October 28, 2015

Punish ‘Moral Policing’ CPI(M) Press release on 28 Oct 2015

October 28, 2015

Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), now in session
at Delhi, has issued the following statement:

Punish ‘Moral Policing’

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the Hindutva elements who
sought to stir up trouble with the allegation of “beef” being served in the
canteen at Kerala House in New Delhi. Firm action should be taken against

The CPI(M) condemns the raid conducted by Delhi Police at the Kerala House
on the pretext of investigating whether beef was being served in the
canteen. Everybody is aware that buffalo meat is allowed legally to be
sold in Delhi and any preparation of such meat is not an illegality.

This raid conducted by the Delhi Police is, therefore, illegal. The Delhi
Police is directly administered by the Union Home Minister. This comes in
the background of a nationwide campaign unleashed by the RSS patronized by
the Central Government led by Prime Minister Modi against alleged
consumption of beef in various parts of the country. This is only a
pretext to sharpen communal polarization across the country through which
the BJP seeks to gain politically and electorally.

Initially the Kerala state government authorities appeared to have
succumbed to this illegal pressure by the Delhi Police and removed beef
preparations from the menu of the Kerala House canteen. This is highly

This act by the Delhi Police is also a clear violation of the federal
structure of the Indian Constitution and infringes upon the rights of the
state governments on their property in the national capital.

This action by the Delhi Police is unacceptable. Government of Delhi must
institute a proper probe into this incident and strict action must follow
against those responsible.