K. Srinivas Reddy

Decision came at a meeting in Nepal of Maoist Parties and Organisations

  • Need for people's movements to draw closer
  • South Asia a burning cauldron of revolutionary movements
  • Committee to deepen links between genuine Maoists

    HYDERABAD: Maoists in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan have decided to improve their coordination to turn South Asia "into a flaming field of people's upsurges."

    The decision came at the fourth conference of the Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties and Organisations of South Asia (CCOMPOSA) in Nepal in August last week. Representatives of eight Maoist parties participated in it.

    The meeting, convened by the Communist Party of Nepal, assumes significance in the backdrop of the success of the armed revolution in Nepal and the unification of the Maoist parties in India.

    Interestingly, a fledgling ultra left party from Sri Lanka, the Communist Party of Ceylon (Maoist), too attended.

    Notwithstanding the forceful assertion of Nepal Maoists that they would not meddle with the Indian Maoist movement and that it would be treated as the country's "internal security concern," the political resolution passed at the conference asserted that the coordination committee would "deepen and extend the links between genuine Maoists of the region and increase the coordination to fight back the enemies in the respective countries."

    The resolution underlined the need for the people's movements in South Asian countries to "draw closer together and assist their respective struggles." It came down heavily on "`the U.S. imperialism guiding the Indian expansionist rulers."

    South Asia, the committee felt, has become a "burning cauldron" of the revolutionary movements. In Nepal, people's war had reached new heights, while in India the merger of two major Maoist parties created a formidable force.

    In Bangladesh, Maoists were making efforts to unite and spread revolutionary activity to new areas. In Bhutan "sprouts" of new Maoist movement had begun. All these developments make "South Asia a flaming field of Maoist revolutions," the resolution said.

    The conference was attended by the Proletarian party of Purba Bangla-CC, Communist Party of East Bengal (ML) (Red Flag), Balgladesher Samyobadi Dal (ML) (all from Bangladesh), Communist Party of Bhutan (MLM), Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), Commuist Party of India (Maoist), Communist Party of India (ML) Naxalbari and Communist Party of India (MLM).

    The Communist Party of Ceylon (Maoist), which attended the meeting, is, not a signatory to the resolution, thereby indicating that it was invited as an observer to the conference.