Already last week we reported about the protests of the villagers in Silgar area of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district against the Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) camp just established there. Despite the massacre a week ago by the reactionary security forces of the old Indian state, the people's protest continues.

Just five kilometers from Silgar village, an area where the new power is being built, the Indian reaction has set up a new CRPF camp. This is said to be, among other things, a response to the successful action of the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) on April 3 on troops of the old state, in which more than 20 members of the reactionary security forces were killed in a single encounter that lasted several hours.

Seventeen days after the establishment of the camp, thousands continue to protest without fear against the camp and denounce the old Indian state. The anger of the masses is directed against both the repression and terror that such camps bring, and the fact that the land on which the camp was built belongs to the villagers, who of course have not been compensated.

Meanwhile, the reaction continues to maintain that Maoists had taken advantage of the protests and first opened fire on the security forces on May 14. A lie that is firmly rejected by the residents of the area, as well as by an "independent" investigation team. 2

This clearly shows that the communists, militants and activists under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI (Maoist)] are by no means isolated from the masses of millions of the people, quite the contrary. They are part of the people, they live, work and fight with the masses to serve them and the masses want and defend the people's war and the party that leads it.