The Yogi Adityanath government in UP has launched an all out attack on every democratic voice of dissent, and on the minority Muslim community in order to suppress democratic peaceful opposition to the CAA, NRC, NPR design.
More than 20 people have been killed in police violence. There are disturbing reports of custodial torture of minors in police stations. There are videos of police uttering communal abuse while declaring their intention to kill Muslims; entering and vandalising homes and looting property. Meanwhile innocents from the Muslim community have been falsely charged with crimes. Activists of Left parties, human rights groups and other dissenting citizens have been arrested. The police has put out "wanted" notices announcing rewards for the capture of innocent people including rights activists. The Internet has been shut down in 21 districts of UP.
It seems that Yogi government is adamant to not allow people's constitutional right to protest at any cost, so it wants to teach people of UP a lesson. This has been supported by the Prime Minister Modi in his recent visit in Lucknow.
We demand that Yogi Adityanath quit as CM, and the Supreme Court order an SIT into the situation prevailing in UP, so that the police personnel guilty of crimes be brought to book.
We appeal to all to observe Dec 30 as day of protest to press for above mentioned demands.
- CPIML Central Committee