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India: Orissa Increases State Repression

Posted by celticfire84 on April 11, 2011

Map of the Indian State of Orissa

This article comes from Indian Express. In outlines the heavy handed repression against the Naxalite movement. This particular piece is a bourgeois news report and we should always use caution when reading such reports. It does reveal however that the growing Naxalite movement is a serious threat to the repressive Indian regime.

Orissa govt resumes offensive against Maoists

In its first-ever offensive after the uneasy truce in February this year, the Orissa Police on Sunday raided a Maoist camp at a reserve forest in the mineral-rich Keonjhar district and seized a huge quantity of gelatine explosives.

Follwing a tip-off that eight to 10 Maoists of the Kainganagar division were camping at the Bali Hill area near Rebana reserve forests, a platoon of CRPF personnel, local police and the district voluntary force (DVF) comprising former special operation group (SOG) men, raided the Maoist camps on Saturday evening.

The Maoists were having dinner when the police team arrived. However, the rebels managed to flee under the cover of darkness.

“We seized 72 gelatine sticks, several detonators and some handgrenades as well as seven kit bags. The Maoists could not take away anything. This is the biggest haul from any Maoist camp in the district,” said Keonjhar SP Ashis Kumar Singh. Read the rest of this entry »

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India: Maoist Prisoner Demands Release of Tribal Political Prisoners

Posted by celticfire84 on March 20, 2011

Thanks to Frontlines of Revolutionary Struggle for pointing this out. Our readers should consider that this report comes from the bourgeois press and uses language that reflects that.

Adivasi woman in the forests of Orissa

Don’t go back on word, Maoist leader warns Naveen

Indian Express, March 15 2011

Maoist ideologue Ganti Prasadam has warned Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik against going back on his word to release 700-odd tribals lodged in various jails of Orissa.

In a statement from jail, Prasadam (55) said it would be Naveen’s great political folly if he “either intentionally or rather out of any compulsion from any quarter allows himself to be swayed by the disruptionist forces of different sorts who are bent upon destabilising the peace process and sabotaging the agreement reached”.

The Maoists had sought Prasadam’s release as a precondition for the safe passage of Malkangiri collector R Vineel Krishna and junior engineer Pabitra Majhi who were abducted last month. Read the rest of this entry »

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India’s Maoists: End Police Murder & Capitalist Destruction of Nature

Posted by redpines on January 28, 2011

Note: the state of  ‘Odisha’ is also known as ‘Orissa’. The MoUs referred to in the article are ‘memorandums of understanding’, or documents describing bilateral or multilateral agreements. Thanks to Banned Thought for making the statement available. Posting here does not imply endorsement.

Adivasi woman in the forests of Orissa



Press Release

January 12, 2011

Condemn the indiscriminate killings and fake encounters
by the police and paramilitary forces in Odisha !

People would surely defeat the conspiracy of Naveen Patnaik
to hand over the natural resources of Odisha to the Corporations
by decimating the Maoist revolutionary movement !

As part of the massive offensive Operation Green Hunt being conducted in coordination by the central and state governments with the avowed aim of decimating the Maoist revolutionary movement completely, the special police and paramilitary forces have resorted to indiscriminate killings in the past two months in Odisha and have taken nearly 25 lives in cold-blood in various incidents. Of these most of them were fake encounters while others were incidents where hundreds of police and paramilitary were deployed with specific information about the whereabouts of the guerillas and fired indiscriminately on the guerillas and the people with them. Read the rest of this entry »

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