Members of the State Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) have called for establishing peace and rule of law in Tamil Nadu.

One of the resolutions passed at the recent Committee meeting in which all-India general secretary Prakash Karat, Polit Bureau member K. Varadarajan, State secretary G. Ramakrishnan participated, highlighted the increasing number of political murders in the State.

Government inaction and the tacit support of DMK functionaries had allowed anti-social elements and hired rowdies to continue unchecked in their activities, members charged.

The State must forthwith act to curb the activities of these unlawful elements. It must also take efforts to establish the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils and Tamil fishermen.

Micro finance institutions that defraud the poor by offering loans at very high interest rates must also be brought under check, the State Committee resolved. From enabling ‘self-help' these institutions had moved to usurious practices.

It also urged the State government to put an end to casteist practices that did not allow Dalits to use common resources such as burial grounds.

Dalit murder

The recent murder of a Dalit at Thatchur in Kancheepuram was a result of a tussle over burial ground rights.

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