From Silence to Uproar - Its OK when you kill the poor !
This attack is punishment for the massacre of adivasis and Dalit comrades a year ago - we protested the Gadchiroli Massacre a year ago - the world was silent - now I am sure the media will protest that India's killers pay the price for their misdeeds one year ago
Fifteen Gadchiroli police personnel and the driver of a private vehicle they were travelling in were blown up when Maoists triggered an IED blast at Lendhri nullah close to the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border on Wednesday afternoon in the worst attack on security forces in the area in 10 years.
The quick response team (QRT) personnel from Kurkheda police station, over 150km from Nagpur, were headed towards Dadapur village near Purada, where the Maoists had torched dozens of vehicles of a Chhattisgarh-based road construction company earlier in the day, when the incident took place.
It came as a blow on Maharashtra’s foundation day because the incident seemed planned — sources said the IED may have been placed under the road tarmac months ago — and came days after the maoists ended their “martyrs’ week” on April 28 to mark the killing of 40 cadres, many of them women, by security forces on April 22-23 last year.
Maharashtra Police chief Subodh Jaiswal, speaking in Mumbai, vowed a “befitting” response to the “cowardly” attack, but seemed to rule out an intelligence failure. “This is not proper to say it was due to an intelligence failure. It’s a sad incident… We will fight back, we will take on the Naxalites. If more police personnel are needed, we will deploy immediately.” Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao cancelled a reception and cultural programme scheduled for Maharashtra Day at Raj Bhavan.
CM Devendra Fadnavis also promised a fightback, tweeting, “The police will not lose their morale, in fact (they’ll) fight this menace with more force.” But state Congress chief Ashok Chavan and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar called for the CM to step down, saying he, as home minister, had neglected law and order in the Naxalite-affected areas of the state.
The arson and subsequent blast on Wednesday are believed to be the handiwork of Maoists of Company 4, Kurkheda-Korchi-Khobramenda and Tippagarh dalams, and other formations under the North Gadchiroli division. After torching the vehicles of the road construction firm, the Maoists seemed to have lain in wait for police. A convoy of three vehicles left Kurkheda for Dadapur, about 40km away, and the first two vehicles, carrying, among others, the sub-divisional police officer, cleared the spot. The third vehicle, a private MUV carrying the cops, was blown up.
Sources said police made a big mistake travelling together in a vehicle during such a sensitive period. Also, if they had followed the standard operating procedure of using a road opening party on foot to scan the roads, the hiding Naxalite who had to trigger the IED could have been foiled. But they pointed out that police perhaps never expected the IED to be planted on a road used by a large number of villagers.
Interestingly, the Maoists had put up posters at Dadapur village and across the district condemning the BJP governments at the Centre and in the state, PM Narendra Modi, CM Fadnavis, district guardian minister Ambrishrao Atram and the “Ambani Group” for ravaging the natural resources of the district in the name of development.
DIG (Naxal range) Ankush Shinde said an inquiry will take place. “We will take stock of the situation,” he said. Till the filing of the report, police were in the process of shifting the bodies to Gadchiroli for post-mortem
SEE LAST YEARS MASSACRE: UNDERSTAND THE CAUSES DO NOT BE BLIND TO INDIAN GOVERNMENT ATROCITIES AGAINST ITS POOR - THE ADIVASI AND DALITS
OUR CALL LAST YEAR TO PROTEST THE KILLINGS IN GADCHIROLI WHEN THE WORLD WAS SILENT WITH THE KILLING OF THE POOR OUR ADIVASIS AND DALIT BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr protests against the Indian States Operation Green Hunt which has caused countless deaths amongst India's poorest people especially the Adivasi tribal people.
This call was first issued by the Welsh Socialist Republican Congress over the Malkangiri massacre in 2016 but the killings continue with the latest at Gadchiroli
The recent massacre at Gadchiroli is another sad bloody page with the BJP Hinduvuta Fascist Modi Government killing the people and we call on people outside and inside India to protest this continuous fascistic killing by the Modi Government – in particular at Indian Embassies around the World on May 1st 2018
Those comrades killed serving the people in Gadchiroli names will be added to the People's hero's of India and their killers will forever wear the badge of shame.
Long Live The Resistance to Operation Green Hunt
Long Live the heroes of Gadchiroli eternal shame to their killers.
Solidarity with the struggle of the oppressed of India from the Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr and the Welsh Socialist Republican Congress.
May 1st Protest at Indian Embassies worldwide against the killings at Gadchiroli.
Long Live Proletarian Internationalism.