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Security forces want to target Maoist leaders


Maoist scare drives doctors away
From Naxalbari to Nandigram, by foot!
Chasing naxals on two wheels
Bail rejected for Naxalite suporters
Maoists resolve to make bases in Bihar, Jharkhand
Anti-naxal operations to get more teeth
Maoist threat letter to Dy. Chief Minister Sudhir Mahato
Maoist outfits declared unlawful in Chhattisgarh
Three Maoist terrorists killed in Jharkhand
CM's son Jaganmohan Reddy Lives in a fortress in Bangalore
AP : Maoists planning to strike during Prajapatham
Charu’s house in promoter’s hands
`Security situation continues to be grave'
Security forces want to target Maoist leaders
By Rana Ajit (Staff Writer, © IANS)

Rattled by unabated attacks by Maoist guerrillas, security forces are wondering if


they should kill the long underground leaders of a four-decade-old insurgency that
shows no signs of ending.

The home ministry has convened a series of meetings in Hyderabad to review the
existing strategy that clear is not proving effective enough to tackle the rebel
violence.

The most dramatic Maoist offensives in recent times have included a major attack
on a Bihar jail, the assassination of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Sunil
Mahto and the slaughter of 49 policemen and militia members in Chhattisgarh.

Following the Hyderabad meeting Friday would be similar conferences in Patna April
16 and in New Delhi April 24. Attending these meetings would be members of the
Anti-Naxal Task Force and the Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG). An anti-Maoist
Coordination Centre meeting chaired by new Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta will be
held in New Delhi April 24.

Informed sources said the ministry would take a fresh look at its counter-Maoist
strategy and examine the feasibility and efficacy of the new doctrine to fight the
rebels by increasing the number of security personnel in the affected areas.

The officials will also examine the feasibility of accelerating development work
in the areas where the Maoists operate, drawing to their cause thousands of poor
and landless workers.

Maoists, whose rebellion started in India in May 1967, are most active today in
Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Maharashtra
and Andhra Pradesh.

They have refused to give up violence despite appeals from Maoist leaders in Nepal
with whom the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) has had long-
standing fraternal links.

The meetings would also look at steps to strengthen security to irrigation works
in Bihar.

One suggestion put up by some security forces that they need to 'target' the
Maoist leaders - an official euphemism for killings as was done systematically in
Punjab in the 1980s. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has suggested that
targeting prominent leaders would leave the Maoist cadres rudderless.

Additionally, by eliminating key leaders, the security forces hope to spark a


leadership tussle among the cadres so as to further undermine the guerrillas,
whose fighting strength is estimated at a few hundreds.

The home ministry also favours improving intelligence gathering in Maoist-infested


areas to be one step ahead of the guerrillas.

The government's strategies would get finishing touches at these three meetings.

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Maoist scare drives doctors away


Statesman News Service

DHENKANAL, April 12: Afraid of Maoists, health officials and health workers have
deserted the headquarters in Kankadahada block. In their absence, patients
afflicted with malaria and victims of dehydration are lying unattended.

According to officials of Maurabili gram panchayat, more than forty people have
already been afflicted with malaria. Patients have to return disappointed from
nearby health sub-centres, hospitals and PHCs. No health worker, anganwadi worker
or doctor come to the health centres. ANM or multi-purpose health workers ~ both
male and female ~ are engaged to provide emergency care and first aid, especially
to pregnant women. But they can rarely be seen .

Maurabili gram panchayat sarpanch Mr Pratap Marandi said malaria and the scarcity
of drinking water had been scourges for the tribal folk. He visited nearby
hospitals and sub-centres for three days but found none to allay the plight of
malaria victims. When he first visited Birasal health centre, a doctor told him no
health worker was ready to enter the village apprehending Maoists attacks. More
than fifty people, of whom forty are malaria victims, urged him to arrange for
healthcare but to no avail. Drinking water sources being limited, people have
using polluted water, leading to serious health hazards. The water spurting out of
tube-wells is heavily laced with iron. Despite repeated requests, senior
administrative officials are yet to reach the spot to take stock of the situation.

DRDA project director Mr Khagendranath Jena said he had visited Kankadahad block
and discussed health facilities with the people there. The locals alleged before
project director that doctors , health officials and health services contributors
rarely move in their areas on duty. He finds grain of truth in people’s
allegations when he visited nearby hospitals.

The worst sufferers are expectant mothers who need health care from time to time
in phases

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From Naxalbari to Nandigram, by foot!
Statesman News Service

SILIGURI, April 12: The Naxalites are linking Nandigram with Naxalbari, by foot.
Come 25 May and the famous peasants’ movement of Naxalbari would step into its
40th year. Rekindling the spirit of peasants’ movement therefore, the CPI-ML
(Liberation) would rally from Naxalbari to Nandigram starting 1 May, another red
letter day.
“The year marks the centenary of the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, birth centenary of Bhagat
Singh and the 40th anniversary of the Naxalbari Movement. Resistance is the common
thread running through the three events, which is applicable to Nandigram as well,
which is why the rally,” claimed the organisation’s state leader Mr Abhijit
Mazumdar.
The Liberation is drawing heavily from the past to make the programme a success
and take its struggle at Nandigram to the next level.

And, parallels between the past and the present movements have presented the
Liberation with an opportunity. Nine women and two children died in police firing
at Bengaijote, Naxalbari on 25 May 1967 that triggered off what later came to be
known as the peasant’s movement of Naxalbari. “Mr Jyoti Basu was the home and
deputy chief minister in UF government then, which presents a parallel with the LF
government and the police firing in Nandigram,” Mr Mazumdar alleged. To give the
programme an emotional boost, the Liberation has decided to assemble relatives of
those who died in the 1967 police firing, at its 1 May rally. “The party general
secretary Mr Dipankar Bhattacharya and others would flag off a Krishak Jagaran
Yatra comprising of peasants, students and workers on 1 May. A tableau and the
rally would traverse the length of West Bengal, demonstrate at Nandigram and
culminate in Kolkata on 25 May,” state secretariat member Mr Basudeb Bose, said.
The Liberation is also relying on road shows during its journey to Kolkata via
Nandigram. “Rallies would be held all along the route to rope in mass support
towards the cause,” the organisation’s local committee member Mr Mozammel Haque
added. Although official invitations are not being sent out to the other Naxalite
factions to join the rally, the Liberation is not averse to accepting support if
proffered.

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Chasing naxals on two wheels


Gyan Varma
Thursday, April 12, 2007 23:56 IST

NEW DELHI: Finding it difficult to enter Maoists bastions in Chattisgarh, security


forces have come up with an innovative plan: the men in uniform have decided to
provide bicycles to counter the anti-vehicle landmines spread across Maoists
infested villages.

“Since we cannot use heavy vehicles in these areas because of landmines, we have
decided to provide bicycles for our men so that they can cover large areas while
patrolling,” said a senior official of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),
who is handling anti-Maoists operations in Chattisgarh.
The official added that the 11 battalions present in the state are spread over 66
camps all over Chattisgarh, and each of these camps would get 20 bicycles for the
men to use during patrol.

“Our men have to cover at least 20 km while patrolling everyday, and it is


difficult to do so without using vehicles. These landmines do not explode even if
bicycles go over them,” the source said. He added that several different teams go
on patrol during the day and nights, and walking in those difficult terrains is a
painstaking process.

“The only mode of transportation in these areas is bicycle,” he said, adding that
security men could also use animals, but it would difficult maintain them.
“Maintenance of bicycles is not expensive and they can be reused after repairs,”
he added.

Chattisgarh is one of the worst Maoists-affected state, where most of the attacks
are being carried out on securitymen. Maoists also use bicycles to commute.

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Bail rejected for Naxalite suporters


Statesman News Service

PARALAKHEMUNDI, April 12: The six Naxalite supporters who had been granted bail by
the ADJ Mr KC Patnaik last week had been turned down yesterday by the same ADJ. It
is learnt that the prosecution had filed a revised petition stating that the
accused had their bail pleas pending in the High Court, hearing which the public
prosecutor, the ADJ refused to consider the bail.

It may be mentioned here that 22 persons including two teenaged girls had been
arrested for their connections with the Naxal attack on the R Udayagiri police
station, jail, treasury and tehsil office along with the killing of the three OSAP
constables and the subsequent kidnapping of two officers.
While the two girls had been let off on bail the others were kept in the Circle
Jail of Berhampur. Advocate Mr Upendra Nayak is fighting the cases on behalf of
the accused.

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Maoists resolve to make bases in Bihar, Jharkhand


‘Apt time for armed action’
- Maoists resolve to make bases in Bihar, Jharkhand
SUMAN K. SHRIVASTAVA

Ranchi, April 12: It is official. In the latest issue of its mouthpiece, People’s
March, CPI (Maoist) has laid down its plans to develop Dandakaranya (Chhattisgarh)
and B-J Area (Bihar-Jharkhand) as “base areas”.

It also acknowledges that it has suffered reverses in Andhra Pradesh and has made
a strategic retreat from there, at least temporarily.
The party claims to have held its 9th party congress somewhere in Jharkhand in
February this year after a gap of 37 years.

Adding to the discomfiture of the government, the rebels appear to have resolved
that they would intervene in all the “people’s struggles”, specially those
pertaining to displacement by SEZs. Dams, mining, urban development etc.

Noting that people, including traders, peasants, workers and Dalits, are breaking
out into spontaneous protests, CPI (Maoist) chief Ganapathi is quoted as saying
that all this presents an “excellent situation to advance the armed struggle”.

“Even though the state forces have resorted to the policy of ‘burn-all, kill all’
under the banner of Salwa Judum, the party has been able to effectively hit back
and push the genocidal forces to the defensive,” the report said.

In Bihar-Jharkhand too the party has effectively countered the Sendra and
paramilitary counterinsurgency forces and spread the movement in vast areas, it
claimed.

Maoists admit to 130 “military actions” during the past two years in which 485
weapons were seized and 315 policemen were “wiped out”.

It was also time to finalise and urban policy and advance into urban areas, added
Ganapathi.

Admitting a weakness in resolving disputes, he states: “When differences arose in


1985 in PW, we were not able to deal with it properly and so it led to a split.
Again in 1992 in PW we could not resolve the differences properly. In the
erstwhile MCC there were also differences in 2001-02 and the opportunist Bharat-
Badal group left the party. We must understand how to settle differences...only
then we will advance.”

The report has alarmed officials who expect Maoist violence to escalate in Santhal
Pargana and in areas bordering Munger in Bihar.

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Anti-naxal operations to get more teeth


Rajesh Sinha
Thursday, April 12, 2007 23:55 IST

NEW DELHI: Rather than wait for Maoists to attack before going after them,
security forces are to take a more active role in engaging the naxals. Switching
from a reactive and defensive approach to an offensive one is among the priority
issues to be taken up at the meeting on naxal menace in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Support is growing in security establishments for a pro-active strategy to deal


with the Maoist menace, similar to Andhra Pradesh where the specially constituted
Greyhounds have destroyed several naxal bases and curbed the insurgents to a large
extent. Naxal operations have increased over the last few years in states like
Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar.
The forces currently deployed for anti-naxal operations are mostly used for static
security duties, counter-offensives after naxal attacks and routine patrolling.
The offensive initiative has traditionally rested with the naxalites, who hit
their desired targets and draw first blood. On several occasions, the biggest
being the recent incident at Rano Bodli in Chhattisgarh, security forces
themselves have become victims of such attacks.

One hindering factor is the lack of intelligence available to security forces.


According to an officer, the Maoists appear to have a better network and sometime
ago they threw an open challenge to the intelligence agencies to try and figure
out where the next attack was going to occur.

Another glaring shortcoming that has persisted is total lack of inter-state


coordination for anti-naxal operations, despite its importance being acknowledged
at every meeting. “State governments are reluctant to allow forces from other
states to come and operate in their territory,” an officer pointed out.

While Friday’s meeting will focus on security related aspects, the inter-
ministerial meeting, slated for April 16 in Patna, would take up the development
aspect. Among the significant issues to be dealt with at this meeting include
addressing concerns in setting up of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and big
development projects such as irrigation schemes, with the security becoming an
inherent part of such projects. This will be followed by a meeting of the
coordination centre on April 24.

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Maoist threat letter to Dy. Chief Minister Sudhir Mahato


Communist Party Of India (Maoist)

Bengal-Jharkhand-Orissa Regional Committee

An Open Letter To Sudhir Mahato, Dy. CM of Jharkhand

Date - 08-04-07

To

Mr. Sudhir Mahato

Dy. Chief Minister


Jharkhand

Mr. Mahato,

Our Party has boldly carried out people's verdict by executing the leader of
Nagarik Suraksha Samiti (NSS) and MP of your party on 4th March 2007. Since then
you have been issuing false statements from time to time purportedly denigrating
the CPI (Maoist) and its role in the state. Your aim and motive is clear to the
people. However, we feel it right to challenge your statements and warn you
against letting loose a barrage of lies cooked up at the diktat of corporate
houses, native and foreign and the state's landed gentry. With all this, in order
to cover up the failures of your government - a visible symbol of betrayal of the
much-propagated cause of the common masses of Jharkhand - you the people in power
are trying to attack us, sending troops to create white terror by regular combings
and savage brutalities. We have the right to answer all such fascist methods in a
befitting manner.

To come to your false propaganda about your espousing the cause of the
Jharkhandis, we iterate it clear and loud that you have betrayed them in every
conceivable way. You and your party's high-flying corrupt leaders have proved
traitors to the long-cherished dream of a democratic Jharkhand or Lalkhand, free
from loot, oppression and plunders of the exploiters. You claim to be do-gooders
of the common people. It is down right falsehood. Your statements against the
Maoists' activities for the Jharkhandis in East Singhbhum are all nonsense. Is it
not a fact like the daylight that the oppressed Santali, Bhumij, Urav, Munda, Ho
Adivasis and other non-Adivasis have rallied en masse behind our Party that has
been leading their struggles for an exploitation free Jharkhand? Can you suppress
the fact that you and your party leaders have turned into confirmed oppressors and
mafia gang leaders who have amassed huge fortunes overnight? Can you prove with a
single instance that the JMM leaders are not the faithful dalals and chamchas of
the Tatas, Jindals, Mittals and many multinational companies who are out to loot
Jharkhand and its people.

You the people are glorifying the notorious MP Sunil Mahato and trying to project
Sunil as an honest leader killed by the Maoists. Can you explain how come Sunil,
born in a middle peasant family, turned into a Karodpati as your party leader? You
are equating the Nirmal Mahato - a genuine fighter against the Tatas and brutally
murdered by the mafia gang engaged by the Tatas while calling him for a talk over
displacement of Adivasis in 1987 - with the anti-people, mafia gang backer,
fortune and power seeker notorious MP Sunil Mahato. Why this need to undermine the
great image of the martyr Nirmal Mahato along with the Maoist revolutionaries? We
punished Sunil Mahato and explained to the masses why we were forced to kill him.
You propagate that we the Maoists are in for indiscriminate killing without
people's support. It is a dirty propaganda. We never touch anyone for punishment
until and unless the person(s) and reactionary(ies) become confirmed enemy(ies) of
the people. People's court (Jana Adalat) comprising the common masses decides on
the punishment and only then it is executed by our PLGA with the active support of
the masses. We adopted the same method while executing the people's enemy, Mr.
Sunil Mahato.

Mr. Sudhir, your friend Sunil Mahato was traveling in the same boat as you are
doing now. From 2003 onwards whenever Sunil Mahato set his foot on East Singhbhum,
he chose to provoke the masses against us, against our movement for an
exploitation - free Jharkhand. He stood by the NSS. The criminal gang leaders
Shankar and Dhanai were his right and left hands to execute his game plan in the
district. His execution was according to the people's verdict.

You and your colleagues are falsely preaching that Sunil was executed as he
refused to comply with the monetary demand of the Maoists. It is dirty lie. This
false propaganda has been manufactured to tarnish the revolutionary, dedicated
image of the CPI (Maoist). We never execute a criminal like Sunil Mahato for petty
money mater. What your dishonest criminal leaders can commit for grabbing the ill-
gotten money we the Maoists simply hate it and can not permit such practice.

You the hated yes-men of the corporate houses and World Bank have given the call
for Sendra campaign against us. You like the BJP and the Congress in Chhattisgarh
are saying that such a campaign will being peace in Jharkhand by eliminating the
Maoists. We declare that we are prepared to give a fitting reply to your fascist
campaign. Remember it that when the Lango and other incidents of well-planned
murders of our comrades were taking place the home minister of the erstwhile NDA
had taken a resolution on such a murderous game plan. Later your guru Shibu Soren
too supported such a notorious decision to mass kill our forces. Babulal, Arjun,
Koda who became CMs of Jharkhand resorted to the policy of killing Maoists. But
what has happened? Have we not got strengthened further and spread to newer areas
in Jharkhand after brutal killings of the revolutionary Maoists? The Sendra
campaign shall meet the same fact as the Salwa Judum has met in Chhattisgarh.

Listen, Mr. Sudhir Mahato and read the writing on the walls. Don't think that the
Jharkhandis will spare the notorious high priests of the JMM who only know how
best to amass fortunes by all dishonest means being a part and parcel of the
exploitative system controlled by the Tatas, Jindals, Mittals various MNCs and
feudal landlords. Don't forget that despite your false propaganda along with
campaigns by the state's armed forces the people of Jharkhand are advancing
forward to establish an exploitation-free Jharkhand where Adivasis can live
enjoying independence to develop their language, culture and to ensure basic
rights to livelihood.

We stand by the people of Jharkhand.

Victory to the revolutionary people of Jharkhand.

Sukhdev
CPI (Maoist)
Bengal-Jharkhand-Orissa Regional Committee

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Maoist outfits declared unlawful in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Apr 12: The Chhattisgarh Government has declared Communist Party of India
(Maoist) and its five frontal organisations ''unlawful''.

The Home department has issued a notification declaring these organisations as


''unlawful'' under section 3 of the Chhattisgarh Special Peoples' Security Act,
2006, for one year, official sources said today.

Besides CPI (Maoist), a naxalite organisation active in many districts of


Chhattisgarh, five frontal organisations had also been brought under the
provisions of the Act.

These organisations are the Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Mazdoor Sangh, the
Krantikari Adivasi Mahila Sangh, the Krantikari Adivasi Balak Sangh, the
Krisnikari Kisan Committee and the Mahila Mukti Morcha.

The Dr Raman Singh Government had brought the Chhattisgarh Special Peoples'
Security Act, 2006, to contain unlawful activities in the state, particularly in
the light of increased naxalite activities in tribal Bastar region.

--- UNI

Maoist outfits declared unlawful in Chhattisgarh


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Three Maoist terrorists killed in Jharkhand


From correspondents in Jharkhand, India, 09:30 PM IST

Three Maoist rebels were killed in a clash between Communist Party of India-Maoist
(CPI-Maoist) and its splinter group in Garwah district of Jharkhand, police said.

The bodies of the CPI-Maoist rebels were recovered Thursday by Meral police in
Garwah, 160 km from here.

'It seems that Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) (or, the third preparatory
committee), the breakaway group of CPI-Maoist, pumped bullets into the three
Maoist rebels while they were sleeping,' said a police official of the state
police headquarters.

Two days ago, CPI-Maoist rebels had killed nine TPC ultras in the state's Latehar
district. Group clashes between CPI-Maoist and TPC have claimed nearly 50 lives in
last one year alone.

Maoist rebels are active in 16 of the 22 districts of the state. Nearly 600
people, including 300 security personnel, have been killed in the past six years
in Maoist-related violence.

Source: Indo-Asian News Service

Three Maoist rebels killed in Jharkhand

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CM's son Jaganmohan Reddy Lives in a fortress in Bangalore

AP CM'S SON LIVES IN A FORTRESS IN B'LORE

CM'S son Jaganmohan Reddy Lives in a fortress in Bangalore

Bangalore, Apr. 14 (NMG)- Jaganmohan Reddy, son of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
Dr. Y.S. Rajashekar Reddy, is living in a virtual fortress in the heart of
Bangalore city since two years.

Jaganmohan Reddy's fortress is located in the II sector of HSR Layout. Not a fly
can sneak into it. The reason for this is learnt to be that Reddy is in the hit
list of the Naxalites. He is living in the BDA house No. 52, which was converted
into a fortress, with his two children.

Everyone, including the neighbours, vegetable, fruit and milk vendors who visit
the house are searched. Even the vehicles and pedestrians who move on the road in
front of the house are subjected to scrutiny, it is learnt.

If someone visits the house, even the pens in their pockets are seized by the
Police at the gate.

Reddy is being provided 'Z' category security by 11 Policemen from Karnataka and
30 from Andhra Pradesh.

Star Of Mysore Online

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AP : Maoists planning to strike during Prajapatham


Thursday April 12 2007 12:01 IST

KADAPA: The presence of Maoists in some parts of Kadapa district has put the
district police on tenterhooks, who were of the opinion that Maoists were wiped
out from the district after the Badvel encounter.

Till recently, there was a high alert in Kalasapadu, Kasinayana, Porumamilla and
other regions, as the Naxals were using these places as shelter zones after they
felt the heat of police in Anantapur, Prakasam and Nallamala areas.

During DGP Swaranjeet Sen’s service, notable progress was made in the elimination
of Maoist cadre in the district and its border villages with Nellore, Anantapur
and Prakasam districts.

During an encounter in Seshachalam forest area at T Sundupalle in April, 2006,


seven Maoists were killed and close on its heels came the Badvel encounter wherein
the top Maoist leaders Madhav and Obulesu were killed.

This incident forced some Maoists to surrender to the police.

Police declared that the Maoist presence in the district was eliminated and thus
relaxed the guard, but reports of Maoist movement again in Kalasapadu, Kasinayana,
B Matam, Porumamilla, B Koduru areas, some ten days ago had put police back on
alert.

It is learnt the Maoist cadres were dormant and did not resort to any activities,
as the police vigilance was high.

According to sources, the Maoist cadres are planning to make their presence felt
again during Prajapatham programe, which is scheduled to commence on April 14.

Based on intelligence reports, special parties started combing operations in those


areas and the security at police stations of Kalasapadu, Porumamilla, Kasinayana,
B Mattam, B Kodur, Veeraballi, T Sundupalle, Chinnamandem, Galiveedu,
Lakkireddipalle and Chakarayapeta has been increased, with a possible Maoist
threat.
However, Superintendent of Police Y Nagi Redy said that there was no presence of
Maoists in Veerabali, T Sundupalle, Rayachoti and other areas.

He said that every measure was being taken to ensure Prajapatham programme was a
success without any untoward incidents.

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Charu’s house in promoter’s hands

Charu’s house in promoter’s hands

Bappaditya Paul

SILIGURI, April 11: The ideological hub of the landmark Naxalbari Movement, the
house of legendary Charu Mazumdar, is set to all but disappear except, perhaps,
from the memories of a section of the elderly populace in the state. Struggling to
cope with economic needs and those necessitated by changing lifestyle, the heirs
of the late Naxalite ideologue have sold a portion of his Siliguri home to a
private developer.

NAXALWATCH : May be today's naxals do the same thing after acquiring all the prime
lands from the industrialists . If readers recollect the demands of the Naxal
leaders few years back , they demanded the starting point of implementing land
reforms was to distribute lands under possession of these influential persons to
the landless .

The `comprehensive list'

According to the naxalites, the following are the major occupiers of prime land in
the twin cities:

1. Ramoji Film City (2,000 acres). 2. Sanghinagar (1,500 acres). 3. Satyam


Computers, Byrraju Foundation and other groups (2,000 acres). 4. Dr. Reddy's Labs
(1,000 acres.) 5. Jana Harsha (2,000 acres). 6. Narne Estates (2,000 acres) 7. GPR
Estates (1,000 acres). 8. Sri Mithra Real Estates (1,000 acres). 9. Devender Goud
family (1,500 acres). 10. Sreenidhi Real Estates (1,000 acres). 11. Jayabheri
Estates (Muralimohan and Chandrababu Naidu benami) (2,000 acres). 12. Raheja
Estates (1,000 acres). 13. L &T (Chandrababu Naidu benami) (1,000 acres). 14. Jana
Chaitanya Real Estates. 15. Sai Chaitanya Real Estates. 16. Venkata Chaitanya Real
Estates. 17. Ramanaidu Studios. 18. Annapurna Studios. 19. Padmalaya Studios. 20.
Ramakrishna Studios. 21. CC Studios. 22. Green City Township. 23. Engineers
Syndicate. 24. Mayuri Real Estates. 25. Amaravathi Real Estates. 26. Suryavamshi
Real Estates. 27. Maxima Real Estates. 28.21st Century Builders. 29. Shilpa Real
Estates. 30. Lahari Estates. 31. Ajay Chaitanya Real Estates. 32. IIIT. 33. IMG
Bharata Academy (800 acres). 34. Indian School of Business (250 acres). 35. AWARE
(500 acres). 36. Sylvan University (200 acres). 37. Genome Valley (ICICI Knowledge
Park, Shapurjee, Pallomjee Biotech Park (3000 acres). 38. IMAX. 39. Snow World.
40. Ilabs. 41. Wipro, Infosys, Microsoft, Oracle and other IT companies (1,000
acres). 42. Farmhouses, resorts, guesthouses, clubs and other luxury houses. 43.
Lands alienated to commercial and trade organisations.
Originally from Jalpaiguri, Mazumdar shifted base to DL Roy Sarani (Mahananda
Para), Siliguri in 1952 and lived there till his death. It was here that the
prominent, radical Communist completed his historic Eight Documents, which later
laid the ideological base for the Naxalbari Movement that began in 1967. During
the trouble-torn days of the Naxalbari Movement, Mazumdar guided his fellow
revolutionaries from this building.
After his death in 1972 in Kolkata police custody, the family of the Naxalite
leader continued living in the house. After his wife’s death, his two daughters
and son are the legal heirs of the property. Stretching across 16 cottahs until
recently, an RCC-type house stands on the property.
“We have sold seven cottahs to a private developer, who is now constructing a
multi-storied residential building on the plot. But to preserve our father’s
memory, a portion of the old house has been kept intact,” Mr Abhijit Mazumdar,
political activist and college teacher, said.
Mr Mazumdar said that apart from paying adequate monetary compensation, the
private developer would also hand over to them a furnished apartment in the new
residential complex.

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Naxalites give new dimension to land issue

By Our Special Correspondent

The Hindu

HYDERABAD, OCT. 17. Naxalites created a flutter in political circles today when
they released a list of 43 individuals who had allegedly encroached upon prime
land in and around the twin cities.

The list reads like a who's who of persons in the fields of real estate, film
industry and information technology.

The naxalites caught the Government off-guard with their demand to re-take these
lands. The official side had expected Maoist and Janashakti leaders to highlight
injustices in distribution of Government land under various categories and had
even come prepared with its responses.

Sources said the `wish list' was meant to be a symbolic attack against what they
describe as `neo-landed gentry' which was dictating terms to the Government with
its political clout. The naxalites reportedly told the Government delegation, led
by the Home Minister, K. Jana Reddy, that the starting point of implementing land
reforms was to distribute lands under possession of these influential persons to
the landless.

By setting right past injustices of the past, the Government would not only send
out a strong signal about its intentions but also prove its sincerity and
commitment to the cause of land reforms.

YSR's caution
Meanwhile, during his daily review of the peace process, the Chief Minister, Y.S.
Rajasekhara

Reddy, advised the Home Minister not to allow differences to derail the talks.
Both sides must spell out their respective frameworks on each issue and then make
a sincere attempt to find a meeting point.

The DGP, S.R. Sukumara, raised many an eyebrow with his statement in Nalgonda that
the naxalites had no right to comment on the pay structure in the police force.
Congress leaders felt that the top police officer had rubbed the naxalites on the
wrong side by ignoring their plea that police officers should not issue statements
that might affect the peace process.

The `comprehensive list'

According to the naxalites, the following are the major occupiers of prime land in
the twin cities:

1. Ramoji Film City (2,000 acres). 2. Sanghinagar (1,500 acres). 3. Satyam


Computers, Byrraju Foundation and other groups (2,000 acres). 4. Dr. Reddy's Labs
(1,000 acres.) 5. Jana Harsha (2,000 acres). 6. Narne Estates (2,000 acres) 7. GPR
Estates (1,000 acres). 8. Sri Mithra Real Estates (1,000 acres). 9. Devender Goud
family (1,500 acres). 10. Sreenidhi Real Estates (1,000 acres). 11. Jayabheri
Estates (Muralimohan and Chandrababu Naidu benami) (2,000 acres). 12. Raheja
Estates (1,000 acres). 13. L &T (Chandrababu Naidu benami) (1,000 acres). 14. Jana
Chaitanya Real Estates. 15. Sai Chaitanya Real Estates. 16. Venkata Chaitanya Real
Estates. 17. Ramanaidu Studios. 18. Annapurna Studios. 19. Padmalaya Studios. 20.
Ramakrishna Studios. 21. CC Studios. 22. Green City Township. 23. Engineers
Syndicate. 24. Mayuri Real Estates. 25. Amaravathi Real Estates. 26. Suryavamshi
Real Estates. 27. Maxima Real Estates. 28.21st Century Builders. 29. Shilpa Real
Estates. 30. Lahari Estates. 31. Ajay Chaitanya Real Estates. 32. IIIT. 33. IMG
Bharata Academy (800 acres). 34. Indian School of Business (250 acres). 35. AWARE
(500 acres). 36. Sylvan University (200 acres). 37. Genome Valley (ICICI Knowledge
Park, Shapurjee, Pallomjee Biotech Park (3000 acres). 38. IMAX. 39. Snow World.
40. Ilabs. 41. Wipro, Infosys, Microsoft, Oracle and other IT companies (1,000
acres). 42. Farmhouses, resorts, guesthouses, clubs and other luxury houses. 43.
Lands alienated to commercial and trade organisations.
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`Security situation continues to be grave'

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ISI posing serious threat to internal security, says Major General Sivasankar

BONHOMIE: (From left) Vatsala Vatsa, Principal Secretary (Home); P.B. Mahishi,
Chief Secretary; M.P. Prakash, Home Minister; B. Sivasankar, General Officer
Commanding, Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala Area; and Clement Samuel,
Commander, Kar nataka and Kerala Sub Area, at the Civil Military Liaison
Conference in Bangalore on Wednesday. — Photo: K. Gopinathan

BANGALORE: Security continues to be grave as there are continued attempts to


infiltrate through the line of control as well as the coastal region for terrorist
activities in the hinterland deep into the south, Major General B. Sivasankar,
General Officer Commanding, Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala Area, has
said.

Speaking at the Civil Military Liaison Conference here on Wednesday, Major General
Sivasankar said these were the inputs notwithstanding substantial improvement in
interaction/communication with "our neighbours" on the western border.

"Willingness to discuss sensitive issues and all other confidence building


measures are positive developments indeed," he said.

Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was posing grave threat to internal


security.

The recent arrests of ISI operatives and recovery of large cache of arms,
ammunition and explosives in southern States added credence to these fears.

Against this background there was need to keep a constant vigil on the
developments in neighbouring countries, States and within Karnataka.

Major General Sivasankar said with the naxal violence in the north and central
India likely to have repercussions in the South there was need to adopt proactive
measures to prevent the growth and eradicate the menace.

The sudden spurt in terrorist activists in Assam was also a serious cause of
concern.

On the sensitive issue of acquisition of Defence land by the Karnataka Government,


Major General Sivasankar asked the Government to appreciate the difficulties of
the Defence forces to surrender large tracts of land, especially where the Defence
Ministry had not issued directions.

The Major General asked the State Government to play a major role in addressing
the concerns of serving soldiers, armed forces veterans and their dependents over
issues such as rehabilitation, education of children, property disputes and legal
cases.

Home Minister M.P. Prakash said the State Government was duty bound to address the
problems of the Defence forces, including the one about Defence land acquisition.

Any legal impediments coming in the way would be removed.

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