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MADHYA PRADESH- New Workers Struggles in Delhi-Rajhara

had, earlier in the day, had an altercation over payment of wages with Gour Naskar, who is ostensibly one of the guards.
All the victims of these attacks have been vocal agricultural labourers and known sympathisers of either the CPI(M) or one of the CPI(ML) groups. The secretary of the local committee of the CPI(M), Moti Dewan, admits that the local police is controlled by Congress(I). Besides, the bheri operators and owners have formidable private armies and armouries. The state administration has turned a blind eye to these atrocities, in spite of the local CPI(M) unit reporting the matter to the Police Minister, Jyoti Basu. At the local level the CPI(M) has chosen to lie low and has done nothing to oppose the terror of the Congress(I) bheri owners and operators. Though the panchayat is controlled by the CPI(M). there has not been even a mass demonstration. The CPI(M)'s reliance on the state administration has been totals It was against this background that the Nishit-Azizul Huque faction of the C'PI(ML) stated making political inroads into the area. Given the inactivity of the local CPI(M), this group had groat or appeal to the local poor. In retaliation against the atrocities against the poor, it would appear that two prominent Congress(I) functionaries have been killed. On the night of November 18, 1981, Pulin Behari Mondal's house at Kantal-Beria was attacked and his son Nripen later succumbed to injuries. Pulin is an important Congressman. At noon on December 5, Ajit Naskar, the most important Congres(I) leader in the region, was killed within the premises of Hatgacha School where he was an assistant teacher, (Incidentally. Gour Naskar referred to above is a nephew of Ajit Naskar.) In the first case an FIR was lodged by Pulin Mondal himself alleging the complicity of Taran Haider and six others. The FIR in the latter case named Ganaoati Mondal and Nemai Sardar as the assailants.

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