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Kanu Sanyal (1929-2010)

Posted by entdinglichung - 24. März 2010

Im Gedenken an Kanu Sanyal, bei allen inhaltlichen und praktischen Differenzen ein echter Revolutionär, der Hochachtung verdient, nachfolgend dokumentiert ein Nachruf aus der indischen Presse:

Top Naxal leader Kanu Sanyal found dead in his house

SILIGURI: Veteran Naxal leader and one of the founders of the CPI(M-L) Kanu Sanyal was found hanging in his house at Sephtulajote village in Naxalbari on Tuesday where he worked among the peasants till his last. His health was failing since 2009 after he suffered a massive stroke. Sanyal’s neighbours fear that the leader killed himself because he was unable to bear with his failing health any longer.

Born in a middle-class family in Siliguri, Sanyal left his house to work among the peasants soon after he joined the communist movement while he was a student in the fifties. Sanyal was a district organiser of the CPM’s Darjeeling district like Charu Majumdar till he broke away from the party during the Naxalbari peasant uprising during the first United Front government in 1967. Like Majumdar and one of his comrades Jangal Santhal, Sanyal believed that peasant revolution was the axis of change in Indian society, the signs of which were evident from the Naxalbari uprising.

„Kanubabu was then with the CPM. He dumped the party when police opened fire on peasants demanding land to the tillers. That was on May 24, 1967. Eleven peasants were killed in the incident. The killings firmed up the peasants and the movement spread to other parts of the state. Kanu Sanyal led the peasant movement that culminated in the formation of the CPI(M-L) on April 22, 1969,“ CPI(M-L) leader Santosh Rana said.

Lamenting his death, Rana said that his well-wishers had been insisting the ailing leader to come to Kolkata for treatment. „We were ready to bear the expenses. Even some doctors of the SSKM Hospital were eager to treat him. But Sanyal wouldn’t leave his village and the men with whom he worked. He was a true communist who never asked for favours. A dedicated soul Sanyal spent his life reorganising the revolutionaries all over the country and stood by the poor till the last day,“ Rana said.

However, Rana was taken aback with Sanyal’s committing suicide. „I am shocked. He has never compromised on ideology and even in his life,“ the CPI(M-L) leader said, while reminiscing the days when he came closer to Sanyal during their days in jail in the seventies.

Writer Saibal Mitra is yet come to terms with Sanyal’s suicide. „It is unbelievable. Sanyal did not bow his head ever. Even in his old age he resisted a dacoity while travelling in train to Kolkata. Sometime ago the commune he stayed in was ravaged by elephants from the forests. But he didn’t ever think of leaving the place. Party was his life. He was a true professional revolutionary as Lenin used to call communist wholetimers,“ Mitra said.

Mitra would call Kanu Sanyal and not Charu Majumdar the architect of the Naxalbari uprising in the late sixties. „Sanyal’s thesis as he elaborated in his writing ‚More on Terai Movement‘ is that peasants in Naxalbari wanted to establish their right to till on vested lands. It was not a movement to grab state power as Charu Majumdar espoused. He worked among the peasants and tea garden workers and seldom came to Kolkata to participate in intellectual discourse. He even refused treatment when his friends and well-wishers wanted to bring him in the city,“ Mitra said.

Months before his death, while talking to TOI, Sanyal said that he was in favour of more autonomy to the Hill people of Darjeeling Kalimpong and Kurseong. The Naxal leader said he recognised the right to self-determination but did not endorse the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s demand to include parts of the Dooars in the proposed Gorkhaland.

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Zwei Priester und ihre Behandlung durch ihre Kirchenleitung

Posted by entdinglichung - 24. März 2010

Die römisch-katholische Kirche geht mit abweichendem Verhalten in ihren Reihen von Fall zu Fall durchaus unterschiedlich um:

Fall 1: Knallhartes Durchgreifen

„Der Paderborner Erzbischof Hans-Josef Becker hat einen homosexuellen Pfarrer suspendiert. Der 41-Jährige aus Bad Driburg (Kreis Höxter) habe dem Erzbischof am Montag gestanden, eine Homosexuellen-Homepage im Internet zu betreiben, sagte Bistums- Sprecher Ägidius Engel und bestätigte damit Medienberichte. Mit der Amtsenthebung sei eine Rückkehr in eine Gemeinde ausgeschlossen, betonte Engel. Der Erzbischof erstattete Anzeige. Die Staatsanwaltschaft Paderborn prüft nun einen strafrechtlichen Anfangsverdacht.“

Fall 2: Business as usual

„Christian Von Wernich, 69, was convicted for involvement in seven murders, 42 abductions and 31 cases of torture during the 1976-83 „Dirty War“.

Survivors say he passed information he obtained from prisoners to the police.“

„As of 1 February 2010 von Wernich has not been penalised by the Catholic Church and is permitted to officiate as priest at Mass in prison. On his conviction his superior, bishop Martín Elizalde, apologised for von Wernich being „so far from the requirements of the mission commended to him“ and said „at the appropriate time von Wernich’s situation will have to be resolved in accordance with canonical law“, but never again referred to the issue in public.“

Es gibt für die katholische Kirche eben weniger schlimme und schlimmere Verbrechen und im Kampf gegen den Kommunismus ist selbst die Verletzung des Beichtgeheimnisses nicht so wild.

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