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Friday 25 November 2011

Press Statement(CPI MAOIST):Killing of Kishenji, alias Koteshwar Rao member of politburo of CPI (Maoists)

 Press Statement
25 November 2011

We, the friends of MASUM, severely condemn the killing of Kishenji, alias Koteshwar Rao member of politburo of CPI (Maoists). It is alleged that Kishenji was killed in the custody of CRPF. We are alarmed at the killing of Kishenji, at this juncture of time, when the Government declared that it would proceed for a bi- lateral talk to resolve the problem due to maoists' action and subsequently head towards peace. It is really unfortunate that the present government too, just like their predecessors, considers the problem of Maoists as a law and order problem, instead of looking it as a socio-political problem. Hence, we severely criticize the attitude taken by the governments.  The stand taken by the Home Department, Government of West Bengal by arresting today  Mr. Varvara Rao, noted poet and other women accompanying Mr. Varvara at Kolkata airport while they were coming to identify the body of the deceased proves that our government is too revengeful. Even the police and joint force declaring with cheers,  the news of death of KISHENJI, alias Koteshwar Rao”; unfortunately no  officer of the state government or  from the central government felt that the bullet ridden body should be taken before any medical practitioner to confirm death. It seems that our police and joint force with sophisticated rifles / carbines in hands can declare officially the body is “dead” by their own!! Without any certification from any doctor how the police , the civil administration and even the 'media' can claim the person is dead, is a matter of surprise. The police and administration left the injured body in open air  for exhibition for hours together to claim their credit. The largest democratic system never felt to treat an injured person first with human approach.   This is a SHAME...

Kirity Roy
Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha
National Convenor (PACTI)
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