People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 10, 2007
Rajasthan: PB Appeals For Peace
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on June 2, 2007
THE Gujjar community’s agitation for scheduled tribe status in Rajasthan has now turned to caste clashes between them and the members of the Meena community. Four persons died and many seriously injured in the caste clashes in Rajasthan. Since the beginning of the agitation, the death toll in the police firing and violence has crossed 24. The opportunist policies and false promises of the BJP state government are responsible for the present situation. There is a danger that the confrontation between the two communities may spread to other states. The state government in Rajasthan and the central government should take all appropriate measures to control the situation and restore peace and normal life in the disturbed areas.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) appeals to the leaders and members of these communities to desist from violence and to find an amicable solution through discussions. (INN)