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India: A Look Inside a Maoist Camp

Posted by Ka Frank on November 15, 2009

This article contains interesting details on a PLGA camp, but it claims that the Maoists control one-third of India in a Red Corridor that stretches from Tamil Nadu in the south to the border with Nepal.  The strength of the Maoists is sometimes exaggerated in the Indian media — apparently to create a climate that justifies “Operation Green Hunt” which is now underway in the adivasi areas of eastern and central India.


Jungle Lair of the Maoist Rebels

Anuj Chopra, November 5, 2009,
The National

MIRTUR FOREST AREA, INDIA : Comrade Vijay, a lean, mustachioed man in his late 20s leaned towards a beat-up radio set inside his tent, rifle by his side, and tuned in to the BBC’s Hindi service.

The broadcast relayed news of a villager killed by Naxalites, or Maoist rebels, in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district. He cocked his eyebrow. “Mukhbir,” he said, reckoning that the man killed was a police informer. “Our men don’t kill without a good reason.”

As the deputy commander of a Maoist rebel squad in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, Comrade Vijay is well versed in revolutionary rhetoric. “You cannot end the world’s injustices without stirring a revolution,” he said. “No revolution happens without bloodying your hands. We are fighting a people’s war – a protracted people’s war.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: November 20th, Consensus or Upsurge

Posted by n3wday on November 15, 2009

nov_13_09_Maoist_rally_nepal_ucpn_revolutionThis article was published by Nepal News.

Maoists give Nov 20 deadline for consensus

Unified CPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Friday gave one week deadline to the 22-party the ruling coalition to find solution to current political deadlock.

Addressing a mass meeting at the end of the second-phase stir for restoration of ‘civilian supremacy’ in the capital Friday afternoon, Dahal said his party will begin third phase of protests if the coalition government failed to address the demands by November 20.

He said that Nepali people have given mandate to the Maoist party to conclude the peace process and write new constitution for the country and that his party is committed to fulfill the duties entrusted by the people.

Dahal said since the current government is operated through ‘remote control’, it cannot lead the peace process. He accused Nepali Congress of trying to suspend the constituent assembly and impose presidential rule. Read the rest of this entry »

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