South Asia Regional Conference of RIM Parties and Organisations
Fifth South Asia Regional Conference of the Parties and Organisations
of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement was victoriously
concluded in July 2003. The Regional Conference was historic for
many reasons. Firstly, it was held in a world situation of turmoil
and turbulence rarely seen in history. On the one hand, the US-led
imperialists are waging an aggressive, military, political and
hegemonistic offensive against the people of the world and, on
the other hand, they are meeting with stiff resistance from the
people throughout the world, including in the very citadels of
imperialism. The struggles armed and unarmed, spearheaded by the
Maoist-led protracted people's wars in Nepal, Peru, India, Philippines
and Turkey, are indicative of the emerging new wave of world proletarian
revolution. This trend is also manifested in the intensifying
struggles of the countries of South Asia such as Bangladesh, Pakistan,
Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Secondly, for the first time the Regional
Conference was held in a red area, a guerrilla zone located in
the Bihar-Chattisgarh-Orissa-Jharkhand Special Area in India.
It was held in a warm and conducive atmosphere protected by a
company of the newly formed People's Liberation Guerrilla Army
(PLGA) led by the Maoist Communist Centre India. Thirdly, it took
place when the People's War in Nepal is advancing to new heights
and transforming the country into a bastion of the world proletarian
revolution. Fourthly, the MCCI, whose recent participation in
the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM) has greatly
strengthened our Movement in South Asia, attended a Regional Conference
for the first time.
Conference was called and led by the Committee of the Revolutionary
Internationalist Movement and both full and candidate participants
of RIM from the region participated. Vigorous and spirited discussion
took place on all of the points on the agenda.
comrades were united on an understanding of the crucial importance
of the developments in the international situation that we are
experiencing in a concentrated way since 11 September 2001. As
our Movement has stressed, it is a period of both great dangers
and great opportunities. The concrete significance of this is
that our Movement can and must struggle even harder to transform
these possibilities into real leaps forward in our work and to
help the emerging new wave of world proletarian revolution to
develop more quickly, more powerfully and under the leadership
in South Asia we have a great responsibility. Now is the time
to seize the importance of the hour and redouble our efforts.
A leap forward in the revolutionary struggle in this region will
go a long way in transforming South Asia into a bright red base
area for the world proletarian revolution. The objective situation
serves as the stage on which we must act, but we are not passive
marionettes, we can and must give full play to what Mao called
"man's conscious dynamic role" in unfolding the great
drama of revolution, and in this way "hasten and await"
further favourable developments in the international situation.
addition to demonstrating the relatively high level of common
understanding that exists, the discussion of the international
situation also showed that our parties and organisations need
to pay serious attention to further understanding and debating
the underlying laws through which imperialism is heading toward
its doom. Through this process our unity will become still higher
and more solid.
comrades from Nepal presented a vivid picture of earth shaking
advances of the People's War, which have threatened not only the
Nepalese ruling class but also Indian expansionism and US imperialism.
The parties and organisations participating in the Regional Conference
resolved to fulfil their internationalist duty to develop a powerful
mass movement against any direct or indirect military intervention
against the People's War led by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
under the leadership of Comrade Prachanda. The Regional Conference
endorsed the slogan "Hands off Nepal!" and called on
the revolutionary masses of the world to "look to the Himalayas,
a better world's in birth!"
Regional Conference thoroughly discussed the on-going struggle
to forge a united single vanguard party in India, based on a correct
Marxist-Leninist-Maoist line and united in RIM. In this light
the Conference hailed the growing wind of unity of the Maoist
forces in India, especially the unity process proceeding between
the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (People's War)
and the Maoist Communist Centre India, both of which have been
waging protracted people's war for many years, defying and resisting
the enemy onslaughts. The Regional Conference expressed confidence
that the united party will concentrate and raise to a still higher
level the experience, understanding and energy of the communist
revolutionaries in India now working separately. The formation
of such a party will lead to a new stage of the People's War in
India and give a further impulsion to the revolutionary struggle
the world over.
Regional Conference denounces the increasing military co-operation
between the US and the reactionary regimes of the region, especially
efforts to set up bases and sinister plans to utilise the reactionary
armies of this region in the service of US imperialist aggression
and occupation in West Asia and elsewhere.
Regional Conference hailed the importance and timely formation
of the Co-ordinating Committee of Maoist Parties and Organisations
of South Asia (CCOMPOSA). The Regional Conference hailed the formation
of the Communist Party of Bhutan (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist). The
Regional Conference discussed the problems of the Maoist movement
in Bangladesh and called upon the comrades of that country to
redouble their efforts to forge a unified single party on the
basis of a correct Marxist-Leninist-Maoist line. The Regional
Conference supported efforts to strengthen the World People's
Resistance Movement in South Asia.
Regional Conference began with the hoisting of the red flag. The
martyrs of the world proletarian revolution in South Asia and
all countries were commemorated by garlanding a memorial column
and observing two minutes of silence. The sessions were held in
the specially constructed Yenan Hall beautifully decorated with
slogans and illustrations reflecting the solemn tasks and political
orientation of the Conference. At the front of the hall were portraits
of Marx, Engels, Lenin Stalin and Mao and a large representation
of the RIM symbol of the world breaking free from its chains.
Citations were "The proletarians have nothing to lose but
their chains. They have a world to win." "Working men
of all countries, unite!" (Communist Manifesto). "There
is one, and only one, kind of real internationalism, and that
is - working whole-heartedly for the development of the revolutionary
movement and the revolutionary struggle in one's own country,
and supporting (by propaganda, sympathy, and material aid) this
struggle, this, and only this, line, in every country without
exception" (Lenin). "& Proletarian internationalism
demands, first, that the interests of the proletarian struggle
in any one country should be subordinated to the interests of
that struggle on a world-wide scale, and, second, that a nation
which is achieving victory over the bourgeoisie should be able
and willing to make the greatest national sacrifices for the overthrow
of international capital" (Lenin). And "The seizure
of power by armed force, the settlement of the issue by war, is
the central task and the highest form of revolution. This Marxist-Leninist
principle of revolution holds good universally, for China and
for all other countries" (Mao). A revolutionary cultural
team performed a spirited program in many languages in honour
of the conference, in which the delegates joined singing songs
in their languages.
comrades dispersed to their respective trenches of combat the
fighters of the PLGA and revolutionary masses gave an inspiring
send-off to the delegates.
with the US Imperialist Onslaught Against the Peoples of the World!
the Emerging New Tide of World Proletarian Revolution!
South Asia into a Bright Red Base Area of the World Proletarian
Live People's War in Nepal, India, Peru, Philippines and Turkey!
Live Proletarian Internationalism!
Live the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement!
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Naxalbari), CPI (ML)
Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), CPN (Maoist)
Maoist Communist Centre India, MCCI
Proletarian Party of Purbo Bangla Central Committee, PBSP CC
Proletarian Party of Purbo Bangla Maobadi Punargathan Kendro,
Revolutionary Communist Centre of India (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist),
Bangladesher Samyobadi Dal (Marxist-Leninist), BSD (ML)
Communist Party of Bhutan (MLM), CPB(MLM)