The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) issued following statement to the press:

The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India vehemently condemns series of attacks took place in various places of North and West India. Every where these acts of vandalism by communal elements were unleashed in the name of protest against the movie Padmavat.

In some places it went to the extent of torching of buses and blocking of highways. They didn't spare even school students from being attacked.

The ideology of intolerance nurtured by Hindutva forces provided conditions for such kind of inhuman activities. Through indulging in such kind of activities against art and culture and terrorizing innocent people they are undermining basic ethoes of the country.

The CPI expresses its solidarity with artists and cultural activists who are repeatedly under attack. The party urge upon central and state governments to act urgently to protect freedom of expression and ensure peaceful life for the people.

 

Source:

Communist Party of India via Solidnet