Sunday, January 07, 2007

CPM unleashes TERROR in Nandigram - Four people have been killed and six injured

Thirigula Thirigula ochandhi Naxalbari,
Nemu maraname ledhandi Naxalbari! -
a telugu song by
subbarao panigrahi, a great poet- fighter.

(English Translation -- Naxalbari will come again and again, it never dies)

CPM unleashes TERROR in Nandigram - Four people have been
killed and six injured

Current situation extremely violent, critical and tense in Nandigram.

Condition of injured extremely critical.
Death toll expected to rise.

4 Villagers protesting land acquisition shot dead in West Bengal

Kolkata TV, a Bengali news channel, showed footage of a bullet-riddled Bharat Mandal, a member of the newly formed Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee (Committee to Resist Eviction from Land), lying dead.Along with him 3 other villagers were also killed.

Bharat was taken to a health centre in a rickshaw van but died on early Sunday.

"The CPI-M men raided us in police fatigues and killed him," a villager alleged.

"Bharat has two daughters and a son. I don't know what would happen to his family," the brother of Bharat Mandal said.

Local journalists claimed the attack was organised by the CPI-M men who started throwing bombs from across the river at Khejuri towards Nandigram.

Opposition parties have called for a 24-hour shutdown on Tuesday.

The Rapid Action Force (RAF) was deployed in Nandigram after the violence even as Left Front leaders demanded an immediate meeting of the Front to discuss the situation.

At least 22 mass organisations on Saturday formed a body to prevent any attempt by the West Bengal government to acquire land for a chemical hub and a special economic zone (SEZ) in Nandigram that saw violent protests against the proposal this week.

The Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee (Committee to Resist Eviction from Land) was formed to prevent any move to acquire land for a proposed project by the Salim group of Indonesia and the state government even as CPI-M activists flexed their muscles and drew a battle line with the angry farmers and residents.

"We will not give any land for industrialisation here at any cost or price. We will teach the government a lesson if they use force," said a representative of the new body.



Death Toll rises to 6

Six killed in Nandigram violence

Sunday, January 7, 2007 (Nandigram):

Overnight clashes at Nandigram between CPM supporters and villagers backed by the Trinamool and other parties have left six people dead and several others seriously injured.

The police have not been able to go into the area during the night long bombing and firing. Even Sunday morning, though a huge police force has been rushed to the area, they have not been able to enter the villages.

On Saturday, the police had met with representatives from the Congress, the Trinamool, the SUCI and the Jamaat-e-Ulema-e-Hind. It was decided that the police would not enter the villages and the parties would try and restore peace themselves.



  1. the death toll has risen to 7

  2. wait I don't understand. Are you saying that the CPI-M is using terrorist tactics now?

  3. @ lefty henry - They always have only they do it with instruments of the state the police, but this time they have handed over guns and weapons directly to the cadre... It is a jungle raj out there...


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