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Swedish writer found backing Reds: Government

Author: TNN
Publication: The Times of India
Date: May 17, 2012
URL: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Swedish-writer-found-backing-Reds-Government/articleshow/13178941.cms

Government on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that the home ministry had noted an instance where a foreigner was found to be extending his support to the CPI (Maoist) and its front organizations. It, however, added that there is "no direct evidence" to suggest that foreigners are engaged in an organized way to help the Maoists.

 Referring to the instance, MoS for home affairs Jitendra Singh told the Upper House that a pro-Maoist Swedish author, Jan Myrdal, had visited India in January and attended CPI (Maoist) conventions in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ludhiana and Delhi.

 Singh said Myrdal supported CPI(Maoist) ideology of armed struggle against the state and spoke at length in a seminar in Delhi on the topic - 'Let's stand against the Indian state's war on people' - organized by 'Forum Against War on People', a front organization of the CPI(Maoist).

 "Myrdal during his stay in India advised CPI (Maoist) to garner support from the middle class in India by focusing on propaganda against security forces and highlighting human rights issues," he said.

 The minister said the CPI (Maoist) had a number of front organizations active in many states and it resorted to over ground activities to mobilize support.

 "It has also been noticed that when CPI (Maoist) activists are arrested in different parts of India, a concerted campaign is launched by sending hundreds of identical email, many of them originating from foreign countries. Some of these front organizations clandestinely receiving foreign funds cannot be ruled out," he said.

 Singh said CPI (Maoist) has developed close fraternal ties with many insurgent groups in the north-east, especially RPF/PLA of Manipur, and the outfit has trans-border linkages with certain groups.

  "The government is closely monitoring the situation. Such issues are regularly taken up with the countries concerned at the diplomatic level," he added.
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