Maoist Posters Surfaces at Niyamagiri

Report by Badal Tah, Rayagada: Maoist leader Umakant, Secretary of to Basadhara-Ghumusar-Nagavali Division has released an audio tape warning anti-people activities of the state govt, BJD leader, MLA Rajib Patra of Baliguda and other Hindu fascist organizations including the Sangh Paivar. He had termed the anti-naxal ambush as unconstitutional. State was suppressing the struggle for rights of adibasis, dalits and other weaker sections of the society and torturing the dangaria kandha tribals of Niyamagiri physically and mentally and killing innocent people of Malkangiri by terming them as Maoists. Govt has failed to curb illiteracy, unemployment, malnutrition and poverty in general in spite of independence for last seventy two years, he said.

Parsali village in Niyamagiri hills, a hotbed of red corridor, had witnessed neatly typed posters by Odisha State CPI(Maoist) on the walls of Gram Panchayat(GP) office, Office of Dangaria Kandha Development Agency(DKDA), trees and other places of the GP headquarter vill age Parsali requestinbg the public to obseve “Resistance Week” from December 6 to 12. A call was given to resist communalism in the name of religion, attack on Muslims, Christians, Dalits, Adivasis in the name of “Gorakshya”, yatra of Mohan Bhagawat and Prabintogadia for the construction of Ram temple by promulgation a special act. Check Modi Govt-Sangh Parivar’s agenda thereby keeping communal harmony in the country and protest the move by the govt to curb reservation for weaker sections of society and attack on journalists, writers, progressive writers, human right defenders, students, etc, the declaration said. The poster also mentioned to protest the Sangh Parivar’s agenda on food, dress, love anti-women stand.

“The ultra left odia words will be hardly understood by the local tribals and may be, the message is for other people of the locality and the district. As Sarvodayees, we also believe in communal harmony, eradication of poverty, illiteracy and malnutrition; but all this through a process of non-violence and peace. We have always given a clarion call to both Maoists and the state to engage in dialogues and not war”, said Sri Jayaram Jena, a septuagenarian Gandhian of Rayagada.


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