Punish Demolishers of Babri Masjid, Demands Protesters

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A larger section of the Indian society feels justice in Babri Masjid demolition case is yet to come despite the passing of 21 years of struggle of people associated with the issue.

A group of organizations came out to protest at Jantar Mantar on 6 December 2013 demanding punishment for the guilty of Babri Masjid demolition. They also demanded an end to state organized communal violence and terror in the country.

Participants of the dharna included the Communist Ghadar Party of India (CGPI), Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist), Lok Raj Sangathan, Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR), Purogami Mahila Sangathan, Hind Naujawan Ekta Sabha and the Mazdoor Ekta Committee, Jama’at Islam-e-Hind (JIH), People’s Front of India and AIUTUC.

Youngsters carried banners that read: “Both Congress Party and the BJP are responsible for the destruction of the Babri Masjid, a historic monument!”, “An attack on one is an attack on all!”, “The Indian State is communal and not the Indian people!”.

The participants also shouted: “Those responsible for the communal massacres in 1984, 1992-93, 2002, Odisha, Assam and UP, should be severely punished!”, “Down with state organised terrorism!”, “Unite against state organised communal violence”, “Communal violence is the favorite weapon of the state to divide the people”, etc.

CGPI spokesperson Mr. Com Prakash Rao said the Babri Masjid demolition showed once again that organizing communal violence and terror remains the preferred weapon of our rulers, to divide the toiling people and divert them from the real issues facing them.

“In November 1984, the assassination of Indira Gandhi was used by the Congress party and government to unleash genocide against people of the Sikh community.  Similarly, in 2002, people of the Muslim community were the target of brutal communal violence organized by the BJP government in Gujarat,” Mr. Rao added.

“Targeted communal violence and massacres have been organized time and again, against the Christian community in Orissa and other communities as well, the latest being the bloody communal violence organized last month in Muzaffarnagar, UP.”

President of Lok Raj Sangathan, S. Raghavan pointed out that the demolition of the Babri Masjid exposed to our people their complete powerlessness under the existing political system.

“People were outraged that the two biggest parties in Parliament can get away with any heinous crime to expand their vote banks and to divert and divide the people and we have no power to prevent this,” Mr. Raghavan said.

“The police and state authorities fully facilitate these crimes against the innocent people while the guilty, those who masterminded these crimes not only go unpunished but are even rewarded with promotions or even ministerial posts.”

Leader of Mazdoor Ekta Committee, Santosh Kumar spoke of how in the last 20 years, the political representatives of those in power have been increasingly resorting to the politics of communal violence and terror in order to achieve their political aims.

Inam Ur Rehman of JIH, Lokesh Kumar of Hind Naujawan Ekta Sabha, Jasim Mohammad of Central Universities Research Scholar Association and Syed Akhlaq Ahmad of APCR were among many who addressed the crowd in the protest.


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