Press Statement

The Government of India must immediately announce the withdrawal of the NRC/NPR process.

Ten state Chief Ministers, outside of the North Eastern states, have already opposed the implementation of the NRC in their states. More are likely to follow.  In this situation, the Central Government’s obduracy is not acceptable.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) appeals to the people to continue the protests peacefully against the anti-Constitutional Citizenship Amendment Act and the connected NRC/NPR. It condemns the prohibition on protests and excessive use of force by the police against peaceful protestors in many places. The Polit Bureau appeals to the people not to fall prey to any provocation aimed at creating violence.