Three youths attack CPI(M) HQ, write ‘Pakistan’ on party office board

The attack came in the backdrop of the raging row over an event at the JNU campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 14, 2016 6:06 pm
JNU protest, CPIM, CPIM headquarters, CPIM RSS While the CPI(M) said the attackers were RSS-BJP workers who also hurled stones, the police said the detainee claimed to be member of an outfit called the ‘Aam Aadmi Sena’. (Source: Express Photo)

Three youths on Sunday tried to vandalise the CPI(M) headquarters here as the police detained one of them.

The attack came in the backdrop of the raging row over an event at the JNU campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

While the CPI(M) said the attackers were RSS-BJP workers who also hurled stones, the police said the detainee claimed to be member of an outfit called the ‘Aam Aadmi Sena’.

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“Three youths came to the office of CPI(M) where they sprayed black ink on the wall of the office building. While, two of them managed to flee, one was held by CPI(M) workers and handed over to police,” DCP (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal said.

“The youth, identified as Sushant Khosla, told police that he is a member of the Aam Aadmi Sena. We have initiated legal action in connection with the matter and investigation has been taken up,” he added.

Confirming the attack, CPI(M) General Sitaram Yechury said “they tried to write slogans like Pakistan Zindabad at our office board. They were pursued by our comrades and one of them was caught and handed over to the police.”

“We condemn this attack. The RSS which venerates the assassins of Mahatma Gandhi, is now branding the most secular democratic force, the CPI(M), as anti-national.

“We do not need certificates of patriotism from the murderers of Gandhi. We will meet this challenge politically,” he said.

“The RSS is doing this to divert attention from the complete mess they have brought to the country in terms of economic and social conditions. They want to divert the attention of the people by whipping communal polarisation,” Yechury said.

CPI(M) sources said the youths threw stones and shouted slogans like ‘CPI(M) Desh Chhodo’ (CPI-M quit the country).

CPI National Secretary D Raja strongly condemned the attack on the CPI(M) office and said “the Sangh Parivar cannot subvert our democratic political system and the constitutional arrangement of our polity.”

“If they have anything to argue, they can argue but they should not resort to such cowardly and uncivilised attacks,” Raja said.

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    Kavi
    Feb 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm
    Communists Party of India are behaving as though they are the branch of ISIS in India.
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      MyTake
      Feb 14, 2016 at 7:37 pm
      (“We condemn this attack. The RSS which venerates the ins of Mahatma hi, is now bing the most secular democratic force, the CPI(M), as anti-national.) Yeah. During the reign of this most democratic force RAMKRISHNA Mission had to declare in eighties they are not Hindus so they could appoint a teacher of their choice who knew their religious subject. So much for the Democracy of Commies.
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      MyTake
      Feb 14, 2016 at 7:40 pm
      Another form of Al Taqiya?
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    3. M
      MyTake
      Feb 14, 2016 at 7:29 pm
      If some one supports a sani view point he or she is stani at heart. This is just an obvious thing to ume.
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      1. M
        MyTake
        Feb 14, 2016 at 7:46 pm
        India has dug many s for itself in the past. It has to come out of all those s it has dug before it can walk holding its head high!
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          MyTake
          Feb 14, 2016 at 7:32 pm
          They are thinking by doing this they are taking an insurance against future ISIS attacks and ISIS may as well come to their rescue to materialize their dream which they have lost all along.
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            Anil
            Feb 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm
            D. Raja please worry about your daughter, involved in raising anti-india slogans.
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              Vikrant
              Feb 14, 2016 at 4:14 pm
              What is the history of communists? Supoorted british during independence movement worked as british informers against nationalists and freedom fighters. Fathers of the naxalite movement. Supportef china during 1962 war and collected funds for china. Supported congress during emergency and reaped the benefits of support vy claiming positions in government insutes. Has been providing cover to all jihadis recent example proves this
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