As was decided by the high court of Mumbai on Tuesday, in a couple of weeks time comrade Ajith will receive the opportunity to temporarily walk free on bail. Accused of being a leader within the Communist Party of India (Maoist) Ajith had been arrested early in May 2015 with fake documents in a conspiratorially rented flat and prior requests for bail being granted had been denied. Internationally, as well as in the FRG, a powerful campaign developed since then aiming towards the release of the comrade.

Already in 1976 Ajith had been taken into custody by police special forces in Kerala in connection to an attack on police barracks and had subsequently been put into the notorious torture prison Kakkaya. The following four decades the comrade, mostly developing his revolutionary work as a professional revolutionary, were marked by great achievements won by him in service of the revolution. He firmly stood side by side with the most oppressed in India, wrote at least five books (among other things an analysis of the social conditions in the countryside in Kerala), in times of his illegality avoided time and again the spotlight of the reaction (making it possible for example, to participate in the RIM Meeting 1984 in France) and he became to be considered a central leading militant within the party by the reaction.

On May 9 2015 he was found near Pune by “anti terror forces” and kidnapped while he was there for treatment on account of a heart disease. Because of the massive international pressure and the broad solidarity the Indian reaction now seemingly is making concessions in the trial against him.