The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the criminal and uncivilized act of a Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, in the presence of other MPs of his party, of force feeding a person who was observing a fast for Ramzan. The defence of the Shiv Sena has been proved to be a lie by evidence broadcast in the media which shows that the MP was told by the victim that he was on fast. The Modi Government should not overlook or condone this type of objectionable behaviour. It must immediately prosecute the Shiva Sen MP, arrest him under the law and also suspend him from Parliament.
The incident shows how the Congress-NCP Government panders to the Shiv Sena brand of intolerant and authoritarian politics. There is nothing remotely offensive or anything pertaining to religious sentiments in the message posted by one of the women. This is a clear case of misuse of the IT Act, once again underlining the need for a thorough review of some of its provisions that are open to gross misuse.