People's Democracy

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


No. 50

December 13, 2009

Marches Held Across Bengal against Communalism

B Prasant

 ALONG with the rest of the nation, Bengal witnessed marches all over the state condemning all communal acts on December 6 when the Babari Masjid was pulled down.  The marchers raised slogans also in favour of democracy, peace, amity and unity. 


The morning witnessed a large procession taken out in the township of Jalpaiguri where among others Bengal CPI (M) secretary and Left Front chairman Biman Basu and CPI (M) Central Committee member Mridul De were present.  Over and above the programmes organised by the Bengal Left Front on the day, organisation of workers, kisans, women, youth, student, and other sections of the society participated.  Other programmes held on the day included blood donation camps and cultural events.


The city of Kolkata saw a long procession held in central part of the metropolis.  A resolution raised at the rally called for the safeguarding of secularism, and declared that the guilty mentioned in the Liberhan commission report on the destruction of the structure at Ayodhya must be brought to book and early.  The resolution also called for the organisation of movements with participation by the working people to strengthen the edifice of democracy and secularism.