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New broadcasts on the state murder of Maoist leader Kishanji

Posted by Mike E on November 28, 2011

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India: Thousands rally to honor murdered Maoist leader Kisanji

Posted by Mike E on November 28, 2011

This photo shows the thousand who honored Kisanji in his hometown — Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh. The people condemned the state murder of this beloved leader — and denounced the outrageous use of “false encounter” justifications.

Even some of the police there were reportedly mourning and crying.

The people sang the “Song of Resistance” in his honor — and as a sign of their deepest yearnings for liberation and revolutionary change.

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India’s people mourn Maoist leader Kishenji

Posted by redpines on November 28, 2011

Revolutionaries and oppressed peoples all over the world are mourning the assassination of CPI(Maoist) leader Kishenji. The loss is especially difficult for the people of India, even as they gather to celebrate his life and contributions to human liberation.

There is evidence Kishenji killed in what is called a “fake encounter.” This is an incident when police or paramilitaries capture a person, kill her/him in detention, and then manufacture evidence to make the killing look like it occurred in combat. It is nothing but cowardly, ruthless, cold-blooded murder. Indian state forces have often engaged in this practice to cover up their ruthless persecution of Maoist and Adivasi (tribal) people. 

This article appeared at the Hindustan Times.

Hundreds Pay Last Respects to Kishenji

November 27, 2011

Maoist sympathisers, revolutionary writers, singers, representatives of various people’s organisations, civil liberties activists and hundreds other on Sunday paid their last respects to slain Maoist leader Kishenji in his hometown Peddapalli in Andhra Pradesh. People in large numbers turned up at Kishenji’s house to pay their tribute and console his family members. With folded hands, the mourners were seen passing by the flower bedecked coffin amid huge police presence. Read the rest of this entry »

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