Shri Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist), written the following letter to Shri Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan regarding the actions of Sikar police on CPI(M) leaders.
We are herewith releasing the text of the letter for publication.
August 30, 2019
Dear Shri Gehlot Ji,
Namaskar. I am writing to you to express my strong protest and condemnation of the actions of the Sikar police on August 28. In an unprecedented action, hordes of uniformed policemen illegally entered the office of the CPI(M), arrested former MLAs and CPI(M) leaders Comrades Amra Ram and Pema Ram and dragged out scores of others who were in the office. Subsequently, while Amra Ram was released, Pema Ram was taken into custody and had to apply for bail which was granted to him the following day in court.
The police dared to enter the CPI(M) office without any warrant in a display of aggressive lawlessness. This is totally unacceptable. I request you to take urgent action against those responsible.
I have also learnt that the police dealt in a brutal way with young men and women students who were peacefully demonstrating against what they consider was a manipulation of the results of a women’s college. Young women were manhandled by male police. Press photographs and videos show the extent of the brutality leading to several students suffering fractures.
I hope you will take immediate action against those responsible.