Volume 3, No. 10, October 2002


On the Second Annual Conference of CCOMPOSA


In August 2002 the Second Annual Conference of the Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties & Organisations of South Asia (CCOMPOSA) took place, wherein eleven Parties from South Asia adopted a common General Declaration and issued a Resolution on the Present Political Situation. The successful conclusion of the meeting and the common understanding reached was a further step in the unification of the Maoist Parties of South Asia. The Declaration laid the ideological basis for cementing this unity; while the Political Resolution gave a common understanding to events unfolding in South Asia and the rest of the world.

The 11 Parties attending the Conference were: 1) PBSP (CC) [Bangladesh] 2 ) PBSP (MPK)[Bangladesh] 3) BSD (ML) [Bangladesh] 4)CPEB (ML) [Bangladesh] 5)CPC (Maoist) [Sri Lanka] 6) MCC (India) 7) CPI-ML (PW) [India] 8) CPI-ML (Naxalbari) [India] 9) RCCI (Maoist) [India] 10) RCCI (MLM) [India] 11) CPN (Maoist) [Nepal].

The General Declaration outlined the importance of the ideological struggle the Maoists of the world had waged against all forms of revisionism, particularly Deng revisionism after the death of Mao Tse-tung, to uphold the principles of communism. It saw the formation of CCOMPOSA as a step forward in the consolidation of this struggle in South Asia.

The Declaration went on to analyse the world situation, particularly after Sept.11, and US imperialism’s war-mongering policies. It still saw the Centers of world revolution to be the backward countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. It said: People’s Wars waged by the oppressed masses and led by the Maoist Parties of Peru, Nepal, India, Turkey‚ Bangladesh and Philippines and armed struggles in other countries provide living testimony to this truth.

It also added that: Not only the oppressed countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, but also the people of the imperialist countries are fighting against ‘globalization’ and ‘privatization’, which has plunged the working class and sections of the people of the imperialist countries into crisis and despair never felt before. Instances of expression of people’s wrath against the big bosses of the imperialist countries, in their own citadels like Seattle, Prague, Nice, Washington, Cancun, Gothenburg‚ Genoa and Callgary clearly reflect how the revolutionary situation in the imperialist countries is developing. All these facts reaffirm the objective truth that the main trend of the world today is revolution, as had been analysed by Mao.

It then went on to analyse the situation in South Asia saying that: The whole of South Asia has been subjected to neo-colonial forms of rule and exploitation generally reproducing and reinforcing semi-colonial‚ semi-feudal stage of development‚ placing the New Democratic Revolution on the historical agenda with even greater urgency than before. It pin-pointed Indian Expansionism as the common enemy of the people of South Asia, saying: The centralized Indian state‚ which is working as heir to the British colonialists, is instrumental in dominating the neighboring countries and her people and internally oppressing people in various nations and nationalities by enforcing them to come under its yoke. This internal oppression is buttressed by big nation Hindu chauvinism which is aimed at suppressing minorities‚ including religious minorities. Indian expansionism, which is subservient to the big imperialist powers, has become the dominant regional reactionary power to oppress the nations and the people of SA. Indian expansionism, which was working hands in glove mainly with Soviet social imperialism for many decades, has now shifted more towards US imperialism.

The Declaration further saw the historic Naxalbari Uprising as a tuning point for the revolutionary movement, not only in India, but also in Asia. It said that: The drums of Naxalbari are reverberating till today throughout SA and beyond. Now the ongoing People’s Wars of Nepal, India (Dandakaranya, Bihar, Andhra and elsewhere) and intensive preparation going on in other parts of SA, should be objectively grasped as the continuation and further development of Naxalbari and teachings of Charu Mazumdar. It put the question of the unity of Maoists in South Asia as an immediate task.

Finally, after analyzing the ups and downs in the history of the International Communist Movement, the Declaration laid out the basis of the Unity of Maoist forces in South Asia. It said: The unity of Maoist forces must primarily be based on upholding M-L-M‚ not only in theory‚ but more particularly in its application to practice‚ of which advancing People’s War is the principal task.

Released by the CPI (ML)(PW);

Sept.15, 2002




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