Attack on Marxist book stall: Trinamool Congress faces wrath of civil society


KOLKATA: West Bengal authorities and ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday got here underneath criticism from intellectuals and the civil society following an assault on CPI(M)’s Marxist literature stall and the resultant arrest of senior get together leaders.

On Monday night, as senior CPI(M) leaders have been protesting on the busy Rashbehari Avenue crossing in South Kolkata towards an assault on a brief Marxist literature stall close to a preferred Puja pandal within the locality the night time earlier than, they have been allegedly attacked by ruling get together activists.

The police intervened and arrested senior CPI(M) leaders like get together Rajya Sabha member Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, CPI(M) state secretariat member Kallol Majumdar and widespread movie director and get together sympathizer Kamaleshwar Mukherjee, who can be a famous doctor of the town.

Though they have been launched late within the night, the ruling Trinamool Congress has began dealing with the wrath of the intellectuals and the civil society, each for the assault on the Marxist literature stall in addition to for the arrests of leaders for collaborating in a “peaceful” and “democratic” demonstration.

Expressing solidarity with Kamaleshwar Mukherjee, famous movie director Kaushik Ganguly mentioned by this arrest, Mukherjee is at no loss. Famous actor Abir Chatterjee, identified for his roles as iconic Bengali detective character, Byomkesh Bakshi, additionally applauded Mukherjee for being a part of the protest and accepting the arrest. “We love you Kamal Da and we are proud of you,” he mentioned.

Movie director Srijit Mukherjee went a step forward elevating questions in regards to the assault on a ebook stall. “What are they afraid of? Books? I don’t have enough words to condemn the arrests. We are with you Kamal da for whatever it is worth,” he mentioned.

Fashionable actor Riddhi Sen, identified for his iconic function of Puti in Nagar Kirtan, blasted out over the event and mentioned that evidently the state authorities has completely misplaced its senses. “What prompted the arrest of Kamaleshwar Mukherjee? Just for being a part of a protest against the attack on a book stall? This is utterly shameful,” Sen mentioned.

Nevertheless, the Trinamool Congress is adamant on their logic that the stress wouldn’t have arisen except a poster within the stall learn: “Catch thieves and fill up prisons,” clearly concentrating on the ruling get together leaders.

In line with the get together’s state common secretary and Kunal Ghosh, his get together leaders too are keen on studying books. “But through that poster at the book stall, CPI(M) just tried to instigate our local party workers and tried to create tension during the festive season. The police had done the right thing to prevent instigation,” mentioned Ghosh.

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