Thursday, December 15, 2016

Political Prisoners across states protest killing of Maoist leaders in Kerala

December 11, 2016
Press Release
Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike: Condemn the Killing of Maoist Leaders
On 24 November 2016, two Maoist leaders were killed by Kerala’s Thunderbolt
police in Nilambur forest area. Kuppu Devaraj, a senior member of the
Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), and Ajitha, a
woman leader of the group’s Karnataka wing were those killed. They do not
have any cases registered against them in Kerala state. However, the Kerala
Police preferred to kill them.
There is no doubt that CPI (Marxist) is in a hurry to prove their sincerity
and submission to central government led by Narendra Modi. The Kerala
government led by Pinarayi Vijayan of CPI (M) does not differ with the
central government’s doctrine of eliminating all tribal voices to serve
Mining Barons.
Beyond these killings, several hundreds of political workers leading tribal
struggles are kept without trial in several prisons across Kerala, Tamil
Nadu and Karnataka. These prisoners demand the government to:
• Stop all Political Killings in the name of Encounters
• File First Information Reports (FIR) against those officers involved and
book them for Murder
• Order a Judicial Investigation by a serving High court Judge
A Hunger Strike will be observed by all the political prisoners kept under
trial on Friday the 9th December 2016 in all prisons in South Indian States.
Statement issued by

Ms.Chandra and Kala, Women Prison, Trichy
Ms. Sayna, Women Prison, Coimbatore
Ms. Reena Joyce Mary, Women Prison, Vellore
Mr. Mahalingam, Vivek, Balamurugan, Central Prison, Madurai
Mr.Rupesh, Veeramani, Kannan, Anoop, Central Prison, Coimbatore
Mr.Sundaramurthy, Puzhal Central Prison, Chennai
Mr.Ranjit, Central Prison, Tirunelvely
Centre for Protection of Democratic Rights, Tamil Nadu

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