UCPN(M) condemns the murder of Kishenji
Posted by redpines on December 3, 2011
The following statement appeared at Democracy and Class Struggle. It should be noted that the statement is only signed by the leaders from the revolutionary faction of the UCPN(M), and not by Bhattarai or Prachanda.
Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Central Committee) Condemns the Murder of Comrade Rao
Unified Communist Party (Maoist)
Condemn the Murder of Comrade Rao
The killing of Comrade Mallojula Koteshwaor Rao ‘Kisanji’, politburo member and top leader of CPI(Maoist), on 24 November, by Indian armed forces in Burisol forest area of west Midnapur district in west Bengal, has shocked and saddened us. According to the latest information, that he was captured on November 23 and was murdered cowardly after his refusal to surrender. That’s why, we condemn this fake encounter and demand to the Central and West Bengal State government to form an independent commission to investigate the killing of comrade Kisanlji and to take the action against those criminals, who were involved in the killing.
Comrade Rao was one of the main top leaders of CPI( Maoist). He began to provide his political contributions in the Communist Movement, as a student member of ‘Radical Student Union’, from his birth place Andhra. Thereafter, he led the party in Andhra, Bihar, Maharastra, and West Bengal. He did great effort and provided a great contribution to develop the guerrilla warfare in West Bengal. He was a true leader of international proletariat.
On the killing of a top leader like him had dealt a blow to the entire communist movement of India. In this moment of deep sorrow, we express our solidarity with the Comrades of CPI (Maoists) and share our hearty condolence to the comrade Kisanji’s relatives.
Mohan Baidhya ‘Kiran’
Ram Bahadur Thapa (Badal)