Thursday, January 24, 2008

Orissa Govt.'s Ban on Democratic Organisations

Dear friends and comrades,

Orissa Govt. has banned seven mass and democratic organizations today on 09-06-2006. These are peasant-workers-cultural organizations including democratic organizations like Daman Pratirodh Manch and Revolutionary Democratic Front.

We condemn this undemocratic and repressive measure of the Orissa Govt. We call upon all the democratic and justice loving organizations and individuals to raise their voice of protest against this anti people decision of the Orissa Govt.


Orissa to Ban CPI (Maoist), 7 Front Forums
Bhubaneswar, June. 9 (PTI): The Orissa Government today decided to ban CPI (Maoist) and its seven front organisations. The seven naxalite organisations are Daman Pratirodh Manch, Revolutionary Democratic Front, Chasi Mulia Samiti, Kui Mulia Samiti, Kui Lawenga Sangha, Jan Natya Mandali, Krantikari Kissan Samiti and Bal Sangam, Home Secretary Santosh Kumar said after a cabinet meeting. The state cabinet has also announced a comprehensive rehabilitation package for naxalites who would surrender before the administration

NDTV Correspondent
Friday, June 9, 2006 (Bhubaneshwar):
The Orissa government has banned the CPI-Maoist and seven of their front organizations. The state cabinet took the decision after an escalation in naxal violence.

However the state home secretary has clarified that this will not lead to arrest of the office bearers of the organisations or any raid on their offices. But they will not be allowed to hold any more rallies or public meetings, although simultaneously the cabinet recommended a rehabilitation package for surrendered extremists.

The rehabilitation package includes cash incentives up to Rs 20,000, allotment of homestead land, bank loan and subsidy and withdrawal of cases involving minor offences. The seven organisations which have now been declared unlawful in the state are: Daman Pratirodh Manch, Revolutionary Democratic Front, Chasi Mulia Sangh, Jana Natya Mandali, Krantikari Kisan Samiti and Bal Sangam.

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