Amra Bangali

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Amra Bangali (AMB) (translation: We are Bengalis) is a radical Bengali political party in India. The party was founded by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar.[1] Presently it is involved in protestation against Nepalese who wants new state of so-called Gorkhaland.[2]

The politics of Amra Bangali are based on Sarkar's ideas of economic and political democracy. The party is organized in West Bengal, as well as in other states with large Bengali populations such as Tripura, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and Jharkhand. The only real political breakthrough the party has had was in Tripura during the 1980s, when the party entered the Legislative Assembly in connection with the mounting ethnic tensions in the state.

The aims and objects of Amra Bangali are:

  • Restoration and development of Bengali language and culture.
  • Economic self-sufficiency.
  • Self-determination in socio-political field.
  • Re-organization of the territory of Bengal with all the like minded people having respect for Bengali language and culture and giving a new name “Bangalistan” to this territory.

In West Bengal, Amra Bengali has vandalised signs in railway stations, obscuring English and Hindi placenames with black tar, so that only the Bengali name remains visible.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Who are the Amra Bangalis?". Indian Express. 13 Jun 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Khawas, Vimal. "Amra Bangali and its philosophy". Retrieved 28 August 2014.