Nepal Maoist party deplores Indian Maoist leader Kishenji’s killing

Telegraph Nepal, December 6, 2011

The Unified Maoists’ Party of Nepal has formally deplored the murder of Indian Maoist leader Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji by state led forces on November 24, 2011.

Kishenji was the military head and a politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

The Unified Maoist Party’s international bureau head Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Tuesday December 6, 2011, issued a statement and said that the government of India in a cowardly act has murdered Kishenji.

“We deplore the act of the Indian government in killing an unarmed Kishenji,” reads the statement and adds, “We urge the Indian government to resort to peaceful means instead of brutal killings and bloodshed to solve the problems.”

In the meantime, a 22-member team of four constituents of the Coordination of Democratic Rights Organization in India have demanded an independent judicial inquiry into the killing and said that Kishenji was killed while in custody but not in what has been given to understand by the Indian government.


Official Press Statement from UCPN (Maoist) on death of Comrade Kishenji Continue reading

Nepal: Leaders of Revolutionary Maoists Baidya, Badal condemn Kishenji killing; Prachanda and Bhattarai still silent


KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Mohan Baidya faction of the UCPN (Maoist) on Thursday issued a separate statement condemning the killing of Indian Maoist leader Mallojula Koteswara Rao a.k.a. Kishenji by the Indian security forces in the dense forest of Burishol, near West Bengal-Jharkhand border on Nov 24.

“We strongly condemn the killing of Kishenji in the name of encounter, and demand the central as well as West Bengal government to form a panel to investigate the incident and bring the guilty to book,” states a press statement undersigned by Senior Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya and General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa.

While expressing condolence over the death, Thapa and Baidya have “expressed solidarity with the Communist Party of India (Maoist) in such a sad moment”.

Party establishment leaders said they were unaware about such statement. “I have not seen any such statement,” said Maoist spokesman Dinanath Sharma from the party establishment. He added that the party has not discussed issuing any statement condemning the killing. Continue reading

Indian Express: Kishenji’s Death not mourned by Prachanda

Kishenji was ‘contact’ of Nepal Maoists

By Yubaraj Ghimire

Kishenji was apparently the main contact person with the Nepali Maoists, but the ruling Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists (UCPN-M) has preferred not to publicly mourn his death.

A senior Maoist leader, who did not wish to be named, told The Sunday Express that the UCPN-M has several times assured the Indian government that “the two Maoist parties have no link any more, and any official statement will give India fresh reason to doubt our statement”. But there is pressure from the ranks and file to take cognizance of Kishenji’s death in a ‘fake encounter’, he added. Continue reading

from Nepal: “Red Salute ! to our Beloved Comrade Kisanji”

Comrade Kisanji

Comrade Kisanji

It is a  matter of deep sorrow that the reactionary Indian  government has murdered Comrade Kisanji  alias Malloujula Koteswara Rao, Politburo Member of CPI (Maoist), in a fake incounter in Burishol forest area, west Midnapore District, Jangalmahal, West Bengal on 24 November 2011. He was a leading figure and spokesperson for CPI (Maoist) . According CPI (Maoist) statement issued to the media,  Kishanji  was arrested and tortured and then brutally killed.

Comrade Kissan is not unknown to us. We have already published his interviews in Nepalese magazines. In this moment, our Revolutionary Cultural-Intellectual Front strongly condemns the cold-blooded murder of Comrade Kisanji -a true revolutionary hero of the oppressed people of India.  And we urge to  all intellectuals and cultural activists of this region to denounce this cowardly killing of Comrade  Kisanji by the Indian reactionary forces.

In a famous article ‘Serve the People’, Comrade Mao has mentioned:  “Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather. To die for the people is weightier than Mount Tai, but to work for the fascists and die for the exploiters and oppressors is lighter than a feather.”

 Yes, it is true Comrade Kishanji died for the people, and his death is indeed weightier than Mount Everest. From the bottom of our hearts we express our Red Salute to the people’s hero  Comrade Kisanji .

The Indian reactionary government has murdered Comrade Kisanji, but not his ideology. They can’t kill Marxism-Leninism and Maoism. The movement will continue, the revolution will continue.

We know the reactionary government of Nepal, an  Indian Puppet government led by Baburam Bhattarai and Prachanda, a new avatar of  Samanta (Fedual) will not denounce it. Now they are turned into the real traitor of Indian expansionism.  But we, the revolutionary intellectuals and  the  political activists who fought ten years People’s War and who are still fighting for the people’s liberation, are always with the brave communist fighters of India, oppressed people of India. In fact, the hundreds of millions of oppressed people of the world, who dream of liberation, are always with the oppressed people of India.  The red flag of revolution will not be bent down. The long march of revolution will not be stopped. Let us march ahead.

Rishi Raj Baral, Convener: Revolutionary Cultural-Intellectual Forum

Kathmandu, Nepal, November 26th, 2011



“Kishenji tortured and killed in fake encounter”

The killing of top Maoist leader Kishenji raised a controversy on Friday with his supporters and some political parties alleging he was eliminated in a fake encounter, a charge denied by CRPF which said it was a “clean” operation. The Maoists demanded an independent probe into  the circumstances leading to the killing of Kishenji in Burisole forest in West Midnapore district on Thursday. A call for a two-day bandh in West Bengal from November 26 was also given by Maoists in protest against the alleged fake encounter.

“Kishenji was killed in a fake encounter. To protest this we are calling a two-day statewide bandh from November 26 and a week-long protest,” Maoist state committee member and spokesperson Akash told PTI on phone from an undisclosed location. Continue reading

Maoists back freedom call by Kashmiris

Hindustan Times,  September 25, 2010

Communist Party of India (CPI-Maoist) has come out openly in support of the Kashmiri population fighting  for ‘freedom’, even as it offered to give up the gun and engage in political war with the ruling Marxists in West Bengal provided their cadres end violence.

“We appeal to the Indian masses to respect the Kashmiris demand for an independent country,” the Maoists spokesperson, Koteshwar Rao, alias Kishanji told HT on Friday. He said for the last three months, Kashmiris have been fighting their war for independence sans guns or support from any terrorist groups.

“The Abdullahs — Sheikh, Farooq and Omar Abdullah—have failed to win the Kashmiris hearts in the last 65 years,” he said, strongly justifying repeal of the Special Forces Arms Act, and appealing to end killing of the young ‘freedom fighters.’  “No country has succeeded in suppressing the voices of nationalist forces with guns,” he said from an undisclosed location in West Bengal, adding, the valley is described at international forums as either India or Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

The 53–year-old politburo member, the most vocal among all top leaders, said that they support a political and ideological war with the Marxists in Bengal, but the armed Marxists cadres were playing spoilsport. “The ruling CPM runs at least 100 camps of armed cadres in West Midnapore district who are killing innocent villagers. Bandh or no bandh, killings will continue until the Marxists do not shut the camps and go for a ideological war,” he said.

Kishaji declined any association with the Trinamool noting: “For us both CPM and Trinamool are alike.”  Suspecting a silent pact between Congress and BJP over the Ayodhya issue, Kishanji said,  RSS and BJP have plans to disturb the nation’s peace by targeting Muslims after the verdict.

CPI(Maoist) asks Swami Agnivesh to organize a fact-finding team to Lalgarh area


Office of the reactionary CPM up in flames in Lalgarh area.

[For background, the Communist Party of India(Marxist) or CPM is a bourgeois party that leads the reactionary government in West Bengal.  Their armed gangs are the harmads, who with the protection of the central government’s paramilitary forces, are trying to take back the Lalgarh area from the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and the oppressed adivasis (tribal peoples), Over the past decade, the Maoists have developed a strong base of support among the adivasis in this area-ed.]

Kishenji lists demands for Agnivesh


Sept. 12–Over 100 camps housing armed vigilante gangs of the Communist Part of India (Marxist) exist across the districts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia–the Jungle Mahal area–who provide active, illegal support to central paramilitary forces’ and police’s operations against the Maoists…The Maoists have only five per cent of the sophisticated arms possessed by the CPI (M) vigilante gangs (Harmad vahini).

These are excerpts from a letter sent by CPI (Maoist)’s top leader Mallojula Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji to activist Swami Agnivesh, who is mediating for proposed peace talks with the Centre. The letter was signed Kishenji, spokesperson of the CPI(Maoist)’s Central Committee (Eastern Bureau).

In the letter, Kishenji asked Agnivesh to “organise a fact-finding team for Bengal to investigate the extent of atrocities of joint forces and harmads (vigilante gangs) in Jungle Mahal”.  “The West Bengal government must be compelled to allow the team to move freely in Jungle Mahal to see the massive presence of the harmad camps.”

Kishenji asked Agnivesh to push for an independent probe by “human rights and democratic activists into the killing of comrades Azad, Sudhakar Reddy and Appa Rao”.  “I thank Kishenji for his sincerity and commitment towards the peace process, his letter means the Maoists have resumed talks to prepare for a mutually acceptable peace settlement,” Agnivesh told HT.