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Statement of the Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan on Comrade Kishenji’s Assassination

We Condemn the Conspiratorial Assassination of Comrade Kishenji

With great sadness we learned that comrade Kishenji, a member of the politburo of the central committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), was killed in the combined conspiratorial action of the state government of western Bengal and the central government of India. We strongly condemn this repressive plot of the reactionary rulers of India, who consider themselves the functionaries of the “largest democracy” in the world. This plot illustrates that the democracy of the exploiters is an instrument of repression and murder for the masses and their revolutionary leaders.
The absence of comrade Kishenji is a big loss for the Communist Party of India (Maoist), the entire Indian Maoist movement, the entire south Asian Maoist movement, and also the international Maoist movement. We express our deep sympathy and condolences to CPI (Maoist) and our martyred comrade’s family. We hope we all can change comrade Kishenji’s bereavement into energy for our struggle and thus immediately be able to fill his empty place.
Comrade Kishenji not only had a prominent role in the ranks of the politburo of the CPI (Maoist), but had an important role in the struggles of the entire south Asian region. The martyred comrade had an important role in organizing and carrying forward the activities of CCOMPOSA.
The Communist Party of India (Maoist) is leading a people’s war in India, whose objective is a new democratic revolution. This peoples’ war spreads across large areas of India’s territory, and currently is the most widespread and tempestuous peoples' war in the world––which the reactionary Indian state considers the biggest threat for its exploitative and oppressive rule.
The reactionary Indian state is the representative of the interests of bourgeois and feudal comprador classes and pursues an expansionist politics in the region; it possesses a capitulationist position vis-à-vis the imperialists, particularly the American imperialists. Recently Manmohan Singh and Hamid Karzai signed an all-inclusive strategic agreement, which contains a security aspect, between the reactionary Indian state and the Kabul puppet regime. After sealing this agreement, the reactionary Indian state has become the main regional functionary of the occupying war of the American imperialists and their allies in the region; it is now the primary regional supporter of the puppet regime, and thus is in a position of direct enmity with the peoples of our country.
The Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan once again expresses its deep sympathy and condolences on the occasion of comrade Kishenji’s death to the comrades of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). We strongly believe that the hundreds of millions of striving revolutionary masses in India have the capacity to endure the aforementioned loss and will continue to expand their revolutionary war.

Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan