Thursday, April 11, 2013

1000 CPI(M) and Left parties’ offices were vandalized and burnt within 24 hours in West Bengal by goons of Mamata


In an unprecedented attack throughout the state nearly 1000 CPI(M) and Left parties’ offices were vandalized and burnt within 24hours in West Bengal. Hundreads of Party workers and leaders have suffered injuries. This attack came after the protest in Yojana Bhaban in Delhi on 9th April, presenting that incident as a pretext of ruthless terror.

CPI(M) leaders have condemned the untoward incident in Delhi protest within half an hour. In Kolkata Biman Basu categorically stated that the Party does not endorse hackling of ministers in a protest demonstration. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and Suryakanta Misra too stated in unequivocal terms that this kind of behavior can not be condoned.

But from Tuesday afternoon, the entire state went in the hands of hooligans  who started an all out attack against CPI(M) in all districts. In the next 24hours CPI(M) district offices were attacked in Siliguri (Darjeeling), Baruipur (South 24 Parganas), Srirampore (Hooghly), Purulia. In Srirampore the Party leaders were gheraoed  for nearly three hours. In South Dinajpur, CPI(M) district secretary Manabesh Choudhury , AIDWA state secretary Minati Ghosh and ex-minister Narayan Biswas were severly beaten in Gangarampur. All of them were hospitalized. Abdur Rezzak Molla’s car was attacked. CPI(M) Hooghly district secretary and ex-minister Sudarshan Roychowdhury’s car was damaged.

In North 24Parganas, one after another Party office was ransacked in Barrackpore, Panihati, Noapara, Basirhat, Dumdum, Hasnabad and other places. In Coochbehar altogether 105 offices of CPI(M) and Forward Block were vandalized, many left activists suffered injuries. In West Midnapore more than 20offices were ransacked. In Birbhum, zonal committee office in Siuri and 15other Party offices were destroyed. In Kolkata, offices were attacked in Beleghata, Muraripukur, Sealdaha. The story is same in all districts.

On Wednesday, in another spate of attack many CPI(M) workers were attacked and at least 25 activists suffered serious injuries.

Not only CPI(M) and SFI activists were targeted, the TMC rowdies, emboldened by threats from the Chief Minister herself, attacked Presidency University campus without any provocation. The armed TMC gang entered the prestigious campus and beaten up students, manhandled girl students and finally ransacked Baker Laboratory, a heritage Physics laboratory, revered as one of the most advanced science laboratory in the country. The whole episode stunned the academic community.

Apart from TMC attacks, police has began to arrest CPI(M) leaders in different districts. Ashok Bhattacharya, ex-minister and Jibesh Sarkar, state committee member from Darjeeling were arrested in Wednesday evening.

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