Filed under: Indian Subcontinent | Tags: Anuj Pandy, Asok Mohan Chakraborty, Celatkri, Chhatradhar Mahato, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), Communist Party of India - Marxist, CRPF, Dharampur, Gherua, Jitindra Prasad, Kaima, Kolkata, Lalgarh, Maoist leader Bikash, Naxal, Naxalite, People's Committee Against Police Atrocities, Ramgarh, Ramvilas Paswan, Salboni, Sujit Sarkar, West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, West Midnapur
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June 16, 2009
Two more Communist Party of India-Marxist cadres were found dead as pro-Naxal tribals, agitating against alleged police atrocities, on Monday torched three police camps and demolished house of a Marxist leader, virtually taking control of Lalgarh in West Midnapur district after forcing security forces to leave the area.
The police camps at Belatkri and Dharampur and the Ramgarh outpost in Lalgarh were wound up in the wake of apprehensions that tribals, who have launched an agitation under the banner of the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities, may loot the arms, the police said.
The tribals later torched the Ramgarh police outpost as also police camps at Beratikri and Dharmapur. They also demolished a (more…)
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…)