Saturday, January 16, 2010




Saturday, January 9, 2010


TIMES OF INDIA: 08-01-2010
Suchandana Gupta/TNN

Bhopal: Tribals angry with activists fighting for human rights of Naxalites, while ignoring poor adivasis – threw rotten eggs and tomatoes at Magsaysay award winner Medha Patkar and Sandeep Pandey as they reached Dantewada town in Chattisgarh on Wednesday.

While Patkar, being a woman, did not face much humiliation, her companion Pandey was pulled down from a motorcycle and given a hiding. He was pushed around and asked why activists had done nothing for the tribals, but found cause to support Maoists.

Patkar, who leads the Narmada Bachao Andolan, and Pandey, who founded Asha for education, were on their way to participate in a jan sunwai (people’s court) in the Naxalite-hit areas on Thursday.

Patkar and Pandey were on a bike when the tribals carrying banners of “Maa Danteswari Adivasi Swabhiman Manch” surrounded them asking them to go back.

Shouting slogans like “Wapas jao, wapas jao (Go back), the tribals said NGOs “support Maoists under the pretext of human rights”.

Police resorted to lathicharge to rescue Patkar and Pandey. Dantewada SP Ambreesh Mishra, however, said the two should have been more careful…………..

Thursday, January 7, 2010


The following letter has been sent to the Hon’ble Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi by E-mail


The Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission
New Delhi


Most respected Sir,

As an ordinary humble citizen of the country, I would like to invite your immediate attention to the following fact.

The National Human Rights Commission was very much active during the episodes of Nandigram, Singur and Rizwanur Rahaman. But it is unfortunately maintaining complete silence over gruesome murders committed by the Maoists in West Bengal.

In this connection, it would not be out of place to mention that Arundhati Roy, Mahasweta Devi, Medha Patkar, actress Aparna Sen and other intellectuals and human right activists sharing same opinion and boat are very much apprehensive and worried for the safety and security of the Maoists in India, who have been carrying on their nefarious and criminal inhuman brutalities on the common people ranging from amassing huge wealth, destruction of natural resources, plunder, rape, murder, extortion, blowing up schools, health centres, railway tracks, torture and Kangaroo trial using the indigenous people as pawns and human shields. Out of her utter sympathy and compassion for the Maoist butchers, social activist Arundhati Roy has initiated a mass petition on 12th October 2009 to the Prime Minister of India urging him to stop offensive against them and their brutalities. She has obtained the signatures of respected Noam Chomsky and other renowned dignitaries within the country and abroad to make the petition more acceptable, significant and weighty in order to glorify and justify the Maoist cruelties and violence particularly on the indigenous people. If Arundhati Roy and other signatories were really interested for the well being of the indigenous people, they would have also petitioned openly to the perverted Maoist butchers in the same manner, style and spirit urging them to desist from wreaking havoc on the indigenous people by using them as pawn and shield for suiting the tainted Maoist political agenda. But it is not so. The one and only one aim and objective of the petition is to create sympathy for the Maoists and justify, glorify and legitimize their mindless brutalities.

The society demands timely disposal of the dead body of even a creature. But the entire world witnessed with horror how the dead bodies of 4 poor tribal CPI (M) cadres butchered by Maoist-TMC-Congress-SUCI Alliance were kept in open for 5 days without allowing disposal by the Maoist-TMC criminals at Lalgarh in West Bengal. Their relatives were neither allowed to come near nor touch the bodies. The Maoists and TMC workers danced and sang around the bodies in the same manner as is practiced by cannibals. Their brutality and inhumanity surpassed all limits of human tolerance and society.

These Indian intellectuals and human right activists had played an important role during Nandigram and Singur episodes to extend moral and logical support to the rainbow alliance of TMC, Congress, Maoists and SUCI under Mamata Banerjee. They had unleashed widespread virulent, venomous, exaggerated and politically motivated campaign throughout the world and organised processions, rallies, meetings, and mass signatures and so on against the mainstream Leftists over the unfortunate death of 14 persons in Nandigram resulting from provoked police firing where as they maintain complete silence over regular murders committed by the Maoists. Many of them had directly or indirectly worked actively for the victory of Maoist and Mamata Banerjee supported Congress-TMC-SUCI candidates in West Bengal in the last Parliamentary elections held in May 2009 making the Nandigram, Singur and Rizwanur Rahaman episodes as important election issues.

Despite this, these Indian intellectuals all along shamelessly pretend to be impartial, neutral and non-political.

More than 87% landowners had consented to offer their land for the establishment of an automobile factory at Singur. But it was abandoned due to the political agitation of Mamata Banerjee and her team consisting of opposition political parties, Maoists, some intellectuals, few human right activists and a section of motivated media. Singur had nothing to do with SEZ.

Similarly, in spite of repeated assurances by the Chief Minister of West Bengal that no chemical hub would be set up at Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee and her team had caused the unfortunate incident on 14th March 2007 by way of utter provocation and manipulation resulting in 14 unfortunate deaths.

Had these intellectuals been impartial, unprejudiced and unbiased the incidents of neither Singur nor Nandigram would have taken place.

The Maoist-TMC-Congress-SUCI butchers under the leadership of the Union Railway Minister have murdered brutally hundreds of CPI (M) and other Leftist leaders, cadres and supporters in West Bengal. They have blown up school buildings, health centres, mobile towers, railway lines, railways stations and what not. But these intellectuals and human right activists are maintaining complete silence. They think that only the Maoists are human beings. Except the Maoists, none in the country can have any human rights and the murder of hundreds of people by Maoists is, therefore, justified and a need for the society. So, they have not yet uttered even a single word to condemn the crimes of the Maoists.

Every murder is unfortunate and condemnable. Had this group of intellectuals and human right activists played an impartial role and stopped lending moral and logical support to the Maoist butchers, the unfortunate deaths at Nandigram and other parts of the country could have been avoided easily. But the fact was that Mamata Banerjee and her rainbow alliance needed some dead bodies for winning the parliamentary elections in West Bengal riding over sympathy wave and the intellectuals and human rights activists presented the same in time to suit her political agenda.

The National Human Rights Commission had taken Nandigram, Singur and Rizwanur Rahaman episodes very seriously and sent fact-finding teams to West Bengal. This action on the part of NHRC received wide coverage in the media at that time. But today it is also completely silent over the murders committed by the Maoists in West Bengal and other parts of the country. As a result, this has raised many a questions in the minds of the people.


No. Name of the victim, Address of the victim, Date of murder

1 Ramjan Mallik, Garbeta, Medinipur (W), 23-01-01
2 Tapan Ghosh, Garbeta, Medinipur (W), 08-04-01
3 Shibaram Satpathi, Sarenga, Bankura, 10-04-01
4 Sudhir Singh Sardar, Banspahari, Medinipur (W), 28-11-01
5 Anil Mahato, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 04-02-02
6 Rampada Majhi, Ranibandh, Bankura, 11-02-02
7 Puntibala Mahato, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 31-05-02
8 Icchhamati Mahato, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 31-05-02
9 Priyanka Mahato (4yrs), Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 31-05-02
10 Ajit Ghosh, Goaltore, Medinipur (W), 09-07-02
11 Golap Mallik, Garbeta, Medinipur (W), 24-04-03
12 Baridbaran Mondal, Banspahari, Medinipur (W) 21-10-03
13 Asit Santra, Goaltore, Medinipur (W), 02-03-04
14 Mahendra Mahato, Bandowan, Purulia, 09-07-05
15 Raghunath Murmu, Barikul, Bankura, 09-07-05
16 Bablu Mudi, Barikul, Bankura, 09-07-05
17 Rabindranath Kar, Bandowan, Bankura, 30-12-05
18 Anandamayi Kar, Bandowan, Bankura, 30-12-05
19 Kartik Singh, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 04-03-06
20 Gatilal Tudu, Barikul, Bankura, 04-03-06
21 Gumai Murmu, Belpahari, Medinipur (W), 08-03-06
22 Jaladhar Mahato, Belpahari, Medinipur (W), 08-03-06
23 Rabi Das, Belpahari, Medinipur (W), 14-06-06
24 Snehashis Das, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 26-05-06
25 Uttam Sardar, Chandpur, Nadia, 19-06-06
26 Swapan Sardar, Chandpur, Nadia, 19-06-06
27 Anil Mahato, Shilda, Medinipur (W), 19-09-06
28 Dinesh Baske, Shilda, Medinipur (W), 19-09-09
29 Pailaram Tudu, Banspahari, Medinipur (W), 09-01-07
30 Rampada Singh, Belpahari, Medinipur (W), 30-03-07
31 Parikshit Singh, Belpahari, Medinipur (W), 30-03-07
32 Manik Mahato, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 27-05-07
33 Rohit Roy, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 10-07-07
34 Bhagirath Karmakar, Barabazar, Purulia, 01-11-07
35 Sufal Mandi, Purulia, Purulia, 20-11-07
36 Govind Singh, Banspahari, Medinipur (W), 06-12-07
37 Sisir Chatterjee, Mangalkote, Burdwan, 01-01-08
38 Pahalan Kumar, Balarampur, Purulia, 01-01-08
39 Ramprasad Mondal, Chapra, Nadia, 02-01-08
40 Mangal Mahato, Banspahari, Medinipur (W), 15-02-08
41 Karam Chand Singh, Belpahari, 22-02-08
42 Subhash Mahato, Belpahari, Medinipur (W), 29-02-08
43 Budhadeb Pathak, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 09-03-08
44 Mukul Tiwari, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 13-04-08
45 Jugol Murmu, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 13-04-08
46 Nabakumar Murmu, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 13-04-08
47 Kshetrapal Majhi, Arsha, Purulia, 19-04-08
48 Sridam Das, Khoirashole, Birbhum, 22-04-08
49 Ganapati Bhadra, Bandowan, Purulia, 04-05-08
50 Debraj Hembram, Balarampur, Purulia, 05-05-08
51 Biswanath Mandi, Goaltore, Medinipur (W), 15-06-08
52 Niranjan Mondal, Nandigram, Medinipur (E), 06-08-08
53 Dulal Garu Das, Garupara, Medinipur (E), 07-08-08
54 Firoj Mondal, Chakdah, Nadia, 01-09-08
55 Satyanarayan Ganguli, Dubrajpur, Birbhum, 05-09-08
56 Sunil Halsana, Chakdah, Nadia, 16-09-08
57 Mansoor Alam, Goalpokhar, Dinajpur (N), 17-09-08
58 Nandalal Mistri, Rajnagar, Birbhum, 22-09-08
59 Amar Ghugu, Patrasayar, Bankura, 04-10-08
60 Prodyut Maiti (Naru), Khejuri, Midnapur (E), 10-10-08
61 Mahidul Seikh, Harirampur, Dinajpur (S), 14-10-08
62 Alauddin Molla, Haroa, 24, Parganas (N), 20-10-08
63 Kutub Mondal, Galsi, Burdwan, 21-10-08
64 Satyajit Mondal, Karanjora, Bankura, 22-10-08
65 Debi Prasad Singh, Ausgram, Burdwan, 24-10-08
66 Shankar Rauth, Canning, 24, Parganas (S), 27-10-08
67 Indrajit Muda, Banspahari, Midnapur (W), 31-10-08
68 Seikh Sanai, Khoirashole, Birbhum, 04-11-08
69 Mrinal Sarkar, Nakasipara, Nadia, 05-11-08
70 Namita Sarkar, Nakasipara, Nadia, 05-11-08
71 Mazid Seikh, Baharampur, Murshidabad, 12-11-08
72 Panu Bouri, Patrasayar, Bankura, 14-11-08
73 Sheetkantha Mondal, Kandi, Murshidabad, 21-11-08
74 Mostaque Ahmad, Bolepur, Birbhum, 21-11-08
75 Qurban Seikh, Mayureswar, Birbhum, 11-12-08
76 Gaja Mohammad, Islampur, Dinajpur (N), 13-12-08
77 Uttam Roy, Jangipara, Hooghly, 16-12-08
78 Arshad Ali, Dalkhola, Dinajpur (N), 23-12-08
79 Dilip Manna, Purshura, Hooghly, 23-12-08
80 Dasrathi Ghosh, Bhatar, Burdwan, 12-01-09
81 Shamsur Alam Mallick, Indas, Bankura, 16-01-09
82 Motibur Rahaman, Kushmundi, Dinajpur (S), 26-01-09
83 Sujit Dasgupta, Dumdum, 24, Parganas (N), 27-01-09
84 Sambhu Dasgupta, Dumdum, 24, Parganas (N), 27-01-09
85 Nandalal Pal, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 01-02-09
86 Haradhan Majhi, Balarampur, Purulia, 03-02-09
87 Biswanath Digar, Ranibandh, Bankura, 08-02-09
88 Sujit Ponda, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-02-09
89 Nurul Islam Dewan, Raina, Burdwan, 22-02-09
90 Jharna Mandi, Dhaniakhali, Hooghly, 26-02-09
91 Sumana Mandi, Dhaniakhali, Hooghly, 26-02-09
92 Tapas Mondal, Naihati, 24, Parganas (N), 03-03-09
93 Saiyad Ali Bhuiyan, Jaipur, Bankura, 11-03-09
94 Subol Kajli, Khejuri, Midnapur (E), 14-03-09
95 Subodh Barik, Mugberia, Midnapur (E), 15-03-09
96 Ansar Ali, Gangarampur, Dinajpur (S), 17-03-09
97 Himadri Patra, Boga, Midnapur (E), 17-03-09
98 Gopal Mondal, Beharampur, Murshidabad, 18-03-09
99 Soharab Ali Dewan, Raina, Burdwan, 18-03-09
100 Durga Deshwal, Bhulabheda, Midnapur (W), 18-03-09
101 Santosh Mahato, Bhulabheda, Midnapur (W), 18-03-09
102 Bijay Shaw, Titagarh, 24, Parganas (N), 18-03-09
103 Kanai Kumar, Arsha, Purulia, 28-03-09
104 Ganesh Das, Bhagwanpur, Midnapur (E), 28-03-09
105 Ashim Mondal, Bahulabheda, Midnapur (W), 10-04-09
106 Hambir Mandi, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 21-04-09
107 Shakti Sen, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 21-04-09
108 Gopinath Murmu, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 22-04-09
109 Baikunth Mahato, Supurdihgram, Purulia, 23-04-09
110 Bibhuti Singh Sardar, SD Gram, Purulia , 23-04-09
111 Bhaben Dig, Haripal, Hooghly, 27-04-09
112 Manowar Hossain Jamadar, Amta, Howrah, 07-05-09
113 Kashinath Mondal, Jangipur, Murshidabad, 07-05-09
114 Chandu Dolui, Bagnan, Howrah, 08-05-09
115 Seikh Saidul, Bagnan, Howrah, 08-05-09
116 Seikh Babua, Bagnan, Howrah, 08-05-09
117 Seikh Aksar, Nandigram, Midnapur (E), 09-05-09
118 Abdullah Khan, Nandigram, Midnapur (E), 09-05-09
119 Mahiuddin Khan, Tamluk, Midnapur (E), 10-05-09
120 Joynal Molla, Canning, 24, Parganas (S), 13-05-09
121 Manu Singh, Bandowan, Purulia, 15-05-09
122 Momtaj Seikh, Raninagar, Murshidabad, 16-05-09
123 Arvind Mondal, Chari Antapur, Maldah, 17-05-09
124 Bibek Barman, Goksadanga, Coochbihar, 19-05-09
125 Kartik Mohaladar, Ratua, Maldah, 22-05-09
126 Dinesh Mahato, Balarmpur, Purulia, 23-05-09
127 Manoranjan Naskar, Bishnpur, 24, Pgs. (S), 23-05-09
128 Santosh Barman, Nandigram, Midnapur (E), 25-05-09
129 Bhondulal Munda, Jhalda, Purulia,, 25-05-09
130 Apurba Ghosh, Krishnanagar, Nadia, 28-05-09
131 Nuruddin Seikh, Rampurhat, Birbhum, 31-05-09
132 Sayantika Rakhit, BN Nagar, Midnapur (E), 01-06-09
133 Khalek Molla, Haroa, 24, Parganas (N), 02-06-09
134 Dinesh Deb Singh, GR Pur, Dinajpur (S), 06-06-09
135 Govind Samanta, Panshkura, Midnapur (E), 06-06-09
136 Mamoni Kishku, Binpur, Midnapur (W), 06-06-09
137 Kinkar Dolui, Panchla, Howrah, 08-06-09
138 Salku Soren, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 11-06-09
139 Sitabur Seikh, Lalgola, Murshidabad, 11-06-09
140 Ikramul Haque, Beharampur, Murshidabad, 12-06-09
141 Shankar Tudu, Belpahari, Midnapur (W), 13-06-09
142 Asit Samanta, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-06-09
143 Naru Samanta, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-06-09
144 Prabir Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-06-09
145 Keshab Manna, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-06-09
146 Dhiraj Manna, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-06-09
147 Sanjay Mahato, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-06-09
148 Pabitra Das, Nandigram, Midnapur (E), 14-06-09
149 Debabrata Soren, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-06-09
150 Mohan Singh, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-06-09
151 Tuntuni Jana, Amedabad, Midnapur (E), 14-06-09
152 Falguni Mukherjee, Mangalkote, Burdwan, 15-06-09
153 Sunil Das, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 16-06-09
154 Tapan Das, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 16-06-09
155 Sanjay Pratihar, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 16-06-09
156 Niladri Mahato, Lodashuli, Midnapur (W), 17-06-09
157 Anil Mahato, Lodashuli, Midnapur (W), 17-06-09
158 Abhijit Mahato, Lodashuli, Midnapur (W), 17-06-09
159 Badal Chandra Ahir, Goaltore, Midnapur (W), 18-06-09
160 Sisir Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 18-06-09
161 Dubraj Soren, Goaltore, Midnapur (W), 18-06-09
162 Dasarath Soren, Goaltore, Midnapur (W), 18-06-09
163 Chaitnya Soren, Goaltore, Midnapur (W), 18-06-09
164 Keshav Das, Nandigram, Midnapur (W), 19-06-09
165 Siraj Khan, Itaru, Galsi, Burdwan, 21-06-09
166 Ajay Rauth, Haldia, Midnapur (E), 21-06-09
167 Budheswar Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 21-06-09
168 Pranesh Ghosh, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 21-06-09
169 Naba Kumar Murmu, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 26-06-09
170 Kishore Tiwari, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 26-06-09
171 Jugol Murmu, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 26-06-09
172 Moloy Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 05-07-09
173 Motilal Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 05-07-09
174 Pinki Khatun (8 yrs), Domkol, Murshidabad, 09-07-09
175 Barendranath Mahato, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W 10-07-09
176 Gurucharan Mahato, Lalgarh, West Dinajpur, 11-07-09
177 Abijit Mondal (11 years), Uluberia, Howrah, 13-07-09
178 Swapan Deb Singh, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-07-09
179 Tarani Singh, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-07-09
180 Gangadhar Mahato, Barabazar, Purulia, 15-07-09
181 Jaladhar Mahato, Jhargam, Purulia, 18-07-09
182 Ashok Ghosh, Goaltore, Midnapur (W), 18-07-09
183 Fagu Baske, Belpahari, Midnapur (W), 22-07-09
184 Arghya Samanta, Raina, Burdwan, 27-07-09
185 Ananda Das, Rajganj, Jalpaiguri, 28-07-09
186 Sagar Masant, Goaltore, Midnapur (W), 30-07-09
187 Ashok Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 31-07-09
188 Brahmodeo Singh, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 31-07-09
189 Motilal Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 31-07-09
190 Moloy Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 31-07-09
191 Nirmal Mahato, Bhulabheda, Midnapur (W), 02-08-09
192 Gurucharan Tudu, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 03-08-09
193 Shankar D. Adhikari, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 05-08-09
194 Gunadhar Singh, Bhulabheda, Midnapur (W), 05-08-09
195 Shaktipada Murmu, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-08-09
196 Ashim Soren, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-08-09
197 Budhu Hansda, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-08-09
198 Ramkrishna Duley, Sarenga, Bankura, 15-08-09
199 Madar Ali Molla, Canning, 24, Parganas (S), 17-08-09
200 Samrendranath Konai, Madgram, Birbhum, 18-08-09
201 Anirul Islam, Rajarhat, 24, Parganas (N), 23-08-09
202 Mangal Soren, Binpur, Midnapur (W), 29-08-09
203 Laxmikanta Kumar, Sindurpur, Purulia, 29-08-09
204 Madan Mondal, Garulia, North 24, Parganas, 29-08-09
205 Bharat Hembram, Balarampur, Purulia, 30-08-09
206 Sukhdeo Mahato, Bhramarmara, Midnapur (W), 31-08-09
207 Debi Prasad Hansda, Balarampur, Purulia, 31-08-09
208 Abu Ali Mondal, Baruipur, 24, Parganas (S), 03-09-09
209 Hashem Mondal, Baruipur, 24, Parganas (S), 03-09-09
210 Mirazul Seikh, Beldanga, Murshidabad, 04-09-09
211 Azmat Seikh, Beldanga, Murshidabad, 04-09-09
212 Ketabul Seikh, Kaliachak, Maldah, 04-09-09
213 Apu Singh, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-09-09
214 Rajib Singh, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-09-09
215 Satish Singh Sardar, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-09-09
216 Sasanka Sekhar Roy, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-09-09
217 Shyam Chalak, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 07-09-09
218 Ramdas Murmu, Sarenga, Bankura, 08-09-09
219 Baneswar Murmu, Sarenga, Bankura, 08-09-09
220 Abhiram Das, Nanur, Birbhum, 08-09-09
221 Krishna Kundu, Sarenga, Bankura, 10-09-09
222 Bakul Seikh, Lalgola, Murshidabad, 11-09-09
223 Ramen Ghosh, Lalgola, Murshidabad, 12-09-09
224 Seikh Nazrul, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-09-09
225 Kartik Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-09-09
226 Sambhu Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-09-09
227 Ajoy Patra, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 16-09-09
228 Dilip Dhara, Jadavpur, Kolkata, 17-09-09
229 Zikaria Seikh, Baryan, Murshidabad, 20-09-09
230 Manik Mandi, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 20-09-09
231 Budheswar Mandi, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 20-09-09
232 Bagan Mandi, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 20-09-09
233 Nimai Bisui, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 24-09-09
234 Samir Singha Mahapatra, Medinipur (W), 24-09-09
235 Rafique Molla, Patharpratima, 24, Parganas (S), 25-09-09
236 Susanta Dhara, Ausgram, Burdwan, 27-09-09
237 Radhanath Mahato, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 30-09-09
238 Anadi Mahato, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 30-09-09
239 Bhakti Mahato, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 30-09-09
240 Barun Pratihar, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 01-10-09
241 Amalendu Patra, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 02-10-09
242 Panchanan Tudu, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 02-10-09
243 Lakhman Sarkar, Ausgram, Burdwan, 05-10-09
244 Sasadhar Mahato, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 08-10-09
245 Seikh Hashibul, Khanakul, Hooghly, 09-10-09
246 Kanai Murmu, Binpur, Midnapur (W), 13-10-09
247 Mantu Mudi, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 18-10-09
248 Ratan Mudi, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 18-10-09
249 Shital Hembram, Binpur, Midnapur (W), 19-10-09
250 Dibakar Bhattacharjee, Sankrail, W. Midnapur, 20-10-09
251 Swapan Roy, Sankrail, W. Midnapur, 20-10-09
252 Basanta Pakhira, Khanakul, Hooghly, 24-10-09
253 Pratap Nayek, Binpur, W. Medinipur, 26-10-09
254 Jayfal Mondal, Suti, Murshidabad, 27-10-09
255 Dhajen Mondal, Murshidabad, 27-10-09
256 Tapan Mudi, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 29-10-09
257 Dilip Mahato, Belpahari, W Midnapur, 29-10-09
258 Tushar Ghosh, Bongaon, N. 24 Parganas, 31-10-09
259 Madhab Mudi, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 31-10-09
260 Anil Mahato, Binpur, W. Midnapur, 01-11-09
261 Saifunissa Bibi, Khanakul, Hooghly, 04-11-09
262 Joyram Hansda, Binpur, W. Midnapur, 07-11-09
263 Manoranjan Mahali, Binpur, W. Midnapur, 07-11-09
264 Lakshmi Das, Binpur, W. Midnapur, 07-11-09
265 Naba Kumar Singh, Binpur, W. Midnapur, 08-11-09
266 Naresh Thapa, Jamboni, W. Midnapur, 08-11-09
267 Binod Tamang, Jamboni, W. Midnapur, 08-11-09
268 Bhaktabahadur Limbu, Jamboni, W. Midnapur, 8-11-09
269 Dhanbahadur Viswakarma, Jamboni, W. Midnapur, 8-11-09
270 Ishaq Seikh, Kaliachak, Maldah, 11-11-2009
271 Sashticharan Dutta, Belpahari, W. Midnapore, 15-11-2009
272 Ajit Mahato, Jhargram, W. Midnapore, 16-11-2009
273 Khudiram Mudi, W. Midnapore, 16-11-2009
274 Totan Das, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 18-11-2009
275 Samiran Das, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 18-11-2009
276 Jaganath Mahato, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 19-11-2009
277 Bhanguram Hansda, Kotwali, W. Midnapore, 19-11-2009
278 Tapan Mahato, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 23-11-2009
279 Ashok Kotal, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 23-11-2009
280 Madan Ghosh, Binpur, W. Midnapore, 24-11-2009
281 Subimal Mali, Arsha, Purulia, 26-11-2009
282 Srikanta Banerjee, Binpur, W. Midnapore, 27-11-2009
283 Alok Mondal, Binpur, W. Midnapore, 27-11-2009
284 Karuna Mahato, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 27-11-2009
285 Braja Bikash Mahato, Binpur, W. Midnapore, 27-11-2009
286 Bomkesh Giri, Binpur, W. Midnapore, 27-11-2009
287 Rassel Seikh, Kaliachak, Maldah, 28-11-2009
288 Dhanapati Murmu, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 28-11-2009
289 Manowara Bibi, Bishnpur, 24, Parganas (S), 02-12-09
290 Animesh Mitra, Bongaon, 24, Parganas (N), 02-12-09
291 Nimai Singh, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 03-12-09
292 Koni Singh, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 03-12-09
293 Ramchandra Lay, Arsha, Purulia, 04-12-09
294 Bholanath Khutia, Moyna, East Midnapur, 05-12-09
295 Gurupada Mondal, Moyna, East Midnapur, 05-12-09
296 Sanatan Pratihar, Lalgarh, W. Midnapur, 06-12-2009
297 Subol Mahato, Belpahari, West Midnapur, 08-12-2009
298 Asit Mondal, Bandowan, Purulia, 09-12-2009
299 Brahspati Mahato, Jhargram, West Midnapur, 09-12-2009
300 Manik Mahato, Jhargram, West Midnapur, 09-12-2009
301 Bijoy Mahato, Jhargram, West Midnapur, 09-12-2009
302 Robi Mahato, Shalboni, West Midnapur, 09-12-2009
303 Panchanan Mahato, Shalboni, W. Midnapur, 11-12-09
304 Tilak Tudu, Shalboni, W. Midnapur, 11-12-09
305 Dinabandhu Soren, Lalgarh, W. Midnapur, 12-12-09
306 Akshay Mondqal, Ramnagar, E. Midnapur, 17-12-09
307 Anil Chalak, Shalboni, W. Midnapur, 17-12-09
308 Dayal Chalak, Shalboni, W. Midnapur, 17-12-09
309 Amal Patra, Shalboni, W. Midnapur, 17-12-09
310 Shridam Hembram, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 18-12-09
311 Nishikanta Bera, Midnapur Sadar, E. Midnapur, 18-12-09
312 Sisir Jana, Dharampur, W. Midnapur, 18-12-09
313 Gopal Mahato, Jhargram, W. Midnapur, 19-12-09
314 Khagen Mahato, Jhargram, W. Midnapur, 19-12-09
315 Mossaraf Khan. Canning, 24, Parganas (S), 20-12-09
316 Sadhan Mahato, Jhargram, W. Midnapur, 22-12-09
317 Jiarul Haque Molla, Bhangad, 24, Pgs (S), 22-12-09
318 Sadek Seikh, Hariharpara, Murshidabad, 23-12-09
319 Sariful Seikh, Hariharpara, Murshidabad, 23-12-09
320 Prabir Dandapat, Gopiballavpur, W. Midnapur, 23-12-0
321 Hablu Patra, Lalgarh, W. Midnapur, 23-12-09
322 Sadhan Mahato, Lalgarh, W. Midnapur, 23-12-09
323 Biswanath Murmu, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 24-12-09
324 Rameswar Murmu, Ranibandh, Bankura, 26-12-09
325 Abdul Hai, Rampurhat, Birbhum, 28-12-09
326 Kalipada Hembram, Ranibandh, Bankura, 30-12-09
327 Anand Singh, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 31-12-09
328 Kunaram Singh, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 31-12-09
329 Bhagbat Singh, Nayagram, W. Midnapur, 01-01-10
330 Rabindra Mondal, Ramnagar, E. Midnapur, 01-01-10
331 Anath Singh, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 03-01-10
332 Hiteswar Singh, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 03-01-10
333 Jhantu Patra, Lalgarh, W. Midnapur, 03-01-10
334 Hekim Munda, Shalboni, W. Midnapur, 03-01-10
335 Bapi Bakli, Shalboni, W. Midnapur, 03-01-10
336 Panchanan Mondal, Baharampur, Murshidabad, 04-01-10

Most of the Maoist victims are teachers, grocers, daily wage earners, farmers, labourers, students, rickshaw pullers, hawkers and people belonging to other weaker sections of the society.

Apart from this, 41 police personnel 1 doctor, 1 nurse, 4 government employees on duty were also killed by Maoists. Shankar Samanta and many others murdered at Nandigram and Khejuri by them are not mentioned in the above list.

Under the circumstances, I would request you to kindly look into the matter seriously and ensure that this procession of death is stopped immediately in the interest of human rights of all irrespective of political affiliation, caste, creed and religion.

Thanking you while awaiting prompt action.

Again with regards,

Yours faithfully,
Gouranga Chatterjee

Copy forwarded to most respected Noam Chomsky for information.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


While the recent incident in which Naxals in Jharkhand beheaded a police inspector, Francis Induwar, has triggered a nationwide outrage, brutality is the order of the day in Lalgarh where Maoists have ruthlessly killed their rivals over the past few months. A school teacher was recently shot dead in front of children and in another incident, the body of a person killed by Maoists was put for public display for six days.

Death of a teacherOn September 14, Maoists entered Jamda High School around 11.15 am. Classes were on and Kartyk Mahato (38), a para-teacher, was standing near the school building. Outside, mid-day meal was being cooked. Kartyk was the only teacher present at that time. As five Maoists opened fire at him, an injured Kartyk limped his way inside the classroom and hid behind the benches. Soon, Maoists followed him into the classroom, asking the screaming children to vacate the school. Kartyk was then dragged outside and shot a number of times in full view of the schoolchildren. His fault: he was a CPM supporter.

“I saw Sir hiding under the benches with blood oozing out of his leg. They asked us to leave the school and we ran out. Then I heard the gunshots,” said a shaken Chandra Mahato, a class IV student.

Killings at marketSeptember 12: In Guripal village, Maoist squads shot dead two villagers in broad daylight in the local market when they were having tea in a stall. Sambhu was the CPM branch committee secretary of Buripal in Salboni. The armed Maoist squads came on motorbikes in the village market and shot the duo from close range at around 10 am. They roamed in the market for over half an hour as the bodies lay in a pool of blood, warning everybody to follow their diktat.

Kangaroo justice On July 10, around 50 armed CPI (Maoist) cadres, including seven women, held a kangaroo court in the Sirsha village, 25 km from Lalgarh, to “try” twelve villagers, most of them CPM supporters. Two of them — local CPM leader Gurucharan Mahato and Baren Mahato, a CPM supporter and ration dealer — were sentenced to death. The rest were beaten up and forced to quit the party. Gurucharan and Baren were shot dead in public. “They dragged my father out of home and then killed him. Later, I could not even cremate him in my native village. Instead, we performed his last rites in Midnapore town,” said Gurucharan’s son Himansu.

Gore in murderOn July 11, mutilated bodies of Tarini Deb Singha and Swapan Deb Singha were found near a ditch in Madhupur near Lalgarh. Tarini was shot in the eye and had multiple stab injuries. His hand and legs were tied. Swapan Deb’s throat, veins in arms and legs were slit. He was also shot from a 9 mm pistol in the head. According to police, both were CPM supporters and residents of Madhupur. Armed Maoist squads raided their homes at night and called them out. They were beaten up and dragged to the local ditch and murdered. Interestingly, Maoist squads did not allow the body to be brought back to their native village after it was taken away for postmortem by police. The last rites of the bodies were performed in Midnapore town.

Body on displayThe body of CPM member Saflu Soren (65) lay near his party office for six days after he was murdered by Maoists on June 12 after being dragged out of his home in Dharampur. His body was kept near the branch committee office in Dharampur on a van rickshaw and Maoists did not allow anyone from the village to cremate it. The decomposed body was later recovered by the police.


The Indian Maoists, however, reject the very idea of development and consider any development work a hindrance to their “revolution”. They oppose the laying of rail tracks, construction of bridges and establishment of power projects while blowing up schools and public health centres. Whose interest are they protecting by these acts? The entire stratagem of the Maoists is to use the intense poverty of the tribal population to draw recruits for their armed squads, not to demand development work which helps the tribals and the poor. They have reduced the complex relationship between development, or the lack of it, and forms of struggle to the straitjacket of “guerrilla warfare”.

Writing more than a century ago on forms of struggle in general and guerrilla warfare in particular, Lenin wrote:

Marxism differs from all primitive forms of socialism by not binding the movement to any one particular form of struggle. It recognizes the most varied forms of struggle; and it does not “concoct” them, but only generalises, organises, gives conscious expression to those forms of struggle of the revolutionary classes which arise of their own experience…

Marxism, therefore, does not reject any particular form of struggle… Marxism learns, if we may so express it, from mass practice, and makes no claim, whatsoever, to teach the masses forms of struggle invented by “systematisers in the seclusion of their studies”.

Lenin continued, Depending on differences in political, national- cultural, living and other conditions, different forms of struggle come to the fore and become the principal forms of struggle; and in connection with this, the secondary, auxiliary forms of struggle undergo change in their turn. To attempt to answer yes or no to the question whether any particular means of struggle should be used, without making a detailed examination of the concrete situation of the given movement at the given stage of its development, means completely to abandon the Marxist position (Lenin, Collected Works, Vol 11, pp 213-14).

However, in this age of AK-47, who listens to Lenin? Class Enemies? Even in their armed struggle, who are the “class enemies” the Maoists attack and kill? Of the over 100 CPI (M) activists they have killed in these three districts just in the past few years, at least 60 were either agricultural labourers or poor peasants. Maoists justify such brutality by calling their victims either “agents of the police” or “exploiters”. What remains unsaid is that the Maoists have devolved to themselves the role of prosecutor, judge and executor as if they have been conferred some divine right to kill anyone they want.

Numerous examples of the Maoists’ mindless barbarism are available. In an early incident in Shalboni, Maoists went to kill Vagyadhar Mahato, a CPI (M) activist.

Not finding their victim, they killed his mother Puntibala Mahato, his neighbour Ichamati Mahato and her four-year old daughter Priyanka. On 31 December 2005, CPI (M) Purulia district secretariat member Rabindranath Kar and his wife were burnt to death inside their house.

In Shalboni, a teacher Anil Mahato was killed in the school in front of his students as was Karamchand Singh some time later.

More recently, Avijit Mahato, a college student was killed while on his way to an examination. Three poor villagers of Shalboni who were working in a project under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), were abducted and killed. Those who needed work in NREGA turned out to be critical “class enemies” of the Maoists! A medical van has been ambushed in Shalboni, killing a doctor and two nurses. In a horrific case, in June 2009, the bodies of Salku Soren, Naru Samanta, and Prabir Mahato were left in public to decompose and their family members were not allowed to even touch, let alone cremate, them.

Relations with Trinamool. What is shocking is the deliberate and conscious cooperation between the Maoists and the TMC. By now there is enough direct and circumstantial evidence to establish the contours of such a partnership. The Maoists have, in fact, evolved a theoretical perspective for this. In a December 2008 document, titled “Some Important Problems in Our Work and Their Solutions”, the Maoists asserted that the CPI (M) is a “social fascist force” and argued for organizing an “anti-fascist united front” with other ruling class parties, particularly the TMC, against them. This document says that TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee should be supported and Maoist cadres should work closely with her. Another Maoist document claims that TMC leaders “fought the war” in Nandigram in close cooperation with them.

Even during the ongoing security operation in Lalgarh, Maoist leader M Koteswar Rao, alias “Kishenji”, has categorically stated in media interviews that Maoists helped the TMC in Nandigram and they want Mamata Banerjee to reciprocate by helping stop central security forces from entering Lalgarh. In a significant interview the Bengali daily, Anandabazar Patrika on 4 October 2009, Kishenji said that they want Mamata Banerjee to be the next chief minister of West Bengal. According to his fanciful analysis, though the TMC has the same class character as the Congress, Mamata Banerjee, by the sheer force of her personality can override this barrier and can initiate radical reforms!

Mamata Banerjee has reciprocated by demanding withdrawal of central paramilitary forces from West Midnapore and speaking in a manner which legitimises the brutality of the Maoists.

The complicity of the Maoists and TMC is clear even in the “Peoples’ Committee to Resist Police Atrocities” which was formed in Lalgarh after the failed assassination attempt on the chief minister last year. As late as February this year, Mamata Banerjee was sharing a platform with Chatradhar Mahato, president of this “Peoples’ Committee”, while CPI (M) cadres were being systematically killed and forced to leave their homes and party offices were being burnt and looted. Despite the very restrained response from the state government the Maoists escalated the bloodshed in a clear attempt to get a response from the police. It appears quite clear that the Maoists planned the (failed) assassination of the chief minister and the killing of CPI (M) activists on a mass scale to force the police to take armed action and the TMC played its role by opposing any intervention by security forces.

Chatradhar Mahato’s recent arrest and subsequent interrogation have only exposed many of these linkages and facts. First, Chatradhar Mahato revealed that top Maoists were instrumental in forming the “Peoples’ Committee” to cordon off an area from the police and the administration.

Following the Maoists’ dictums, the committee expanded its work from digging roads to attacking CPI (M) cadre. It is apparent that the Lalgarh agitation was not much of a spontaneous outburst of tribals, as it was depicted in a section of the media, but rather, was a well-planned disturbance to help the Maoists consolidate their base.

Second, the committee acted as a convenient platform for the Maoists and TMC to work together. In almost every village where a “branch” of the committee was formed, both the active members of the Maoists and TMC worked in unison, providing support and shelter to armed Maoists.

Third, according to reports in the Kolkata media, Chatradhar Mahato has confessed to huge amounts of money being collected by the committee as “ donations” and “levies” during the last 10 months. While no clear estimate is yet available, these collections allowed Chatradhar Mahato to take out a life insurance policy of Rs one crore for himself. Agents of the Ruling Class The left movement in the country, even in its most advanced outpost in West Bengal, has many weaknesses and deficiencies. Despite that, the CPI (M) remains the leading contingent of anti-imperialism in India.

The attack on the party by the ruling classes, their parties, bureaucrats and media, was clearly evident on the question of US-India nuclear agreement. Further, the CPI (M) and left parties have been the most consistent and unwavering opponents of the neoliberal economic policies from the very outset. Finally, the role of the CPI (M) and the Left has been central in the fight against communal forces. It goes without saying that, despite its weaknesses and shortcomings, in every fight against reaction and in every progressive struggle the left remains indispensable. Therefore it is ferociously targeted by the ruling class and its corporate media, while every setback it suffers is cheered by them.

By targeting CPI (M) and the Left in West Bengal, the Maoists have consciously sided with these very forces. It is no coincidence that they enjoy, not only the enthusiastic company of the parties like TMC but also bonhomie with the anti-Left mainstream media in the state which glorifies them and regularly legitimises their acts of brutality and wanton destruction.

In the 1970s, a term was popular in West Bengal: “Congxal”. It was used to identify Naxalite-turned-Congress hoodlums. Initially, they attacked CPI (M) activists, particularly in and around Kolkata, in the name of “revolution”. After the rigged assembly elections in 1972, a large number of them became Youth Congress activists and started a second phase of murderous assault against the Left. Their political affiliation changed from extreme left to right reaction, but their target remained the same – the poor cadre of the CPI (M). More than 1,100 CPI (M) activists were killed and more than 20,000 were forced to leave their homes during this semi-fascist terror period of 1971-77. The infamous Siddhartha Shankar Ray regime in West Bengal adopted a two-pronged strategy: on the one hand, a section of the Naxalite activists were brutally killed by the police and Congress workers, while on the other, another section of the Naxalites and Congress workers, or “Congxals”, was used as murder gangs against the CPI (M).

History does not repeat itself, and many in the Naxalite stream are severe critics of the present day Maoists too. However, history cannot be altogether forgotten either, especially when a similar political alliance between right reaction and the Maoists is again playing havoc in West Bengal in a cynical attempt to dislodge the Left Front government. It will be a shame if progressive sections of India’s polity and intellectuals provide legitimacy to such murderous and destructive politics in the name of exposing the shortcomings of the Left.

Source: Economic & Political Weekly (NOVEMBER 14, 2009 vol xliv no 46)


There is a clear alliance between the party of right reaction in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress, and the Maoists as they try out a cynical strategy of violence to defeat the state’s Left Front government. By attacking the most organised and strong contingent of the anti-imperialist and left forces in the country, the Maoists are playing the role of being agents of the ruling classes. It is unfortunate that sections of the country’s progressive polity and intellectuals have ended up supporting such dangerous politics.

The Maoist assault in the three western districts of West Bengal – West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia – started years before the Lalgarh incidents crystallised, even much before the events in Nandigram. From 2001 onwards the Maoists (the Peoples’ War and Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) earlier and from 2004 their joint party) have attacked and killed members of the organised left forces in Bengal. More than 100 CPI (M) workers had already been killed and hundreds forced to leave their homes in these districts when the Maoists, in November 2008, escalated violence to a different level by trying to kill the West Bengal chief minister with a landmine blast in Shalboni.

It is not possible to understand what is happening in these areas, unless one places it in the larger context of Maoist politics and strategy, and the specificity of West Bengal. The CPI (M) has a strong political base in these districts based on extensive mass support built through long and arduous struggles on issues of land and livelihood and to break the old exploitative structures.

After 1977, when the Left Front came to power, significant changes have taken place in the economic life of hundreds of thousands of people in these areas while panchayats have empowered them. This has been the reason people here have supported the Left Front, even in the recent parliamentary elections.

Given the CPI (M)’s popularity based on these achievements, opposition parties found the armed attacks by the Maoists useful in breaking the CPI (M)’s hold and have encouraged Maoist violence. The details of political geography are important here. Despite large areas of influence, the CPI (M) has been weak in certain pockets, particularly Lalgarh and Binpur blocks in West Midnapore. Factions of the Jharkhand Party controlled these panchayats and even won a few assembly seats with support from the Congress or the Trinamool Congress (TMC). The Maoists chose these very areas as their primary base. It was the Jharkhand Party at first, and now the TMC which has actively facilitated the entry of the Maoists.

Interestingly, many of the areas identified as most backward in these districts were run by the Jharkhand Party-led panchayats and they lagged far behind neighbouring villages in implementing developmental projects. For the last six to seven years, it is the Maoists who have aggressively opposed development works in these areas, further adding to the peoples’ woes.

Lack of Development? Of late, it has become fashionable to attribute underdevelopment as the prime reason and justification for Maoist mayhem in these districts. While underdevelopment is a reality, it should be remembered that West Bengal has the best record of land reforms in the country. Up to 2008, close to 30 lakh landless have been given land rights on 10.36 lakh acres of land. In addition, more than 15 lakhs have been recorded as sharecroppers. Among those who got land rights, 5.36 lakhs are tribals while 11.05 lakhs are scheduled castes. Similarly, among recorded sharecroppers 1.64 lakhs are tribals.

This remains unparalleled in the country. West Bengal is the leading state in awarding forest rights under the newly enacted law, though much before it was enacted at the centre, tribals in West Bengal have been given wide-ranging rights over forest areas.

In spite of remarkable achievements in these and some other sectors, poverty still persists. The Left Front government in West Bengal could, perhaps, have done better but it must be realised that it was working within the parameters drawn by the neoliberal policies of the Indian state which have further increased inequality all over the country. In a capitalist society like ours, development processes have an inherent class content, yet while fighting for a larger radical transformation of the socio- economic structure, we cannot forsake the struggles for immediate relief and near-term development goals. The Left Front in West Bengal has been trying, with a mixture of success and failure, to do exactly that within the given limitations.

Source: Economic & Political Weekly


The Communist Party of India (Maoist) had engineered the violence and subsequent exit of the Tata Nano plant from Singur, West Bengal, less than two years ago. Now, the banned outfit has openly claimed credit for what it calls a success of the “revolutionary people’s agitation”.

The Maoists have made this claim in pamphlets issued by the CPI (Maoists), Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee, Maharashtra division, on December 14. Hindustan Times has a copy of the literature, printed in Hindi and distributed in Gadchiroli district.

The two-page pamphlet, which is like a mass appeal, puts the success at Singur in the same bracket as agitations in Nandigram and Lalgarh in West Bengal and other parts of the country like Orissa, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. “These were the places where the exploited masses put up valiant protests,” the pamphlet said. It said that these agitations had sent industrial groups, wishing to set up plants in these areas, packing and prevented mass forcible evictions.

This self-congratulatory communication has strengthened allegations that Union Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamta Banerjee had planned the violent agitations in Singur in August 2008 with help from the Maoists. The Trinamool Congress has, so far, denied this.

The literature ridicules Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement that Naxalism is the greatest threat to the country’s internal security. It also lists several ‘developmental’ plans undertaken by Maoists in the areas under their control and highlights the failure of the government machinery in these areas.

The timing of this communication has led security analysts to believe that it could be an emotional appeal by the Maoists’ Central Committee to keep its flock of sympathisers intact before the launch of Operation Green Hunt against the insurgents. The Maoists, analysts suspect, have probably begun preparing for retaliation. “This propaganda could well be a part of that,” said an analyst who has been watching the Naxalite movement closely.

The Maoists have also appealed to policemen, paramilitary forces and the Army to refuse postings in areas under Maoist control and defy commands for operation against Naxalites.


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 29, 2009.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI (M) severely condemns the brutal killing of two CPI (M) activists in Komanapalli village in Bhadrachalam district of Andhra Pradesh by a Maoist gang.

The sarpanch of the village, Kaviti Rajulu and his father were dragged out from their house by the Maoist gang and savagely murdered.

The Maoists are targetting the CPI (M) wherever they are working in the tribal areas and amongst the rural poor. Apart from the killing spree in West Midnapur and adjoining districts in West Bengal, the Maoists in the recent months have killed a CPI (M) worker in Kanker district in Chattisgarh and attacked a Party office in Sundargarh district in Orissa.

These violent and murderous activities of the Maoists exposes their true nature. They help the reactionary forces and the ruling classes by targetting the cadres and workers of the CPI (M) belonging to the oppressed classes ho have been organising the people.

The CPI (M) will resolutely fight the Maoists and counter their disruptive activities. The Polit Bureau calls upon the police and the administration in Andhra Pradesh to track down the culprits responsible for the murders in Bhadrachalam district.