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Chhattisgarh and Maharastra First Targets of Operation Green Hunt

Posted by Ka Frank on December 2, 2009

India's CRPF, one of world's largest paramilitary forces

Yahoo! News India, November 28, 2009

Anti-Maoist operations to begin from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh

New Delhi (IANS)- Central paramilitary forces have taken up positions to begin the offensive against Maoist guerrillas in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in the first half of December, senior officers here say.

The schedule has been worked out, forces have been deployed and, if everything goes well, the first phase of the operations could take off as early as next fortnight.

‘The battalions of the Border Security Force (BSF), the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had already taken their positions in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, from where we would first start the operations,’ a senior officer dealing with anti-Maoist operations told IANS on condition of strict anonymity. The BSF, ITBP and CRPF would be jointly operating in Chhattisgarh, he added. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azad: “Government Offensive Will Make Us Stronger”

Posted by Ka Frank on December 2, 2009

DNA India, November 30, 2009

Govt offensive will make us stronger: Maoists

New Delhi: Weeks before the government launches one of its biggest offensive against Maoists, the extremists have welcomed it saying this will strengthen their movement in tribal areas.

The Maoist think tank believe that the government’s stand is responsible for their success in Jharkhand, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. “The more destruction they (security forces) cause, the faster will our people’s army grow and our guerrilla war spread to other parts of the country. Thanks to the Salwa Judum in Chhattisgarh, our war has achieved in four years what would have taken two decades. Now, thanks to home minister P Chidambaram, our war will expand to wider areas, mobilise more people and gather momentum,” said Azad, the spokesperson of the CPI (Maoist) in a document made available to DNA.

“Maoism teaches us that self-preservation is possible only through war. You cannot defend yourself against a powerful and extremely cruel enemy by submitting to him meekly. You have to choose the appropriate method to fight a relatively superior and powerful enemy and only by this can you ensure the preservation of your forces,” he said.

Targeting prime minister Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram for not doing enough for the tribals of mineral-rich areas, the Maoist leadership says the government is only interested in these areas because of resources but is doing nothing to develop them. The rebels are clear there’s no question of getting down to talks if laying down arms is a pre-condition.

“Never, not even in our dreams can we think of laying down arms. We have taken up arms to defend the rights of people and to liberate them exploitation and oppression. Laying down arms would be betraying the masses,” Azad said.

“We may lose some forces in this brutal offensive by the enemy. But you must keep in mind that when the people’s war began we had only a handful of committed cadre.

Today, it has grown into a big mass movement with a people army and a countrywide presence. Even if we lose some forces, we will rebuild the movement as we are now doing in Andhra Pradesh. You will see the results of our underground work soon,” said Azad.

Hinting at more attacks against policemen, Maoists said they have asked their cadre not to use brutal tactics such as those used on Francis Induvar, the slain policeman from Jharkhand.

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Nepal: Maoists Plan to Integrate Disqualified PLA Members into YCL

Posted by Ka Frank on December 2, 2009

My Republica, November 30, 2009

Maoists likely to discharge disqualified unilaterally

KATHMANDU: Following a longstanding deadlock over proposed rehabilitation packages, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) is likely to unilaterally discharge the disqualified combatants.

The Maoists have refused to accept the rehabilitation packages designed by the Peace Ministry and the UN country team, which include formal and informal education and vocational trainings to the combatants. The Maoists have been demanding that the disqualified also be offered cash incentives.

“We are going to discharge the combatants on our own since the government and the UN [country team] are not ready to address our concerns,” Maoist politburo member Chandra Prakash Khanal told on Sunday. “The top leadership of our party will take a decision to this effect in a day or two.”

The Maoists have maintained that the proposed rehabilitation schemes do not ensure the combatants job security after training and education. “Hence, we are going to discharge them on our own. They fought for the country in the past and are ready to sacrifice themselves for the country once again,” Khanal said, “They will then join Young Communist League [the para-military force of the Maoist party].” Read the rest of this entry »

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French Translation of “Who Are India’s Maoists and What Do They Want?”

Posted by Ka Frank on December 2, 2009

Posted on Futur Rouge,  November 23, 2009

INDE: Sur les Maoistes d’inde et leur travail (Mais qui sont les maoistes, et que veulent-ils?)

Note de l’auteur: Ceci est censé être un exposé simple et bref des objectifs et des stratégies du mouvement maoïste en Inde pour les personnes qui ne sont pas beaucoup sensibiliser à ce sujet et sont désorientés par la propagande dans les médias grand public. Cela n’entre pas dans le cadre d’un débat sur le mode les arcanes de la production en Inde, les débats entre les révolutionnaires communistes sur la stratégie et les tactiques etc cela s’adresse à ceux qui, par exemple, sont perplexes sur des faits comme : pourquoi les maoïstes, au lieu d’essayer de garantir une eau potable comme une ONG, ont souvent recours à des actions violentes contre le gouvernement.

Le gouvernement indien a lancé une guerre totale contre les rebelles maoïstes et le peuple qui les suit dans différentes régions du pays. Les premières batailles, sans aucune annonce officielle, ont déjà commencé. À cette fin, ils ont l’intention de déployer environ 75.000 agents de sécurité dans certaines parties d’Europe centrale et orientale, de l’Inde, y compris le Chhattisgarh, Orissa et de Jharkhand. Le gouvernement va organiser sa force aérienne régulière- en plus des forces paramilitaires et des forces spéciales COBRA. L’armée de l’air a commencé à étendre son soutien logistique. Read the rest of this entry »

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