People's Democracy

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


No. 26

June 30, 2013





CPI(M) Demands Cadres’ Unconditional Release


THE Haryana state unit of the CPI(M) has demanded an unconditional release of the party’s state committee member and corporation member, Prem Chand Saini, as well as of ten other activists who were arrested at Kaithal over a month ago while protesting against the illegal dismissal of more than 500 workers of the Maruti plant. In a press release issued after the party state secretariat meeting, CPI(M) state secretary Inderjit Singh accused that the Haryana industries minister, Randip Surjewala, was responsible for the May 19 police brutalities on the peaceful protest by dismissed workers and their family members, including aged women. One notes that these workers and other protestors were chased and beaten up even while they were running away.


CPI(M) Central Secretariat member Nilotpal Basu also attended the state secretariat meeting.


The CPI(M) state secretary further blamed that the police has framed totally false criminal cases against Prem Chand Saini and others at the instructions of the industries minister. The party has condemned the dubious role of the chief minister, too, for pushing hundreds of families of young Maruti workers to the most pathetic condition in order to appease a multinational company. The party has described the workers’ sufferings as violations of not only trade union rights but of human rights also. While extending support to the cause of justice for workers and their families, the CPI(M) has appealed to all sections of the people to raise their voice against these gross violations of civil liberties.