2 injured in fresh violence in Nandigram

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Nandigram, Mar 15 (UNI) A day after the first anniversary of Nandigram killings, a village here today witnessed fresh violence with clashes between the supporters of Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee and CPI(M) over an election of a school committee at Hazrakata, police said.

A BUPC supporter claimed the clashes broke out while party supporters were protesting against alleged threatening of guardians' voters of the school at Rajaramchak village by the CPI(M) activists, this morning.

The CPI(M), however, said its supporters were peacefully moving from house-to-house, urging the voters to vote in favour of their candidates.

Two CPI(M) activists were injured in the clashes. While both were admitted to the Nandigram Hospital, the condition of one Shaikh Asad was stated to be critical.

Superintendent of Police, East Mindpur district, S S Panda said police had been deployed in the area and the situation was under control.

Yesterday, Opposition parties and several intellectuals and celebrities in West Bengal took part in protests against the last year's police firing in Nandigram in which 14 people were killed and many others injured.

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