Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) now in session at New Delhi has issued the following statement:

Godhra Train Fire : Institute a Judicial Probe

The report of the Forsenic Science Laboratory investigating the Godhra train fire has revealed startling facts. While it is clear that the State-sponsored genocide in Gujarat that followed the incendiary torching of the train at Godhra was pre-planned, a similar question mark arises on the Godhra incident.

Under these circumstances, it is imperative that to ascertain the full facts and to punish the guilty, a high level judicial probe must be instituted by a sitting Supreme Court judge.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that immediately such a judicial enquiry must be constituted.