People's Democracy

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


No. 14

April 07, 2013




CPI(M) Demands Arrest of Culprits


ON Monday, April 1, a five member team of the CPI(M) visited Madina village in Rohtak district of Haryana to meet the affected dalit family, two of whose members were murdered in cold blood by anti-social elements on Saturday, March 30. The party’s team, led by Vinod Deswal, has accused the local police of total inaction in redressing the complaints some dalit families had made during the past several months. It was this inaction which led to the recent heinous crime, the CPI(M) team said.


In a press release issued from Rohtak on April 1, CPI(M) state secretary Inderjit Singh expressed grave concern over the increasing insecurity among the scheduled caste people and other weaker sections as the criminal elements have absolutely no fear of law. This is what has led to a general spurt in the crime situation in Haryana in recent months. Singh also accused the Congress government, led by R S Hooda, of providing patronage to the forces of caste reaction in order to gain cheap political mileage.


The CPI(M) has demanded immediate arrest of all criminals involved in the gruesome murder of two innocent persons and causing injury to another one, adequate compensation for the affected dalit family, and providing security to these communities in Madina. The CPI(M) has appealed to all sections of society to remain vigilant against the vested interests who may make attempts to  foster caste polarisation in order to protect the real culprits.


Meanwhile, seven office bearers of the state committee of All India Agricultural Workers’ Union (AIAWU), led by its president Ram Kumar Behbalpuria, also visited Madina village. Elders of the aggrieved family narrated the indignation and humiliation being faced by dalits at the hands of socially powerful elements while the village panchayat and the police were displaying a totally biased attitude against them. The AIAWU delegation expressed its solidarity with the victim family.


In its  meeting held on April 3, the AIAWU state committee decided to organise protest actions in all districts during  from April 4 to 10 against social oppression and anti-women violence.