Hyderabad: Resistance group Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF), at its first conference here on April 22-23, will demand an end to the anti-Maoist Operation Green Hunt and discuss how to turn the current economic crisis in the country into a revolutionary opportunity.
More than 300 delegates from across India, including writer and activist Arundhati Roy, historian Amit Bhattacharya, Maoist leader Tusharkanti Bhattacharya's wife Soma Sen and Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde, will be present at the meet. At the two-day event, which includes a procession and a public meeting, the RDF will press for the withdrawal of paramilitary forces from the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
Two keynote papers are to be presented during the event on transforming the economic crisis into a revolutionary opportunity by giving a decisive turn to people's movements for rights over 'jal-jangal-zameen' (water, forests and land), and highlighting the excesses being committed on adivasis as part of the Operation Green Hunt, Revolutionary Writers' Association leader Varavara Rao told IANS.
"By deploying lakhs of paramilitary personnel in Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Bengal, etc, the ruling classes are trying to crush the revolutionary movement. Hundreds of people have been murdered by the forces in this marauding war, while lakhs of people have been forced to run away from their homes," says a RDF statement....more
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New Delhi: The body of top Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji was on Saturday identified by Naxal sympathiser Varavara Rao at the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital morgue. Deepa, the daughter of Kishenji's elder brother Anjayelu, also identified the body of the slain Maoist leader. According to the police, post-mortem would be done in the presence of forensic experts on Saturday. The district administration, the police said, would take...
10:04 AM, Nov 26, 2011