Today the Indian police force carried out a series of raids and arrests in Delhi,Haryana,Maharashtra and Telengana.Virasam Leader Varavara Rao,Civil Liberties activist Gautama Navlaka,journalist Kranti Tekula ,Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj.IPAL activist Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonzalves have been imprisoned.
Democrats world wide must condemn it as it marks the consolidation of the pro-Hindutva fascism where even ordinary democrats are attacked,like the lawyers defending political prisoners.In the pretext of Maoist links m ore and more civil rights crusaders are framed
It also marks the polarization of repression on the dalit community where any revolutionary dalit assertion is crushed.
The Bhima-Koregaon repression marks an epoch representing the conspiracy of Hindutva on the dalit community with even the judiciary becoming a major target.Arrest of Navlakha reveals that even non Maoist are being persecuted and the state finds such genuine civil libertarians as a major threat.
In coming days we should witness a spate of protests nation wide to combat the fascist tyranny.
Those arrested represent the very aspirations of the oppressed masses of India.It is an attempt of the state to break the very backbone of any remnants of bourgeoisie democracy left in the country