(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
CPI(M) Condemns Bengal
The Polit Bureau
Communist Party of India
(Marxist) issued the following statement on June 16, 2009.
THE Polit Bureau strongly
condemns the killings and attacks by armed Maoist gangs on CPI(M) cadre
reign of terror unleashed in the Lalgarh areas of West Midnapore
district, West Bengal. Nine CPI(M)
members have been abducted. The
bodies of three of them have been found but the others have not been
The Maoists are using the Jharkhand border areas as their base to
extend into West Bengal. CPI(M)
members and supporters are being
targeted and hounded out of the area, and party offices and houses of
workers are being destroyed. The Maoists are using poor tribals as
to further their goals. Shockingly,
these depredations have the indirect and direct support of important
of the opposition political parties in West Bengal.
In Burdwan district, a
respected district committee member of the CPI(M), Comrade Falguni
was shot dead at point blank range by hoodlums connected with the
The Polit Bureau of the
CPI(M) calls upon all its units to protest against these killings of
cadre and supporters in West Bengal.
appeals to all democratic minded people to condemn these attacks and
forward in all possible ways to protest. It calls upon the central
to immediately rush the required number of paramilitary forces to the
requested by the state government.