We are herewith releasing the full text of the letter addressed by CPI(M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury to Prime Minister Narendra Modi lodging protest against India’s abstention at the UNHRC on the Resolution on the Palestinian issue. This letter was sent by mail today.
Letter to Prime Minister
A number of wives and family members of defence service pensioners have met me on the OROP issue and narrated their sad plight. Today, August 17, I visited the site of the dharna at Jantar Mantar and was deeply saddened by the words of defence personnel who have served the nation and who today were being forced to sit on indefinite hunger strike. It is a shame on the country that such a situation has developed which makes a mockery of the concept of Jai Jawan
It is nine months since the Sri Krishna Committee submitted its report on Telengana and Andhra Pradesh .... Procrastination will only worsen the situation.I would urge you to see that a decision is taken on the matter without any further delay.
Though sixteen years have elapsed and some of the accused were sentenced in the trial conducted in a Kolkata court, much remains to be cleared up about this incident which was a serious assault on our country’s sovereignty and security. It concerns a conspiracy to unleash violence against the then elected state government of West Bengal. It is also a case which had international ramifications along with the role of an organisation like the Ananda Marg, which was once banned by the Government of India.
I request you to do justice to young couples who are victims of anti-democratic and casteist notions and beliefs which are strengthened by the absence of a comprehensive law to address the crimes they face in the name of honour.