Kolkata, September 13 : Determined Student Youth Marchers today re wrote history by valiantly fighting with brutal Police aided by TMC hooligans, as Police had to enforce barricades after Barricades and employ over 1000 Police officials, water cannon, Riot Police, Vermillion dipped red water to fake injury, tear gas shells and had brought in history sheeters and wagon breakers, all marked hooligans, of ruling TMC, to corner the deft Marchers, by brick batting them from building tops.
Over 150 of Marchers, including the top leadership of SFI and DYFI, DYFI State Secretary Sayandeep Mitra, DYFI State President Meenakshi Mukherjee, SFI State Secretary Srijan Bhattacharya were grievously injured, as due to the the brutal lathicharge without any provocation. The over 25000 strong Huge Rally, created waves after waves to Move forward, thwarting police lathicharge. About 90 of Protesters are still untraceable, and it is being envisaged that many of them might be arrested or injured. Officially there has been about 15 arrests so far.
Interestingly TMC Hooligans today brought some vermillion mixed red water, and poured it on Police constables Body, and instructed them to recluse as injured, however the conspiracy was within moments, caught by the activists, and perpetrators were caught red handed by the activists.
Later Piusha Mitra, an SFI activist from Burdwan was arrested, for bursting the conspiracy, and that again triggered a new wave of protest. Today, in an unimaginable Manner the water cannon of the Police lost its steam, before the determined protesters, who did not yield ground, and moved forward despite the full flow of the cannon, and that led to Police being sceptical over the efficiency of the cannon, which was later checked and found to be 100 % functional. Protesters and even Woman SFI activists were seen picking up the just fired upon Tear gas shells from the ground and throwing it back at the barricade, one of which also hit this correspondent. Such tear gas shells became a hidden weapon of the rallyists, who stunned the forces back, for many times, employing the method.
Left Front today has called for immediate protests throughout the state from today , against the barbaric Police brutality and Tomorrow will be observed as Black day by Left Student Youth Activists.Left Front Chairman Biman Basu in a statement condemning the Police Brutality has said that the Student –Youth in an unarmed manner had gone to demand for cheaper education and Employment opportunities, but instead got mauled by brutal lathicharge. Many of injured has been taken to Howrah District Hospital and Left Front Chairman Biman Basu has visited the Injured.
CPI(M) Politbureau Member MD Salim, also the former General Secretary of DYFI, today afternoon in a Press Conference, has said that after many years, the historical march is comparable with the determination of the present Student youth activists, who in order to take forward the demand for employment and Cheaper education, has today made optimum sacrifice. It is sad, that when CM, is running “PR” campaign Didi ke Bolo”, instead of taking memorandum, from the student youth activists, has forced upon their unarmed police towards the unarmed Youths. Mamata Banerjee is playing with “Fire “ and said that his Police Force wont be able able to stem the protests. He also said that as a former Youth activist, “We all are saluting the Vibrant Youths, who have valiantly fought against the indiscriminating use of force by the Police”, on order of Government. Interstingly duringthe AMIT Shah rally where Vidyasagar Statue was demiolished by BJP, Police used restraint, however a cause of demanding employment and cheap education, invites use of brutal force, to demolish aspirations and legitanmate demands of the Lakhs of Youths of the state.
It can be recalled that more than 5000 Permanent Marchers had in the last 24 Hours, walked over 30 Kilometers and accompanied by over 20 thousand Student and Youth Activists through out the Route, and despite the weariness, Woman activists were seen leading the charge against the Police . About 15 Rallyists has been arrested by the Howrah Police, and according to reports Attempt is being made to take them to Police custody as Criminals involved in Criminal cases.
Howrah Police and West Bengal Police today made elaborate arrangements to stall the march employing specialized forces with battle gears, and the way barely 20 aged and 30 aged activists forces them back, at one point of time frustrated even the DC of Police , who was leading Police Charge. SFI and DYFI activists spontaneously blocked the Howrah Bridge at one point of time, as Police tried to hastily clear the road, and Traffic in large parts of Howrah city came to standstill, as Youths came to road protesting the brutality. The Activists also barged to Roof top of some buildings , and from where they apprehended red hand about 8 Miscreants, all TMC hooligans, and handed over them to the Police. Despite Human right restrictions, today also male constables were seen manhandling woman activists.
Earlier DYFI General Secretary Abhay Mukherjee, SFI General Secretary Mayukh Biswas, SFI Leader Srijan Bhattacharya, Pratikur Rehman, DYFI State Secretary Sayandeep Mitra and President Meenakshi Mukkherjee along with leaders of 12 Leftist Student Youth Organizations today started their March from Dankuni, and after a halt near Railway Museum near Howrah Station, where many marchers joined the March, to take part in fear defying struggle against Police Baton. After the Rally Crossed Bankim Bridge, near GT road, Police embargoed the March, while the March Participants broke the initial barrricade before the Bankim setu.