Photo exhibition shows suffering caused by Maoists

July 31st, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) A week-long exhibition of photographs showing the suffering caused to common people due to Maoist guerrillas’ actions was organised here by West Bengal’s ruling Communist party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). CPI-M’s mouthpiece Bengali newspaper Ganashakti organised the week-long photography exhibition “Maobadi, Noirajyer Natun Parbo” (Maoists, a new episode of lawlessness) here, displaying photographs of Maoist actions and the sufferings caused to the common people in three districts of West Bengal - Bankura, Purulia and West Midnapore.

“Through this exhibition people will get to know the torture and violence triggered by the Maoist rebels in remote districts,” CPI-M state secretary Biman Bose said at the inauguration.

It is being held at the city’s cultural hub Gaganendra Pradarshanshala and will continue till Aug 5.

Bose said: “Maoist groups are carrying out attacks on the local CPI-M leaders, especially those who are known as good political organisers, to shatter the communist base in the rural belt.”

A list of 46 victims who were killed in Maoist attacks were displayed at the exhibition.

“The exhibition is meant for the commoners so that they can come and experience the Maoist aggression on poor and innocent people living in rural districts of the state. If anyone wants to know anything about Maoists atrocity, s/he can also contact the Ganashakti office,” said Bose, who is also the state Left Front chairman.

He said the Maoist activities suddenly increased in the state after the government tried to usher in industries in a big way.

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