Sitaram Yechury Refuses to Mark His Birthday, Cites ‘Dark Atmosphere’ in Country

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Sitaram Yechury. — File photo

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NEW DELHI — CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday thanked his followers on Twitter for the birthday wishes and said that there very little to celebrate in what he said was a “dark atmosphere in India”.

In a tweet, Yechury said:  “I am grateful for all your wishes on my birthday. We do not mark birthdays, and with the dark atmosphere in India now, the deep economic distress, the floods and the undemocratic clampdown in J&K, there is very little to celebrate.”

The veteran Communist leader Yechury on August 12, while greeting the people of Kashmir on Eid, alleged that the people of Kashmir have been kept “imprisoned” in their own homes and warned the government that the impact of changing Jammu and Kashmir’s status would be felt in other states with special status.

“Eid is an occasion of joy and celebration, and our thoughts are with the people of Kashmir who have been kept imprisoned in their own homes. We still don’t know how or where our Comrades in Kashmir are,” he had tweeted.

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