GUWAHATI, Aug 10 - On the 39th death anniversary of a leading Marxist thinker of the era, Shibdas Ghosh, a memorial meeting was held under the auspices of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) at the district library auditorium, Guwahati on August 6. The meeting was presided over by Chandralekha Das, secretary of the Assam State Committee of the party, a press release said.
Asit Bhattacharyya, member of the Politburo of the party, while highlighting the various contributions of Shibdas Ghosh observed that there was no doubt that Ghosh was the real founder of both the Communist movement in the country and the true communist party, the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist).
Speaking briefly about the political situation in the State, he strongly deprecated the manner in which the NRC preparation is being carried out, which may result in the non-inclusion of lakhs of genuine Indian citizens, giving rise to a catastrophe. He said that the ultra chauvinist and arch communal forces are working hand in hand, which may provoke the worst form of communal and fratricidal conflicts. He, therefore, urged the right thinking people of Assam to come forward to negate such possibilities.
In her presidential speech, Chandralekha Das, expressed grave concern about the situation centring round the ongoing NRC upgrade. She said that a movement should be organised that no genuine Indian citizen is deprived of his/her legitimate rights.
Earlier, Azahar Hussain, member of the State Committee of the party explained the significance of the memorial meeting.
At the outset, three resolutions � on price rise, deaths due to Japanese encephalitis and attack upon minorities in the name of NRC upgrade � were moved by Suratzaman Mandal, a veteran member of the Assam State Committee of the party, which were passed unanimously in the meeting.