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 coup against the elected President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya and the forcible removal from his country. It expresses its solidarity with the people of Honduras. It is reported that military forces are acting in collusion with vested interests who opposed the reforms of the country’s constitution to bring it in line with people’s aspirations, needs and fundamental right. The coup took place on the eve of the proposed national referendum on these issues. The military has surrounded the houses of important ministers including the Foreign Minister Patricia Rados and other officials.

Given the international condemnation of the naked attacks on democratic rights of the people of Honduras, steps should be taken to ensure that President Zelaya is allowed to return to his country and reinstated in his position as President. The United Nations should intervene in the matter.