uttar pradesh

Memo to President: Saharanpur Incidents

CPI(M) Polit Bureau members Brinda Karat and Subhashini Ali along with the affected dalit families from the Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh met the President of India today and handed over a memorandum.  The President gave the delegation a very sympathetic hearing and expressed his anguish.  He said that he would do whatever was in his power to ensure justice to the dalits of Shabbirpur.  We are herewith releasing the text of the memorandum for publication.

Arrest Sangeet Som

The Polit Bureau condemns the hate speech made by BJP MLA Sangeet Som in Bishada Village in Dadri yesterday. This village was witness to the gruesome and pre-planned mufder of Mohammad Akhlaq by a communal mob on the night of September 27. The relevant provisions of the law should be invoked against Som and he should be arrested immediately.

On Muzaffarnagar Riots

The large-scale riot was sparked off by a small incident which occurred nearly ten days earlier but the laxity of the administration has allowed the communal elements to exploit the situation. There has been a series of communal incidents in the state in the past one year. The state government has not shown the vigilance required to curb such incidents promptly....The Polit Bureau demands that firm and strong action be taken to put an end to the violence and to arrest the culprits. The administration should involve all sections of the people to restore peace and amity