CPI(ML) is deeply grieved at the sudden and unexpected death of Comrade Duryodhan Behera, veteran leader of the CPI(ML)’s Odisha unit and the Chilika Matsyajeebee Mahasangh (organisation of fishworkers) at Mansa, during the 10th Congress of the Party.
All the delegates bid Comrade Duryodhan farewell and paid floral tributes to his mortal remains, after which he was cremated in Mansa itself.
Comrade Duryodhan had been part of many historic struggles of the Mahasangh to defend traditional fisher-people’s rights and destroy illegal prawn gherries of the prawn mafia. Such struggles had to fight pitched battles on boats with the police and the prawn mafia, and several comrades lost their lives to police firing. Comrade Duryodhan was a key leader of these struggles.
Red Salute to Comrade Duryodhan!