Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

Strictly Implement Supreme Court Verdict On Ayodhya

The Supreme Court today dismissed the petition of the Central government seeking vacation of the apex court’s earlier orders of maintaining status quo on the entire acquired land in Ayodhya.

The CPI(M) had all along maintained that the Vajpayee government, instead of upholding the apex court directions issued in March 2002 to ensure that no part of the acquired land is transferred to anybody and no religious activities be permitted, had moved the court to vacate this order in blatant partisanship with the VHP and to placate the communal forces who were refusing to accept the court verdict on the dispute.

With the unanimous judgement of the five-member constitution bench of the apex court directing the Central government to maintain its earlier 2002 judgement till the disposal of the title suits pending before the Allahabad High Court, the Vajpayee government has no other course except to strictly implement this order. It is the responsibility of the government to control and contain forces like the VHP and the Bajrang Dal who are brazenly talking in terms of violating the court order.