Calcutta and the rest of India's easternmost border state, West Bengal, has acquired the netoricty of being the state with worst forms of Red violence for the last few months since the Communist-dominated United Front Ministry was replaced by Indira Gandhi's direct rule.
A victim of inter-party clash-a 62 year old pro-Russian Communist Party labour leader who was killed two days ago was brought in front of the Party's city office for paying homage. During the garlanding to the dead body a section of agitated party workers shouted slogans against the Marxist Communist Party who killed their man. They also alleged the Police for under-hand support to the Marxist Communist Party. As the Police did not allow the dead body to be taken in a procession the pro-Russian communist Party member a took of a procession without the dead body through the streets of Calcutta with red flags pointing down and wearing black badges on the chests.
About 200 Peace marchers, men and women, marched through the streets of Calcutta singing peace song in Bengali "ONWARD MARCHES THE SOLDIER OF PEACE"
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Background: Calcutta and the rest of India's easternmost border state, West Bengal, has acquired the netoricty of being the state with worst forms of Red violence for the last few months since the Communist-dominated United Front Ministry was replaced by Indira Gandhi's direct rule.
Nearly 300 people were killed in continued violence in West Bengal during the current year and in Calcutta alone 148 people had been murdered in interparty clashes including police men. The Police have been able to detect 103 cases and make 267 arrests sofar.
To eradicate violence and rousing public conscience against the destructive attitude of the extremists a group of Sarvadayay (Gandhi an Way) Peace Marchers, who covered on foot about 100 miles from Hoogly to Calcutta, started Gandhi an-way peace march in Calcutta from December 23 picking Christmas-eve as the most correct date for peace campaign.