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Monitoring West Bengal -
The above article by Amulya Ganguly is the most accurate picture of what is happening in Nandigram.
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Watch, how they shot one person and how Commies are disposing bodies. <!--emo&:angry:--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='mad.gif' /><!--endemo-->
This is genocide and center govt is just interested to cut a N-deal, they are least interested in poor Indians life.
Its shame, worst kind of crime. Moron Singh hand and face is covered with poor Indians blood.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Unrepentant Buddha says carnage by cadre justified </b>
Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata
Blames Centre for delay in sending CRPF
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee sees nothing wrong about the 72-hour mayhem by CPI(M) cadre in Nandigram. Justifying the action of his party's militia -- locally known as Harmat Brigade -- that has brutally silenced all voices of protest in Nandigram, <b>Bhattacharjee on Tuesday said the Trinamool Congress-backed Bhoomi Ucchhed Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) had to pay for its "sins over the last 11 months"</b>.

Bhattacharjee, addressing mediapersons at Writers' Building, was unfazed by the storm of protest sweeping the State.<b> "No one questioned when their (BUPC) men kept driving our men out of their homes for the last 11 months. But now there are many people coming out in protest when there is retaliation,"</b> he said.

At the same time, he tried to disown responsibility by saying, <b>"The unfortunate incident could have been avoided had we got the CRPF a few days earlier." </b>He, however, had no answer when asked why the Central forces were not deployed for 12 hours on the night of November 11 when they were made available to the State Government.

Asked whether he was justifying the CPI(M) cadre's conduct in forcefully re-occupying their lost political territory, Bhattacharjee retorted, <b>"They have been paid back in their own coin. Our supporters, after remaining away from their homes for 11 months, were desperate to return. They risked their lives and returned home."</b>

<b>Who paid them back "in their own coin?" Bhattacharjee claimed it was villagers driven out of Nandigram by the BUPC who had retaliated.</b>
<b>"Whatever happened during the last three days was a retaliatory step taken by the local people," </b>he said.

Building up on his party colleague's earlier claim that Union Minister PR Dasmunsi had blocked the sending of CRPF to West Bengal, Bhattacharjee said, "I had asked for the forces on October 27 but the Centre refused on the pretext of Gujarat elections. Finally, when the CRPF arrived, it was too late."

Asked why his police had failed to tackle the situation, Bhattacharjee said he had not sent the police to Nandigram because he "did not want a repetition of the March 14".

On the casualties of the March 14 police firing, Bhattacharjee said<b> his Government would pay compensation to the next of kin of the 14 people who lost their lives.</b>

<b>No Maoist in Nandigram: Home Secy</b>
Kolkata: Despite the West Bengal Government and ruling CPI(M)'s claim of Maoist presence in Nandigram, State Home Secretary PR Roy on Tuesday said no Maoist was arrested from there. "No Maoist was arrested from Nandigram,'' the Home Secretary told media at the State Secretariat.

CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat as well as the party's State leadership have claimed that Maoists were active in Nandigram and accused Trinamool Congress of taking their help to create trouble in the area.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee denied the charge.

She said that by raising the bogey of Maoists, the CPI() was trying to protect the Buddha Government which had 'unleashed State sponsored violence''
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Advani lauds Guv, demands Art 355</b>'Centre mute spectator to Nandigram terror as it needs CPM support'

Leader of Opposition LK Advani on Tuesday night met West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi and urged him to send a report to the Centre on Nandigram recommending invocation of Article 355 or if necessary 356 against the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Government.

"We lauded the Governor for rendering a great service to the State and democracy by coming out with a correct and justified statement indicting the State Government for its handling of the Nandigram situation," Advani said.

"We requested the Governor to send a detailed report on Nandigram to the Centre urging for invocation of Article 355 directing the State Government to take proper action in Nandigram, or if directions were not abided by, apply Article 356 to dismiss the Government," Advani told mediapersons after calling on the Governor at Raj Bhavan.

The Opposition NDA on Tuesday night accused West Bengal's ruling CPI(M) of declaring a war on Indian State through its policy in Nandigram and charged the <b>UPA Government with being "Dhritarashtra-like inaction" on the issue.</b>

"The CPI(M) has declared war not only on the people of Nandigram but also on the Indian State. <span style='color:red'>Under the Dhritarashtra-like impotence of the Sonia-Manmohan dispensation, the CPI(M) has declared Nandigram a no-go area and established a Red Republic accountable to none,"</span> Leader of Opposition LK Advani said in a statement in New Delhi late on Tuesday night.

<b>"The CPI(M) has now let loose a reign of terror with their private army comprising history-sheeters.... Other hired killers and armed goons enjoying protection of the police and the State Government",</b> said Advani who had led a NDA delegation to Nandigram earlier in the day.

<b>"We heard of horrific reports of mothers being hacked to death before their children for the temerity to participate in a peace March", </b>he said.

Advani said the UPA Government was "helpless" to even ask CRPF to enter CPI(M)-held territories and restore rule of law. Even in insurgency-affected regions like Kashmir valley or the North East, the CRPF has not been chased away by a private army. But this happened in Nandigram".

He said the NDA would raise the issue in Parliament beginning Thursday to demand an explanation from the Centre for its "pathetic inaction".

Criticising the CPM for reacting with "frenzy" against Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi for his expression of anguish and pent-up pain, he said "it is a matter of time before they demand of their captive Government in Delhi that he should be recalled".

<b>Advani said NDA's was not a fact-finding mission to Nandigram because many "gruesome facts of CPI(M)'s reign of terror in that area are already known."</b>

<b>"Ours was a justice-seeking mission to press for justice for the victimised people of Nandigram and for those committed to peace and democracy in the State," </b>he said.

Earlier, on a whirlwind tour of this violence-torn area, Advani on Tuesday met fear-struck villagers, saw desolate houses and a disconsolate boy whose father was killed. He later said he had never seen this kind of terror in his long political career.

Addressing a rally after visiting a school which shelters those rendered homeless by violence, Advani accused the Left Front Government in West Bengal and the UPA dispensation at the Centre of being responsible for the violence in Nandigram. He also charged the Centre with inaction and indifference to violence because it depended on the support of the CPI(M).

Recalling his previous visit to Nandigram after the March 14 police firing and violence which left 14 people dead, Advani, leading a NDA delegation, said the police had fired then but "this time it was CPI-M goons who fired on the people.

<b>"The people had been forthcoming then but now an atmosphere of terror prevails here. In my long political career, I have never come across this kind of terror,"</b> he said.

Advani, accompanied by party colleague Sushma Swaraj and other members of the delegation, visited Adhikaripara which had witnessed violence and met refugees at Nandigram school.

<b>Most of the houses were deserted and not many people were seen on the roads when the NDA team went there travelling through Amgachi, Gokulnagar, Samsabad and Mahespur villages</b>.

The senior BJP leader said a boy told him that his mother was killed in front of him. "Ten women said that their husbands remained untraced. We will take up these issues with the Governor during our meeting with him in the evening," he said.

Some houses near Tekhalibazar which were empty and locked had a poster that read 'CPI-M-7.11.2007', reflecting the Marxist party's recapturing the place which was once a stronghold of Trinamool Congress-backed Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee opposing acquisition of farmland for industries.
The delegation went to see some houses which were torched at Adhikaripara. They walked for a kilometre as there was no motorable road and then turned back.

Advani said<b> "not only Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and the CPI(M) are to be blamed for what happened in Nandigram but the Central Government also did not act because it is taking the support of Marxists".</b>

<b>"No Central Minister nor the Chief Minister has cared to visit Nandigram," he said. He said the NDA would raise the Nandigram issue in the winter session of Parliament and meet the President. "We will fight so that you get justice," </b>Advani assured those who fled their homes and took shelter in the school.

Earlier in Kolkata, Advani said CPI(M) has 'nuked' the farmers of Nandigram.

"The CPI(M) might be obsessed with international issues and the nuclear deal but the nation is concerned about how the CPI(M) Government led by Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has nuked the farmers in Nandigram," he said.

"We believe that while a discussion on the nuclear deal is important, no less important is a discussion on Nandigram and the plight of farmers there," he said
I am thinking to visit Indian Consulate and lodge my protest in person. I will try to give them some pennies so that sleeping Moron Singh can buy some coffee to stay awake or IV, in case he need life support or stick for his spine support..
Lets see how it goes, any suggestion.
A truly terrible editorial from Hindu! Hindu simply parrots the CPIM line.
The challenge of Nandigram

Three days after the Left Front in West Bengal appealed for peace and for the “safe and secure return” to villages in the Nandigram area of all people forced to live outside, and in the aftermath of the beginning of peace talks at the local level, violence has erupted again in this area of rural West Bengal. The Maoists have resumed their armed campaign of terror; working people have been injured and killed in political violence; and, ever-willing to give chaos a chance, Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee has been reported as saying that her party would “paralyse West Bengal” indefinitely. For 11 months, the campaign spearheaded by the Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC, or “Committee to Prevent Eviction from Land”) has brought administration and development work to a halt, and has sought to cut the area off from government and state power. According to one estimate, 15,000 children could not be given pulse polio doses; Rs.2 crore worth of expenditure on health infrastructure has had to be abandoned; health facilities have been unable to function; and Rs.2 crore worth of investment on electrification could not be made. People of the region, particularly peasant families owing allegiance to the Left Front, were systematically evicted from their homes and villages, with the number of refugees swelling to 3,500.

In February 2007, the government announced that the chemical hub would not be established in Nandigram. Even that announcement brought no respite. On the contrary, the forced withdrawal of the police from certain areas provided a new opportunity for the Maoists to set up an armed presence in the region, and for the opportunist alliance represented by the BUPC to regroup and continue their campaign of violence and externment, and of preventing the administration from functioning. No government worth the name can stand aside when people are indefinitely denied the right to occupy their homes and pursue their livelihoods in peace, and, when finally the internal refugees seek to return to their homes, their paths are blocked by arms and landmines. The Central government, which depends on the Left for survival, has eventually responded to the request by the Government of West Bengal by releasing a battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force for deployment in the Nandigram region. Intelligent and speedy deployment of these paramilitary forces can contribute to the resumption of peace directly by means of their armed presence and, more importantly, as a confidence-building measure among the people. This newspaper has editorialised on the part played by political slowness in responding to a tricky situation as well as administrative mishandling of a volatile situation in the tragedy of Nandigram in March 2007. But once the State government made it absolutely clear that the chemical hub would not be established in Nandigram, what raison d’etre could exist for the disruptive activities of the BUPC and the continuing violence of the opposition in West Bengal? What is now manifest is that the peace process in Nandigram has its determined enemies.

The role of Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi has, for a second time, come under the spotlight. In March 2007, he clearly stepped out of line in publicly airing his philosophical and tactical differences with the State government over Nandigram. He does not seem to have learnt any lessons from that experience and, in fact, his latest speaking out of line has had the effect of adding fuel to the flames. Let us concede that Nandigram represented a situation where the moral urge not to remain silent came into conflict with the restraints imposed by the constitutional office. Yet, of the restraints imposed by the office, there would seem to be little doubt, and a public statement critical of the government’s handling of the issue could not have been made without transgressing them. The Hindu has consistently regarded this as a major question of principle in the constitutional realm. The classic 1867 exposition of the role of the British monarch by Walter Bagehot applies equally to the office of the President and the Governor: “To state the matter shortly, the Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights — the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn. And a king of great sense and sagacity would want no others. He would find that his having no others would enable him to use these with singular effect.” The right to advise and the right to warn are to be exercised in private and in confidence, and not through public statements. This restraint required of the head of state is not a mere constitutional formality but is based on sound democratic principles. In the first place, the head of state must not, through statements critical of its functioning, place himself or herself in conflict with the representative government, which has a greater democratic legitimacy. Secondly, the head of state should appear non-partisan and remain above the fray when controversial and divisive questions are being debated in the political sphere, and avoid any public statements that could give comfort to one side or the other. The Governor’s public statements on Nandigram both challenged the wisdom of the government’s approach and came down on the side of the critics of its action. Further, Mr. Gandhi laid himself open to the charge of remaining silent when the supporters of the Left Front were at the receiving end. His conduct through this crisis has been constitutionally indefensible. Yet the Left Front government must not get distracted by this. Its top priorities must be to re-establish peace, ensure human security, and resume development work in Nandigram. The CPI(M) has a special responsibility in this regard — among other things, to be manifestly fair in its dealings on the ground, and to restrain its cadre from any campaign of reprisal.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Hell's new name: Nandigram  </b>
Chandan Mitra writes after a visit to the area as part of the NDA MPs' delegation

For most of us in urban India, terror is something experienced usually in films. Even today, the sound of a bullet-belt scraping against bare rocks as Gabbar Singh made his dramatic entry in that chilling scene from Sholay gives us shivers. Alfred Hitchcock's masterly generation of fear in the viewers' mind is celebrated because it doesn't actually happen to us in real life. We read about outlaws spreading terror in the badlands of middle India from the reassuring comfort of our urban homes. We do not usually sense terror that is invisible, cold terror that is palpable in the eyes, creeping terror that makes people lose even their power of speech. But we came face-to-face with such terror in Nandigram on Tuesday.
Village after village in this violence-ravaged area in West Bengal's East Medinipur district wears a forlorn look. They are virtually bereft of all able-bodied men. Only scrawny elders furtively watched us from a distance. Occasionally, petrified young mothers with small children stood outside their partially destroyed homes with a vacant expression on their faces. We did not encounter any visible CPI(M) presence in the villages. But from the tense look on people's faces, it was apparent that the dreaded party was omnipresent. An eerie silence hung in the air everywhere. In the villages of Nandigram, even babies have forgotten to cry, dogs do not bark here any more.

<b>Most houses here fly freshly-installed red flags with the CPI(M)'s hammer and sickle emblem. We spotted big piles of red flags on the road side, obviously waiting to be hoisted as proclamation of territorial conquest. Every Opposition party office has been razed; their defaced signboards lie on the roadside.</b>

<b>It is now mandatory to fly the CPI(M) flag over every house, especially those belonging to supporters of the Bhoomi Uchchhed Pratirodh Committee. Most BUPC men have fled Nandigram, unable to withstand the CPI(M) cadre's superior fire power backed to the hilt by a supine administration and a captive police, often regarded as "cadre in uniform". </b>

We learnt that many BUPC supporters, mainly poor, marginal farmers who cannot afford to leave their fields untended (the paddy crop is ripe, awaiting harvest) are trickling back from their hideouts. If they decide to come back, they are required to first report to the CPI(M)'s Local Committee office, sign an "instrument of surrender", switch political allegiance, undertake not to speak to the media and only then return home carrying a red flag for hoisting atop their house.

We met an ageing man near Adhikary Pada, almost bent over with fear at the sight of over 100 mediapersons and politicians. He haltingly began to respond to our queries: "Who attacked this village?" Tremulously, he said, "Men on motorbikes." Which party, we persisted. He wouldn't say. Somebody prompted, "Why don't you speak out, M-party, wasn't it?" Yes, he muttered and quickly retracted, "I don't know. I wasn't here. I didn't see anything. Now please go away."

A middle-aged woman held Ms Sushma Swaraj's hand and cried bitterly, asking for help to trace her missing sons. Somebody in the media group took out a notepad and sternly asked, "What's your name?" She froze because the name had, howsoever inaudibly, slipped out. Immediately, other mediapersons using their presence of mind directed her not to reveal her identity. Later we were told the CPI(M) was so heavily organised that it always sent cadre disguised as reporters to extract information from unsuspecting villagers, information that was subsequently used to extract terrible revenge.

The NDA delegation was mobbed on the compound of Nandigram high school (which doubles up as a refugee centre for those who have fled their homes) by wailing women screaming for help to trace their missing husbands or sons. We met a boy not more than 10 years old who saw his mother being shot dead before his eyes. "She was walking in a peace march when they killed her," he mumbled. Gopal has lost his mother Shyamali while his father is missing for months. In Nandigram, "missing" usually means "dead"<b>. Gory tales of how bodies were whisked away and dumped in rivers or even brick kilns followed us everywhere.</b>

We planned to visit Satangabari, a village that has borne the brunt of the CPI(M)'s wrath as its residents put up stiff resistance till recently. But we could not reach the spot since the appointed hour to meet Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi in Kolkata was ticking away. But we stopped briefly at Kamalpur, a few km before Satangabari, to inspect a relatively large, two-storied house that had been completely gutted. Its owner, Mohibul, told us he was targeted because his absconding elder brother is a BUPC leader. Last Thursday night a horde of CPI(M) men came to the house, turfed out all its occupants and set it on fire. Only the outer frame remains of what was evidently a bustling house till the other day.

Is Nandigram only an unrelenting tale of sorrow, torture and terror? Not quite. It was really heartening to see that the spirit had not been completely snuffed out. In isolated villages deep in the interior, people are understandably petrified and sullen, their anger smouldering. They dare not express their pent-up rage. But not even the dreaded<b> "Harmad Bahini", local name for the CPI(M)'s private army</b>, has been able to silence residents of Nandigram town for here they have the safety of numbers. We were surprised how quickly a crowd of over 1,000 almost miraculously materialised at the school grounds when our delegation went to meet people staying at the relief camp.

Although there was no plan, Mr LK Advani was persuaded to address the gathering amid full-throated cries demanding "phansi" for Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and controversial ex-MP of the region, Laxman Seth.<b> Trinamool and BJP flags fluttered in many towns en route, crowds gathered to cheer our motorcade all the way to Nandigram, some 160 km from Kolkata</b>. History tells us that terror can suppress people's power of expression only for a brief while. Finally, it is the indomitable spirit of man that triumphs and it is that spirit which moves history.
Moron Singh had time to visit Vajpayee for N-deal, idiot had no time to visit Nandigram.
What kind of idiot is Moron Singh?
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The BJP said it would press that debate on the deal should only follow the discussion on the Nandigram violence in both the Houses. The party has said it would seek a discussion on the nuclear deal under the rule that entails vote but would not disrupt an objective discussion, even if it was allowed under a different rule. However, the AIADMK has given a notice in the Rajya Sabha for a discussion on the India-US nuclear deal under a rule, which entails voting

<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to miss a part of the Winter Session, as he would be on a foreign tour from November 19 and 26. </span>The Left has criticised the PM for missing a portion of such an important session where issues like the nuclear deal, the Scheduled Tribe Bill and other issues would be taken up. The Left is also agitated over the price rise and the UNPA is planning to make a common cause with them on this issue.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>'CPM control in wrong hands' </b>
Pioneer News Service | New Delhi 
Cong silence over Nandigram violence dangerous, says BJP
The BJP on Wednesday charged the CPI(M) with having different approach towards Maoists of India and Nepal. A day after it recommended invoking Article 355 or, if necessary, Article 356 in West Bengal, the main Opposition said Communists mediate between Nepalese Maoists and the Government there and open fire at the insurgents in their homeland.

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj told reporters it was interesting to note that the West Bengal Chief Minister and the Home Secretary had opposite views about the presence of Maoists in the violence-torn Nandigram.

"Even if Maoists are present in the area, is this the way to deal with them?" Swaraj asked the CPI(M) claiming the party's control has gone into the hands of "immature people". She also sought to know from the Communist Party whether they would favour a similar action against the Maoists who are present in more than 250 districts of the country.

The deputy leader of the BJP in the Rajya Sabha hit back at the CPI(M) saying their pro-Muslim stand also stands exposed with the fact that several male members of the community have been killed or maimed and women raped by CPI(M) cadre in Nandigram.

<b>"I met Seikh Akram and Seikh Jehangir who were shot at by CPI(M) cadre at a local hospital. The nurse there informed us that another Muslim woman who was raped had been shifted to a bigger hospital as she had sustained major injuries," Sushma maintained saying cruelty can never be described as revolution.</b>

The BJP leader also praised Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi for speaking the truth and highlighting the plight of the people of Nandigram. She went on to describe as "unfortunate and dangerous" the Congress' silence over Nandigram violence saying it appears both the UPA and the Left have reached to an agreement to remain silent and bail out each other from the crisis they were faced with.

Sushma said it would be wrong to link Nandigram violence with the Gujarat riots as in the latter's case the State police swung into action from the very first day while the police were held hostage and CRPF stationed in barracks in the Communist-ruled State.

She also praised the Salwa Judum programme of the BJP Government in Chhattisgarh saying the anti-Maoist programme was a peaceful movement against the insurgent.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Over 600 Dalits and Muslims killed in Nandigram, <b>claims Dr Udit Raj</b>
A Correspondent

November 14, 2007 19:04 IST

Over 600 Dalits and Muslims have been killed in Nandigram, most of them in the last week, claimed Dalit activist Dr Udit Raj, quoting a report from the West Bengal unit of the Indian Justice Party and the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations. Dr Raj is president of the IJP and chairman of the confederation.

In a press release, Dr Udit Raj claimed this was the reason why the media and social activists were kept out of the area.

Most residents of Nandigram are Muslims and Dalits, and that is the reason why this particular area was chosen to establish a Special Economic Zone, claimed Dr Udit Raj, also a member of the National Integration Council.
Left pulls one from Mao's handbook: doesn't want Nandigram to be discussed in Parliament. Reason: it's a "state issue".
Wonder if only happenings in Delhi will be the only items discussed in Parliament and rest of nation given a pass?

If Gujarat can be discussed, why can't Nandigram: BJP

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--> Keen to corner the UPA and Left, the BJP will move an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha on the Nandigram violence on Monday.
The party contended that the matter amounted to a ‘civil war’ and should be discussed in Parliament as Gujarat riots had been several times.

The Opposition party said Nandigram was not a state issue exclusively as it pertains to acquisition of land for Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which is a Central subject.

"Nandigram has witnessed severe crime against women and children and the Lok Sabha has a mandate to discuss issues like this, which amounts to a civil war," Deputy Leader of the Opposition V K Malhotra said in New Delhi.
Gujarat was religious and Gunda riots, it should be discussed in heaven and Mafia den.
Logic these commie can throw on Indian public?
Media is dead, where Azmi now?
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Muslims, worst hit, raise voice against CPM terror </b>
Rajeev Ranjan Roy | New Delhi
Community leaders say Nandigram exposes Marxist duplicity
As Nandigram turns out to be a death cauldron for the minority community, Muslim bodies launched a scathing attack on the Left Front Government in West Bengal for taking Muslims on a ride and subjecting them to the worst kind of hardships and cruelties.   

<b>"What is happening in Nandigram is a reflection of the real character and outlook of Leftists and their insensitivity towards the poor in general and Muslims in particular," said Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) spokesman Abdul Hamid Nomani.</b>

Expressing indignation over the atrocities on Muslims by CPI(M) cadre, he said, "Duplicity and contradictions have always been the hallmark of the Left leaders' approach vis-à-vis the welfare of Muslims in West Bengal. Even after 30 years of Left rule, Muslims are socially, economically, politically and educationally backward. Their condition is worse than their counterparts in other States."

Since a large number of victims of the Nandigram carnage belong to the minority community, Muslim leaders also questioned the kind of security measures the Government had taken to check the CPI(M) cadre's onslaught. "It is high time the State's Muslims should raise their voice against the Left hypocrisy and atrocities. None of us is in doubt about the fact that West Bengal Government's love for Muslims is hollow," claimed Mohammad Manzoor Alam, general secretary of All-India Milli Council.

"We have been raising the issue of Muslims' pathetic condition from time to time with the State Government, but in vain. The whole community was shocked when the findings of Justice Rajinder Sachar Committee exposed the overall plight of Muslims in the State. One fails to understand how a Government could take its core constituency so lightly," Alam added.

Former Member of Parliament and National Wakf Board member Syed Shahabuddin said that the State Government should have promptly asked for Central assistance when the situation was spiralling out of control. "It is extremely unfortunate that the Left leaders let loose their cadre in an attempt to policing the area," he said.

All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) executive committee Kamal Farooqui said the Left used the Muslims as their vote-bank. "Nandigram incidents bring forth the fact that Left leaders only believe in shedding crocodile tears over Muslims," Farooqui said.

"It was highly reprehensible on their part to allow the CPI(M) cadre to take law unto their hands. Whether Narendra Modi or the Left leaders in West Bengal, we do not approve of subverting the Constitution to heap tragedies on their own people," Farooqui added.

This Congress indirect attack on Commies, they had used Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind to do dirty work for them. Pressure on Commies to support N-deal. Commie should withdraw from government and fight election. They can still win WB by usual scentific rigging.
<b>BJP to stall Parliament if Red violence not discussed</b>
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->NDA leaders, who met at the residence of Leader of the Opposition LK Advani on Thursday evening, believed that there was a need to discuss at the earliest the "dreaded" Nandigram violence in Parliament.

Deputy Leader of the BJP in the Rajya Sabha Sushma Swaraj told mediapersons,<b> "The NDA will raise the issue vigorously in both the Houses of Parliament on Monday."</b> NDA sources indicated that members of the alliance would not mind disrupting the House if a debate was not allowed.

<b>"Nandigram is a State issue and State subjects are not discussed in Parliament," CPI(M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury told mediapersons on Thursday.</b>

Interestingly, he demanded Tehelka expose on Gujarat riots to be discussed in Parliament, as it was an issue related with the minorities.

CPI parliamentary party leader Gurudas Dasgupta, who had on Wednesday condemned CPI(M) and the State Government for violence in Nandigram, took a U-turn and defended Yechury's point of view.<b> "Parliament functions according to rules. Whatever the rules permit, can be discussed. Nandigram can be discussed in the West Bengal Assembly but not in Parliament," </b>he said.

The BJP replied back saying Nandigram was not a State issue exclusively as it pertains to acquisition of land for Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which is a Central subject.<b> "Nandigram has witnessed severe crime against women and children and the Lok Sabha has a mandate to discuss issues like this, which amounts to a civil war,"</b> Deputy Leader of the BJP in the Lok Sabha VK Malhotra said.

<b>He also justified party's demand asking why cannot Nandigram be discussed when the issue of Gujarat riots has been discussed several times.</b>

The party ridiculed West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for saying that the <span style='color:red'>CPM cadre had "won over" a territory in the country. "</span> 
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>PM denied CRPF power to act </b>
Rakesh K Singh | New Delhi
Nandigram not declared disturbed area
Centre says no deployment delay

West Bengal Government's claim that the delay in dispatch of CRPF has resulted in worsening of the situation stands exposed, as the State Government is yet to declare Nandigram a disturbed area.

The disturbed area declaration is important to vest requisite powers of search and seizure to the CRPF as policing is a State subject under the Constitution. Besides, the CRPF battalion has been stationed by the State Government 20 to 30 km away from Nandigram making round-the-clock deployment and patrolling unfeasible.

In Kolkata, Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal on Friday did admit that the CRPF was not going to interior areas of Nandigram. He said the Central forces were now under the State and they were patrolling areas as directed by it.

Jaiswal also countered West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's claim that the Centre had delayed deployment of the CRPF in Nandigram.

"I don't know what the Chief Minister had said, but the Centre did not delay in sending CRPF for Nandigram," a report from Kolkata quoted Jaiswal as saying

After Lalu car glass got smashed in Gujarat, Moron Singh called emergency CCA meeting. After Nandigram, Moron SIngh still don't know what happened and how to act, no middle of night meeting. Poor Bengali are sub human in front of COngress party, Or Genocide may be new way to control poor population of West Bengal,
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Cadre put foot down, CM shifts out CRPF </b>
Rakesh K Singh | New Delhi
Amid uproar over keeping the Central Reserve Police Force idle at Nandigram for more than a week, the West Bengal Government is taking further steps to clip the wings of the paramilitary force in view of the opposition from the cadre..

The State Government on Sunday decided to further shift the CRPF camps away from Nandigram in view of the opposition from CPI(M) cadre. The relocation will make the CRPF more ineffective as the paramilitary force was already deployed 20 to 30 km away from Nandigram.

After warning CPI(M) cadre riding on motorcycles and trying to dominate the area in Nandigram, the CRPF apprehended one of the bikers on Saturday as his vehicle did not have a number plate. The apprehension of CPI(M) cadre provoked the ruling party and it asked the Government to clip the force's wings further.

Apart from turning down a request by the CRPF to set up a joint control room at Nandigram, the State Government also rejected a proposal of the paramilitary force to set up a camp at Takapur where area residents were pleading for one. Since their deployment at Nandigram, the CRPF had been able to bring back confidence among the local people. However, the State Government's move to shift the camps is being viewed by the Union Home Ministry officials as detrimental for operations there and bringing peace in trouble-torn Nandigram.

Despite the Union Home Ministry's insistence for proclamation of Nandigram as a disturbed area, the State Government chose to assign "areas of responsibility" to the CRPF.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Killing of innocent Hindus in Nandigram : RSS may not sit quietly</b>
11/18/2007 2:46:01 PM  HK

NEW DELHI : It is sad that Indian Army did not come to the rescue of the common people in Nandigram as the communist thugs armed with Chinese arms and ammunitions killed scores of innocent Hindus in Nandigram.

The only nationalist organization in India – RSS may not sit quietly if the innocent Hindus in India are targeted by Chinese supported armed Marxists in West Bengal. These Marxists take money from Indian oligarch capitalists and kill common people in West Bengal. They have rigged election after election since 1971. RSS may for the first time challenge these Marxists in their own turf and in their own way.

The Government led by Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh is doing nothing in Nandigram because they want India-US nuke agreement approved by the communists and also stay in power in New Delhi with the help of 60 odd seats held by these communists in the Parliament.

People in Nandigram has little hope to believe the Army they admired all their life – the patriotic Indian Army will ever come to clean the area from communist thugs armed with Chinese arms and ammunitions.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Letter to NHRC tells tale of 'rapes, mayhem, lies' in Nandigram </b>
Santanu Banerjee | New Delhi
A letter from Paschim Banga Khet Majdoor Samity (PBKMS) to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) detailing torture by CPI(M) cadre in Nandigram has accused senior CPI(M) leaders of provoking party activists.

"With death tolls mounting and scores missing, kidnapped and displaced, and increasing murderous violence by CPI(M) cadre, we request the NHRC to immediately take action to relieve the sufferings of the people in Nandigram, East Mednipore district, West Bengal," the letter said.

To underscore the involvement of top CPI(M) leaders, the letter said: "In midst (ongoing tension and occasional skirmishes), fuel was added to the fire when on November 04, 2007 the CPI(M) Politburo member Brinda Karat prescribed: Dum Dum Dawai (severe bashing -- a slogan of the 60s advocating public thrashing for the corrupt) as a solution and blamed the leaders of Opposition parties for the continuing trouble in Nandigram in a rally speech in AIDWA at Dum Dum in the northern fringe of the city in the presence of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. The violence and attacks started intensifying and on November 05, 2007 hundreds of CPI(M) gunmen rained bombs and fired shots in Nandigram from Khejuri side."

The letter not only spoke of killings, planned massacres, but also rapes of women by party cadre. It also exploded the myth that first casualty in CPI(M) camp happened when five cadre of the party died on October 28 night while they were making crude bombs.

Fresh violence broke out on November 02, 2007 where CPI(M) cadres from Khejuri started firing while policemen deployed in the area turned a blind eye. All entry points to Nandigram were sealed off by CPI(M) cadre and there were attempts to take control over villages which BUPC was holding sway over, the letter said.

Incidentally, the body has been working for the welfare of West Bengal farmers for the last 20 years.

Meanwhile, All India Progressive Women's Association general secretary Kumudini Pati and president Srilata Swaminathan, in a statement, said CPI(M) PB member and former leader of AIDWA Brinda Karat acted in the most callous and irresponsible way by making a shameful <b>public appeal to her 'comrades' to administer the Dum Dum Dawai to those fighting against corporate land grab in Nandigram</b>.

They said her inciting cadre to perpetrate violence on innocent people reminded us of the likes of Uma Bharati inciting Sangh Pariwar activists to demolish disputed structure in Ayodhya.

<b>AIPWA has demanded that the cases of molestation, rape and abduction of women and girls -- now in hundreds -- must be seriously investigated by the CBI and their medical examinations should be done and statements recorded, including that of gangrape victim Sabina Begum of Sadengabari and two teenage girls of Maheshpur.</b>
Offstumped blog has done some excellent reporting on Nandigram.
To Brinda Karat gangrape in Nandigram no matter of shame
An inconvenient truth for secular CPM: Nandigram victims’ mainly Muslim face
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->This is, perhaps, the worst-kept secret of the Nandigram violence that’s now being talked about openly. And is reason for embarrassment to the CPM which swears by its secular credentials: a majority of those targeted by its party cadres as they reclaim their turf are Muslim. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Consider the following:

•In areas where the Government proposed land acquisition for the chemical SEZ, almost 65% of the population is Muslim, largely the middle peasantry and sharecroppers. Says Siddiqullah Chowdhury of Jamiat-e-Ulema-Hind which became the backbone of the political opposition: “We could mobilise Muslims because they are the ones most dependent on land for livelihood. Most of them are unrecorded sharecroppers haunted by the fear that they might not get any compensation for not possessing any valid documents. In the core area of the proposed SEZ, a large number of Muslims owned small shops and were engaged in tailoring and zari work.”

•So it’s no surprise that the top rung of the Bhoomi Uchched Pratirodh Committee (Save Land Committee) — the umbrella group that began the agitation against the CPM — is Muslim: the chief is Abu Sufiyan, a former CPM panchayat leader who the party claims was expelled because of alleged financial irregularities. Sufiyan. however claims, he fell out of favour because he “refused to carry out illegal orders.”

•Working president of the BUPC is Abdus Samad who owes his allegiance to the Congress. Helping Sufiyan and Samad are Abu Taher of the Trinamool Congress, Ashrafultullah who is the Treasurer and executive committee member Sayum Kazi.

•Muslims make up a significant section of the villages in Nandigram’s Block 1 — the core of the agitation — which include Muhammadpur, Kendamarichar, Jalpai, Samsabad, Daudpur, Kalicharanpur, Garchakrebaria and Satengabad-Ranichawk.

•Admits Block Development Officer Ashok Sarkar: “In most of these villages, a large number of houses damaged belong to Muslims. They were from both sides but obviously those under the BPUC banner have suffered more.” One estimate, according to Samad, is that in the latest cycle of violence, 500 houses belonging to Muslims have either been burnt or damaged.


<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Says pro-CPM Salman Kurshid, secretary, Muslim Institute, a highly respected organisation of Muslim intellectuals: “Muslims in the state are thoroughly frustrated at what happened in Nandigram. The High Court has also called it (the March 14 firing) unconstitutional. It was just like in Gujarat where Narendra Modi gave his men three days to wrap up their operation. In Nandigram, CPM cadres were let loose from November 6 to 9 when the administration collapsed. The Muslims in the state have been talking that there is no difference between BJP and the so called progressive Marxists.”

There we go to the reference to three days in Gujarat - Feb 29th (in non-leap year), Feb 30th and Feb 31st. <!--emo&:whistle--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/whistle.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='whistle.gif' /><!--endemo-->

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