CITU Denounces Repression and intimidation on CITU and Activists of Democratic Movement by Uttar Pradesh Govt

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) condemns BJP-led Yogi government for issuing notice under the U.P. Goonda Act to the CITU Varanasi District President Shivnath Yadav. Shivnath Yadav was taken by police to district administration and was warned of issuing orders under the Act on restricting his movement, externment etc and filing cases under several provisions of IPC.

Earlier also the leaders of mass organisations, Left political parties and social activists were served with such notices under the Goonda Act.

Yogi Government’s authoritarian acts in Uttar Pradesh by indiscriminate use of police force to suppress all democratic movement and civil liberties are well known.

Varanasi being the incumbent Prime Minister’s parliamentary constituency, Yogi Government has been using all forces to prevent any protest by the trade unions and the people against Modi government’s policies.

CITU demands immediate withdrawal of all cases against the leaders and activists of CITU, other mass organisations and opposition parties; and stop using UP Control of Goonda Act and other repressive measures against the peaceful trade union and democratic movement.

Issued by
(Tapan Sen)
General Secretary

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