On the historic occasion of 150th anniversary of Great Santhal
Hul revolt, on 11th November, 2005 the heroic raid and seizure of
exploitative rulling class’s armory (Armoury of Home Guards) took
pl;ace. This was conducted by the brave sons of Jharkhand – the
fighters of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) in the
land of Jharkhand, irrigated with the blood of brave fighters like
Sidhu-Kanhu, Tilka Majhi and Veer Birsa Munda. The people of Jharkhand
having dreams of establishing an exploitation free Jharkhand state
were highly enthused by this raid, strengthening the hope of realization
of their dream. This courageous act spread hopes not only amongst
the people of the Jharkhandi Nationality but also amongst the struggling
people of various nationalities in entire India.
On the other hand, the exploitative rulling class once again trembled
with fear at this action. With the news of the raid on the Girdhi
Armoury, not only the fascist BJP-Nitish govt. of Jharkhand, together
with their bureaucrats, administration and police machinery, but
also the higher officers of Delhi and the Central Govt. lost their
This action is an indication of the strengthening of the PLGA towards
the transformation from the PLGA into a PLA and thereby advancing
the struggle to a higher stage.
The brave fighters of the PLGA stormed into the district headquarters
of Girdhi on 11th November, 2005 to raid the Armoury of the Home
Guards and fled unhurt seizing with them 193 rifles and 2 revolvers.
The police and administration were stunned with the surprise attack.
The senior officers of police and administration were so terrorized
that they locked themselves up in their room even on getting information
of the raid.
Under the direction of the Central Military Commission and under
the leadership of the Bihar-Jharkhand Special Area Military Commission,
the PLGA fighters under the leadership of Zonal command of the Jharkhand
Regional Military Commission undertook this heroic action, which
was aimed at equipping the cadres, company, platoons, L.G.S. and
peoples militia squads with these arms to establish a powerful Peoples
Liberation Army. This action was conducted in the present scenario,
where the class enemy has been equipping its paramilitary armed
forces with sophisticated arms such as AK-47, AK-56, Isans rifles
etc., providing them with night vision equipment, mine-proof &
bullet proof vehicles and army helicopters, sophisticated communication
gadgets, global positioning systems and connecting up the police
mobiles in order to counter the guerrilla war. Every police station
in the struggle area has been fortified. For all these funds are
flowing in hundreds of crores of rupees. In addition, to counter
the guerrilla war the rulling class is training its armed forces
under the direct supervision of US Army experts in counter-insurgency
and Jungle war-fare in the hills of Manipur, Hyderabad and in the
Army training school at Kanker in Chhattisgarh. Apart from this,
new para-armed forces are being raised recruiting local adivasi
youth such as the Sengel battalion (in santhali and mundari language
this means fire).
Besides this, in Jharkhand too, the govt. is dividing the people
to suppress the revolutionary movement, making the poor people fight
each other in the name of Adivasi/non-adivasi or in the name of
Jharkhandi adivasis versus other adivasis. The rulling class is
also organizing reaction-ary elements to build a lumpen gang – the
Nagrik Suraksha Samiti. They are forcing ordinary people to join
the Samiti against the revolutionaries and indulging in killing
of revolutionaries, activists and their symp-athizers. They are
adopting brutal methods, after killing the people they poke arrows
into their bodies and term this ‘sendara’ which means in santhali
language – hunted. This is just like the Salwa Judum in Chhatis-garh.
Here, in Jharkhand this is going on under the leadership of the
former CM and national Vice President of the BJP, Babu Lal Maradi.
To cope up this situation the fighters of the PLGA have to seize
sophisticated arms, apparatus and gadgets from the enemy’s armoury
to arm the vast militant masses and in this way strengthen the PLGA
to form a powerful PLA. This army alone will be the genuine people’s
army, which will protect the people’s rights and dignity and will
serve the people. Through building the PLA it will be possible to
establish base areas by fighting the well equipped police force
of class enemy and smashing its local administrative organs. Then
only will it be possible for the peasants-workers to build their
own revolutionary people’s government. That would be the fulfillment
of the call to “transform the guerrilla zones into base areas and
the PLGA in the PLA” given by the CC (Provisional) CPI (Maoist).
And the Girdhi armoury raid is the first step in the direction of
achieving this goal.
Special Area Military Commission
Communist Party of India (Maoist)
Date : 20.12.2005