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International Campaign Against War on the People in India

 

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Condemn the Physical and Mental Torture on the Minor Daughters and Mother of Activist Shyna!

Condemn the Illegal Detention and Intimidation of Civil Rights Activists by the Lawless Kerala Police!

Once again, yet another act of impunity of the supposed guardians of law. This time it is not in the adivasi regions of Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand, Jangal Mahal etc. This time it is in the state of Kerala where there is already a climate of deliberate mass hysteria created by the state ably supported by a jingoist, conniving media.

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An Open Appeal to the Chief Minister of West Bengal

To The Chief Minster, Government of West Bengal

Madam,

For several years at a stretch the people of Jungle Mahal in West Bengal have been suffering persecution, humiliation and indignities in the hands of the state forces and armed bullies financed by the ruling parties. There have been brutalities perpetrated by the police, joint forces and the CPM-sponsored goons against the people as a result of which many adivasis have died, many have been killed in fake encounters, even while they were asleep, many have been injured, hundreds of houses have been raided, looted and ...

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Gurusharanji—In Lieu of a Homage

The most beautiful thing for those who have fought a whole life is to come to the end and say; we believed in people and life, and the people never let us down. -- Otto Rene Castillo

gursharan-bhaa-ji-manna-singhIt is with immense grief that the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP) would share the demise of Gurusharan Singh. Apart from all other things which many of the readers might already know about him, he was for us, at CRPP, the honorary president of the committee, a spirited fighter who was always a source of strength and support. What was so disarming about Gurusharanji was his unflinching commitment to the people that too, to the oppressed, discriminated and exploited.

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Butchery Of Dalits In Paramakudi

By Dr Anand Teltumbde

(A Press Note for the Press Meet on 4 October 2011 at Chennai Press Club)

The news of police firing on Dalits, congregated at Paramakudi to observe the 54 th anniversary of the martyrdom of their leader Emmanuel Sekaran, killing six of them and injuring scores of them, just within four months from Ms J Jayalalitha regaining her power, shocked the entire nation. The Tamilnadu based Centre for Protection of Civil Liberties took an initiative to constitute an all India team to do the fact finding into the incident.

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Statement by STUDENTS' SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE FOR SEPARATE TELANGANA

Manmohan-Sonia-Chidambaram is Responsible for Mandadi Yadi Reddy's Martyrdom!

Indian State is forcing hundreds of youths from Telangana on the Path of Suicide!

Form Telangana State Immediately! No More Delay and False Promises!

Today on 20 July at around 7.30am, Mandadi Yadi Reddy -a thirty-year old student from Ranga Reddy district of Telangana- hung himself to death in front of Krishi Bhavan, a stones' throw away from the Parliament, the North Block and South Block, and from Rashtrapati Bhavan. In his 20-page suicide note written in Telugu, he demanded the formation of Telangana state without any delay.

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Police raid at the house of Kavita Srivastava condemned

4 October 2011- By TCN News

Patna: Civil groups have strongly condemned Monday’s police raid at the Jaipur house of eminent social activist and General Secretary of People’s Union For Civil Liberties, Kavita Srivastava. The raid was carried out by Chhattisgarh police in collaboration with the Rajasthan police on the false pretext of hiding some Maoists.

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Release All Political Prisoners Unconditionally! Remove All Armed Forces from Areas of People's Movements!

...Our researchers into Public Opinion are content
That he held the proper opinions for the time of year;
When there was peace, he was for peace; when there was war, he went.
He was married and added five children to the population,
Which our Eugenist says was the right number for a parent of his generation.
And our teachers report that he never interfered with their education.
Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd:
Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard.

-- WH Auden

Dear friends,

The miseries of vast sections of the toiling masses have gone from bad to worse with the aggressive implementation of the policies of Liberalisation-Privatisation-Globalisation by the successive governments at the centre and various states in India. These policies of selling the immense wealth and resources of the people to the Multinational Corporations and domestic money bags for a song, have threatened the very survival of lives and livelihoods of the masses in the subcontinent. Orissa has been the nerve centre of such desperate attempts from the ruling classes to open up the veins of her rich forests, rivers, valleys and hills for imperialist loot and plunder. Needless to say the people of Orissa have fought tooth and nail these dog-eat-dog policies of the government in service to imperialist capital and their domestic collaborationists.

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Condemn the Cold blooded murder of Ranjit Murmu-the first prisoner under UAPA to die in Mamata Banerjee led government!

COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS
185/3, FOURTH FLOOR, ZAKIR NAGAR, NEW DELHI-110025

Immediately conduct an independent enquiry into the circumstances leading to the death of Ranjit Murmu!

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The Supreme Court categorically ordered the disbanding of Special Police Officers and Salwa Judum!

KOYA COMMANDOS, SHANTI SENA, NAGARIK SURAKSHA SAMITI AND ALL OTHER

NOTORIOUS VIGILANTE GANGS BE DISARMED AND DISSOLVED IMMEDIATELY!

In a judgment yesterday on 5 July, the Supreme Court declared the deployment of tribal youths as Special Police Officers (SPOs), Koya commandos, Salwa Judum or any other name to be illegal and unconstitutional, and has ordered its immediate disbanding. Justice B. Sudershan Reddy and Justice S. S. Nijjar strongly condemned the state for violating constitutional principles by arming and vesting powers of the police on the adivasi youths in Chhattisgarh. The Supreme Court categorically directed to "cease and desist, forthwith, from using any of its funds in supporting, directly or indirectly the recruitment of SPOs for the purposes of engaging in any form of counter-insurgency activities against Maoist/Naxalite group" and ordered to disarm and disband over 6500 SPOs that the Chhattisgarh state has formed. The bench said "the appointment of tribal youth as SPOs, who are barely literate, for temporary periods, and armed with firearms, had endangered and will necessarily endanger the human rights of others in society". The Supreme Court also ordered to recall all kinds of firearms and accessories that have given to these forces by the government. In addition, the bench also mentioned "the measures to be taken by the State of Chhattisgarh shall include, but not be limited to, investigation of all previously inappropriately or incompletely investigated instances of alleged criminal activities of Salwa Judum, or those popularly known as Koya Commandos".

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