We, peasants from the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) strongly support the Indian people’s struggle against the Operation Green Hunt being implemented by the Indian government.

We strongly condemn the inhuman abuses of Indian military backed by US imperialism, the killings of Indian people, particularly peasants, the torture and rape, dislocation of 20 million peasants and hamletting and other forms of human rights violations.  We hold the Indian government and US military and government for the violence imposed upon the Indian people.

We support and uphold the Indian people’s struggle for genuine land reform, primarily advanced by the Naxalites and Indian peasants who serve as main protectors of their native lands against foreign landgrabbing, mining and industrial exploitation and environmental destruction.  We recognize the Indian peasants’ sovereign right to land and abhor the imperialist hunger of the United States and other capitalist countries for profit, as well as the Indian government.

We can relate to the suffering of the Indian peasants as we, Filipino farmers are also victims of the Arroyo government’s counter-insurgency program Oplan Bantay Laya (Oplan Guard Freedom), that is composed mainly of extra-judicial killings (EJK), enforced disappearances and accusations of fabricated charges.  Arroyo’s Oplan Bantay Laya resulted 561 peasant victims of extra-judicial killings, where 119 were KMP leaders, 129 peasant victims of enforced disappearances and scores are being held for crimes they did not commit.

We from the Filipino peasant movement pledge to carry out all we can to expose the brutality of the Indian government.  We will hold protest actions at the Indian embassy anytime possible and convey our message of dissent to the measures of their government.  We will include in our fundamental calls the immediate end to Operation Green Hunt, massive militarization and human rights abuses on Indian peasants and people.

END OPERATION GREEN HUNT IN INDIA!
JUSTICE TO VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN INDIA!
STRUGGLE FOR GENUINE LAND REFORM IN INDIA!
DOWN WITH U.S. IMPERIALISM AND PUPPETRY OF THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT!
 


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