Hindutva Goons Attack Kisan Dharna in Muzaffarpur
CPIML State Secretary Kunal strongly condemned the attack by goons affiliated to Hindutva organizations on farmers sitting on dharna under the AIKSCC banner on 16 February at the Shaheed Khudiram Bose Memorial in Muzaffarpur. He said that these days organizations in Bihar associated with the BJP have become so bold that they indulge in naked goondaism. If the Bihar government has even a shred of respect for democratic processes all the attackers must be arrested immediately and such incidents must be stopped.
Muzaffarpur District Party Secretary Krishna Mohan cited the party enquiry report and said that around 3 pm on 16 February some 15-20 goons affiliated to communal organizations came to the dharna spot, tore down banners and posters abd broke the mike. When the farmers protested, they started pushing and shoving. The farmers' organizations then blocked the road and sat on dharna in protest. CPIML members immediately reached the spot. Later, the police also arrived. An FIR has been registered against unknown attackers. Farmers organized a protest march under the AIKSCC banner from the Shaheed Khudiram Bose Memorial on 17 February against the attack. The demand for arrest of the attackers was raised during the chakka jam protest on 18 February.