The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the physical attack on Taslima Nasreen, a Bangladeshi writer. This attack goes against the democratic and secular character of the Indian polity.
One may have differences over the writings of Taslima Nasreen or anybody else, but this definitely is not the appropriate manner to express dissent. This very act militates against the freedom of expression.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that the Andhra Pradesh government take firm action against the culprits responsible for this attack.