Monday, February 11, 2008

Armed struggle Maoists’ aim

KOZHIKODE: With his blue denim jeans, blue T-shirt with white stripes and clean-shaven face showing a trace of stubble Mohan could easily pass as an IT professional or an IIT or IIM graduate.

It will take a while for you to stomach the fact that he is the most wanted Maoist leader in Kerala, a glimpse of whom would be valuable information for intelligence agencies.

When the state organising secretary of the banned CPI (Maoist) settles downs to speak it becomes clear that he means business. And that he represents the new generation of Naxalites.

The CPI (Maoist) is not interested in making its presence felt with symbolic agitation. And they are not inclined to go for the ‘actions’ of the Naxalite era like police station attacks. That doesn’t mean that Maoists in Kerala are pacifists.

“Our line is armed struggle in Kerala too. We will set up base areas, people’s militia and people’s liberation guerilla army in due course.

Right now we are in the process of developing leadership at different levels,” Mohan told this website’s newspaper in his first ever interaction with the media.

Mohan says sophistication is essential for revolutionaries in all fields.

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