Jhargram villagers protest against West Bengal CPI (M) government

2011-01-31

Around 2000 villagers carried out a protest rally against the Communist Party of India-Marxist CPI (M) government in West Bengal’s Jhargram district.

The protest was organised by a pro-Maoist group called Peoples’ Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) and was supported by some CPI (M) supporters who are planning to quit the party.

“We have been supporting CPI (M) for a long time. We are also members and supporters of the party. However, due to numbers of blunders committed by the party, we are quitting it and even planning to join other committees which are being constituted in the interest of people,” said Laxmikant Sheet, former CPI (M) cadre.

The protestors also alleged that Harmads (Armed cadres) of CPI (M) often carry out various kinds of atrocities and torture the villagers.

The PCPA was constituted in November 2008 to fight for the rights of the tribal villagers. (ANI)

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