12 July 2011
In a mockery of justice, Bramheshwar Singh the founder/leader of Ranvir Sena and the mastermind of Laxmanpur Bathe, Mianpur, Bathanitola and other massacres has been granted bail!
He has on his hands the blood of atleast 277 dalits. He masterminded and executed the deadly massacres of Laxmanpur Bathe, Jehanabad, Bathani tola, Haibaspur, Mianpur, Narayanpur. Brahmeshwar Singh is the founder/leader of the mercenary feudal gang of the landed upper castes in Bihar, the Ranvir Sena. He has been granted bail now and was released from Ara jail.
The Ranvir sena along with other private armies were formed as a reaction of the feudal upper castes to the growing challenge to their hegemony by the Naxalite movement. The dalits fighting for their land and dignity under the leadership of CPI (ML) and later under CPI (ML)(party unity) and MCC along with other ML parties faced the worst assaults by these brutal feudal armies. In Bathani Tola massacre of July 11, 1996, Ranvir Sena men killed 21 Dalits. In the intervening night of 1 and 2 December 1997, Ranvir Senas perpetrated Laxmanpur Bathe massacre in which 59 Dalits including 26 women and 19 were children under the age of 10 slaughtered. They killed 10 workers in on the 23 March 1997 In the Shanker Bigha massacre in Jehanabad on 25 June 1999, 23 Dalits were killed by Ranvir Sena. A week later in Narayanpur 12 more dalits were slaughtered. They carried out similar ghastly attacks in other places like Gaya, Arwal, Aurangabad and Patna as well. In every case their targets were poor landless dalits who were fighting boldly against the feudal order and the upper caste domination over land and other common resources. The Ranvir Sena used to write the name of their organization in blood on the walls after each massacre. "We kill children because they will grow up to become Naxalites. We kill women because they will give birth to Naxalites", they proudly proclaimed. The revolutionary forces gave fitting rebuff to these mercenary gangs. Also a widespread criticism against the gross human rights violation forced the state to ban these private feudal armies in 1995. But they continued to function and found support in all parliamentary parties, be it tacit or overt. The communal fascist sangh parivar in particular has always patronized the Ranvir sena.
Brahmeshwar Singh, alias ‘mukhiyaji’ was the founder of this army and the mastermind behind the ghastly massacres. He was given safe refuge in Ara jail after his arrest in 2002, although he was shown ‘absconding’ in police records in connection to many cases in which he was wanted. Now instead of giving him the harshest of punishment for his involvement in the brutal carnages, the state has granted him bail. This simply is a mockery of justice and proves once again how the judiciary being cowed by the feudal forces fails to deliver justice to the oppressed and downtrodden. There are also speculations that Brahmeshwar Singh has been released to ensure a resurgence of the feudal army in the face of growing challenge of the revolutionary movement in Bihar. The killer of dalits, who are fighting for land and dignity, must not go unpunished.
Posted by Democratic Students Union at 4:09 am