Friday, February 03, 2006


Thursday, February 02, 2006

Communists disrupt offices

The fine on the Communists for vandalizing a shop during a bandh called by them hasn't made any impact on the glorious Communist way of celebrating life : murder,bandhs, hartals and dharnas. Communists in Kerala laid seige to the state secretariat to protest the "anti people" policies of the Congress government in power. Since all non-Communist governments are anti-people (by definition) the Communist goon squads can indulge in their favourite pastimes whenever they feel like it, of course to protest the anti-people, imperialistic etc. etc. activities of people they don't like.

Kerala: CPI (M) workers lay siege to secretariat (The Hindu, Feb 1, 2006)

Hundreds of CPI-M workers today took to streets in Kerala to lay siege to the government secretariat and district collectorates in protest against the "anti-people policies" of UDF Government.

The protest affected normal functioning of secretariat and collectorates.

The protesters who poured in from different parts of the district created a "human wall" around the secretariat. Ministers and senior civil servants, however, entered the complex through the Cantonment Gate.

Leading the protest, CPI-M state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan lambasted the Oommen Chandy Government dubbing it as a "total failure on all fronts".


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HC directs CPI(M), DYFI to pay compensation

HC directs CPI(M), DYFI to pay compensation (The Hindu, Feb 1, 2006)


The Kerala High Court today directed the CPI(M) and its youth wing - Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) - to pay a compensation of Rs 10,500 to a man who suffered loss when his textile shop was damaged during a strike called by the organisation.

The direction was issued by a Division Bench, comprising Justice J B Koshy and Justice V Ramkumar, on a writ petition filed by the Merchants Association of Kodungalloor and C K Rajan, seeking compensation for the loss suffered by the latter.

The bench directed that the compensation should be paid within a month, failing which the petitioners could initiate appropriate proceedings including contempt of court.


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The Bengal Gazette

A review of Udayan Naboodiri's book article by Balbir Punj. Some interesting facts have been mentioned in the article.


It is an agonising story of how the Marxists have reduced to shambles a state that shone as a beacon in the days of the Independence Movement, and retained its position as industrial leader till the late Seventies. Udayan’s investigative journey into the heart of darkness began in 1986 when he visited the Sain Bari (the House of Sains) in Burdwan town. Sain Bari had become a household name in West Bengal when on March 17, 1970 Communist goons raided the house and slaughtered several members in broad daylight. The "crime" of the family was that they were Congress loyalists. The Communists were then a gathering storm. As part of the United Front government led by Ajoy Mukherjee of Bengal Congress, they were unleashing their terror techniques on "class enemies."

The Sain Bari episode which scandalised West Bengal and led to the imposition of President’s Rule, stands as a forgotten memorial of red terror. "An evil political force may have parted you from the breast of mother earth" deciphered Udayan on a dedication stone tablet on a grassy sidewalk near Sain Bari, "but your memory will forever fill our lives. Bande Mataram." A poignant but cautiously crafted say-it-all dedication plate. "Bande Mataram" was the primary slogan of the Congress in Bengal and the "evil political force" is Communism.

The anonymous wordsmith was correct in the diagnosis of Communism. Communism, by nature, is a violent, totalitarian and unforgiving doctrine. The Sain Bari massacre was the morning that showed the day. The book documents the saga of Communist terror in a 200-page section "The Book of the Frightened." From the massacre of Ananda Marg monks on Bijon Setu of Kolkata in 1982 to the massacre of the Trinamul supporters in Gorbeta (West Midnapore) in 2000, it brings out a horrifying tale of red terror.


Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Chattisgarh tribals face consequences of standing up to Maoist terror

Naxalites trigger powerful blast in Bastar (NewKerala)

Naxalites trigger powerful blast in Bastar
Jagdalpur: In the wake of a recent attack on a relief camp, Communist Party of India (Maoist) cadres triggered a powerful landmine blast causing extensive damage to Bijapur-Avapalli road in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada diistrict this morning, but there was no casualty, police said.

The earlier attack by the naxalites on Sunday night at Gangalur claimed 11 lives , killing eight villagers and three naxalites.

Police sources said the blast was apparently aimed at damaging the road leading to village Cheramangi where an anti-naxalite meeting was scheduled tomorrow.

Sources said Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh was scheduled to attend a meeting of 'Salwa Judum'-- which in local dialect means peace campaign-- at Cheramangi tomorrow. They said it appeared that the naxalites had triggered the blast to disturb the meeting.

Senior Congress leader and leader of the opposition in the Assembly Mahendra Karma, who is heading the campaign, had undertaken a padyatra along with 'Salwa Judum' supporters on Bijapur-Avapalli road yesterday.

For the last six months, the tribals of Bastar are up in arms against the naxalites by launching the 'Salwa Judum' campaign so as to motivate the people to dissociate themselves from the extremists and to return to the national mainstream.

Several thousand tribals, displaced from their homestate following the hostilities between naxalites and the security forces,were given shelter in over a dozen relief camps in south Bastar.

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Toll rises to 11 in Maoist attack in eastern India

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Toll rises to 11 in Maoist attack in eastern India (Reuters, Alertnet)

The death toll after Maoist rebels attacked tribal people in eastern India and police fired in retaliation rose to 11, with four civilians dying in hospital, a senior minister said on Tuesday.

Eight civilians and three rebels died following the raid on a government relief camp for tribals in a remote area of the mineral-rich eastern state of Chhattisgarh late on Sunday.

The toll could go up as 12 tribals and four policemen were battling for life in hospital with serious bullet wounds, state interior minister Ramvichar Netam told Reuters.


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