ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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West Bengal Uses of BJP

Pre-Election Police Terror DEMOCRATIC rights have become 'sky flowers' to the sons of the soil in Telengana. More than 10 workers of various CPI(ML) groups were killed by the police in fake encounters in a span of a month just before the elections. The reason for all this chaos, as the government sources stress, was the need to conduct elections 'freely' and to ensure law and order' in the villages. As per official assessments, 3,000 villages needed tight police 'bandobast' and were supposedly facing a law and order problem. That's why a 15,000-strong central police force was put in operation in Andhra Pradesh. These arrangements had been made in the wake of the call given by the CPI(ML) People's War Croup to boycott the Lok Sabha elections and another call given by other CPl(ML) groups to support the revolutionaries wherever they were fighting the elections. Ironically both these calls escalated the range of repression of the police in certain areas. Police vans surrounded the villages, beat up everybody including women, children and the aged, dumped them in the police stations and subjected them to torture

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