Appeal from MASUM (human rights organisation) on police violence, Feb 4, 2007

On 4 th of February 2007 nearly 150 villagers of Beraberi and adjoining villages under Singur Police Station assembled near the fences erected by the administration as acquired for Tata motors. The protest was a peaceful one and led by Krishi Jami Rakha Committee. When the protestors assembled at the fence at about 10.30 AM to lodge their protest and shouted slogans, a large number of police bodily resisted them.

Among many protesters, Amitabha Bhattacharya, Sudip Sarkar, Partha Chakraborty, Ajoy Das, Becharam Manna, Ganga Das, Kabita Bag, and Mamata Manna were beaten, some with serious head injuries. Anuradha Talwar of the Right to Food Network was arrested.

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