Condemn the Arrest and Fight for the Release of Central Committee Member of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) Comrade Kanchanda (Arunkumar Bhattacharjee)!

A statement by the Spokesperson of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

Proletarians of all countries, unite!

CONDEMN THE ARREST AND FIGHT FOR THE RELEASE OF CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST) COMRADE KANCHANDA (ARUNKUMAR BHATTACHARJEE)!

Central Committee
Communist Party of India (Maoist)
14.03.2022

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CONDEMN THE ARREST AND FIGHT FOR THE RELEASE OF CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST) COMRADE KANCHANDA (ARUNKUMAR BHATTACHARJEE)!

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) condemns the arrest of its member Comrade Arunkumar Bhattacharjee (Kanchanda) in a tea plantation of Udarband area in the state of Assam along with Comrade Aakash Urang (Rahul, Kajal). It appeals to the democrats, civil rights organisations and the people of the country to condemn the arrest. Comrade Kanchanda, a senior comrade of the Party was elected into the Central Committee in 2004 at the time of merger of the two erstwhile parties Maoist Communist Centre of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People‘s War.

He was re-elected into the Central Committee in the Unity Congress — 9th Congress of the Party held in 2007. He worked among workers in the Bihar-Jharkhand Special Area for a long time. He was also looking after the Party affairs in West Bengal and Assam by the time of his arrest. At the age of 72 he was working actively to fulfill his responsibilities given by the Party.

The Indian government adopted the SAMADHAN-Prahar fascist military offensive in a bid to eliminate the Party, People‘s Liberation Guerrilla Army and the revolutionary movement. The arrest is part of the unceasing attacks targeting the leadership. We appeal to the various revolutionary, democratic and rights organisations to oppose the ongoing offensive and to fight for the release of Comrade Kanchanda and all the political prisoners of the country. As he is suffering from different ailments, we also appeal to demand the government to provide him better treatment.

India, 14.03.2022
ABHAY, SPOKESPERSON
CENTRAL COMMITTEE
COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)