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Protest Murder of Bhaiyyaram Yadav

Press Release

16 March, 2012

CPI(ML)’s Rohtas (Bihar) District Secretary Shot Dead by BJP-JD(U)- Backed Feudal Criminals

17 March , 11 AM, Jantar Mantar , New Delhi

Contact mobile: 9868430040, 9560756628

The CPI(ML) Secretary of Rohtas district, Bihar, Comrade Bhaiyyaram Yadav was shot dead in Nasiriganj, by armed assailants on Wednesday (14 March) evening. He had just been supervising the preparations for installation of a statue of Bhagat Singh (to be inaugurated on 23 March), and was returning to the party office, when he was shot in the gut by armed men on motorbikes. Even after being intimated that Comrade Bhaiyyaram was shot and lay injured, the police did not come to the spot. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Comrade Bhaiyyaram Yadav was killed by feudal forces backed by the ruling BJP-JD(U) combine, because he had been at the forefront of people’s struggles in the area against feudal violence. Notably, Comrade Bhaiyyaram had been active in organizing a powerful struggle against the gang-rape and murder of a 6-year-old dalit girl in December 2011 by feudal forces (the rapists included the Rajput strongman Luv Singh, known to be close to the BJP and JD(U)). The local police and administration have yet to arrest the accused rapists. On 9 February, former pramukh Anil Singh and his brother, ex-Zila Parishad member Babhan Bahadur Singh, also well-known to be close to BJP-JD(U), were involved in a shoot-out against those from oppressed castes who objected to their riding motorbikes at high speed in residential areas. The police, instead of arresting the instigators falsely implicated Comrade Bhaiyyaram in this case on cooked-up charges of assault, and had him jailed. Once Com. Bhaiyyaram was released on bail, the feudal forces in collusion with BJP-JD(U) leaders and local administration, have assassinated him.

Bhaiyyaram joined the CPI(ML) in 1986, inspired by the party’s resistance to feudal terror in Nasiriganj (Karakat) and Bhojpur. As an activist of the party and youth organization, he helped organize the youth from among the rural poor. Since 2007, he was the Secretary of the party’s Rohtas District Committee, and in 2008, was elected to the Bihar State Committee.

Comrade Bhaiyyaram’s killing, at the hands of criminals patronized by BJP-JD(U), has exposed the reality of the Nitish Government’s claims of ‘Sushasan’ (Good Governance), whereby those protesting against feudal atrocities and crimes on women were being assassinated, while the perpetrators of such crimes were protected by the administration and police.

Hundreds of local youth and common people joined the funeral procession of their beloved ‘Bhaiyya’, and protests were held all over Bihar on 15 March. The CPI(ML) has called for a bandh in Shahabad (districts of Bhojpur, Rohtas, Kaimur, Buxar) on 17 March. On the same day, we invite you to join a protest at Jantar Mantar demanding that the JD(U)-BJP Government of Bihar stop protecting the killers, and take action against the DM and SP of Rohtas district.


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