“The attack on 7th April 2023 took place after Amit Shah visited Bastar last month and vowed to eliminate resistance. While many activists protest when the US bomb other countries, they are silent when the Indian government bomb within the country…”
Protest! Protest! Protest!
Are you aware that the Indian government again bombed its citizens?
Rejaz M Sheeba Sydeek
On 7th April 2023, the Indian government dropped bombs aerially with the help of drones on the Adivasis of Bhattum, Kavurugatta, Meenagatta andJabbagatta villages of Bastar district, Chhattisgarh.
Adivasis were busy collecting Mahua leaves for living when the bombing started from 6 am onwards. After the bombing, Indian armed forces fired from three helicopters of the Air Force aiming at the Adivasis. Crops, forest and their habitat were destroyed and while running in panic, many got injured in the stampede!
This is the fourth bombing since 2021 and the second bombing in 2023. The first bombing was on 19 April 2021 and the second was on 15 April 2022. The third one was on 11th Jan 2023 in which CRPF, Greyhound and CoBRA commandos along with the District Reserve Guard targeted and bombed the villages of the Telangana- Chhattisgarh – Orrisa border.
It’s with the help of the US intelligence operatives of the NSA that the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) in India was set up and it’s from NTRO that Indian Air Force personnel directs these drone attacks. These attacks are part of the Indian government’s long-term project called Operation Samadhan-Prahar in which technical and monetary help along with ideological warfare against communists was given by Israel, the US and the UK. The attack on 7th April 2023 took place after Amit Shah visited Bastar last month and vowed to eliminate resistance. While many activists protest when the US bomb other countries, they are silent when the Indian government bomb within the country.
Why are drone attacks launched by the state or what is Operation Samadhan-Prahar for?
Earlier exploiters were in form of British colonisers, now it’s multiple neo-colonisers who are carrying out the Imperliast loot of natural resources and labour of people with the help of their compradors. Comprador bourgeoisie like Adani, Birla, Vedanta, TATA and Jindal are paying the comprador bureaucrats including at State and Central government level to help them with the looting of minerals present in the areas inhabited by Adivasis.
These institutionalised robberies by corporates through mining are always faced with stiff resistance from the Adivasis and their gram sabhas as it violates the PESA act. Rallies, dharnas and other forms of peaceful protests are always met with brute force. As the resistance from the people grows, the government will set up more paramilitary camps in those areas and private militia will be organised by feudal landlords and corporates. It’s been noted that the infamous Salwa Judum militia which was started by Congress in Chhattisgarh was funded by TATA to meet their needs. The armed forces turn the habitat of Adivasis including their land, forest and water bodies into a jail or concentration camp where the life expectancy of Adivasis is at the mercy of corporates. The institutionalised extra-judicial murders which steal the “right to life” of Adivasis force them to choose the path of Adivasi leaders like Birsa Munda.
When existence is questioned by the Brahmanic state and Imperliasm, people will organise and resist militantly. In India, CPI (Maoist) is declared the biggest internal threat to the ruling class and state. The report, “Development Challenges in Extremist Affected Areas- Report of an Expert Group to Planning Commission”, says that military suppression cannot finish the resistance of Adivasis and Maoists. It also mentions and refers that the people support the Maoists because of the exploitation by the Indian state including displacement and looting of resources. This is where and why people are forced to engage in the war to protect themselves against the government which takes oath from the constitution on one hand and murders its citizens on the other side. The war by the Indian state is not only against the ten crores forty lakh Adivasi population but against the entire country for a handful of corporates who serves the interests of Imperialism.
But government justifies the combing operations and attacks as military actions against left-wing extremism. But in reality, it indirectly means that corporates can only rob natural wealth and displace (cultural/social/economical genocide) the Adivasis after finishing CPI (Maoist) and flushing out their armed class war. So, the operation
by the Brahmanic Hindutva Indian state in favor of Imperialism is named as Samadhan Prahar.
Fake encounters, tortures, sexual violence, rape, enforced disappearances, illegal detentions, raids, and usage of UA(P)A on Adivasis are all tactics used by State police and paramilitary as part of Operation Samadhan- Prahar to create an atmosphere of psychosis among the dissenters. The murder of Fr. Stan Swamy who fought for Adivasis and against their displacement and the jailing of Prof GN Saibaba with the help of UA(P)A should be read along with Operation Samadhan Prahar. If someone needs to be punished under the SC-ST act and for waging war against Adivasis and Dalits, then Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Draupadi Murmu, Indian armed forces, state government, bureaucrats and corporates should be arrested for aerially bombing and firing on Adivasis and Dalits!
Stop Operation Samadhan-Prahar!
Smash Brahmanic Hindutva Indian State!
Support People’s Resistance!
_ Rejaz M Sheeba Sydeek