July 2, 2012
Press Statement
The Polit Bureau of Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Judicial Probe into Bijapur Incident
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands a time-bound judicial inquiry into the highly condemnable incidents of indiscriminate firing and actions by the CRPF and the State police in Bijapur, Chattisgarh in which 19 people including two school going children and a young woman were shot dead or were brutally axed to death.
The truth must be established about the Centre and State Government’s  claims of an encounter between armed Maoists and its forces. The terrible plight of villagers, mainly tribals, caught in the violence between the Maoists on the one hand and the State forces on the other has led to a wide questioning of the methods used by the forces in the name of fighting Maoists which ends up targeting the most exploited sections of our society. The CPI(M) also demands that all help and compensation should immediately be given to the families of those killed or injured.