We are herewith releasing the full text of the letter addressed to the Home Minister, Amit Shah by CPI(M) Polit Bureau Member, Brinda Karat. This pertains to the inhuman treatment of human rights activists arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case. The letter was sent today.
The Polit Bureau strongly rejects the suggestion of the Home Minister that this technology does not make distinction between caste, creed and religious identity of miscreants which, for the stated reasons, will no doubt be draconian and needs to be thoroughly rejected.
The main need now is for an impartial and just intervention to ensure peace in the Capital. As Home Minister, people of the Capital hoped that you would make an immediate intervention for peace and were disappointed that your appeal for peace came after a delay of a day and a half.
Another NRC exercise will impose new burdens and insecurities among various sections of the people. It will only serve the BJP’s agenda of communally dividing the people.
That the ruling party President so blatantly ridicules the SC judgement is in keeping with the RSS-BJP’s contempt for the Constitution and the Supreme Court. The threat of toppling the Kerala State Government if it continues to uphold the SC judgement is another display of the anti-democratic, authoritarian attitude typical of Amit Shah.
The new BJP President has been chargesheeted and is undergoing trial on the serious charge of murder connected with false encounters when he was the Home Minister in Gujarat. The Election Commission had prohibited him from participating in the election campaign in Uttar Pradesh during the Lok Sabha polls for making communal speeches. By this choice of President, the BJP has declared its intent to pursue the type of communal politics and agenda that was practiced in Gujarat.
To use the powers of the State and further to use the anti-terrorist squad to snoop on the private life of a young woman, to follow her every movement, to snoop also on her other family members and friends, shows the utterly unethical and illegal practices and degeneration of the minimum norms of democratic governance under Modi.