CMKP Salutes Harkishan Singh Surjeet
Comrade Prakash Karat,
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
The passing away of Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet, former CPI (M) General Secretary and member Polit Bureau (until his death) is not only a loss of your party but it has deprived actually the subcontinent of one of the veterans of national liberation movement, anti-feudal and anti-communal struggle as well as Indian communist movement, remaining aligned with the contemporary neo-colonial crusade and international communist movement.
Moreover, Comrade Surjeet was among the high stature of communist stalwarts of the subcontinent who longed and strived for friendly relations between India and Pakistan. His ardent desire to foster amicable environment in the subcontinent through good relations between India and Pakistan which have some common problems, hopes and aspirations. His gesture could be gauged from his historic visit to Pakistan two years ago despite his illness and old age. He along with CPI General Secretary Comrade A.B.Bardhan had come to Pakistan to remove suspicions and create better understanding between these two countries which were one prior to August 14-15, 1947. Rejecting military muscles, Comrade Surjeet underlined the need for peaceful negotiations.
Sharing the CPI (M)’s grief and sorrow over Comrade Surjeet’s physical departure from you comrades, I on behalf of my party and myself offer our heart-felt condolence to you. But at the same time, we are optimistic that his brilliant fighting spirit stemming from Marxism-Leninism will help strengthen you all to move forward with the task the CPI(M) has assigned itself at the present juncture, with an obvious ultimate goal —–the creation of society free from exploitation of man by man.
Comrade Surjeet’s long seven and a half decades of glorious struggle for national emancipation from the British yoke to the establishment of secular democratic order with non-alignment and independent foreign policy, including the final task of the classless society will illuminate the path set by the CPI (M)
We stand to salute this towering anti-imperialist fighter and revolutionary leader of our time.
SUFI KHALIK BALOCH
Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party