The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), now in session in New Delhi, has issued the following statement:


The Polit Bureau of the CP(M) strongly condemns the brutal killing of three kisans in police firing in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh. The police action has also rendered a large number of kisans grievously injured.


The kisans in Madhya Pradesh have been agitating peacefully for many days demanding that the state government implement the promises that have been made to provide greater remuneration to the kisans as well as debt relief.


This unprovoked police firing clearly exposes the anti-kisan character of the BJP in general and the state government in particular.


The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that adequate compensation be given to the families of those who died in the police firing and the state government should provide all medical assistance to those who have been injured.


The culprits responsible for ordering this unprovoked police firing must be suspended immediately, pending a proper enquiry. The state government must immediately concede the genuine demands of the kisan agitation.