The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its outrage at the killing of a young Indian and injury to another in a hate crime in the United States of America. Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed while his friend Alok Madsani was injured in the shoot out in Olathe city in Kanas of the US. Both of them were legally staying in the country and working there.
Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) conveys its heartfelt condolences to the parents and family of Srinivas.
This crime comes in the background of the increasing venom that is being spewed against migrants who are working in the United States after the Trump administration assumed office. The curbs imposed on travel from several countries to the US is only contributing to the targeting of all those who are now deemed to be “outsiders”.
This attack has shaken the Indian community residing in the US. The Indian government has to immediately take up the issue with the US government, ensure that the guilty are punished and seek an assurance that such incidents will not recur.