Slogans, songs in Bihar jails to remember Charu Mazumdar

July 30th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, July 30 (IANS) Hundreds of jailed Maoists and activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist (CPI-ML) Friday remembered their icon and Communist revolutionary Charu Mazumdar in different jails across Bihar, police said.
Mazumdar, born in Siliguri in West Bengal, was the founding father of the Naxalite movement. He was captured on July 16, 1972 and died in police custody at Alipore Central Jail on July 28 the same year.

Nearly 300 Maoists and CPI-ML members,lodged in Beur jail in Patna, paid tributes to Charu Mazumdar by shouting slogans. “They celebrated Mazumdar’s martyrdom by shouting slogans, singing revolutionary songs and saluting red flags in jail wards,” a jail official told IANS.

According to jail officials, several top Maoist leaders and Left party leaders also addressed Maoists after paying tributes to Mazumdar.

Tributes were also paid to Charu Mazumdar at different jails in Gaya, Jehanabad, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, a police official said.

Police sources said that more than 5,000 Maoists and CPI-ML activists are lodged in different jails across the state.

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