(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
July 17, 2011
THROUGH a statement issued
On July 9, the police opened fire on the poor peasants who went to re-establish their right to cultivate after being evicted from their land by Trinamul goons and representatives of the erstwhile feudal landlordism. Many of the sharecroppers and poor peasants have been injured in the joint action. Four of the agitating bargadars (sharecroppers) and pattadars (holders of the vested land that was given to the landless), who were being forcibly evicted from the land under them, suffered serious injuries in the police firing. All the injured are poor tribal peasants. The police had cordoned off the entire area and was not even allowing to take the injured to a hospital. Also, Trinamul goons also ransacked the houses of CPI(M) supporters and Kisan Sabha activists, and set them on fire.
statement said that along with a number of places across rural
The All India Kisan Sabha has warned the Trinamul-led government against such attempts and called for protection of the rights of the peasants and bargadars. It said it would resist with all its might any attempt to reverse the land reforms or stifle the rights of the peasantry. Expressing solidarity with the struggling peasantry and the injured, the organization has asked all its units to rise in protest against such attacks on the peasantry.