May 03, 2020

Remove Section 3C & 3D from the Ordinance

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on April 25

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) welcomes any legal protection so necessary for our health workers in the fight against the pandemic.
However, the ordinance issued by the president of India has certain serious flaws. Section 3 (c) and 3 (d) together violate the principle of common law accepted and followed by all countries in the world 
including the criminal law jurisprudence in India on the vital issue of presumption of innocence until proven guilty. These two sections together overturn this principle on its head. This is open to gross
misuse, harassment and targeting.

Hence these two clauses 3(c) and 3(d) must be removed from the ordinance.

It is clarified that the reference here is to Section 7 of the ordinance which amends Section 3 of the principal Act and inserts new sections Sec. 3C and 3D.

The Party is demanding the removal of these two new sections that are added as Section 3C & 3D.