Vol. XLI No. 43 October 22, 2017

DELHI: CPI(M) Rally against RSS-BJP Violence in Kerala

CPI(M) held a march against the killing of its activists by the RSS-BJP goons in Kerala. Hundreds of activists of Communist Party of India (Marxist) led by general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Polit Bureau members Md Salim, Subhashini Ali, Raghavulu, Central Committee members and Party activists, marched from Delhi state office of CPI(M) to BJP headquarters protesting against the killing of CPI(M) cadres by RSS-BJP in Kerala. Protests against RSS terror in Kerala were held all over the country. Ever since the Modi government has come to power at the centre, RSS-BJP have gone on a rampage particularly in Kerala, killing CPI(M) cadres and sympathizers. Their politics of hatred has also seen killings in the name of ‘gau raksha’, love jehad and pseudo-nationalism.
Throughout the march, slogans such as “RSS Terror - Down Down”, “Terrorist RSS murdabad”, “RSS-BJP Stop the politics of hate”, RSS-BJP khooni rajniti band karo” rent the air.

The march culminated at the BJP headquarters at 11, Ashoka Road, where CPI(M) leaders addressed the gathering. Sitaram Yechury denounced the murders committed by RSS-BJP combine and instead blaming the CPI(M) – this he said is like ‘ulta chor kotwal ko daante’. On the contrary, he said, 85 CPI(M) cadres have been killed since 2000. Amit shah by targeting CPI(M) Kerala state party is now diverting the attention of the people because his son is implicated in a money laundering case. 

Md Salim said the Jan Raksha Yatra of BJP in Kerala is actually RSS Raksha Yatra. He said RSS blood-stained politics of five-decades stands exposed today. It is their hate politics which resulted in the killing of Akhlaq, Pehlu Khan and Junaid. We have not used the police and administration to stop their yatra because we believe in democracy. But after their yatra is over, we would come to the streets and the world will witness that the people of Kerala are with the CPI(M).

Subhashini Ali, scoffed at Narendra Modi-Amit Shah calling them ‘encounter specialists’. It is we, the CPI(M), who have stood for communal harmony which is an anathema to their ideology and that is why they are killing us. We would die, she declared, but would continue to protect the unity of the people. 

Many central leaders of the party joined the march - Central Committee members, Surender Malik,  Pushpinder Singh Grewal were among those who led the march.

The meeting was presided by K M Tiwari, secretary, CPI(M) Delhi state committee.