People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
July 16, 2006
Condemns Mumbai Blasts
Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following
statement on July 12, 2006
series of bomb blasts on the suburban railways in Mumbai is a vicious terrorist
attack. The death toll has touched 173 and is still rising. Hundreds have been
injured, many of them seriously. The attacks in the Kashmir valley on the same
day targetting tourists underline the similar aim of disrupting normal life and
restoration of peace.
attacks has been perpetrated by forces inimical to the country and the people
with a design to disrupt normal life and create social tensions. It is
imperative that this heinous aim is foiled. This requires the unity and
determination of all sections of the people.
Maharashtra government and Central agencies must spare no effort to track down
the perpetrators of this horrendous crime and take steps to eliminate the
network sustaining the terrorist activities. The CPI(M) extends its full
solidarity with the people of Mumbai and conveys its deep sympathy with the
families of the hundreds who have lost their lives and suffered grievous
injuries. The state government and the Central authorities should take prompt
and necessary steps to assist those affected by the bomb blasts.
Polit Bureau calls upon its Party units to conduct meetings and silent
processions to condemn this terrorist outrage and to express the resolve to
maintain the unity of the people and communal harmony.