Press Statement

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

                                    Nanavati Commission & Action Taken Report

 The Justice Nanavati Commission Report on the violence against the Sikh community has failed to do justice to the terms of reference assigned to the Commission. The Commission’s report has failed to fix responsibility for the failure to check the violence and pinpoint responsibility of those guilty of serious crimes. After twenty-one years and nine commissions and enquiry committees, it is a dismal state of affairs that justice cannot be rendered to the thousands who suffered in the pogroms.

The Action Taken Report submitted by the government is in all respects unsatisfactory and does not even treat the limited recommendations seriously. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that the government act on the specific recommendations made by the Commission to proceed against certain persons named and to probe the involvement of others whose culpability has been indicated by the Commission. This is the least the government can do to assure the people that justice will be done.