Left events in West Bengal have referred to as for a 12-hour bandh throughout the state on Friday to protest a police crackdown on college students and youth marching in direction of Nabanna, the state secretariat, on Thursday.
Whereas processions converged from a number of factors throughout Kolkata and Howrah, the crackdown was most extreme at Dorina Crossing, within the coronary heart of Kolkata, on the crossing of Chowringhee and SN Banerjee highway. A number of protesters, together with girls, have been injured when police used batons on them.
The West Bengal authorities has opposed the bandh name and issued a discover saying all workers should attend workplace. No informal depart will likely be granted and visitors disruption is not going to be accepted as an excuse. Absence will imply lack of pay.
The police claimed protesters tried to storm barricades and wouldn’t again down regardless of warnings, forcing them to launch teargas, water cannons and the use batons. Protesters say using power was brutal and unprecedented.
Left Entrance chairman Biman Bose mentioned the police motion was “Jallianwala Bagh-like” when the entire metropolis was barricaded and cornered protesters attacked.
After the crackdown, the police rescued the injured and rushed them to hospital. CPM chief Md Salim claimed 500 protesters have been injured. The police say about 20.
In line with Md Salim, the Congress and the Indian Secular Entrance, just lately based by Pirzada Abbas Siddique of Furfura Sharif, are backing the 12-hour bandh.