Naxaliterna: The closure of three thousand schools and ashrams by the CG government is a symbol of the economic and academic bankruptcy and its anti people character

19 June , 2015.  The Chathisgarh government started the present academic year of 2015-16 with the closure of three thousand schools and ashrams (residential schools).

It closed all these ashrams in the name of lack of admission. The teachers in these schools were transferred to the nearby schools. Most of these are primary and middle schools and happen to be in the adivasi area, especially in Bastar division. This not only reveals the anti people and anti adivasi character and history of the BJP government but also exposes its economic and academic bankruptcy.

Of late, due to the shameful conditions of the imperialist financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, the government adopted anti people policy and brought down people’s welfare schemes. Education is being more and more privatized. This is a step towards the conspiracy to deprive the poor adivasis, dalits and backward sections of education and development.
In the name of bringing down the expenditure on establishment, the appointment of teachers and the third and fourth class government employees were withheld long back. In the name of appointment of siksha karmi, contract teachers, daily wage, and casual employees and on contract, temporary appointments are being made with low wages. Now thousands of ashrams in the state were closed. The adivasi area that has been facing the problems of lack of schools, teachers, and illiteracy has now been much deprived of children’s education. The appointment in the vacancies of tens of thousands of teachers was permanently brought to a stop. The unemployed in the backward adivasi areas have been deprived of employment. Due to the financial bankruptcy of the CG government it implemented cuts in providing infrastructure like library, laboratory, uniforms, note books, and text books, mid day meals, recruitment of new teachers, their wages and other facilities.

The actual meaning of the constant fake propaganda in the TV and Radio ‘bachho, padho-likho, aage bado’ (children, read-write, go forward) and that Maoists are against tribals’ education has been nakedly revealed to the people. For children, especially girls who cannot afford to go to school even in their own villages; it would be almost difficult to go to schools far away. The inevitable situation in which the girls and boys of the family are forced to do domestic work, labor, and farming is itself a curse. This is depriving them of education. Instead of bettering the situation of such kind of families and educating the children, the government is closing the ashrams in the name of lack of admission. This is nothing but worse conspiratorial and negligent attitude of the government towards the education of the oppressed sections. This would affect women’s literacy and the literacy of adivasi women would fall under the dark. Narendra Modi’s reiterating slogan, ‘beti bachao, beti padhao’ (meaning ‘protect girls, educate girls’) is clearly revealed to the people. These kinds of slogans are given only to mislead and mystify the people. On one hand thousands of ashrams are being closed and on the other the Minister of education of Chathisgarh, Kedar Kashyap announces that in the present academic year six and a half lakhs of children would join the ashrams. This is not only ridiculous but also misgiving. Backward classes, dalits and adivsis, especially the women in these sections are deprived of education which proves the anti adivasi, anti education and anti development.

The Raman singh government that is depriving the backward sections, Dalits, adivasis of education is in fact anti development. The real meaning of Raman singh’s development is that of the domestic and foreign corporate giants and is giving away the jal jungle and zameen of the people to them. The meaning of development is the absolute deprivation of the poor, backward, dalits and adivasis of basic amenities like food, shelter, clothing, education, health, drinking water etc. Raman Singh is afraid that if the adivasis are educated, they would become elite and would raise their voice much more strongly against their exploitation and repression and that they would intensify armed struggle for their genuine development and self rule.

Many of the schools in Bastar Division even now happen to be the shelters of the police and para military forces. In spite of the direction of the Supreme Court of the country this situation exists as and how the forces wish. On the other side the schools that are being run by the Revolutionary Janathana Sarkar(RPC) that has been formed under the leadership of our Party are being targeted by the armed forces of the government. The dozens of schools of the janathana sarkar (people’s government) that are being run in Narayanapur, Kanker, Bastar, Bijapur, Dantewada and Sukma districts were attacked and the notebooks, textbooks, clothes and other such essential articles have been burnt. This clearly reveals the fakeness of the Raman singh government regarding the education of the adivasis.

Our party calls upon all the students, teachers, parents and guardians, progressive and democratic intellectuals, human rights organisations, adivasi and non adivasi social organisations to strongly protest the anti education policy of the Chathisgarh government and to take up programs to demand the withdrawal of the decision of closing the ashrams. We call upon the people and teachers of the affected villages to come forward and demand the retaining of the ashrams in their original places.

(Gudsa Usendi)
Spokesperson, Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee,
CPI (Maoist).

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Kampen bland adivasikvinnorna växer

Dalit-Adivasi Women Rise Up: A Swabhiman Yatra Across Odisha
Press Release

http://www.countercurrents.org/pr120615.htm

Dalit Adivasi Mahila Swabhiman Yatra travelled more than 3000 kms across 11 districts of Odisha, conducted more than 45 village/street meetings, several public rallies in towns and submitted memorandum at District Collectorate of all districts. The Yatra team comprising of Dalit leaders from Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, volunteers, leaders and cultural activists from Odisha and several Dalit Adivasi community women leaders who travelled from village to village, town to town, district to district are now witness to brutal and heinous crimes against Dalits & Adivasi’s and Dalit women in particular

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Det militärindustriella komplexet växer och folket svälter

Det är den sanna “demokratiska” politiken. Det var inte för inte som USA valde Modi.

Rising Corporate Military Complex In India: A Critical Appraisal
By Rahul Varman

http://www.countercurrents.org/varman130615.htm

The enormous expenditure in the name of nation’s security has remained opaque and mostly outside public scrutiny. Most of the data and information employed here are drawn from the print and web media, Government documents available in the public domain, and reports by consulting firms and policy institutions. One could find almost no research studies based on primary data – pointing to the abysmal failure of research institutions to study such a vital aspect of the Indian economy and polity

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Modi är en katastrof

Här kommer en uppräkning av det Modi har åstadkommit. Liknar hans program inte det som Obama företräder?

365 Days: Democracy & Secularism Under The Modi Regime
Press Release

http://www.countercurrents.org/pr180615.htm

Damage to India’s ethos may be irreversible, Civil Society report of One Year of Narendra Modi government. Violence, and Sangh Parivar threats, against religious minorities mounts; Government targets Education, Social sector, Dissent, Media, Science & Culture

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Gör motstånd mot fascistinvasionen

Fascismen gör framsteg i Indien men studenterna började strejka!

Resist Fascist Invasion Of FTII
By Shini J K

http://www.countercurrents.org/shini220615.htm

In a country, which is proud of its so called ‘culture’, we the students of its best film school, is on strike, for the last eleven days, against the cultural fascism of this Great Nation, for the existence of this institute, for the generations who made cinema, their life and politics, and definitely for ourselves

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Skriv in i almanackan! Indien och Kastsystemet: Demokrati med Graderat Medborgarskap

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Måndag 16 november 2015.
Tid: Kl 18.00 – 20.00.
Plats: Medborgarhuset

Indien vann sin självständighet från kolonialmakten Storbritannien den 15 augusti 1947, signerade sin konstitution den 26 januari 1950, och höll sitt första allmänna val år 1952.

Idag kallar sig Indien ´världens största demokrati´ och har efter liberaliseringen av ekonomin 1991 har en stark ekonomisk tillväxt. Detta är i formell mening sant. Dock, det finns en motbild gestaltad bl.a. genom berättelsen om en samhällsgrupp på ca 200 miljoner människor, som kallar sig Daliter, de s.k. ´oberörbara´ inom kastsystemet. Seminariet vill ge en bild av förtrycket och förnekelsen av Daliterna, traditionellt och idag, samt hur de genom litteratur, poesi, konst och aktivism skapat en egen identitet som ett led i kampen för fullvärdigt medborgarskap med rätt till mänsklighet, mänsklig värdighet och mänskliga rättigheter.

Så här presenterar föreläsaren Hans Magnusson sig själv:
Jag har varit engagerad i Daliternas kamp för mänskliga rättigheter sedan 1998, då jag som samordnare för Indien vid Svenska sektionen av Amnesty International arrangerade ett seminarium om Daliternas situation. I seminariet medverkade aktivist från Daliternas kvinnoorganisation. År 2002 bildades Dalit Solidarity Network – Sweden. DSN-S ingår i det internationella nätverket, the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN), som består nationella Dalitorganisationer i Indien, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh och Sri Lanka, solidaritetsnärverk i sju europeiska länder samt associerade människorättsorganisationer, som verkar nationellt och internationell för att avskaffa den diskriminering baserad på kast, som drabbar ca 260 millioner världen över; www.idsn.org; www.dalitsolidarity.se

Jag har varje år sedan 1998 besökt Indien och lärt känna många Daliter. Genom dem och litteratur har jag lärt mig om deras villkor och hur de arbetar för att hävda sina medborgerliga rättigheter.

”India Untouched – Stories of a People Apart”

”Indiens Oberörbara – berättelser om ett utstött folk” är en omfattande studie av oberörbarhet. Regissören Stalin K tillbringade fyra år på resor kors och tvärs över landet för att exponera situationen för daliterna, “de trasiga människorna”, som förtrycks av ett 4.000-årigt religiöst system.
India Untouched – se dokumentären

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Solidaritet med Kancha Ilaiah

Freedom Of Expression: A Victory In IIT-Madras, Now Stand In Solidarity With Kancha Ilaiah
By K.P. Sasi

http://www.countercurrents.org/sasi080615.htm

Now it is time to work on the human rights violation and violation of freedom of expression of Kancha Ilaiah. Prof. Kancha Ilaiah is certainly one of the most prominent Dalit intellectuals in India today. The harassment on Kancha Ilaiah indicates another important signal. The message is loud and clear: `If we can do this to Kancha Iliah, then we can do it to any ordinary Dalit, Adivasi or Muslim.’ It is high time that the same collective energy all over India which was expreessed in the case of Ambedkar-Periyar study circle, IITM, is exhibited on the issue of police cases on Kancha Iliah

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Viktig kamp för rätten till ett hem i Mumbai

Många miljoner människor äger inte ens en pappkoja. / Einar

People’s Countdown To Right Of Shelter Continues
By National Alliance of People’s Movements

http://www.countercurrents.org/napm290515.htm

The people of Mandala – Mankhurd are bravely leading the struggle of India’s homeless, marginalized and oppressed for the fourth continuous day as they demand what is rightfully theirs. While at the same time there is no response from the government to the demands, instead the Satyagrahis facing harassment by police

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Vad gjorde Modi som guvernör i Gujarat?

Modi@365: Perception Over Reality!
By George Abraham

http://www.countercurrents.org/abraham030615.htm

Is what we see with this government is perception or reality? About five years ago, the campaign of the ‘Gujarat Model’ has surfaced building up the image of Modi who is said to have transformed Gujarat into a modern miracle. Today, the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) report, which was published recently, tore apart the tall claims of the state government led by former the Chief Minister Narendra Modi, particularly in terms of agricultural growth, social indicators, as well as public spending on social infrastructure, fiscal discipline, right to education, and law and order. Gujarat is ranked 12 among states for its Human Development Index, and has a permanent underclass mainly consisting of minorities. Unless the citizen on the street is vigilant, he may be once again swallowed up by the ongoing hoopla of an imaginary world! When it comes to ‘achche din’ let reality be real!

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En bra grej som många blev arga på

Hindutvaki Paathshala (The School of Hindutva)
By Braj Ranjan Mani

http://www.countercurrents.org/mani050615.htm

A spontaneous satirical verse in solidarity of struggling students of Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle at IIT–Madrasand other educational campuses,who are up against caste and other forms of injustices in Indian societyand resisting the Hindutva onslaught to stifle their voice

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