Despite the ongoing counterrevolutionary operation of the Indian reaction, the Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI (Maoist)] has managed to hold a successful Martyrs' Week celebration.

(The party does not seem to have published its own position statement yet, which is why this article is subject to a certain reservation).

The bourgeois media speak a different language than reality. If one believes the Indian reaction, the People's War and the party leading it have long been defeated, but the reality is different, the party, the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) and the mass organizations and supporters continue to exist. And operations like the one on July 19 will not break the support

"The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted intensive searches at the homes of suspected Communist Party of India sympathizers [...] in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, July 19. The searches were conducted in Alakurapadu village in Tangutur Mandal. The NIA officials searched the residence of G. Kalyan Rao, a poet and leader of Viplava Rachayitala Sangham (RevolutionaryWriters Association )[...] The searches were conducted with the connivance of the local police. Police personnel surrounded the houses and carried out searches under the pretext that people with links to Maoists might have sought shelter there. [...] It is significant that such raids were carried out only a few days after the holding of the AMBS Conference (Committee of Friends and Relatives of Martyrs) kind of violence in prisons and constant delays in their cases, especially of those whose cases are still ongoing. He dedicated words to all those who died since the last meeting and mentioned that the grave of Dapu Ramesh was destroyed, which only meant that his voice, and his songs are still as strong as ever. [...]"1


In spite of this terror, the CPI (Maoist) has once again managed to hold a successful Martyrs' Week celebration, a fact vehemently concealed by most of the bourgeois media. Reportedly, the celebration was held on August 3 in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. A 64-foot high monument was erected for those who laid down their lives in the struggle for the revolution. According to a reporter from the news agency "cgimpact," who was reportedly one of the few selected representatives of the local press to be on site (it is not unusual for the party to invite bourgeois journalists on certain occasions), thousands of villagers participated in the demonstrations and celebrations. 2











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