Press Statement

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) denounces the terrorist network that has perpetrated the series of blats in Delhi which has so far claimed 25 lives and injuries to scores of others. That the capital has been hit by blasts which are similar to those which occurred in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Jaipur this year, indicate that the capacity of the terrorist network to strike has not been curbed despite claims of arresting some of the main culprits after the blasts in Ahmedabad.

Given this latest outrage in the capital, it is imperative for the Central Government to explain why the intelligence and security set up have failed to identify and dismantle the terrorist groups that are operating.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that the Central Government convene parliament immediately and submit a report on the matter to it.

 It is evident that the main need is for an effective intelligence and investigating system which can uncover the persons behind these activities and not draconian detention laws which have proved ineffective in the past.

 The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt sympathy to the families of all those who have been victims of the blasts.