February 6, 2015
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Police Action on Christian Protest Condemned
The CPI(M) strongly deplores the police actions against the demonstration organized outside the Sacred Heart Church to protest attacks on Christian churches in Delhi. The peaceful protest which included the participation of nuns and priests was forcibly dispersed by the police with lathis and all were arrested.
The CPI(M) condemns the attitude of the Delhi police which is refusing to acknowledge that the vandalism on five churches inDelhi in the recent period is communally motivated and are hate crimes against a minority community. This reflects the stand of the BJP Government at the Centre, under whom the law and order machinery functions in Delhi.
The CPI(M) endorses the stand that a Special Investigation Team be set up to investigate these attacks so that the culprits can be brought to justice.