By M M Special Correspondent
New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday reiterated its demand that the culprits who unleashed violence against the dalits in the Bhima-Koregaon incidents in last year December must be brought to justice. The CPI(M) alleged that the BJP-led government in Maharashtra has been trying to save the right wing activists who were involved in the violent attacks on participants in the Bhima- Koregaon programme.
Instead of doing this, the BJP-Shiv Sena state government in Maharashtra has reportedly withdrawn at least six rioting cases against the right wing activist, Sambhaji Bhide, it said and added that the state government has also withdrawn cases against hundreds of BJP-Shiv Sena workers.
The party said that this move by the BJP state government directly contradicts the report of a ten member committee, formed by the Pune police, which stated that the violence that took place on January 1 was orchestrated by Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote.
In sharp contrast, the cases that are slapped on dalit activists remain and they continue to be subjected to undue harassment. This totally exposes BJP’s anti-dalit stand. This is condemnable.
Polit bureau of the CPI(M) demanded that culprits of the Bhima-Koregaon violence and those accused of engineering the anti-dalit riots in many parts of the country, must be brought to book in accordance with the law and cannot be exonerated.