Thursday, January 24, 2008

RDF Press Release


We have received information that five leaders of CPI ML (Janashakti) including its all India General Secretary, Rajanna were arrested between Lucknow Bara Banki railway stations at 2.30 P.M. on 31st August 2006. The other four are A. Narasimha Reddy, a retired teacher from Andhra Pradesh, Narasimhaiah, Central Committee member, Ashok Kumar, UP and Ramu Pawar, Maharashtra – all belonging to the same party. All these CPI ML (Janashakti) comrades are senior leaders of the party.

Rajanna is the present all India General Secretary of CPI ML (Janashakti), who hails from Andhra Pradesh. Ramu Pawar belongs to Maharashtra and secretary of that state committee of CPI ML (Janashakti), while Narasimahaih is the Central Committee member of the same Party. A. Narasimha Reddy is a Government school teacher and the President of Andhra Pradesh Teachers Federation.

Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) demands that they should be immediately either released unharmed or produced in a court of law. There is a threat to their lives as it is know that revolutionary and social activists whenever are detained illegally are many a time killed in the name of encounters.

We also appeal to the National Human Rights Commission to intervene and save the lives of these five leaders.

We appeal to all democratic rights, civil rights and human rights organizations to immediately intervene and pressurize the government to safeguard the lives of these revolutionaries and social activists.

General Secretary
Post Box No. 11664
Pushpa Bhawan
New Delhi 62

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