The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the cold-blooded murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, outside her home in Bengaluru yesterday
Marxist, XXXII 1, January–March 2016
The Polit Bureau discussed the draft report to be presented to the Party Plenum on Organization. This draft will now be subjected for discussion in the Party Central Committee meeting scheduled to meet in Delhi from November 13 to 16. The Plenum will be held in Kolkata from December 27 to 31, 2015.
The CPI(M) condemns the raid conducted by Delhi Police at the Kerala House on the pretext of investigating whether beef was being served in the canteen. Everybody is aware that buffalo meat is allowed legally to be sold in Delhi and any preparation of such meat is not an illegality.
The corporate media has pushed a narrative of the “Hindutva Fringe” that is responsible for irresponsible actions, hate speech and whipping up communal frenzy while Modi and the core of BJP are responsible actors concerned only with development.
The violence in Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh once again highlights how the issue of cow slaughter is being utilized to target the minority community. A mob attacked four men who were accused of killing a cow, two of whom are injured and in a critical condition. Some shops belonging to Muslims were set on fire. The Polit Bureau condemns these attacks.
The Polit Bureau denounces the growing instances of violation of the constitutional fundamental right of personal life, freedom and liberty of Indian citizens, by enforcing strictures on lifestyle and dietary habits of the people.
I write to draw your attention to the Meerut case in which a personal relationship between two consenting adults was converted into a criminal matter of rape and forcible conversion by Hindutva organisations. The young woman has now given her statement before the magistrate in which she has clarified the facts of her consensual relationship and that she was pressurized by her family members who in turn were being used by the Hindutva forces even reportedly bribed by them,..........In these circumstances it is essential to take immediate steps to release the innocent men and women from jail.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns the decision of Doordarshan to telecast live the speech of the RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami. The RSS uses the occasion to propagate its Hindutva ideology. The national public broadcaster had no business to telecast live the speech of the Chief of an organisation like the RSS. Such an action shows how the public broadcaster is being misused by the Modi government.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its strong opposition to the various statements being made by the RSS Chief Shri Mohan Bhagwat on `Hindutva’ which militates against the secular concept of Indian citizenship. Hindutva is a majoritarian concept which is part of the narrow and divisive agenda of the RSS. These provocative statements are designed to impose a majoritarian Hindu concept of the nation. The RSS and its various outfits are making a plethora of such objectionable statements ever since the BJP formed the government.