05 July 2016
COMRADE CHARU MAJUMDAR, General Secretary of the CPI(ML), died in police custody at Kolkata on 28th July, 1972. Though he was seriously sick, he was subjected to continuous police questioning and denied necessary treatment leading to his death. It amounted to a murder under police custody. Still the parliament in session did not condemn it and the CPI(M) leaders kept silence. From the days of the First War of Independence and Santhal Revolts like anti-British upsurges, the British colonialists have brutally put down these people’s upsurges and barbarously eliminated its leaders. The list of these martyrs is very long. After the 1947 transfer of power, the big capitalist-big landlord state serving imperialism continued the colonialist policy of suppressing the people’s movements with equal or more brutality. The Indian state imposed more black acts like AFSPA, UAPA and the police, para-military and even military forces were deployed to more areas, intensifying the state terror. As a result, tens of thousands of communist revolutionaries and Democrats are murdered. Let us observe the 28th July as all India martyrs’ day with the pledge to continue the struggle for people’s democracy and socialism
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The Communist movement in India has a history of almost a century after the salvos of October Revolution in Russia brought Marxism-Leninism to the people of India who were engaged in the national liberation struggle against the British colonialists. It is a complex and chequered history.