Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Remembering the action carried out by the Maoist Communist Centre in Dalechauk Baghera in Aurangabad on May 29th 1987.

The Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) was one of the largest two armed Maoist groups in India, and fused with the other, the People's War Group in September 2004, to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

One of he most famous actions carried out by the Maoist Communist Centre was in Dalechauk Baghera in Aurangabad on May 29th 1987.

The Yadav activists of the Maoist Communist Centre slaughtered 42 Rajputs in retaliation for murders. Aurangabad is a feudal centre.

In Seshani Village the landlords launched an attack on Seshani vilage on April 19th 1987. This was in retaliation to the policies of the Krantikari Kisan Commitees who banned the selling of 150 acres of land owned by the Mahanta of Jnibigha village.

This land was bought by Lootan Sinh. The Kisan Commitee destroyed the office of Babu Lotan and his tractors wee burnt.

A red flag was hoisted over his land. The landlords were also enraged by an earlier clash with the M.C.C and the fact that hundreds of Mahua trees were owned by the Kisan SAmiti.

In a attack he landlords launched an attack on M.C.C activists in Seshani, killing 8 activists and 2 children.

Following this the Red Defence Corpes launched an attack on Dalechauk Baghera.

That area historically had the most notorious landlords like Satyendra Narayan Singh,Ram Narseh Singh and Lootan Babu.Triveni Singh,Samresh Singh and Abhan Singh and other tyrants. It was the Krantikari Kisan Commitees that challenged their might. 

On November 4th 1992, 8 of the landless peasant activists were sentenced to death.

These landless peasants were avenging the atrocities of the upper caste Rajput Landlords They killed 44 members of Rajput Families in Dalechauk Baghera.

This has historical significance as it depicts the hypocritical State policies which sides with the powerful and the landed.

Bihar has a strong history of a revolutionary peasant movement. The Story of Bihar is an epic in the struggle of the toiling peasantry against the dark forces of oppression. The government has done everything to suppress the historic struggle of the peasantry by colluding with the big upper-caste landlords.

In Bihar casteism is predominant and land divisions took place on caste lines. The upper caste Brahmins and Rajput landlords owned up to 500 acres of land reminding people of India in the 15th Century!

The peasants live under the tyranny of big landlords who own over 100 to 500acres of land in contrast to the majority who are either landless or barely own an acre of land.

Through landlord Senas (Armies of Landlords) like the Ranbir Sena the landlords grab the land of the poor and suppress the struggles of the poor peasantry. The Ruling government in Bihar never has got the criminal landlords arrested but has arrested several innocent peasants struggling against landlord oppression.

Thousands of activists of the Mazdoor Kisan Sangrami Parishad are languishing in jails. Landlords gangs in Bihar include the Lorrik Sena of the Rajputs, the Bramarshi Sena of the Bhumihars and the Ranbir Sena. Bihar still has about 100 Zamindars, who own more than 500 acres of land and 6,000 landlords who own more than 100 acres each.

The most oppressed communities in Bihar which comprise the majority of the landless peasantry, are the Dalits. 

They are virtually landless and 90%of victims of the tyranny of landlord`s armies are the Dalit Community.

Historically they have been known as the Harijans or untouchables.

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