In Solidarity with Democratic & Peace Loving People of Tripura

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on March 6

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the unleashing of unprecedented violence and arson by the RSS/BJP all across the state of Tripura in the aftermath of their victory in the recent assembly election.

CPI(M) and Left Party offices and cadres are targetted with murderous assaults. The destruction of the statue of Lenin, is symbolic of the rabid anti-communist, anti-democratic fascistic character of the RSS.

A delegation of the CPI(M) and Left Parties MPs submitted a memorandum to PM today in parliament detailing major incidents of such attacks. This memorandum is attached here with.

These attacks clearly demonstrate, once again, that the RSS/BJP rely mainly on unleashing political violence as means to advance their inherent anti-democratic agenda.

In solidarity with the CPI(M), Left Front and the democratic peace loving people of Tripura and comrades who are facing these attacks, the PB of CPI(M) calls upon its units all across the country to organise protest actions exposing the inherent anti-democratic, anti-people character and activities of RSS/BJP.

 

Text of the Memorandum to Prime Minister

 

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) wishes to bring to your notice  that after the election results to the legislative assembly in Tripura are out, the goons of the BJP have unleashed a reign of terror and all-round attack on the members and supporters of the CPI(M), their houses, Party offices and mass organisation offices throughout the state.  514 individuals were injured, 1,539 houses were attacked, 196 houses were set on fire, 134 Party offices were attacked and 208 Party offices were captured.  Many mass organisation offices also were attacked and captured. The attacks are continuing. 

The state committee of CPI(M) has informed the incidents which occurred till 4 pm on March 5, which are listed in the attachment. The number of incidents is increasing every hour.

We request your immediate intervention to stop these attacks and violence and to maintain peace and normalcy in the state before the situation gets further worsened.

         

Post-poll Violence by the BJP Goons in Tripura

 

Sub-Division

Physical attack, attack  on houses/shops of CPI(M) supporters

Attack on Party Offices

Attack on mass organisation   offices

Capture of Tripura Motor Shramik Union (TMSU) Offices

Subroom

6 including one branch secretary physically tortured

1 at Manu Bankul

2 vandalised

8 TMSU offices captured

Shanirbazar

10 physically tortured

4 houses attacked ransacked

2 demolished

 CITU Sub divisional  office locked

2 TMSU offices vandalised

5 (including  3 Auto offices) captured

Belonia 

22 physically tortured

3 houses attacked

1 gutted

19 party offices ransacked

2 party offices gutted

3 ransacked of which 1 gutted

 

Amarpur

50 persons tortured

50 houses ransacked

 3 houses gutted

8 party offices vandalised (including 1 gutted at Chechua)

3 TMSU offices and 2 Auto workers office vandalised

1 TMSU office gutted

5 TMSU office captured

Karbook

4 houses attacked

1 LC office attacked

 

1 TMSU office captured

Udaipur

46 persons tortured

23 party offices vandalised

1 TMSU office gutted

6 TMSU offices captured

Sonamura

7 physically tortured

26 houses and shops of party leaders and supporters ransacked, looted

26 party offices vandalised looted

 

6 TMSU offices ransacked and captured 

Bishalgarh

21  physically tortured

1 house gutted

57  houses ransacked and looted

8 party offices  vandalised

1 party office gutted

All booth offices of Charilam consituency demolished. Election is scheduled on 12/3/18.

6 party offices locked

 

4 captured

Jampaijala

3 physically tortured and hospitalised,

68 houses ransacked, looted; 22 houses completely gutted

2 rubber plantations gutted destroying about 3000 plants.

Many families displaced

2 personal cars gutted

 

2 LC offices fully gutted

 

 

Dukli

6 physically tortured, one hospitalised

40 houses vandalised

3 houses gutted

6 forcible collection of cash

8 party offices vandalised

2 party offices gutted

1 captured

 

5 TMSU Office and Auto offices captured.

Sadar

8 physically tortured

More than 100 houses/shops ransacked, vandalised. 

 

11 party offices vandalised

4 party offices captured

Car of CPI(M) candidate damaged.

8 TMSU and auto workers offices captured

Mohanpur

13 physically tortured

candidate’s house attempted to attack

12 houses vandalised, looted

Sub divisional office ransacked, cash looted

2 LC offices gutted

 

 

Jirania

60 physically tortured

400 houses ransacked, looted

5 houses gutted

2 Rubber plantations gutted

Forcible collection of money from about 100 persons

7  party offices vandalised

 5 party offices gutted 

 

1 CITU, 1 DYFI office ransacked

4 cars set on fire

 

Teliamura

4 physically tortured

20 houses ransacked

2 houses gutted

2 LC offices ransacked

4 party offices gutted 

1 captured.

5 cars crashed

3 TMSU, 1 SC Coordination, and 1 CITU office captured

Khowai

102 physically tortured

252 houses  ransacked

300 houses looted

125 houses, Ponds and land forcibly occupied

150 shops ransacked, looted and set on fire.

47 offices set on fire

200 offices captured

 

11 ransacked

5 set on fire

 

15 TMSU offices captured. 

Ambassa

Indiscriminate pelting in  15 houses . 1 shop ransacked

 

 

4 CITU offices captured

Kamalpur

19 physically tortured

4 houses( including that of one LC Secy) gutted

200 houses attacked, looted

1rubber  plantation  gutted

3 ponds forcibly netted

Forcible collection of money from 20 persons.

3 party offices vandalised, captured

2 cars, 2 battery autos and 2 bikes of motor workers broken up

5 TMSU/CITU offices vandalised, captured.

Gandachhara

 1 tortured and hospitalised

 

 

2 TMSU Offices

captured

Longthorai 

3 physically tortured 

37 house attacked

6 party ransacked

 

3TMSU offices captured

Kumarghat

4 physically tortured 

1 house of party leader attacked

1 shop attacked

2 LC office ransacked and  locked

 

 

2 offices attack, ransacked

2 CITU office captured

Kailashahar

3 houses attacked

 

2  CITU offices ransacked

 

Kanchanpur

120 tortured

35 houses ransacked

1 house set on fire

3 party offices vandalised

 

1 Employees Coordination Office ransacked

3 TMSU offices vandalised

4 TMSU Offices captured

Panisagar

3 physically tortured

 

 

 

2 TMSU offices captured

Dharmanagar

6 physically tortured

3 houses attacked

3 godowns Gutted,

 At Haflong 100 shops gutted due to explosion of crackers by BJP workers .

1 - LC office ransacked

2 TMSU offices attacked

2 employees offices attacked several times.

3 TMSU offices at motor stand captured.

Total

Individual torture- 514

Houses attacked- 1539

Houses set on fire - 196

 

Party offices attacked -134

Party offices gutted -64

Party offices captured- 208

Mass Organisation offices attacked - 38

Mass Organisations offices captured -90

 


Solidarity for Tripura

 

 

A large section of people of Kerala wholeheartedly marched on the streets on March 7 to register their protest against the vandalism unleashed by the RSS-BJP hooligans in Tripura. People from all walks of life including students, youth and women joined the protest organised by LDF on 7th evening. Rallies and public meeting were organised in all district headquarters and area centers to express solidarity towards the people of Tripura in their fight against RSS –BJP combine. Prominent LDF leaders attended the meetings in various centers. 

In Thiruvananthapuram, a massive march and public meeting was inaugurated by CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. LDF leaders including Anavoor Nagappan, M Vijayakumar, V Shivankutti, G R Anil and Antony Raju addressed the gathering.

CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan addresses LDF workers who gathered in solidarity with people of Tripura, at  Palayam Martyrs column in Thiruvananthapuram


West Bengal

Protesting against the BJP terror in Tripura, thousands of people marched from Promode Dasgupta Bhavan to Lenin’s Statue in Esplande area in Kolkata on March 6. Angry slogans were raised against the pulling down of a Lenin’s statue in Belonia, Tripura.

CPI(M) state conference delegates joined the rally which was led by Sitaram Yechury, Prakash Karat, Brinda Karat, M A Baby, Biman Basu, Surjyakanta Misra, Tapan Sen, Nilotpal Basu, Alikishor Patnaik, G K Bakshi. Protest meetings were organised in other districts too.


SAHMAT Condemns Lenin Statue Vandalism

THE vandalism against Lenin's statue in India's north-eastern state of Tripura by power-drunk Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers is most reprehensible, said a statement issued by the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust on March 6. Apart from his own epic role, Lenin was a friend of India's national movement, had his own preferred line on national movements in colonial countries, which was a source of strength to the Indian national movement.

This kind of violence, specially after an electoral victory, has no place in a democracy and needs to be resisted by democratic means, the statement said.


CITU Protests RSS-BJP Attacks on TU offices in Tripura

 

 

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), in a statement issued on March 6, has strongly condemned the brutal attack on the Left activists and offices in Tripura being unleashed by the RSS- BJP hooligans just hours after the results of the Tripura assembly elections are out.

 

The BJP which has aligned with the separatist forces and used money and muscle power to win the elections has unleashed a reign of terror on the members and supporters of the Left parties and CITU, attacking their houses and offices throughout the state.  Over 1500 houses were attacked. Hundreds of people were injured in the attacks. Hundreds of houses were set on fire. Hundreds of offices were attacked and captured. The attacks are still continuing. 

 

These attacks are attacks on democracy. They once again demonstrate the utter contempt of RSS and the BJP for democracy and democratic institutions. They expose the anti-national character of these organisations which had no qualms in joining the separatist forces to come to power.

 

CITU demands that the concerned authorities intervene immediately and stop these heinous attacks on democracy at once.

 

CITU stands in solidarity with its cadres and with the cadres, rank and file of the Left and democratic organisations who are bravely resisting these attacks. CITU is confident that the Left and democratic forces who braved the terrorist, extremist and separatist forces in the past would defeat these forces of terror with the massive support of the people this time as well.

 

CITU calls upon all its affiliated unions and members, and the entire working class to protest these attacks on democracy. It urges them to join enmasse the solidarity actions being organised across the country by the Left organisations and democratic peace loving people.

 

 

AIRTWF Condemns Attacks on TMSU Offices

 

THE All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation, in a statement issued on March 6, has strongly condemned the brutal attacks on the Tripura Motor Shramik Union (TMSU) offices and their leaders throughout the state by the BJP/RSS goons. As on March 5th evening, 90 TMSU offices were captured and vandalised. The transport workers and toiling masses are being terrorised and many transport workers from Bihar and other states are going back to their home states due to the terror and attacks. All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation appeals to all the affiliated unions and the democratic forces throughout the country to organise protest actions and express solidarity to the Tripura motor transport workers in particular and the member/sympathisers of Left and democratic forces in the state of Tripura.

The Federation appeals to the union government particularly the ministry of home affairs to intervene and to put an end to the vandalism in the state of Tripura. The people of Tripura voted for BJP and its allies to rule the state and fulfil the aspirations of the people but not to unleash attacks on the Left and democratic forces in the state. Even before the formation of the government, such large scale attacks are taking place. It can be assumed that after the formation of the government how these anti-social elements will destabilise the state and the livelihood of the poor workers.

 

 

 

 

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