(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 17, 2010
SPECIFICALLY in three places, north and south 24 Parganas and east Medinipur, popular struggle has forged ahead against the undoing and riotous activities of goons, history-sheeters, and plain old criminals with a police record several metres long. All of these ‘jewels’ in the right reactionary ‘crown,’ expectedly belong to the Trinamul Congress.
Near the dwip or peninsular-island communities of
south and north 24 Parganas, touching the mangroves of the lovely
Biman Basu, CPI(M)
Deeper south, some of the fields and market places where Biman Basu has of late addressed meetings, teemed with people, waving countless Red flags, bright in the afternoon sun, spring is finally here, albeit late, hanging on to the speaker’s every word. Yet violence hung like an albeit shredded coverlet over and across the dwip region, replete as the area is with multitude of riverine wetland patches green with vegetation, full-grown forests of short, thick trees that sport more flowers than leaves, mangrove clutches, large openings of rice paddies, water bodies, and also, menacingly, tragically, enough cover for terrorists to run loose and mount ambushes.
Already five CPI(M) comrades have had to face martyrdom and countless others have been left with varying degree of assault-related injuries, over the past months soon after the popular resistance to the Trinamuli misrule in the Zillah Parishad commenced of late, under the vanguard leadership of the CPI(M). The resistance continues as the popular tide fills out with fervour and militancy.
moth of the
On 2 October
also near Kontai, was witness to a massive rally of marchers that
covered in jatha
form, 52 villages, and areas in between, over a period of two days
nights. Everywhere the marchers were welcomed and offered a surfeit of
refreshments. The villagers strung up numerous Red banners, buntings,
posters welcoming the jatha. The
intermittent bike-borne assaults by the Trinamulis, especially the
bomb-throwing at Deulpota, a Trinamuli ‘stronghold,' were indifferently
aside by the large mass of the people who marched on regardless and
part in a sit-down rally at Mukundapur.