Thursday, January 24, 2008

RDF Appeal


Comrade Budhni Munda, President of Nari Mukti Sangh was arrested by the Sundergarh and Rourkela Police in Orissa along with two other activists, Sanjay alias Bijay Tudu, and Rajan Rahul Munda at Gati Jaran in Ladhi Matha Police Station limits on 7th September 2006 at 7 A.M. They were interrogated for 36 hours illegally in the CRPF camp at Lathikata before producing before a local magistrate.

Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) severely indicts the illegal arrest of comrade Budhini Munda and others. Comrade Budhini Munda is also known as Sobha and Shila. It was learnt that she had been to Orissa as part of her organization’s work. She organizes Nari Mukti Sangh in four states including Orissa.

Nari Mukti Sangh is working legally and uses all open means of protest methods. Budhini Munda and two others who have been arrested along with her were remanded to police custody on the 8th evening in the name of further police investigations. We condemn this act of police taking her into their custody and further torturing her psychologically.

We demand that her police remand be cancelled and she should be sent to judicial remand. We demand her release on bail or by scraping all illegal cases booked on her.

The RDF calls for a 24 hours bandh in Orissa, Jharkhand, and Bihar on 14th October, 2006. We appeal to all sections of people in these three states to observe bandh (General Strike) voluntarily and make it a success. We also appeal to all democratic organizations to support the bandh call.

General Secretary

Post Box No. 11664
Pushpa Bhawan
New Delhi-62

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