Our comrades in India in the news portal Newsclick are under attack of Indian public forces. Starting from 8th of February and ongoing until today, Enforcement Directorate (ED) has raided the news portal's office in New Delhi. This kind of attack will be not tolerated and progressive journalism will not be silenced.
Enforcement Directorate justifies its actions on investigations that have not any justice grounds. Unpopular BJP-led government is behind the investigations. The raid of Newsclick takes place in a moment of increased attacks on critical voices in Indian media.
The right-wing government tries to cause fear and despair among progressive and investigative journalists and affect in a negative way to those large people's movements.
The right-wing government in India has took more undemocratic steps. With this kind of policies it tries to cause fear and despair among progressive and investigative journalists and affect in a negative way to those large people's movements that have used their voices against neoliberal policies of Indian government.
We, Communist Youth of Finland, oppose strongly terrorizing and attacking indepent journalism in India and demand groudless investigations and raids to be stopped immediately. We send solidarity to our comrades in Newsclick and other progressive media and support the mass protests of people. May the success be for people and justice condemn undemocratic right-wing politicians and policies.
Communist Youth of Finland 11th February 2021
Jiri Mäntysalo, Chairperson
Toni Kallioinen, Vice Chairperson