Konnath Muraleedharan, nom de guerre Ajith, leader of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), in prison since 2015 along with comrade Ismail Hamza, and for all political prisoners in India.
Ajith was captured while he was under care for complicated heart diseases.
Since his capture, calls have multiplied in the world to defend his health and obtain his release. Along with revolutionaries of every continent, many human rights organizations and groups for the defense of and political prisoners joined such calls as well as and world-renowned personalities of cultural and social life.
On February 25th, the High Court of Mumbay granted bail for hum, but suspended this decision, to give his persecutors time to prepare the appeal.
Comrade Ajith was jailed for imputation related to the infamous UAPA, a draconian law whose the most consistent democratic sectors have been demanding repeal for years.
The only crime committed by comrade Ajith is to have devoted his whole life to the tireless struggle against oppression. Class oppression, caste oppression, gender oppression, national oppression, against the imperialist oppression that generates them all and for the revolution and social justice.
Yes! Comrade Ajith did all this, he dedicated his life to the relentless struggle against the system that exploits, oppresses, crushes and sucks the blood of hundreds of millions of damned on the earth!
Comrade Ajith is a great internationalist who has always worked to unite the communists of the whole world in a single world organization, first by engaging in the struggle to raise the unity and ideological and political line of the RIM, then, after its collapse, continuously striving for a second step, to give the world proletariat a new international organization based on MLM and the struggle against revisionist positions that had liquidated the MRI.
Comrade Ajith worked for the unity of the proletarians of the imperialist countries with the oppressed peoples in the countries oppressed by imperialism, against any equivocal position of “imperialist internationalism”, or “Third Worldism”, giving an important contribution with his theoretical work with which analyzed in depth the reality of classes, castes, class sectors in a sub-continent such as India, but also by turning its attention to the struggles of the world proletariat and to the analysis of contemporary trends of the imperialist system, states and governments.
Throughout his life Comrade Ajith worked for the unity of the communists in India in a single party, since the end of the 80s, when he opposes, resists and finally defeats the opportunist line prevailing in the leadership of his own party, until the successful conclusion, in 2014, of the merger process of the PCI (ML) [Naxalbari] of which he was secretary with the PCI (Maoist). Ajith’s work gave an important contribution both practical terms, to advance and extend of the people’s war, as well in theory and ideology, to develop the strategy and tactics that will lead the people’s war to victory.
Comrade Ajith has always worked against the tendency to imperialist war, in support of liberation struggles and proletarian struggles against fascism and imperialism, both in the oppressed countries and in the imperialist countries, always pointing out precisely who are the true and false friends of these struggles and on which line we have to delimit our field.
Comrade Ajith is a great Marxist-Leninist-Maoist theorist who has always fought revisionism, opportunism and child extremism in the communist movement around the world. Exemplary are his criticism of Avakianism and the acute analysis of the process that interrupted the revolution in Nepal, and the ground for revisionist degeneration.
Comrade Ajith has always strongly supported, since the very beginning, the constitution and construction of the Communist Party in Italy and us Italian Maoists. He never made us miss his support and precious indications.
Freedom for Ajith and all political prisoners in India!
Long live people’s war
Long live proletarian internationalism
Long live the world proletarian revolution