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Brutal killing of tribal leader and AIKMS activist Comrade Adangu Gomango by Landlord goons

Comrade Adangu Gomango(55 years), one of the prominent leader of AIKMS (erstwhile Lok Sangram Manch) and a popular tribal leader of Ganjam district, was killed on the midnight of 22nd May 2016. He was cold bloodedly killed while sleeping on the veranda of his home.

Comrade Gomango came from a poor tribal family of Kumarabandha in Dharakote block of Ganjam district. He was active in organizing the poor people particularly the tribals in Ganjam district for the last 15 years. Even before joining the Lok Sangram Manch in 2001 he had been fighting for the cause of tribal people of his locality. He had earlier held the posts of  Dharakote block President and Ganjam dist President of Lok Sangram Manch. Under his leadership many struggles of the people, particularly tribals and dalits, over land, forest right, against the atrocities of police and forest officials and against caste oppression were held in Ganjam district. Though he was totally illiterate he was a good orator in his own tribal language i.e Soura and was having good organizing power. Three years back he was physically attacked by the armed goons of Bajrang Dal with the support of local landlords and ruling party leaders.… Read More

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Appeal for help to Cyclone Affected People of AP and Odisha

Cyclone Hudhud which had a land fall at Vishakhatnam on October 12, has caused deaths and vast destruction in the North Andhra coastal districts of Visdhkhapatnam and Vijainagram besides causing damage in Shrikakulam district and several districts of South Odisha. In worst hit Vishakhapatnam, several bastis have been wiped out and tens of thousands of people rendered without shelter and support. Communications in the affected areas have been disrupted. People’s sufferings knows no bounds while Govt.’s assistance has been slow and small.
Natural calamities find Indian rulers totally unprepared to tackle the havoc unleashed on people’s lives. Despite warnings adequate precautionary measures are not taken and advance preparations are not made for even expected effects of these calamities. Besides policies of rulers being responsible for the destructive effects of natural calamities, their niggardly approach to the difficulties of the people show their utter anti-people character. They remain busy with aerial surveys and sound bites while on the ground people continue to suffer from entirely anticipated effects of such calamities.
CPI(ML)-New Democracy expresses its deep concern at the slow pace and inadequacy of relief work. Central Govt. has yet not declared it as a national calamity. Adequate steps are not being taken to restore communication and provide basic needs to the people.… Read More

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Gajapati (Odisha) : Landless tribals and dalits gheraoed Collectorate

On 16th September 2014, thousands of landless peasants mainly tribals and dalits gheraoed the Gajapati collectorate at Paralakhemundi demanding their rights over land and forest. This programme was organized by CPI(ML)ND and Lok Sangram Manch jointly in which more than three thousand people from five blocks (Mandal) of the district participated to press their demands over land and forest right before the state Govt. In Gajapati district landless people particularly the tribals have taken the lead in capturing hundreds of acres of land over the past several years. These include the Govt land, forest land, temple land and even the illegal patta lands of landlords. Coming under the pressure of land movement the district administration (both the revenue and police) had convened meetings on land issue several times in the past and assured the CPI(ML) ND and LSM leaders to distribute the Govt. land among the landless people living in each village. Though the Odisha Govt. several times in the past has promised to distribute the Govt. land to every landless family but it never materialized. As per the Odisha land reform Act also there is provision to distribute the Govt. land in each village to the landless and homeless people.… Read More

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Odisha : Large Rally of Rural Poor

Thousands of rural poor particularly tribals, dalits, share-croppers and poor peasants of South Odisha thronged the streets of Berhampur in Odisha on 4th of March on the occasion of CPI(ML) New Democracy’s Jana Sanghrash Samabesh.

This rally was called for demanding

1) to distribute land to landless amending the existing pro-landlord Odisha Land Reforms Act,

2) rights over forest to tribals and poor non tribal forest dwellers as per the Forest Right Act,

3) To stop the loot of resource and forcible land acquisition in the name of development,

4) To hike minimum wage to Rs.300,

5) To give legal rights to lakhs of share croppers who constitute more than 60% of the peasantry in Odisha and

6) end to police repression on poor particularly the tribals in the name of anti-Maoist operation in forest areas.

On the call of CPI(ML)ND thousands of rural poor from seven districts namely Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Koraput and Nayagada congregated at the Berhampur railway station in the early hours of 4th March. By 12 pm a huge rally of nearly eight thousand people full of red flags and banners and traditional weapons started from the railway station. The rally crossed most of the important squares and streets of Berhampur and ended in front of the Revenue Divisional Commissioner’s Office.… Read More