People's Democracy

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


No. 28

July 14, 2013


SFI Condemns Police Action on its Activists 


The central executive committee of the Students’ Federation of India issued the following press statement on July 9, 2013.


NINE comrades of SFI (seven of whom are CEC members) including all India president V Sivadasan were arrested on July 9 in New Delhi, when they were protesting at Kerala House against Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy, against whom fresh evidences have been found in the solar panel scam.


Crores of hard earned money has been pumped in a scheme which has helped persons like Saritha Nair and Biju Balakrishnan, who are known to be close to the CM. While on one hand, Oommen Chandy’s role in corruption is becoming clear with every passing day, the UDF government of Kerala continues to shamelessly defend its head. A protest demonstration by youth activists on July 8 was brutally lathicharged by the Kerala police. Youth Congress goons were given a free run by the police in attacking the Left activists. Noor Mohammad, all India vice president, and all India joint secretaries P Laxmaiah and Shatrarup Ghosh were also arrested on July 9 in New Delhi.


The central executive committee condemns the police action in New Delhi today, as well the continuous brutal assault on the protesters in Kerala in the last few days. What we are witnessing in Kerala is actually the face of Congress throughout the country, where they are neck deep in mega scams and loot of public money everywhere.