Marxistindia, Condemn arrest of Teltumbe and Navlakha

4/15/20 10:29 AM
  • India, Communist Party of India [Marxist] En Asia Communist and workers' parties

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement: 

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the arrests of Anand Teltumbe and Gautam Navlakha on completely trumped up charges in the Bhima Koregaon issue. It is a matter of concern that the hon’ble Supreme Court did not postpone their arrests in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

That Anand Teltumbe, a political scholar of issues of caste and class and a member of Babasaheb’s family, and Gautam Navlakha, a human rights and political activist, are being arrested on Ambedkar Jayanti is a telling comment on the state of affairs in our country. 

The CPI(M) appeals to the Supreme Court to review this decision. The

CPI(M) insists on a fair trial.