(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 27, 2013
Face the Challenge of Terror
From Our Special
THE 26th West Bengal state conference of the All India Democratic Women’s Association vowed to intensify struggle to defend democracy and women’s’ rights braving terrorisation. The conference was held in Krishnanagar, Nadia, rechristened ‘Laxmi Sehgal Nagar’. The town, awash in red, turned out in thousands to attend the open rally of the conference on the first day on 20th October.
Brinda Karat hailed the heroic resistance of the women of
in her criticism of
the growing disclosures of large scale fraud of both the
conference, AIDWA general secretary Sudha Sundararaman said
that few years ago
Minati Ghosh, state secretary, placed the main report. Apart from that a report on atrocities against women in the state was placed. Delegates from districts described the horrors of barbaric attacks on women by the ruling party goons. Many of them were themselves the victim of these attacks. The conference expressed solidarity with the delegates and family members of the martyr families, who were present. Delegates also described how, under TMC rule, the self help groups are being dismantled. Examples of courageous struggle by the women during panchayat elections, many of whom were forced to leave their residence, were placed before the conference. They also discussed about the methods to be applied to face the challenge of an authoritarian rule.
Shyamali Gupta and Banani Biswas were among those who spoke about the necessity of consolidation of organisation and the political battle to defend democracy in the state. In her reply, Minati Ghosh vowed to forge greater unity with the mass of women and move forward with patience.
Anju Kar was elected as new president of the state committee and Minati Ghosh was re-elected as secretary.