HUMAN chains were organised throughout West Bengal on August 15 with the call of defending secular democracy. In Kolkata, and most of the districts, human chain was observed for 10 minutes from 11am. An oath was read in thousand voices.
In Kolkata, a five km long chain was organised in central part of the city- from Subodh Mullick square to Park Circus. Thousands of people, along with Left leaders participated in this chain. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Left Front chairman Biman Basu, CPI(M) state secretary Surjyakanta Misra participated in this chain.