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free ajith – the declaration of PCI(Maoist)

free ajith – the declaration of PCI(Maoist)

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COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)

CENTRAL COMMITTEE

16-05-2015
Strongly condemn the arrest of Comrades Murali and Ismail!
Struggle for the release of all the ailing and aged senior Maoist political prisoners!
The notorious and lawless special branch of Maharashtra Police – the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) – arrested Central Committee Member of our Party Comrade Murali Kannamballi (Ajith) from a hospital in Talegaon Dabhade near Pune on 8 May 2015. Comrade Ismail Hamza Chiragpalli, who was attending him in the hospital, was also arrested. They were interrogated for many hours and the next day produced in the court with hoods on their heads and handcuffs on their hands. Speaking to the media while being taken to the court, Comrade Murali, who never denied that he was a member of the CPI(Maoist), protested against the blatantly illegal and inhuman manner in which he was arrested from the hospital while undergoing treatment.
They were also denied the right to an advocate at the time of arrest. Taking at face value the allegations made by the ATS, the judge in a prejudiced manner concluded that the accused were “prima facie involved in anti-national activities” and sent them to ATS custody. The custody was extended several times subsequently, during which the various central and state special intelligence agencies including those from Delhi, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh subjected comrades Murali and Ismail to intense interrogation. Various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) have been invoked against them by implicating them in a number of fabricated cases. The Central Committee of the CPI(Maoist) strongly condemns the Indian government for illegally arresting comrades Murali and Ismail and demands that Murali be given all medical facilities, all the cases framed against them be withdrawn and they be released unconditionally.
Comrade Murali had joined the revolutionary movement while studying in the Regional Engineering College (REC), Kozhikode in the mid-1970s. In February 1976, revolutionaries armed only with rods, wooden staffs and household weapons attacked Kayanna police station near Perambra of Kozhikode and seized arms. Murali and 18 others were accused by the police of involvement in the case. One of the accused P Rajan, a fellow student and a close associate of Murali, was detained by the police, taken to a police camp near Kozhikode, tortured and killed in custody, an incident which led to a massive protest and the resignation of the then Keralam Chief Minister K Karunakaran. Murali too was detained and questioned by the police. The courts later acquitted all of them in the case as the police failed to substantiate their charges. But Murali had already left his studies in 1976 to join the revolutionary movement as a professional revolutionary.
After the all-India movement suffered setbacks and splits in the 1970s, Comrade Murali and other comrades of Keralam had put relentless efforts to unite the fragmented genuine revolutionary forces. As a part of this effort, CPI(ML)[Reorganising Committee] was formed with the merger of Andhra Pradesh Reorganising Committee (APROC) led by Comrade Rawoof and revolutionaries of Keralam led by K Venu and K N Ramachandran. Subsequently, CRC CPI(ML) was formed in 1979. Murali was a leading member of both RC and CRC. Sharp ideological struggles continued against the right deviation and capitulationism of K N Ramachandran and later against the anti-Marxist line of K Venu to uphold and defend the ideological-political-military line of Charu Majumdar and the CPI(ML). Comrade Murali played an important role in this struggle and was among the leading comrades who formed Maoist Unity Centre (MUC) CPI(ML) in the 1990s by rejecting the liquidationist line of Ramachandran and Venu. Soon after the formation of CPI(ML)Naxalbari under the leadership of Comrade Rawoof in 1998, MUC and CPI(ML)Naxalbari merged and Murali became one of its CC members. He took over as the secretary of CPI(ML)Naxalbari after its founding secretary Rawoof retired in 2006 due to age-related illness. Unity efforts between CPI(Maoist) and CPI(ML) Naxalbari which had already started was continued in the period, finally culminating in the merger of the two parties in May 2014. Comrade Murali played a significant role on behalf of CPI(ML)Naxalbari to realise this unity. Since then, he has been performing his responsibilities as a CC member of CPI(Maoist).
In this way, throughout his decades of revolutionary life Comrade Murali contributed to the struggles to defend MLM against revisionists of various hues both in the country and the International Communist Movement. Since the time of the formation of CRC CPI(ML), Comrade Murali had been working in the international sphere for many decades. He always held that the people’s war has to be built in every state to advance India’s New Democratic Revolution and made continuous efforts in this direction. He was part of the efforts to develop the revolutionary movement in Keralam and some other states. He continuously worked for the political education of the cadre and untiringly carried out revolutionary propaganda. He has authored books like Bhoomi, Jathi, Bandhanam (Land, Caste, Bondage) an analysis of the social relations of Keralam from a Marxist perspective published in 2002. He was in the midst of working on a new edition of the book and was completing its English translation at the time of his arrest. He was an editor of a number of magazines including A World to Win, Mass Line and Naxalbari and wrote many articles on various themes over the decades. Since the merger of CPI(Maoist) and CPI(ML)Naxalbari, he has been an editor of the revolutionary online magazine People’s March.
Since Comrade Murali had undergone a heart surgery a few years back, he needed continuous assistance for his recuperation. Comrade Ismail Hamza Chiragpalli, inspired by the Murali’s lifelong dedication in the service of the people, offered his help and has been providing him the much-needed help. Our CC congratulates Comrade Ismail for his selfless service to a senior leader of the country’s revolutionary movement and sends him our revolutionary greetings.
The fact that the Indian government decided to arrest a patient and his aide from the hospital and thrust them into the prison speaks volumes about the utter ruthlessness of the rulers when it comes to suppressing the Maoist revolutionaries and their supporters.
The arrest of Comrade Murali is a part of the countrywide counter-revolutionary war carried out by the Indian ruling classes against the revolutionary movement. In order to crush CPI(Maoist) and to deprive the revolutionary masses of leadership, the reactionary governments are using all means to decimating the party’s leading comrades at all levels and particularly its strategic central leadership. Since the formation of CPI(Maoist), a number of CC comrades have been arrested on false cases and left to languish behind bars in horrific conditions for years at end. A few CC comrades have been killed by the state in fake encounters in a planned manner.
Such attacks have intensified after the Brahmanical Hindu-fascist BJP came to power last year, which lost no time in launching the more cruel, deceptive and deceitful third phase of Operation Green Hunt to damage the Maoist movement. Comrade Murali’s arrest is a result of this.
The enemy was alarmed by the merger of CPI(Maoist) and CPI(ML)Naxalbari and the strengthening of the Maoist movement as a result. Worried that the unity would bolster the movement in the Western Ghats in particular, the central and state governments have been carrying out an intense counter-revolutionary armed campaign in the Keralam-Karnataka-Tamil Nadu tri-junction since the announcement of the merger. Arrests of revolutionaries and democrats in the three states have seen an unprecedented leap in the last one year in the region, mostly in Keralam. Moreover, democratic organisations, civil rights activists and progressive individuals of Keralam who take the side of the oppressed masses have been targeted by the government with arrests, illegal detention, interrogation, surveillance, slapping of false cases, threats, misinformation campaign, etc. Particularly after the Politico-Military Campaign was initiated by the Western Ghats Special Zonal Committee of the Party in November 2014, tens of persons have been picked up on the mere suspicion of being Maoists and imprisoned. Just a couple of weeks before the arrest of comrades Murali and Ismail, the police had arrested our Party’s senior cadres and leading comrades Roopesh, Shyna, Kannan, Anup and Veeramani from Coimbatore and put a plethora of false cases on them.
After these arrests, and particularly with the arrest of Comrade Murali, the ruling classes have claimed that they have “broken the backbone” of the Maoist movement in South India.
Some persons who do not wish the unity of Maoist revolutionaries have tried to portray the arrest as a result of the ‘failed’ merger between CPI(Maoist) and CPI(ML)Naxalbari. Many others have gone even further to claim that the line of protracted people’s war itself is not applicable to the present Keralam. With such arguments they try to sow doubts in the minds of the oppressed masses about the possibility of the Maoist movement taking firm roots in Keralam and in the Western Ghats generally. Such claims, however, have no semblance of truth in them, nor have such opinions anything in common with the interests of the vast oppressed masses. It is true that the movement in the Western Ghats have suffered serious losses due to the recent arrests. Comrade Murali’s arrest in particular is one of the biggest losses suffered by our Party and the CC. But to consider these losses as a reflection of the failure of the Maoist movement or the failure of the merger between CPI(Maoist) and CPI(ML) Naxalbari is to demonstrate one’s own failure to understand the real source of strength of a revolutionary movement and the real essence of a revolutionary unity. At the basis of the unity of revolutionary forces is the ideological-political line, which gets strengthened and enriched through every genuine merger. CPI(Maoist) got strengthened, the movement in the South West Region got a new boost and the new battlefront in the Western Ghats was further reinforced as a result of the merger with CPI(ML) Naxalbari.
Guided by the correct revolutionary line our Party and following correct polices and tactics, the movement in the WG zone will no doubt advance through ups and downs by boldly overcoming the temporary losses and reversals in its onward march. The CC, CPI(Maoist) appeals to the revolutionary, democratic and progressive forces of Keralam and the country – political and civil rights organisations and activists, democratic intellectuals, artistes, writers, lawyers, students and the working people to strongly condemn the illegal arrest of comrades Murali and Ismail and demand their early release so that he can avail the urgently needed medical attention. We also call upon them to intensify the efforts to release all the aged and ailing senior Maoist political prisoners detained by the Indian state in various jails of the country.
Abhay
Spokesperson
Central Committee
CPI(Maoist)

ඉන්දියාව – සහෝදර අජිත් වහා නිදහස් කරනු!

ඉන්දියාව –  සහෝදර අජිත් වහා නිදහස් කරනු!

India- Free Comrade Ajith!!!

posterajithit

මහාචාර්ය ජී හරාගෝපාල්, ආරක්ෂක කමිටුව, දේශපාලන සිරකරුවන් නිදහස් කරගැනීමේ කමිටුව

වරාවරා රාඕ, සභාපති, විප්ලවීය ප‍්‍රජාතන්ත‍්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණ, ප‍්‍රාරම්භක, විප්ලවීය ලේඛකයින්ගේ සංගමය

රාජ්කිෂෝර්, සම ලේකම්, විප්ලවීය ප‍්‍රජාතන්ත‍්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණ

මහාචාර්ය ජී එන් සායිබාබා, නියෝජ්‍ය ලේකම්, විප්ලවීය ප‍්‍රජාතන්ත‍්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණ

වරාලක්ෂ්මී, ලේකම්, වීරසාම් ( විප්ලවීය ලේඛකයින්ගේ සංගමය)

මහාචාර්ය සී ෂෙෂායියා, සභාපති, ඒපීසීඑල්සී

මහාචාර්ය ජී ලක්ෂ්මන්, සභාපති, තෙලෙන්ගානා සිවිල් නිදහස් කමිටුව

ප‍්‍රජාතන්ත‍්‍රවාදී අයිතීන් පිළිබඳ වූ ක‍්‍රියාකාරිකයි, බුද්ධිමතුන් සහ සිවිල් ස්වාධීනතා කොමිටි මහාරාෂ්ට‍්‍රා රජයට සහ මධ්‍යම රජයට බල කොට සිටී

කේ.මුරලිදරන් සහෝදරයා තදබල හෘදයාබාධයක් නිසා පුනේ රජයේ රෝහලට ඇතුලත් කොට තිබුණු බව මේ වන විට, රට පුරා සහ ලෝකය පුරා ජනතාව දැනගෙන තිබේ.

ඔහුගේ සාත්තුවට අයෙකු සිටිය යුතු වුවද පොලීසිය ඒ සඳහා ඉඩ දී නොමැති බැවින් ඔහු මාරාන්තික උපවාසයක් අරඹා තිබේ. පොලීසිය වෛද්‍යවරුන්ගේ උපදෙස් වලට එරෙහි වීමෙන් ඔහුව මාරාන්තික උපවාසයකට තල්ලූ කොට යවා ඇත. මේ වන විට සිරගතව සිටින ඔහුගේ සෞඛ්‍ය තත්ත්වය බෙහෙවින් අස්ථිර තත්ත්වයකට එළඹ ඇත.

එබැවින්, මහාචාර්ය නෝම් කොම්ස්කි සහ සමස්ත රට පුරා සහ ලෝකය පුරා ප‍්‍රජාතන්ත‍්‍රවාදී අයිතීන් උදෙසා සටන් වදින අනෙකුත් ක‍්‍රියාකාරිකයින් සමග අපි රජයට බල කොට සිටින්නේ ඔහුව තාවකාලිකව ඇප මත නිදහස් කොට රෝහලකට ඇතුල් කොට ඔහුගේ ජීවිතය ආරක්ෂා කර දෙන ලෙසයි. මේ වන විටත් ඔහු හෘද රෝග නිසා බයිපාස් සැත්කමකට මුහුණ දී තිබේ. මේ තත්ත්වය උඩ අපි කේ. මුරලිදරන් සහෝදරයා ගැන කෙටි විස්තරයක් ඉදිරිපත් කරමු.

මුරලි කන්නම්පිලි, හෝ කේ මුරලිදරන් නැතිනම් අජිත් සහෝදරයා (ලිපි වල පෙනී සිටියේ බොහෝ විට මේ නමිනි) ශිෂ්‍යයෙකුව සිටි මුල් දිනවලදී ම සිට කොමියුනිස්ට් දේශපාලනය හා සම්බන්ධ විප්ලවවාදියෙකු වූ ඔහු සිය ඉංජිනේරු උපාධිය හදාරන කාලයේදීම නක්සල්වාදී ව්‍යාපාරය වෙත ඇදී ගියහ. මුලින් සිසුවෙකු ලෙස ව්‍යාපාරයට සම්බන්ධ වූ මුරලි, පසුව එම ව්‍යාපාරයේම ප‍්‍රභාමත් ගුරුවරයෙකු බවට පත්වූහ. ඔහු දේශපාලන ආර්ථශාස්ත‍්‍රයෙහි සහ මාඕවාදී මතවාදය පිළිබඳ එහි සිටි විශිෂ්ඨතම විශාරදයෙකු විය.

ඔහු දැඩි ලෙසම කේ වේනුගේ ධනේශ්වර මතවාදයට විරුද්ධ වූ අතර කේරලයේ ඉන්දියානු කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයේ (මාක්ස්-ලෙනින්වාදී) මධ්‍යම ප‍්‍රතිසංවිධාන කමිටුව ස්ථාපනය කරමින් එහි විප්ලවීය ව්‍යාපාරය ආරක්ෂා කර ගැනීමට සහ වර්ධනය කර ගැනීමට වෙහෙස නොබලා කටයුතු කළහ. ඔහුගේ ප‍්‍රධාන දේශපාලන වැඩ අතර භූමි, ජාති, බන්ධනම් (භූමිය, කුලය සහ දාසභාවය), ඉඩම් පිළිබඳ නව අධ්‍යයනයක්, ප‍්‍රතිසංස්කරණ, කුළය සහ කේරලයේ කෘෂිකාර්මික සම්බන්ධතා, එවේකියන්වාදයට එරෙහිවන්න, එක්සත් ජනපද විප්ලවීය කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයේ ආධානග‍්‍රාහී-සංශෝධනවාදී නායකයා බොබ් එවේකියන් පිළිබඳ මතවාදී විවේචනයක් යනාදිය වේ. ප‍්‍රමුඛපෙළේ මාඕවාදී චින්තකයෙකු සහ න්‍යායාචාර්යවරයෙකු ලෙස, අජිත් විසින් ලිංගය සහ කුළය හා සම්බන්ධ ගැටළු වලට මාඕවාදී දෘෂ්ටියෙන් යුතුව ඉතා වැදගත් ලිපි ගණනාවක්ම රචනා කරන ලදි. ඔහු, ලෝකය මුළුල්ලේ වූ විවිධ මාඕවාදී පක්ෂ සහ සංවිධාන වල සම්බන්ධීකාරක මධ්‍යස්ථානය වූ විප්ලවීය ජාත්‍යන්තරවාදී ව්‍යාපාරය (RIM) විසින් පළ කරනු ලැබූ ජාත්‍යන්තර සඟරාව වූ ‘‘දිනාගැනුමට ලෝකයක් ඇත’’ (A World to Win)සඟරාවෙහි සංස්කාරක විය. කුඩා දරුවකුව සිටියදී සිය පියා වූ කරුනාකර මෙනොන් කන්නම්පිලි, එවකට මහජන චීන සමූහාණ්ඩුවේ, පීකිංහි ඉන්දීය තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ, උපදේශකවරයෙකු ව සිටියදී (1958-61) ඔහු සමග සංචාරය කරන්නට පුරුදුව සිටියහ. එහිදී ඔහු වරක් සභාපති මාඕට මල්දමක් පළඳවන්නට දුර්ලභ අවස්ථාවක් හිමිකර ගත්හ.

ඔහු පසුගිය වසරේ මැයි වලදී පූනේ වල ATS මගින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගන්නා ලද අතර, එතැන් පටන් යෙර්වාද සිරමැදිරියේ රඳවා ඇත. බයිපාස් සැත්කමකට මුහුණ දී සිටින හෘද රෝගියෙකු වූ ඔහු, පපුවේ හටගත් වේදනාවක් නිසා මේ මස 15 වෙනිදා රෝහල් ගත කළහ. කෙසේ හෝ, අධිකාරිය විසින් ඔහුට රෝහලට ඇතුල්වීමට පවා ඉඩ නොහළ අතර පසුව නැවත සිර කුටියට රැගෙන ගියේ මනා ප‍්‍රතිකාරවලින් තොරවය. මෙවන් තීරණාත්මක තත්ත්වයක දී කලට වේලාවට විශේෂඥ ප‍්‍රතිකාර ලබාදීම අත්‍යවශ්‍යය, අධිකාරීහු අමානුෂික ලෙස මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් පවා නොසලකා හැර ඇත. දුෂ්ට පනතක් වන නීතිවිරෝධී ක‍්‍රියාකාරකම් වැළැක්වීමේ පනත (UAPA) යටතේ රඳවාගෙන සිටිනු හැරුණු විට ඔහුට එරෙහිව වෙන කිසිදු චෝදනාවක් නැත. මේ දුෂ්ට නීතිය යටතේ කිසිදු වගවිභාගයකින් තොරව පුද්ගලයින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන කිසිදු හේතුවකින් තොරව හෝ කිසිදු අපරාධ නඩුවකට ලියාපදිංචි නොකොට කිසිදු සාක්ෂියක් නොමැතිව රඳවා තබා ගන්නා අතර ඔහු මේ නීතියට ගොදුරු වූ තවත් එක් අයෙකි. ඇත්ත වශයෙන්ම, මුරලි සිරගත කොට සිටි පසුගිය මාස 15 තිස්සේ ඔහුව උසාවියට ඉදිරිපත් කරනු ලැබුවේ එක් වතාවක් පමණි.

මානව හිමිකම් ක‍්‍රියාධරයින් විසින් අධිකාරීත්වයට දැඩි ලෙස කියනු ලබන්නේ වහාම විශේෂඥ ප‍්‍රතිකාර මුරලිට ලබා දෙන ලෙසත්, එමෙන්ම අඩුම තරමින් ඔහුගේ පුතාට හෝ ඔහු සමග නැවතී ඔහුට සත්කාර කිරීමට ඉඩ ලබා දෙන ලෙසත් නැතිනම් සෞඛ්‍ය තත්ත්වයන් මත ඔහුට ඇප ලබා දෙන ලෙසත්ය. ලෝක ප‍්‍රකට බුද්ධිමතුන් සහ ශාස්ත‍්‍රීය සහ මානව හිමිකම් උපදේශකවරුන් වන නෝම් කොම්ස්කි, ගයත‍්‍රි චක‍්‍රවර්ති ස්පිවාක්, පාර්තා චටර්ජී, ආනන්ද් ටෙල්ටුම්බේ, ප‍්‍රභාත් පට්නායික්, බර්නාඩ් ඞී මෙලෝ, මීනා කන්දසාමි යන අය අත්සන් කළ මෑත ප‍්‍රකාශනයෙන් අධිකාරීන් අමතමින් ‘‘සාධාරණ, විනිවිදභාවයෙන් යුතු සහ කඩිනම් නඩු විභාගයක් මුරලිදරන් වෙනුවෙන් සහතික කරන ලෙසත් නැතිනම් ඇප මත ඔහුව නිදහස් කරන ලෙසත්’’ සිදු කළ ඉල්ලීම ඉන්දීය රජයේ නිහඬතාවයට හෝ නැතිනම් දේශපාලන සිරකරුවන් විනාශ කර දැමීමට සහ ඔවුන්ගේ හඬ නිහඬ කර දැමීමට ඇති අභිලාශයට එරෙහිව ජාත්‍යන්තර පරිමාණයෙන් සහයෝගීතාවයක් සහ විරෝධතාවයක් ඉස්මතු කරයි.

මහාචාර්ය ජී හරාගෝපාල්, ආරක්ෂක කමිටුව, දේශපාලන සිරකරුවන් නිදහස් කරගැනීමේ කමිටුව

වරාවරා රාඕ, සභාපති, විප්ලවීය ප‍්‍රජාතන්ත‍්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණ, සම ආරම්භක, විප්ලවීය ලේඛකයින්ගේ සංගමය

රාජ්කිෂෝර්, සම ලේකම්, විප්ලවීය ප‍්‍රජාතන්ත‍්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණ

මහාචාර්ය ජී එන් සායිබාබා, නියෝජ්‍ය ලේකම්, විප්ලවීය ප‍්‍රජාතන්ත‍්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණ

වරාලක්ෂ්මී, ලේකම්, වීරසාම් ( විප්ලවීය ලේඛකයින්ගේ සංගමය)

මහාචාර්ය සී ෂෙෂායියා, සභාපති, ඒපීසීඑල්සී

මහාචාර්ය ජී ලක්ෂ්මන්, සභාපති, තෙලෙන්ගානා සිවිල් නිදහස් කමිටුව

හයිද්‍රාබාද්

2016 සැප්තැම්බර් 8

 

India – press news about K Muralidharan

India – press news about K Muralidharan

ATS adds statements of ‘sympathisers’ to make a strong case against ‘Naxal’ leader
THE Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), which is likely to file a chargesheet against alleged Naxal ideologue K Muralidharan, has included the statements of suspected ‘sympathisers’ who were persuaded by Muralidharan to join the Naxal stir. The counter-terrorism agency is likely to file a chargesheet against Muralidharan in the coming week under certain sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code( IPC).
In May, the ATS arrested top Maoist leader K Muralidharan alias Thomas Joseph alias Skaria alias Gopi alias Raghavan alias Ajith (62) and his aide Ismail Hamaza Chiragpilli alias Pravin alias James Mathew (29) from Talegaon Dabhade area, about 30 kms from Pune. In May 2014, Muralidharan, the national secretary of CPI(ML) Naxalbari, had merged his party with the CPI(Maoist) and was made the central committee member. After becoming a central committee member, Muralidharan was assigned the task to strengthen the outfit’s base in Pune and was therefore camping in Talegaon to scout for new members, the ATS claims.
To assert this claim, the agency has included the statements of over a dozen people from Pune, mainly comprising college students and businessmen. Sources claim that in 2014, these people, who are now witnesses, were approached by Muralidharan to join the outfit. “With the help of the absconding accused, Sanjay Deepak Rao (51), who allegedly provided logistic support, Muralidharan set up his base in Talegaon. He was able to approach a few and was in the process of ‘brainwashing’ them,” a senior official said.
“The witnesses have narrated the accounts in which they were persuaded to join,” added the officer. “A base in Pune was a part of the larger plan to expand their activities in the Western Ghats,” the official added. The police claim that other than the statements, they have recovered alleged ‘Naxal literature’, mostly in Marathi, English and Malayalam, and fake adhaar and PAN cards from the Talegaon safe house. In its chargesheet, the ATS will mention the new hideouts of the outfit, especially those in the central forest.
It will also throw light on the meetings between Muralidharan and alleged top Naxal leader Muppalla Lakshmana Rao alias Ganapathy. “Muralidharan has shared details of the treacherous travel he had to undertake to meet the man on whom there is a bounty of Rs 2.5 crore. Ganapathy, the general secretary of the CPI(Maoist) touted as the topmost Naxal leader in the country,” said an officer. Sources say Muralidharan has told investigators that the process of meeting Ganapathy would commence with a human courier suddenly landing up at his doorstep and passing on the message to get on to a train to a particular state and meet another courier at a certain place.

The human courier and Muralidharan would board a state-run bus and alight in an interior village. Soon, the courier would blindfold him and they would walk straight for two days. After his blindfolds would come off, Muralidharan could only see tall trees on all sides. He would then undertake another two-day journey though the forest to finally reach a ‘safe house’ where Ganapathy would meet him. “Other than the elaborate travels, the only detail he has shared are the names of the states such as Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka where he has travelled to meet him,” said the officer.

Merger Declaration of CPI(Maoist) and CPI(M-L)Naxalbari

Communist Party of India (Maoist)
Central Committee
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May 1, 2014

Merger Declaration of CPI(Maoist) and CPI(M-L)Naxalbari
Hail the Merger of the Maoist Parties in India into a Single Party!

(Released to the press by comrades Abhay and Krantipriya, spokespersons of the respective parties)

On this occasion of the International day of the world proletariat, the glorious May Day, we the Maoists of India, with a great sense of responsibility and firm conviction, announce the merger of the CPI (Maoist) and CPI(M-L) Naxalbari into a single party, to be known as CPI(Maoist). Thus strengthening the vanguard of the Indian proletariat, which is a contingent of the world proletariat, we dedicate ourselves evermore firmly to the cause of the Indian revolution and the world proletarian revolution.

The Maoist movement took form through the great Naxalbari uprising of 1967. Inspired and led by comrades Charu Mazumdar and Kanhai Chatterjee, founder leaders of our party, thousands of leaders, cadres and masses laid down their invaluable lives to advance the revolutionary movement and build a strong party.

After the setback of early 1970s and the martyrdom of comrade Charu Mazumdar, the communist revolutionary forces were divided into many groups. The genuine revolutionaries while trying to build the movement in their respective areas made serious attempts to unify all revolutionaries into a single party. In the course of this process over the last four decades the two main streams represented by the erstwhile CPI (ML) (People’s War) and the MCCI merged into a single party, the CPI (Maoist), on 21st September 2004. This marked a qualitative leap in realizing a long drawn aspiration of the workers, peasants and other oppressed masses to build a single directing centre leading the new democratic revolutionary war in India to success and marching forward to establishing socialism and then communism. Similarly, the CPI (ML) Naxalbari made serious efforts to unify all genuine Maoist forces by fighting against the revisionism of erstwhile CRC, CPI (ML) led by the liquidationist K. Venu and Red Flag led by the opportunist KN Ramachandran. As a culmination of these processes the two parties the CPI (Maoist) and CPI (ML) Naxalbari have unified, thus our party, the CPI (Maoist), have been further strengthened. This unification has proved beyond doubt that, on the one hand, by mobilising oppressed masses in Protracted People’s War against the ruling classes and imperialism and, on the other, by adhering to Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and the revolutionary line of the party and waging persistent struggle against the revisionists and liquidationists, all the genuine Maoist forces can unite into a single party, however long a process it might be. Our party shall continue the task of unifying all the genuine revolutionary forces functioning in various ML groups.

The unified party takes Marxism-Leninism-Maoism as its guiding ideology and deepens its understanding by upholding, defending and applying it creatively. Continuously summing up the lessons of its revolutionary practice and learning from the experiences of the revolutionary contingents of the proletariat and struggling people all over the world it develops its line and practice. It shoulders the tasks of carrying out the anti-feudal, anti-imperialist new democratic revolution. This revolution leads to socialism and further to communism by continuing the revolution through cultural revolutions. Imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism are the targets of the new democratic revolution, whose main content is the armed agrarian revolution. The path of revolution is that of protracted people’s war. The contradiction between feudalism and the broad masses is principal. It considers that the contradiction between imperialism and the oppressed nations and peoples is the principal contradiction at the world level. It is intensifying along with the other basic contradictions in the world.

The unity now achieved gives a boost to the capacity of the CPI (Maoist) to better fulfill its role as the vanguard of the Indian revolution. Over decades of arduous struggle, sacrificing thousands of lives of great communist leaders, red fighters and oppressed masses, the CPI (Maoist) has developed the people’s war in India to the level where guerilla bases and red political power, in the form of Revolutionary Peoples Committees, have been established in central and eastern India, protected by the People’s Liberation Guerilla Army and the People’s Militia. This has been achieved by fighting against most vicious suppression campaigns, now concentrated in Operation Green Hunt – a war against the people. As part of this, tens of thousands of people have been brutally attacked. Murder, rape, burning down houses and destroying crops, forcible displacement and many other inhuman practices are common. Now the Indian state is actively rehearsing airborne and ground attack with its air force and army. But despite this murderous onslaught the protracted people’s war continues to advance in waves. The recent expansion it has made in the southern part of the Western Ghats situated along the western coast of the Indian peninsula is proof that the flames of revolution will continue to spread till the Indian state, this pillar of imperialism in South Asia, is destroyed.

When the imperialists and their lackey ruling classes all over the world are trapped in an unabated crisis, the favourable revolutionary situation in the world has led to intense class struggles in the imperialist world and people’s wars led by Maoists and anti-imperialist struggles by other forces in oppressed countries. In India, on the one hand, the ruling classes have deployed four lakhs of its mercenary forces in central and eastern India, where the class struggle has reached the stage of intense revolutionary civil war, emerging as a revolutionary alternative, which is inspiring vast oppressed masses towards revolution and is concretised in the formation of People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) and the new democratic state in its embryonic form. It is stepping up militarisation of Western Ghats to crush the budding revolutionary armed struggle. On the other hand, it is forcibly thrusting the anti-people globalisation policies on the workers, peasants, adivasis, dalits, women and other oppressed masses, leading to an increase in militant struggles. Utilising this favourable situation the party will make greater efforts to advance the revolutionary movement to a higher level and better fulfill its international tasks. It will strive go all out to mobilise the masses in lakhs, intensify and expand the guerrilla war, meet the critical challenges faced by the revolutionary movement and overcome them.

Painfully aware of the deep suffering and misery in which the vast majority of the people are forced to live in India and the world over by the inhuman world imperialist system, conscious of the devastation caused by this system on the global environment and the very existence of life on this earth, cherishing the memories of the thousands of martyrs who laid down their lives for the cause of communism, and rallying under the Red Flag crimson with their blood, we pledge to make this unity we have achieved a powerful weapon of revolution.

Ganapathy
General Secretary
CPI(Maoist)

Ajith
Secretary
CPI(ML)Naxalbari

Caste Away Illusions! Boycott Elections!

Caste Away Illusions! Boycott Elections!

The filthy scramble for seats. A deluge of defections. Casteist and communal calculations in evaluating candidates’ prospects. A sickening repetition of false promises. Crores of black money pumped in to buy allegiances and votes – make no mistake, that ugly spectacle of parliamentary elections is on.

The rulers tell us that this is our golden opportunity to make choices.

Choose between whom?

When all of them insist on more of imperialist globalisation …

When all of them avoid any meaningful steps to end feudal exploitation and oppression …

When all of them approve of even more brutal repression against those who fight back …

When all of them shamelessly record their swelling personal wealth, election after election …

Where is the difference?

What about the threat of Brahminic fascism concretised in the campaign of Modi the murderer? Shouldn’t we elect those who oppose this? The danger is real. But this Sangh Parivar agenda is not the whole story. Brahminic, communal fascism extends far beyond it. It is present in the ghettoisation and persecution of Muslims, in the exclusion and suppression of Dalits, Adivasis and other oppressed sections, in the anti-women acts allowed and even promoted by the Indian state. Which is the ruling class party free from all this?

What about corruption, stolen public money, the Swiss bank hordes? Shouldn’t we rally behind those who stand against this? Yes, we must bring the corrupt to justice. But what about the crores of stolen surplus labour, the plundered resources of the land, the lakhs of people driven off their land, destroyed habitats and environment  what about the criminal exploitative system that breeds living on the backs of others and glorifies personal profit? What should we make of the immoral silence on these matters by those who claim to represent the common people? Where is the parliamentary party that stands for ending the existing system, the root of corruption?

The people need equitable, sustainable, all round development  not the growth of crorepathies and their mansions, nor the juggling of statistics to hide the misery of millions.

The people need the power to decide their own destiny.

Today these are not just dreams. They are becoming real in the embryonic peoples power that have emerged in the central and eastern regions of our country. This new society, free of exploitation and domination, was built through decades of struggle, through people’s war led by a Maoist party.

All the parliamentary parties are one in seeking to sink these islands of real hope in a sea of blood. All of them are involved in carrying out a brutal ‘war on the people’ to destroy these pockets of real people’s power. Their elections are in fact another means to carry this out by dividing the people and strengthening their ensnarement in reformist illusions.

We must get organised. We must unite to fight back and destroy these anti-people forces. We must open new war fronts and expand the pockets of red power all over the country. This is the only genuine alternative.

Strengthen the People’s War!

Join in Building a New Democratic India!

Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) NAXALBARI

March 2014

In Memory of Comrade S. A. Rawoof

Central Organising Committee, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) NAXALBARI

February 20, 2014

In Memory of Comrade S. A. Rawoof

Comrade Sheik Abdul Rawoof (Viswam), who was Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) NAXALBARI till he retired in 2006, passed away on the 9th of February, at the age of 89. He was suffering from age related diseases. Before laying his body to rest on the 11th evening at his home village of Kuttagulla (Kadiri Taluq, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh) it was kept for public viewing for two days. Thousands of people came from far flung areas to see their dear comrade one last time.

Comrade Rawoof, popularly known as ‘SAR’, leaves behind inspiring memories of a life wholly dedicated to the cause of the people, to revolution. While a student he was attracted to the Communist Party of India.  Those were the tumultuous years of the anti-colonial struggle and, most importantly, the great Telengana peasant armed struggle led by the communist party.   Soon enough comrade Rawoof became a party member and remained a communist throughout. He was dissatisfied by the CPI’s deviation to the electoral path. But, under discipline, he had to contest local elections and unwillingly became the first communist municipal chairman of Kadiri. True to his revolutionary character that post was transformed by him into one of a fighter. He refused to be cut off from the masses by the pomposity of office and, even more, firmly resisted all attempts to make him a tool of anti-people acts sought to be enforced through the local body.

When the rebellion within the CPI led to the formation of the CPI (Marxist) he immediately joined it. Soon enough he realised that this was nothing more than a disguised version of that old revisionism. Then the great peals of Naxalbari thundered in the Indian sky. Rawoof immediately rallied with the new revolutionary polarisation. Yet, confusion was being created by the centrist stand of Nagi Reddy who was then the most prominent leader seen as a supporter of the Naxalbari armed rebellion in Andhra Pradesh. This was quite a problem in the Rayalseema region, from where Nagi Reddy came, and, which was then Rawoof’s center of activity. Yet the comrade’s steadfast revolutionary convictions soon lead him to unite with those struggling against Nagi Reddy’s rightism. He linked up with the comrades in Srikakulam who were already carrying out armed struggle guided by comrade Charu Majumdar and became a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist). Following the directive of the party he left his occupation as a lawyer and became a professional revolutionary. He remained that till the very last years of his life; until he was forced to live under continuous medical supervision.

Rawoof was elected a member of the Andhra Pradesh State Committee of the CPI (M-L) in its State Conference in 1970. Though elected as a member of the delegation from AP to the 1970 Party Congress he couldn’t participate due to some technical glitches.  He remained a member of AP State Committee till his arrest in 1973. While in jail two significant developments led to a new chapter in Rawoof’s political life. The AP State Committee led by Kondapalli Seetharamiya (KS) openly called for a ‘suspension’ of armed struggle arguing that this was necessary for a reorganisation and re-launching of the armed struggle by utilising the new opportunities given by the post-Emergency situation. This was not consulted with Rawoof, though that was quite possible in the relaxed atmosphere existing after withdrawal of Emergency. As accounted by Rawoof in his summation, even while being in jail he made all efforts to contact KS and raise his objections to this proposal. They were not accepted. This was also a period when the international Marxist-Leninist movement was also grappling with the capitalist coup in China by the Teng-Hua clique and the Albanian Party’s efforts to utilise the emerging opposition to this as a means of attacking and rejecting Maoism (then termed as Mao Tsetung Thought). Except a few parties and organisations, most in the M-L camp either capitulated to one or the other of these anti-Marxist camps. The AP State Committee supported the Communist Party of China usurped by the Teng-Hua clique and upheld the Three Worlds Theory falsely attributed by them to Mao Tsetung. In view of these factors, Rawoof decided to rebel, break out and lead the formation of a new organisation, known as the AP Reorganisation Committee, CPI (M-L). The correctness of this step remains a matter of debate within the Maoist movement in India. Yet his determination to persist on the path of armed struggle and ideological sharpness in immediately grasping the full import of international developments can never be belittled. It was inspired by a great tradition set by Charu Majumdar. Its basic correctness is confirmed by history, even if certain aspects underlying that decision to rebel and the practical course he subsequently followed may be controversial.

The formation of the APROC under Rawoof’s leadership soon enough led to establishing ties with the Kerala State Committee which was holding similar positions. This led to the formation of the Reorganisation Committee, CPI (M-L) in 1979 (later renamed as Central Reorganisation Committee, CPI (M-L) in its 1st All-India Conference held in 1981). This party played an instrumental role in the struggle to defend Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought (as Maoism was then termed) at the 1st International conference of 1980 and later in the 1984 conference that led to the formation of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement. In all of this Rawoof played an important role as a member of that party’s leading body. He was a staunch internationalist.

During this period Rawoof gave leadership to the development of armed struggle in AP, facing up to savage state repression which took the lives of many comrades. Rawoof himself was arrested in 1983 and jailed for 3 years and later for 4. (He was imprisoned for a total of 12 years during his plus five decades long revolutionary life.) Meanwhile he took up the struggle against the rightist positions being advanced by the CRC leadership. In 1985, while still in jail, he led a split against it when it formally launched itself on a disastrous course of liquidation. Later in 1989 he joined the CPI (M-L) Red Flag since it was accepting the 1970 program of the CPI (M-L). When it started deviating from these positions he struggled against this, finally leading to comrades of two States, AP and Karnataka, breaking off and forming the CPI (M-L) Naxalbari. They and the Maoist Unity Center, CPI (M-L) then merged in 1999, as CPI (M-L) Naxalbari. Rawoof was its Secretary till 2006.

Rawoof was a staunch follower of Charu Majumdar. His firm adherence to Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and loyalty to Charu Majumdar’s positions were his ideological mainstays, tempered with an intense hatred towards the oppressors. While firm in his ideological orientation, he was also critically aware of the shortcomings in his grasp and application. He frankly admitted in his summation report, “We failed to correctly implement the line of area wise seizure of political power…annihilations, which were not linked to the seizure of political power turned out to be only militant economism and the whole activity was roving guerrilla activity…”.  He accepted his own role in the setbacks and admitted that he “was given to spontaneity to extend the movement without preparing the cadres ideologically and organisationally and on questions of military line.” For various reasons, some beyond his control, this awareness could not be translated into a timely and deep going rectification.

If Rawoof had a track record of rebelling against what he saw as wrong line and leadership, this was never given to a narrow group mentality. That much is well proven by his efforts for unity, for building a unified all-India party. It was also proven by his keenness to value and learn from the revolutionary experiences of other Maoist parties, even when disagreeing with them. In a letter written to the CPI (M-L) Red Flag leadership he wrote, “CRC never discussed about the revolutionary movement led by different ML organisations, particularly PW, MCC and Party Unity, which are in armed struggle. It is very unfortunate that CRC is taking a very negative attitude towards PW… Is it not necessary that we should learn from both the positive and negatives aspects of the revolutionary movement led by that party, which has become the main target of state repression?” This broad heartedness, this steadfast Maoist attitude of learning even from those with whom one disagrees, will always shine as an example for generations of communists.

His communist qualities, capacity to integrate with the people, simple living, willingness for hardship and absolute faith in the party and the people have forever endeared him. Rawoof was amazing in his capacity to effortlessly bridge the age-gap and win over the young to the cause of revolution. For all the signs of aging so visible on him, his was not the ‘wrinkled gaze of the elderly’. There was never a distance, the aloofness of ‘seniority’, with them. If he was affectionately called ‘Thatha’ (grandfather) by young comrades, this was one who was quite the opposite in his relations with them.

Comrade S.A. Rawoof is no more with us, now physically. Already for the past few years, debilitated by growing dementia, he was in disconnect – unable to recognise his close associates, unable to meaningfully communicate with them. In the initial stages, the intense struggle he was waging to resist the advance of that condition could be seen in flashes of political terms in his broken conversations. But that too would soon end. It was cruel to stand witness to this communist fighter’s plight, his gaze now made vacant by disease. It was painful to recollect that sharp look and decisive voice, so stark in contrast to the dullness now seen. It was difficult to relate this indifferent person to that bundle of energy, that empathy and concern for the people and his comrades.

We honour this great communist revolutionary by dipping the Red Flag!

We honour him by dedicating ourselves even more to the realisation of the revolutionary aims he lived for, for his long cherished desire to achieve the unity of Maoists in India into a single party!

support to Naxalbarai No:4 against avakianism

support to Naxalbarai No:4 against avakianism

Naxalbari No: 4

Naxalbari No: 4

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declaration of Itali Maoist

PCm Italy supports the text ‘ against avakianism’ of CP (ML) Naxalbari and
calls all mlm parties and organisations -in the ex-RIM and out of the RIM –
to support this text as one of the texts in preparation, towards
International Seminar and International Conference of all mlm parties and
organisations that Special Meeting of some MLM Parties and organizations of
the RIM with a Final Document and Call have proposed for the nexts months
2013-2014.

PCm Italy
12 july 2013