On Friday, many democratic and revolutionary organizations in Delhi strongly condemned the brutal and cold-blooded murder of Mallojula Koteshwara Rao alias Kishanji by the security forces in the Burisole forest area of West BengThey protested at Bang Bhawan (West Bengal Government House in Delhi) in large numbers raising their voices against state murder of Kishenji.
In a statement, protestors said that now it is very much clear from various sources that the Maoist leader Kishanji was first captured and severely tortured by security forces and then killed in a planned fake encounter under the connivance of both West Bengal and Central governments. Mamata Banerjee government of West Bengal has used almost the same weapon of ‘Peace Talk’ to eliminate the Maoist leader as by the R. S. Reddy government in AP.
“It is a known fact that the Central and various State governments are jointly conducting a special military operation Green Hunt to suppress Maoist activities. The unjustified and irrational killing of Kishanji is nothing but a part of state terror being unfettered under ‘Operation Green Hunt’, centrally controlled by the UPA government. It is a clear violation of not only the guidelines given by Supreme Court and National Human Rights Commission but also by different international institutions”, indicates the statement.
This group of activists and journalists called upon all the progressive, democratic and revolutionary forces to come together and oppose the killing of Kishanji and the suppression of people’s movements.
The statement issued says, “it is to note that the state is not only killing the Maoists and their supporters but also viciously suppressing all voices of dissent, especially of democratic and revolutionary forces. We strongly feel that Naxalism / Maoism cannot be suppressed by killing its propagators / leaders and organizing massacres of its supporters”.
The three main demands in the statement are as following-
• The central and state governments should immediately stop ‘Operation Green Hunt’ and physical elimination of Naxal /Maoist leaders and cadres.
• The Central government should set up a high level Judicial Enquiry Committee on the killing of Kishanji.
• The government should register a case of culpable homicide under section 302 of IPC, so that the killers of Kishanji are forced to face the court trial, as directed by Supreme Court and National Human Rights Commission.
The protest at Bang Bhawan on 2nd December was organized and supported by following individuals/groups-
Arjun Prasad d Singh, PDFI
P.K. Shahi, CPI (ML)
Narender, Peoples Front
Thomas Mathew, Bahujan Vam Manch
Shieo Mangal Sidhantkar, CPI (ML) New Proletariat
Ashish Gupta, PUDR
Anil Chamaria, Journalist
Amit, krantikari Nawjawan Sabha
G. N. Saibaba, Revolutionary Democratic Front
Mrigank, Navajwan Bharat Sabha
Harish, Inquilabi Majdur Kendra
Alok Kumar. Krantikari Navajawan Sabha
Deepak Singh, NDPI
Banojyotsna, Democratic Students Union
Kusumlata, Students for Resistance
Bijunayek, Lok Raj Sangathan
Ambrish Rai, Social Activist