Maoists trying for larger unity in Kerala
Kaalikaavu: Maoists are planning for greater unity as part of increasing their presence in Kerala. A directive has been issued to bring together all sections of people besides the adivasis. This direction was issued at the party resolution meet of the Western Ghats committee being held at Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
The Maoists project includes to expand the activities among the people to deal with the government move to supress and isolate them. The Maoists have changed the functioning in Wayanad and Nilambur as per the amendment to the resolution passed. The Maoists are now raising the issues of plantation workers along with the issues faced by the adivasis.
Their main demand includes to increase the daily wages of small time plantation workers to Rs 800, return the surplus land taken by the government to those who own it and other issues.
The Maoists have taken up the issues and a wide campaign is being held regarding this.
There are reports that amendments to the resolution was needed as the Maoists did not get the needed backing from the adivasis. The resolution also clearly mentions about the loopholes and the remedies needed. The Western Ghats committee has submitted a report to the Maoists national leadership to oust those who are involved in sexual assault of the women cadres.