We have just learned with indignation that professor at the University of Delhi GN Saibaba, joint Secretary of the Revolutionary Democratic Front, was arrested by the state of Maharashtra police authorities. Dr. Saibaba is one of the most prominent figures of the democratic movement in India. He has been targeted many times by the repressive forces of the federal and local governments, due to his condemnation of the suppression of human and democratic rights of the poor peasants and the indigenous tribes in rural areas.
He has been persecuted repeatedly with unfounded and fake charges and testimonies in order to stop revealing the atrocities and crimes committed by the police and paramilitary forces during the Operation “Green Hunt”. The arrest of Dr. GN Saibaba that took the form of an abduction on May 9th and his subsequent isolation even from his family has not come incidentally. It has occurred a few days before the conclusion of the general elections with which the indian ruling classes intend to veer political developments to a more reactionary and antipopular direction in order to implement the most barbaric economic and social policies.
The Communist Party of Greece (marxist-leninist) denounces the illegal arrest of Dr. GN Saibaba and demands his immediate release and the drop of any charges against him. We send a message of solidarity to the Revolutionary Democratic Front and its president Varavara Rao. We call to every democratic citizen and working people to express their solidarity to the arrested democratic militant.