TKP/ML: Statement on the Week of Struggle Against Operation Kagaar

We publish an unofficial translation of the Statement of TKP/ML.


The People’s War, led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), has been continuing uninterruptedly for more than 50 years. Conviction and determination in the victory of the People’s War for the New Democratic Revolution, which is the path of liberation of the Indian people, continues under the most difficult conditions, despite the intense attacks of the Indian State.

The Indian ruling classes fear that the rebellious spirit of the popular masses will merge with the People’s War and become an uncompromising and independent force along the communist line. All violent apparatuses of the State have been mobilized for decades to suppress and destroy the People’s War, many times carrying out comprehensive military actions accompanied by campaigns to destroy the guerrilla forces. However, Indian reaction, which fails every time, launches its brutal massacres again and again.

In January 2024, the Indian State launched another operation of destruction called “Operation Kagaar” against the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist). For 6 months, the operation carried out a series of massacres against the people, guerrilla forces and democratic movements with the high-tech weapons of the imperialist arms industry. Indian reaction turned to massacres, from 6-month-old babies to 60-year-old people, in the areas where it carried out operations, massacred civilians and propagated to the world that those were PLGA guerrillas. It is known that in countries where there are guerrilla struggles and rebellions, from the Philippines to Peru, from Turkey to Nepal, from Mexico to Colombia, and Zionist Israel, every fascist and reactionary regime massacres the unarmed people and presents them as resistance and guerrillas. Undefended against the guerrilla forces, the States that massacre have the goal of intimidating, terrifying and separating the people from their living spaces in order to “drain the swamp”, that is, to prevent the guerrillas from uniting with the people. Now, Indian reaction has once again focused on this target with Operation Kagaar.

On January 1, the Indian State carried out a massacre in the State of Chhattisgarh, including a six-month-old girl. It then continued its massacres at intervals of a week in Chipurbati, Korcholi, Aapatola, Kakur-Tekametta, Pidiya, Rekavaya and Gobel. Indian reaction has murdered 125 people, including PLGA guerrillas, unarmed villagers, revolutionaries, young, old, women and children, and continues to do so.

Hostility to the Indian People’s War is undoubtedly hostility to the people’s struggle for liberation. The people’s anger, hatred and rebellion against imperialism, feudalism and the rampant exploitation of the comprador-bureaucrat bourgeoisie will be an invincible force when united under the leadership of the CPI (Maoist). This is what scares Indian reaction. The Indian People’s War is being tried to be destroyed because it has the power and ability to make the rebellious spirit of the Indian people struggle.

Today, showing the strongest solidarity with the liberation struggle of the Indian people and the Indian People’s War, which is being tried to be destroyed, means embracing the spirit of proletarian internationalism. “If a people has no army, they have nothing.” The Indian reaction’s attack on PLGA and its destruction operations are intended to leave the people powerless and unorganized and to break the warrior spirit of the anger directed against them. The victory of the People’s War is their biggest nightmare.

Let’s protest the massacres of the people by the reactionary Indian State and Operation Kagaar. Let us embrace a stronger spirit of solidarity with the Indian People’s War.

We call on all our forces, progressives and revolutionaries, democratic movements, anti-imperialist and anti-fascist forces, all sensitive segments, to consider the period between 7 and 15 July as a week of action and struggle against the Kagaar Operation of the murderous Indian reaction, to take action and to show solidarity with the Indian People’s War.

  • Down with the Indian Reactionary State and the murderous Operation Kagaar!
  • Long live the Communist Party of India (Maoist)!
  • Long live the Indian People’s War!
  • Long live Proletarian Internationalism!


Communist Party of Türkiye / Marxist-Leninist

June 2024

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