On 22nd. and 23rd. April forty or more Maoist fighters and other people were massacred by the Indian state’s police commandos. These people were peacefully attending a wedding at a village in the Gadchiroli area of Maharashtra State.. The commandos gave no warning and took the people by surprise. No attempt to get a surrender was made. All of those present were summarily executed.
For fifty years now there has been armed insurgency in many parts of India. The poor peasants who originally rebelled against their oppression and exploitation were known as Naxalites. The struggle continues led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist). Many of the rebels are Adivasis, descendants of the original inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent. These people are at the bottom of Indian society and foreign mining companies are stealing their homelands and clearing them out for mining operations. But the people are fighting back!
Wherever there is oppression,
THERE IS RESISTANCE!
On May Day 1st. April come to the Indian High Commission office to protest about this bloody massacre and demand that the Indian Government protects instead of attacking its most vulnerable citizens.
Go from Trafalgar Square to the Indian High Commission office at India House, Aldwych to arrive at 3.00 p.m.
STOP MASSACRES AND REPRESSION IN INDIA!
FREDOM FOR ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS