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Police commit murders, Naxalites framed

Posted by enaadoug1982 on September 21, 2011

Indian police in Lalgarh

From the Indian Vanguard 

Police commit murders, Naxalites framed

September 12, 2011

by Himanshu Kumar (Translated by Deepankar Basu, Sanhati)

(Source: Janjawar, 7 September 2011)

It is common in Dantewada for the police to pass off responsibility for their crimes onto the Maoists. While the media parrots the police version, people accept this as yet another instance of “inherent Maoist cruelty”. I would like to highlight a recent event from Dantewada as an example of phenomenon. The event in question, it is interesting to note, has not only seen the incarceration of sub inspector of police, Ghanshyam Patel, but also the rejection of his bail petition by the High Court. Two SPOs involved in this event, moreover, are absconding.

I informed Medha Patkar about these murders. When Medha Patkar wrote about this event to DGP Vishwaranjan, the latter had retorted that Himanshu has the habit of lying. It must have been the handiwork of the the Maoists, the DGP went on to suggest to Medha. Now, a sub inspector from his own police force is behind bars for the incident. So, who has been lying?

The event in question took place on 18th March, 2007. On that day in Salwa Judum camp Matwada in Bijapur district (of Chhattisgarh), sub inspector Ghanshaym Patel and 15 other SPOs brutally killed three adivasis. The adivasis were first beaten up by sticks; then their eyes were gouged by knives; and then, their heads were smashed by stones. The dead bodies were buried in the sand on the banks of a nearby river and the media was informed that the Maoists had killed the three adivasis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Berkeley, CA: Chief of Police of Indian State Under Fire for Human Rights Record

Posted by irisbright on October 19, 2008

This article was originally found here.

“Arresting Film-maker May Have Been a Mistake”: Vishwa Ranjan

For a change, it was the turn of Vishwa Ranjan, the high profile DGP (Director General of Police) of the Indian State of Chhattisgarh, to be interrogated. Questioning the DGP about the massive human rights abuses perpetrated by the police under his direction were over fifty students, faculty and members from a coalition of South Asian community groups at a conference on Indian Democracy at Berkeley, California, where he was one of the invited speakers.

And some of the ‘confessions’ that emerged from him were startling. The arrest of film maker Ajay T.G., Vishwa Ranjan said, was a ‘technical mistake’. The continued incarceration of Dr Binayak Sen in Raipur jail was the responsibility of the Chhattisgarh government and not the police.

Apparently, the chief police official of Chhattisgarh is so unused to questioning that he became flustered and signed a post-card to the Prime Minister asking for Dr Sen’s release! The card he signed reads ‘The imprisonment of this brave and good man is outrageous. I demand his immediate unconditional release. Read the rest of this entry »

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India’s Maoists: “We will Talk About Justice”

Posted by Rosa Harris on April 6, 2008

Govidan Kutty, editor of People\'s March, IndiaNote from Ka Frank: In this speech, Govindan Kutty describes his experience in jail in Kerala until his release on February 24, as a result of an intense campaign exposing his jailing as an attack on freedom of press in India. Kutty also relates how he received warm support from political prisoners serving long terms in Viyyur jail, and how this support speeded his release. The speech was delivered at the founding meeting of the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners, held New Delhi March 31-April 1 2008.

By P. Govindan Kutty, Editor, People’s March, India

Dear friends, Let them talk about law……………. We will talk about justice.

You all know very well that I bring out People’s March from Jun 2003 which is legal magazine Registered with the Registrar of Newspapers of Government of India and is permitted to post at concessional rates by the Postal Department. It was also put on our dedicated web from Jun 2003. From the very beginning my residence was put under the vigilance scanner of the Government of India. The CBI, IB and Special Branch sleuths used to come to my residence regularly under the pretext of getting a copy of People’s March.

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