CPI Condemns Naming of Yechury and others in Delhi Riots Case
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India has issued today (September 14, 2020) the following statement condemning the naming of Yechury and other prominent activists in the Delhi riots case investigation:
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India strongly condemns the naming of CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav, Prof. Jayati Ghosh, Prof. Apoorvanand and Producer Rahul Roy in the supplementary chargesheet prepared by the Delhi Police in February riots in North-East Delhi. The naming of these prominent personalities at the behest of the Union Home Ministry is blatant violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed by our Constitution.
While the Delhi Police is refusing to take any action and file any FIR against Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and others belonging to BJP who made hate speeches and instigated violence, same Delhi Police is continuing to interrogate activists including women activists, who went there to express solidarity with the anti-CAA protestors.
The Party feels the conspiratorial moves to suppress dissent and differing views are part of RSS-BJP combine’s intolerant and authoritarian ways of governance.
The Party appeals to all the progressive, democratic and secular forces to rise against such authoritarian and onslaughts against democracy by giving a proper rebuff to the continuing suppressive moves.