ON MOULANA VASANI’S UNITED BENGAL-October 1972

sikder

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Moulana Vasani recently raised the demand of United Bengal including East Bengal, West Bengal, Assam and Tripura. In this context, we are forwarding the following statement: The main problem of East Bengal at present is to overthrow Indian expansionists and their colonial exploitation and plunder over East Bengal and at the same time, to overthrow the exploitation of Soviet Social Imperialism and US led imperialists, and overthrow their lackeys the Six Mountains’ representative the Awami League National Traitor Fascist Government, and initiate National Liberation People’s War through national enemy annihilation with that aim.

People of East Bengal are ready for that struggle; spontaneously they are annihilating hated bandits among Awami League and its Pro Moscow running dogs. In this situation, the meaning of driving out people’s attention from the Awami League National Traitor Fascist Lackey Government and their masters is saving them. Therefore, saying about United Bengal at present means only driving out people’s attention from that great struggle to other.

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People of West Bengal, Assam, Tripura will fight their own for own liberation. They themselves will struggle against national and other repression carried over them and determine their own fate. This is their sacred and inviolable right. We support the just struggle of all the oppressed nationalities and people of India including West Bengal, Assam, Tripura against Indian expansionist regime, and with hand in hand, we will smash our common enemy, the center of reaction of South Asia, the Indian expansionist. We do not have right to decide whether people of West Bengal, Assam and Tripura will be with India or separate. They will decide that.

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The US imperialists have seized the right of people of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to decide over own fate, and they took the responsibility to decide that. They are making futile attempt to decide the fate of world people too. Similarly, The Soviet Social Imperialists are taking the role of deciding the fate of world people. The Indian expansionists too have taken the responsibility of deciding the fate of East Bengal people. The actual aim of all those is to dominate, plunder and exploit different countries, nations and people and resist national liberation, democracy, socialism and communism. This is the general working method of the old and new revisionist and expansionists. By saying of United Bengal, Moulana Vasani took the responsibility of the fate of people of West Bengal, Assam and Tripura. Is it not the activities similar to the old and new revisionists and the Expansionists? People of East Bengal will never do such criminal activity.

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The demand of United Bengal is also a futile attempt to drive out the attention of people of West Bengal, Assam, Tripura from great struggle against Indian expansionist ruling regime. Therefore, this demand is nothing but a treachery against Revolutionary Struggle and Struggling Alliance of people of India and East Bengal. US led imperialists had made such a plan [1] during the Ayub rule. At present, as they (US led imperialists) have contradiction with Indian expansionism and Soviet Social Imperialism and they are aspired to dismantle the revolution of East Bengal and India, it is not strange for them to resurrect such plan. it is not strange for confusing politician Mowlana Vasani to be object of such conspiracy.

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A nation is a historically constituted, stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, and psychological make-up manifested in a common culture. [2] East Bengal was backyard of Kolkata. People here had been oppressed by the Pro British Hindu Jaminder (Big Feudal Land Lord—Sarbaharapath), Jotedar (Small Feudal Land Lord) and reactionaries by religious, political, economic and cultural oppression [During the time of British colonial rule] In course of development of capitalism, people of East Bengal supported the Bengal partition plan of 1905 to establish a separate East Bengal province. Later they voted in favor of Pakistan.

During after the joining of Pakistan, people of East Bengal developed to a nation based on a common language, territory, economic life and culture, and struggled to clear the obstacle of own national development which later developed into an Armed National Liberation War. Therefore, historically, people of East Bengal developed to a separate community of people that has a common language, territory, economic life and culture. Therefore, people of East Bengal have historically become a full-fledged nation. Therefore, it is an anti-Marxist position that without United Bengal, people of East Bengal will remain half nation or isolated nation.

People of East Bengal waged armed struggle against the national oppression by the Pak military fascists for National liberation and Democracy. This great struggle was misguided by the treachery of bourgeoisie leadership. But hundreds of thousands of people participated in it and sacrificed their life. After such a great and bloody struggle, those who say that East Bengal is not a nation but a half nation, if not united, she will remain as an ethnic splinter etc., are in their fantasy kingdom. People of East Bengal never thought them half nation or splinter nation. If so, they would have put forward the demand of United Bengal. The United Bengal demand of Mowlana Vasani is a fantasy totally divorced from people.

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By depending on their own strength, keeping independence and initiative in own hands, the people of East Bengal will fight by their own and embrace in solidarity with struggle of various nations and people who are fighting against Indian expansionism. At the same time, they will oppose the expansionist, big national chauvinist criminal act of deciding on their favor. Different nations of India (including West Bengal), by depending on their own strength, keeping independence and initiative on their own hands will fight for liberation by their own, and in course of that they are the one who will decide whether they will be in united India or will be separated.

We support their Liberation Struggle.

► Long Live the Proletarian Party of East Bengal!

► Long Live Comrade Siraj Sikder!

►Complete the unfinished National Democratic Revolution of East Bengal!

►The demand of United Bengal is against the Revolution of East Bengal and India!

► Establish Independent, Democratic, Peaceful, Non-aligned, Progressive Republic of East Bengal!

Note

1:Bengsam: Bengal and Assam to constitute ‘Bengsam’.

2:JV Stalin, Marxism & The National Question, P-16

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