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Body found in Tata Motors’ Singur site.

Posted by ajadhind on March 28, 2008


 Kolkata | March 28, 2008 4:45:13 PM IST

The body of a youth employed with the Tata Motors’ small car factory project in West Bengal’s Singur was recovered Friday from the site, triggering fresh tension in the area that has witnessed unrest over land acquisition since June 2006.

“The body of Rajkumar Biswakarma was recovered from the Tata Motors factory site. He was a driver involved in the project,” West Bengal Inspector General (Law and Order) Raj Kanojia told IANS.

The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination.

“It cannot be ascertained if it was murder. But the head injury suggests it could be a murder,” Kanojia said. “We have already filed a case in the Singur police station.”

In December 2006, the charred body of teenager Tapasi Malik was found in the fenced-off area of the site during a protest movement against land acquisition for the plant.

Malik, who was allegedly raped and then burnt to death, was at the forefront of the farmers’ protest against land acquisition.

Tata Motors unveiled its people’s car Nano in New Delhi on Jan 10. (IANS)

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Former Naxal’s noble gesture.

Posted by ajadhind on March 28, 2008


Rajulapudi Srinivas

RAJAHMUNDRY: Velusuri Srinivas alias Chinna Vijay, commander of the CPI (Maoist) Andhra Orissa Border (AOB) Zonal Committee east division action team, who joined the mainstream yesterday, said he would spend the Rs 1 lakh reward on his head on development of tribal villages.  Speaking to ‘Express’, Vijay, a native of Paderu in Visakhapatnam district, said the Maoist dalams working in agency areas got people’s support. Due to lack of basic amenities and employment in agency areas, more and more tribal youths are joining the extremist movement.

Most of dalam members in AOB Zonal Committee are women. However, recruitment in the Maoist dalams came down in recent months, he said.

  ‘‘I have no idea about Naxalite ideology. But after joining the Naxal movement, I came to know the sufferings of the tribals due to exploitation. I came out of the movement due to ill-health,’’ he said.

  The former Naxal alleged that the political parties, including Communist parties, were not really concerned about the welfare of tribals.

The innocent tribals were being used mere vote banks by the political parties. The people’s representatives were ignoring the welfare of tribals soon after their election, he said.

  When asked about the reason for blasting Donkarayi power house, a public utility, the surrendered Naxalite said they did it for supplying electricity to neighbouring States ignoring the needs of tribals in the agency areas of East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts.

  OSD (Operations) PHD Ramakrishna said Vijay worked for seven years in the dalam and was involved in nine attacks, including killing of police constables at Malkangiri and landmine blasts at Gudlawada and Donkarayi.

‘‘We recommended a Rs 2 lakh reward for him,’’ he said.   ‘‘I am an orphan and I will use the amount to be given for my rehabilitation for the development of tribal villages in Paderu division,’’ Vijay added.

  A police official on condition of anonymity said Vijay provided them good information about the Maoist operations in AOB.

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Contradicting videos of fight for free tibet.

Posted by ajadhind on March 27, 2008

I have recieved some mails which contradict the earlier videos and articles and they say that tibet was a part of china from long back. Since we ,who are outside from the TIbet – to know the truth we should know the both faces of a movement :-
here are videos which contradict the earlier videos and blame western media for their undue importance to China’s internal matter:-
1] Tibet was ,is and always be a part of china.
2]Riot in Tibet: True face of western media .

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Clash that ‘sparked’ Tibet’s violent protests

Posted by ajadhind on March 26, 2008


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Fight for a free Tibet.

Posted by ajadhind on March 26, 2008

Though i thought to write an article about Tibet i just had the feeling that it is the internal matter of China; we the Indians don’t agree with a third nation’s interference in the Jammu and Kashmir issue ,then how can we comment on Tibet – this was my confusion. One of the friend has rised this question of why the pro – naxal or naxals are not commenting about this tibet issue?
First we should know the history:- Read the below lines from history . After reading if any person or a nation supports china then they are either blind folded maoists without humanity or are gaining lots and lots of benefit in the form of trade from China. This blog from now on will continuosly track the FREE TIBET MOVEMENT. THERE IS ONE THING WHICH IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAN – MAOISM,GANDHISM,MARXISM,LENINISM, SOCIALISM , CAPITALISM – – HUMANITY .

Despite forty years of Chinese occupation and various policies designed to assimilate or sinify Tibetans and to destroy their separate national, cultural and religious identity, the Tibetan people’s determination to preserve their heritage and regain their freedom is as strong as ever. The situation has led to confrontation inside Tibet and to large scale Chinese propaganda efforts internationally.
1949-51 The Chinese Invasion
China’s newly established communist government sent troops to invade Tibet in 1949-50. A treaty was imposed on the Tibetan government in May of that year, acknowledging sovereignty over Tibet but recognizing the Tibetan government’s autonomy with respect to Tibet’s internal affairs. As the Chinese consolidated their control, they repeatedly violated the treaty and open resistance to their rule grew, leading to the National Uprising in 1959 and the flight into India of Tibet’s head of state and spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
The international community reacted with shock at the events in Tibet. The question of Tibet was discussed on numerous occasions by the U N. General Assembly between 1959 and 1965. Three resolutions were passed by the General Assembly condemning China’s violations of human rights in Tibet and calling upon China to respect those rights, including Tibet’s right to self-determination

After 1959: Destruction

The destruction of Tibet’s culture and oppression of its people was brutal during the twenty years following the uprising. 1.2 million Tibetans, one-fifth of the country’s population, died as a result of China’s policies; many more languished in prisons and labor camps; and more than 6000 monasteries, temples and other cultural and historic buildings were destroyed and their contents pillaged. In 1980 Hu Yao Bang, General Secretary of the Communist Party, visited Tibet – the first senior official to do so since the invasion. Alarmed by the extent of the destruction he saw there, he called for a series of drastic reforms and for a policy of “recuperation”. His forced resignation in 1987 was said partially to result m his views on Tibet. In 1981, Alexander Solzhenytsin still described the Chinese regime in Tibet as “more brutal and inhumane than any other communist regime in the world.” Relaxation of China’s policies in Tibet came very slowly afer 1979n and remains severely limited.
Attempted Tibet-China Dialogue

Two delegations were sent by the Dalai Lama to hold high-level exploratory talks with the Chinese government and party leaders in Beijing between 1979 and 1984. The talks were unsuccessful because the Chinese were, at that time, not prepared to discuss anything of substance except the return of the Dalai Lama from exile. The Dalai Lama has always insisted that his return is not the issue; instead, the question that needs to be addressed is the future of the six million Tibetans inside Tibet. It is the Dalai Lama’ s opinion that his own return will depend entirely upon resolving the question of the status and rights of Tibet and its people.

Alarming Chinese Influx

In recent years the situation in Tibet has once again deteriorated, leading in 1987 to open demonstrations against Chinese rule in Lhasa and other parts of the country. One of the principle factors leading to this deterioration has been the large influx of Chinese into Tibet, particularly into its major towns. The exact number of Chinese is difficult to assess, because the vast majority have moved without obtaining official residence permits to do so. Thus, Chinese statistics are entirely misleading, counting as they do only the small numbers of registered immigrants. In Tibet’s cities and fertile valleys, particularly in eastern Tibet, Chinese out number Tibetans by two and sometimes three to one. In certain rural areas, particularly in western Tibet, there are very few Chinese. Regardless of the figures, the overall impact of the influx is devastating because the Chinese not only control the political and military power in Tibet, but also the economic life and even cultural and religious life of the people.
The Chinese military as well as the civilian build up in Tibet has been a source of great concern to India, as it impacts directly on India’s security. Tibet acted for centuries as a vital buffer between China and India. It is only when Chinese troops faced Indian troops on the Indo-Tibetan border that tensions, and even war, developed between the world ` s most populous powers. The more Tibet is converted into a Chinese province, populated by Chinese, the stronger China’s strategic position along the Himalayas will be. China’s growing military reach has now become a source of concern to many Asian nations as well as to India.
The Dalai Lama’s Proposals
In 1987 the Dalai Lama proposed a Five-Point Peace Plan for the restoration of peace and human rights in Tibet The plan called for:

1. Transformation of the whole of Tibet into a zone of Ahimsa, a demilitarized zone of peace and non violence.

2. Abandonment of China’s population transfer policy, which threatened the very existence of the Tibetans as a people.
3. Respect for the Tibetan people’s fundamental human rights and democratic freedoms;
4. Restoration of and protection of Tibet’s natural environment and abandonment of China’s use of Tibet for the production of nuclear weapons and dumping of nuclear waste;
5. Commencement of earnest negotiations on the future status of Tibet and of relations between the Tibetan and Chinese people.

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Birth Centenary of Comrade Amulya Sen.

Posted by ajadhind on March 26, 2008

recieved via mail 
This year is the birth centenary of Comrade Amulya Sen, the great communist revolutionary of India. Comrade Sen, popularly known as Mastermashyay (means, respected teacher) was one of the leaders within the communist movement of India who initiated the two line inner-party struggle inspired from the international two-line struggle under the leadershp of Comrade Mao. In the due course, he started publication of an underground literature, named “Chinta” within the revisionist Communist Party of India (Marxist). After getting a momentum in the two line struggle, Comrade Sen along with Comrade Kanai Chatterjee and Comrade Chandrasekhar Das started publication of an open magazine named “Dakshindesh” . This “Dakshindesh Group” later took the shape of Maoist Communist Centre, one of major communist revolutionary group of India.
Comrade Sen passed away at the age of 74years on 23rd March of 1981.  
It is the duty of the revolutionary masses to celebrate the birth centenary of this great communist revolutionary who was one of the founder of Maoist Communist Centre.
I humbly request to circulate the writings of Comrade Amulya Sen among the revolutionary camp amd celebrate his birth centenary.
With struggling greetings,

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Posted by ajadhind on March 24, 2008


The ruthless economics of development ensures that displacement is defined in the narrowest terms possible, says GLADSON DUNGDUNG

Satish Kishku at a public rally
Everything has changed in the last 60 years of independence in India but the unending pain of “displacement” has become as part and partial of the life of 50 years old Satish Kishku of Takkipur village, situated near Canada Dam widely known as Mayurakshi Dam of Dumka district in Jharkhand. Kishku’s family was displaced for the first time when he was merely 10 years old. The family had more than enough land for sustaining their generation for years. But their land was acquired for the Dam and the family was given merely 2 acres of land with little money in the name of rehabilitation. The remaining amount of compensation is still hanging in the government office. Now Satish Kishku lives in a small hut with 10 members of his family including his grandchildren and earns livelihood from daily wages.
Satish Kishku had lost his mental balance in February last year when the government officials had gone to conduct survey in his village as the state government of Jharkhand has proposed a Steel Plant in the areas, where 12 villages including Satish Kishku’s village Takipur, Kulvanti, Ektala, Sukhjoda and Naraungi village of Raneswar block will face the agony of displacement once again. All these 12 villages were rehabilitated out of 144 villages, which submerged in the Mayurakshi Dam in 1967. The irony is that the Dam was constructed for the irrigation purposes but water does not reach to the rehabilitated villages because water supply has been stopped since1993 but at the same time, the water has regularly been supplied to the state of West Bengal. The electricity, health and sanitation facilities are not available in these villages.
Most of the displaced families across the country have more or less the same pathetic story as Satish Kishku has. Those who surrendered their land, forest, water, culture and identity for the Dam, Industry, Mining and development projects are struggling for survival today. Their children are with bare back, empty stomach, malnourished, illiterate and without shelter today. And those who resisted against it were coined as the “Anti National” or “Naxalites” so that the ruling elites can get a license to kill them and nobody can question about their cruel and inhuman acts. In both the cases tribals, Dalits and Poor are the losers. But does it mean that these people will stop claiming their ownership rights over land, forest and water which their ancestors have protected for them?

The 60 years of independence has taught many lessons to the displaced people about the politics of development, displacement and rehabilitation therefore this time they are determined not to surrender their livelihood resources at any cost for the sake of development though the governments promise them for a rehabilitation package. According to Shatish Kishku, the “rehabilitation package” is the most dangerous weapon to betray the poor. He questions that how can trees, culture and identity be rehabilitated from place one to another? Now he is putting hard work to mobilized people under the banner of “Krishi Bhumi Raksha Samity” and fighting against the displacement proposed by the state government of Jharkhand at Raneswar.
He was one among those 10 thousand displaced people of Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Bihar and Manipur, gathered at Rourkela on 9 March, 2008 to raise their voices, share the agony of displacement and chock out their strategy for the struggle against displacement, SEZ Policy and communal fascism. Their core slogans are “Stop displacement in the name of development”, “Jindal, Mittal, Tata and Bata go back”, “Withdraw the unjust SEZ policy”, “We will neither give our life nor land” and “Don’t kill people in the name of religion”. These people have taken pledge not to give even one inch of land for Industry, Dam, Mining, Power Plant and any other development project. The three leading alliances Crej Jan Mukti Andolan, Voice for Child Rights and Nafre Jan Andolan are facilitating the whole processes to unite villagers, People’s Organizations and people’s movements in a platform to challenge the unjust policies of the state and central governments. The Convener of Crej Jan Mukti Andolan K.C. Mardi who played a crucial role in throwing out Jindal Steel, Bhushan Steel and Essar Steel from the Kolhan areas of Jharkhand last year says that the 60 years of Independence has only given tears to the tribals and local inhabitants. They are betrayed in the name of development therefore we have taken pledge for not giving even an inch of land for Industry, Dam and Mining. The member of Nafre Jan Andolam Lakhi Das says, “We oppose the corporate development model and SEZ policy, which induce displacement, destroy the livelihood resources, culture and identity of tribal and poor therefore now we are determined not to lose our remaining livelihood resources for the sake of development”.
But the fundamental questions are that why people do not want to give their land for the Industries, Dam and development projects? Why they are throwing out Jindal, Bhushan and Essar Steels from their land, who can provide them job? And why people are raising their voices everywhere against displacement and SEZ policy in the country? One must have to go back to the history of displacement to understand that why these people are against of development projects today. One would be shocked to see the data which suggests that after the independence, approximately 3 crore people were displaced for setting up the Power Plants, Irrigation Projects, Mining Companies, Steel Industries and many more development projects in the country. Among them, 40 percent displaced people are tribals and 20 percent are Dalits, which means the 60 percent displaced people are from the marginalized communities, who sacrificed everything for the sake of the “development” but they are still untouched of the development.
The data of Jharkhand shows that 24,15,698 acres of land were acquired in the name of development, where 17,10,787 people were displaced. In every project approximately 80 to 90 percent tribals and local people were displaced. Merely 25 percent people were halfway rehabilitated but there are also in the miserable conditions and no one has any idea about the rest of 75 percent displaced people. The benefits of all these development projects were only enjoyed by the Landlords, Project Officers, Engineers, Contractors, Beaurocrats, Politicians and outsiders.
Another thing is that there are numerous laws made for protection of the rights of underprivileged people but these were never enacted honestly. The Chota Nagpur Tenancy Act 1908 and Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act prohibit the sale and transfer of tribal land to non tribals but the land were snatched from tribals in the name of development. The constitutional rights, provisions for the sixth scheduled Areas and the Extension of Panchayat Act 1996 were never been implemented with the true spirit in the tribal regions. The ruling elites always misused these laws for their benefits.
The government of India is unable to make the rehabilitation policy even after the 60 years of independence but SEZ policy was introduced. Similarly, when the Jharkhand state was created the first chief minister Babula Marandi brought the Industrial Policy and his successor Arjun Munda even went two steps forward and created history in signing MoU but at the same time, the same state is not able to make a rehabilitation policy even after 7 years. This is why the intention of the state was always questioned and the people are resisting against displacement eveywhere. The people were displaced from one place to another in the name of development but they were not rehabilitated. Hence they feel that they are betrayed in the welfare state in the name of “development”. The marginalized people of this country have lost their faith on the governance that is the major shift, where they are firmly decided not to allow laying down the foundation of the corporate development model over their graves.
The displacement is not just shifting people from one place to another but it is destruction of their livelihood resources, culture and identity which they develop by nourishing for the ages. The resources are sold at market rate and production power of the poor has been changed into service providers. Those who were engaged in producing grains now work as domestic workers, care takers of bigwigs and daily wage labourers therefore it is indeed need of the hour to rethink on the present development model because the “state” is duty bound to create atmosphere where people can enjoy their rights and privilege guaranteed by the constitution of India.
Gladson Dungdung is a Human Rights Activist associated with “Child Rights and You”

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Anti-SEZ activists hold awareness camp .

Posted by ajadhind on March 24, 2008


MANGALORE: Leaders of the successful SEZ Virodhi Manch of Goa interacted with farmers and residents of eight villages that have been notified for the 4,000-acre Mangalore SEZ.
At an awareness camp organised by the Nagarika Seva Trust Guruvayanakere and the Krishi Bhoomi Samrakshana Samiti here on Wednesday, the Goan entourage launched a scathing attack on the concept of SEZs.
Speaking to The Hindu, on the sidelines of the event, Praveen Sasmi termed SEZs “anti-constitutional” and “anti-democratic”.
His counterpart Simon Fernandez added, “It is also an anti-people and anti-national land-grabbing exercise.”
Expounding on the Goa movement, Mr. Sasmi said that the moral high ground for the movement was achieved when the common people realised that it was a completely apolitical struggle.
“Once people realised that we had no affiliations the rest just fell into place,” he said.
Frankie Monteiro was the one who unearthed a the frauds in the Goan SEZ projects.
He said that the foundation for a strong people’s movement was information.
Hailing the Right to Information Act, he said, “Once we had gathered all the proof of the swindling that had occurred, there was no looking back. The truth helped us convince people.” Mr. Monteiro talked at length to the residents about the use of the RTI Act.
Charles Fernandez, another member of the group, said that it was disappointing that only people who were going to be directly affected by the project were agitating against it.
“Everyone in this region will be affected. Everything will change and the message must be spread.”
He said the reason that the Goa movement was successful was because the common people jumped into the fray. “None of us in this group are land losers,” he said.
Peter Gama said that the Mangalore case was slightly complicated because some people whose lands were notified in the first phase had already accepted the compensation package.
“However, that should not alter the movement much,” he added.

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Ban Salwa Judum – Moily.

Posted by ajadhind on March 18, 2008


The Centre has asked for a ban on Salwa Judum – an initiative of arming villagers to fight Naxals in Chhattisgarh.


Virtually conceding that the Salwa Judum of Chhattisgarh is a state-sponsored movement to counter Naxalism, a government committee has for the first time said that the anti-Naxal movement has no place in the state.


“Salwa Judum has been recommended to be disbanded,” said Moily.


Till date both the Centre and state governments have been denying their role in propping up the movement. The Moily Commission, however, has said Naxalism cannot be defeated by counter-insurgency movements such as this.


“Salwa Judum will amount to being an extra-constitutional power which you cannot have,” Moily stated.


“If there is a constitutional government, it is the duty of that constitutional government to function, not delegate this power.


“State Government cannot delegate its powers to an extra-constitutional authority. Law and order is the responsibility of the State,” he explained.


Chhattisgarh is the worst affected state in the country with over 12,000 km of Indian territory outside the control of the government. Over 50, 000 tribals have been forced to take refuge in State-protected camps.


The Salva Judum is largely a creation of divisive state politics, particularly the opposition Congress and the UPA-backed Moily Commission’s recommendations are sure to come as a slap on the face not just for the Opposition but the ruling BJP as well.

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Twelve Maoists killed in Khammam

Posted by ajadhind on March 18, 2008


Hyderabad (PTI): Twelve Maoists were killed in an encounter with police in the thick forest area of Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.

The exchange of fire took place when the special police party of Greyhounds, an anti-naxal elite force, was on a combing operation between Cherla and Pamedu police station limits in the forest, according to preliminary reports reaching the police headquarters here.

The slain naxals are yet to be identified and it is suspected that two of them were top Maoists leaders, police sources said.

So far 10 bodies have been recovered and two AK-47 and four SLR have been found from the spot, they added.

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