Hello Bastar

Hello Bastar

Rahul Pandita

Language: English

Pages: 113

ISBN: 9380658346

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Hello Bastar is the inside story of the current Maoist movement in India

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when the contractors refused to pay them levy. It quotes what it calls the 'secret service reports' of the Government of India according to which the iron ore, mines and crusher units of Jharkhand contribute Rs 500 crore to the Maoists. The Maoists, however, vehemently deny allegations of their nexus with the corporates. 'They (the government) are even alleging that we are collecting 5,000 crores of rupees annually … In fact, our party mainly collects donations from the people and funds from the

other religious persuasions. The influence of Muslim fundamentalist ideology and leadership will diminish as communist revolutionaries and other democratic-secular forces increase their ideological influence over the Muslim masses. As communist revolutionaries, we always strive to reduce the influence of the obscurantist reactionary ideology and outlook of the mullahs and maulvis on the Muslim masses, while uniting with all those fighting against the common enemy of the world people—that is,

enemy offensive and we want to clearly say that it is becoming a hindrance in achieving this goal. For example, in Andhra Pradesh more than 400 women comrades were killed by fascist governments. Most of them were from the background of oppressed classes and castes. Many educated women comrades who came from a middle-class background were killed too. Many martyred women comrades were quite capable of developing and were supposed to come into state committees and central committees of the party.

area lay along Nepal and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), and was inhabited mostly by tribals from the Santhal, Oraon, Munda and Rajbansi communities. Most of them were landless peasants, who worked on a contractual basis on the land owned by zamindars. It was not a peaceful coexistence. The landlords provided seed and agricultural tools like ploughs but would take a lion's share of the crop. The tribal peasants after working like oxen in the fields would not even get enough to eat. Disputes over

should be done with a long-term approach taking care to avoid exposure. The comrades doing propaganda and extending solidarity from outside need not know about the existence of the work being conducted from within. It is also not necessary to do work at both levels at the same unit. 'Due to the critical character of these industries the enemy too is very conscious of the need to prevent any revolutionary or other genuine struggling forces from entering such industries. We therefore have to be

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