CPI-ML New Democracy, Students

Attack on Student Leader Umar Khaled Condemned

On August 13, JNU student leader Umar Khaled was shot at in front on Constitution Club which is situated in the high security area near Parliament House. He escaped unhurt.

This attack on Umar Khaled is an attempt to silence the voices of protest against fascist drive of RSS-BJP. The Hindutva forces have launched several such attacks in the past. Murder of Dhabolkar, Pansare, Kulburgi and Gauri Lankesh are prime examples of such targeted killings.

Hindutva forces controlling the Central Govt. are branding all these voices opposing their communal fascist agenda as ánti-national. They not only condone such attacks but also defend the perpetrators of these attacks. This attack in the high security area raised serious apprehension of connivance of the ruling party and the state machinery in this attack.

CPI(ML)-New Democracy strongly condemns this attack. We call upon protests against this attack to expose the nefarious designs of the Hindutva forces and their murderous agenda. We should rally the people against this attack and demand that the campaign branding persons like Umar Khaled as anti-national must be exposed. We demand that those behind the attack should be arrested without delay and a judicial enquiry by a sitting High Court Judge into the conspiracy behind the attack should be constituted.