The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the arrests of Anand Teltumbe and Gautam Navlakha on completely trumped up charges in the Bhima Koregaon issue. It is a matter of concern that the hon’ble Supreme Court did not postpone their arrests in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
That Anand Teltumbe, a political scholar of issues of caste and class and a member of Babasaheb’s family, and Gautam Navlakha, a human rights and political activist, are being arrested on Ambedkar Jayanti is a telling comment on the state of affairs in our country.
The CPI(M) appeals to the Supreme Court to review this decision. The CPI(M) insists on a fair trial.
For CPI(M) Central Committee Office