The Social Democratic Party of Kenya (SDP) has received the worrying news that Comrade Alik Chakraborty, who is a member of the Politburo of the CPI (ML) Red Star, and a leader of the Committee for Protection of Land, Livelihood, Ecology and Environment has been charged in a Court in West Bengal after being picked by Police from inside a hospital, sick and in need of medical attention. The SDP strongly condemns such inhuman and dastardly act from the Indian State apparatus. We demand for the immediate release of comrade Chakraborty, and we also demand that he be allowed treatment at a facility of his choice. We also remind the authorities in India that the struggles for people’s right to own land and live in a clean environment is just and unstoppable and they should therefore cease their harassment of the masses and the leaders of the movement for Protection of Land, Livelihood, Ecology and Environment, and instead listen to the voices of the people.
Social Democratic Party of Kenya