(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 26, 2011
CPI(M) Flays Worsening Crime Scenario
THE Haryana state unit of the CPI(M) has expressed grave concern over the fast worsening law and order situation and total failure of the state government in effectively containing the spurt in serious crimes. In a press note issued from Rohtak on June 18, the party’s state secretary Inderjit Singh has demanded that the chief minister, Bhupender Singh Hooda, must give a public explanation in view of the increasing fear among the common people. Being himself in charge of the home portfolio, the chief minister is personally answerable over the pathetic scenario.
In this regard, the CPI(M) leader expressed deep anguish over yet another case of indulgence of constables of Haryana Police in a gruesome episode of kidnapping and gang rape of a minor girl at Bahadurgarh on June 14 last. The CPI(M) has also cited the instance of heinous and mysterious murder of an ex-sarpanch, Karam Singh, and his cousin following their allegations of bribes given to now sacked minister and a chief parliamentary secretary for securing jobs to their kin in the transport department.
According to the CPI(M) leader, these most foul murders were enough to show that corruption was rampant in top echelons of power in Haryana. In this context, the party has maintained that merely dropping the ministers was an attempt to cover-up the network of real culprits and the modus operandi adopted by them. An impartial high level probe was therefore necessary to unearth the menace, Singh said.
The CPI(M) has urged upon all sections of people to rise above caste and other narrow considerations for the sake of forging broader unity and launch a united resistance against crime and corruption.
TRANSPORT POLICY: CPI(M)
Earlier the Haryana state unit of the CPI(M) has demanded that the state government must discard its retrograde new transport policy in view of the complete strike by roadways workers despite arrests and other repressive measures. In a press note issued from Rohtak in this connection on June 8, the party’s state secretary Inderjit Singh stated that various sections of people have extended their close support to the striking transport workers, as has been evident from the protest demonstrations.
The CPI(M) leader termed the government policy of issuing licenses for a large number of routes to private players as virtual privatisation and as the winding up of the state’s transport department. Inderjit Singh also visited various police stations and met the detained persons, including women workers. He was told that many of them were beaten up when being taking to police stations. He demanded immediate release of all those who were rounded up by the police.
The CPI(M) has urged the chief minister to personally talk to leaders of the transport workers’ unions, abandon the unilaterally imposed new transport policy and accept all genuine demands of the workers. It has also demanded that the transport minister must be sacked for his alleged involvement in a huge bribery racket and abetment in a murder case.