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Left parties to hold countrywide demonstrations on Wednesday

Left parties to hold countrywide demonstrations on Wednesday
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Aug 16 2011. 06 10 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Aug 16 2011. 06 10 PM IST
New Delhi: Left parties and their mass organizations would hold demonstrations across the country on Wednesday to protest the government’s action against Anna Hazare and his supporters in New Delhi.
In separate statements, the CPI-M and the CPI directed their units across the country to organize protest actions tomorrow.
“The Manmohan Singh government has attacked the democratic right to conduct peaceful protest with the ban on the hunger strike and the arrest of Anna Hazare and his supporters in Delhi”, the CPI-M Politburo said in a statement.
Its affiliate, Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), said, “No one can question the people’s right to protest,” and termed the police action against Hazare and his supporters as “totally undemocratic and an attack on the citizens’ right to have a peaceful protest”.
The CPI Central Secretariat, while terming Hazare’s detention as “illegal and undemocratic”, said the attacks on him by the Congress party “shows the panic and bankruptcy of Congress politics”.
Demanding his immediate release, the party asked all its units to hold protest actions tomorrow against the undemocratic actions” of the government.
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First Published: Tue, Aug 16 2011. 06 10 PM IST
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