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India Communists Demand More Security

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India has issued the following statement:

Unitedly Face Threat of Terrorism

November 29, 2008

The country has experienced a sense of relief at the successful conclusion of the security operations against the armed men who had perpetrated the terrorist outrage in Mumbai. The clearing of the Taj Hotel on the 29th morning and the rescue of the people trapped there has ended the three day ordeal which saw the terrible toll of over 200 dead and several hundreds injured in the multiple strikes in the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Trident-Oberoi and Taj Hotels and the Nariman House.

The Polit Bureau pays its homage to the officers and men of the security forces, the National Security Guard, Anti Terrorism Squad, the Mumbai Police and other forces who laid down their lives fighting against terrorists. The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt sympathy to all those who have lost their family members in these dastardly attacks.

The lessons from this grim incident has to be drawn correctly and promptly. The continuous and widespread terrorist attacks which have occurred in the country have shown up the weakness in our intelligence and security systems. The country expects the Government to immediately take effective steps to revamp and strengthen the intelligence and security set up. A beginning has to be made by identifying and taking steps against the forces with external links who have perpetrated this crime.

This is the time for all sections of the people and political circles to rise above any sectarian interests and ensure that the unity and integrity of the country is safeguarded by curbing all forms of terrorism whatever their source.

Isn’t it funny how many of our own Democrats said very much the same thing immediately after 9/11.

(Even including soon to be Secretary Of State, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.)

But quickly enough these “lessons” will be unlearned and the Communists in India, just like the Democrats in the US, will be back to their all too familiar ways.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “India Communists Demand More Security”

  1. Steve

    India’s Communist Party has also kindly weighed in on how to solve the economic crisis:

    Tackling the Impact of the Global Economic Crisis

    The Polit Bureau discussed the impact of the global financial and economic crisis on India. There is an economic slowdown. The export-oriented sectors like garments, hosiery, carpets, handicrafts and financial-linked IT services have been hit. There is a fall in the prices of certain commercial crops. The slowdown is leading to loss of jobs in the form of retrenchments and layoffs, wage cuts and loss of livelihood for lakhs of people in the services and unorganised sectors.

    The main concentration of the government has been to provide liquidity for the banks and the markets without paying attention to boosting demand in the economy by large-scale public expenditure. The UPA government is more concerned with protecting the interests of the big financial companies and the corporate sector.

    The CPI(M) demands urgent steps to be taken to tackle the unfolding economic crisis. These should include:

    · A special fiscal package to increase public expenditure in a manner which will increase income and consumption of the working people

    · Expand fiscal deficit of Central and state governments. Scrap the FRBM Act

    · Massive public investment in sectors which are employment intensive, expansion of NREGA

    · Protection of jobs by announcement of moratorium on jobs and wage cuts in the organized sector

    · Boosting of foodgrains production and public procurement

    · Strengthening and expansion of the Public Distribution System and increase the allocation of rice and wheat to the states

    · Scrapping the increase in petrol and diesel prices

    · Adequate relief packages for export oriented sectors

    · Credit for medium and small scale enterprises and tariff protection.

    The Polit Bureau demands that the government halt moves for further financial sector liberalization. The government should not proceed with the legislations such as Banking Regulation Amendment Act, the Bill for increasing the FDI cap in Insurance and Pension Bill.

    The Polit Bureau has directed its Party units to urgently take up the struggles to defend the livelihood, jobs and rights of the working people. The Party appealed to the trade union movement and other mass organisations to take up the immediate issues arising out of the impact of the economic crisis and to fight for steps to provide relief to the working people.

    http://tinyurl.com/5wszf5

    It all sounds vaguely familiar, does it not?

  2. U NO HOO

    That gold guy in the piucture looks just like BO.

  3. VMAN

    Why are the communists coming out of their holes and how do we chase them back in?


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