Filed under: Indian Subcontinent | Tags: Aben Murmu, Adivasi, Buddhadeb Patra, Communist Party of India - Marxist, CPI(M), Gautam Patra, Indigenous, Jindal Steel, Lalgarh, Maoist, Nandigram, Police Brutalities, Police harassment, SEZ, Special Economic Zone, State Oppression, Tribals, union steel and mines minister Ram Vilas Paswan, West Bengal, West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, West Midnapore District, West Midnapur District
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( Dated Piece – 13 November 2008 )
The events that have been happening during the last one week in the adivasi (tribal) belt of West Midnapur district in West Bengal are so unprecedented that the authorities do not know how to respond to them, and the media doesn’t understand their significance.
Even the political parties and civil society are at a loss trying to come to terms with what is happening. What had started off as protests against police brutalities in Lalgarh have turned into a full scale uprising against state oppression and dispossession. Nothing like this has been witnessed in West Bengal in living memory.
The entire chain of events started after (more…)