Kolkata: A huge crowd gathered at DYFI’s ‘Insaf Sabha’ near Dharmadala Tram Terminus on Tuesday. Later, a meeting was organized at Dharamdalla Mor to deal with the crowd. Earlier, the SFI and DYFI had been denied permission by the police to gather near Victoria House when permission was sought.
Traffic stopped here
Under pressure from a gathering of Left student and youth organizations called ‘Insaf Sabha’, the Dharmatla Mor stalled on Tuesday. Traffic came to a complete standstill in the central part of Kolkata city on a heavy afternoon, leaving hundreds of people in dire straits. As the gathering started near the Tipu Sultan Masjid, the vehicular traffic was stopped in Dharmadala area along Chittaranjan Avenue and Lenin Sarani adjacent to the venue. Apart from this, the vehicles going from Raj Bhavan to Dharmadalla were also stopped. Dharmatalla came to a complete standstill as some vehicles were diverted from Lenin’s march. Due to this, the common people were subjected to various difficulties. CPI(M) State Secretary Mohd. Salim, DYFI State Secretary Meenakshi Mukherjee, CPI(M) Central Committee Member Abas Roy Chowdhury, SFI State Secretary Sreejan Bhattacharya, SFI State President Pratigur Rahman, SFI National General Secretary Mayuk Biswas, DYFI State President Dhruvjyoti Saha spoke. Apart from this, Salem Khan, father of deceased student leader Anees Khan also attended and addressed. A judicial meeting was held in Dharmadala from 12 noon on Tuesday demanding employment for the SSC candidates who have been fighting on the streets of Kolkata since Anees Khan’s murder.
CPI(M) State Secretary Mohd. Salim said that the next year panchayat elections should be taken into consideration and progress should be made. Now the new generation is waking up and it’s time to break away from the screens we were confined to for 10-11 years. He said the helpline number opened by the CPI(M) for reporting complaints has received good response. He said that our struggle is against violence, for justice and for employment. Our struggle is also to save the education system which has been plagued by allegations of corruption in the recruitment process. Targeting the central government, Mohd. Salim said the central government is selling everything from post offices to airports.