CPM discusses abolition of death penalty

CPM is currently involved in a discussion on whether death penalty should be abolished. Party senior leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday revealed it in an editorial for the forthcoming issue of “People’s Democracy”.

“The case for the abolition of the death penalty is a strong one and highly relevant. The CPM is presently engaged in a discussion to review its position on the matter,” says Yechury. 

The editorial, “On hanging of Afzal Guru”, Yechury has taken on BJP and the corporates for their jingoism.  “In the meantime, the shrill jingoism and triumphalism displayed by the BJP and the corporate media has to be strongly deplored. For the BJP, the fight against terrorism has become a partisan political platform to serve their narrow political interests,” says Yechury.

Meanwhile, in a statement,  feminists and women’s organisations have demanded abolition of death penalty.  The signatories to the statement include Devaki Jain, Vasanth Kannabiran , Farah Naqvi, Sumi Krishna and Harsh Mandar.

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