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Archive for April 23rd, 2007

Documentary on Carnage in Nandigram

Posted by Indian Vanguard on April 23, 2007

This film is based on original video footage of 14 march killings of peasents, in Nandigram, West bengal. CPM, a left party Government is responsible for this. Spacial thanks to Bengali poet Wishwajeet sen for providing this film.

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YSR to visit one-time Naxalite `bastion’

Posted by Indian Vanguard on April 23, 2007

Argul Rajaram the only Minister to visit the village in 1979


  • YSR will attend a public meeting and join community lunch
  • The village has a 40-foot tall martyr’s memorial for women naxals


  • HYDERABAD: History will be created on Monday as Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy arrives at Manala, a remote village on the Nizamabad-Karimnagar district border, in Armoor Assembly constituency to participate in the Praja Patham mass contact programme.

    The 12,000-odd residents of Manala, which is in the midst of a thick forest, 100-km north of Nizamabad, and 14 other hamlets have never seen a Chief Minister coming there. Dr. Reddy will participate in a public meeting and join community lunch and spend over two hours from 12.15 p.m.

    The very mention of Manala used to send shivers down the spines of the police and the people till two years ago, for it was the bastion of the erstwhile People’s War Group.

    Glory past

    For over two decades, naxalites of the banned outfit had a virtual sway over the tribal village as elected representatives or the police never dared to visit the place. The village hit the headlines on June 17, 2001, after 10 naxalites, including six members of newly formed People’s Guerrilla Army (PGA), were killed by the PWG members on suspicion that they had indulged in covert operation to eliminate top leaders of the party.

    Again on March 7, 2005, the village witnessed a bloodbath when 11 naxalites were killed in an alleged encounter with the police.

    Manala is also known as the only village where a 40-foot-tall martyrs’ memorial for women naxalites had been constructed.

    Local legislator and former Minister S. Santosh Reddy told The Hindu on Sunday that the fear of naxalites had prevented elected representatives from visiting the village. “Dr. Reddy’s visit will boost the morale of tribals, who have suffered due to the presence of naxalites,” he added.

    “Argul Rajaram was the only Minister to have visited the village ever — to lay the foundation stone for an electricity sub-station in 1979, much before the advent of naxalites,” he said.

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    Orissa Police complete training to counter Naxals

    Posted by Indian Vanguard on April 23, 2007

    Rourkela, April 23 (PTI): As part of government’s move to counter Naxal threat in the state, 53 police personnel of fourth battalion of the Orissa Special Armed Police (OSAP) have successfully completed training at the Anti- Terrorism Centre (ATC) here.

    This is the first batch of trainees who underwent training at the newly established centre, officials said.

    “The jawans had been trained on the lines of Grey Hound personnel,” Inspector General of Police (Operation) S S Hansda said during the passing out parade


    The IGP, who took the salute, expressed hope that the jawans would boldly stand against the challenge of left wing extremism


    Hansda, during his two day tour to the area, also reviewed the security scenario in the Naxal-infested western range with senior officials


    The senior police officer underscored the need of strengthening surveillance and intelligence in the Naxal-hit Orissa-Jharkhand border areas to keep track of the movements of the ultras, sources said.

    The Hindu

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    Peoples Democratic Front Of India (PDFI)

    Posted by Indian Vanguard on April 23, 2007

    Peoples Democratic Front Of India (PDFI) expresses deep anguish and condolence at the departure of our respected Hari Singh Tarq, President of Association for democratic Rights, Punjab (AFDR), Convenor of Committee For the Assistance Of Tribals Affected by Salwa Judum (CATAS). He was a stalwart in defending the human rights and democratic rights of people in India and particularly in Punjab.


    He always stood for the protection and promotion of the rights of the toiling and deprived masses. Hari Singh Tarq stood boldly in defence of the marginalised people right from Lehara Gaga to all India level. He struggled hard to build an all India movement for democratic Rights. He was always an important member of the fact finding teams to various parts of country e.g. Jharkhand POTA victims, Gujarat carnage, Chhatisgarh and Andhra Pradesh state repression etc. etc., carried out by AFDR or jointly with other civil liberties organisations.

    With his initiative the first programme of the chain of aprogrammes devoted to Shaheed Bhagat Singh;s Birth Centenary year started from Lehara Gaga in 2006.

    For more than a decade he continuously and regularly edited a monthly journal, previously named Jan Dastak and now Shabad Baan, highlighting the democratic values in literature, culture, society and politics and exposed the exploitative and oppressive system ruthlessly and boldly.

    His death is a huge loss for the democratic movement of India and particularly of Punjab.

    On the fateful day he along with his comrade Des Raj Chhajali and his young son was coming back from Barnala after attending a programme in the memory of Revolutionary writer and singer Sant Ram Udasi when he met an accident near Sunam. He was declared dead when brought to Patiala Hospital. Des Raj and his son are still crtical.

    We, the organisations constituents of PDFI convey our heartfelt condolences to all family members, colleagues, friends and comrades.

    From

    (Dr. Darshan Pal)

    On behalf of

    Coordination Committee

    Peoples Democratic Front Of India (PDFI)

    Posted in Panjab, PDFI | 4 Comments »

    Kumaraswamy to visit naxal-infested areas

    Posted by Indian Vanguard on April 23, 2007

    Kollur (Karnataka), April. 22 (PTI): Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has said that he will stay in some of the Naxal-infested areas in Udupi district in the first week of May.

    Kumaraswamy, who was speaking to reporters here last night after visiting the famous Kollur Mokambika temple here, said during his stay, he would try to know the problems of the local people.

    Ever since becoming Chief Minister, Kumaraswamy has been staying at one of the houses of local people in a chosen village to acquaint himself with their problems. Asked about the “Vikas Yatra” being held statewide by the JDS’ ruling coalition partner BJP, he said nothing could be achieved through such “yatras”.

    To a query, he said he would give up his post and hand over power to the BJP to lead the coalition after 20 months as part of their power sharing arrangement. The coalition would complete its 40-month term, he added.

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    Policeman killed in Jharkhand landmine blast

    Posted by Indian Vanguard on April 23, 2007

    RANCHI: One security personnel was killed and four others were seriously injured when a police vehicle came under the impact of a landmine blast triggered by activists of CPI (Maoist) at Urdango village under Dumri police station of Giridih district at around 1.30 pm on Sunday.

    The deceased police personnel was identified as Dular Chandra Ram aka Ghuran Turi. He was posted as Chokidar in Dumri police station and was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident.

    The list of four injured security personnel included the names of police sub-inspector of Dumri RK Dwivedi and CRPF inspector PN Ojha. All of them were rushed to Bokaro general hospital where their condition was stated to be serious.

    Giving details, Giridih SP AK Singh told TOI on phone the incident took place when police team was retuning from Urdango village after taking part in a community camp organised by the district police as part of its efforts to reduce the gap between the police and the common people. “My vehicle was just few yards ahead of the police vehicle which came under the impact of the landmine blast,” he added.

    Replying to a query that did police consider the attack as an act of retaliation of Saturday’s incident when police shot dead two Naxalites and arrested six of their activists, the Giridih SP said that prima facie it appeared an act of retaliation.

    The Times of India

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