A Tale of Dulali or of the Harmads in the Junglemahal of West Bengal
A tale of Dulali, of Dulali Mahato, it is. Lakshmanpur is her village. Lakshmanpur is in Vimpur area of Shalboni. Shalboni is a part of the Junglemahal. Hence, it is a tale of the Junglemahal, and it is one of the daily tales.
She was 55 when, on 25th of September, 2010, she was brutally killed with the help of easily available cartridges of 3.3 rifle. Her only sin was that she was mother of Viswanath Mahato, a veterinarian profession and a supporter of Trinomul Congress. Trinomul Congress is one of the political parties in the West Bengal state of India.
Trinomul Congress, thanks to charisma of Mamata Bandyopadhyay, has managed to build up supporq-base even in some parts of the Junglemahal to the close of the first decade of the twenty first century. Mamata Bandyopadhyay is the supremo of Trinomul Congress, the opposition party of the state. She is also the Railway Minister of India.
Dulali was brutally killed by the Harmads in the afternoon. Harmads, usually, refer to the pirates. However, in West Bengal, they are the unofficial militia of Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPIM. Harmads are the recruit of the CPIM. They are armed goons. The villagers have named them so. CPIM, the ruling political party of West Bengal, provides them with food and lodging and with necessary training. They live, according to the version of Mr.(Honorable Home Minister of India), in the more than 100 camps in the Junglemahal and in some other districts of West Bengal. They are armed cadres, and they carry arms (bombs and village-made or sophisticated guns).
Maoists are armed members of Communist Party of India (Maoist). Maoists are another variety of the Indian communists, and they have been waging war against the state of India. Socialist revolution is their declared target. They do not take part in the prevalent democratic practices in India. They oppose the form of parliamentary democracy. They do not allow any other political parties to play in the field. The goal of CPIM is not different, although they take part in the elections. The CPIM people probably forgot that they have once campaigned for socialist revolution.
The CPIM people, too, do not love to find that political forces of different operating in the same arena. They can take any recourse if they fail to secure popular support. Yes, they have armed cadres or goon for this purpose only. The fun is that they do not admit this and that they want to hide this clandestine operation.
The CPIM has been at the helm of power in West Bengal for more than three decades and they have been happily implementing the policies of the Indian central government. Presently Indian National Congress is at the hot chair of the center. The CPIM follows the policies of the center eagerly, but sometimes it shows false opposition. The CPIM leaders want to show that they oppose America. It is another fact that the Indian government, generally, builds up its policies on the basis of the prescriptions of United States of America.
The CPIM has become totally unpopular in the state in the recent years. Their leaders are notorious for audacity. They do not allow any different voice in the social and political front. Many cases of their dishonest have been exposed. The people of the state find grains of fascism in them.
This is why the Trinomul Congress has occupied the empty space. Now, the CPIM has led their armed guns against the Trinomul Congress activists and supporters anywhere in the state. The result is the brutal murder of Dulali.
The Harmads have an armed camp at Rameswarpur Madyamik School in Lakshmanpur. Yes, there are armed camps of the Harmads in several schools in the Junglemahal. Just about 12 hours of the day, Dulali noticed that a contingent of about 50 to 60 Harmads was entering Lakshmanpur village through Hatilota village. She noticed that they were spraying bullets in all directions. Dulali’s two-storied cottage was their first target. Viswanath and others fled to the adjacent forest area swiftly. Mahendranath Mahato, Dulali’s husband went to hide in a small room in the first floor. The Harmads found the helpless, old and feeble Dulali. They unloaded their guns. The Harmads or the predators left for their next hunt.
The dead body of Dulali remained on the earth in front of her home for more than twenty four hours. Nobody dared visiting the place. This is not the end of the tale of Dulali.
The Indian Home Minister has been helping the CPIM rulers of West Bengal to combat the Maoists. The Home Department of India has provided thousands of central forces for driving out the Maoists from the Junglemahal. There is a camp of the central forces close to the cottage of Dulali. Yes, the central forces have remained motionless in the camp. The central forces are there to help the Harmads of the CPIM only.