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Political Activists Hanged by the Government of India (1976)

A pamphlet written and published in January 1976 by the Berkeley-based South Asian Students Association primarily addressing the execution of the political activists G. Kishtagoud and J. Bhoomiah by the Indian government. As the pamphlet explains, Kishtagoud and Bhoomiah were participants of the armed peasant movement of the late 1940s in Telengana, Andhra Pradesh and active members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist). The report further condemns the Congress Party, Gandhi's state of emergency rule, as well as the Parliamentary Opposition for not reporting the arrest and torture of the "leftists and freedom fighters in an inconspicuous corner." Ends with a poem about Kishtagoud and Bhoomiah with allusions to local peasant struggles in Naxalbari and Telengana, and global struggles in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.


Date: January 1976
Language: English

Holding Institution: University of Chicago
Item History: 2011-07-07 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)

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