CPI Maoist Party CC Statement on Martyrs Week
Comrades, Revolutionary Masses
Laying down oneʹs life for the people is weightier than the Himalayas. Dying for the exploitive classes is lighter than a feather. Life is most valuable for human beings. Communist Revolutionaries totally dedicate themselves for the social revolution and for the interests of the people. They work with a strong aim dedicating everything and their life too. Every great change demands sacrifice. That the history of class struggle is the history of sacrifices is as much a fact as that the history of the society is the history of class struggle since the formation of classes.
In our country, since the great Naxalbari Armed Peasant struggle, in the process of New Democratic Revolution for the past 50 years, nearly 15thousand persons starting from the higher level leadership to the activists and revolutionary people down laid their valuable lives. They sacrificed their lives to achieve their aim in the path of Protracted Peopleʹs War that the founders of our Party, great leaders and teachers, martyrs Comrade Charu Mazumdar, Comrade Kanhai Chatterjee had formulated. Since July 2016 until May 2017, 205 comrades and revolutionary masses have laid down their valuable lives in the country-wide fascist, multi-pronged offensive, the war on people - ʹOperation Green Huntʹ that the Indian ruling classes are intensifying with the total support and in the direction of the imperialists, especially the American imperialists. Out of the martyred comrades, two are Cc comrades, 131 are from Dandakaranya, 27 from Bihar-Jharkhand, 35 from Andhra-Odisha border, 6 from Odisha, 1 from Telangana, 2 from West Bengal and 1 from Western Ghats. Fifty-four of them are women cadres and village women.
July 28th is the day of the martyrdom of Comrade Charu Mazumdar and is the day in which thousands of peopleʹs heroes are remembered. The Central committee of the Party gives the call to grandly celebrate the martyrʹs week from July 28* to August 3 ry of the πεrtγε in the past one year and the martyrs in the past five decades, on the anniversary of Naxalbari.
In the past one year, the death of the leaders of Indian Revolution, member of the CC and the Polit Bureau Member Comrade Narayan sanya (Vijayda) (80), member of the CC Comrade Kuppu Devraj (Ramesh, Yogesh) (62) is Ξ Π irreparable loss for the revolutionary movement. Comrades Devraj and Ajiths were seriously ill and were going to Kozhikode when they were detained, severely tortured and shot dead in the Neelambur forest area in Kerala on 24 November as a part of ʹOperation Brahmagiriʹ.
Comrade Narayan Sanyal breathed his last on the 16" of April in Kolkata due to cancer. Members of State Committee - Senior Comrade Raghunath Mahato and Comrade Asish Yadav of Bihar-Jharkhand, Comrade Himadri Roy (Somenda, Bighanda) of West Bengal, Comrades Prasad and Daya of Andhra Odisha Border, Comrade Ajitha (Kaveri) of Western Ghats are among the martyrs. The martyrs include - Regional Committee member Comrade Sangram Murmu (BJ), District Committee members Comrades Prabhakar, Kiran of AOB, Comrades Prince (Company-1, ERC), Suday (Central Zone), Yatin (Koel-Sankh), Sailesh, Ajit Yadav of Bihar-Jharkhand, Comrades Jagath (West Bastar), Pali (Darbha), Kailash (EBT) of Dandakaranya, Sub-Zonal committee member Comrade Nagendra Yadav (BJ), 33 Area Committee members/Platoon Party Committee Members (PLGA Squad/Section, Platoon Commanders and Deputy Commanders) 4 GPC and RPC members, 8 Peopleʹs Militia Commanders, 7 leaders and activists of Mass Organisations, scores of PLGA, Peopleʹs Militia fighters, Party activists, sympathisers and revolutionary people. Two comrades were martyred in the jail due to ill-health and the negligence of the jail authorities.
Many of the martyrs laid down their lives in fake encounters, covert operations and ambushes of the enemy like in Budhanadi (Koel-Sankh, BJ) and Thelam Tumnar (West Bastar, DK). Three comrades were martyred in the attack of the counter revolutionary murderous gang TPC in Palamu of BJ. In the encounters in Ramguda of AOB and Budhanadi of BJ our leadership comrades and our guerilla forces fought heroically, laid down their lives and saved the Party leadership and cadres. In the Sondaha ambush of BJ Comrades Prince and Suday; in Burkapal ambush in DK Comrades Anil (Commander of PI24, Darbha), Ravi (Commander of Charla LOS, Khammam, Telangana) were martyred fighting with great courage against the Para-military forces. Few other comrades were martyred due to old age, ill-health and snakebite.
Among the women cadres -Senior party activists Comrades Mamatha and Latha (Bharathi), Members Budri, Manjula (Ungi) of AOB, Comrades HemlaAngu (South Bastar), Ramsila (RKB), Sukki, Jogi of Darbha, Jagbathi Yadav (Sony), Rajbathi of EBT, Anupriya of Koel-Sankh of BJ and other comrades were martyred in their heroic fight in various encounters. Woman Comrades Hemla Anju, Podiyam Sukki, Doodhi Guddi, Ratna, Adame and village women Jyothigavade and Hemla Sukmathi were caught by the police, mass raped and murdered. These cannibals inhumanly cut the private parts of some of the women comrades after murdering them.
All the martyrs laid down their lives in the process of fighting back the unprecedented offensive of the government armed forces in Mission 2016 and Mission 2017 in the third phase of Operation Green Hunt. They are the heroes of the people and martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the interests of the oppressed masses. The martyred central leaders stood firm until their last breath for a long time overcoming many ebbs and flows, ups and downs and twists and turns, firmly committed to the Party line.
The martyrs shed selfishness and identified themselves with the interests of the people and the Party. They demonstrated high Communist values, ideals, courage and dedication. The Central Committee pays humble homage to all these martyrs who laid down their lives in the Peopleʹs War. Let us pledge to fight until the last to make the Indian New Democratic Revolution a success as a part of the World Socialist Revolution. Let us take the movement another step forward with initiative, courage and daring, sacrifice and Bolshevik spirit. On this occasion of the martyrʹs week let us remember each and every one of them and learn from their practice. Let us place their ideals before the Party ranks and the people and inspire them to play their role in the revolution.
Since the NDA government in the leadership of BJP came to power fascist offensive of the central and the state governments has intensified much more on the revolutionary movement of the country led by our Party, CPI(Maoist). The movement is sustaining by fighting back this fierce reactionary military offensive in an armed manner and facing the exploitive ruling classes in the social, economic, political, organisational and propaganda fields with appropriate new tactics from time to time.
The central and the state governments planned to defeat and eliminate the revolutionary movement in Dandakaranya, Bihar-Jharkhand, AOB, Odisha, Western Ghats and other places through Mission 2016. In the process of fighting back these counter-revolutionary schemes of the governments we took up political, military and organizational efforts in the last year and defeated Mission 2016. All these efforts include the sacrifices of the martyrs and the revolutionary people in each and every step. They brought successes to our Party and the people in the Peopleʹs War with their blood. In this condition the central and the state governments consolidated their gains in the counter-revolutionary offensive in the last year and formulated another vile scheme under the guidance of the imperialists to eliminate the Indian revolution in the coming two to two and a half years by the end of 2018 or by the time of the Parliamentary elections in 2019.
The theoretical and political understanding of the Party ranks has enhanced in the past three years due to the bolshevization campaign taken up to strengthen our Party. Their confidence to fight back the enemy offensive has increased and they are more active in the Peopleʹs War. So they are mobilizing the people on problems of their daily lives, on social, political fundamental issues, against the state violence in a larger way, with the aim to overcome the difficult condition the Party is presently facing. Class struggle is intensifying. There is improvement in the armed retaliation of our PLGA forces against the enemy forces. Mass base is strengthening.
Peopleʹs resistance is gradually increasing against the attacks of the enemy. People are resisting when the police illegally arrest the activists of the Party and the Organization, when the police forces kill our Party activists and people in a barbaric manner. They also retaliate when there are mass rapes on women and when they are killed after raping them. When the police indiscriminately fire on the Party activists, PLGA units and the people, behave inhumanely with the dead bodies and take them to the police stations, the people are encircling the police stations. They are fighting with the officers, getting back the martyr's bodies and conducting their last rites.
We must deeply and comprehensively understand the dialectical relation between the intensifying fascist offensive of the enemy and the economic crisis developing in the country and the world. We must clearly realize the interrelation between the increasing aggressiveness of the enemy forces and the imperialist interests of the diehard Brahmanical Hindu fascist forces that came to power in the country. In order to come out of the economic crisis of 2008, the imperialists took up certain policies but they failed. As a result they intensified their offensive across the country. As a part of it the Comprador ruling classes in the leadership of Modi government are implementing the neo-liberal economic policies in a more aggressive manner in the direction of the imperialists. All the Brahmanical Hindu fascist policies of the Modi-Mohan Bhagawat-Amit Shah clique for the past three years are aimed at aggressively implementing the interests of the imperialists and the feudal classes. They are against the oppressed classes, oppressed nationalities and oppressed social communities of our country. They are making the lives of the broad masses in the country miserable.
All the big talk of Modi government about the development of the country in the name of ʹMake in Indiaʹ, ʹStart up Indiaʹ is mere propaganda. The industrial sector of the country is weak even three years after it came to power. Unemployment, hike in the prices of essential commodities, increase in agrarian crisis are exposing the shallowness of this ʹdevelopmentʹ. The various schemes it brought forth in the name of elimination of poverty have failed. Modi government recently gave an explanation to the Supreme Court according to which 12 thousand farmers are committing suicide every year due to untimely rains, drought, indebtedness and lack of remunerative prices for their crops. This crisis has intensified and the farmers of Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are taking up militant struggles demanding waiver of loans, proper remunerative prices and subsidies.
In the three years of Modi rule, there are increasing attacks of the Brahmanical Hindu fascist forces on the Dalits and Muslims of the country. Presently Modi government has the agenda of banning cow slaughter all over the country. Starting from Dadari in Uttar Pradesh, Saharanpur, Una in Gujarat, Alwarin Rajasthan there were such attacks. In these attacks the Dalits, Muslims, Adivasi and the other oppressed castes mobilized in Una and formulated an action plan to face Hindu Communalism.
Tribal and non-tribal people are waging militant struggles on the problem of displacement. The tribal people of Chota Nagpur in Jharkhand took up large scale struggles against the amendments to Chotanagpur Tenancy Act and Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act. In Telangana a militant struggle broke out against the government policies to seize tribal lands in the against the amendments to Chotanagpur Tenancy Act and Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act name of "harithahaaramʹ (green belt). The anti-displacement struggles of the tribal people took militant form in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in the past one year.
After Rohith Vemulaʹs suicide in Hyderabad, the foisting of ʹseditionʹ charges on the student leaders of Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi in 2015, progressive students, Dalit, Adivasi and religious minority students across the country broke into united spate of struggles against the Hindu fascist offensive. Similarly, this year there was a large scale united movement of the students and professors of Universities and Colleges of 14 states against the attacks of the Hindu Sanghparivar on the progressive students of Ramjas College in Delhi.
Atrocities on women are constantly on the rise. As per the statistics there is violence on women once in every three minutes. Eight thousand women are dying every year owing to dowry killings. There are 50 thousand incidents of atrocities and 40 thousand women are being kidnapped. There are increasing acid attacks, child marriages, forced prostitution, feticide and killing of girl child due to growing feudal, imperialist culture. Women and democrats are taking up these issues all over the country.
Since Modi government came to power in the centre it is absolutely selling off the country to imperialist capital. On the other hand it is instigating national-chauvinist frenzy and fake patriotism. It is employing the provisions of the ʹseditionʹ act against the organisations and intellectuals who opposed these reactionary policies. Democratic, genuine patriotic forces are taking up struggle against the indiscriminate attacks of the Hindutva gangs on the peopleʹs civil and democratic rights.
Opposing the anti-labor policies of the Modi government more than 15 crores of workers in the leadership of left Trade Unions carried out a general strike last September. This year 10 lakh government sector bank employees organised a successful country-wide general strike on the 28"February against the amendments in labor laws, outsourcing and other anti-people policies. In a bid to weaken the leadership of the ongoing militant workerʹs movements the workerʹs leadership of the Maruti Suzuki Company was put in jail and given life imprisonment. The Working class must fight it back in a united Tarihrer.
The government amended the indirect tax system and introduced GST to mold the whole country as a uniform market in the interests of the imperialists and the Big Comprador Bureaucratic Capitalists. With the false propaganda of wiping out corruption big notes were dissolved and the monetary wealth of the people was accumulated in the banks. On the one hand, this has filled the coffers of the giant corporates the funds for the RSS and its affiliated organisations have been increased on the other. This not only put the poor, the middle classes, the peasantry, small traders and small capitalists to great inconveniences but in fact made them bankrupt.
Since Burhan Waniof Hizb-ul Mujahideen was shot dead last July there is an upsurge in the Kashmir national liberation struggle. This is continuing even after the murder of his associate Sabjar Ahmad Bhat this year in May. The people of Kashmir are scaring the state and the central governments with their war with ʹstonesʹ on the Indian Army and the Para-military forces. All through this year students became a militant part of this struggle. In the North East the National Liberation struggle organisations have consolidated again, formed a United Front and are fighting against the Indian expansionists in a united manner.
A situation has emerged where Workers, Peasants, the Middle classes, the National Bourgeoisie, Oppressed Nationalities, Religious Minorities, Dalits, Adivasis, Women, Students, Youth and others are fighting against Brahmanical Hindu fascism. There is a clear polarisation of forces in the country. Brahmanical Hindu fascism became pro-imperialist and a common enemy of the oppressed classes, nationalities and oppressed social communities with itsanti-country and outdated reactionary policies. This and the brewing peopleʹs resistance in various forms to change this situation is a new development in the countryʹs politics in the past three years.
Our Peopleʹs Guerillas wiped out 37 CRPF personnel and injured another 10 in two ambushes in March and April in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh after which a top level meeting was held with Chief Ministers, Police top officials and district Collectors often states presided over by the Central Home Minister on 8" of May. Ruling out the question of deploying the Indian Army in the areas of our movement, plans for elimination of the movement were formulated under the guidance of military officers. As a part of it they have decided to shift the CRPF (LWE) Central Zone Command Centre to Raipur from Kolkata; to establish Unified Commands up to district level;to strengthen Commands at the Tactical-Operational level; to form a committee for better coordination between the state and the central forces, to shift the Naxal Special DG office in Raipur to Jagadalpur (Bastar); to expand the intelligence system and strengthen especially human and electronic intelligence; to make this network effectively useful for potential use with real time intelligence through electronic system (UAV, Satellites, GPS, Thermal Imaging, Infrared technology, CCTV cameras, radars and other such things); to utilise Air Force in Operations (Commando force is deployed in helicopters for attack and strafing and to carry out drone attacks); to impart new kind of training for the forces; establish counter-insurgency schools in Sukma and Bijapur districts; to improve coordination between the central and the state forces;to complete roads in the areas of the movement as soon as possible in the protection of Para-military forces and with the help of modern technology;construction of more communication towers and other such decisions.They have announced that the National Security Adviser Ajit Dobhal and Internal Security Adviser K.Vijay Kumar would guide the campaign for the elimination of Maoists. The important decision in this meeting was to make surgical strikes. All these reveal the aim to wipe out the revolutionary leadership and the revolutionary subjective forces in Mission 2017. As a part of it they have already announced that they would target civil rights activists, social activists and democrats in the name of ʹwhite clad’ Naxalites.
Mission 2017 started very aggressively with murderous attacks. In the first five months the police killed 60 village level leaders, local activists and revolutionaries in the areas of our movement in the country. Mass rapes on women, murder, arson, arrest and torture are being increasingly centralized and made more cruel since the days of Salwa Judum and Sendra. Life imprisonment is given to the revolutionary masses and the intellectuals who support them, to democrats and traders. Revolutionaries are given death sentence.
History has repeatedly proved that no matter how much the exploitive ruling classes indulge in cruel repression on the peopleʹs struggle, it is bound to fail. So we must take up the immediate task of defeating Mission-2017, protect the Party leadership from the top to the bottom, advance the movement and continue the Peopleʹs War-Guerilla War depending on the mass base. In order to achieve success in this, we have to protect our forces to the extent possible. We have to utilize the weaknesses of the enemy and as soon as we get an opportunity we have to concentrate the PLGA forces.
We have to attack the separate units of the enemy forces or divide their forces and attack. We must seize their weapons. For this let us implement the rules and principles of Guerilla War - Secrecy, Speed, Strong Will, Self-defense through change of place, offensive tactics with initiative and intensify and widen the Guerilla War. Let us advance the Peopleʹs War one more step forward to achieve the immediate aims of enhancing self-defense, mass base, developing and consolidating our subjective forces, expanding the movement and other such aims with a sacrificing nature.
We have achieved successes in the Guerilla war, in peopleʹs resistance, in the mass movements only through the sacrifices of the martyrs. The ideals they have established are to identify with the people by fighting against the enemy in the interests of people until the last breath and stand as a basis for the Peopleʹs War. The oppressed masses of India see their future in the path of the sacrifices of the martyrs. Let us pledge to make efforts with a strong will by holding aloft their ideals, aspirations and traditions of sacrifice and to achieve our theoretical, political, organizational, military and cultural tasks with a single mind and united practice.
Let us enthusiastically celebrate the martyrʹs memorial week in the areas of our movement throughout the country with the immediate task of defeating Mission-2017 implemented with the aim of eliminating the revolutionary movement and protecting the Party leadership from the top to the bottom. Let us mobilise the people in a big scale during this memorial week. Let us propagate the great sacrifices of our dear martyrs among the Party cadres, PLGA forces and the villagers. Let us hail the ideals of the martyrs through posters, banners, pamphlets, wall writing, road writing and by publishing the histories of the martyrs through booklets and exhibiting their photos in a big way. Let us conduct meetings and rallies in the Village, Area, District/Division/Zonal, SAC/SZC/SC levels, mobilise the masses in a big scale and instill self-confidence in them. Let us commemorate the sacrifice of the martyrs, their courage and daring, their strong will and other such ideals. Let us inspire and enthuse the people so that they follow their path for building a New Democratic society. Let us give a call to go forward on the path of the martyrs. This is the actual homage we can pay to our dear martyrs.
With Revolutionary greetings,
Central Committee, CPI (Maoist), August 9th