CPI(M) & CPI Demand Court Monitored Investigation
into Hathras Crime to Ensure Delivery of Justice
A joint delegation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India headed by their General Secretaries, Sitaram Yechury and D Raja visited the family of the unfortunate victim of a brutal gang rape and eventual death of the 19 year old Dalit woman. The other members of the delegation were Brinda Karat, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member, and UP State Secretary Hiralal Yadav and CPI national secretary Amarjeet Kaur and UP State Secretary Dr. Girish Sharma.
The delegation expressed its complete solidarity with the family at their grievous loss. The delegation assured that the Left parties will unflinchingly strive to ensure that justice is delivered and the perpetrators of this horrendous crime are severely punished.
Both the parties have stated that handing over the investigation to the CBI will not ensure justice, given the agency’s recent track record. An independent investigation under the supervision and monitoring of the courts must be done.