December 17, 2010
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau strongly condemns the dastardly killing of seven activists of the All India Forward Bloc and the Forward Bloc affiliated tribal organization Agrogrami Adivasi Samiti by the Maoists. The activists include a woman panchayat pradhan Ms. Chapala Garhiat. These activists were abducted on the night of December 16 and were killed subsequently by the Maoist executioners. This is the fist time such a big number of killings of political activists has taken place in West Bengal. This is part of the ongoing sequence of murders in cold blood and shows the depths to which Maoists depredations can stoop. The killings add upto 221 of Left activists and leaders since the last Lok Sabha elections in the three districts of Jangal Mahal as a result of the close complicity between the Maoists and the Trinamul Congress.
The Polit Bureau is confident that these vile attempts to drown the Left movement in blood will end up in failure. Thousands of people in Jangal Mahal are rising to protest these killings and depredations. As in the past, the Left movement will not be cowed down and the entire peace loving and democratic minded people in Jangal Mahal and rest of the state and country will overcome this campaign of terror. We appeal to all peace and democracy loving people of the country to protest against Maoist depredations. We also call upon our Party units to organize protest actions against these dastardly killings.