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 attack on a dalit family in Faridabad district of Haryana. A dalit family of four, including two children, was set on fire inside their house allegedly by higher caste Hindus in village Sun Perh in Ballabgarh. Two children, aged two and 10 months, died before any medical attention could be provided and their mother is struggling for life at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital.
Clearly, the upper caste sections have been emboldened by the aggressive communal and casteist agenda being pursued in the state of Haryana under the BJP state government.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands penal action against perpetrators of this attack. The Haryana state government must ensure the fundamental right of all Indians to “life and liberty” is scrupulously protected.