On Saturday, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) staged a protest in front of the Police Headquarters, urging immediate action to facilitate the return of 31 families who have been unable to go back to their homes since the 2023 assembly polls. The CPI-M alleged that these families were targeted due to their support for the opposition party, rather than the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Despite informing the NCC Police Station and reaching out to BJP leaders, including MLA Jiten Choudhury, no effective measures have been taken to address the situation. The CPI-M called upon the state government and relevant authorities to promptly address the matter.
Following the 2023 assembly polls, a series of attacks were initiated against families residing in the Vivekananda Abasan and Gorkhabasti areas who had openly supported the opposition party. The families, numbering 31 in total, have been unable to return to their homes for the past three months. The CPI-M emphasized that the sole reason for their displacement was their decision to support the opposition, which has caused considerable distress and hardship for these families.
The CPI-M, through its Sadar divisional committee secretary, Subhasish Ganguly, expressed deep concern over the situation faced by the displaced families. Ganguly highlighted the lack of action taken by the local administration to restore normalcy in the area, thereby preventing the families from reclaiming their homes. The party alleged that despite notifying the NCC Police Station and informing the ruling BJP leaders, including MLA Jiten Choudhury, no concrete steps have been taken to address the issue.
Ganguly emphasized that it is the responsibility of the state government and relevant authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens, regardless of their political affiliations. The CPI-M demanded immediate action to rectify the situation and enable the affected families to return home without fear of reprisals.
The plight of the displaced families has sparked public outrage, with many condemning the targeted violence and expressing solidarity with the affected individuals. The incident has also raised questions about the accountability of the ruling BJP and its commitment to upholding democratic values, including freedom of political expression.
The opposition party’s protest serves as a reminder of the importance of safeguarding citizens’ rights and ensuring a peaceful political environment. By highlighting the government’s inaction, the CPI-M aims to hold the ruling party accountable for its failure to address the concerns of its constituents.
In demanding the restoration of normalcy in the Vivekananda Abasan and Gorkhabasti areas, the CPI-M emphasizes the need for the state government and concerned authorities to take immediate and effective action. Providing a safe environment for all citizens, regardless of their political beliefs, is essential for upholding the democratic fabric of the nation.
The CPI-M’s call for immediate action reflects the urgency of the situation. The affected families have already endured three months of displacement, with no resolution in sight. The longer their plight continues, the greater the violation of their rights and the erosion of public trust in the government’s ability to ensure security and justice for all.
The ongoing struggle faced by the 31 displaced families in the wake of the 2023 assembly polls highlights the challenges of political polarization and its impact on citizens’ lives. The CPI-M’s protest in front of the Police Headquarters serves as a strong message to the ruling party and the state government, emphasizing the importance of protecting the rights and safety of all citizens, regardless of their political affiliations.