[The continuing growth of mass resistance and revolutinary struggle in India has led, repeatedly, to bourgeois media stories of “conspiracies” of “outsiders” injecting “subversion” and even “sleeper cells” into a population that is happy, contented, and very loyal to the powers-that-be. However, “wherever there is oppression, resistance will follow.” The organiser of resistance is the oppressive system itself. It is no surprise that resistance continues to grow throughout India, including the capital, Delhi. But this article is how the bourgeoisie explains this.–Frontlines ed.]
India: “Maoists seeking to build support in Delhi”
By Udayan Namboodiri, Khabar South Asia
New Delhi, June 20, 2012
The militants play to the sympathies of students in order to recruit potential helpers, Indian officials say.
The Indian government is worried about the expanding presence of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) in the national capital, following the arrests of two insurgents in New Delhi in one month.
Police nabbed suspected Maoist explosives expert Shiv Kumar on June 7th after receiving specific intelligence that he was in Delhi on a visit from Jharkhand. He was cornered in a bus station and gave up without a fight, Delhi Police deputy commissioner Sanjay Kumar Jain told Khabar South Asia.
Kumar, also known as “Shiva”, is known to have been involved in an ambush on security forces in the Dhardhariya forest in Jharkhand in May 2011 in which 11 officers were killed and 50 others injured.
D K Pandey, inspector-general of police in charge of anti-Maoist operations, said the 27-year-old was articulate in Marxist-Leninist theory and proficient in the use of landmines, and had participated in more than 200 raids since joining the Maoists in 2008.
He is the second fighter of the underground guerrilla army, whose operations span a vast slice of eastern and middle India, to be arrested in less than four weeks. Continue reading