jueves, 21 de junio de 2018

UE: As Europarlamentarias Lidia Senra e Julie Ward, protestan contra a presencia da Ministra de Exteriores da India.



As Europarlamentarias Lidia Senra e Julie Ward, protestan ao Presidente do Parlamento Europeo pola presencia da Ministra de Exteriores da India. Así mesmo denunciaron as detencións de Surendra Gadling, Rona Wilson, Sudhir Dhawale, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, así como a situación de extrema gravidade do Profesor GN Saibaba.

ANTONIO TAJANI, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT (EP), REGARDING THE PRESENCE OF THE MINISTER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OF INDIA, MRS. SUSHMA SWARAJ, ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA IN THE EP
Dear President of the European Parliament,
We, the undersigned Members of the European Parliament, regret the presence of the Minister of External Affairs of India, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, on the International Day of Yoga in the European Parliament tomorrow, Thursday 21th. Indian government does not respect human rights, it does not allow people to have the same rights, it indiscriminately kills Adivasis and Dalits communities and religious minorities such as Muslim or Christian, and it imprisons human rights defenders.
The presence of the Minister of External Affairs of India, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, may jeopardize the good name of the European Parliament as a guarantor of the defense of human rights.
We condemn the arrests made by Maharashtra police in the early morning of June 6, 2018 of:
• Surendra Gadling, human rights lawyer and general secretary of the Indian Association of Peopleʹs Lawyers, which has represented activists and others arrested on fabricated charges.
• Rona Wilson, member of the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners,
which has campaigned against the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and other repressive laws.
• Sudhir Dhawale, Dalit rights activist and the editor of the Marathi magazine ʹVidrohiʹ.
• Shoma Sen, professor at Nagpur University.
• Mahesh Raut, land rights activist.
Regarding the words of Aakar Patel, Executive Director Amnesty International India: ʹThese arrests are a matter of grave concern. Surendra Gadling, Rona Wilson, Sudhir Dhawale, Shoma Sen and Mahesh Raut have a history of working to protect the rights of some of Indiaʹs most marginalized people. Their arrests raise disturbing questions about whether they are being targeted for their activism. Anyone arrested for legitimately exercising their right to freedom of expression must be released immediately and unconditionally.ʹ
During the current European Parliament term, two written questions have been addressed to the European Commission regarding the situation of the Indian teacher GN Saibaba.
He has a 90% physical disability, aggravated in recent months with acute pancreatitis, and was recommended the removal of his gallbladder. Because of this, this life imprisonment sentence is actually a death sentence for this professor, who has done nothing but defend the rights of the Adivasis and Dalits people with words, as well as denounce the counterinsurgency strategy ʹOperation Green Huntʹ.
The answers given by Vice-President Mogherini on behalf of the European Commission were the following: ʹThe EU has been closely following cases of human rights defenders arrested in India, including the cases of professor Saibaba, accused of having links with Naxal militants, and of Ms. Arundathi Roy, accused of contempt of court for her article defending the cause of Professor Saibaba.
The EU Delegation in New Delhi has made appeals on humanitarian grounds with the National Human Rights Commission. The EU attaches great importance to the issues at stake, most importantly to the freedom of expression, the right to a fair trial and the rights of human rights defenders. These issues are also addressed at the EU-India human rights dialogue.ʹ ʹThe EU continues to follow the case of professor Saibaba convicted by sessions court in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra in March 2017.
As Professor Saibaba lodged an appeal against the verdict with the Nagpur High Court, the case is still sub judice. The EU has been raising the case on humanitarian grounds with the Indian authorities.ʹ How can the European Parliament allow the presence of a Minister of a Government that defends that there are first and second humans, indiscriminately kills the Adivasis, Dalits and religious minoritiesʹ population and that imprison human rights activists? We urge the cancellation of the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, in the European Parliamient and demands the immediate release of Prof. GN Saibaba, Advocate Surendra Gadling, Prof Shoma Sen, Sudhir Dhawle, Rona Wilson Mahesh Raut and all human rights defenders in India.
Sincerely,
MEP Lídia Senra
MEP Julie Ward
Brussels,
20th of June 2018

viernes, 8 de junio de 2018

Galiza: Liberdade inmediata para Rona Wilson, Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Prof. Soma Sen e Mahesh Raut !!


Dende o Comité Galego de Apoio a Guerra Popular na India facemos un enerxico chamado as organizacións políticas, sindicais e de masas progresistas e democráticas, a amosar publicamente o seu rexeitamento desta nova onda de detencións dos activistas ao servizo do pobo por parte do rexime fascista azafran de Modi.
Mesmo tentan por medio dunha carta, probas sembradas pola policía, no domicilio do camarada Rona Wilson, vencellalos a un proxecto de atentado contra o premier reaccionario Narendra Modi

Liberdade inmediata de todolos detidos !

miércoles, 6 de junio de 2018

India: Asociacions democraticas condean o arresto do dirixente campones Alik Chakraborty

Condemn

Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation (CDRO)
Press Release
1st June 2018

Condemns the arrest of Alik Chakraborty
Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation (CDRO) strongly condemns the arrest of the leader of the Bhangar anti-power grid peasantsʹ movement and spokesperson of the Bhangar Land, Livelihood, Environment and Ecology Protection Committee, Alik Chakraborty, from Bhubaneshwar on 31.05.2018 by a team of the West Bengal police. Alik has been suffering from life-theratening ailments for quite some time and had gone to Kalinga Hospital in Bhubaneshwar to receive treatment when he was arrested by West Bengal police. It is condemnable that the leader of a peoplesʹ movement was arrested in this heinous manner when he had gone to receive medical treatment.
Recent events suggest that Chakrabortyʹs arrest is driven by the ruling partyʹs inability to accept the decision of the villagers of Bhangar in the panchayat elections as five independent candidates supported by the Bhangar Land, Livelihood, Environment and Ecology Protection Committee won the panchayat seats. This success has happened in spite of severe repression by the ruling party, including firing on rallies, forcible prevention of filing election nomination and kidnapping of family members of candidates. It appears that every democratic right of the people of Bhangar has been violated over the last one and half year by active machinations of the West Bengal government and ruling party of West Bengal.And when this has not been able to dampen or destroy the democratic movement of the people of Bhangar, the government has clamped down by arresting Alik Chakraborty, the spokesperson of the movement.
The Bhangar peasantsʹ movement is continuing for the last one and half years demanding the stopping of the high-tension power grid which is being constructed in the area. More than thirty thousand peasants from 10-12 villages are involved in this movement against the construction of the powergrid which has been done in the most undemocratic and non-transparent manner. None of the provisions of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 has been followed in the land acquisition process for the power grid. Instead, land has been forcibly acquired at gun point by land mafia allied to the ruling party in West Bengal. When the villagers have protested against this they have faced severe state repression which has already taken three live, two of villagers who were killed in police firing in January 2017 and one who was recently killed by firing from goons of the ruling party in the run up to the West Bengal panchayat elections. Hundreds of cases have been lodged against villagers and activists including under Arms Act, Rioting Act and also Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). When the validity of application of UAPA against activists of peoplesʹ movement was challenged in the Honʹble Calcutta High Court, the activists charged under UAPA were released on bail. The case is still pending in the High Court. Currently four activists of the Bhangar Movement Solidarity Committee are in jail under multiple false cases, three of whom got bail in all their cases just yesterday.
It is reprehensible that instead of opening a dialogue with the people of Bhangor regarding their legitimate concerns, which has been their longstanding demand, the West Bengal government has chosen to adopt the path of repression to arrest and persecute the activists of a peoplesʹ movement.
CDRO demands that:
Alik Chakraborty be released immediately and all care should be taken about his health condition while in custody.
All other activists of the Bhangar Movement Solidarity Committee, including Amitava Bhattacharya, Sankar Das, Biswajit Hazra and Dr. Ratul Banerjee be released immediately.
False cases against all villagers of Bhangar and activists connected with the Bhangar movement be withdrawn.
The West Bengal government, instead of repressive measures, should initiate a dialogue with the Bhangar peasantsʹ committee to find a resolution to their legitimate concerns in a democratic manner.
On behalf of CDRO,
Tapas Chakraborty,Coordinator.

Constituent Organisations: Association for Democratic Rights (AFDR, Punjab), Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR, West Bengal); Asansol Civil Rights Association, West Bengal; Bandi Mukti Committee (West Bengal); Civil Liberties Committee (CLC, Andhra Pradesh); Civil Liberties Committee (CLC, Telangana); Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR, Maharashtra); Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR,Tamil Nadu); Coordination for Human Rights (COHR, Manipur); Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti (MASS, Assam); Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR); Peoplesʹ Committee for Human Rights (PCHR, Jammu and Kashmir); Peoples Democratic Forum (PDF, Karnataka); Jharkhand Council for Democratic Rights (JCDR, Jharkhand); Peoples Union For Democratic Rights (PUDR, Delhi); Peoples Union for Civil Rights (PUCR, Haryana), Campaign for Peace & Democracy in Manipur (CPDM), Delhi; Janhastakshep(Delhi).

INDIA: Mitin para denunciar o falso encontro de Gadchiroli o día 9/6/18


domingo, 6 de mayo de 2018

A danza do xenocidio na India. Un artigo del compañeiro Adolfo Naya en Praza Pública

A danza do xenocidio na India.
Adolfo Naya*

Ver militares e policías indios bailando e celebrando a matanza de 39 maoístas -todas e todos pertencentes a comunidades Adivasis-, ao ritmo da popular canción Haryanvi de Sapna Choudhary, amosa como parte da humanidade está chegando a niveis de dexeneración tal que, se non cambiamos este mundo, estamos abocados á definitiva barbarie, como xa dixera Rosa Luxemburgo.
Mentres o río se tinguía de vermello polo sangue de máis de 15 corpos que flotaban nel, lembrando aqueles tempos das ditaduras chilena e arxentina, os militares, embriagados de poder, bailaban a danza macabra do xenocidio contra o seu pobo. Un pobo que está disposto a loitar e morrer para defender a súa terra, os seus bosques e os seus recursos naturais contra o imperialismo e o capitalismo burocrático, e que non está disposto a vivir de xeonllos. Pero esta danza é a verdadeira cara do Goberno indio, un goberno xenocida que celebra bailando a morte do seu pobo.
Segundo informan organizacións de dereitos humanos, o 22 de abril 64 policías dos comandos C-60 e paramilitares dispararon con morteiros contra 16 maoístas na xungla de Karnasur, na área de Bhamragod, no este de Maharashtra. O 23 de abril, os comandos de policía mataron outros 6 maoístas na selva de Rajaram Khandla, na zona de Jimalgatta do distrito de Gadchiroli. Posteriormente, o 24 de abril, a policía atopou máis de 15 corpos de supostos maoístas no río Indravati. Destas 39 persoas mortas, 20 son mulleres.
O Goberno indio mantén unha guerra contra o seu pobo a través dunha estratexia clásica de contrainsurxencia  denominada “Corazóns e Mentes” (Gerald Templer, 1951), e que na India é denominada Operación “Caceria Verde”. Unha das tácticas máis comúns practicadas nesta estratexia de contrainsurxencia son os “falsos encontros”. Asasinatos de militantes, líderes sociais, activistas ou poboación civil, onde se teatraliza por parte das forzas armadas ou bandas paramilitares un enfrontamento armado -como sucedeu os días 22 e 23 de abril-; ou mesmo disfrazando á vítima co uniforme da guerrilla e e colocando unha arma ao seu carón, para deste xeito lexitimar  a súa morte como un acto de defensa propia, cando do que se trata é dun asasinato sen escrúpulos enmarcado na estratexia de eliminación dos e das militantes e do seu apoio social, así como da creación do “medo”.
No informe Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014 sobre Dereitos Humanos na India, o Departamento de Estado dos Estados Unidos define estes “encontros” da seguinte maneira:
“As “mortes en encontros” é un termo empregado para describir a execución extraxudicial de presuntos delincuentes ou insurxentes polas forzas de seguridade e a policía, ocorridos en áreas de conflito.”
O Departamento de Estado estadounidense deixa moi claro o que, tanto as organizacións de dereitos humanos como os maoístas, teñen denunciado reiteradamente como “falsos encontros”. Esta práctica xenocida por parte do Estado pretende lexitimar o xenocidio, buscando dar a imaxe de que está a librar unha guerra xusta contra terroristas e antinacionalistas.
A matanza de 39 maoístas polas forzas especiais do goberno fascista hinduista de Primeiro Ministro Modi os días 22 e 23 de abril de 2018, confirma o plan xenocida dun goberno que se agocha baixo o manto da Operación “Caceria Verde” para exterminar a guerrilla maoísta e exercer a violencia de estado contra aquelas persoas que non aceptan unha sociedade divida en clases, en castas e sometida baixo o patriarcado.

*Antropólogo social e sindicalista.

domingo, 29 de abril de 2018

Protest fake encounter killing of Gadchiroli.

 
 
The Indian state’s war on its most impoverished and marginalized populace in the form of Operation Green Hunt is now continuing for almost a decade killing hundreds of Adivasis in the vast forest areas of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Maharastra, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana and Bengal. Initiated by the former UPA government, the operation reached a new height in terms of violence and brutality during the rule of present communal fascist government led by BJP. The intensity of the war has escalated in leaps and bounds with the declaration of the present government to “flush out” the Maoists before 2021.
In the recent incident in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, at least 39 Maoist activists are reported to be killed by the security forces in two different “encounters”, while there is no casualty on the other side. The first encounter took place near Kasansur village in Tadgaon Police station area of Gadchiroli. The Maoist activists went to the village to attend a wedding ceremony, the police surrounded them while having the breakfast and killed 31 of them. Although the police claimed it to be a gun battle between the two sides, some important questions remain unanswered, as in a gun battle one side lost 31 people and the other side remained unharmed.
According to the police, the second “encounter” took place at Nainer forest near Rajaram Khandla in Aheri taluka, but local tribals failed to recall hearing that many gunshots. The Times of India reports,
“Though senior officers claimed it was a genuine gun battle, there are speculations about it in the hamlets surrounding Nainer. TOI on a visit in the remote region met tribals of Nainer and eight hamlets in a range of five kilometres. Starting from Rajaram Khandla, TOI visited Korepalli, Kapevancha, Korchepalli before taking a U-turn for Pallekasa, Madgu and Nainer passing through the forest trails.
A family at Kopevancha claimed to have heard only couple of gunshots. Another prominent tribal of that hamlet also said he could not recall hearing continuous bullet shots in the forest. Police have claimed they came under “heavy and indiscriminate fire” from Naxalites.
A villager from Pallekasa said he spotted a police vehicle pass through but returning soon. “I had seen the vehicle go but it did not leave the village. We heard that there were bodies in the vehicle,” he said.”
Killing the political activists and dissenting voices in staged encounters is nothing new in India, the Indian state has always openly sided with the corporate capitalists in waging war on its people. The state and central government act as active henchmen of the corporates to facilitate land grab and mineral loot destroying the lives of thousands of Adivasis. In this process they are determined to suppress all the resistance movements and Operation Green Hunt is their license to kill the Adivasis who oppose the unjust development process, protest the state oppression and are determined to protect their ancestral heritages. Clearly, the Indian state sees the Maoists as a severe threat to the investment climate rather than a security threat to the nation.
Bastar Solidarity Network (Kolkata Chapter) condemns this mass killing in Gadchiroli and demands judicial probe of the incident. We appeal to all the democratic individuals and organisations to join hand against this vicious design and build resistance against Indian state’s war on people.

sábado, 28 de abril de 2018

Comunicado do Comité Internacional de Apoio á Guerra Popular na India (CIAGPI): nova masacre do goberno de Modi contra campesiños da India.



Una nueva masacre en una falsa confrontación perpetrada por las fuerzas del estado fascista de la India. Los maoístas asesinados en Gadchiroli eran indígenas 

Movilización de denuncia y solidaridad siempre que sea posible y en todas las formas posibles

Entre el 22 y el 23 de abril, no menos de 37 presuntos maoístas fueron masacrados, después de haber sido rodeados por la policía y las fuerzas paramilitares. La masacre podría ser todavía mayor. Del río Indravati han aparecido cadáveres varias horas después de los asesinatos y las aguas podrían devolver a otros. Además, el distrito ha sido completamente aislado por la policía y las fuerzas paramilitares continúan las redadas ilegales y las persecuciones de los pueblos

Tampoco, como en otras tantas ocasiones anteriores, sabemos cuántos de ellos eran realmente maoístas e iban armados y cuántos simples aldeanos.

Lo cierto es que no hubo un verdadero choque armado, sino un ataque sorpresa con lanzagranadas, mientras los hombres agredidos desayunaban o descansaban.

Lo cierto es que se trata de la enésima masacre de la sangrienta y despiadada guerra contra el pueblo que el estado indio ha desatado.

La policía publicó un video que mostraba a los soldados celebrando la "victoria" y bailando entre los cadáveres. Que la ira y la indignación contra esta masacre bárbara y el régimen fascista y genocida que la ordenó se muestren en todo el mundo.

Esta masacre es parte de la operación Green Hunt - una gigantesca y prolongada operación de represión y aniquilación de la lucha armada y de la lucha de masas en general lanzada por el estado indio, hoy a cargo del régimen hindú-fascista de Modi. Como parte de esta operación en su tercera fase, hay matanzas, deportación de poblaciones, destrucción, violaciones en masa y olas masivas y sistemáticas de detenciones y desapariciones, que afectan el campo y a las ciudades, universidades y movimientos de masas, en continua violación sistemática de los derechos humanos. Esto significa más de 10.000 presos políticos, incluyendo algunas figuras intelectuales, como el Prof. Saibaba, artistas, abogados, juristas, líderes estudiantiles y, por supuesto, algunos líderes maoístas de prestigio, como Cabades Gandhi, Ajith y otros. Con esta nueva masacre se intenta en vano detener la rebelión de las masas indias y la guerra popular dirigida por el PCI maoísta

Honramos a los mártires de Godchiroli, caídos al servicio de la grandiosa y gloriosa lucha por la liberación de las masas indias que, desde la 'revuelta de Naxalbari hace 50 años y hasta hoy, nunca se ha detenido y avanza indomable hacia la victoria.

¡Organizamos protestas ante embajadas y consulados de la India y pongamos en marcha iniciativas solidarias en todas partes!

¡Ayudemos y apoyemos el Spring Thunder Tour, una campaña prolongada que ha de llegar al mayor número de países de Europa y del mundo!

Se necesitan iniciativas masivas para lograr un apoyo poderoso y un llamativo movimiento de protesta contra el régimen fascista hindú de Modi al servicio del imperialismo.

¡Detengan las matanzas y la represión!, !No al Green Hunt!

!Libertad para todos los presos políticos encerrados en prisiones indias!

Comité Internacional de Apoyo a la Guerra Popular en India
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