Lalgarh : PCAPA strike hits essential supplies

Kolkata : The indefinite strike called by the People's Committee Against Police Atrocity (PCAPA) five days ago has hit the essential supplies in West Midnapore but the PCAPA ruled out calling off strike until the Jawahar Mahato, a quack and an alleged active member of CPI-Maoist, is released from the police custody. Manoj Mahato, the convener of the PCAPA's health wing, said, "Under no circumstances will we withdraw the strike from the three districts till our leader Jawahar Mahato is released." Schools, colleges, shops, hospital, court and most administrative offices remained shut. The Jhargram-Lodhashuli Highway, a key route for trucks, was open but the truckers are sacred of using it. The block development offices are, however, open in West Midnapore district.

(Indian Express, 13th April)