The Left parties on Thursday condemned the brutal murder of Sister Valsa John in Pakur district of Jharkhand and demanded that the State administration take immediate action.

Sister Valsa John had been fighting for the rights of the tribals and against their displacement due to mining activities since 1995. “Her killing is a result of the threat posed to the mining mafia,” the Communist Party of India (Marxist) said. In a statement, the party Polit Bureau demanded that the State administration take immediate steps to arrest the culprits and initiate speedy trial.

CPI MP D. Raja too condemned the murder and said there was need for a thorough probe.

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