Monday, 25 June 2007
On May 27, 2007 Police killed Comrades Radha and Sudhakar at Gundetiwada village forest area of Vararamachandrapuram Mandal of Khammam district and announced that they died in an encounter. The two young comrades of Self-defense Squad had been injured in an encounter with the police. AP police later killed them in cold blood as evidenced with their injuries shot from near.
Andhra Pradesh Provincial Committee of CPI(ML)-New Democracy has condemned this encounter and demanded an enquiry into it by a sitting High Court Judge. Demanding to charge the police officers responsible for the murder and to stop all types of fake encounters and repressive measures, CPI(ML)-New Democracy has appealed to people and democratic forces to observe June 8, 2007 as protest day against this encounter.
Since 1967 Naxalbari peasant armed struggle, communist revolutionaries in India are waging struggles to achieve New Democratic Revolution taking agrarian revolution as key task. Since 1969 police has killed many leaders and cadres of the revolutionary movement. Even then the revolutionary struggles have not stopped and people are coming forward to participate in revolutionary struggles.
On the other hand, from Brahmananda Reddy to NT Rama Rao, Chandrababu and Rajasekhar Reddy used to announce, according to their convenience, that the problem of Naxalites is not of law and order, but it is economic, political and social issue. They used to say this for getting power. When they came to power, they continued the heinous killings in the name of fake encounters.
When Chandrababu was the Chief Minister, he implemented the policies of globalization at the dictates of WB and IMF. He killed a number of revolutionary leaders and cadres including leaders of the erstwhile CPI(ML)-People’s War. He practiced killing through poison and announced prizes on heads of revolutionary leaders. Rajasekhar Reddy, then opposition leader, criticized the methods of Chandrababu Naidu and had announced that he would give up these methods and resolve the problems through discussions.
After coming to power, Rajasekhar Reddy enacted drama of discussions, but his government continued the same repressive methods and encounters as his predecessors did. He is crushing the peoples movements and revolutionary movements in cold blood. He announced that his govt. is distributing lakhs of acres of land. In practice, he is distributing the lands already under the occupation of people. Making amendment to the assigned Land Act, he is encouraging his party men to grab the lands. In the name of JALAYAGNAM, political leaders and contractors swallowed crores of rupees.
CPI(ML)-New Democracy is working to solve the issues of tribal people by making them educated and politically conscious in East Godavari, Khammam and other districts. Our self-defense squads are defending the peoples movements and people from landlords and their goondas. Landlords and police combine are suppressing peoples movements and people. They kill party leaders and cadres and foist false cases against them.
Seeing the service of self-defense squads, comrades Radha and Sudhakar joined self-defense squads to serve the people. There were no cases on these comrades. They were caught with injuries and killed by the police.
CPI(ML)-New Democracy pays homage to these young revolutionaries who laid down their lives for the revolutionary cause of the people and reiterates its resolve to intensify struggle for New Democratic Revolution.