Maoist cult leader jailed for 23 years

Aravindan Balakrishnan - 'Comrade Bala' - now jailed for sex offences, was leader of a violent Maoist 'anti-fascist' commune

Aravindan Balakrishnan – ‘Comrade Bala’ – now jailed for sex offences, was leader of a violent Maoist ‘anti-fascist’ commune

Aravindan Balakrishnan – the Maoist cult leader known as ‘Comrade Bala’ – has been jailed for 23 years at Southwark Crown Court in London, after he was found guilty of a string of sexual assaults against his followers and having kept his own daughter a prisoner for thirty years.

After first reports that a woman had escaped from a cult-like group in 2013, Heritage and Destiny exclusively revealed the name of the Maoist sect involved and gave some of its background.

Comrade Bala led a commune in Brixton known as the Workers’ Institute, which broke away from a larger Maoist outfit – the Communist Party of England (Marxist-Leninist) in 1974.  While still in the CPE (M-L) Balakrishnan and his followers carried out a violent “anti-fascist” attack on Prof. Hans Eysenck at the London School of Economics in May 1973.  Eysenck was hated by the left because of his research on race and intelligence.

“Comrade Bala” and his fellow hoodlums pulled Prof. Eysenck to the floor, where he was punched, kicked and spat upon.  He was left with broken spectacles and cuts to his face, and was later treated at the Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill.

The Maoist gang, who included several bused in from Birmingham, went on to attack some of their fellow leftists. One of the leaders of the Birmingham gang was Paul Rowe. Another was Sian Davies, who became the mother of Comrade Bala’s child. It was the child (now known as Katy Morgan-Davies) who was effectively kept as a prisoner by her father Comrade Bala for three decades. Her mother died after a mysterious fall from a window at the commune on Christmas Eve in 1996.

Katy Morgan-Davies escaped from the cult in 2013, triggering a long-overdue official investigation which has now ended in Comrade Bala’s imprisonment.

Eminent scientist Prof. hans Eysenck was  viciously attacked by Comrade Bala's gang in 1973. he was targeted by the "anti-fascists" because of his work on race and intelligence.

Eminent scientist Prof. Hans Eysenck was viciously attacked by Comrade Bala’s gang in 1973. he was targeted by the “anti-fascists” because of his work on race and intelligence.

The CPE (M-L) – both during Balakrishnan’s involvement and after the 1974 split – did not confine its violent proclivities to punching middle-aged academics.  In July 1975 they were exposed by the Ulster loyalist journal Combat as the “most violent Communist organisation in the UK”. In March of that year members of the Ulster Volunteer Force had discovered letters from Paul Rowe and other members of the group to Michael Adamson, a terrorist from the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), whom they had just shot dead at his home in Clifton Road, North Belfast.

Ironically Adamson had been identified following a tip-off from his former comrades in the so-called “Official IRA” after a split in the Marxist wing of Irish republicanism the previous year. The INLA and its political wing (the Irish Republican Socialist Party) went on to develop very close ties to violent “anti-fascists” in England and Scotland, which have been documented in several Heritage and Destiny articles.

All of this goes to show that Balakrishnan and his ilk should have been very well known to the British authorities. So if the latest police charges concerning “slavery” prove accurate, why was he allowed to get away with it for so long? Did it suit the British state to indulge violent “anti-fascists” with Irish republican links?

And why on earth was Balakrishnan effectively subsidised for so long by the hard-pressed ratepayers of Lambeth?

Of course the Comrade Bala saga has developed into a serious embarrassment for the far left. The Maoist faction from which he broke away was part of an international tendency founded in Canada by the Indian student activist Hardial Bains. Its best known British activist was the avant-garde composer Cornelius Cardew, who again died mysteriously in an unsolved hit-and-run car accident in 1981. Following multiple splits, the surviving members of this Maoist tendency now run the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist), based at a bookshop in Lambeth, which currently promotes the bizarre communist dictatorship in North Korea. On February 13th the bookshop will host a ‘Friends of Korea’ evening, to be addressed by the North Korean Ambassador. Will anyone with memories of the ’70s spare a thought for ex-Comrade Bala or his victims?

The Maoist party from which Comrade Bala's sect split in the 1970s now operates this bookshop in Lambeth

The Maoist party from which Comrade Bala’s sect split in the 1970s now operates this bookshop in Lambeth

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