Monday, November 23, 2009

Trinamool men on Maoist hit list in Nandigram

Caesar Mandal, TNN 23 November 2009, 04:49am IST

KOLKATA: The Maoists in East Midnapore have turned their guns on the Trinamool Congress their one-time ally in the district. Three Trinamool leaders of Nandigram have been branded as class enemies in a recent hit list of the Red guerrillas.

Earlier, Nishikanta Mondal, a prominent Trinamool leader in Nandigram, had been annihilated' by Maoists. The new names, distributed through leaflets, seem to be a warning to the accused' three to mend their ways or meet the same fate.

Days before a fresh round of offensive against Maoists in Jangalmahal, the leaflet hinted that they have gained a foothold in coastal West Bengal far from the strike zone and were in a position to launch their trademark annihilation programme in the area.

On November 13, villagers of Sonachura in Nandigram found several printed leaflets pasted on the walls. The posters accused Trinamool Congress of torture and corruption. The printer's line read: Selim, for CPI (Maoist) Nandigram Zonal Committee'.

This was the third instance of Maoists leaving their message in leaflets at Nandigram. In June, days after Nishikanta Mondal's murder, Selim had issued a statement, claiming responsibility for the killing. Senior Maoist leader Kishanji had also confirmed their involvement.

"Mondal had turned into a Fascist. Like CPM leaders, he began torturing common people. We warned him but he did not heed to it. We were forced to punish him," Kishanji had said.

The latest leaflet accuses both Mamata Banerjee and her party MP Shubhendu Adhikary of unleashing terror in the area. They named Trinamool activists Khokon Sit and Laltu as well as Kendamari panchayat pradhan Sahabuddin. Locals alleged the trio were involved in various corrupt deals and had assumed the same high-handedness of CPM leaders.

Trinamool leaders in Nandigram though, are putting up a brave face. They don't agree to Maoist activities in their bastion. "We suspect these posters are the handiwork of CPM who are posing as Maoists," said Nandigram-I panchayat samity president Abu Taher.

Sk Sahabuddin, who has been accused by Maoists, said he had heard that Narayan, an alleged Maoist leader, had been frequenting Nandigram. "We have evidence that Narayan is not a Maoist but a CPM man working for Lakshman Seth," he said.

Villagers in Sonachura area, however, admitted that a group of local youths had turned into active Maoist supporters. "During the BUPC movement, more than 50 local youths had taken arms training from Maoists at their camp in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. Later they trained more youths. It is through these youths that the rebels have gained a considerable support base in Nandigram," said a villager.

Senior police officers also acknowledged that rebels were active in the coastal belt of the district. "We know about a Narayan, who is in charge of Maoist organisation in East Midnapore. But his team is working under cover of some mainstream political parties," said a senior police officer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In India majority of the terrorist attacks are talked about the Kashmiri militants. In India there are terrorist organization belonging to almost all different religions. We have Sikh terrorist, the ‘Bhindranwala’ in Punjab. If you go to South Asian Terrorism portal run by Non-Muslims, and if you see the list of terrorist attacks done by all the people, you will find the Muslims in a minority. But that is never highlighted in the media.

On 5 June, 1984, the Indian Security Forces took over the Golden Temple in which 100 people were killed. In retaliation on 31 October, 1984, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh security guard. In Tripura there are Christian terrorist organizations called ATTF (All Tripura Tiger Force) and NLFT (National Liberation Front of Tripura). On the 2 October, 44 Hindus were killed by these Christian terrorists.

In Assam we have ULFA (United Liberation Front of Assam). ULFA in the 16 years from 1990 to 2006 has conducted successfully 749 confirmed terrorist attacks. The ULFA will put the Kashmiri militants to shame. But in the newspapers we only hear of Kashmiri militant. Why? The ULFA are trained to kill the Muslims, they are Hindus. How many times do we hear about them?

The maximum terrorist attacks, which have been done in India, are done by the Maoists. Only in Nepal, in the past 7 years they have conducted 99 terrorist attacks. According to the Indian Government out of 600 districts in India Maoists are present in 150 districts of India. They have done terrorist attacks in one-third part of India. The Maoists are the biggest dangers to India but yet the Indian Government is afraid of the Muslim terrorist. Why? The reason is George Bush. The Times of India, edition dated 9 September, 2006, reported that 875 rockets and 30 launchers were confiscated by the police. It is the biggest haul in the history of India that the government has confiscated.

From all these things we can surely say that Terrorism is not a Muslim Monopoly. Not a Muslim monopoly, it is not even a specialty of the Muslims. It is not even encouraged by Islam. The Holy Qur’an says in Sura Maidah, chp.5, verse.32, that “If anyone kills any human being, except as a punishment for murder or creating mischief in the land, it will as though he had killed the entire humanity”. Most of the religions don’t preach that you should kill innocent human being. Terrorism is not the monopoly of any religion.

Solution to terrorism

Politicians should be honest and just and should not do wrong things for the vote bank.
Innocent Indian citizens should not be instigated by the politicians and kill other human beings. Police should be upright and just and protect the innocent. They should not be ploy of the politicians. I know that there are times that they can be transferred. But if every policeman in India is honest, the new policemen who are transferred will also be honest. So what will the politicians do?
People should not take the law in their hand and kill other human being.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “ If India has to improve it should be ruled by a dictator as honest and upright as Hadrat Umar (The Caliph of Islam).