Afroz Alam Sahil, BeyondHeadlines
Patna, Bihar: Not many in Bihar still know about the tragic incident of June 3 police firing in Bihar’s Forbesgnaj. The reason: Not a single mainstream Hindi or even Urdu paper carried the story for long.
The Committee for Justice to Victims of Forbesganj Firing (CJVFF) is, however, planning to organize a campaign to make people aware of the police atrocities.
CJVFF organized one such campaign today in West Champaran’s Bettia town. There appeared to be against not only the state government, but also the media.
CPI (M) state unit too has appealed to all political parties to register protest in unison. Local party leader has alleged that the government was itself maintaining the road that has now been blocked.
He further announced state CPI (M) decision to hold protest in all district headquarters on June 23. They will demand the cancellation of lease as well as proper compensation for the victims.
State Congress leaders too held a dharna in Patna on Thursday. State Congress leader Gulchain Singh Charak condemned the ‘police atrocities’ against poor villagers. Congress party has further demanded a CBI enquiry in the whole matter and removal of the police garrison from the Bhajanpur village. They have also reiterated the demand for proper compensation and threatened a state-wide protest if their demands are not heeded to.
State party president Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Qaiser said on the occasion that like Singur and Nandigram, Bhajanpur will prove the nail in Nitish Kumar’s coffin.
Former MP and PCC secretary Ranjita Ranjan also met the prime minister in the national capital to press for justice and submitted a memorandum. She too has demanded a CBI enquiry.