Current Issues

Terrorist Attack in Assam Condemned

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on August 5.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the suspected terrorist attack at Balajan Tiniali Bazar near Kokrajhar town, headquarters of the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) administration. At least 14 innocent people were killed and 20 seriously injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at the weekly bazar.

Immediately Restore Road Connectivity in Tripura

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 23
THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its serious concern at the disruption caused on the main arterial roadway to Tripura (formerly known as NH-44). This has led to a severe disruption in the supply of essential commodities to the people of Tripura. Reports indicate that the road access to Tripura would be disrupted for at least three months, if not longer.

Gross Travesty of Justice

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 15, 2016.

THE order of a local Uttar Pradesh court to file an FIR against the members of the Akhlaq family on charges of cow slaughter is a gross travesty of justice. The petition was filed before the court by those involved in the brutal murder and lynching of Akhlaq and who have been pressurising the family to withdraw the case. Shockingly, the court gave the order without even hearing the lawyer of the family members.

Protest Dalit Atrocity in Gujarat

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 20, 2016.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the attack on dalit men which took place in Una of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat.  Seven dalit men were assaulted with iron roads for skinning a dead cow, as a result of which they sustained serious injuries.  Four of them were paraded in the town.

This brutal attack has led to widespread protests by dalits all over the state which has been met with police repression. 

Ensure Justice to Akhlaq’s Family: Brinda to Akhilesh

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat has requested Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to ensure that justice is done to the family of Mohammad Akhlaq, the victim of the lynching in Dadri last September. In a telephonic conversation and a subsequent letter, Karat also asked Yadav to look into the circumstances in which a court order was given under CrPC Section 156(3) for filing of an FIR against Akhlaq and his family members and investigating the charge of cow slaughter.

On West Bengal Meeting

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 11.

SOME distorted reports have appeared in sections of the media about the meeting of the West Bengal state committee of the Party attended by Polit Bureau members which was held on July 10, 2016 at Kolkata.

Arunachal Pradesh: Signal Verdict

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 13.

THE five-member constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has given a signal verdict overturning the change of government in Arunachal Pradesh through central intervention and upheld the inviolable federal character of our constitution.

Scrap the AFSPA

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 9, 2016.

THE Supreme Court judgement on the use of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has underlined how this draconian law is a threat to the safety and lives of citizens. This Act ensures that the security forces can act with impunity and kill people without being brought to justice. The Court has held that such killings are “destructive of the rule of law and plainly unconstitutional”.

Donation to West Bengal Relief Fund

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury was awarded the N Ramachandran award for distinction in public service, 2016. Apart from a citation and a memento, the award also consists of a cash component of Rs 50,000.

The N Ramachandran Foundation was established to carry forward the legacy of highly respected journalist of Kerala who worked for over 65 years with integrity and had done reporting with a focus on people’s issues. N Ramachandran was associated with a major Kerala media group, Kerala Kaumudi.

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