» 11/12/2007, 00.00
West Bengal, general strike in the wake of massacre ordered by communists
Members of the Communist Party yesterday attacked the storage centres of local small farmers, to convince them through violence to give in to their lands being requisitioned. The opposition declares the shit down of the entire State.
People continue to die in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal over land
In Andhra Pradesh police fire at leftwing groups who want land distribution for the poor; eight people are killed. In West Bengal clashes between supporters of the state’s leftwing administration and local farmers defending their land continue. Appeals are made to the central government to take action against the two states.
Bengal communists at war with the farmers
Guns and home-made bombs were used during clashes in Nandigram between Communist Party activists and farmers. Dozens wounded and at least one person was left dead, while the police failed to intervene. The communist government convokes party members, while the opposition asks the central government to intervene. .
Police fire on crowds: dozens dead and injured
Nandigram farmers oppose land requisitions for industrial plants. The government accuses subversive groups, but the opposition calls for strike protests.
More than 14,000 farmers expelled from their land to give way to a car plant
The Communist-led government of West Bengal is using an 1894 colonial-era law to seize farmland. Many farmers have protested and demonstrations have turned into clashes with police. Tata Motors wants to manufacture the world's cheapest car.
Farmers expelled from their land to give way to plant to build world’s cheapest car
In West Bengal 400 hectares of farmland is expropriated for factory that will build the Nano car. Many farmers refuse to give up their land and homes but the government is going ahead anyway. Legal action and public protest are planned.
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