People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 27

July 05, 2009

A Cry Against

Politics Of Murder

June 25 Observed As Anti-Terrorist Day Across Bengal


LEFT TUs of Bengal have called upon the toiling masses to unite and resist the assault by the forces of anarchy and disorder on public life.  June 25 was commemorated as the anti-terrorist day by the Left TUs, federations, and the July 12th committee through holding of massive rallies through out Bengal.  The day was chosen for on this date because on this day in 1975 the then Congress central government had clamped down �internal emergency� on the people of the country.


From the rallies, a cry arose against the politics of murder, mayhem, disruption, and disorder by the rainbow alliance of opposition parties and groups in Bengal. The workers took the pledge that they would not allow the secular-democratic fabric of social life in Bengal to be torn asunder by a group of anarchists and their running mates.


Political resistance will meet the thrust being essayed by the forces of disruption to harm the democratic movement and to rob the working people of their hard-earned rights.  The central rally was held at Rani Rashmoni Road in Kolkata. Addressing the rally were CITU Bengal unit president Shyamal Chakraborty, CITU Bengal unit general secretary Kali Ghosh, and other Left TU leaders. UTUC leader Ashok Ghosh raised the main resolution.


The speakers said that much in the manner of the 1970s in Bengal, the present decade has seen the gradual and ill-gotten development of a criminal nexus between the Left sectarian forces, the so-called, self-styled �Maoists,� and the political outfits of right reaction of the worst order.  These outfits are engaged in conjunction and collusion with Indian and foreign reactionary elements, to rob the poor of their right to live, the right to pursue livelihoods, and the right to enjoy peace and amity.


An MP of the Trinamul Congress has recently been found mouthing the perilous reactionary line repeatedly that a certainty must be made that there should be no one left in Bengal to raise the fluttering Red flag.  This was but one example of neo-fascist elements that are found in the �political� behaviour of the Bengal opposition. The toiling masses must unite to resist these attempts. 

Yielding to the attackers will mean that the path shall be cleared, for greater and more intense attacks to be mounted on the mass of the people. The toiling people should also realise that the present target of the attack were the communists and the Left � but in the days ahead, the assault would be made across societal lines for anarchy to raise its hydra-headed menace.


(B P)