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CONDEMN THE RAID OF THE HOUSE OF PROF. GN SAIBABA

COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS

185/3, FOURTH FLOOR, ZAKIR NAGAR, NEW DELHI-110025
13/09/2013

CONDEMN THE ARBITRARY RAID OF THE HOUSE OF PROF. GN SAIBABA, A PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL AND JOINT SECRETARY OF RDF!

CONDEMN THE CRIMINAL DESIGNS OF THE JOINT INTELLIGENCE-SPECIAL CELL-GADCHIROLI POLICE COMBINE TO IMPLICATE PROF. GN SAIBABA ALONG WITH THE FALSE CHARGES FRAMED AGAINST HEM MISHRA, A JNU STUDENT!

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Retract the Renewal of Ban on RDF in AP

RISE!                              RESIST!                                   LIBERATE!

REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRATIC FRONT (RDF)  --  Press Statement -- 21 August 2013

Retract the Renewal of Ban on RDF in Andhra Pradesh

Institute High level Judicial Enquiry into Cold-blooded Murder of Comrade Ganti Prasadam

Stop witch-hunting and Malicious Propaganda against People’s Organisations

Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) condemns the renewal of the ban on the organization for another year by the Andhra Pradesh State government under the Andhra Pradesh Public Security Act 1992.

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CRPP Convention Program-Speakers and schedule

COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS (185/3, FOURTH FLOOR, ZAKIR NAGAR, NEW DELHI-110025)

On the Occasion of the acquittal of people's cultural artist Jiten Marandiand 3 others from death sentence by the Ranchi High Court

Let Us Demand that those police officials who fabricated evidence against Jiten and others be brought to book!

Oppose Death Penalty as a Form of Punishment of the State!

Invitation for a Convention: Multi-purpose Hall, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, Delhi

20 December 2011, 12.00 noon to 8 pm

Program and Speakers

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On the Attack on Ganti Prasadam

Rise!                   Resist!                Liberate!

REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRATIC FRONT (RDF)  -  PRESS RELEASE  -  4 July 2013

Comrade Ganti Prasadam, the All India Vice-President of Revolutionary Democratic Front was brutally and fatally attacked by some unidentified gunmen in Nellore town today in the afternoon. The attackers first slew him on his neck with hunting sickles and then shot at him with a pistol three rounds. Comrade Ganti Prasadam is critically injured in the assassination attempt and at present he is being operated in a hospital in Nellore. According to the doctors who are working on him, his condition is extremely critical.        

Comrade Prasadam has been also serving on the Committee for the Relatives and Friends of Martyrs as an Executive Member. He arrived at Nellore today to attend a public meeting of the Martyrs’ Committee, which is being held every year on 4 July remembering the Martyrs of Nellore. After the meeting, accompanied by three other members of the Committee he went to visit a family member of a martyr, who was hospitalised in a local Government Hospital. An assassination team of three were in waiting to swoop on him when he came out of the Hospital. In flash of a second they attacked Comrade Ganti Prasadam, before the other comrades realised of what was happening. When they tried to catch hold of murderous gang, they ran away leaving the swords behind.

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Public Meeting 21 May 2011: "STOP ARMY ENCROACHMENT IN BASTAR! OPPOSE INDIAN STATE’S WAR ON PEOPLE!"

3.00pm – 8.00pm, 21 May 2011 (Saturday),
Gandhi Peace Foundation, DDU Marg, Near ITO

Speakers:  AB Bardhan, Gen Sec CPI, Amit Bhadur, Professor Emeritus, JNU; Aparna, CPI(ML) New Democracy; Arundhati Roy, Writer; B D Sharm, Former IAS officer; E N Rammohan, Former DGP, Border Security Force(BSF); Girija Pathak, CPI(ML) Liberation, Madan Kashyap, Hindi writer; Pankaj Bisht, Editor, Samayantar; SAR Geelani, Delhi University; Sashi Bhushan Pathak, PUCL, Jharkhand; Sudha Bhardwaj, PUCL, Chhattisgarh; Sumit Chakravarty, Editor, Mainstream; and others.

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Condemn cold blooded killing of ten Maoists in covert Operation by police and TPC in Chatra, Jharkhand!

REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRATIC FRONT (RDF) - Press Release - 29 March 2013
Release the twenty persons abducted by TPC immediately and without harm!
Constitute a judicial enquiry into the killing and punish the perpetrators!

 The media has reported the claim made by the Jharkhand police that ten CPI (Maoist) cadres were gunned down by the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC), a vigilante group, during a “fierce gun battle” that started in the afternoon of 27 March 2013 and continued till the next morning in the Lakarbandha forests in Chatra district of Jharkhand, which falls under Kunda police station limits. Around 25 other Maoists have been abducted after the battle as per media reports. Lalesh Yadav alias Prashant, Secretary of the Bihar Jharkhand North Chhattisgarh Special Area Committee of CPI (Maoist), Jaikumar Yadav, Platoon Commander, Dharmendra Yadav alias Biru, Sub-Zonal Commander of Chatra Palamu, and Prafulla Yadav, Sub-Zonal Commander of Koleswari are reported to be among the dead.

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Students for a Separate Telangana

Invitation to Convention for the formation of Students' Solidarity Committee for Separate Telangana (10am - 5pm, 10 March 2011, JNU, New Delhi)
Students' March to Parliament (12 am, 11 March 2011, Mandi House to Parliament Street)

Dear friends,

The world has been very much familiar with the history of the heroic sacrifices of the Telangana people. The struggle for a separate Telangana state is one of the most longstanding democratic movements of the Indian subcontinent. From the very inception of Andhra Pradesh in 1956 the people of Telangana have demanded a separate statehood. The more than five decades of continuous struggle have resulted today in the recognition and acceptance of a separate Telangana as a necessity among the people of the country. There is a wide acceptance among the rest of Andhra Pradesh that its people have a right to a separate statehood because they have been economically, socially, politically and culturally exploited and discriminated against by the rulers of Seemandhra. Clearly, it is only with the formation of a separate Telangana that a concrete step towards resolving the problems of the region can be taken, and a true people-oriented process of development can be initiated.

 

The present Telangana movement is in a continuation to the movement that had begun seven decades ago, with a great vision to liberate Telangana people from the clutches of Nizam's brutal autocracy and the system of Vetti. The people of Telangana were made to join the Indian Union on 17 September 1948, while the people of India is said to have got independence from British colonialism on 15 August 1947. This political change created the necessary conditions to exploit the region with the establishment of Seemandhra colonial rule in the form of government employees from Seemandhra, who replaced the Nizam rule. Seeing that the independent Hyderabad state has been a potential source of natural resources like coal, iron-ore, limestone, forest wealth, water resources and the cheap labour of hard-working Telangana people, Seemandhra capitalists and feudal landlords who constitute the ruling classes usurped the Telangana region. Against the recommendations of Fazl Ali State Reorganisation Committee Report which recommended Hyderabad state to be independent, and against the aspirations of the Telangana people, Andhra Pradesh state was formed, merging Seemandhra region with Telangana region. All the GOs, committees and agreements that have been made, right from the Gentlemen's Agreement in 1956 to GO 36, 6 Point Formula, 8 Point Formula, Regional Council, Presidential Order, 610 GO, Girglani Commission, Pranab Mukherjee Committee, Rosaiah Committee and even the most recent Sri Krishna Committee, are the attempts of the Government of India to betray the democratic demands of the Telangana people, who have consistently fought against the secret plot behind the 'Telugu nationality'.

 

Above all, in the United Andhra Pradesh, Telangana people are to lead the existence of mere 'second grade citizens'. The people of Telangana region, which is rich in natural resources, are to migrate and live as bonded labourers. The exploitative policies followed by the central government in collusion with the regional ruling classes of Seemandhra has led to the scarcity of water for both drinking and cultivation purposes, even when Telangana has several perennial rivers like Krishna and Godavri running through the region. The negligence of the Seemandhra government to develop better irrigation and safe drinking water facilities can be identified as the cause for the increased number of farmers' suicides and Fluorosis cases in the Telangana region. It is due to nearly 3 lakh Seemandhra employees, who illegally occupied several governmental positions reserved for Telangana people by producing fake local certificates, graduates and post graduates from Telangana are compelled to become auto drivers, day-labourers and some even have to leave the motherland for abroad(Dubai, Muscat and Saudi Arabia etc.) to be bonded labourers. It is heart-rending to know that the parents, wives and the children of the dead in abroad are not in a position to pay the last sight to their beloved. Telangana region has now become dried and decimated due to internal colonial exploitation by the Seemandhra ruling classes that began in 1956 with its merger with Seemandhra. Threat of loosing language, dialect and the culture, Telangana people have been fighting against economic, political and cultural exploitation to have independence from Seemandhra domination. In 1953, Jawaharlal Nehru, then Prime Minister of India, rightly identified the expansionist designs behind the idea of Visalandhra and at a public meeting in Nizamabad compared the conditional merger of Telangana and Seemandhra with the matrimonial alliance which always have a provision of divorce in case the alliance becomes unwanted for any party. Even after seeing through the reasons behind the merger, Nehru gave in to the Seemandhra ruling classes' interests, and did a historic injustice to Telangana by approving the merger. Subsequent Indian rulers, be it Indira Gandhi or presently Sonia Gandhi, followed the path of Nehru to act against Telangana.

 

Telangana movement is a democratic movement for self- respect, liberty, equality and fraternity, for which the people of Telangana have been fighting for decades. Going against the people's justified and democratic demand, the Central Government under the leadership of Indira Gandhi and the State Government under the Seemandhra leader Kasu Brahmananda Reddy had brutally suppressed the people's movement in 1969 firing bullets, killing around 400 students and putting thousands behind the bars. In this way, the government has acted to serve the interests of only the ruling classes, employing different repressive methods to put an end to the people's heroic battle. They have drenched Telangana region with bloodshed, violating even the fundamental right of its people to live. While Telangana movement has followed a non-violent path and remained under the constitutional limits, the government has been most violent, undemocratic and unconstitutional in addressing it.

 

In 1971 the Telangana people overwhelmingly cast their votes to TPS, a party that went to people with the single demand for separate Telangana state. The people made TPS victorious with a thumping majority, electing 11 parliamentary members out of its 14 candidates. This continued in 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 elections when TRS party went with the same demand and the people of Telangana expressed their aspirations repeatedly. But, all the political parties, particularly the Congress party, have been successfully using the people's emotions and their heroic sacrifices to play their political games in order to come to power. The Congress party, in the 2004 elections, included the demand for separate Telangana in its election manifesto. However, it changed its stand once it came to power, cleverly constituting the Pranab Mukherjee Committee to delay the process of state formation. It again repeated the same in the 2009 elections. But bowing down to the latest phase of the movement with participation of people from all walks of life, including students and advocates, the Home Minister of India Mr. P. Chidambaram officially announced on 9 December 2009 the initiation of the process of introducing the Telangana Bill in the parliament. But the Congress, influenced by the Seemandhra ruling classes, once again repeated its history of betrayal and changed its own statement in less than 15 days of announcement.

 

For the past 14 months, the ruling Congress has imposed a military rule in Telangana by deploying large numbers of paramilitary forces all over the region. It has appointed a cruel and anti-people ex-police officer, Mr. Narasimhan, as the governor of Andhra Pradesh in order to turn Telangana region into a sea of blood. These paramilitary forces have been lathi-charging the protesting students, firing rubber bullets and tear gas shells on them and filing false cases against the students to put them behind bars. These armed forces have occupied colleges, universities and the student hostels (including those of the girls), torturing the students with their inhuman behaviour and derogatory language. These forces are not even hesitant in assaulting the media persons who try to report the police atrocities on the students and the common people. The Journalists' Forum has marked its protest against these actions. The police have also tried to break the movement from inside by acting as agent-provocateurs, joining the student protestors in civil dress and pelting stones at their own fellow policemen, and later charging the students for violence. In these ways, the government has been converting the universities into war zones, and are playing with the lives and aspirations of the Telangana people. In this critical situation, many of the dejected youth, who had dreams of a bright future in a separate and independent Telangana state, have been committing suicides leaving behind their suicide notes addressed to the rulers. Not less than 600 students have committed suicide so far. While the Congress government has been indifferent to the self-immolation of these students, the leaders of Telangana political parties too are mortgaging the self-respect of Telangana people for their personal political careers. The progressive and democratic sections of the country, all major parliamentary parties of India such as BJP, BSP, CPI, JDU, FB, RPI, excluding CPI(M), and various democratic and people's organisations have extended their solidarity to the demand of separate Telangana state.

 

There is an urgent need to stand in solidarity with the people of Telangana in the coming phase of their struggle, and to build up a movement across the country in its support. The students and youth of Telangana have spearheaded the movement with their militant and uncompromising struggle in the past, which have captured the imagination of not only the people of Telangana but also outside. Now is the need to build a broad-based solidarity of students and student organisations across various states and regions with the fighting masses of Telangana, particularly with its students and youth. With the movement now about to enter a critical phase, solidarity of students for a separate Telangana is the need of the hour. It is with this understanding that the students of universities and colleges of Telangana wish to invite you/your organisation to participate in a students' convention in New Delhi towards forming a solidarity platform where students and students' organisations across various states and regions can come together with the agenda of fighting for a separate Telangana state. The convention will be followed by a march to parliament demanding that the central government introduce a bill for separate Telangana within the upcoming budget session.


 

? Implement the Central Government's official statement on separate Telangana state made on 9 December 2009 by introducing a bill in the parliament in the coming budget session!

? Withdraw the paramilitary forces deployed in Telangana region, including university and college campuses!

? Withdraw all the cases that have been filed on the protesting Telangana students, activists and the people!

On behalf of Preparatory Committee

Students' Solidarity Committee for Separate Telangana

 

All India Backward Students' Front (AIBSF), All India Students' Association (AISA), Democratic Students' Union (DSU), JNU Forum for Telangana, Manipur Students' Association Delhi (MSAD), Progressive Democratic Students' Union (PDSU), Students' Islamic Organisation (SIO), Students' Uprising Movement, Tamil Nadu (SUMS), Committee for Peace and Democracy, Manipur (CPDM), Telangana Students' JAC.

The First Conference--REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRATIC FRONT (RDF):Turn the Prevailing Economic Crisis into Revolutionary Upsurge!

22-23 April, 2012, Sundarayya Vignana Bhawan, Baghlingampalli Park, Hyderabad, Telangana

Programme-

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Women Against Sexual Violence: Protest Shopian Rape and Murder

CALL FOR ACTION: Protest against CBI cover up report on Shopian Rape and Murder case!!!

DEMAND  JUSTICE FOR NEELOFAR AND ASIYA!!!

A Public Event in New Delhi on 13th December, 2010 at 4pm in front of CBI Office

Come and participate with one white bed sheet with the words 'TO THE CBI - FOR YOUR NEXTCOVER-UP!!!' written in huge letters across it with the name of the organisation/individual below.

Dear friends, Even as the Kashmir valley has been in turmoil, yet again, with excesses by the armed forces, cases of rape and killings remain unresolved especially when involving the police, para military or military.

Shopian Double Death Case: Asiya Jaan and her sister-in-law Neelofar Jaan left home in the evening of 29th May, 2009 BUT did not return. Their bodies were recovered from the banks of Rambiara Nullah on the morning of 30th of May 2009 in the same spot that a search party including the local police had searched- a very well-lit area- till the early hours of 30th May.

The police was very much on the scene but did little to collect evidence; for five days no case was registered. The first post-mortem report (District Hospital, Shopian) and the second-post-mortem report (by a medical team from Pulwama district and analysed at the Forensic Sciences Laboratory, Srinagar) stated rape and murder in its report. Even as Shopian town observed a 45-day long Bandh the people of Kashmir put aside all other political demands to join this agitation and the people of Jammu also lent solidarity.

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