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CPI (Maoist) Document on Work in Urban Areas

Posted by Ka Frank on January 26, 2010

Home to 30% of India's people, the cities are an important area of expansion for the Maoist forces

This document was probably written by the CPI (ML) People’s War Group, and adopted by the CPI (Maoist) when it was formed in 2004.  It provides detailed guidance for an expansion of the party’s work in urban areas.  From reading this guide it should be clear why much of this work is not public. It was taken from a ruling class website so it is not an official party document.


1. Introduction 7

2. Urban India 8

2.1 Urbanization Pattern 9

2.2 Changes in Class Composition and Structure of Cities 12

2.2.1 De-Industrialization of Major Cities 12

2.2.2 Changes in the Workforce 13

2.2.3 Division or Segmentation of Cities 14

2.2.4 Ghettoisation 16

3. Policy and Guidelines 17

3.1.1 Role of Urban Work within the Political Strategy 17

3.1.2 Role of Urban Work within the Military Strategy 18

3.1.3 Long-term Approach 19

3.2 Main Objectives of Our Urban Work 20

3.3 Mass Mobilization and Party Building 21

3.3.1 Types of Mass Organizations 22 Secret Revolutionary Mass Organizations 22 Open Revolutionary Mass Organizations 24 Fractional Work 26 Party-formed Cover Mass Organizations 29 Legal Democratic Organizations 30 Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal Police Attack “Illegal Settlers”

Posted by Ka Frank on January 26, 2010

This article appeared on Nepal News on January 24, 2010.

Police clash with illegal settlers in Mahottari, 8 injured

Eight people, including two policemen, were injured in a clash between security personnel and illegal settlers in Mathiyani of Mahottari district on Sunday.
The clash ensued after a team of policemen resorted to force to evict settlers from the land they had illegally occupied in the district.

The illegal settlers started pelting stones at the police after the latter tried to force them out from the land on the orders of the local authority. The settlers had built make-shift huts and camps in the land.

Police had to fire several rounds of tear gas shells to disperse the increasingly violent illegal settlers and finally succeeded in bringing the situation under control. In the process, six settlers were injured while two policemen were hurt by the stones pelted by the mob. Read the rest of this entry »

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Orissa Maoists Destroy Cellphone Tower, Disrupt Military Networks

Posted by Ka Frank on January 26, 2010

This article appeared on Yahoo! News India on January 24, 2010.

Armed Maoist rebels burn down cellphone tower, ransack sub-division office in Orissa

Koraput:  In yet another incident of increasing Maoist menace, armed rebels burnt down a mobile phone tower and also ransacked the sub-Division office and burnt down records at Machkund in Orissa’s Koraput district. This attack by the Maoists took place in the midnight hours between Friday and Saturday (January 23).

Reportedly, around 100 armed rebels reached Machkund on Friday midnight and burnt the mobile phone tower of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and also torched the record room, thus disrupting the cellular telephone network in the area. They later ransacked the Tehsil office and even set it afire.

The rebels had also blocked roads by felling a couple of trees and put up warning letters asking locals to co-operate with them during their three-day economic blockade starting from Sunday (January 24). Read the rest of this entry »

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