(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 13, 2013
Defeat the Politics of Terror
A BRUTAL gang-rape
of democracy took
A 50,000 strong CPI(M) rally protesting against the attack on senior Party leader, a member of the state assembly, having been elected uninterruptedly for the last forty years and minister for land reforms in the Left Front governments, Abdur Rezzak Mollah on January 6 by Trinamul Congress goons led by one Arabul Islam who lost the last state assembly elections, was brutally attacked by armed TMC goons.
Rezzak Mollah was traveling to attend the district Kisan Sabha conference, on the way when he went to visit a CPI(M) office that was ransacked and burnt down by the TMC goons, he was brutally attacked. He was admitted in a nearby private nursing home. The TMC-led state administration, in a display of depraved inhumanity, pressurised the hospital to discharge Mollah without being properly treated. The intention was to show that he was not grievously hurt. However, the MRI scan report of the same hospital showed that he had a serious fracture in his backbone near his waist. In a perfidious manner, the same Arabul Islam, who led the attack, got himself admitted in a private nursing home claiming to be injured. The doctors there, however, pronounced that he had no injuries.
In this attack, 20 vehicles carrying CPI(M) supporters to the protest rally were attacked and set on fire. 27 protestors were injured with three suffering from bullet injuries. Five are in hospital at this very moment battling for life. Instead of taking any action on those who mounted such a grievous attack, the state police under directions from the TMC chief are arresting those who are victims of this attack. The perpetrators moved around scot-free while the victims are being arrested under false charges.
Worse is the fact that senior ministers of the state government are openly justifying this attack and trying to project this as a CPI(M) initiated attack on the TMC. The right to peacefully protest is a right guaranteed under the Indian constitution and law. Instead of ensuring that the law of the land is implemented, the Trinamul Congress state government has actually been using the state administration to deny people the right to peacefully protest and, on the contrary, to foist false cases against CPI(M) and Left supporters.
From May 2011, after the state assembly elections, till December 31, 2012, 85 CPI(M) comrades have been murderously killed by the TMC goons. There have been so far 848 physical assaults on women in which there were 129 brutal rapes. In many of these cases, instead of taking action against the culprits, the Trinamul Congress, including the chief minister, has trivialised such heinous sexual assaults on women. Rape and physical assaults on women have become an instrument of demonstrating the TMC’s political power.
Since the assembly elections, 42,724 CPI(M) and Left sympathisers were evicted from their regular residences. Nearly 3,000 houses have been burnt and looted. 646 CPI(M) offices across the state have been attacked and ransacked. 222 trade union and other mass organisation offices have been forcibly captured by the TMC goons. There is a large scale attack on educational institutions and 84 students’ union offices, where the TMC students wing lost the elections, have been `captured’. 3,336 CPI(M) leaders and activists are arrested on false and fabricated cases.
There is large scale extortion that is taking place by the TMC goons all across the state. The forceful collection of money from nearly 10,000 people has benefited the TMC by nearly Rs 28 crores.
Rezzak Mollah has been the target of the TMC since he was the minister for land reforms. The Left Front government’s implementation of land reforms has deprived many a former landlord of their illegally held land above the ceiling. These sections have been systematically undoing the gains of the poor farmer and agricultural labour as a result of land reforms. Nearly 3,500 such farmers are not been allowed to cultivate their own land amounting to nearly 10,000 acres. 27,283 patta holders and bargadars who were given land legally under the land reforms have been evicted in an area of nearly 10,000 acres.
This is the
`paribortan’ that is
taking place in
terror was resisted
by the CPI(M) which
lost over 12,000 of
its leading cadres in murderous assaults and tens of
thousands of families were
evicted and many leaders had to function from the
The people of
(January 09, 2012)