(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
December 18, 2011
Reign of Terror
From Our Special
Correspondent in Kolkata
has unleashed a reign of
terror in colleges and universities in
In yet another such
incident, SFI activists were
attacked brutally in
TMC activists gathered in larger numbers the next day in front of the college. They were brought in trucks and bikes, many of them armed. The role of administration was most dubious. Police blocked all the roads towards the college and prevented SFI activists from entering the college, thus allowing only TMC students to collect nomination forms. It was virtually a joint operation of TMC and police. When questioned, the answer from the police officers was simple: “CM knows everything”. It was very clear the whole operation was conducted under guidance from chief minister herself.
But even after this mayhem, the TMC Chatra Parishad was able to submit nominations for only 58 candidates out of total 94, proving that they have no support within the college and it was for this that they had to bring outsiders to forcefully “win” the elections.
The same mob then
The incident of
SFI central executive committee condemned the attacks and urged all its units to rise in protest against the forces that have been diligent in suppressing the voice of the democratic student community through might and force.
SFI West Bengal state committee has threatened for a continuous students’ strike if such attacks were not stopped immediately.