Tackling Violence – The Commie Way
The West Bengal government has decided to call out Army to control clashes in Kolkata over Nandigram.
Earlier, activists of the All India Minority Forum protesting the violence in Nandigram on Wednesday indulged in brick-batting, blocked roads and clashed with police, which used batons and teargas to disperse the protesters.
The character, or lack of it, of India’s communists is on full display here. Nandigram burns for more than a month. Hundreds die. Forget sending the army, the CPI(M) makes sure that even the Police stays away. And when a bunch of protesters pelt stones, the army is called-in! Who needs terrorists when we have commies?
Update: Seems the situation is Kolkata is more serious than I earlier thought. The entire city had been brought to a halt due to the violence and lots of public property was damaged. It’s now being debated that the protests could have been used as a diversionary tactic. Mamata Bannerjee, who deplored what happened in Nandigram is yet to make a statement against what heppened today.
Update 2: This is my post # 100.