CPI(ML) Condemns Harassment of Left Activists by Yogi Govt in UP

In a statement released by CPI(ML) Uttar Pradesh, state secretary Com. Sudhakar Yadav has said that Yogi Govt is harassing Left activists in Uttar Pradesh. From Mirzapur to Pilibhit, CPI(ML) activists including women leaders in many districts, who are working among tribal people and farmers, and hailing from dalit, tribal and minority origin, are especially being targeted. In Lalganj area in Mirzapur, a dozen activists of the party were sent to jail recently following false cases slapped upon them by the Forest Department. When their release was ordered by the court of law, they were framed afresh and new false cases were registered on Saturday at Halia Police Station in the district so that they can again be sent to jail. These activists include women organisation AIPWA district president Com. Shyamkali, party district committee members comrades Suresh Kol, Mangal, Ramasre, Bansu besides 7 others all hailing from dalit and tribal origin.

Recently in Pilibhit, party state standing committee member and state vice president of All India Kisan Mahasabha, Com. Afroz Alam had been slapped with Goonda Act and ordered to leave the district by the administration. Besides Com. Alam, half dozen party workers including comrades Manzoor Ali, Ravindra Mahajan, Radhey Shyam have also been booked under Goonda Act.
Comrade Sudhakar Yadav said Yogi Govt is implicating Left activists falsely under the garb of crime-control. The Govt. that counts encounters as yet another feather to its cap, sees a criminal in the Left activists. The Yogi government has taken no step to counter the real gangsters and all powerful land mafia having illegal and forceful possession upon the land of the poor and tribal people. Com. Yadav said that the party will combat the atrocities perpetrated by the Yogi Govt by enhancing democratic mass movement. A Jansunwai (people’s hearing) on 16 December is to be organised by CPI(ML) at district headquarters, which will be attended by lawyers, educationists, social-political workers and forcefully evicted tribal-dalit farmers among others. Similarly, in Pilibhit a two-day dharna (sit in) and demonstration will be held by the party on 12-13 December.