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Brinda seeks stern action against Bhushan assailants

NEW DELHI, 16/08/2011: CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat at Parliament at Parliament House during Parliament Session, in New Delhi on Aug 16, 2011. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

NEW DELHI, 16/08/2011: CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat at Parliament at Parliament House during Parliament Session, in New Delhi on Aug 16, 2011. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat on Thursday demanded stern action against those who attacked senior Supreme Court lawyer and civil society member Prashant Bhushan.

Addressing a press conference here, Ms. Karat termed Wednesday's attack on the Supreme Court premises “reprehensible,” and said it was carried out by right-wing Hindu forces. Such incidents were taking place owing to the failure of the governments to take action against forces such as Shri Ram Sena.

Expressing concern over the recent communal incidents in Rajasthan, she said the Congress government and the administration there failed to take stringent action against the perpetrators of violence against the minorities. A party delegation also found that the administration had taken an anti-minority stance, she said.

The recent incidents of communal violence at Rudrapur in Uttarakhand were also disturbing. In Bihar, she alleged, IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt was being victimised as he had told the truth about the 2002 communal riots.


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