Comrade Provash Ghosh, General Secretary, SUCI (Communist), issued the following statement on 18.08.2022:
“Release of eleven (11) lifers, convicted for mass murder and rapes, including the rape of a pregnant woman, Bilkis Begum, and killing her child, during 2002 Gujarat riots, is extremely condemnable and shocking. Even more shocking is the fact that the BJP leaders and workers shamelessly garlanded and felicitated them with sweets as if they had served a noble cause.
This is another glaring example of how BJP leaders encourage, defend and protect ruthless criminals, committing heinous crimes in cold-blood, who serve them, violating all legal, moral and ethical norms.
Moreover, this ghastly incident is a dangerous precedent too. We appeal to countrymen to raise their voices of protest against this highly illegal and immoral act of the BJP government.”