ON POLICE REPRESSION OF PEOPLE’S STRUGGLES IN THE NAME OF CAMPAIGN AGAINST MAOISTS
Based on draconian MAHARASHTRA ORGANISED CRIMES PREVENTION Act of Mahartashtra, Several States have passed repressive acts to repress the legitimate people’s movements. Restrictions are put on the activities of the organizations engaged on people’s struggles all over India in the name of campaign against Maoists, Police is harassing activists who have deep faith in values like peaceful change, Non-violence and belonging to Gandhi, Ambedkar, Socialist and other traditions. It is learnt that names of people like Dr. Baba Adhav, Medha Patkar, Suresh Khairnar, Nagesh Chaudhary are included in the list of Maoists- Nexalites by police authorities.
Dr. Vinayek Sen, PresidentChathisgarh State, PUCL is in jail for past more than one & half year for his alleged pro-maoist activities and Supreme Court has also rejected his bail application. Dr. Sen is known throughout the Country as an activist serving the adivasis of Chathisgarh by way of providing Health Services. He has been falsely implicated. Shamim & Anurag Modi, leaders of Samajawadi Jana Parishad are organizing the Dalits and Adivasis in Harda, Betul and Khandva districts of M.P. are also implicated under false charges of Decoity, attempt to murder etc. and given externment notices
With the acceptance of Globalisation, its Neo-liberal policies and programmes under the dictates of WTO and World Bank, Indian State is aggressively encroaching upon the land, water, forest affecting the means of lifelihood of millions of Dalits, Adivasis and farmers and displacing them on a large scale, to benefit industrialists and multi-nationals. Nandigram, Orissa, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa are the examples where people are facing terror unleashed by the State especially under the guise of campaign against Maoists.
People are resisting the neo-liberal policies and programmes by organizing themselves in various parts of the country in a peaceful, non-violent and democratic manner. However, there is a paradigm shift in the attitude of the state with regard to people’s struggles in recent years. Instead of addressing the issues raised by people’s movements and establishing a dialogue, state is mercilessly suppressing these movements and struggles. In the process, they are cruelly depriving people their civil, human, fundamental constitutional rights, under the draconian Acts.
Samajwadi Janaparishad , hereby resolves that all such draconian Acts be abrogated, suppression of human rights of people be immediately discontinued, dialogue with the people be established and condemns the repressive acts, measures undertaken by the state, and further appeals to the people to strengthen the struggle against Neo-liberal Policies of the state in a peaceful &+ non violent manner.