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MHA to sensitise EU about Maoist threat

Maoist letter lauded international groups for support.

Alarmed at a recent revelation that the CPI (Maoist) is seeking international alliances,the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sprung into action. The MHA intends to request the External Affairs Ministry to sensitise the European Union (EU) countries about the activities of certain LWE organisation in the continent.

According to security agencies,there are 24 international groups that were identified from a letter sent out by CPI (Maoist) general secretary Mupalla Lakshman Rao alias Ganapathy in September. The letter,which was intercepted by security agencies recently,lauds the efforts of “international groups in support of people’s war in India”.

“The people in the field of the revolutionary movement remember with warmth the international solidarity expressed by the different parties,organisation,individuals to the proletariat and the people of different countries because this is exactly the kind of support that any real people’s movement should extend,” Ganapathy writes.

The letter was in response to the first International Conference in Support of the People’s War in India,held in Hamburg on November 24,2012. Communist groups hailed CPI (Maoist) and pledged support for the “role model” outfit at the meet.

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Ganapathy also mentioned the recent encounters in which Maoist leaders Kishenji and Azad were gunned down. He said despite heavy loss of senior management and some comrades,“the revolution in India will continue to strengthen”.

Talking about ‘Operation Green Hunt’,Ganapathy says,“Our party believes that for the communist forces that support the people’s war in India,the need of the hour is to strive to mobilise as broadly as possible the anti-imperialist,democratic operation green hunt aiming to build a worldwide anti-imperialist front,that is already in the process.”

The MHA,which has been claiming that violence in LWE areas is at an all-time low,is worried over the recent revelations. Apart from trying to reach out to international groups,the CPI (Maoist) also highlighted a “solidarity campaign to support the New Democratic revolution in the Philippines,that our party called for on 22-28 April,2013”.