Naxalites have reached Patna with their Mao-cult slogans on walls and a few hand bombs in halls.
All the walls of the town are full of Naxalite slogans.
Some weeks ago, they hurled bombs to disrupt a ‘save democracy convention’ called by right wing political parties. It was the first Naxalite action in Patna.
After five days the police arrested seven students. They were pasting posters on walls to celebrate May Day. The president of Patna unit of Vidyarthi Parishad, Tiwari, was thrashed when, along with some of his friends, he tried to stop them.
One of the arrested students had secured highest marks in the Secondary Examination held last year, i.e. he is the topper of Bihar.
Naxalites also hurled crackers on the Gandhi Darshan train, which had not received such treatment anywhere else.
Soon enough they bombed the house of the Principal of Patna Commerce College, who had helped in their arrest.
Excerpts from Radical 5 September 1970