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Sandeep NAXAL Pandey’s never ending BEGGING cum APPEASING sessions July 31, 2005

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COMMENT

Are all the persons concerned here aware that
Pakistani infiltrators into India have been disturbing
peace in India?.Please note that Pranab Mukherji,
India’s Defence Minister has said that Pakistan is
engaged in a proxy war with India.
Please ask the people in Kashmir whether they are
living in the atmosphere of peace.
Today there is the news that journalists were killed
in Kashmir.Every day there is some violence in
Kashmir.
Visa free entry of Pakistanis into India is bound to
promote more violence in India with Pakistan bent on
continuing its training camps for terrorists in the
POK.
Those interested in peace in the world, must first
request all countries in the world to adopt secularism
as the state policy with equality to people of all
religions, as preached by Jinnah in the Pakistan
Constituent Assembly on 11 August 1947.

Those who want visa free travel, should first try to
keep their houses without any locks.

Charity begins at home.
One should behave as he preaches.

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— asha wrote:

> Dear friends,
> i am attaching the revised budget. there was some
> coorrection needed in the last one. We still need
> close to Rs. 2,70,000 to cover our expenses.
>
> thanks
>
> — asha wrote:
>
> > dear friends, things have started moving for
> > organization of peace events planned from 6th to
> > 14th august, 2005 (see details below). today the
> > state ministers for home and external affairs in
> > delhi have assured us that they’ll let the
> pakistani
> > participants come for the convention. meanwhile,
> two
> > pakistani parliamentarians from sindh are also
> > interested in coming.
> >
> > the first commitment for contribution came
> yesterday
> > from prof. mohan bhagat and priya, volunteers of
> > AID, and Actionaid-India has agreed to sponsor the
> > staying expenses of outstation participants.
> > however, we still need over Rs. 2 lakhs to cover
> the
> > remaining expenses. we may need some extra funds
> to
> > cover travel of some participants who cannot come
> > otherwise. please send in your donations in the
> name
> > of ‘Popular Education and Action Centre (PEACE)’
> > payable at New Delhi to the following address:
> >
> > PEACE, F-93 Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi-110016,
> > Telephone: 011-26858940, 26968121, Mobile:
> > 9811119347 (Anil Chaudhary), e-mail:
> > peaceact@vsnl.com
> >
> > thanks,
> > sandeep
> > —————
> > INVITATION
> >
> >
> >
> > VISA FREE AND PEACEFUL SOUTH ASIA CONVENTION
> >
> > & OTHER EVENTS
> >
> > 6TH – 14TH AUGUST 2005
> >
> >
> >
> > During the recently concluded India
> Pakistan
> > Peace March from Delhi to Multan when we got a
> > chance to interact with a number of common people
> of
> > both sides of the border in meetings as well as on
> > road, we were overwhelmed by the popular yearning
> of
> > citizens of both countries for a more transparent
> > border between the two countries. 58 years of
> > official enmity has not been able to weaken the
> > emotional bonding between people of India and
> > Pakistan, as has been witnessed in recent times
> even
> > during the cricket matches hosted by both the
> > countries, when common people went out of their
> way
> > to host their estranged brethrens & came back with
> > experiences which helped in healing painful
> memories
> > & washed away years of built-up prejudices.
> >
> >
> >
> > That both the governments are keen on sustaining
> > talks and less reluctant about taking bold
> > initiatives is apparent by their determination to
> > commence and continue the Srinagar -Muzaffarabad
> bus
> > service. This is the opportune moment then to
> > galvanise the peace process by debating &
> discussing
> > the possibility of a “Visa Free Borders” in the
> > nearest future. We believe that the idea of the
> > “borderless” domain as suggested by Prime Minister
> > Manmohan Singh himself in the context of Kashmir,
> > should be extended to the whole of South Asia,
> > making borders and its whole paraphernalia
> > redundant. Steps towards this will not only be an
> > acknowledgement of people’s aspirations but will
> > make South Asia a powerful progressive
> > socio-cultural, political and economic zone which
> > can dictate globalisation on its own terms.
> >
> >
> >
> > We would like this convention to be a space
> amongst
> > policy makers and policy drivers, legislators,
> > academics and activists to dialogue the direction
> of
> > the ongoing peace process and the various
> > possibilities therein.
> >
> >
> >
> > On 9th August, Nagasaki Day peace activists will
> > hold a day long joint fast at Mahatma Gandhi’s
> > samadhi at Rajghat, New Delhi to press for a
> > Borderless and Peaceful South Asia.
> >
> >
> >
> > On 14th August people of India and Pakistan will
> > light candles on both sides of the Munabao
> > (Rajasthan) – Khokrapar (Sind) border.
> >
> >
> >
> > Coalition for Nulcear Disarmament and Peace,
> > Pakistan Peace Coalition, National Alliance of
> > People’s Movements, South Asia Partnership
> > (Pakistan), Akhil Bhartiya Rachnatmak Samaj,
> > Pakistan Social Forum, Association of People of
> > Asia, Pakistan Institute for Labour Education and
> > Research (PILER), Hind Pak Dosti Manch,
> > Anjuman-e-Asia-e-Awam, Insaf, Popular Education
> and
> > Action Centre (PEACE), Asha
> >
> >
> > Contact: Insaf, A-124/6, Katwaria Sarai, New
> > Delhi-110016. Tel: 91-11-26517814, 91-11-
> 55663958,
> >
> > Monica Wahi (91-9312019558), Faisal Khan
> > (91-9313106745)
> >
> > ashaashram@yahoo.com, monicawahi@rediffmail.com,
> > faisalkj2002@yahoo.co.in
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ‘VISA FREE AND PEACEFUL SOUTH ASIA’ CONVENTION
> >
> > 7th – 8th AUGUST 2005, New Delhi
> >
> >
> >
> > 7th August, 2005 – Constantia Hall, YWCA of
> Delhi,
> > Ashoka Road, New Delhi – 110001
> >
> >
> >
> > 10:00 am
> >
> > Inauguration: Nirmala Deshpande
> >
> >
> >
> > 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
> >
> > Session 1: Easing of Travel between India and
> > Pakistan
> >
> > Syed Nazim Ali Nizami (Gaddi Nashin, Nizamuddin
> > Auliya Dargah), Hannan Mollah (MP, CPM)
> >
> >
> >
> > 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
> >
> > Lunch
> >
> >
> >
> > 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
> > Session 2: Globalisation and South Asia
> > Amarjeet Kaur, Praful Bidwai
> >
> >
> >
> > 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
> >
> > Session 3: Communalism and State in South Asia
> >
> > Teesta Setalvad, Ram Punyani
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 8th August, 2005 – Constantia Hall, YWCA of Delhi,
> > Ashoka Road, New Delhi – 110001
> >
> >
> >
> > 9:00 – 11:00 am
> > Session 1: Future of Democracy in Nepal
> > Anand Swaroop Verma, Sushil Pyakurel
> >
> >
> >
> > 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
> >
> > Session 2: Nuclear Disarmament in South Asia
> >
> > Sandeep Dixit (MP, Congress), Mohan Singh (MP,
> > Samajwadi Party), Achin Vanaik
> >
> >
> >
> > 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
> >
> > Lunch
> >
> >
> >
> > 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
> >
> > Session 3: Visa Free South Asia

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Two naxals arrested, arms seized in Nalgonda , M.M.Bhagwat , Good Job.. Keep it up July 31, 2005

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Two directional mines, three claymore mines recovered

NALGONDA: The Nalgonda police arrested two naxalites of the Communist Party of India (Maoist)’s Kanagal dalam — Kambhampati Mallaiah alias Ramu (30) and Kongala Siddiah alias Ramesh (20) — at China Adisarpally under Devarakonda police station limits on Saturday. Two powerful directional mines of 10 kgs each, three claymore mines, a tapancha and kit bags were recovered from their possession. The Superintendent of Police, M.M.Bhagwat, told reporters to night that for the first time a rope meant to use to burn petrol bunks had also been recovered from the duo. The commander of the dalam, Boda Sailu alias Kurmaiah and another naxal, Kishan, managed to escape from the scene. They chalked out a plan to burn petrol bunks, torch RTC buses and telephone exchanges and destroy brandy shopson Sagar road to mark the martyrs’ week celebrations that started on July 28. Mallaiah allegedly participated in the robbery at the State Bank of India’s Gudipally branch.

COMMUNITY POLICING IN EXTREMIST AFFECTED AREA: POLICE MEKOSAM-COMMUNITY POLICING EXPERIMENT IN EXTREMIST AFFECTED AREA OF A.P. STATE,INDIA July 31, 2005

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This experiment was primarily undertaken to control left wing extremism of CPI (Maoist) group under leadership of the then Superintendent of Police of Adilabad Mr. Mahesh M. Bhagwat IPS. This experiment is the recipient of 2004 Community policing finalist award & special honor in homeland security category from International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), USA & ITT Industries Limited announced in IACP’s annual conference at Los Angeles, USA from 13th to 17th November 2004

The problem:

Adilabad in North Telangana was badly-hit-by-naxalism until recently. The People’s War Group of naxalites currently known as CPI (Maoist) were in control of the district and made it inaccessible, especially the remote villages to the police. The district faces extreme poverty and is one of the most backward in the country. The people in the area used to feel that the government was uninterested in their progress. This resulted in tribals becoming antagonistic towards the government. Several landmines had been detonated by the naxalites in the area since 1989 & hundreds of member of security forces & civilian lost their life while crores of rupees were extorted by Maoist at the point of gun.

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COMMUNITY POLICING IN EXTREMIST AFFECTED AREA: POLICE MEKOSAM-COMMUNITY POLICING EXPERIMENT IN EXTREMIST AFFECTED AREA OF A.P. STATE,INDIA

Maoists observe ‘martyr week’, Orissa on alert (LEAD) July 31, 2005

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Indo-Asian News Service

Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) With Maoists observing “martyr week” to commemorate the death anniversary of legendary rebel leader Charu Majumdar, seven Orissa districts have been put on alert for fear of attacks by the guerrillas.

Security has been beefed up in Gajapati, Malkangiri, Raigada, Nabrangpur, Koraput in the south and Sambalpur and Sundargarh in the west.

Maoists had killed five people in Tamparsinga, Banjaritikira and Larabira villages in Sambalpur July 7, and had shot dead three people in Burda village in the same district in May.

Martyr week began Thursday, with Majumdar having died in police custody July 28, 1972. He was the founder of the “Naxalite” movement that had its roots in agrarian unrest in West Bengal in the late 1960s.

Maoists are today active in Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar and enjoy some influence in West Bengal, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu.

–Indo-Asian News Service

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No official, tribals take Naxals’ help July 31, 2005

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Sunday July 31 2005 11:02 IST

JEYPORE: The crowd was unexpected and the hustle bustle was unusual in the Naxal-prone Badigeta village under Kalimela block that day. Malkangiri Collector was distributing land records among the tribals.

In an area, where the tribals crave for the visit of even a village level worker so that they can get a chance to put forward their grievances, the Collector’s presence had almost surprised them. Volumes of complaints were virtually poured before the Collector.

With government officials, particularly ground level staff who implement development works, staying away from the sensitive blocks of the district, the Naxals find it easy to rope in the villagers to their fold by promising them a prosperous future.

‘‘It is hard to see a village level worker but one can easily approach the Naxals for help,’’ admits Guru Madkami, a villager of Sudhakunta.

Every year, about Rs 50 crore is pumped to Malkangiri, Rayagada and Koraput districts for development works. Of the total amount nearly 70 per cent is meant for the inaccessible pockets.

But shockingly, those areas continue to be most neglected. Lack of communication between government officials and tribals happen to be the main culprit of it.

The presence of Naxals acts as a dissuading factor for several ground level staff. As a result, the district level public health camps and public relation camps to be organised every month get delayed.

However, administration sources in Malkangiri, Rayagada and Koraput said steps are being taken to address problems of tribals in Naxal-prone areas. Land reforms cells have also been formed to settle land dispute cases of tribals.

‘‘We are trying to settle the land dispute cases of tribals and address their health problems on a priority basis and are hoping for a positive response,’’ said Koraput Collector Subha Sharma.

Udupi: Naxalites Gaining Ground Within a Short Period July 31, 2005

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Udupi: Naxalites Gaining Ground Within a Short Period – People on Horns of a Dilemma

Daijiworld News Network – Udupi (GA)

Udupi, Jul 30: Just about a couple of years ago, if someone had to speak about the menace caused by Naxalite movement he/she had to give the example of Andhra Pradesh. No one could even dream about Naxalites operating in Karnataka. Even the politicians were of the opinion that Naxalite movement thrived in Andhra Pradesh due to their administrative failures.

But the situation is totally different today. Things have changed a lot within last 2-3 years. Naxalites movement has not only stepped up in Karnataka, it has also taken roots. The presence of Naxalites, which came to the fore for the first time with the encounter of two suspected female Naxalites at Edu near Karkala in November 2003, needs no elaboration today. As the movement has gained ground so too the blood bath has bathed the malnad, up-country and even the coastal districts. The greenery in malnad and Western Ghat area is slowly turning red with the advent of Naxalites and their ideologies.

Attack was well planned

This was once again confirmed with the attack on police personnel at Mattavu cross near Hebri here on Thursday evening. The Naxalites tried to blast the police jeeps with the help of landmines and hand grenades. But either police were lucky or Naxalites were unlucky that nothing serious took place. But it once again proved that here onwards it will be the infamous code ‘A tooth for a tooth and an eye for eye,’ which will be in practice. The same process, waging war to bring about peace.

The Thursday attack by the Naxalites was not an accident rather a well-hatched conspiracy in which they made police to come to the spot, following their trail. Udupi SP S Murugan at Hebri revealed this while speaking to the press. He said that the Naxalites used 5 landmines out of which one did not blast. The experts later defused it. He however denied the news reports that the Naxalites used hand grenades. “They did not make use of hand grenades; they rather shot at police with their guns from the right side of the road. There were 10-15 Naxalites in the group. But when the police too opened fire the Naxalites fled the place and disappeared in the dense forests,” he clarified.

Udupi to get Bomb Detonator Squad – AGP Bharani

“Since the Naxalite movement is getting intensified and violent, the Udupi district will be provided with a Bomb Detonators Squad and a Self Defense Squad,” said Additional General of Police (law and order) Subhash Bharani.

He was speaking to the presspersons after visiting the place at Mattavu cross where Naxalites tried to blast police personnel using landmines. He further said that the police force is all prepared to face the Naxalites at any time. The special squad which has been deployed a couple of months ago will be given proper training and provided with all facilities to stand up against the Naxalite challenge. He denied reports that Naxalites used RDX during Thursday’s attack.

“Special programmes will be undertaken to improve the relationship between the residents and the police. The villagers will be taken into confidence before taking any move. Naxalites are not here to help out the villagers. If anyone holds on to the belief that Naxalites are there for people’s welfare, then he/she must review his views after Thursday’s attack,” said Bharani.

Western Range IGP Suresh Babu and Udupi SP Murugan accompanied him as he visited Kabbinale and other areas on Friday July 29.

Police have not Lost Morale – IGP Suresh Babu

“The police have not lost their morale by Thursday’s Naxal attack rather the attack has strengthened their commitment towards the cause of nipping the Naxalite movement from the state,” said Western Range IGP Suresh Babu.

He was speaking to the reporters at the Inspection Bungalow at Karkala on Friday July 30 afternoon. He has been present at Kabbinale from Thursday night itself. He said that Naxalites seemed to be avenging the death of their comrades. “But police will not take revenge. We never take revenge. We only maintain law and give a proper answer to the ones who try to disrupt peace. We have not underrated the strength of the Naxalites. We are ready for any challenge in the future. With this incident we will be a little more vigilant and proactive,” said he.

Assurance and promises come in plenty. But the ones who are really living under the sword are the residents who are caught up between the police and the Naxalites. It they pass on information to the police about Naxalites, the latter will trouble them and if they stand by the Naxalites, then the police are there to trouble them. Confusion is not choosing the lesser evil but the confusion is between choosing life and death. Therefore no on has the answer.

Landmines attack on our Police personnel , PUCL’s half hearted statement July 31, 2005

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Naxal attack in Hebri on the Police – Press Release

We vehemently condemn the landmines attack on our Police personnel by the alleged Naxalites as reported by the media and offer our sympathies to the injured Policemen and their families. We appreciate the risky job Police Force is doing for the people of the State and assure them our moral support.

At the same time we appeal to the Govt. not to hit back with a fake encounter. Govt. should realize that “love begets love and violence begets violence”. In the history of humanity we have learnt that no where one has achieved peace by hate and violence. Foolish, immature and uncivilized persons only resort to violence.

Jesus Christ taught this to the world first time and made himself available to the rulers of the day (corrupt Administration in which Priests were also included) and went to the gallows alone. If he were to fight an armed war like Naxals and Terrorists are fighting there would have been chaos and thousands of deaths in Jerusalem. Similarly if Gandhiji were to resort to violence there would have been millions of deaths instead of a few we had. India’s fight for independents is known as a bloodless revolution.

Therefore we appeal to the Govt. to be sensible and avoid fake encounters. We have no objections if they are genuine encounters.

Sd/-
P.B. D’Sa
President – PEOPLE’S UNION for CIVIL LIBERTIES

29 July 2005

Bandh to observe the death anniversary of NAXAL founder peaceful July 29, 2005

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Bandh shuts down Siliguri

Statesman News Service

Siliguri, 28 July. — The strike called by Naxalites to observe the death anniversary of their leader Charu Mazumdar passed off peacefully today.
This strike which is observed every year on this day since the past 32 years is probably the only one of its kind in India.
Charu Mazumdar, Saroj Dutta, and Mr Kanu Sanyal were among those daring leaders who started the Naxalite movement from Naxalbari, under Siliguri Mahakuma, in the early 60s to fight for the rights of the poor farmers and tea garden workers.
Charu Mazumdar, who was the then all India general secretary of CPI- ML, was arrested by the Lalbazar police on 16
July 1972 as his party was underground and the government had put ban on it. Saroj Dutta, the party’s state general secretary, was also arrested in August 1971.
Recalling the events of that year, Mr Abhijit Mazumdar, son of Charu Mazumdar who is also the Darjeeling district secretary of CPI-ML- Liberation, told The Statesman that his father was a severe heart patient.
He alleged that the jail authorities and the then Congress led state government had killed his father inside the jail by withdrawing his daily medicine requirements.
Charu Mazumdar had never been produced before the court and died inside the jail on 28 July 1972. From the year following his death, the party supporters decided to call a strike on July 28 every year.
Mr Mazumdar said that he along with Association for the Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) had filed a writ petition in 1998 at Calcutta High Court to take legal steps against those who had been responsible for Mr Mazumdar’s death.
The High Court and later the Supreme Court, however, ignored the case. According to Mr Abhijit, the police firing at Maidan, Kolkatta, also killed Saroj Dutta.
Today’s twelve-hour general strike in Siliguri Mahakuma called by CPI-ML New Democracy and supported by CPI -ML Mr Mahadev Mukherjee group and CPI -ML 2nd CC group passed off peacefully. The CPI-ML Liberation however neither supported the strike nor protested against it.
Security was tightened in Siliguri town and its outskirts The Siliguri police arrested some 25 protestors, along with Mr Sridhar Mukherjee, the secretary of CPI (ML) New Democracy, from Hill Cart road near Air View More who were later released on PR bond.

Three landmines go off after vehicles pass over the site July 29, 2005

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HEBRI (UDUPI DISTRICT): Eight policemen were injured when naxalites detonated three landmines at Mathav village, about seven kilometres from here, on Thursday.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Parmeshwarappa, told presspersons here that two jeeps and a van carrying police personnel were on their way from Kokkanabettu to Mutlupady when the landmines were detonated around 4.30 p.m. The first mine detonated after the first jeep passed, the second after the second jeep passed and the third after the van passed. About 13 policemen were travelling in the two jeeps and there were about 15 personnel of the Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) in the van. The blasts damaged the jeeps and eight police personnel in them were injured, two of them with head injuries.

After the detonation of the landmines, there was an exchange of fire between the police personnel and the naxalites. The naxalites opened fire first and the police returned fire. There were about 12 to 15 naxalites who were firing from a distance, Mr. Parmeshwarappa said. The exchange of fire went on for quite some time, he said.

The injured police personnel are Ramdas, Shankar Singh, Jagadish and Bopanna of the KSRP; Sankapayya, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Hebri police station; Narayan and Padme Gowda, jeep drivers; and Krishnaprasad, police constable, Hebri.

The injured policemen have been then brought to Hebri.

The Superintendent of Police, S. Murugan, later told presspersons that the six others would also be shifted to Manipal Hospital.

The police had been receiving information about the movement of naxalites in the area. The personnel of the Udupi district police and the Anti-Naxalite Force were involved in today’s combing operations.

The naxalites are known to move about in areas coming under the Kollur, Shankarnarayana, Hebri and Karkala police stations. This is because these areas are covered by dense forests of the Western Ghats coming under the Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Kudremukh National Park.

Karnaataka CM asks police to vigil on naxals July 29, 2005

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Bangalore, July 29: Karnataka Chief Minister N Dharam Singh today said the government had “viewed seriously” the landmine blast, triggered by naxals against police personnel in Udupi district yesterday, and asked police to ensure that there was no repeat of such incidents.

Sharing the concern of members in the assembly over the landmine blast near Hebri, Singh said such an incident had never happened before in the state and “we have viewed it seriously.”

He said naxalites were trying to gain foothold in tribal areas in a systematic way but the police was also keeping a close watch and bringing the naxal activities under control.

Singh said he had issued instructions to police to provide security to legislators in areas where naxalites were active.

“Karnataka police is not keeping quiet. Four naxals, including their leaders, have been killed in encounter,” Singh said, adding, yesterday’s incident in which seven policemen were injured, was apparently a retaliatory action by them.

Opposition BJP leader B S Yediyurappa said legislators in the region hit by naxalite activities, were in the grip of fear and the naxalites had even publicised the names of legislators they were targetting. (Agencies)