Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the arson and violence on the Sabarmati Express at Godhra which has led to the death of 30 passengers. It is absolutely essential that peace be maintained and steps taken to see that the violence does not spread anywhere else.

In this connection, the CPI(M) strongly urges the Central Government to immediately intervene to stop the movement of "kar sevaks" mobilised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad to go to Ayodhya.