Medha flays CPI(M) govt for bloodshed in Nandigram

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New Delhi, Nov 12 (UNI) Coming down heavily on the CPI(M) for the bloodletting in Nandigram, social activist Medha Patkar today said the left party had turned the strife-torn village into a one-sided battle zone with the party's goons killing unarmed people with sophisticated weapons even as police remained a mute spectator to the indiscriminate massacre.

In an e-mail statement issued here, Ms Patkar, who is on a 48-hour hunger strike, said it is a shame that the government and administration does not even have a word of regret to hide their blatant genocide or express an iota of sympathy for so many massacred people.

Thousands of villagers have been compelled to flee from their houses due to such incessant attacks by CPI (M) criminals and are now living in camps in the core Nandigram area. Some people have been picked up and forcibly compelled to join the attackers' camps where they are being used as human shields.

The final tally of the dead can be known only if everyone, including the media is allowed to enter the region, which until today lies barricaded. ''They have burned down hundreds of houses in every village to ashes, demolished hundreds of villages where the silence of the cemetery reigns today as gun toting CPI (M) cadres on motorbikes make their daily rounds of firing and bombing.

They are reported to have perpetrated certain cases of rape and molestation even,'' she added.

The CPI (M) cadres are now compelling the abducted villagers to accept their control and acquisitions. All these news confirmed by the Bengali media and most dailies seem to be as if the CPI(M) is on a medieval conquering mission and with each chapter of inhuman barbaric assault upon the unarmed common populace of Nandigram, they hail their victory of recapturing lost kingdoms!, Ms Patkar stated.

''Many of the injured are in the Nandigram hospital, some in Tamluk hospital, others have been shifted to the Kolkata SSKM hospital. There is a severe dearth of doctors and medicines for treatment of bullet injuries as medical supplies are also not being allowed to reach the hospitals by the armed CPI (M) hoodlums.'' In Kolkata, they organised a very sucessful two-day token fast and dharna programme in alliance with with various fraternal organisations which included Paschim Banga Krishak, Khet Mazdoor Sangathan, Hawkers Sangram Samiti, NAPM activists, intelligensia, a host of eminent personalities from all fileds, to name a few.

''They have also met the Governor and submitted a Memorandum of demands for immediate stopping of these barbaric assaults on the people of Nandigram. Similarly we have written to the Union Home Minister. But our repeated attempts to meet the Chief Minister have all been washed down the drain, as he has not even responded,'' the release added.

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