People's Democracy

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


No. 47

November 20, 2011

Murder of Nun Condemned

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on November 17, 2011.

THE CPI(M) strongly condemns the brutal murder of Sister Valsa John in the Pakur district of Jharkhand.


Valsa John had been fighting for the rights of the tribals and against their displacement due to mining activities, since 1995. Her killing is a result of the threat posed to the mining mafia.


The Polit Bureau demands that the state administration take immediate steps to arrest the culprits and initiate their speedy trial.