BOMBAY: Bail Granted for Comrade Ajith, Indian State Adds Two-Week Hold

By Ed Dalton Yesterday the High Court in Bombay, India, granted bail to imprisoned Maoist theoretician Comrade Ajith, also known as Konnath Muralidharan, but placed a two-week hold on him so that the Anti-Terrorist Squad can appeal the decision. Sixty-five-year-old Comrade Ajith has been in prison for four years, based on accusations that he belongs to the illegal and clandestine Communist Party of India (Maoist), … Continue reading BOMBAY: Bail Granted for Comrade Ajith, Indian State Adds Two-Week Hold

Revolutionary Writer and Poet Arrested on False Charges

By Ed Dalton In Hydrabad, India on August 28th, revolutionary poet and writer Varavara Rao was arrested on trumped up charges for “plotting the assassination” of reactionary Indian President Modi. Along with Rao, other progressive and democratic intellectuals were arrested including Rao’s son-in-law, journalist KV Kurmanath, and photographer T. Kranth. Their apartments were raided and cell phones and electronics seized. The false charges were based … Continue reading Revolutionary Writer and Poet Arrested on False Charges