The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Central government must come out with the full information on the basis of which it has imposed a ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India.
The CPI(M) wishes to point out that there are organisations like the Bajrang Dal, whose activities are inimical to national unity. The Central government has been silent of such disruptive activities.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the indiscriminate police firing in Lucknow where three young men have lost their lives. The Rajnath Singh government, given its communal bias, will try to use the prevailing atmosphere to target the minority community. All the democratic forces must strongly resist such moves.