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 murderous attacks unleashed by the RSS/BJP in Tripura in the name of “child lifters”. A 11 year old student was brutally murdered in West Tripura district on June 26. A minister of the BJP state government charged that both the kidneys of this child were removed for illegal human organ trade which spread panic and fear. The state Director General of Police, however, quoting from the post mortem report stated that both the kidneys were found in the body.
On June 28, three Muslim hawkers doing business in Tripura for the last ten years were attacked by branding them as “child lifters”. One of them was killed and the others were hospitalized with serious injuries.
Subsequently, the CPI(M) is being targeted under the spurious pretext of instigating violence. CPI(M) activists’ houses and offices in that area have been attacked and the reporter of the CPI(M) daily is now hospitalized with serious injuries.
Four innocent lives have been lost so far. The BJP state government had blocked the internet and social media for 48 hours in order to suppress the information of the violent attacks reaching people.
There is growing apprehension that such attacks will be intensified. It is the Constitutional responsibility of the state government to uphold law and order by protecting innocent people and punishing the culprits. Instead, the BJP state government is patronizing such private armies. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns this and calls upon our Party units across the country to organize protest activities and expose the diabolic designs of RSS/BJP.