(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
10 , 2008
Condemns Seperatist Activities Of GJM
IN a strongly worded
statement, state secretary of the Bengal unit of the CPI(M) Biman Basu
has condemned the counter-democratic, separatist, and segregationist
activities of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). The statement was
issued in the afternoon of August 5.
Basu said that the
Bengal CPI(M) had been witness for some time now and with alarm to the
manner in which the GJM leadership was depriving the people of the
Darjeeling hill areas of one after another democratic right. An
ambience of terror has been created that had left the hill people
gasping in fear.
The GJM has issued
'orders' that unless the people participated in its 'programmes,' they
would be the target of attacks, harassments, and even social boycott.
The Darjeeling CPI(M) office was once again attacked on August 4,
ransacked, and but for the brave resistance offered by the Party
members who were inside, would have been occupied by force.
A brief attempt was
even made to fly a GJM flag from the top of the CPI(M) office - the
challenge was foiled. The Bengal CPI(M) has strongly condemned
this attack and the ill-gotten attempt to forcibly occupy the office of
the CPI(M) in Darjeeling town - and elsewhere in the hills.
“The GJM is also found
engaged in the dangerous game of indulging itself in acts of
provocation to try to create segregation and then a rift between the
hill people and the plains people. This is an extremely condemnable,
heinous act, and all such attempts at disruption of the people's unity
should be opposed by every democratic-minded people. This sort of
destructive activity will serve to complicate matters at the time when
there was a process started for a tripartite meeting between the
central government, the state government and the GJM up in Delhi”, the
The Bengal CPI(M) has
called for peace, amity, and people-to-people friendship in both the
hill and the plains areas and has called upon the people at large to
strengthen democracy and democratic norms everywhere in the district.