists on Sharp Line Struggles Within Nepal’s Revolution

Posted by Mike E on January 16, 2009

Prachanda among Maoist soldiers

Prachanda among Maoist soldiers

The following appeared in the Indian publication Maoist Information Bulletin #5

Continuing political crisis in Nepal now affects the ruling CPN(Maoist)

According to newspaper reports appearing in the last week of October the ruling CPN(M) is embroiled in a severe inner-Party strugge. A serious debate was said to have taken place at a CC meeting held in October on issues concerning the future direction of the Party and the State. Majority of the leading body were said to be opposing the line pursued by Prachanda and Bhattarai. The Party will hold a national conference from November 10 to decide the issues by majority vote.

According to reports, one of the senior most leaders of the Party, comrade Mohan Biadhya, popularly known by the name of Kiran, is leading the struggle against Prachand’s line. The struggle between the two factions in the CPN(M)–one described as that of moderates led by FinanceMinster Baburam Bhattarai and the other termed as hardliners led by Mohan Baidhya–was said to have erupted openly in last July itself when a group of cadres loyal to Bhattarai attacked Netra Bikram Chand alias Biplav, a prominent member of Baidhya faction. Baidhya faction alleged that the attack was organised by Prabhu Shah, a stanch suporter of Bhattari. After the incident the two factions drifted further apart. Two meetings were organised in Birgunj by the two factions separately to commemorate the death anniversary of the party leader Ram Brikshya Yadav.

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India: Maoist Information Bulletin #5

Posted by Mike E on January 16, 2009

india_maoistsIssue #5 of the Maoist information Bulletin (Winter 2008-2009). Made available (with previous issues of this publication) on Banned Thought. Word document of this publication, including photos not reproduced here, is available online.

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Hail the Martyrdom of
 Comrades Mastan Rao & Ramchandar of AP State Committee and

Comrades Jaya & Ashok!

These comrades will continue to inspire the revolutionaries and the vast masses forever!!



Comrade Valluri Venkat Rao alias Mastan Rao alias Kailasam, comrade Thota Gangadhar alias Ramchandar, comrade Jaya alias Aruna alias Sarita and comrade Ramathoti Jaya Kumar alias Ashok alias Ramana were arrested by the APSIB on the 26th of October, brutally tortured for more than 24 hours and were murdered in the early hours of 27th. They were separated into two batches and shot dead in two different regions of Nallamala and AOB. As usual, a fake encounter story was floated by the police that comrade Ramchandar and Jaya were killed in an exchange of fire in Ravulapalli forest area in Bollapalli mandal of Guntur district which falls under Nallamala forest region, and comrades Mastan Rao and Ashok were killed near Ravikona Kothavalasa in Parvatipuram mandal in Vizianagaram district falling under Andhra-Orissa Border Special Zone. A few days prior to their arrest, another rcomrade of AP Special Committee and a former member of AOBSZC, comrade Gopu Sammi Reddy alias Jogal was arrested in Orissa but was produced in the court after arresting the other comrades.

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