Stop Operation Green Hunt

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India wages war on its people
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In Hindi Adivasi means first people and is used also as a self-description. Since the Indo-european settlement the mostly Dravidic Adivasis have been oppressed. They either remain below the Hindu caste system or got integrated at its lowest rank – like untouchables or Dalits. The Indian constitution deliberately avoided the notion Adivasi to ward off possible political claims emanating from the meaning.

Neo-liberal globalisation of the last decades rendered the situation of the indigenous people untenable. The government sells out their habitat to large co-operation who are keen to exploit the mineral riches. Dam projects, savage plunder and destruction of nature, special economic zones (SEZ) – the Adivasis are being driven from their land and livelihood by millions and forced into starvation.

But resistance is rising mainly led by Maoists (in India called Naxals). The rebellion of the autochthon people is being confronted with brute force: by big landowners, Hindu chauvinist forces, government sponsored tribal militias (called Salva Judum) and all kind of governmental armed services. Unison New Delhi and Washington are trumpeting about the war on terror. In the “largest democracy of the world” laws are being instituted which bring you for years behind bars should you dare to politically support the uprising. The corporate media remains silent. They care about democracy only in enemy states.

In some regions of extreme poverty there are pockets of liberated zones which are being administered by self-organisation thanks to Maoist leadership. Based on collectivist traditions self-sustained development is undertaken: common work for irrigation, ecologically adapted agrarian techniques, small craft, education, health care, people’s judiciary. We are in front of a non-capitalist path of development.

The Adivasi struggle as well for the preservation of their culture, the recognition of their languages and the creation of new states within the Indian union.

Despite the very fact that the conflict is secular it assumed the form of an open full-fletched war only recently claiming up to a 1.000 victims per year. And the Indian government is only starting its campaign called “Green hunt”. The outcome of the struggle is unclear. It can only be won if other oppressed sections of society can be drawn inside the struggle.

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India: Democracy and Ban cannot go together

English
Tue, 11/24/2009
On the ban of the Naxalites

by Amit Bhattacharyya

In the recent days, two important developments took place in the national scene—both of which have far-reaching implications. One, of course, is the battle for Lalgarh. The second—that has some bearing on the Lalgarh movement also--is the banning of the CPI(Maoist) after it was tagged to the long list of what the central government described as ‘terrorist organizations’. It implies that the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2008(UAPA) would henceforth be applied to the members of the Maoist party or people sympathetic to their cause.

When the State Declares War on the People

English
Sun, 11/15/2009
A 15 minute Trailer on the Human Rights Violations in Chhattisgarh resulting from Operation Green Hunt

Director: Gopal Menon

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rygJzzutBOg
www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Kvl3e1MlM

We have been hearing many stories about the human rights violations before and after Operation Green Hunt was announced. Allegations and counter-allegations have been going around. Fact-finding investigations have uncovered the atrocities security forces are committing in these areas, but now those very findings are being questioned.

"We Shall Certainly Defeat the Government"

English
Sat, 10/17/2009
The supreme commander of CPI (Maoist) talks to <a href="www.openthemagazine.com/article/nation/we-shall-certainly-defeat-the-government">Open magazine</a> on October 17, 2009 in his first-ever interview.

At first sight, Mupalla Laxman Rao, who is about to turn 60, looks like a school teacher. In fact, he was one in the early 1970s in Andhra Pradesh’s Karimnagar district. In 2009, however, the bespectacled, soft-spoken figure is India’s Most Wanted Man. He runs one of the world’s largest Left insurgencies—a man known in Home Ministry dossiers as Ganapathi; a man whose writ runs large through 15 states. The supreme commander of CPI (Maoist) is a science graduate and holds a B Ed degree as well. He still conducts classes, but now they are on guerilla warfare for other senior Maoists.

Communist governed West Bengal lashes out against indigenious revolt

English
Tue, 06/30/2009
The Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP) strongly condemns the arrest and media trial of Gour Chakravarty, the West Bengal State Spokesperson of the CPI (Maoist).

Condemn the arrest of Gour Chakravarty, West Bengal state spokesperson of CPI (Maoist)! Release him unconditionally!

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