The Polit Bureau demands that the charges against the eminent intellectuals/artists be immediately rescinded.
The manner in which the sedition clause is being used in this case underlines the necessity to scrap the sedition clause 124A in the Indian Penal Code. The CPI(M) demands the withdrawal of the cases against the opposition leaders and all others named in the FIR.
The Left parties have decided to call for an all India protest from February 23 to 25, against the machinations of the Central government under RSS guidance. This countrywide campaigns amongst the people to expose such attacks on the people including the violence in the courts will be under the banner “Defend People’s Constitutional Rights”.
The Polit Bureau condemns the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi by the Mumbai Police and his remand to police custody for a week. Trivedi has been arrested for drawing cartoons and publishing them as part of an anti-corruption campaign. It is outrageous that he has been charged with sedition.