It is most unfortunate that surrendering to the pressure of Mamata Banerjee, the Union Government has decided to send a central team to assess law and order situation in West Bengal particularly in Khanakul. This is clearly in gross violation of the basic tenets of federalism. The impartiality, integrity and neutrality of this team are already under doubt. The one and only one purpose of sending this ‘so-called’ fact finding committee is nothing but to malign the Left Front Government in West Bengal in order to satisfy the whims and arrogance of Mamata Banerjee.
It is an open secret that the Maoist-TMC goons under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee have been trying at their best to create serious problems of law and order throughout the state to pave way for the imposition of President’s Rule in the name of breakdown of law and order. Almost all the victims are CPI (M) leaders, cadres and supporters.
Today Mamata Banerjee desperately supports all sorts of disruptive and terrorist forces to gain political mileage. She supports Maoists, Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, Kamtapuri People’s Party, Adivasi Bikash Parishad, Greater Coochbihar, Kamtapuri Progressive Party and other separatist & communal forces with eyeing to the chair of the chief minister.
If the committee is really neutral and impartial, it must meet all parties irrespective of political affiliation, visit all troubled spots including Lalgarh, Junglemahal, Nandigram, Khejuri, Mangalkote and other disturbed places and areas where the Maoist-TMC alliance has unleashed a reign of terror and talk to people from all walks of life including those who have been raped and guardians of those who were raped and killed by Maoist-TMC goons. They should also meet the dependants and guardians of all who have been murdered by them. If they don’t do so, they will not be able to reach a logical and reasonable conclusion.
Till 2006 the Left Front had won repeatedly majority of seats in assembly, parliament and other local self-government organizations. But there were never problems of law and order as the state witnesses now. During all these 32 years people lived peacefully. But with the winning of majority seats by TMC-Congress-SUCI alliance the picture has changed completely. It is needless to mention that Mamata Banerjee and her rainbow alliance of Maoist-TMC-Congress-SUCI have thrown the entire state into the furnace of murder, lawlessness, anarchy and disorder.
Only one example of their misdeed and lawlessness is sufficient enough to corroborate the same. How are the people of Nandigram and Khejuri now?
Aleya Bibi of Jadubarichak of Nandigram is shelterless for last 13 months. Her children donot go to school. Her cultivation remains stopped. She is jobless. Maoist-TMC goons are ready to allow her to return to her ancestral home on condition that she has to pay a huge amount of money as fine and she has to participate in the political activities of the Maoist-TMC alliance.
Mohammad Saha and Jakir Saha of Garchakrabedia of Nandigram informed that they had to leave their ancestral homes at night of 10th November 2008 in one cloth. Thereafter they could not return to Nandigram. The Maoist-TMC criminals threat that if they dare return to Nandigram, they have to face the fate of Niranjan Mondal and Khalek Mallik. It is relevant to point out that Niranjan Mondal, a school teacher, was the Secretary of the CPI (M), Kalicharanpur Local Committee. He was murdered brutally in front of his school. Similarly, Khalek Mallick was murdered at Hajrakanta by cutting his veins.
Hundreds of poor innocent people evicted from Nandigram and Khejuri pass their days in refugee camps at Haldia and other places. Their only fault is that they are supporters of the CPI (M).
In one such refugee camp at Haldia, there are 284 persons. They live bundled together in one room. There are 92 women and 72 children. Among 72 children, there are 41 girls. None of the 72 children go to school. They are surviving anyhow with the financial assistance from the workers and citizens of Haldia.
Nearly 5000 people of Nandigram and Khejuri are shelterless. Most of them now live in different refuges camps at Haldia and other places. 2375 people of Nandigram have been forced to leave their ancestral homes whereas in Khejuri about 2500 people have left. Most amongst them are old people, women, children and babies. After the victory of Maoist-TMC alliance at Janaka and Nichkasaba Gram Panchayats in Khejuri, 264 and 232 people had to flee. Apart from this, 207 people from Hedia, 159 from Lakhi, 175 from Birbandar, 198 from Kamarda, 235 from Kalagachia, 184 from Tikashi, 374 from Khejuri, 198 from Haludbari and 274 from Baratala have fled their ancestral homes.
Union Minister Sisir Adhikari and his son Subhendu Adhikari have created a reign of terror at Khejuri with the help of armed Maoist-TMC murderers. Crores of rupees in the form of levy and fine are being collected from the people. About 2500 people from two blocks of Khejuri have been rendered homeless and shelterless.
Even no party other than TMC is allowed to work in Nandigram and Khejuri. The Congress Party wanted to bring out a peace procession in the wake of the murder of TMC leader Nishikanta Mondal. But the TMC goons foiled the same forcibly.
Since 8th June 2009 more than 40 offices of the CPI (M) have been either torched or captured by Maoist-TMC goons. 834 persons have been driven out of Khejuri for being supporters of the CPI (M). Maoist-TMC criminals raped Anjali Maiti of Kalamdan village under Tikashi Gram Panchayat continuously for seven days taking advantage of the absence of her husband, who being a CPI (M) supporter had fled to save his own life. Apart from this, two more women have also been subjected to rape in the meantime.
Both father and son Sisir Adhikari and Subhendu Adhikari have declared openly that they would not allow red flag to unfurl in Nandigram and Khejuri.
Subhash Maiti of Janaka and Subrata Dhali of Kalagachia have been paralyzed as a result of inhuman torture of TMC-Maoist goons. 425 houses of poor people have been either torched or razed to ground. The cultivation of 620 families has been stopped.