Marichjhapi was the second genocide by CPIM in Bengal after Snaibari (Bardhaman) massacre in 1970. You may say it’s beginning of genocide era. Soon after coming to power in Bengal, communists of India lead by CPIM did Marichjhapi Massacre and mass rape in 1979. Later on West Bengal was also witnessed lots of brutality by these communists during their 34yrs of ruling.
The only and only reason why those people in Marchjhapi were targeted was, they were able to live decently without being under any political umbrella and this could have been fatal for the party of institutional political proletariat or any other ‘mainstream’ political force.
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