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Public Protest Meeting Against Fake Encounter Killing of Maoist Leader Kishenji

Gandhi Peace Foundation

13 December 2011 from 2 PM to 8 PM

Speakers include:

  • Justice Rajender Sachar, Retired Chief Justice, Delhi High Court
  • Dr B D Sharma, Former National Commissioner for Scheduled Castes and Tribes
  • Dhiraj Sengupta, APDR
  • Debaprasad Roychoudhury, General Secretary, APDR
  • Puskar Raj, PUCL
  • Varavara Rao, Revolutionary Poet
  • Apart from above speakers, some among the organizers will also speak.

Demands of the meeting:

  • The Central and State governments should immediately stop ‘Operation Green Hunt’ and physical elimination of Naxal /Maoist leaders and cadres.
  • The Central government should set up a high level Judicial Enquiry Committee on the killing of Kishanji.
  • The government should register a case of culpable homicide under section 302 of IPC, so that the killers of Kishanji are forced to face the court trial, as directed by Supreme Court and National Human Rights Commission.

The Fact-finding team of various civil and democratic rights organizations established beyond doubt that the Maoist leader Kishanji was first captured and severely tortured by security forces and then killed on 24 November 2011 in a planned fake encounter under the connivance of both West Bengal and Central governments.

The cold-blooded extrajudicial killing of Kishenji is very much similar to that of Azad. It is important to note that both these killings were done when the Maoist leaders were invited for “Peace Talks” by the same governments which were responsible for their killings.

This fake encounter killing is part of the several other similar killings by the Central and various state governments that have been jointly conducting a special military operation to suppress people’s resistance against unbridled exploitation of natural resources.

The unjustified and irrational killing of Kishanji is nothing but a part of state terror being unfettered under ‘Operation Green Hunt’, centrally controlled by the UPA government. It is a clear cut violation of not only the guidelines given by Supreme Court and National Human Rights Commission but also by different international institutions.

It is to note that the state is not only killing the Maoists and their supporters but also viciously suppressing all voices of dissent, especially of democratic and revolutionary forces. We strongly feel that Naxalism / Maoism cannot be suppressed by killing its propagators / leaders and organizing massacres of its supporters.

Meeting is organized by:

Bahujan Vam Manch, CPI (ML), CPI (ML) New Proletariat, Democratic Students Union, IFTU, Inquilabi Majdur Kendra, Krantikari Navajawan Sabha, Lok Raj Sangathan, Navajwan Bharat Sabha, NDPI, PDFI, Peoples Front, PUDR, Revolutionary Democratic Front, and other organizations and individuals.