February 09, 2020

Bihar: Bacchwara- Land of Sacrifices and Struggles

Kumar Nishant

BIHAR has witnessed intense struggles against the feudal landlords in the last decades. Farmers, labourers, peasants unitedly fought against the feudal forces.  Hundreds of Party and mass activists were martyred in different parts of Bihar.

Similarly, Bachhwara in Begusarai district has witnessed many struggles and sacrifices.  For the last 23 years, every year on January 23, people of Bacchwara has been observing a fortnight-long function remembering the martyrs and on the last day, a huge public meeting is organised at Railway Maidan.

Comrade Ganganand Rai and comrade Bhaso Kunwar were killed on January 13, 1981, and January 23, 1997, respectively.

This year-2020, on January 23, three different processions marched across Bachhwara led by local leaders which joined at Saheed Smarak and after offering tributes to the martyrs a single massive procession marched to the Railway Maidan led by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member, Brinda Karat.

A massive public meeting was held in the Railway Maidan, which was addressed by Brinda Karat. In her address, she once again remembered the sacrifices of the comrades who laid down their lives in the past. She focused on the political situation of the country and lambasted both the central and state governments. Further, she stated that the CAA, NRC, NPR is a part of their black law (Kala Kanun). She stated that if Nitish Kumar really wants to not to implement NRC, so first he has to say “no to NPR,” as it is the first step towards NRC, she also appealed the gathering that when the government representative come at your doorstep asking the questions for NPR, Say them we'll not answer! "Ham Jawab nahi denge".

The public meeting was also addressed by CPI(M) state secretariat members, Rajendra Prasad Singh, Lalan Choudhary, Shyam Bharti, AIDWA state president, Neelam, former MLA from Vibhutiput, Ramdev Verma, SFI state secretariat member, Nishant and others. The meeting was presided over by Ramod Kunwar, district committee member of the Party.

Hundreds of red volunteers, youth, students, women's, farmers, workers, peasants and other sections of the society attended the meeting.