Press Statement

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) now in session at Kolkata has issued the following statement:

The Central Committee of the CPI(M) strongly condemned the horrific incident of the killing of six members of a family including three children and a woman who were burnt alive by putting their house to fire at Bhaisha town in Adilabad district in Andhra Pradesh. This killing of a Muslim family is the latest act of violence in the town which has altogether seen ten people dead in the last fortyeight hours.

The RSS and the communal elements provoked the trouble while a Dusshera procession was being taken out. It is surprising that the attack on the house has taken place even after curfew was imposed. The Police and the district administration have not acted firmly against the culprits responsible for the communal violence. This incident underlines the necessity to take firm action against all the communal forces and organizations which are stoking violence in different parts of the country.

The Central Committee demands that the Andhra Pradesh government take immediate steps for the protection of the minorities and to provide adequate compensation to those affected by the communal violence in Adilabad district.