From Ang Bayan: CPI (Maoist) Honors Revolutionary Martyrs In Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra, India

Ang Bayan

May 30, 2024

Today the revolutionary movement in India, led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), paid tribute to its cadres and fighters martyred in the state armed forces attack in the Kakur-Tekametta forest on the border of Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra states in India on April 30. Six CPI (Maoist) cadres and People’s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) fighters were killed in the attack.

The West Sub-Zonal Bureau of the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee of the CPI (Maoist) in central India spearheaded the tribute day. They acknowledged and saluted Comrade Joganna (Cheemala Narasayya), member of the regional committee, Comrade Vinay (Kesaraboina Ravi), Comrade Mallesh (Undam Ungal), Comrade Sindhu Gadwe, Comrade Chilaka, and Comrade Sarita Jetty.

The committee condemned the extrajudicial killing of 66-year-old Comrade Joggana who was captured by the Indian state armed forces. The committee said Comrade Joggana was maneuvering away from the military and police cordon surrounding their camp and was not carrying a weapon when captured. Instead of recognizing his rights as part of the opposing forces, the soldiers brutally murdered him. This is against international humanitarian law.

Meanwhile, four Adivasi (indigenous) also died in the shooting by soldiers and police in said forest. Adivasis and farmers are present for a traditional festival. Mainu Korcha, Ramlu Noroti, Lalsu Kovasi, and Pandu Kovasi were killed here.

This massive military operation and brutal attack is part of the fascist campaign Operation Kagaar-Surya Shakti that India started in January. It is being implemented mainly in the central part of India and is aimed at “defeating” the Maoists.

In its implementation, successive human rights violations have been recorded in recent months. This operation blatantly disregards international humanitarian law.

On April 16 in the Aapatola-Kalpar forest, Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, 11 unarmed revolutionaries were brutally tortured before Indian military forces deliberately killed 11 unarmed revolutionaries and injured six others in the first wave of attacks. Meanwhile, 12 PLGA fighters were martyred in the first attack.

At least 110 civilians and revolutionaries have been killed in the dirty and brutal Operation Kagaar-Surya Shakti.

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