WEST BENGAL: Massive Rally Denounces Communal Forces
THOUSANDS of people marched through Kolkata on the 25th anniversary of Babri demolition, resolving to fight the communal forces. The march, called by the Left Front, other Left parties and allies started from Lenin statue in Dharmatala and ended in Rajabajar. The entire path witnessed a huge stream of people, splashing red flags, and innovative slogans from the students and youth in particular. Biman Basu, Surjyakanta Misra, CPI leaders Prabodh Panda, Manjukumar Majumdar, RSP leader Khiti Goswami, Forward Block leader Naren Chatterjee, SUCI(C) leader Soumen Basu, CPI(ML) Liberation leader Kartik Pal were among those who led the rally.
CPI(M) and Left Front initiated a campaign for the last few days on the issue of Babri demolition and dangers of communalism today. Booklets, leaflets were published by different mass organisations. Ganashakti published a supplementary and had run a series for a week to bring into focus the incidents of 25 years back as well as contours of communalism today. West Bengal, regarded as the fortress of communal amity, has witnessed communal clashes, tensions and rise of communal forces in the recent past. RSS-BJP are having a free play and the ruling TMC is involved in counter polarisation for vote bank. Left parties have tried to explain to the people the hidden agenda of both these forces. The march on December 6 came on top of this campaign.
After the March, Surjyakanta Misra addressing the gathering said, even after 25 years, no one has been punished for that barbaric act. RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat has again declared with arrogance that the temple would be built on that site only. As long as red flags are there, we will steadfastly oppose such a move and will stand to defend our secular fabric. The economic situation of the country is going from bad to worse, sufferings of people increasing, unemployment accentuating. In such a situation, once again the issue of temple is being raised to distract attention and divide the people.
Apart from Kolkata, rallies, processions, marches were organised in all districts.
TELANGANA: Black Day Observed
BLACK day was observed in Hyderabad by the Left parties on December 6, protesting against the demolition of Babri mosque at Ayodhya 25 years back by the Sangh Parivar. A meeting was organised at Press Club in Basheerbagh where leaders of the Left parties called upon the Left, progressive and democratic forces to unitedly fight against the Hindutva fascistic forces and the danger from them to national unity and integrity and for protection of democracy and secularism. They expressed serious concern that if the BJP comes to power again, there would be black days in the country every day. Narrating several instances, the Left leaders found fault with the NDA government for the attacks on dalits and minorities. Aziz Pasha of the CPI presided over the meeting. Leaders of the Left parties Nandyala Narsimha Reddy, D G Narasimha Rao (state secretariat members of the CPI(M)), Chada Venkat Reddy (state secretary of the CPI), Murahari (SUCI), M Asok (MCPI(U)), Janaki Ramulu (RSP) and others addressed the meeting.