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Posted by ajadhind on November 26, 2007

SOURCE:- chennaionline
Patna, Nov 23: A top Naxalite commander, along with an associate, who were reportedly planning to strike somewhere in north Bihar, was arrested last evening.

A huge cache of explosives was seized, police said.

Bhaskar Ji, a high-level commander of CPI(Maoist), stated to be heading the armed squad of the underground outfit in north Bihar, and an associate Tirthankar were arrested from a rented house in Nayatola locality of the town following a tip-off, IG (Operations) S K Bharadwaj said.
Over 50 claymore mines, many more hand grenades, detonators, wire and other explosive materials were seized from the hideout.

Bharadwaj said several police uniforms and Naxalite literature were also recovered from the place where search operation was still on.

“Preliminary inquiry suggests that Naxalites were planning a massive operation in north Bihar. Where and when this operation was to take place will be known after thorough interrogation,” he said. “Those arrested are being interrogated and we will be able to tell you more about the seizure and the plans of the Naxalites later,” he said

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Posted by ajadhind on November 26, 2007

source :-timesofindia

CHANDRAPUR: At least three Naxalites were seriously injured in an exchange of fire that followed the police attack on a suspected Naxalite camp in the Paletola jungles of Etapalli taluka, Gadchiroli district, early on Saturday, Gadchiroli police have claimed.

The clash broke out when two C-60 teams, acting on a tip-off, police began combing the jungle in search of the Leftist rebels. They had almost zeroed in on the training camp when the sentries guarding the camp opened fire. Large quantities of explosives and Naxal literature were recovered, but the Naxals managed to flee the camp and escape into the forests.

According to Gadchiroli DSP Rajesh Pradhan, the police got a tip-off that Naxalites were holding a special training camp in Paletola jungle. Accordingly, two C-60 teams from Etapalli division were dispatched to locate the camp in the early hours of Saturday. At about 6.45 am, the police teams reached the vicinity of the camp. The sentries spotted the approaching commandos and immediately opened fire. A heavy exchange of fire continued for 15 minutes before the Naxalites, believed to be around 30-35 in number, fled from the spot. As the police searched the campsite, and found fresh bloodstains. The police claimed that at least three Naxals seriously injured in the clash were taken away by their comrades.

“At least three of them have sustained serious injuries in the exchange of fire,” said Pradhan. He said the search team recovered two live grenades, two Claymore mines, a land mine, detonator and 350 foot-long wire, five bags and one backpack.

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All Adivasi Students Association calls for Assam shutdown

Posted by ajadhind on November 26, 2007

source:- topnews

Guwahati, Nov 27: The All Adivasi Students Association of Assam (AASAA) has called for a 36-hour Assam shutdown today in protest against the attack on tribals demonstrators during a rally here on Saturday.

The All-Assam Tea Tribe Students Association (AATSA) has supported the shutdown call. They have called for observance of ‘black day’ in all tea gardens on Tuesday.

Fierce violence broke out between tribals demanding Scheduled Tribes status and local residents during a protest march by the former towards the State Assembly.

Many shops were destroyed and over 100 vehicles were damaged in the ensuing violence.

Curfew has now been relaxed, which was earlier imposed in areas between Dispur and Bashistha.

The tribals blamed the police for the incident in which at least 12 people were killed.

Several leaders from Jharkhand on Sunday reviewed the situation here.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda urged the Assam Government to ensure the safety of tribals who had migrated to Assam.

BJP leader and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Ajrun Munda visited the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) and asked about the condition of the injured.

Demanding the dismissal of the State Government, Munda said that the Tarun Gogoi Government has no moral right to continue and should quit. He also demanded a judicial probe into the incident.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Chief Shibu Soren met the injured Adivasis in the hospital.

According to sources, former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi is scheduled to arrive here today.

The Asom Gana Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have demanded dissolution of the Congress-led coalition government and institution of a judicial probe.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) held the government responsible for Saturday’s violence. (ANI)

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Posted by ajadhind on November 24, 2007

source:-sify timesnow

Guwahati: At least five people were killed and over 70 wounded, 30 of them critically, in a mob attack Saturday on tribal protestors in Assam’s main city of Guwahati, officials said. Curfew was imposed in the Bentola area of the city.

A police spokesman said the clash took place when about 10,000 tribal people, backed by the All Assam Adivasi Students’ Association (AAASA), took out a protest rally demanding Scheduled
Tribe status for the community.

“Local residents of Guwahati and the protestors clashed in the streets after the agitators went on a rampage damaging about 100 vehicles and destroying shops. The angry locals retaliated by attacking the protestors in which five Adivasi people were killed,” senior police official Rajen Singh told IANS.

Police fired in the air to disperse the protestors when they tried to break a security cordon to take out the march through the city streets.

“Local residents armed with sticks and iron rods, besides crude implements, attacked the fleeing protestors and beat them mercilessly,” said Parag Moni Aditya, a witness.

Police and paramilitary troopers have since blocked a major stretch of the city to prevent the protestors from being attacked by the mob.

“More than 3,000 locals were involved in the mob attack,” police official A Das said.
The injured, including women, were shifted to hospitals.

“The condition of at least 30 of the injured is very serious and the casualty figures might mount,” a doctor at the Guwahati Medical College said.

The Adivasis are mostly engaged in Assam’s tea plantations and account for about six percent of the state’s 26 million people.

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SC declines mining nod to Vedanta Alumina

Posted by ajadhind on November 24, 2007


The Supreme Court has declined permission to the local unit of Britain’s Vedanta Resources to mine bauxite for its proposed aluminium project in Orissa, but left a door open for its another associate Sterlite Industries to extract the mineral in collaboration with state agencies.

“We are not inclined to grant approval to Vedanta Alumina Ltd (VAL)… From the financial statements it is clear that it is not a subsidiary but an associate of Sterlite and we don’t have its list of assets with us,” a special bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice S H Kapadia said.

Vedanta Alumina can withdraw from the arrangement any time and its operating profits were negligible, it said.As per Vedanta’s website, its profits from aluminium segment were just Rs 455 crore, the court said, adding “it did not have the accounts of Vedanta and thus cannot take the risk of handing over the project”.

While reading the order, Justice Kapadia cited newspaper reports and referred to the Government of Norway’s decision to withdraw investments made in Vedanta over issues ranging from human rights violations to non-compliance of forest and labour laws. However, the bench gave liberty to Sterlite Industries India Ltd to move the court within eight weeks if it was ready to go ahead with the project subject to compliance with certain modalities.  The Orissa government in collaboration with Orissa Mining Corporation and Sterlite will have to set up a special purpose vehicle to develop the scheduled area.While Vedanta Alumina is not listed on Indian bourses, Sterlite is present on both Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange. Sterlite scrip rose 4.6 percent on the BSE on Friday to settle at Rs 879.10 in an overall bullish market.  While stating that Sterlite will have to contribute in terms of money and employment, the apex court asked it to keep aside 5 percent of its net profits from its mining activities all over the country or Rs 10 crore, whichever is higher, for tribals and shell out Rs 50.5 crore toward wildlife and Rs 12.5 crore toward tribal development.Besides, Sterlite should give details about the number of people to be given employment and at what positions, he said, adding that the state government will have to stick by the project in case Sterlite backed out.Coming down heavily on Vedanta, Justice Kapadia said its affidavit submitted on 2nd November failed to give details about the number of jobs to be provided to locals as most of its activities were to be outsourced.According to the court, it was the state’s duty to devise a coordinated programme to meet sustainable area development.The court passed the order after environment groups and wildlife enthusiasts challenged the plan, saying it would displace tribal people and destroy flora and fauna of the region – a charge that Vedanta has denied.Vedanta, which has put up a one million tonne bauxite refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, had sought permission to start mining in the forest area of 672.018 hectares in Niyamgiri region of Kalahandi and Rayagada districts of the state.The Central Empowered Committee (CEC) had opposed any mining activity by Vedanta in the virgin Niaymgiri hills and submitted that the government can instead allot alternative sites.

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MSEZ: scuffle between officials and villagers

Posted by ajadhind on November 22, 2007

Convincing: Krishnappa, a member of the Krishi Bhoomi Samrakshana Samiti, making a point during a joint awareness campaign by MSEZ officials and samithi members at Delantha Bettu village on Wednesday.
source:- hindu

SURATHKAL/DELANTHABETTU: For the first time since the agitations against the Mangalore Special Economic Zone began, things took a slightly aggressive turn on Wednesday morning. Raghavendra Holla, rehabilitation and resettlement officer of MSEZ Ltd., was roughed up at Delantha Bettu village by an irate group of people belonging to the villages that have been notified for the Rs. 35,000-crore project. For the last three days, Mr. Holla and a group of student volunteers from the Srinivasa Institute Management Studies have been distributing two sets of pamphlets in the villages that have been notified for the MSEZ. One pamphlet has details of the compensation package offered to families displaced by the project. The second is an announcement about a public meeting scheduled for November 28 where the environmental impact of the project will be debated and discussed in the presence of the villagers and the general public.
The trouble started when the villagers, led by members of the Krishi Bhoomi Samrakshana Samiti (KBSS), tried to stall the pamphlet distribution. They apparently took objection to the distribution of pamphlets containing compensation details. The samiti is one of the organisations agitating against the project.
The samiti members are themselves on the campaign trail and are going from house to house and conducting meetings to garner support for their agitation ahead of the crucial November 28 public hearing. They see the attempts by the SEZ officials to spread information about the compensation package as an activity that will derail their efforts.
When contacted, Madhukar Amin, president of the samiti, said: “The officials are responsible for the current situation. The rage of common people cannot be controlled.” A.G. Pai, chief operating officer of MSEZ Ltd., chose to remain silent on the entire fracas. President of Delantha Bettu Gram Panchayat Sundar Salian, who is also part of the agitation, said that the day was saved by the police, who arrived on the scene quickly. “They ensured that the situation did not go out of hand,” he said.In the presence of Mr. Pai, an agreement was arrived at between the two squabbling parties and the pamphlet distribution resumed at 5 p.m. According to the agreement, the objectionable pamphlets will not be distributed henceforth. Also, for as long as the pamphlet distribution is on, the MSEZ officials and the student volunteers will be accompanied by two or more representatives from the samiti. Meanwhile, sources from both sides indicated that they would make maximum use of this opportunity to counter the claims and propaganda of each other. But this unique simultaneous campaigning by the two sides will be monitored closely by the police. Confirming this, Superintendent of Police N. Sathish Kumar said: “A non-cognisable case has been registered on the incident. There will be a police escort at all times during the campaigningfor the security of both the parties.”

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Maoist shoot CPM leader dead

Posted by ajadhind on November 21, 2007

Statesman News Service
BALARAMPUR/Kolkata, Nov. 20:

 A CPI-M local committee member, Sufal Mandi (35), was shot dead by Maoists at Ghatbera village in Balarampur, Purulia, early today.

He was dragged out of his residence and shot dead. His body was later found near his village. The Maoists also tried to snatch a licensed gun from a villager, Asim Kumar Mondal. When he resisted, the Maoists set his house on fire.

This is the second time in a month that Maoists are targeting the CPI-M as a local committee member of the party’s unit at Barabazar, Bagirath Karmakar, was brutally killed by Maoists on 1 November.

The additional superintendent of district police, Mr Pranab Kumar Das, rushed to the spot. He said the presence of Maoists leaflets and posters had suggested the involvement of the Maoists.

Mrs Phulmani Mandi, wife of the victim, said: “The members of the squad told us that my husband had been targeted as he was a party member.”

In Kolkata, home secretary Mr Prasadranjan Ray said: “ A Maoist squad from Jharkhand seem to be responsible for the killing of the CPI-M leader.”

The Purulia SP, Mr Ashok Kumar Prasad also admitted that Maoist activities were on the rise in Purulia district. Villagers were also threatened by the Maoists who had assembled for the operation. “Nearly 35 armed Maoist were in and around village,” police said. “They fled towards Jharkhand area, crossing border easily,” they said. A police picket was posted in the village.

Meanwhile, body of the victim arrived in Purulia Sadar Hospital for the postmortem this evening from Balarampur. Areas like Belpahari, Binpur and Lalgarh remained quite tense on the last day of the 48-hour bandh called by the Maoists.

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Salva Judum leader, son killed in Bastar

Posted by ajadhind on November 21, 2007

source: hindu

KHAMMAM: A top leader of the Salwa Judum movement, Budram Rana, 47, and his son Kamlesh, 21, were gunned down by naxalites of the CPI (Maoist) at their farm in Musulur village, some 9 km from the Bijapur town in Chhattisgarh on Monday.

Advance intimation


According to reports, the naxalites, who had advance intimation of the visit of the Salwa Judum leader, were in wait for the two.

As soon as Mr. Rana and his son reached their fields, they pumped in bullets killing them on the spot.

The naxalites made a retreat from the village shouting slogans against the government of Chhattisgarh and the State-sponsored Salwa Judum, the anti-Maoist mission.

Villager shifted the bodies to Bijapur in the evening for post-mortem.

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Maoists call 48-hour shutdown to protest Nandigram violence

Posted by ajadhind on November 19, 2007

source: hidustan times
After announcing their plan to fight the “fascist” Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Maoists have called a 48-hour shutdown in Bihar and Jharkhand on Monday and Tuesday to protest against the violence in Nandigram of neighbouring West Bengal.

The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) issued a statement on Thursday night calling for the shutdown.

Officials said the state government has decided to put the police on alert and deploy additional forces. East Central Railway may cancel a few trains.

A statement issued on Wednesday by CPI-Maoist said: “We unequivocally support the just cause of the people of Nandigram and assure them that we shall stand firmly by them in their just and democratic struggle against pro-imperialist policies of the CPI-M and the fascist repression let loose by the state and central government.”

Maoist leaders said “the red-flag-bearing government of West Bengal has openly come out in support of capitalists and was uprooting farmers and their families from the land to make room for industrialists”.

CPI-Maoist’s Bihar-Jharkhand special area committee secretary Rakesh said: “This is not a question of Nandigram or West Bengal alone but also of Orissa, Jharkhand and other places in the country where special economic zones (SEZs) are being set up at the behest of the centre and touts of multinational companies are letting loose a reign of terror on innocent people.”

The Maoists have asked people living around areas demarcated for SEZs across the country to join their agitation.

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What else can we expect from them?

Posted by ajadhind on November 19, 2007

“Freedom is taken not given” – this was Subash Chandra Bose’s opinion and he believed and followed it throughout his life. It was this idea of Subhash which created difference with Gandhi and his supporters. Gandhi and his supporting congressmen believed that they should become a part of the parliament and gradually make british rulers to “TRANSFER THE POWER”.Ultimately in the end these peple succeded in their steps and the power was transferred – INDEPENDENCE?

Independence – It is still a dream for lakhs. `British ruled us. They battered the revolutionary movements. They evendid some developmental activities. They looted the country. They helped their supporters and friends and severely punished those who opposed them. Do you find any difference between `british’ and present `ruler politicians`?

In the AICC meet recently held congressmen showed that they are loyal to Nehrufamily and they are not ashamed to be called as slaves. Inspite of his weakneses Nehru had poitical experience.But after him? His family enjoyed power without any qualification . Even PM Manmohan Singh praised Rahul and said ” he is the future of our country” what a future?!

Indira Gandhi was a famous politician . She showed her hidden face during emergence. Most of us born after emergence; now we are seeing the illefeects of emergency in Pakistan. Elders say that Indian emergency was even worse.

Sanjay Gandhi forcefully vasectomised thousands of men. Unfortunately he died in plane accident ; otherwise we would have seen his emergency ruling.

A party which always pretend to be followers of mahathma and protectors of minority killed thousands of sikhs.

If we look at the other National party BJP – it uses a man who lead the killings of thousands of muslims, Gujrat CM Narendra Modi as its TRUMPCARD!!!!


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