October 03, 2021

Condemn Police Brutalities in Assam

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on September 24

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly protests and condemns the State sponsored police brutalities in Dholpur-Gorukhuti area in Darrang  district of Assam, killing two persons in direct police firing and injuring several. In the name of evicting “suspected illegal migrants” from government land, the Assam state government has unleashed violence against citizens of India, poor peasants who have been tilling the land for decades. The entire programme is communally designed and is targeted entirely against local Muslim minority communities. It is an outright assault on the constitutional guarantee of equality and security for all citizens of India.

The horrific brutalities on the peasants captured on camera require immediate action against the police personnel involved. The CPI(M) demands a judicial inquiry under a sitting judge of the Guwahati High Court, an end to all evictions, compensation to those killed and injured. It supports the efforts of the secular and democratic forces in Assam to expose and fight back the toxic communal hate politics of the BJP government in Assam.