In Bastar, Maoists ask people to support Kashmir independence, protest JKLF ban

“This is alarming since it has been after almost a decade that these posters were thrown so close to the government offices.”

Maoists in Chattisgarh’s east Bastar area, eight kilometers from local administrative office of Kondagoan town, have circulated handwritten posters, asking villagers not only to boycott the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, but also to urging to protest against the recent ban on Valley’s pro-freedom group Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) led by Yasin Malik.

According to the reports, villagers claimed the handwritten posters were distributed by the Maoist over ground workers on bikes through the night, while Chhattisgarh police have also confirmed its execution by the Communist Party of India (M).

Seeking anonymity, a local said, “This is alarming since it has been after almost a decade that these posters were thrown so close to the government offices,” reported Times of India.

Strangely, a red-colored fabric poster written by the Darbha division of committee of the Maoists, was found on the walls of in Narey Perpa school, along with a strongly worded letter on Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), in the outer Kirandul municipal town, 45 kms from Dantewada. “The ban on the JKLF, which is fighting for the independence of Kashmir (from India) is part of the fascistic Brahmanical Hindutava destructive activities; you must protest against it,” the poster written in inconsistent handwriting said.

Chhattisgarh police said that since the central committee of Maoists has taken a decision for the election boycott, these posters are the execution of that decision by their field formations.

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