(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
September 12, 2010
“Teachers Day”. Readers of newspapers in
of CPI(M) cadres, have become a regular feature in that district.
It was nothing new that another brutally killed person would lie
broad daylight. What surprised and shocked the people was that Dibakar
the head master of
Dibakar Mahato , a member of CPI(M) Aguiboni Local Committee was taking his classes in standard three, when he was attacked by Maoists. The children saw what happened next. Firing from point blank range and a last gasping for breath. Whether they would remember the scene for the rest of their life is anybody’s guess, but the image has finally signaled how ominous the threat was. It was not merely a threat to CPI(M) cadres, a threat to the whole edifice of civil society.
one year, 10 teachers have been killed by the Maoists in jangal
2009, para teacher Kartik Mahato was brutally killed within the
already crossed the line of warning. In the recent period, 23 teachers
have been killed by TMC and 'Maoists' in different districts of the
after another school, college even university premises have seen the
and armed attack of TMC activists. It seems a thoroughly planned attack
educational institutions of the state. The people of
Do the sensitive intellectuals and social activists have time to think for a while about the nature of anti- Left Front movement for so-called ‘change’ in West Bengal?