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New Delhi, Jun 25 :The CPI-M has warned that the present “creeping authoritarianism” in forms other than Emergency like “Hindutva” communalism and “corrosion” of institutions of the State can threaten the country’s democratic system.

The CPI-M gave the warning on the 40th anniversary of Emergency that was clamped by the Indira Gandhi-led Congress government on June 25, 1975 while calling for a multi-pronged fight against these current trends.

“What is required is a multi-pronged fight against neo-liberalism, Hindutva communalism and authoritarianism.

They are all fundamentally linked together. Drawing the correct lessons from the emergency of four decades ago will help us in this current struggle,” former CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat said.