Not content with murdering policemen, train inspectors and local politicians, India’s Maoist insurgents are now targeting sportsmen. perhaps the NZ Workers Party which supports these scum, could tell us how this is justified? How about it Don… Byron?
From Naxal Terror Watch
The Associated Press
May 27, 2007
NEW DELHI: Police are investigating a letter allegedly written by Maoist rebels threatening to kill two of India’s top cricketers because they represent the “elite class,” a newspaper reported Sunday.
The letter singles out captain of the Indian team Rahul Dravid and wicketkeeper Mahendra Dhoni, as well as three top cricket officials, and was found Friday during a police raid on a rebel hideout in the eastern state of Chhattisgarh, the Hindustan Times reported.
The handwritten letter said a group of rebels from Chhattisgarh and neighboring Jharkand state had decided to kill the cricketers, and that rebels had tracked the movements of Dhoni in his hometown of Ranchi, Jharkand’s capital, the paper said.
The threatened officials were Sharad Pawar, president of India’s cricket board and federal agriculture minister, and Niranjan Shah and Rajiv Shukla, both well-known officials of the cricket board, it said.
“All five are promoting cricket, a sport of the elite class, and also leading a luxurious life at the expense of the hard-earned money of the common man,” the letter said, according to the newspaper.