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Police Massacre in Chhattisgarh Exposed

Posted by n3wday on February 22, 2010

 

Photo: Aman Sethi

 

Police killed villagers, say Gompad witnesses

Remains of the day: Nothing is left of Madavi’s house at Gompad village in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district.

GOMPAD: A charred wooden stake and three graves are all that remain of the Madavi family in this remote village in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district. “Madavi Kanni was lying face down in front of the burnt house,” said an eyewitness. “She had been slashed with a sword and shot in the chest.” The bodies of her father, Madavi Bajar, her mother Madavi Subbhi and her 12-year-old sister Madavi Mutti, were found under a tree, 50 metres away.

Testimonies collected by The Hindu from Gompad allege that a composite force of Adivasi special police officers and security force regulars appeared on the outskirts of the village in the early hours of October 1, 2009. “We ran away when we saw the force,” said the witness, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We found the bodies when we returned.” “The police killed my brother, Soyam Subaiah, and fatally stabbed his wife, Soyam Jogi,” said Soyam Bhadra, pointing to the courtyard where the bodies were found, “They also killed Madavi Venka and burnt two houses.”

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The Significance of National Independence in Nepal

Posted by n3wday on February 22, 2010

This article was published in the Red Star.


Movement for National Independence

Even in the period of peace process, the Nepalese people are in the street for the protection of their civil rights, which is civilian supremacy. The feudalism has been beheaded and imperialism has been warned to hands off country by the justice loving people of Nepal. Still the remnants of feudalism and their imperialist allies are trying their best to strengthen anti-people alliance for the continuation of feudal-colonial exploitation over Nepal and Nepalese people.

For the breakdown of the anti-people alliance and for the institutionalization of the civilian rights and civilian supremacy, Nepalese people are in the campaign of liberation that is run under the leadership of a largest party of the Constituent Assembly (CA), UCPN Maoist. Even after the Comprehensive Peace Accord was signed, the feudal-imperial alliance was made when the civilian supremacy was being institutionalised through the sovereign CA under the leadership of the elected government. However, at the same time, the elected government was forced to resign and military supremacy, in place of the civilian supremacy, was maintained throuth the unconstitutional step of President Ram Baran Yadav. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gajurel Says UCPN(Maoist) Will Issue People’s Constitution if CA Fails to Do So

Posted by Ka Frank on February 22, 2010

This article appeared in the Himalayan on February 13, 2010.

Gajurel warns of  ‘people’s constitution’

SINDHULIMADI: Unified CPN-Maoist secretary CP Gajurel today said his party would promulgate a people’s statute if the Constituent Assembly failed to do so by the May 28 deadline.

 Speaking at a mass meet organised by the district committee of the party to mark the 15th anniversary of People’s War, he said, “The coalition partners of the government and the government itself do not want to promulgate the new constitution in time,” adding, “They are trying to impose presidential rule by delaying the statute drafting process.”

Claiming that the people would revolt against the government, he said, “Our party will assist the revolt.”  

He further claimed that the remark of the president also showed that conspiracy was being hatched to obstruct the constitution drafting process.  However, he maintained that the statute would not be written in favour of the people if his party did not get a chance to promulgate it.

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