Jharkhand: Preparations for Bandh

Date: 
October 23, 2016

A meeting of left parties held on October 22 at CPI(M) State Centre to review preparation for Jharkhand Bandh on October 24,2016.

Meeting was attended by G.K.Baksi, State Secretary, Sufal Mahato & Birendra Kumar of CPI(M), Janardan Prasad, State Secretary of CPI(ML), K.D.Singh State Secretary and Ajay Kumar of CPI, & Siddheswar Singh (SUCI-C).

The high-handedness of Raghubar Das government was severely criticized for obstructing the rally organized by different Tribal organizations today by setting up barricades at different places in and around Ranchi and resorting to indiscriminate firing today at Khunti. One villager has succumbed to death and several others were injured. The left parties have demanded Judicial Enquiry headed by sitting High Court Judge and exemplary punishment of those responsible.

It is notable that within last two months, the police resorted to indiscriminate firing at Gola, Barkagaon (Hazaribagh) & Khunti causing death of two, four and one villager respectively, who were protesting against government policies of forcible land acquisition and attempt to amend CNT/SPT acts.

The left parties have appealed to the people of Jharkhand to observe successful Jharkhand Bandh on Oct 24 and raise voice against the authoritarian role of  the state government to curb all democratic movements by resorting to firing and other oppressive measures.

The left parties have appealed to different chambers of commerce, businessmen, shop-keepers, transporters & people from all walks of life to extend their active support and make the bandh call successful.

Bandh call has been given by Left and Secular opposition parties demanding Judicial Enquiry on Police firing at Gola and Barkagaon (Hazaribagh), withdrawal of ordinance for amendment of CNT and SPT Acts, implementation of Land Acquistion Act 2013 and against series of custodial murders (Secretary)