March 08, 2020

CITU Appeals for Relief Fund for Delhi Riot Victims

THE gruesome communal violence orchestrated by the RSS-BJP combine has led to loss of more than 44 lives, extensive destruction of homes, property and livelihoods in North East Delhi. Most of the affected belong to unorganised sector workers, migrant workers and lower middle class households from both the communities. The role of the police and the BJP government at the centre are highly condemnable. Hundreds had to flee their homes and are staying in shelter homes. There is an atmosphere of fear, anxiety and mistrust among the people.

Delhi state committee of CITU is actively involved in organising relief and rehabilitation work besides working in peace committees and among the victims across communities. A Solidarity and Relief Committee is being formed to undertake this task.

CITU, in a statement issued on February 29, has called upon the working people all over India to contribute generously to the relief fund.

CITU has called upon all state committees, federations and affiliated unions to collect relief fund for the relief and rehabilitation of the riot victims.