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The families of Rajesh Sarkar and Tapas Burman, instead of cremating their dead, have buried their bodies hoping for justice at some point in future. In Anup Kumar Roy’s case, the courts ordered a third post-mortem, which is yet to be carried out.
Political violence in the State of West Bengal has been an unfortunate element of its public life. This has carried over from when the State was being ruled by the Left Front. Allegations of the State machinery being used against the political opposition by the ruling dispensation abound. The authors of this book take a detailed look at the violence during the current ruling dispensation of Mamata Banerjee’s TMC. They find that the criminal justice system has virtually been dismantled in the State in so far as political killings are concerned. The book enumerates a total of 126 cases, the information for which is available in public domain.
Ballot, Bullet and Blood documents the horrors of violence unleashed in the aftermath of the ruling party winning the West Bengal Assembly elections in 2021, targeting main opposition party. The offices were burnt, the workers and supporters were killed; women were raped, maimed and killed. And the law-and-order machinery chose to look the other to the violence unleashed, which also had communal undertones.