April 19, 2020

CPI(M) Condemns Arrests of Teltumbe & Navlakha

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on April 14

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the arrests of Anand Teltumbe and Gautam Navlakha on completely trumped up charges in the  Bhima Koregaon issue. It is a matter of concern that the Supreme Court did not postpone their arrests in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

That Anand Teltumbe, a political scholar of issues of caste and class and a member of Babasaheb’s family, and Gautam Navlakha, a human rights and political activist, are being arrested on Ambedkar Jayanti is a telling comment on the state of affairs in our country.

The CPI(M) appeals to the Supreme Court to review this decision. The CPI(M) insists on a fair trial.