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Niyamat Ansari

This is to inform the PUCL, PUDR and all justice-seeking individuals that on 2 March 2011, Niyamat Ansari of village Jerua, PO Manika, district Latehar (Jharkhand) was given the death penalty as per the regulations/procedures of our lower level committee. As Niyamat Ansari and Bhukhan Singh were working in close association with Gram Swaraj Sanstha and Jean Dreze, member of the Central Vigilance Committee of the NREGA, some intellectuals across the entire state and country have in one voice criticised the CPI(Maoist) for this incident. Along with this, a factfinding team was constituted under the leadership of Jean Dreze in which some of the intellectuals who support our movement were included. Nandlal Singh, Gokhul Basant, Aruna Roy were part of this team.

Following this, one of the members of our lower level committee without applying his mind put up posters asking for action against these intellectual friends in our people’s court. Also some words were used in a pamphlet, which were nowhere near correct, as citizens can express their reaction even on any right action of ours. It is their right to express their opposition in response. Even in such situations, our organisation does not believe in taking any such action. Therefore in this matter, with the most heartfelt self-criticism we take back the decree issued by our lower committee members and apologise for these mistakes. Also no action will be taken on Bhukhan Singh for the time being and the lower level committee too has been prohibited from taking any such action.

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