Lalgarh

Where injustice prevails, Rebellion is justice!

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 18 other followers

  • Top Posts

  • Blog Stats

    • 20,914 hits
  • Location Map

  • Online

  • Date wise Archive

    August 2009
    M T W T F S S
    « Jul   Sep »
     12
    3456789
    10111213141516
    17181920212223
    24252627282930
    31  

Joint forces attack tribals over meeting in Lalgarh

Posted by Admin on August 17, 2009

Tribals_with_drums lalgarhLALGARH – The joint security forces and suspected Maoist rebels Monday clashed near Gohomidanga area in West Bengal’s trouble-torn Lalgarh over a proposed meeting organised by a tribal body protesting police excesses in the region.

According to police sources, the Maoists opened fire at the central paramilitary force troopers and the police personnel when they tried to stop people from heading towards Gohomidanga locality to attend a gathering called by the People’s Committee against Police Atrocity (PCAPA) leader Chattrodhar Mahato.

The gun battle continued for hours between the two warring forces.

The central forces troopers also dismantled the podium set up to hold the meeting there. The district has already imposed prohibitory orders banning the assembly of more than four persons in and around Lalgarh to foil any gathering of tribals in that area.

Meanwhile, PCAPA activists had shifted to a nearby place and arranged the meeting there, within one kilometre from Gohomidanga where the rally was originally scheduled to be held.

“We were always with people and we’ll continue to stand by them. The joint forces are torturing villagers in the name of flushing out the Maoists. The government must stop this joint operation for the sake of people in Lalgarh,” Mahato told reporters.

“We’re carrying out our movement democratically. If the state government does not withdraw the central forces, this movement would further spread in other neighbouring districts,” he added.

The state government had launched a massive security operation June 18 to flush out Leftwing rebels who had virtually made areas in and around Lalgarh in the neighbouring West Midnapore district a “free zone” since November last year.

However, despite the nearly two-month-long security operation, the Maoist activities have been going on unabated, with several CPI-M cadres and tribals – whom the radicals have described as police informers – killed.

Maoists are active in the state’s three western districts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: