Saturday, August 09, 2008

Even supreme court is fed up of indian democratic system!!

“Even God will not be able to save this country. In India even if God comes down he cannot change our country. Our country’s character has gone. We are helpless,” a bench of Justices B N Aggrawal and G S Singhvi observed.

Search teams come under naxal fire in Bastar forest

K. Srinivas Reddy , hindu
HYDERaBAD: Security forces searching for a missing helicopter came under naxal fire in the Gangalur area of the Bastar forest on Friday afternoon.
The search teams were inching their way ahead after a fierce two-hour-long gunbattle. There were no causalities on either side, but the rebel ambush, coupled with heavy rain, hampered the search and salvage operation.
The private helicopter, which took off from Hyderabad on Sunday afternoon, was to stop at Jagdalpur for refuelling before heading for Raipur.
But it disappeared while flying over the Bastar forest, a Maoist base area. Authorities believe that the chopper might have crashed in Bastar due to low visibility following heavy rain.
Hundreds of security forces on the search mission were inching their way in thick jungles, where the rebels hold sway. The Indian Air Force also pressed into service some choppers to locate the wreckage, but it was not of much help, senior police officers in Raipur told The Hindu over telephone.Reconnaissance inputs
The security forces received information, based on aerial reconnaissance inputs, about the wreckage having been found at two places in Bijapur district. However, at one of the places, the police found an abandoned tractor and a trolley while at Gangalur, the security forces came under attack. “Firing continued for nearly two hours. There were no casualties from our side,” said Giridhari Nayak, Additional Director-General of the Chhattisgarh police.
The government has announced a reward of Rs. 1 lakh for any information leading to location of the copter wreckage.
The police discount the possibility of the chopper being shot down by rebels as it flew over the Bastar forest, which is spread over 40,000 sqkm. There is every possibility of its having crashed in low visibility, say the police.
“The hilly terrain is too tough and when it rains, it is blinding and the chopper might have crashed. Besides, there would be very thick clouds over the forest areas reducing visibility to as low as five feet,” said an officer who worked in Bastar till recently.Attacks on copters
Maoists earlier made attempts to shoot down helicopters flying over their strongholds. About two months ago, a four-seat helicopter, carrying police officers got hit in the rotors, but the pilot landed safely in Jagdalpur.
In August 2007, Maoists fired at a helicopter carrying Chhattisgarh DGP Vishwaranjan at Chintalnar village of Dantewada.
The police chief was on his way to Mukaram village, where 13 policemen were killed by Maoists.
On July 14, 2007 ‘Maina’, a helicopter owned by the Chhattisgarh government, crashed in the Rajnandgaon area after it took off from Bhopal. Four people including two pilots were killed.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Maoist communes in Nepal

This article was adapted from The Red Star, a national magazine published by the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist.
There are four full-fledged communes operating at present in Nepal. They were established by the people under the direct leadership of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist. Two of these communes are located in the Rolpa district that served as a forefront of the Maoists' struggle for over 10 years.
The biggest among the four communes is Ajambari, located in Thawang, Rolpa. It was built after villagers were forced to flee their communities due to intense militarization by the Royal Nepal Army (RNA) forces. After Red fighters of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) victoriously thwarted the RNA, the villagers established the communes to strengthen their community.
The second commune is located in Jaljala, Rolpa. The third commune called "Juni" was formed in 1998 in Jajarkot district in western Nepal. It was established with the goal of protecting the welfare of families victimized by militarization, massacres and other human rights abuses perpetrated by the toppled monarchy. The fourth commune is in Balidum, Rukum district. These areas are bastions of the PLA.
Every community member actively participates in the production work of the communes, even as they strive to address all the needs of its members. With the help of the Red guerrillas, schools, hospitals, banks and other social service institutions have already been built. Other communes, on the other hand, have seen the rise of hotels and restaurants.
Adult commune members work in the farms, with some assigned to care for children and the elderly. Centralized production is employed to ensure proper and sufficient distribution among commune members, especially in the face of the global food and oil crisis. Additionally, as testament to the communes' successful operations, they can now produce their own soap, confectionery, shoes, biscuits and pashmina shawls.
Members of the commune come from different sectors and social classes. People from various national minorities and castes live in freedom and democracy. Equal rights are enjoyed by both men and women, a remarkable leap from the backward practices of the feudal system. Old traditions and superstitions— remnants of the old system—are gradually being eliminated.
Apart from the four full-blown communes in Nepal today, there also exist over 50 cooperative communes in the country.
The commune system's superiority over the old feudal system in the field of production and distribution of the fruits of production has been proven in years of existence. Centralized production has resulted in increased production for the community. Each member enjoys access to the commune's resources, with the efficient distribution of the fruits of the members' collective labor. It is evident that the living standards of the people have been vastly improved under the commune system. ~


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