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Protest erupts after death of CPI-M Youth Wing member against WB Govt,Group Alleges Police Brutality

Calcutta (West Bengal) [India], 16 February (ANI): Representatives of the Student Federation of India (SFI) and the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) held a protest in Calcutta on Monday night following the death of a DYFI activist who was injured during a march to the Secretariat here on 11 February.

Although the SFI is the Communist Party of India's (Marxist) student wing, the DYFI is the youth wing of the party.

DYFI activist Moidul Islam Midya (Farid), who was wounded in a clash with the police during the march of the Left Party to West Bengal Secretariat Nabanna on February 11, was wounded in a private hospital in Kolkata on Monday morning.

"We are protesting because DYFI activist Moidul Islam was brutally injured due to police lathi-charge (during a protest on Feb 11). He passed away this morning. We are sad about his demise. We are here to pay homage to him. Whosoever, be it a senior officer or anyone who killed Islam, should be held responsible and punished. We held West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee responsible for his death."We are protesting because Moidul Islam, a DYFI activist, was brutally injured due to a police lathi-charge (on Feb 11 during a protest). This morning he passed away. We're sad about his demise. We're here to pay tribute to him. Whoever, whether it's a senior officer or anyone who killed Islam, should be held accountable and punished." cold-blooded murder by West Bengal police"the orders of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, "the instructions from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee." a cold-blooded killing by West Bengal police.

They have to pay for it. When it comes to the jobs and welfare of people in general, there is no sense in the announcement by CM, "They have to pay for it. There is no meaning in CM's announcement when it comes to employment and welfare of citizens in general,"

"It is a brutal attack on the peaceful protesters. Police brutally beaten them and many are injured and as a result, Islam died. The West Bengal Ministers are supporting police action against protesters. This is unfortunate."It is a brutal assault on the peaceful protesters.

They are brutally beaten by police and many are injured, and Islam died as a result. The ministers of West Bengal support police action against protesters. This is unfortunate.

Earlier on Monday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal said that the family of the deceased member of the DYFI had not lodged a complaint.

"Truth about death will be known when post mortem report comes. Every death is sad. If the family wants we can provide job and monetary help," she said.

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