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Left parties to hold demonstration against Sharon
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | September 08, 2003 23:31 IST
The Left parties will hold a joint demonstration on Tuesday against the visit of the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
The Communist Party of India -- Marxist, Communist Party of India, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Forward Bloc and Communist Party of India -- Marxist/Leninist will organise the protest.
P M S Garewal, who is coordinating the demonstration on behalf of the Left parties, said the protestors will assemble at Shahjahan Road near India Gate and march towards Taj Mansingh Hotel where Sharon will be putting up during his stay in New Delhi.
Jogendra Sharma, member central committee of the CPI-M, told rediff.com that they have informed the Delhi Police about their intention to hold a demonstration.
"Ariel Sharon is synonymous with international terrorism and he is responsible for the slaughter of thousands of Arabs. The Indian people who have consistently supported the cause of the Palestinian people will oppose Sharon's visit," Garewal said.
Though the Delhi Police has so far not made up its mind whether to allow the demonstration or not, the Union home ministry has directed it to make effective arrangements to prevent the demonstrators from reaching anywhere near the hotel.
Heavy security arrangements have been made at the Hyderabad House, where the Israeli prime minister will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Tuesday evening.