(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
Attacks Progressive Forces
have struck again by brutally murdering young revolutionary Comrade
Ahmed. He was brutally martyred in a targeted bomb attack by the
in Timargara, Pukhtoonkhwa province (formerly known as NWFP) on 6 April
Dr Abduallah another leader accompanying him was seriously injured.
Nisar Ahmad was only 40 years old and was very active since his student
He was a member of the Democratic Students' Federation (DSF) and
Government Degree college. He became a member of the Communist party
rose through the ranks of the party to lead the party in that area. He
behind a 2 year old child and wife.
Comrade Nisar was living in an area which is a bastion of the forces of
obscurantism and religious extremism, and being well aware of the
of the situation, he never compromised and remained committed to the
ideology and revolutionary spirit. He actively participated and worked
for the Pakistan
and solidarity council. The brutal murder of Comrade Nisar is not an
case in the areas under the control of the Taliban on either side of
of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
great number of intellectuals, writers, communist party workers,
and opponents of the Taliban have been gunned down in this region.
one report, more than 200 activists of the Left have been kidnapped and
by the Taliban in the past one year. The Taliban did not spare even
have crossed 60-70 years in age and have retired from active politics
their advanced age.
the Taliban, communists are infidels to be hunted down. Rahmat Wazir, a
commander in North Wazirstan is
“I hear from my elders and religious leaders for many years that
against our religion. I do believe that they must be killed. They are
enemies and enemies must be killed”. After communists, come all other
progressives who are opposed to the medieval social customs prescribed
Taliban. The atrocities unleashed by the Taliban on anyone opposed to
prescribed code of conduct and ethics are gruesome. More than 70
are now ruling on hundreds of cases of “immoral activity” every week in
Swat valley. For women, refusal to wear a veil, improper dress (high
improper behaviour (laughing!) and dancing in public are punishable
sometimes even by death. Women are not supposed to move out of the
unescorted by a male family member. For men, not sporting a beard, not
are fit cases to be severely punished. Even using a musical ring-tone
mobile phone is liable for punishment. These are apart from the public
beheadings of teachers to the torching of girls’ schools, spraying acid
girls going to school. The Taliban indulge in these sorts of atrocities
name of Sharia and are demanding the implementation of Sharia not only
in Afghanistan but
also in the entire Pakistan.
administration is secretly backing the Sharia law in Swat valley for
their vested interests. The continuing occupation of Afghanistan
by the US
and its allied forces is strengthening the Taliban and other
forces in the region. In spite of all its rhetoric, the US is
in organising any developmental activity in the region. Moreover, the
atrocities committed by the occupying forces and their mercenaries are
more and more people towards the religious fundamentalists. Night-time
searches of women, secret prisons for torture etc., deeply offend the
conservative and proud Pashtuns.
Obama administration feels that only through intensification of the
war in Afghanistan
can they gain control over the region.
But this in reality is increasing the number of civilian casualties. More Afghan civilians died under the Obama
administration in 2009 than under his predecessor, George W Bush,
This clearly demonstrates that even by the standards of the Bush
administration, the Obama regime cares less about the well-being of
civilians. Women and children killed by US/NATO forces
63 per cent of the identifiable deaths (and men 37 per cent). This
figures respectively of 72 per cent and 28 per cent during
There are an estimated 1.5 million Afghan war widows in Afghanistan
are struggling to survive in a society where widowhood is socially
and where no system of social security exists.
While this is
reality, the US
active connivance of the media is trying to hide real number of the
casualties and the plight of the innocent civilians who have lost their
families in the US
led attacks. The
mainstream media mostly keeps away from reporting
the civilian casualties or the 'accidental' attacks on civilian areas. Unfortunately
Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) implicitly
US is slowly
desensitising the public to the level of destruction taking place in Afghanistan.
They have used an array of their weaponry on the country and its people
medium-sized missiles, Tomahawk and cruise missiles, bunker-busting
bombs, B-52 carpet-bombing, cluster bombs and daisy cutter bombs that
annihilate everything in a 600-metre radius – without avail. Now they
the 'precision' controlled drone attacks on the people. There are more
of drone operator trainees in the US military than fighter
pilots today. These drone operators are trained in using the 'joy
stick' as in
video games, to attack and kill people in remote locations!
policies of the US
war in the region apart from strengthening the hands of the religious
fundamentalists. Under the pretext of fighting terrorism and rooting
extremists, all democratic voices of protest are being quelled. The
agencies in Pakistan
and other right wing forces in the country are united on one aspect –
annihilate all the remnants of the Marxist-Leninist ideology. Many
leaders are forced to go underground. Due to the repeated attacks on
leaders of the communist movement, some of them are forced to seek
distant countries like Greece.
The families of the members of the communist parties are being
by the Taliban and the security forces. The communist party had termed
entire exercise as an extension of the barbaric McCarthyism.
is using the arms in its possession,
predominantly of the US
make, not only to fight the occupation forces but also for eliminating
progressive sections in the society. This Frankenstein can be wiped out
waging a sustained struggle led by the progressive forces in the
this, all the occupying forces have to leave the region at the first