May 24, 2015

CPI(M) Condemns Disfiguring of Signages Bearing Muslim Names in Delhi

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) Delhi state secretariat has issued the following statement on May 15. THE CPI(M) Delhi state committee strongly condemns the disfiguring by Hindutva elements of sign boards on roads named after historical figures and well known personalities having Muslim names. These include signages bearing names of medieval Sultans and Mughal rulers as well as a signage of the road named after Safdar Hashmi - theatre activist and martyr who fearlessly opposed communal and fundamentalist forces of all hues. Delhi has repeatedly witnessed rioting, vicious communal propaganda and hate speeches by union ministers and leaders of the Hindutva brigade over the past one year of the Modi government. This has now emboldened Hindutva vandals to disfigure signages in the high security NDMC area. The CPI(M) demands that the Delhi police apprehend the culprits at the earliest and book them under sections of law pertaining to attempts to disrupt communal harmony. We appeal to all secular minded people to raise their powerful voice against the above machinations of the RSS-BJP and their cohorts.