Maha Dharna on Dec 6 to demand re-building of Babri Masjid
Hyderabad: Forum against Hindu Fascism is organizing a ‘Maha Dharna’ at Indira Park here on December 6 – Babri Masjid demolition day — demanding its re-building and punishing the culprits. The Forum is also demanding putting an end to attacks on Dalits in the name of cow protection and arrest of RSS workers indulging in such attacks.
Announcing this at a media meet here on Friday, Forum state convener Buram Abhinav, co-conveners Moulana Naseeruddin, V Sandhya, Prof S Sujatha, well-known social activist and leftist leader Varavara Rao and others condemned the attacks on Dalits and minorities. They alleged that those who were responsible for demolition of Babri Masjid, and provoked violence were now holding high offices at the Centre and in some states. Those leaders should be arrested and cases filed against them.
The speakers said that the Forum was formed with a number of peoples’ organizations, student bodies and intellectuals, with the objective of fighting undemocratic and repressive policies of the ruling class and to protect the rights of Dalits, weaker sections and minorities. They requested all lovers of democracy, intellectuals, students and all those who are opposed to attacks on Dalits and minorities, to participate in the December 6 Maha Dharna.
MBT to observe ‘Black Day’
Meanwhile, the Majlis Bachao Tahreek (MBT) has demanded speedy trial of both the title case of Babri Masjid and cases against the accused responsible for demolition of the mosque. To press these demands, the MBT is organizing Telangana and Andhra Pradesh bandh on December 6.
MBT president Majeed Ullah Khan, General Secretary Mustafa Mahmood and other office–bearers urged the people to observe the day as ‘Black Day’ and voluntary bandh. They said the MBT is also organizing a protest public meeting at Urdu Hall, Moghalpura in Hyderabad on December 3.
They said that if saner, secular forces failed in defending the secular agenda and save secularism which preaches unity in diversity, the fascist fundamentalist reactionary forces would subvert the very idea of secular India and make the country a theocratic state in which the majority on strength of numbers would try to deprive the fundamental rights of minorities. -NSS