Once the smokescreen has cleared, political blood drawn and the sense of outrage has dissipated, what’s left in Nandigram is a human tragedy of epic proportions whose the victims have cut across all political lines.
What’s even more horrifying however is what lies in the future.
With the continued perpetuation of the traditional Marxist power idiom of violent cadre-ism and the accompanying reactionary “itching-for-violence” Maoist-Trinamool presence in rural Bengal, Nandigram-like incidents will remain just one rumour, just one notice, just one bullet away from happening. More on Arnab Ray’s blog»
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