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Posted by ajadhind on February 14, 2008


Interview with Mr. Govindan Kutty – Editor of Peoples March ( considered to be mouth peace of Communist Party of India ( Maoist)
Question- Morning Mr. Kutty Pl tell us something about Maoist movement in India ?
Goviundan Kutty- Maoist movement in India started from the day former Soviat Union became a revisionist country but the organized form of the movement was first visible during days of Naxalbari in year 1967.Later the movement was crushed by the government but the movement has been able to revive itself in later years on basis of self critical reports and analysis within the genuine revolutionaries of India.Now, the movement has come up very strongly against very and brutal repressions of the state .The movement faced many ups and downs splits with in the ranks who were unable to sustain stress and strains of revolutionary life ,while reaching the present state.
Question – what is the present state of Maoist movement in India?
Answer – now the Maoist movement has spread to each and every nook and corner of India
Question – you say the movement has spread to every nook and corner of the country but we have impression that the movement has faced setbacks in states like Andhra Pstates Pradesh and other states Infact the movement has lost its base in the state of Andhra Pradesh, The state that showed path of Maoism to populations of other states.What you have to say on this?
Answer- setbacks, victories, defeats, Ups and Downs will have to be faced by any revolutionary movement that is fighting against state. It is partly true that the enemies are rejoicing over the setbacks in Andhra Pradesh at the same time they also say they are feared of the movement due to failed attempt on the life of former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh recently .People of Andhra Pradesh are still with the ideology and due to severe repression by the state.It is not a static, the direction of the wind is likely to change as these elements have to face elections in coming year of 2009.
Question- There is a perception that Maoists are against developmental activities what you have to say on this?
Answer- if we were against development people wont support us. In year 2004 elections Ex Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandra Babu Naidu gave a slogan of development V/s Naxalism and he was dethroned by the people.To be frank we are not against the development without development the country cannot progress but the question is development for whom?MNC’s TNC’S , or to a handful of traitors who mortgage our country for a song or the majority of common people.
Question – Tell me, how old are you and how are you contributing to the movement ?
Answer- I am 60 years of age and wherever there is injustice I fight against it and stand against it you should also doi the same.
Questions- why the movement believes in armed struggle?
Answer- no one in the movement is fond of armed struggle. It is the situation created by repressive states that has forced the movement to become an armed movement that too a defensive armed movement to defend people against the armed onslaught of the state.
Question- today we learn from media that Nandigram is burning and Maoists are stated to be responsible for the conditions at Nandigram what you have to say on this?
Answer- It has become a fashion and a common trend to criticize Maoists and brand each and every struggle wagged by people as a Maoist initiated activity. Is it that they say that Maoists should keep away from this peoples struggle. How can the Maoists keep quiet when people are waging life & death struggles?
Question – Then tell me, Medha Patkar a known peoples worker is not being allowed to go to Nandigram and work over there? why she was bashed by the CPM cadres?
Answer- there are many reasons behind her bashing by the CPM men in Nandigram. May be a self managed act where ever there is peoples struggle she goes there and pacifies the people to not to go beyond a certain limit.A tradition guided and inherited as per the guidance of NGO’s .In WSF at Mumbai the very same people (CPM men) took her on their shoulders and gave her a big reception and publicity.I saw her photos in news papers with personalities like film maker Aparna Sen and Mahasweta Devi. I feel she can be a better actress than late Smita Patil or her contemporaries who have won many awards for superb acting.The whole world knew about Narmada Bachao Andolan it started with 80 meters then went to 85 meters then went to 90 meters and now has reached to 121 meters with Medha’s blessings.I am sure in another ten years the dam will reach its full height of 145 meters with Medha’s blessings.Her plan is to take Nandigram, the NBA way..Wherever there is trouble for the ruling classes be it Nandigram or anywhere in India Medha will be called (Invited), Basshed and publicized to pacify the sentiments of people and subdue the ongoing genuine struggles being wagged by people..
Question- what are the future expected trends and programs of the movement?
Answer- the movement will advance according to the wishes and requirements of people.If the repression and exploitation increases the movement will also be enhanced

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One-fifth of rural households live on Rs 365 a month

Posted by ajadhind on February 14, 2008


Amid the euphoria of India growing at 9 percent a year it may appear strange that nearly 19 per cent of the Indian rural households live on less than Rs 365 a month , spending less than Rs 12 on the consumption of each person per day.

The National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) said the average monthly per capita consumer expenditure (average MPCE) in 2005-06 was Rs 625 in rural India and Rs 1171 in urban India at 2005-06 prices.

”Out of every rupee spent in 2005-06 by the average rural Indian on consumption, 53 paise was spent on food. Of this, 17 paise was spent on cereals and cereal substitutes, 8 paise on milk and milk products, 6 paise on vegetables, 5 paise on sugar, salt and spices, and 4 paise on beverages, refreshments, processed food and purchased meals,” said NSSO in its report on ”Household Consumer Expenditure in India 2005-06.” ”Of every rupee spent by the average urban Indian on consumption, 40 paise was spent on food. Of this, 9 paise was spent on cereals and cereal substitutes, 7 paise on milk and milk products, 6 paise on beverages, refreshments and processed food, and 4 paise on vegetables,” the report said.

Value of average food consumption per person in urban areas was within a range of Rs 451-Rs 500 per month in 7 out of 17 major States. In respect of rural food consumption, 13 major states belonged to the range Rs.251-400.

Average quantity of cereals consumed per person per month in 2005-06 was 11.9 kg in rural areas and 9.8 kg in urban areas.

About 19 per cent of rural households lived in katcha structures (both roof and walls made of katcha materials). About 50 per cent lived in pucca structures (both roof and walls made of pucca materials). The remaining 31 per cent of rural households lived in semi-pucca structures, that is, structures of which either the roof or the walls (but not both) were made of pucca materials. In urban India, the percentage of households using LPG as the major fuel for cooking was in the range of 40-75 per cent in all the major States. In rural India, 74 per cent of households continued to depend on firewood and chips as their major cooking fuel. About 9 per cent used dung cake and another 9 per cent used LPG.

About 56 per cent of households in rural India used electricity for lighting while 42 per cent used kerosene. Kerala tops the Indian states with per capita monthly consumption of Rs 1056 in rurtal areas and Rs 1566 in urban areas. It is followed by Punjab with marginally low consumption at Rs 1010 and Rs 1520 for rural and urban areas respectively.

The All India average for rural areas is Rs 625 a month and Rs 1171 per month for urban areas. The field work of the survey was carried out during July 2005- June 2006. Data collected included commodity-specific information on 148 items of food, 13 items of fuel, 28 items of clothing, bedding and footwear, 18 items of educational and medical expenses, 52 items of durable goods, and about 85 other items. The report contains the information on distribution of households and persons by 12 classes of household monthly per capita consumer expenditure (MPCE), average MPCE , composition of MPCE by item category (cereals, pulses, clothing, etc), quantity and value of per capita consumption of different cereals, distributions of households or persons by other characteristics such as educational level, structure and area of dwelling unit, and energy sources used for cooking and lighting etc.

The survey was spread over a randomly drawn sample of 39436 households spread over 4750 villages and 5120 urban blocks,

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Naxals eye urban students

Posted by ajadhind on February 14, 2008

NAGPUR: Cops now believe that Naxals are turning their attention from the rural hinterlands to urban areas, to seek new recruits from the impressionable student populations and support in the form of materials. The presence of Naxals and their supporters in the city, and other urban centres, was the pivotal issue of discussion at a special co-ordination meeting between security agencies in the city on Tuesday. The meeting also considered the implications of some social and educational organisations sympathising with the Naxal cause. The meeting was reportedly attended by senior police officers from the city and the anti-Naxal operation (ANO) cells of the state in Chandrapur and Wardha.

Sources said that security agencies believe that the front organisations have started vigorous movement in the education sector, to rope in students from several reputed colleges for their cause. The ANO and district police have reportedly warned the city police about these student-oriented revolutionary organisations. People working under banners with hints of revolution, like ‘sangharsh’ and ‘kranti’ are under the scanner.

The discussion at the meeting centred around inputs from the Chandrapur district police, gleaned from the recent crackdown in Chandrapur and nearby areas, including Nagpur, in which at least six Naxal activists were nabbed with huge cache of ammunition and literature. Security agencies also discussed links between the findings of the Chandrapur police and resolutions passed by the Maoists top brass in the Ninth Unity Congress, supposedly held in Jharkhand in 2007.

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5 naxals injured in gun battle

Posted by ajadhind on February 14, 2008

CHANDRAPUR: At least five Naxalites were injured in an encounter with C-60 team of Gadchiroli police on Tuesday evening in the jungle of Kotni under Kasansur sub-police station in Etapalli tehsil. Fours guns and a small cache of explosives along with other Naxal material were recovered from the hideout of the Naxalites, sources informed. According to Gadchiroli police, they had prior information about the Naxals’ camp in Kotni jungle and accordingly the C-60 team of Gadchiroli police initiated the combing operation since last two days. On Tuesday around 6 pm when a police search party reached near the camp, they opened fire at the police. Police team retaliated and the encounter lasted for about half an hour, after which the Naxalites fled from the spot. Trupti Deshmukh, PSI and PRO of Gadchiroli police said at least 5 Naxalites were injured. Small cache of arms including a rifle, 3 manually loading guns (Bharmars), 3 kg of explosives, a hand grenade, 41 live cartridges, 300 feet long wire, along with pittus (backpacks), uniforms, literature and medicines were recovered from the site.

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Bhutan communist party

Posted by ajadhind on February 14, 2008

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February 13th 2008

The number of underground political parties and organisations being
active in Bhutanese society has reached nine.

These parties include Bhutan Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist- Maoist),
Bhutan Communist Party (Maoist), Bhutan Tigers Force, Cobra Bhuan Party,
Bhutan Kopra Party, Black Cat, All Bhutan Revolutionary Peasants’
Association, All Bhutan Revolutionary Students’ Association and Bhutan
Republican Youth Association.
Some of these parties claim that they have launched people’s movement in
Bhutan Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist- Maoist), which claims to be an
organised party, recently divided into two factions — Birat and
Surya, who leads the Bhutan Communist Party (Maoists), said the armed
struggle in Bhutan is in the final phase now.
The Bhutan Tigers Force has stated that their major demand is the
removal of security posts from refugee camps and said the party was
against third country resettlement process.

The Revolutionary Peasants’ Association and the All Bhutan Revolutionary
Students’ Association claim that they are the sister organisations of
the Bhutan Communist Party (Maoist). “We support the agitation of the
Bhutan Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist- Maoist),” central member of the
Bhutan Republican Youth Association Bhaskar said.

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Bhutanese Maoists launch class struggle

Posted by ajadhind on February 14, 2008

Communist Party of Bhutan (CPB-MLM) led by Birat has owned up responsibility to the explosion that took place in Samtse district inside Bhutan yesterday night, reported refugee-run new agency Bhutan News Service.According to the report, Central Committee Member of the party who identified himself as ‘John’ over a telephone conversation from undisclosed location quoted a press release issued today by Birat, general secretary of CPB-MLM, as saying that the party has begun launching ‘armed rural class struggle’ inside Bhutan to establish people’s government. John further informed that the party would launch program in three phases that include resettlement of Bhutanese people occupying the land and properties used by evictees of early 1990s, taking physical action against those spying against their democratic struggle, and deconstruction of government infrastructures in rural areas of the country. CPB-MLM has also claimed that their Sunday attack damaged all properties meant for the upcoming necessary National Assembly election scheduled for March 24 that was kept at Renewal Natural Resources (RNR) office in Ghumauney gewog inside Bhutan. John further quoted Birat’s press release as terming their armed lunch as a ‘first successful attack’.A bomb had exploded behind the Renewal Natural Resources (RNR) office in Ghumauney gewog at midnight on Sunday.The RNR office was used as a polling station during the first phase of upper house election on December 31 and has been used as residence by returning officer and the national officer deployed for National Assembly election scheduled for March 24.

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