SUPPORT THE CONVENTION OF 'STOP WAR ON PEOPLE' IN DELHI ON 26TH SEPTEMBER AND SPREAD THE MESSAGE IN EVERY NOOK AND CORNER.
WE NEED TO BUILD AN ORGANIZED MOVEMENT TO COMBAT OPERATION GREENHUNT AND ALL THE FASCIST REPRESSION OF STATE ON WORKERS ,PEASANTS AND STUDENT MOVEMENTS,MUSLIM MINORITIES AND DALITS.
SUCH EVENTS ARE A STEPPING STONE OR THE SEEDS FOR BUILDING DEMOCRATIC RESISTANCE.IN THE NAME OF CURBING 'MAOISM' THE RULING CLASSES HAVE BRUTALLY LAUNCHED AN ASSAULT ON THE TRIBALS IN CHATTISAGRH AND TRAMPLED UPON DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES MOVEMENTS ALL OVER.
THIS YEAR IS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR SINCE THE REPRESSIVE LIBERALIZATION AND GLOBALIZATION POLICIES WERE INTRODUCED.
BANNING THE C.P.I.(MAOIST) AND ASSASINATING THEIR LEADERS IS MORALLY AN ATTACK ON PEOPLE'S DEMOCRACY EVEN IF ONE DISAGREES WITH THEIR POLITICS AND POLICIES.
WE ALSO NEED TO FIGHT THE COMMUNAL FASCIST FORCES OF R.S.S REPRESENTING HINDUTVA WITH ALL OUR MIGHT .REVOLUTIONARY SECULARFRONTS HAVE TO BE FORMED TO RESIST THE HINDU FASCIST R.S.S BRIGADES WHICH ARE THE EQUIVALENT OF THE NAZIS
Democrats worldwide should support this important event by 'Matidari' forum focusing on the barbaric Operation Green hunt,fascist repression on people of Kashmir and all-out assault on democratic movements.
The present rulers are deploying the same rule and divide policies of the British colonialists.Strong urban and workers movemenst ahve to developed suporting and linking with the struggles of tribals and peasantry.
The state is now projecting Hindutva politics in a very subtle and disguised manner.There Is no justification for unofficially banning forces like Revolutionary democratic Front. and a form of fascism charasteric to 3rd world countries which comrade Zhou En Lai spoke about is developing
A special caste-class analysis has to be made and the victimiztion of the Muslim minority has to be fought tooth and nail.
Still we have examples of encouraging resistance like those of the landed and landless peasantry in Punjab and of dalit students in Hyderabad
STOP WAR ON PEOPLE
Invitation to join a public seminar on the 26th of September at 2 pm at the Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, near Central Secretariat Metro Station, New Delhi.
At a time when socially engineered public opinion – howsoever cut off from ground reality – is used to construct state policies in the interests of the ruling elite, the task of contesting these manufactured views becomes necessary to uphold the principles of democracy.
In present-day India, under the Modi-led NDA government, this process of social engineering dictated by the interests of corporations has become synonymous with “development.” In this situation, the lives and the basic dignity of millions of people is put in peril to merely feed the corporate market.
The Indian subcontinent, while has historically witnessed such dehumanization of a vast number of its citizens in the past, has perhaps never seen a systemic violation of human rights at the scale we see today. What is even more troubling is the complete normalization of this violation of human dignity.
Today, as India continues to project its image in pompous terms to the rest of the world, the relentless and savage wars that it wages on its own people has reached frightening new proportions.
The most oppressed sections of the Indian populace -- including adivasis, Dalits, religious minorities, workers and women -- are continually being held hostage by self-proclaimed vigilante groups to prove their Indianness. The recent spate of attacks on members of these communities, and the subsequent impunity afforded to the perpetrators, is testimony to this newfound zeal of the ruling government to systemically challenge, and crush, the diverse social fabric of the Indian subcontinent in an effort to render it saffron.
This brutish stance of the present government is particularly visible in its treatment of minority communities, the unorganized Indian workforce, the adivasis and the Dalits. Instead of addressing the concerns of these communities, the present government has compounded problems by attacking them relentlessly for registering their protests, or worse, is defending its actions in the name of safeguarding national interest.
In central India this war is being waged in the mineral rich districts of southern Chhattisgarh. The inhabitants of these lands and forests, the adivasis, have fought tooth and nail to establish their rightful ownership over the land and its resources. But for those at the helm of power, commercial interest finds precedence over the land, life and dignity of the people of this country. Utilizing every means of terrorizing the people into submission, the state, under the directorship of corporations, has brutally displaced thousands of people, destroyed vast tracts of forestland, devastated the livelihood of adivasis dependent on the forests and defended its right to pillage in the name of ‘vikas’ or ‘progress’. This has, in turn, led to an unprecedented loot, plundering and bloodbath, earning the
Indian state the infamous moniker of perpetuating the “biggest grab of tribal lands since Columbus.”
This farcical model of “development” has been the mainstay of this state’s so-called economic policy towards the region, even as its residents remain some of the poorest people in the world. Instead of catering to the needs and demands of the villagers, whose rights over their forests and lands is protected constitutionally under the Fifth Schedule, the current Central and State government has continually waged a war against its own people. It has preferred to outspend millions on the militarization of the area and forceful acquisition of natural resources aided by diluting the Forest Rights Act rather than addressing the needs of the people.
In this war, the Indian government has unabashedly exploited women in the worst ways imaginable. There are several documented cases of security forces sexually assaulting, raping and then killing women in attempts to intimidate communities into fearful submission. The recent brutal killing of an adivasi woman, Madkam Hidme, by the security forces in the name of fighting ‘Naxals’ is only one such instance.
While a section of the Indian media has failed to produce bipartisan reports on the state of affairs in the region, journalists who have staked their lives to present unbiased reports on this state of war are immediately declared anti-national and insurrectionary. Those who dare to report despite this threat are simply incarcerated or hounded out of the state by vigilante groups like Samajik Ekta Manch and the police. Journalists like Malini Subramaniam and Alok Putul are either openly threatened or simply jailed on various pretexts, as has been the case with a dozen reporters from various media houses. Today, Prabhat Singh is once again facing jail for reporting on Chhattisgarh.
Moreover, the cultural and ecological devastation that this state-sponsored war has unleashed on the people is simply too great to ignore. The nature of this continuing stream of assaults on the adivasi way of life, their forests, and their dignity is such that a near-obliteration is at stake. Adivasis are compelled to express their dissent through the cultural tools available to them. They have attempted to document the consequences of this war through paintings and songs. And yet, their endeavours have largely gone unnoticed.
To put it simply, the monstrosity that is being unleashed on the adivasis, the Dalits, workers, women and religious minorities is unparalleled in the modern history of the country. The Indian government, in the name of countering insurgency and the so-called anti-national elements, appears hell-bent on crushing resistance movements by adopting methods that would, under international law, be considered “war crimes.”
Within this context, the role of this initiative, Matidari: Forum for People’s Right to Land, Life and Dignity, is to bring together democratic and revolutionary forces and individuals to create a common platform for those who share these concerns. Irrespective of our political and individual affiliations, the need of the hour is to come together to acknowledge that a state of war continues in India’s heartlands, as well as other places where people stand in direct confrontation against the corporate interests of the ruling elite.
We appeal to all individuals and collective forces that wish to unite and fight this war on people. To this end, we invite you to join us for a public seminar “Stop War on People” on September 26, 2016 (Monday) at 2 pm at the Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, near Central Secretariat Metro Station, New Delhi. Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org.