(invites) Pls. sign petition online demanding release of Chhatradhar Mahato
2009-09-30 23:34:32 GMT
Pls. sign petition online demanding release of Chhatradhar Mahato.
Chhtradhar Mahato has time and again denied he is a Maoist, notwithstanding
claims by the West Bengal government, its supporters and Maoist
propagandists. Independent observers upheld that claim.
More importantly, he was engaged with organising open political dissents. He
went underground only when he was forced to. He also facilitated
participation of Lalgarh villagers in the last parlimentary election in the
teeth of violent Maoist boycott call.
His arrest is an attempt to squeeze out any space for democratic opposition
so keenly being advocated by the brutal state and its apologists and, on the
opposing side, would only gladden the proponents of non-state violence of