The CPI(M) on Friday claimed that the folks of West Bengal have “positively” responded to the 12-hour strike name given by the Left Front in protest in opposition to alleged police atrocities on DYFI and SFI activists the day earlier than. Senior CPI(M) chief Md Salim contended that the social gathering “had determined to not implement the strike” as that might have inconvenienced frequent folks, however many have “voluntarily” supported the bandh.
“The police, nonetheless, arrested Leftwing activists who had been making ready to participate in the protest march through the day. Several of them have been taken into custody and we demand their rapid launch… Nonetheless, folks of the state have supported the bandh,” Salim instructed reporters. Activists of the Left Front and the Congress clashed with the police in central Kolkata on Thursday throughout their march to the state secretariat, demanding creation of jobs.
The Left chief additionally stated that just about 500 social gathering members and supporters suffered accidents in the conflict and that they had been present process therapy in varied hospitals. “I’ll say that the police, which have grow to be inefficient and ineffective below the incumbent state authorities, carried out a pre-planned assault on the activists,” the previous MP claimed.
Salim stated the social gathering will take to “authorized recourse to seek out out who directed police motion on the Left activists, and what could possibly be the doable purpose behind it”. “Don’t folks in this state have the precise to take out a peaceable protest march?” he stated.
Earlier in the day, Left activists had been seen blocking railway tracks and roads in Malda, Barddhaman, Asansol, Raignaj, Dankuni, elements of Kolkata, North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts. Protestors additionally burnt tyres in just a few pockets, and supplied roses to policemen in some areas.
Massive police presence was witnessed on the roads through the day to make sure that public transport functioned usually.