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Australian TV on India’s ‘Red Tide’

Posted by celticfire84 on June 21, 2011

As usual posting here does not imply endorsement of the views presented, but we share for the interest of our readers. It is noteworthy that the Indian Maoist movement has become a visible threat to the Indian state – which has responded with a cruel and bloody Operation Greenhunt, ruthlessly killing and torturing under the guise of fighting ‘terrorism.’  This brutal Indian army has recently moved into Maoist controlled camps as another step in their vicious campaign of war against the poor and those defending them.

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India: Operation Green Hunt Attacks Delhi Students

Posted by celticfire84 on May 30, 2011

Thanks to Revolutionary Frontlines for sharing this.

Witch-Hunt Of JNU Students In The Name Of Proctorial Enquiry!

By JNU Forum Against War On People

28 May, 2011
Countercurrents.org

In a leaflet announcing speeches on campus by Arundhati Roy and Amit Bhaduri, campus activists used this image to depict repression in India. The university administration says the image is offensive and a crime against the Indian state under the Official Emblem Act, and those responsible "must" be punished.

The Indian state’s war against the people in the form of Operation Green Hunt launched almost two years back is aimed at facilitating the corporate plunder of peoples’ land, forests, and resources. In the process the state has unleashed a spate of violent repression of the people fighting against this corporate loot. Braving extreme forms of state repression, Green Hunt has been resisted and fought back by vast sections of the people across the country, including peasants, workers, adivasis, dalits, students, intellectuals, peoples’ movements and democratic organisations. Outside the country too, the Indian state’s war campaign in central and eastern India has been opposed by the pro-people organisations and individuals. They have all vocally protested the crimes committed by the Indian state and its armed forces in these regions on a daily basis – be it the murder of adivasi villagers and political activists in their hundreds, use of brutal torture, burning and loot of hundreds of villages, thousands of arrests and forced displacements in still larger numbers.

The JNU Forum against War on People, formed by the students of the campus two years back to oppose the onslaught of Operation Green Hunt on the people of this country, has consistently worked towards bringing out the ground realities of state terror and repression in these regions. Against the state’s and the corporate media’s attempts to hide this reality, the Forum has continued to acquaint the campus community of the ongoing war in India’s heartland, and the students and teachers responded positively by participating in each of its programmes in their hundreds. The huge mobilisation of the students of JNU at the call of the Forum, whether it is to protest the JNU visit of P. Chidambaram –the main architect of Green Hunt– on 6 May 2010, the public meeting addressed by Arundhati Roy and Prof. Amit Bhaduri on 5 March 2011, or various protest actions at the initiative of the Forum in the last two years seem to have become a cause of worry for the Indian state and its local representative – the JNU administration. Read the rest of this entry »

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India: Activist Binayak Sen attacks Sedition Laws

Posted by celticfire84 on May 12, 2011

From BBC News South Asia Service.

India: Activist Binayak Sen attacks Sedition Laws

Indian human rights activist Binayak Sen has accused the government of misusing the country’s sedition laws “to silence voices of dissent”.

In an interview with the BBC, he said that the laws were an outdated relic from the country’s colonial past.

Dr Sen was freed from jail in the state of Chhattisgarh earlier this month. He had been sentenced to life in prison in December for helping Maoist rebels.

The government is reportedly reviewing sedition laws.

Dr Sen also said the government was forming vigilante groups to fight the rebels. Villagers in some Maoist-affected areas have formed so-called self-defence groups, wihch have received state support.

The Indian government has repeatedly denied using unlawful means to fight the Maoists. Read the rest of this entry »

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New York Action: Free Binayak Sen! Stop Operation Green Hunt!

Posted by celticfire84 on February 14, 2011

Free Binayak Sen Action in New York City.

This comes from the Free Binayak Sen Campaign website.This action represented the beginnings of opposition to the Indian government attacks on Maoist revolutionary forces and the tribal people called Adivasis.

12 February 2011, New York City

Members of the Committee for a New South Asia in New York leafleted at a speech, on India-China relations, given by the Foreign Secretary of India, Ms. Nirupama Rao. The event was sponsored by the India China Institute at New School University. One side of the leaflet asked and discussed the question, “Why is Dr. Binayak Sen being persecuted by the Indian state?” The other side it asked, “Why are the Adivasis being attacked through Operation Green Hunt?”

Several people with leaflets were assigned outside the building and right outside the room where Ms. Rao was speaking. About 100 people attended the event. Some members from the Committee attended the event and approached Ms. Rao afterwards and personally handed her a copy of the leaflet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal Maoists Condemn Indian Operation against Rebels

Posted by celticfire84 on November 30, 2010

Source: Sify News

Kathmandu, Nov 28 (IANS) A year after India started paramilitary operations against its own outlawed Maoist party and nearly five months after security forces killed a top guerrilla leader, Nepal’s Maoist party has finally reacted to the incidents officially, condemning both and underlining its continued antagonism towards the Indian government.

The week-long plenum of Nepal’s largest party, that ended in a remote village in western Nepal Saturday, has formally condemned India’s ‘Operation Green Hunt’, the offensive started in five Indian states in November 2009 to flush out underground Maoists, known as Naxalites in India.

‘We condemn the oppression of the Indian people in the name of Operation Green Hunt,’ the plenum declaration said. ‘We urge for a peaceful resolution of the problem.’

The 14-point statement also condemned the ‘immoral and planned murder’ of Cherukuri Rajkumar, who was the spokesman of the Indian Maoists under the nom de guerre Azad.

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Operation Greenhunt Fact Sheet: India’s Military Attack on Tribals and Maoists

Posted by celticfire84 on November 17, 2010

Stop Operation Greenhunt!

The Campaign against War on People compiled a helpful fact sheet on Operation Greenhunt.

Download the Entire PDF here.

Excerpt:

The Status of the Current Offensive

•    The offensive will be spread over the next five years.

•    A special forces school, a special forces unit and an army brigade HQ will be set up near Bilaspur. The Bde HQ will participate in anti-Maoist ops in the future. The army is looking for 1,800 acres of land to set up the infrastructure.

•    The IAF is looking for 300 acres for its base •    Home Ministry is sitting on a plan to redeploy the Rashtriya Rifles [from Kashmir to the Naxal affected areas]. RR and BSF unlike other paramilitary forces, have heavy weaponry like medium-range machine guns, mortars and rocket launchers.

•    For now, 27 battalions of the Border Security Force and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police will
be moved into Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Maharashtra.

•    The paramilitary forces will be supported by six Mi-17 IAF choppers.

• The helicopters will have on board the IAF’s special force, the GARUDS, to secure the chopper and conduct combat search and rescue operations.

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Arundhati Roy on Obama’s Wars and India’s Maoist Rebels

Posted by celticfire84 on November 16, 2010

The following interview with the well-known courageous Indian novelist appeared on Democracy Now (November 8). Comments include a discussion of the recent assassination of Azad, the leader of the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

.Maoist rebels in India called for a strike Monday to protest President Obama’s visit. The Indian media reports Maoists blew up a new school building and killed four persons in the eastern Indian states of Orissa and Bihar. We speak with author and essayist Arundhati Roy about the struggle of the Maoist rebels in India and her assessment of President Obama.

Transcript:

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