Raising heat on the Citizenship Amendment Act, the National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens, Left parties have announced to carry on a seven-day nationwide protest from January 1 to 7 and a general strike on January 8.
In a joint statement issued by the parties, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-Liberation, All India Forward Bloc and the Revolutionary Socialist Party announced that the above-mentioned protest has the backing of the trade unions too. Interestingly, trade unions have also called a general strike on January 8.
The issued statement read: “The Left parties extend support to all the Kisan and agricultural workers’ organizations and the civil society movement that has called for a ‘Grameen bandh‘ on January 8. The Left parties call upon all their units and all the states of the country to organize powerful protest movements against the assault on the Indian Constitution through the CAA and NRC and NPR.”
It has also been reported that the left parties are strongly condemning the state violence on peaceful protests by civilians in Bhartiya Janta Party-ruled states.
Earlier on Friday, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury urged the Chief Ministers of 13 states not to execute the proposed NPR (National Population Register) and NRC (National Register of Citizens). The leader was addressing the students at an Osmania University Library event in Hyderabad.