INDIA - "Diwali Gift" - The patriarchal attempt of a peace initiative to "reflect" the female cadre

A so called "peace initiative", "The New Peace Process" in Chhattisgarh, is now collecting feminine hygiene articles in order to give them to the female cadres of the CPI (maoist) as a "Diwali gift".

According to their positions, the initiative sees the female cadres as the backbone and “thinking subjects” of the CPI (maoist), especially in the Bastar zone in the south of Chhattisgarh, because 40 to 50 percent of the cadres are women.

For this reason in particular, they tie in with the prevailing differences in culture and want to give the hygiene articles to the fighting revolutionaries. Not as a contribution from the people to support the people's war, no, but to reflect on it. “It could prove an effective step in winning the trust of rebel women by treating them as sisters and caring for them during the festive occasion by offering them such meaningful gifts. And could be a start to explore discussions about peace with women in the region. Once the negotiation begins, the prevailing differences can be resolved. The Maoist women are actually the thinking subjects in their organization. We have to make it clear to them that violence has no future", so the inititive. And immediately ties in with the cruel patriarchal idea of ​​the" gentle temper "of the female sex. This would make them "more peaceful " and convince their male comrades that "Violence is not a solution”. The police in this region support the project but, according to information, will not officially take part in the actions.

A really cruel patriarchal attempt of a "peace initiative", which ties in with the prevailing differences in culture, in which they at the same time tie in their partriarchal ideas of the "less well-off, gentle and peaceful" female sex and that in the month of the International Day against Violence against Women!

Down with patriarchy and imperialism!

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Long live the people's war in India!