(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of
July 22, 2012
by US Navy: Lukewarm Attitude
Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India
(Marxist) issued the
following statement on July 18, 2012.
premeditated killing of an Indian fisherman and injuries to
three others due to
firing by a US
naval ship in
the Persian Gulf within UAE
waters is a highly
condemnable and reprehensible act. It is shocking that the UPA
not squarely condemned the incident and the external affairs
merely termed it as “unfortunate.”
lukewarm attitude stems from the fact that India
is engaged in military collaboration with the United States and the same US
navy which fired on the Indian
fishermen is constantly engaged in joint navel exercises with
the Indian navy.
country expects the Indian government to demand that the US
personnel who committed this act of murder be arrested and put on trial.
This is the stand which was
taken in the case of the Italian naval personnel who shot and
killed two Indian
fishermen off the coast of Kerala.