By Express News Service, 17th March 2015
[But the truth lies elsewhere: 40,000 trained as Maoists in 10 years — Frontlines ed.]
Monday, 19 January 2015 | Place: New Delhi | Agency: dna
In the past 10 years, Communist Party of India (Maoists) organised as many as 489 training camps for more than 40,000 cadres who have been taught about the use of sophisticated weapons and guerrilla warfare, according to information obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Mohua Chatterjee,TNN | Jan 13, 2015
NEW DELHI: At a time when the government is busy with security preparations for US President Barack Obama’s arrival to be the chief guest at the 65th Republic Day celebrations on January 26 here, the Maoists have called out to people to “condemn and boycott” the visit.
“In protest of calling him to be the chief guest at the at the Republic Day celebrations, we call upon people to observe 26th January as a day of protest and to boycott all the meetings,” a written statement issued by the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee of the CPI (Maoist), dated January 5, said.
[The year 2014 in India has seen an intensification of the class struggle, mass resistance and democratic activism, armed resistance and revolutionary struggle in growing areas throughout India. And the news has often focused on the state repression, mass arrests and police killings, and the increased incidence and prominence of attacks on women. In two articles here, the police acknowledge the ever-growing role of women in Maoist leadership, as women are now a majority of combat fighters in the revolutionary party and armed units. The first article appeared soon after International Women’s Day (March 8), and the second appeared this week. It should be said that while the police talk of noticing this trend now, women have long played a significant role in the Maoist organization. — Frontlines ed.] …………….
“Female Naxals Get Combat Role”
The Asian Age, October 14, 2014 – Rabindra Nath Choudhury | Raipur
The CPI (Maoist) leadership has of late effected a radical structural change in the outfit by drafting more and more women cadre in combat roles besides ensuring their fast rise in the rebel hierarchy, intelligence sources said on Monday.
The sea change in the organisational structure has been brought on strategic point of view to transform it from a male-dominated outfit to women-centric one, a senior police officer quoting intelligence reports told this newspaper here. “In 2008, Maoists’ top hierarchy comprised barely 25 per cent women. The women representation in Maoist top hierarchy has now grown by leap and bounds to a staggering 60 per cent. This clearly indicates that the CPI (Maoist) is heading towards a women-dominated radical force in coming days”, the police officer said requesting anonymity. Continue reading
[During electoral campaigns in India, candidates and parties often post publicity posters (“flex signs”) — a method which Maoists have apparently also adopted to promote their revolutionary program and slogans, to the distress of State police and their electoral masters and bourgeois media. — Frontlines ed.]
Suspected Maoists put up flex boards in Attappady, Kerala
K. A. SHAJI, The Hindu, PALAKKAD, October 5, 2014
The police have stepped up vigil in Attappady region following the appearance of flex boards allegedly installed by the banned Maoist outfit to exhort the working class to prepare for an ‘armed battle’ against ‘ruling elites.’
A Call To the People of India! Shatter the shackles of imperialism and feudalism, Destroy this rotten system!
Build your future and that of the country with your own hands!
Warmest greetings to you from the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on the occasion of its 10th founding anniversary.
Ten years ago, we came before you to announce a joyous event – the merger of two revolutionary streams. A single Maoist party, the Communist Party of India (Maoist) was formed on the 21st of September, 2004, to shoulder the tasks of revolution. Today we place before you an account of these momentous years. It has been a decade of heroic struggle and sacrifices by the best daughters and sons of this land. Nearly two thousand and five hundred of them, from Dandakaranya (Chattisgarh), Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Maharashtra, Odisha, Paschim Banga, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Asom, laid down their precious lives. They include hundreds of great leaders of the revolution, from the topmost level of our party to its basic levels. Scores of valiant fighters of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army shed their blood in battle with the oppressor’s mercenaries. Many among the masses too made the highest sacrifice. Continue reading
[The bourgeois media’s coverage of events relating to the CPI(Maoist)’s public celebrations of their founding ten years ago. — Frontlines ed.]
Jaideep Deogharia, The Times of India | Sep 21, 2014
Ranchi: The historical merger of People’s War and Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) to form the Communist party of India (Maoist) in 2004 will be celebrated by the Left-wing rebels across the country on September 21. It will be a week-long programme.
The central committee of the CPI(Maoist) has released a 16-page document enumerating the history of Communist movement since the merger. The document has been prepared to highlight achievements and challenges before the movement and is being circulated across the party organization.
Maoists claim to have lost over 2,500 comrades in the past 10 years and put this figure of loss at 12,000 since the Naxalbari movement of 1967.
Hailing their strong presence in Dandakaranya in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Maoists in the document ask everyone to rise against the ‘Hindi-Hindu’ theory of the Modi government at the Centre.
“National culture and religious diversities and even the formal federal structure of the country are sought to be effaced by sinister moves to impose a ‘Hindi-Hindu’ mould as supreme,” the document reads which describes Modi as a member of the “fascist RSS”. Continue reading