Saturday, July 25, 2009

Naxals call on tribals to fight against govt

TNN 24 July 2009, 11:27pm IST

CHIKMAGALUR: Naxalites have urged tribals who are living in Kudremukh National Park area to take up their traditional weapons to fight the state
government and to protect themselves from eviction.

In a letter sent to newspaper offices, Maoist Area Committee member Kamala has said until now the BJP was spreading just religious communalism to oppress minorities but now it has assumed a fascist face and started training guns on farmers, tribals and workers.

The letter has accused the government of taking statements from tribals by force that they will never cooperate with the Naxals in their fight against the fascist forces. Claiming that Maoists are fighting for the rights of tribals, the letter said it is working to get them right to their dwelling places.

They termed the recent visit of the rural development and panchayat raj minister Shobha Karandlaje to the area as a farce and said the distribution of land rights and other facilities is a drama to make people believe that they will be allowed to live in the place. On the other hand, it is apprehending tribals under the guise of Naxal supporters and putting them behind the bars.

The letter cautioned people that the government is hatching a conspiracy to evict them and they should not give in to the statements. It has also said increase of anti-people programmes will further strengthen the movement.

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