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India: Maoists ignore ultimatum, issue demands

Posted by celticfire84 on October 24, 2011

Indian Maoists

The following comes from the Times of India.

India: Maoists ignore ultimatum, issue demands

Ignoring the ultimatum set by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maoists on Sunday (October 23) issued a new set of demands. Maoists posters were found in various parts of Goaltore in West Midnapore.

According to the posters, the Maoists highlighted that pre-poll promises were not kept by the state government. Setting two specific demands, the Maoists called for the removal of Joint Forces and also demanded the list of 52 political prisoners to be released, which Mamata Banerjee had announced a few months ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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India: Maoists call Junglemahal general strike for October 22

Posted by celticfire84 on October 23, 2011

The following comes from the Hindustan Times.

Maoists call bandh in Junglemahal on Oct 22

Virtually throwing a challenge to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who has given a seven-day deadline to them to lay down arms, the Maoists on Wednesday called a 24-hour bandh in Junglemahal on October 22, the day the deadline ends. “Make the bandh in Junglemahal on Saturday a success against the injustice meted out to the people of the area,” Maoist state committee secretary Akash, who escaped a raid by the joint forces on Tuesday in West Midnapore district, said in an open letter.

Akash, also the Maoist spokesman, alleged the state government was “unleashing terror” in the name of peace in Junglemahal. Read the rest of this entry »

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India: Prisons are Schools of Resistance & Revolution

Posted by celticfire84 on October 17, 2011

Special thanks to Frontlines of Revolutionary Struggle for sharing this piece. As the Indian state continues its campaign of repression against its own people, the CPI(M) has now for years struggling alongside the poorest and most oppressed, and won the support of thousands.

CPI (Maoist) leaders start movements in jails

Hindustan Times
Kolkata, October 13, 2011

CPI (Maoist) has opened a new front, from behind the bars, away from Junglemahal. With senior leaders lodged in jails, the party is not only spreading its views among the inmates, but also leading movements and agitations on various issues. Since the past couple of years, a number of agitations have taken place inside the jails, including the central jails, where a large number of inmates even sat on indefinite hunger strikes.According to jail sources, Maoists have formed various jail committees, which not only look after rights of prisoners, but also make them aware of the current political situation. Intelligence sources admit that Maoists have also initiated indoctrination classes for young under trials in some jails.”It is their strategy to catch the administration on the wrong foot. They have been organising inmates behind the bars and prompting agitations. They are the brain behind most agitations, however frivolous for a cause it may be,” said Ranvir Kumar, inspector general of jails. Read the rest of this entry »

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Women Martyrs of the Indian Maoist Struggle

Posted by celticfire84 on November 26, 2010

Women have been integral fighters in the Naxalite movement from the beginning

From the blog Indian Vanguard we share this collection of biographies of the lives of women martyrs who participated in the first Naxalbari rebellion.

In the shining path of struggles and sacrifices
Women Martyrs

Naxalbari Martyrs

Women were mobilized in the Naxalbari (West Bengal) struggle. They attended villagemeetings and remained in the van of the demonstrations. Very often entire families joined themovement. Women confronted the police when the male activists went into hiding; they kept contact with the activists, while doing household work and looking after the field. Some youngactivists who learnt to use arms chased away the anti socials that molested women. There grew up a nucleus of militants.

After the murder of Wangdi, the male activists took shelter in the forests; the women activiststried to organise a meeting on 25th May 1967 at Prasadjote. The police fired on thedemonstration, killing seven women. Dhaneshwari Singh, Sanamati Singh, Pulmati Singh,Surabala Barman who were killed in police firing came from the Rajbansi Community. Dhaneshwari Singh was literate and became a leading activist and went to distant villages forcampaigning. Naganeshwari Mallick who was born in a Dhamal Community in 1944 married arefugee schoolteacher from East Pakistan. She worked hard as a sharecropper and collectedwood from the forests. Nayan was killed along with her child who was tied to her back.Samsai Saibani, a brave tribal girl was one of the leading organizers of the demonstration.These were the first (women) martyrs of the Naxalbari struggle.

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