Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) NAXALBARI
The murder of Comrade Mizanur Rahman Tutul, Secretary of the Purba Bangla Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) Lal Pataka (CCOMPOSA member) by the notorious Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) of Bangladesh is yet another instance of the use of murder in custody as a tool of suppression by the so-called caretaker government now ruling Bangladesh. Conveniently named 'crossfire', this has been a permanent feature of the counter-revolutiona ry strategy used by all the regimes that have ruled there.
The present government has continued and intensified this policy.Comrade Mizanur was a leading figure in the Maoist movement of Bangladesh. In 1997, along with comrade Kamrul Islam Mastar he founded the Purba Bangla Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) Lal Pataka. Comrade Kamrul was martyred in 2006, murdered while in the custody of the RAB.
Comrade Mizanur played a leading role in initiating a thorough summation of the rich history and experiences of the party and of the Maoist movement in Bangladesh. He was keen on unifying the genuine Maoist forces of that country into a single party.
He was an active participant in CCOMPOSA and very eager in learning from the experiences of other countries. His death, coming in the wake of the loss of comrade Kamrul, is a heavy blow for the PBCP(M-L) Lal Pataka. But it will surely overcome this and move forward along the new initiative taken by comrade Mizanur.
The martyrdom of comrade Mizanur has deprived the CCOMPOSA and the international communist movement of an outstanding leader. We dip the red flag in his honour and grieve his loss along with his comrades and family.