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Who Is the Problem, the CPI(Maoist) or the Indian State?

The adivasis regard the Maoists as their friends for it is these rebels who have stood by them. All the normal channels of redress are closed for them. The police beat them. The political parties - be they the Congress or the Bharatiya Janata Party - are with the Salwa Judum. The courts do not give them a hearing. The media does not care. Where else will they go except to the Maoists? When the police attack them, it is the Maoists who save them. In these 17 years Himanshu Kumar has been in Dantewada he has seen how the Naxalites have worked among the adivasis. This is the fight of the poor. If the centre thinks it can crush these people, it is mistaken. Sometimes extreme oppression can embolden those who are fighting.

An Open Letter to the CPI (Maoist)

The tribals of south Bastar have been divided into two “groups” ever since Salwa Judum began in June 2005. A section has been reduced to the status of internally displaced persons in their own land and are staying in Salwa Judum camps. But now they want to return to their villages.

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