Haridwar Meet: Take Strong Action
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 24:
THE extreme hate speeches and incitement to violence against Muslims at the so-called dharam sansad in Haridwar is a flagrant violation of the Constitution, the legal framework. The speeches are akin to supporting terrorist acts including against former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh.
It could continue without hindrance for three days because of the impunity such people enjoy under the BJP-led governments. Shamefully, the delayed FIR is a mockery of the law as it does not name the main perpetrators of this assault on the Constitution even as videos of the proceedings clearly show the identities of those guilty.
The Polit Bureau demands that the FIR should include the names. It calls for their immediate arrest for the promotion not just of hate speech but of incitement to violence.