JMACC condemns Nandigram killings by CPI-M cadres

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New Delhi, Nov 14 (UNI) Jharkhand Mines Area Coordination Committee (JMACC) today strongly condemned the atrocities on the peasants of Nandigram in West Bengal who were resisting the takeover of their lands and urged the State as well as the Centre to immediately restore peace in the area.

JMACC in a statement issued here said the attack on social activist Medha Patkar and the way she was prevented from meeting the families of the victims of violence only shows that CPI(M) cadres have no tolerance and want to carry out their wishes forcefully.

The statement further said the JMACC is particularly grieved to see that such brutal atrocities of torture, rape and murder are being committed by the CPI(M) cadre.

''It is within the politics and character of the Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) to incite and use violence for electoral gains.'' At the same time, CPI(M)'s stand that their hands were clean and that this were a national security problem was totally unacceptable, especially when they were running the Government, the statement added.

According to the statement, what was happening in Nandigram was a lesson for all emerging people's movements resisting the onslaught of neo-liberal economics by confiscating people's resources. ''The fact that the movements organisational leadership is less visible and that political parties, especially the TMC, are seen to be representing them has far reaching consequences on the future of the movement.'' ''While, it is very encouraging to see civil social groups and important individuals standing with the movement, we also caution them that their role as human rights defenders is much needed but they should keep within this agenda,'' the statement added.


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