Hyderabad: Top Maoist woman leader Jajjeri Samakka alias Sharada, who surrendered before the police on Friday, said there was no reason for Maoists to continue with guerilla warfare and mindless violence since people are enlightened and would not tolerate it any longer.
Though born and brought up in the thick of Maoist movement and having worked underground for almost 25 years, she realised that there was no relevance and acceptance of the movement in today’s context. Therefore, she appealed to Maoist cadres to give up arms and join the social mainstream.
Sharada, wife of Telangana State Committee Secretary late Haribushan alias Yapa Narayana, surrendered before the police after she lost faith in CPI (Maoist) ideology, said Director-General of Police M Mahendar Reddy, who handed over Rs 5 lakh reward she carried on her head and Rs 5,000 to meet immediate expenses. She is also suffering from back pain, eye sight and other problems.
Sharada hailing from Gangaram village in Mahabubabad was directly involved in 25 cases including half a dozen exchange of fire incidents with the police. In one such incident, she lost an eye. In 1994, Haribushan, the then Commander of Pandava Dalam, took Sharada with him when she was 18 years and a year later, he married her. After working as a Dalam member of Pandava Dalam till 1996, she worked in Kinnera Dalam from 1997 to 1998 as a member.
She worked in North Telangana Special Zonal Committee (NTSZC) from 1999 to 2000 as the first platoon member. She worked in the sixth platoon (CC Protection Team) in Dandakaranya (DK) from 2000 to 2004 and was promoted as Area Committee Member (ACM) in 2001.
She worked as Cherla Local Organising Squad (LOS) Commander from 2005 to 2008. In 2008, she surrendered before Warangal Superintendent of Police as ACM.
On November 10, 2011, she again joined the party and continued in Haribushan’s team up to 2016.
Since Haribushan was an ardent Maoist leader and believed in revolutionary ideology, she has seen him from close quarters and the struggle throughout his life to usher in new democratic revolution and establish peoples’ government through protracted armed struggle.
She realized that under the current circumstances, there was no ground for the armed outfit to pursue the revolutionary movement in the light of digital revolution coupled with welfare oriented and people friendly policies of the government.
She said over 20 people from CPI (Maoist) left the party in the last six months.
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