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 mob attack which resulted in the gruesome killing of a man and critically injuring his son. Using the false allegation that beef was being kept and consumed in a Muslim household in Bisara village in Dadri, a mob attacked the house of Mohammad Akhlaq.
This horrible incident is the outcome of a sustained communal campaign regarding cow slaughter and against beef consumption conducted by the Hindutva outfits. It also comes in the background of provocative statements being made by ministers in the Central government and various BJP leaders.
The Uttar Pradesh state government has to crack down against all those indulging in such communal propaganda. The police must uncover the culprits behind this motivated attack and take firm action to apprehend the guilty and bring them to justice.
How communal forces are using “beef” to create provocations is also evident in the manner in which a piece of beef was found near a temple in Ranchi sparking off trouble. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) appeals to the people to be vigilant about such provocations and rebuff the designs of those fomenting violence by maintaining communal peace and harmony.