Partial bandh marks Naxalite founder`s death anniversary
Siliguri: Life was partially
affected at Siliguri, following a bandh called by the CPI (ML) to mark the 38th death anniversary of Charu Majumdar, one of the
founders of naxal movement.
A faction of the CPI(ML) had made an announcement for the bandh, which is observed every year.
Most of the shops, markets and business establishments
remained closed and private vehicles were found less on the
roads. However, movement of government vehicles and attendance
in offices was normal.
No law and order problem was reported so far, police
Majumdar, along with Kanu Sanyal and Jangal Santal,
led a militant peasant uprising at Naxalbari village, about 35
km from here, in 1967. They also formed the CPI(ML) with his
as its general secretary in 1969.
The Naxalite leader was caught from his hide-out on July 16, 1972 and died in police custody at the Alipore
central jail on July 28, 1972.
Many of his followers believe that he was killed in the jail and since then they have been observing a bandh in
Siliguri on this day each year.
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