The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India strongly condemned the detention of Com. D. Raja, General Secretary of CPI and Com Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of CPI (M), at Srinagar Airport today; by the security forces. They were on their way to meet Com. Tarigami, MLA of Jammu & Kashmir Assembly, as he is not well. Both the Communist leaders have written a letter earlier to the Governor; Jammu & Kashmir that they would like to meet the party leaders and activists at Kashmir valley. This detention is undemocratic and despicable.
The CPI further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday in his broadcast to the nation claimed that there is normalcy in the Jammu & Kashmir and people are happy with the decision of abolition of article 370 and 35A. If it is true then why the national leaders are not allowed meeting the people of J & K. The whole Jammu & Kashmir is under seize with tens of thousands of security forces and they are parading in the streets of towns, villages and undemocratic curfew is in existence. This reflects the reality.
CPI condemns the arrest of D Raja and Sitaram Yechury and demanding to release them immediately. They should be allowed to meet the party leaders, activists and people of the state.