People's Democracy

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


No. 28

July 14, 2013


Bodhgaya: Nab Culprits, Beef up Security


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on July 8, 2013.


THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the bomb blasts in Bodhgaya, a venerated place of worship for millions of believers across the world. It is fortunate that no serious damage was done to the Mahabodhi temple and the Bodhi tree, although it is a matter of serious concern that some monks suffered injuries.


No effort should be spared to identify and nab the culprits responsible for this heinous crime. It is also necessary to inquire how the criminals could have access to the area which was supposedly under security cover, with police posted on the premises. Once again the issue of better and sustained coordination between the centre and state governments comes to the forefront as does that of the capacity of intelligence agencies. On both fronts the government has to take urgent steps.