Maoist website blocked by security agencies
K. Srinivas Reddy
Site had articles, statements of Communist Party of India (Maoist); went
offline a week ago
# Hosted on server that is traced to Colorado, U.S.
# Other Maoist organisations call for support for the Indian one
# Online edition of magazine is the mouthpiece of Indian Maoists
HYDERABAD: Indian security agencies have thwarted Maoist attempts to get
worldwide publicity for the revolutionary movement through a website.
The site has been blocked by the web hosting company on the request of the
Indian Government last week.
The site, peoplesmarch.com, which hosts articles and statements of the
Communist Party of India (Maoist), has gone offline a week back. The regular
monthly updates on the site on the revolutionary movement in India provided
international publicity to the Indian Maoists for the last three years. The
site is hosted on a server, which could be traced to Colorado in the United
However, the print edition of the monthly People's March is still available
in various States including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
and Orissa. The monthly is ostensibly edited and published by P. Govindan
Kutty of Ernakulam district in Kerala.
Consequent to the blocking of the website by the Indian security agencies,
Maoist organisations based in other countries posted messages on several
blog sites appealing for support for the Indian movement by subscriptions to
A posting on a blog says the magazine can be obtained from a publication
house in London. The blog had even listed a bookshop on Caledonian road,
Kings Cross, in London. "Send a first class stamped addressed large A$
envelope, conceal two pounds ... with a note for the request for the
People's March," the blog message states.
The blogger had also put an e-mail address of yahoo.co.uk, where mails can
be sent for subscribing to the magazine.
The magazine, which went online in 2003, has become the mouthpiece of Indian
revolutionaries, as it had been carrying messages from top the Maoist
leadership, including party central committee secretary Muppala Lakshamn
Rao, more popularly known as Ganapathy.
Government sources indicate that the Andhra Pradesh Government wrote to the
Centre pointing out that Maoist literature was being made freely available
on the Internet. More importantly, the Centre is stated to have taken a
serious view of the website, after a People's March issue was entirely
dedicated to the movement in the Dandakaranya region in Chhattisgarh.
The Archives of peoplesmarch.com are available here
Those who are interested in subscribing to the hard copies of peoplesmarch.com
please leave a comment
We will get in touch with you.
Distribution is right now available in the Canada and will soon be available in the US.
Indian comrades can also avail of this offer.