(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
May 29, 2011
Terror Campaign As New Govt Takes Charge
From Our Special
Correspondent in Kolkata
WHAT a start! What a chilling ‘Change’!
the first ten days of changed
political scenario in
In a clear signal of terrorising the people, the murders committed by Trinamool and Congress goons were as brutal as possible, in most cases the victims being beaten or hacked to death.
Those who were killed till this report goes to press are Comrades Jiten Nandy, zonal committee member of Garbeta, Ajit Lohar, member of Saltora local committee, Purnima Gharui of Raina, Dahuruddin of Chopra, Ramprabesh Roy and his wife Mundakala Roy, peasants of Durgapur, Md Khodarakha of Margram, Amal Samaddar of Baruipur, Mahabul Seikh and his 18-year-old-son Musaraff of Beldanga.
for example the case of Amal
Samaddar, who was a popular village doctor. As the entire village was
terrorised by TMC gangs, Samaddar took shelter in his daughter’s house
few days. But he returned to the village, probably assured by the
of the new chief minister Mamata Banerjee. That was a mistake. An armed
gang attacked the
Beldanga, Murshidabad district,
Congress activists attacked the
are also innumerable instances
of houses of local CPI(M) and Left Front leaders being torched and
More than 200 hundred CPI(M) offices have been looted, ransacked or
Trinamool cadre indulged in violent attacks and forceful occupation of six CITU union offices in Mitsubishi, Marcus Oil, Lalbaba Seamless, IOC Marketing & Pipeline, PCL companies in Haldia industrial township and the Nirendranath Sramik Kalyan Bhavan in front of Haldia port. The Congress goons joined hands with TMC to capture TU office in Purba Kathalbari of Jalpaiguri using firearms. They hoisted Congress flag in that office on May 20.
The house of newly elected MLA from Aushgram, Basudev Mete, was attacked and his wife has sustained injuries. TMC miscreants cordoned his house but were forced to retreat after the villagers came out in protest. The house of another MLA, Basudev Khan, was attacked in Raina.
Many attacks were reported from Patrsayar in Bankura district. After severely beating up an agricultural labourer, Saital Lohar, near the Patrasayar bazaar, the Trinamoolis have shamefully urinated on his face. In Idilachak village, a 60 year old woman, Asiya Begum has been beaten up after tearing her clothes apart. Her son, Sarial Mallick, was also severely beaten up by the Trinamoolis. A 70-year old man, Kazi Abdul Rahman, was also physically attacked. In several other places like Grambera, Banshdah Kantadighi, Secundarchak, Rasulpur, Fakirdanga etc breathless terror has been spread by the Trinamooli goons, which led to over 200 people leaving their respective localities. Fines have been imposed on agricultural labourers and common people for being CPI(M) supporters.
In Kolkata, a large part of Beleghata and Topsia are under frightening terror. Many CPI(M) offices were attacked in Beleghata and CPI(M) activists were assaulted. TMC gangs have beaten up a local woman councillor when she tried to save a young activist of the Party. Ganashakti sellers were beaten and display boards were mutilated. Local residents have already sensed the fear of seventies, when Beleghata had been in the headlines for murderous attacks on Left supporters.
The attacks on transport workers’ unions have sharpened and many unions have been forcibly occupied by hoodlums. In rural areas, the extortion of money under threat of dire consequences has become a common feature. Reports of forcible occupation of cultivable land by Trinamool activists have started to come from villages.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has claimed that there were ‘no political clashes’ in the state and ‘peace’ has set in. She was, in fact, right in saying so. There were no clashes, only a one-sided campaign of violence from the ruling party.