Message of Solidarity to the Internationalist Meeting on India

The most advanced revolutionary struggle in the world today is being waged in the vast subcontinent of India. The highest level of revolutionary struggle, armed struggle, is being led in many parts of the country by the Communist Party of India (Maoist). The growing discontent of the workers and peasants of India has provoked the highly reactionary response of the Bharatiya Janata Party Government which is using very violent and oppressive methods to try to crush popular revolt. This shows that the Indian ruling class fear the popular masses.

While having established some bases among the peasantry the CPI(M) recognises the need to develop revolutionary consciousness among the urban working class in India. Also the CPI(M) is demonstrating its maturity as a revolutionary party by restructuring its leadership cadres. We congratulate Comrade Basavaraju on becoming the new Party General Secretary.

The bourgeois media pay little attention to revolutionary struggles in India. An important task of the Maoists in different countries is to widely publicise information about the achievements of our Indian comrades. This is an essential part of raising popular political consciousness among the working class in our different countries. If this is achieved then we will be able to better organise effective solidarity actions.

Solidarity with the people’s war in India must consist of more than mere statements of support, e.g. more words on the internet. Real solidarity should consist of various types of practical support. The Indian comrades should be consulted as to which types of support they require. These could include financial support, material supplies (e.g. medical), specialized personnel and action against companies in imperialist countries which are oppressing and exploiting people in India.

During Mao’s time when people visited China and asked what they could do to help the Chinese revolution they were told to go back to their own countries and make revolution there. The best way in which we can help the Indian comrades is to intensify our efforts to found and build MLM revolutionary movements wherever we are situated.