The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its grave concern over the observations made by the Supreme Court in the Tamilnadu state government employees case. The observations amount to a denial of the hard won democratic right of the workers and employees to strike work. Stoppage of work is recognized as an unalienable right, a democratic expression of opinion and as a legitimate method of protest in all civilized societies. The denial of such a democratic right will lead to dangerous consequences.
The Tamilnadu ordinance is a grave attack on the basic right of employees to security in employment and an attack on the fundamental rights of citizens. It is unfortunate that the Court has not considered this aspect.