ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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BIHAR-Teaching the Landless a Lesson

BIHAR Teaching the Landless a Lesson Umesh Sinha ON December 31, 1984 evening, about a 1,000-strong contingent of CRP and BMP (Bihar Military Police) attacked Mongar Bigha Tbla, a Harijan hamlet of Kaithi Bigha village in Aurangabad district of Bihar and killed 10 Harijans. The contingent indulged in shooting, looting and arson for 36 hours. The Tola was set on fire and six Harijans were thrown into the fire. Dozens of heads of cattle were also burnt alive. After the operation was over, the police arrested eight perons and paraded them upto the Obera police station about a kilometre away. Five of them were believed to have been shot either on the way or in the police station. Ten days after the carnage the Tola with burnt mud houses was still completely deserted. The whereabouts of its around 105 surviving inhabitants are unknown.

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