(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
March 16, 2008
Karnataka State Secretary's House Attacked
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on March 10, 2008
THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the dastardly attack on the house of the state secretary of Karnataka state committee of the CPI(M), V J K Nair. At around 10.00 last night, about 25 RSS/BJP workers barged into his house carrying swords, daggers and lathis. They were enquiring about Nair, who was not present in his house at that time. Not finding him in the house, they hurled abuses against his wife, threatened her and destroyed the TV, fridge, furniture and other household articles. They also took away his laptop computer.
This incident once again exposes the ugly face of the RSS/BJP and the practice of its politics.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that the BJP-RSS workers involved in the incident should be arrested immediately.
DETAILS OF THE ATTACK
At about 10.30 pm on March 9 several BJP/RSS goons, some of them masked, barged into the house of V J K Nair, secretary, Karnataka state committee of CPI(M). Before forcibly entering his residence, they switched off the street light and jumped the compound wall, the gate of which was locked. V J K Nair was not in Bangalore at that time. He had gone to Kanzangad (Kerala) to attend a seminar organised by the Beedi workers Union there.
The goons, speaking in Malayalam, forced Rajamma wife of Nair to open the main door and holding a "long' (a sharp weapon) against her neck, threatening to kill her if she did not reveal the whereabouts of her husband. On learning that he was not in Bangalore they ransacked his house. They broke the TV set, smashed glass panes of windows, damaged furniture, fridge and other household articles. A laptop computer being used by V J K Nair was taken away by the goons.
Earlier, around 8.15 pm, one of the attackers had visited V J K Nair's house, met his wife and enquired about him on the pretext of help for securing a job. His wife asked him to come the following day.
Protest demonstrations were held throughout Karnataka against this dastardly and cowardly attack.