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‘Maoists should apologise for NREGA activist’s killing’

A group of academicians,students and activists have taken on the CPI for failing to apologise for the murder of NREGA activist Niyamat Ansari

A group of academicians,students and activists have taken on the CPI (Maoists) for failing to apologise for the murder of NREGA activist Niyamat Ansari even though the organisation has offered an apology for putting up posters that threatened Aruna Roy,Jean Dreze,Gokul Vasant and Nandlal Singh and members of Gram Swaraj Abhyan.

The group has started an online campaign that criticises the CPI (Maoists) and has expressed concerns about investigations into Ansari’s murder.

In a statement of apparent ‘self-criticism’,dated September 1,the CPI (Maoists) offered an apology for the posters.

“But they have not tendered an unconditional apology for the brutal murder of NREGA activist Niyamat Ansari and threat to Bhukan Singh for allegedly being ‘police informers’ and ‘cheating local people’ of their forest land,” a statement issued by the group said.