A WORLD TO WIN    #26   (2000)

On the Cowardly Murder of Three Leading Members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (People's War)

5 January 2000

Message to the Central Committee, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (People's War) from the Committee of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement

Dear Comrades,

It was with great grief that our Committee has learned of the loss of Comrades Nalla Adi Reddy (Shyam), Arramreddy Santosh Reddy (Mahesh) and Seelam Naresh (Murali) at the hands of the reactionary ruling classes of India. As members of the Central Committee of your Party, all three of these comrades had played a leading role in the advances of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (People's War), and their loss saddens all genuine communists and revolutionaries throughout the world, as well as in India.

The murder of these comrades after being captured by the enemy hundreds of kilometres away from where their bodies were deposited comes on top of the killings of hundreds of other leaders, members and supporters of the CPIML (People's War) over the last few years. In this latest case, as in so many others, the authorities have tried to cover over cowardly murders of unarmed prisoners as "encounter killings". In India and abroad, revolutionary and progressive forces are exposing and condemning this dastardly act.

You have aroused millions of the oppressed masses in wide areas of India and shown that "it is right to rebel" and that only through people's war will it be possible to defeat the powerful enemies of imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism. Your Party has based itself upon the proletarian ideology developed by Marx, Lenin and Mao and is fighting to carry out the new-democratic revolution in India as part of the world proletarian revolution, whose goal is communism. For these reasons the reactionary Indian state lashes out in vicious fury against the CPIML (People's War). But no amount of terror or brutality will save the reactionary classes from their doom.

Comrades, despite these bitter losses our Committee and the parties and organisations of RIM are confident that your Party will turn your grief into strength and further advance the cause of the proletariat and the oppressed masses in your country. The sacrifices of Comrade Adi Reddy, Comrade Santosh Reddy and Comrade Naresh will be avenged by the ultimate defeat of the reactionary ruling classes.