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Mainstream, VOL LIX No 8, New Delhi, February 6, 2021

Withdraw the Blockade of Kisan Protests by Delhi Police | CPI-M Press Release

Saturday 6 February 2021

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

February 3, 2021

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

Withdraw this Inhuman Blockade of Kisan Protests by Delhi Police

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the measures taken by the Delhi police to prevent the supply of water, food and other essential commodities sent by people of nearby states to reach the farmers who are in the midst of a heroic unprecedented protest demanding the repeal of the Agri-Laws.

What is worse is that Delhi government, which is supplying water to the kisans, has been stopped from delivering the water tankers of the Delhi Jal Board. This is a corporation directly under the Delhi government. Further, the facilities for toilets and other sanitary hygiene, so important in the times of the Covid pandemic, that are provided by the Delhi government at the Guru Teg Bahadur Smarak have been forcibly vacated by the Delhi police. Preventing the elected government of Delhi in discharging its duties on its own property is illegal.

While obdurately refusing to accept the genuine demands of the protesting farmers, Delhi police, under the Central government’s Union Home Ministry, is taking such inhuman measures attempting to starve the kisans and thus disrupt and disperse the protests. The kisan agitation has declared that such gross inhuman behavior by the Central government cannot deter the protestors. Their determination and resolve has heightened with more and more kisans pouring in to strengthen the struggle.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that these draconian anti-human measures of the Central government be withdrawn immediately. The supply of water, food, sanitation facilities and other essential items cannot be prevented by the Delhi police. The Central government must immediately direct the Delhi police to withdraw these measures and lift the inhuman blockade.

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