People's Democracy

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


No. 52

December 25, 2011

CPI(M) Condoles Kim Jong Ilís Demise


THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its profound grief over the passing away of Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea. Comrade Kim Jong Il, born on February 16, 1942, passed away on December 17, 2011.


Comrade Kim Jong Il led the country and the party during some of the most difficult times in the world's history, combating the inhuman embargo imposed by the US and the resultant economic hardships. Till his end, he stood steadfast defending the principles of Marxism-Leninism and socialism. Carrying forward the legacy of the late Kim Il Sung and his theory of Juche, Kim Jong Il propounded the theory of the Shogun to suit the conditions of the country.


The Central Committee of the CPI(M) dips its banner in memory of the departed leader and conveys its heartfelt sympathies to the Workers' Party of Korea, the people of DPRK and the family members of Comrade Kim Jong Il.


The CPI(M) believes that remaining committed to the path of socialism and Marxism-Leninism is the real homage that can be paid to the departed leader.

New Delhi, December 19, 2011