Friday, June 20, 2014

Lal Salam Comrade Sushil Roy

shusil roy(The veteran leader of CPI (Maoist) Comrade Sushil Roy has passed away following the prolonged illness. He was 78. He was arrested in 2005 and was kept in Jail. He was released in payroll on bail bond in 2012, when his physical condition was deteriorated. He had joined Communist party of India in 1963. He was a revolutionary Comrade, a comrade of revolutionary spirit, who always fought for the interest of the oppressed people. Not only the Indian, the oppressed people of the world will always remember Comrade Sushil as a leader of world proletarian movement. Lal Salam ! Comrade Sushil. Here we are posting an article by Comrade Harsh Thakor.)
Long Live Comrade Sushil Roy!
Harsh Thakor
Comrade Sushil Roy, veteran leader of the CPI(Maoist), passed away this morning while in a prison hospital. He was the seniormost leader of the CPI(Maoist), and a leader of the undivided CPI, and later MCC as well, before the formation of the CPI(Maoist).
The septuagenarian Comrade Sushil Roy had been purposefully ill-medicated to deteriorate his health, but imperialism today is on the backfoot wherever his political descendants are advancing the people’s war.
I met Comrade Sushil Roy in the AIMS hospital a couple of months ago. He was in a terrible condition but his mental powers were so strong that he made an amazing recovery for some time.
He battled death like a soldier.
Sadly his health had another reversal from the 1st week of May.
Without doubt he was one of the greatest leaders ever in the Indian Communist Movement who illuminated the flame of Naxalbari and Maoism .
With the tenacity of a rock he led the C.P.I.(Maoist).After meeting him some of my views changed on the erstwhile Maoist Communist Centre of which Com Sushil was the former general secretary.Com Roy played a major role in the unification of the M.C.C.I with the C.P.I.(M.L.) Peoples War Group.
He was a master of revolutionary dialectics which he put into practice and his experience played an invaluable role.He grasped Marxist-Leninist –Maoist politics with the mastery of a professor or a surgeon.
He defended the ideology of the Maoist party, tooth and nail inspite of being sentenced to jail and critical health. He thwarted off all obstacles and all his life combined the qualities of a soldier with an architect .He refuted all those who tried to divided the Maoist party and were critical of the Unity in September 2004.It is ironical that Com Sushil Roy died just 4 months away from the 10thanniversary of the formation of the C.P.I.(Maoist). In his journey he confronted the most turbulent of seas . He possessed the true soul of a revolutionary.
He explained me why the Chinese Communist party refrained from using the term ‘Maoism’.He stated that at that stage in history it would look like imposing leadership of the C.C.P. over the International Communist movement and exhibit arrogance or chauvinism,as Comrade Mao Tse Tung was still alive.
In his view ‘Mao tse Tung Thought’ was only a synonymn of ‘Maoism’, which to him was morally an ism even during Comrade Mao’s lifetime. (during the Cultural Revolution period) He elaborated the weaknesses of the erstwhile C.P.I.(M.L.) Party Unity group.and the significance of the erstwhile Maoist Communist Centre. He explained that the Krantikari Kisan commitees only partially functioned openly unlike other peasant associations like the Mazdoor Kisan Sangram Samiti of the C.P.I.(M.L.) Party Unity group. He stated that the M.C.C. did build open fronts of students,intellectuals(krantikari Budhijivee Sangh) and cultural wings (krantikari Sanskritik Sangh) which had a significant mass base but in the peasant movement mantained secret functioning structure.
In Sushil Roy’s view unlike the M.C.C.the C.P.I.(M.L.) Party Unity group only had floating armed squads or self defense squads and no stable military structure.
The M.C.C.I also formed a strong red army corpse in addition to village level defence corpses. ..Although not forming a complete peasant organization the Krantikari Kisan Committees built revolutionary peasant councils similar to the red army in China.
The secret party structure was mantained with iron discipline.
Certain scholars like Bela Bhatia are critical of M.C.C’s secret methods , favouring the open mass movements of I.P.F.and M.K.S.S. but they have never studied the work in the areas of the Revolutionary peasant councils of the M.C.C. in Aurangabad or Gaya.
It brilliantly combined underground mass movements with the meticulousness of a surgeon. Unlike the M.C.C.the C.P.I.(M.L.) Party Unity group only had floating armed squads or self defense squads and no stable military structure.Above all unlike Andhra Pradesh, Bihar had no history of Communist Movement. From 1969 to it’s formation till 2004 before merging with the C.P.I.(M.L.) peoples war group it mantained the structure of the party with water tight discipline with no central commitee leader arrested and no military squad liquidated.
Probably it played the greatest role by any organization in the Communist revolutionary movement in Bihar,Jharkand and Bengal.
They may have been dubbed the ‘jungle’ party but still carried out agrarian revolutionary movement or land distribution more than any other revolutionary group in Bihar with the Krantikari Kisan Commitees.
Comrade Sushil Roy was a backbone to the Maoist party and to the very end displayed the true inner spiritual depth of a revolutionary.Although dead he will reverberate his spirit to light the torch of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.
Comrade Sushil Roy Lal Salam!
Victory To The People’s War!
Long Live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism

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