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Nepal: Maoists Continue Seizing Land, Redistribution Now!

Posted by n3wday on November 14, 2009

NEPALThis article was published on eKantipur.com.

Maoists seize over 100 hectare private land

KAPILVASTU, NOV 14 – At a time when UCPN (Maoist) central leadership claimed that the seizure of private property was not the part of its party’s policy, Maoist activists have intensified land seizure drive in Kapilvastu district lately.

The Maoist cadres captured more than 100 hectares of land in the district within past two days.

On Friday, Maoist-affiliated All Nepal Peasants’ Association-Revolutionary captured nearly 34 hectares of land at Karma of Banskhor VDC-5 in the district amid a function. The arable land belong to Abdul Salam Musalman, Jiyau Rahaman and Hitiz Rahaman of Abhirab VDC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kisenji: India’s 2nd Most Wanted Man Discusses Violence & Power

Posted by Ka Frank on November 14, 2009

Kisenji

Kisenji speaks to media 1.5 kilometers from police camp in Lalgarh area.

‘I Am the Real Patriot [Desh Bhakt]’

Tusha Mittal, Tehelka, November 13, 2009

In this interview, underground Maoist leader Kishenji speaks on issues such as peace talks, armed struggle, the party’s sources of funding, the difference between people’s democracy and India’s formal democracy, and the goals of the CPI (Maoist).

With unmistakable pride, he says he’s India’s Most Wanted Number 2. CPI (Maoist) Politburo member Mallojula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji, 53, grew up in the interiors of Andhra Pradesh reading Gandhi and Tagore.  It was after understanding the history of the world, he says, that he disappeared into the jungles for a revolution. During search operations in 1982, the police broke down his home in Peddapalli village. He hasn’t seen his mother since, but writes to her through Telugu newspapers.  After 20 years in the Naxal belt of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, he relocated to West Bengal. His wife oversees Maoist operations in Dantewada [a district in southern Chhattisgarh]. Now, at a hideout barely a few kilometres from a police camp in Lalgarh, he reads 15 newspapers daily and offers to fax you his party literature. If you hold on, he’ll look up the statistics of war on his computer.

Excerpts from a midnight phone interview: Read the rest of this entry »

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