Casteist Party of India? ‘Progressive’ Communist Party of India (Marxist) wants to know the religion and caste of their members!
"If you give an RSS worker a lift, the party will treat you as RSS! These days the Communist party and its leaders have become extremely intolerant,” said C O T Nazeer, who was brutally attacked by the CPM goons for deserting the party
It is a widely held belief that Communists have no religion and it is considered regressive among Communists to speak about one's religion. But a comrade from Kerala reveals that the so-called progressiveness of Communism is confined to its obsolete literature!
There are separate columns in the membership form of the Communist party that asks new members about their caste and religion. Every comrade has to fill these mandatory columns to get the new membership or renew the existing ones.
C O T Nazeer, who was brutally attacked by the CPM goons for deserting the party, revealed that this is one of the reasons why he left the party. In an interview to a local Malayalam media, Nazeer said, “CPM claim that they uphold renaissance values. But there are separate columns in their membership form asking whether you are a Christian or Muslim. When I left the column unfilled, the local secretary of the party filled the column!”
“Then what is the purpose of publicly rejecting religion and claiming humanitarian values?” Nazeer asks. He also alleged that for a certain section of CPM workers, political activity means violence. He said that there is no space in the CPM for expressing the voice of dissent. “If one criticises the evils of the party, he or she will be stamped as an enemy. If you give an RSS worker a lift, the party will treat you as RSS! These days the Communist party and its leaders have become extremely intolerant,” he added.
The membership form also asks if the comrade belongs to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.
C O T Nazeer had a close call with death after being attacked by CPM goons last month. He has alleged that CPM MLA N M Shamseer was behind the attack.