Police personnel baton charge at a protestor in Tuticorin. Credit – The PTI & The Wire
Frontier, 22 May 1971
Police atrocities are not uncommon in India. And Bihar is a part of India.
However, police atrocities have grown in number and become more sophisticated in nature since the Naxalite growth in the State. Now and then operations are launched, the ‘miscreants’ escape and innocent people got caught in the large-scale, massive operations, often assisted by the para-military forces. Sometimes even army helicopters are used. Continue reading “Police and People”
“A room on an upper floor of a West Bengal university. It is the headquarters of North Bihar Naxalites. The watchman of the building is also an active member of the group. To enter you have to produce a plastic coupon with code words.Continue reading “Naxalites in Mithila”
Though in theory there were two main fronts in the mid-term election for the fifth Lok Sabha from Bihar — the Congress-led combination of the CPI, the PSP and the Horo faction of the Jharkhand Party; and the constituents of the ruling Samyukta Vidhayak Dal comprising the SSP, the Syndicate, the Jan Sangh, the Swatantra, the Janta Party and the Bagun Sumbrai faction of the Jharkhand party — but in practice no front really existed. Continue reading “Serious Drubbing for Communalists & Reactionaries in Bihar”
Bihar too has taken to the path of U.P. At this rate, as a Congress (O) leader put it, it would soon be a centre without circumference.
The downfall of the Daroga Rai Ministry was inevitable; it was the writing on the wall. The moment Mr Rai assumed office, ten months ago, on February 19, 1970, people started looking for the day when the Government would fall.
In theory, there were two main fronts in the mid-term election for the fifth Lok Sabha from Bihar — the Congress led front that included the CPI and the PSP and the four-party alliance of the Congress (O), the Jana Sangh, the SSP and the Swatantra.