The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the blatantly vindictive actions against Teesta Setalvad by the Modi Government. The institution of a CBI case against her and the subsequent raid by over 16 CBI personnel at her residence throughout the day, is a misuse of power to intimidate and silence her because of her relentless pursuit of justice in cases connected with the Gujarat genocide. It is also a signal to silence others against exposing the role of top leaders of the Government. It is no coincidence that these actions are on the eve of important hearings in at least two of the Gujarat related cases.


The comparison between the way that the Government agencies are conducting themselves in Teesta’s case are in stark and shameful contrast to the way that the Government is protecting the accused in the Vyapam and other cases involving top Government and ruling party leaders.


The Government should put an end to this harassment of Teesta Setalvad.