Public Protest Meeting Against Fake Encounter Killing of Maoist Leader Kishenji

Gandhi Peace Foundation

13 December 2011 from 2 PM to 8 PM

Speakers include:

Demands of the meeting:

The Fact-finding team of various civil and democratic rights organizations established beyond doubt that the Maoist leader Kishanji was first captured and severely tortured by security forces and then killed on 24 November 2011 in a planned fake encounter under the connivance of both West Bengal and Central governments.

The cold-blooded extrajudicial killing of Kishenji is very much similar to that of Azad. It is important to note that both these killings were done when the Maoist leaders were invited for “Peace Talks” by the same governments which were responsible for their killings.

This fake encounter killing is part of the several other similar killings by the Central and various state governments that have been jointly conducting a special military operation to suppress people’s resistance against unbridled exploitation of natural resources.

The unjustified and irrational killing of Kishanji is nothing but a part of state terror being unfettered under ‘Operation Green Hunt’, centrally controlled by the UPA government. It is a clear cut violation of not only the guidelines given by Supreme Court and National Human Rights Commission but also by different international institutions.

It is to note that the state is not only killing the Maoists and their supporters but also viciously suppressing all voices of dissent, especially of democratic and revolutionary forces. We strongly feel that Naxalism / Maoism cannot be suppressed by killing its propagators / leaders and organizing massacres of its supporters.

Meeting is organized by:

Bahujan Vam Manch, CPI (ML), CPI (ML) New Proletariat, Democratic Students Union, IFTU, Inquilabi Majdur Kendra, Krantikari Navajawan Sabha, Lok Raj Sangathan, Navajwan Bharat Sabha, NDPI, PDFI, Peoples Front, PUDR, Revolutionary Democratic Front, and other organizations and individuals.