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Old January 15th, 2013, 03:21 AM
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The curious case of Mr Arun Ferraira....

He was accused of being a Maoist conspiring to blow up a monument. Currently out on bail and he gets a nice little support piece on the Wall Street Journal Blogs.

I wonder what the true story is. He compares himself to Nelson Mandela too. Dal mein kucch kala hai.

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2...-and-innocent/

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MUMBAI, India – When Arun Ferreira went to prison in 2007, his son was only two. Today, they are reunited, and a tide of private anguish has at last begun to roll back and wash away.

“My family didn’t tell him that I was in jail, they told him I was away on business for five years,” Mr. Ferreira says.

“Today, my son still doesn’t believe it. Recently, he saw a picture of Nelson Mandela somewhere. I explained who he was, and then I mentioned [what happened to me], and he thought I was fibbing.”

On an unusually sunny afternoon during monsoon season in the residential neighborhood of Bandra, Mr. Ferreira is gracious and funny as we sit in a local coffee shop to discuss his experience in jail. Mr. Ferreira was arrested under the auspices that he was a Maoist rebel, planning to blow up the Deekshabhoomi Complex, a monument in the town of Nagpur, where the Dalit icon Ambedkar is believed to have embraced Buddhism for the first time. Mr. Ferreira spent most of the following roughly four years and a half years in Nagpur’s Central Jail.

The Communist Party of India (Maoist), whose members are also known as Naxalites, a reference to the West Bengal town of Naxalbari, where their movement began. Started as a left wing political group in the 1940s, in the 1960s they launched an armed struggle against the Indian government, which they have been violently opposing ever since.

Their largest support base comes from local tribes who seek to retain their land resisting industrial interests. In 2006, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh famously described Naxalism as “the single biggest internal security challenge ever faced by our country.” Members of the group could not be reached.

Mr. Ferreira was charged with attacking a police station, firing on police, and booked under the Unlawful Activities Act of 2004, a law created to bolster security against possible terrorist attacks.

Mr. Ferreira claims he was held for organizing slum-dwellers to unite in protest against the demolition of their homes. Such demolitions are a frequent source of strife here in Mumbai, often pitting poorer locals against police and property developers. Mr. Ferreira is currently out on bail and contesting two additional charges – allegations that he illicitly possessed arms and fired on police – that were leveled against him by plain-clothes officers during his time of awaiting trial in Nagpur. Mr. Ferreira denies any wrongdoing.
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Re: The curious case of Mr Arun Ferraira....

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He was accused of being a Maoist conspiring to blow up a monument. Currently out on bail and he gets a nice little support piece on the Wall Street Journal Blogs.

I wonder what the true story is. He compares himself to Nelson Mandela too. Dal mein kucch kala hai.

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2...-and-innocent/
What do you call a Maoist comedian??
A LMAOist.
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Re: The curious case of Mr Arun Ferraira....

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What do you call a Maoist comedian??
A LMAOist.
sahi - for first time I find your joke funny.
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What do you call a Maoist comedian??
A LMAOist.
Good joke. Apparently we are so good at making jokes that the joke is ultimately always upon us.

Read that article carefully and you will realize that this man is simply using the mask of Maoists to hide a more sinister agenda. This man, Arun whatever was trying to incite religious hatred by bombing a buddhist memorial so as to promote discord and bring about in India the heavenly kingdom of........ Oh wait, guess it yourself, should I do everything myself?
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