We have received
a number of statements or calls which were issued in early 1997
by Maoist Parties or Organizations of India on the occasion of the
30th anniversary of the Naxalbari rebellion. Excerpts from those
are given below. — AWTW
the War Cry of Naxalbari Reverberate Ever More!.
Committee, Maoist Unity Centre, CPI(ML)
was formed in 22 April 1997 through the merger of the Kerala Communist
Party and the Maharashtra Communist Party. These two organizations
were formed after the liquidation of the Central Reorganization
Committee, CPI(ML) when these comrades waged a resolute struggle
against the liquidationist line of K. Venu. The MUC has then regrouped
through the said merger by carrying out a thorough rupture from
the revisionist line of K. Venu and with the perspective of reorganizing
the CPI(ML) on the basis of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. The MUC, CPI(ML)
upholds the Declaration of RIM and RIM̓s 1993 resolutions
“Long Live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism” and “On
the World Situation”.]
Thirty years have passed since the revolutionary call to arms sounded
from the village of Naxalbari. Its message was loud and clear —
destroy the reactionary state by the force of arms; build the new
state led by the proletariat which alone can guarantee an end to the
exploitation and domination suffered by the oppressed masses.
India since Naxalbari has never been the same. Whether it be the struggle
of Dalits against inhuman caste oppression; the struggle of oppressed
nationalities against Indian domination; the struggle of women for
emancipation; the struggle in academic circles for a materialist
analysis of society; the struggle in the realm of culture for anti-imperialist,
anti-feudal art and literature; or the struggle for basic democratic
rights; Naxalbari marked a turning point and a brilliant revolutionary
inspiration. It was always present, but at times indirectly, despite
the blood bath of the reactionary state. The oppressed had stood
up to overturn this world. For the first time they were led by a
conscious grasp of proletarian ideology, developed under the leadership
of Comrade Charu Mazumdar and the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)(CPI(ML)).
hoisted the red flag of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought (today
Maoism), the resolute enemy of all sorts of revisionism and centrism
which dilute and shackle the revolutionary course. Naxalbari drew
on the advanced lessons of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
in China led by Mao Tsetung. With this conscious grasp of ideology,
the bow twangs of peasant revolutionaries in Naxalbari reverberated
as mightypeals of spring thunder throughout India and even abroad.
firmly declared “No to elections; yes to people̓s war!”
and broke away from the Communist Party Marxist/Communist Party
of India parliamentary cretins and class collaborationists. It gained
this firmness by breaking away from economism — the thinking
which refuses to put the seizure of political power at the centre
and always chants “first land then power” and ultimately
ends up in the mire of reformism. Naxalbari marked the stage of
New Democratic Revolution, directed against imperialism, the Savarna
comprador-bureaucrat bourgeoisie and feudalism. Naxalbari laid down
the path of people̓s war and the basis of a united front for
seizing power through agrarian revolution, with worker-peasant unity
as its axis. It inspired thousands of youth to go to the villages.
did not follow the Gandhian path of engaging in reformism and sharing
in reactionary power but integrated with the real toilers on the
land, joining them in overturning this world of oppression and exploitation.
Above all, Naxalbari gave the toiling masses their vanguard party,
years have passed; thirty more years of imperialist exploitation;
thirty more years of the rotten all-India ruling class and the wretched
parades of its political parties. It is high time to fully reclaim
the heritage of Naxalbari, to unite all forces and struggles led
by revolutionary Marxist-Leninist parties into a mighty torrent
of New Democratic Revolution, as predicted by Naxalbari. In order
to fully realize the immortal words of Comrade Charu Mazumdar —
“Naxalbari has never died, it will never die” —
It is time to go all-out.
Let the War Cry of Naxalbari Reverberate Ever More!
Seize Political Power Through Armed Agrarian Revolution!
Red Salutes to the Martyrs of Naxalbari!
Red Salutes to Comrade Charu Mazumdar !
Unite and Reorganize the CPI(ML) on the Basis of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!
25 May 1997