The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Gujjar community’s agitation for scheduled tribe status in Rajasthan has now turned to caste clashes between them and the members of the Meena community. Four persons died and many seriously injured in the caste clashes in Rajasthan. Since the beginning of the agitation, the death toll in the police firing and violence has crossed 24. The opportunist policies and false promises of the BJP state government is responsible for the present situation. There is a danger that the confrontation between the two communities may spread to other states. The state government in Rajasthan and the Central government should take all appropriate measures to control the situation and restore peace and normal life in the disturbed areas.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) appeal to the leaders and members of these communities to desist from violence and to find an amicable solution through discussions.