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‘Law and order has broken down under Modi’

New Delhi, June 24: Alleging that there was “a complete breakdown of law and order” under the Modi government, the CPI-M alleged on Sunday that people’s constitutional rights were being allowed to be violated with impunity. Taking stock of the four years of the Modi government, a CPI-M statement said that this period had seen “unprecedented attacks on people’s livelihood, sharpening of communal polarization accompanied by murderous assaults on Muslims and Dalits, severe undermining of institutions of parliamentary democracy and independent constitutional authorities”. It said that the unending rise in prices of petroleum products was leading to a cascading inflationary spiral despite a weak economic activity as a consequence of demonetization and GST. “Agrarian distress continues to mount with no respite in the distress suicides of the farmers,” it said. “There is an alarming increase in the overall atmosphere of hate engendering violence across the country especially in BJP-ruled states. “Apart from the violence perpetrated by private armies in the name of ‘cow protection’ and ‘moral policing’, incidents of mob lynching and horrendous gang rapes and murders of minors are on the rise. “The latest is the gruesome gangrape of five women in Jharkhand. The BJP state government refused to register a case and punish the guilty. This amounts to patronizing such private armies, thus encouraging the dehumanization of our society.” (IANS)

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