People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 20

May 15, 2011




CPI(M) Lambasts Police Apathy


THROUGH a statement issued from Rohtak on May 11, the Haryana state committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has expressed deep anguish over the failure of the police to apprehend the culprits who had in the preceding week perpetrated the most heinous crime of abduction, rape and murder of a school girl in Kurukshetra. Through this press statement the party’s state secretariat said that ordinary citizens of the state were compelled to live in utmost fear in the wake of an unprecedented spurt in crime all over the Haryana, especially during the recent months.


The party has cited that display of mass protest in Kurukshetra against this gruesome murder of a dalit school girl was enough testimony to the anger brewing among the common people against the callous attitude of the police in general and in this case in particular. The CPI(M) has asked the chief minister, who is in charge of the home department also, to come out with effective steps to restore the sense of security among the common people.


The CPI(M) has stated that women in general and the women of dalit and other weaker sections in particular are bearing the brunt of worst sexual assaults and other form of violence. The state units of the CPI(M) and CPI have resolved the work for contacting political parties, mass organisations, social groups and general public towards forging a wider platform in order to launch an effective mass campaign for security of life and property of the common people.