The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
A Criminal And Unjust War
The United States has begun its military attack on Iraq. Defying worldwide opinion and failing to get the sanction of the United Nations, Bush has embarked upon an act of war which is criminal and unjust on all counts.
The leadership of the United States and Britain will have to bear the full responsibility for the lives lost and the devastation caused to Iraq. History will not forgive them for this crime.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) reiterates its demand that the Indian government categorically condemn the American aggression and announce forthwith that no Indian facilities will be made available for any purpose associated with this war.
The Polit Bureau calls upon all its Party units to immediately mobilise the people to conduct a powerful united protest movement against the war and to express solidarity with the Iraqi people.