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Inside views on the West Bengal Uprising

Posted by n3wday on March 10, 2009

Indian Villagers Bengal UprisingThis is an edited version of an article from the January-March 2009 edition of People’s Truth. Many thanks to Ka Frank for sending this our way.

Inside View of the Uprising in Lalgarh, West Bengal

In November 2008, the tribals of Salboni, Lalgarh broke out in a veritable uprising against the police repression unleashed after a bomb blast injured six security personnel of a leader of the CPI Marxist (the reactionary ruling party in West Bengal). We reprint below reports from the daily paper The Statesman during late November, with our commentary.

On Nov 20th, the Statesman reported: When the Midnapore West district police are in two minds over attending a meeting tomorrow called by the Police Santras Birodhi Public Committee (PSBPC) of Lalgarh at Dalilpur Chowk, an interior village in Lalgarh, on security plea, the CPI (Maoist) held a day-long meeting on Singlohar Hilltop at Laljal, 25 km from Belpahari town, today.

In the Maoist meeting, organised for the first time in broad daylight, unlike previous occasions, the outfit is believed to have prepared a blueprint on the Lalgarh issue, in which a good number of heavily-armed action squad leaders, including some women members, were present. The meeting was an open challenge to the police as two camps of the Central forces are situated at Niguria on the east and at Jamtalgar on the west, each about 5 k.m. from the hill site. A 15-member team of Maoist cadres from Lalgarh riding five two-wheelers are also reported to have attended the meeting.

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India: Propaganda campaign against maoists intensifies

Posted by n3wday on March 10, 2009

Salwa Judum member terrorizes villagers

Vigilante group Salwa Judum terrorizes a village

This article was originally published on Newkerala.com

Read About Salwa Judum in Chhattisgarh’s School Textbook

Raipur, Jan 28 : Chhattisgarh’s controversial counter-insurgency civil militia campaign, Salwa Judum, has found a mention in school textbooks with the state government bringing out a separate chapter about it in the Class 10 social science book.

The 352-page book has a two-page chapter “Necessity of Social Security From Problem of Naxalism”, which widely hails the Salwa Judum as a solution to the decades-old Maoist violence in the state.

The chapter mentions that tribal people of forested and mineral rich state’s southern restive Bastar region have “accepted the challenge of Naxalism and have come forward to launch the movement”.
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