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Posted by ajadhind on November 17, 2007

Prime minister Manmohan singh said that if the indian economy grows at the present rate then poverty can be eliminated from the country in 10 years…….
He is right!!
India is already eliminating poverty not by improving the standards of the poorer section but by eliminating the poor people, when poor people are not alive then where is the question of poverty?

Between 1993 – 2003 1,00,248 farmers have commited suicide in India [ government souces say] but a/c to some it is 9 lakh upto 2007!!!!!! What a way to overcome poverty!!

What should be the qualification to rule [ no politician is leading country i suppose] ? degree , peoples support leadership qualities ? no in congress if you belong to nehru family then you are fit to rule or lead or destroy a country. Now sonia gandhi is super PM , next it will be rahul’s chance , according to our PM Rahul represents the youth !!!!!
If this rule holds good everywhere then why i wasted my precious years in getting medical degree , my father is a doctor and i am his son so i also have the right to put Dr. behind my name without reading or passing………… is that acceptable??

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Naxalbari to Nandigram

Posted by ajadhind on November 17, 2007

Friday November 16 2007 07:52 ISTV KRISHNA ANANTH

THE CPI(M)’s justification to post CRPF in and around Nandigram was that the Maoists had entrenched themselves there. This is not different from the positions taken by Nitish Kumar in Bihar, Madhu Kora in Jharkhand, Raman Singh in Chattisgarh and Y.S. Rajashekar Reddy in Andhra Pradesh.

The violence by the party’s cadre, aided by the state, against the people of Nandigram and the justification that it was necessary after the Maoists had entrenched themselves in the villages is also the same as Israel’s bulldozing Palestinian homes and shooting at children on grounds that the Hamas is entrenched there.

It is a different matter that the CPI(M) continues to celebrate the Chinese regime (and Mao continues to remain the deity of that regime despite zeal with which it is adopting capitalism) to deny the Tibetans of their right to nationhood.

As is the case of the new generation leaders of the CPC, those in the CPI(M) too seem to have reduced all those books to mere show-pieces rather than read them and internalised some of the thoughts. And that is, indeed, evident from their attitude towards the Maoists and the fact that it is the same as that of the BJP, the Congress(I) and the amoral Madhu Kora.

It makes sense to briefly delve into the history of the Maoists in India. When the CPI(M) teamed up with the Bangla Congress to join the Ajoy Mukherjee Government on March 2, 1967, it seemed to herald a new era in West Bengal. The Bangla Congress leader, Ajoy Mukherjee became the Chief Minister and Jyoti Basu Deputy Chief Minister holding charge of the Home portfolio. Hari Krishna Konar, veteran leader of the peasant movement, became Minister for Land and Land Revenue.

And on March 18, just 16 days after the new Government took over, the CPI(M) leaders of the Siliguri sub-division held a conference of the peasants in the region. One of the prominent leaders of that event was Charu Mazumdar then of the CPI(M) at that time. The conference gave a call for ending monopoly ownership of land by the landlords, redistribution of land through peasants’ committees and arming the peasants to destroy the resistance of landlords to any such mobilisation.

A couple of months afterwards, Konar, in an interview to Ganashakthi (the CPI-M’s Bengali organ) said: “The development of peasants’ initiatives and the advance of organised force would pave the way for further progress.” The veteran Kisan leader’s statement, incidentally, was not very different from the call at the Siliguri conference. Konar pointed out that benami transfers (that the landlords effected to circumvent the laws) and stay orders had scuttled redistribution of 121,000 acres of land, identified as surplus by the Government.

The extent of such land increased to 200,000 acres by September 1969. In the 30 months between March 1967 and September 1969, the United Front Government had collapsed and reconstructed after another election to the State assembly. And from what appeared to be an innocuous conference (Siliguri), a movement had taken shape across West Bengal, in the Telengana region of Andhra Pradesh, in Tamil Nadu and in Kerala.

Charu Mazumdar’s view that the CPI(M) had got stuck in a position from which they would not be able to liberate the landless and the small peasant came to be shared by a number of others in the CPI(M). They were, however, in a minority and hence expelled. All this laid the basis for the foundation of a new party — CPI(ML); even while they committed themselves to Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin (as did the CPI-M), Charu Mazumdar and his comrades insisted that Mao Tse Tung’s thoughts were far more relevant to the Indian condition.

They insisted feudal vestiges remained strong and industrial houses unwilling to battle these vestiges. And they were also of the opinion that the industrial class (the bourgeoisie) was inclined to compromise with foreign monopoly capital rather than confront it; they came to describe the capitalists class in India as comprador.

They identified their task as being anti-feudal and anti-imperialist. It was in this context that a clash broke out between the police and armed villagers near Siliguri on May 23, 1967; the police was sent there to arrest some of the local leaders and Jyoti Basu was the Home Minister.

A constable, Sonam Wangdi was killed in the clashes and on May 25, a huge posse of armed policemen sent to Pradjote in Naxalbari, opened fire on the villagers killing nine, including six women and two children. This was just the beginning and the Sidhartha Shankar Ray regime (1972-77) went about shooting down Naxalites as well as members of the CPI(M) across West Bengal.

The CPI(M)’s attitude towards the Naxalites (as Charu Mazumdar and his comrades were identified because the initial stirrings of the movement were in Naxalbari village in North Bengal) was one of antagonism and this in turn led them, while in power, to unleash police against the leaders as well as hapless people.

The violent reaction by the Buddhadeb regime against those leading the struggle against indiscriminate land alienation in the name of development in Nandigram is just one more instance of this.

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Court slams Bengal govt for Nandigram killings

Posted by ajadhind on November 16, 2007

New Delhi: The Calcutta High Court hearing a PIL filed on the March 14 Nandigram killings on Friday rejected all arguments made by the West Bengal government.

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court, comprising Chief Justic S S Nijjar and Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh, calling the police firing unconstitutional and avoidable, ordered the state government to pay a compensation of no less than Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of those killed.
The bench also ordered Rs 5 lakh as compensation for those killed in the violence and Rs 2 lakh to those raped and molested.

When asked about the High Court’s order on compensation, Home Secretary P R Roy said, “The government has to abide by the court order on compensation.”

The court also directed CBI to continue the inquiry into the incident and submit a report in a month’s time.

“The division bench also made it unequivocally clear that it had the power to order a CBI inquiry on its own under Article 226 of the Constitution,” Advocate Kalyan Bandopadhay, who had filed a number of Public Interest Litigations on behalf of the victims’ families, told reporters.
The verdict comes a day after the High Court lawyers boycotted proceedings protesting the delay in giving the ruling.

“We have boycotted the High Court because the hearing of the PIL filed by the High Court Bar Association on the March 14 Nandigram killing was over in July this year, but the Chief Justice has been delaying the verdict,” PTI quoted Secretary of HCBA Uttam Majumdar as saying.
Such was the agitation that the lawyers even took out a procession and demanded immediate action on the matter.

High Court sources told the agencies that the verdict was, in fact, to be delivered on Thursday itself but the death of a judge forced the postponement.
Meanwhile, the state government is trying to rally support on its role in Nandigram, but with little success.

While the intellectuals took to the street against the Nandigram violence on Wednesday, a CPI-M rally backed by government justified the violent.
(With PTI inputs)

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Calcutta HC asks CBI to continue probe, announces compensation

Posted by ajadhind on November 16, 2007

Kolkata (PTI): The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the CBI to continue the inquiry into March 14 Nandigram police firing and violence and submit a report within a month.

A division bench comprising Chief Justic S S Nijjar and Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh, while delivering the order, said the police action on the day was not justifiable before the court.

The court also said the state government should give compensation package to those killed, injured, raped and molested at Nandigram on March 14.

It said that a compensation of no less than Rs 10 lakhs be given to the next of kin of those killed, not less than Rs 5 lakhs for those injured, not less than Rs 8 lakhs for those raped and not less than Rs 2 lakhs for those molested.

After the March 14 incident, the chief justice had suo moto initiated a case and asked the CBI to probe the police firing and violence and submit a report within a week.

Since then 10 more PILs were filed and the hearing on them completed in July.

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It’s all just “fine” in Nandigram!

Posted by ajadhind on November 16, 2007

Rajib Chatterjee
Pay money, if you want to stay in your home or face the consequences. This is the dictum of the CPI-M cadres in Nandigram who have now started imposing fine on Bhumi Ucched Protirodh Committee supporters (BUPC) instead of driving them out of their villages. Those who failed to pay were forced to leave their homes.

Sheikh Mosu, a resident of Osmanchowk village, was instructed to pay Rs 10,000 as fine for supporting the BUPC. He was driven out of his villages after Mosu, who works as a daily wage earner, expressed his helplessness. “Now I’m staying in the relief camp. They (CPI-M men) have threatened to kill me if I dared to enter the village. They told me that fine must be paid, otherwise I wouldn’t be allowed to stay home,” said Mosu.

“Mr Prajapati Jana, a resident of Garchakraberia, is in trouble. CPI-M cadres allegedly ordered him to pay Rs 10,000 to stay home or face the consequences. He has been running from pillar to post to collect the money,” said Sheikh Sufiyan, a BUPC member.

The condition of Mr Lakshman Maity, a resident of Subanichowk, is somewhat the same. He was ordered to pay Rs 30,000 to stay home. The offence of Mr Jana and Mr Maity is that they supported the BUPC’s movement, said Mr Sufiyan. Mr Sriram Chandra Mondal, a resident of Sonachura, came to the relief camp today.

“Local CPI-M men drove me out of my house on 11 November as I failed to pay a fine of Rs 30,000. I came to the relief camp after persuasion failed.” Many others like Mr Mondal and Mosu had to leave their homes after they failed to pay up. They are so scared that they didn’t even go to police. “The matter has been brought to the notice of policemen, but they remained silent,” said Mr Sufiyan.

The BUPC leader said Mr Manas Maiti and Mr Bhaja Maity, two residents of Daudpore, who had returned to their homes this morning came back to the relief camp in the evening. “They were beaten up after they expressed their inability to pay Rs 30,000’’, said Mr Sufiyan.

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CRPF enters Nandigram

Posted by ajadhind on November 14, 2007

Nandigram (PTI): Despite being prevented by CPI-Marxist supporters from entering Nandigram, CRPF personnel on Monday marched to the violence-ravaged village, but their number was not specified.

West Bengal IGP (Law and Order) Raj Kanojia said in Kolkata that the CRPF force had entered Nandigram, but could not specify their number.

The central force went to the Nandigram police station and would be deployed as per plans, police sources here said.

East Midnapore district Superintendent of Police S Panda said the district police would assist the para-military force.

“There will be no problem in joint coordination with the CRPF,” the SP said, adding that a total of five companies of the central force were scheduled to arrive at Nandigram.

Home Secretary P R Roy also said that of the 500 CRPF personnel who had arrived in the state, about 100 had entered Nandigram. He said 200 more central forces personnel were expected to arrive in the state in a couple of days.

Asked why no one was being allowed to enter Nandigram, he said “you know the situation. Even the CRPF is not being allowed in”.

Earlier, CRPF Director-General S I S Ahmed met Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee at the Writers’ Buildings in Kolkata.

Three companies of the CRPF had to return on Sunday night to Tamluk, the district headquarters, after being stopped by CPI(M) supporters blocking roads.

Panda admitted that the CRPF men were prevented by CPI(M) supporters and had to return from there

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SUCI stages protest

Posted by ajadhind on November 14, 2007

source :-hindu

MYSORE: Protesting against what they described as atrocities against farmers of Nandigram by the CPI(M)-led Government in West Bengal, activists of the district unit of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) staged a demonstration at K.R. Circle here on Monday.

The activists raised slogans against the Left Front Government, which, according to them, is forcing farmers to give up their land for the proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in their area.

Speaking on the occasion, SUCI district convener M. Shashidhar said that noted personalities, writers and intellectuals had condemned the atrocities. . Leaders, including M. Umadevi and B. Ravi, participated in the protest.

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Police, naxalites exchange fire in Udupi

Posted by ajadhind on November 14, 2007


Manipal (PTI): A group of six naxalites and police/Anti-Naxal-Force (ANF) exchanged fire in the thick forest at Kothagundi near Shankaranarayana in Udupi district of Karnataka early on Tuesday, police said.

A police official clarified that two naxalites, who were suspected to be injured in the incident, were not hurt and all of them escaped.

The sources said during a routine joint combing operation,the group including two women was spotted and they were immediately surrounded by police and ANF.

Police said a gun, cartridges and utensils were recovered from the spot, adding, intense combing operations were continuing in the area.

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salwa judum and human rights

Posted by ajadhind on November 12, 2007

salwa judum

source:- prajavani

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Posted by ajadhind on November 10, 2007

11/10/2007 3:01:19 PM 

‘Times Now’ has acquired a top secret Intelligence Bureau report that says that the Naxals now have a systematic urban plan. The report indicates that the Naxal groups are advancing beyond their usual training and breeding grounds and moving to the cities.

The report cites SEZ unrest as a fuel for Naxal activity and that Naxals are misguiding displaced migrants in cities towards extremism. It’s not an urban plan that  involves the regions known to be the red corridor but that newer areas are being explored. For instance the mineral belt of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal are being seen as new targets for Naxals. Economic corridors surrounding Mumbai, NCR are also on the radar. What is most alarming is that the Naxal units are now stepping up on their intelligence gathering and techological upgradation.

The IB report indicates that Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai are being looked at as breeding points. Naxals have apparently set up seperate units for gathering critical intelligence.  

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