Kasganj (UP) has become another centre on the map of India where RSS goons have attacked Muslims. These goons waving saffron flags on January 26 attacked Muslims observing 26th January Republic Day with tricolor.
CPIML-New Democracy strongly condemns the local police and administration of Kasganj for deliberately permitting anti Muslim communal violence by RSS/ BJP outfits and leaders. They are behaving as if it is already Hindu Rashtra of RSS as claimed by its Chief, Mohan Bhagwat. They do not bother to even appear even handed.
The incident occurred during the Republic Day program celebrations at Veer Abdul Hamid Crossing in Badda Mohalla when hundreds of people were waiting to unfurl the National flag, a decades long tradition. At this time motorcycle born RSS activists arrived there with their Tiranga Yatra, sporting one Tiranga and rest Saffron flags and tried to force their way through the programme. While this was objected to the rallyists raised slogans of ‘Hindu-Hindu Hindustan, Muslim Jao Pakistan’ and ‘Hinudstan mein rehna hai to Vande Matram Kehna hai’n. Although the assembled crowd chased away these miscreants the police came and fired in which Chandan Gupta, a bystander died and 15 year old Naushad suffered a bullet injury in his thigh. It is important that father of Chandan Gupta has categorically stated that his son did not belong to any organization.
Thereafter BJP MP Rajveer Singh, s/o Kalyan Singh and three MLAs attended the funeral of Chandan Gupta and gave inflammatory communal speeches. Though Badda Mohalla remained guarded, these fascist forces burnt down several Muslim shops in other areas of Kasganj dominated by RSS activists, Ghantaghar Baradari which is 1.5 km from Badda Mohalla and in Nagrai Mor Gate which is 3 km away. It is during this time that a passer by Akram’s car on way to Aligarh from Lakhimpur Kheri was attacked at Nagrai Mor causing permanent damage to his one eye. While he requested the police to help, they simply said they were helpless!
The incident raises several questions about the role RSS/BJP govt and the local administration.
Why did they allow RSS’s Saffron Yatra to go to Veer Abdul Hamid crossing?
Why was the RSS led yatras being allowed into Muslim areas, if not to promote communal violence?
Why did they allow BJP MP/ MLAs to attend Chandan Gupta’s funeral when he was not a member of their organization, nor related to them?
Why was the police silent all through the attacks?
The whole chain of incidents clearly proves that it was a deliberate conspiracy of RSS-BJP to communally polarize the society and to target Muslims. This conspiracy need be defeated by the revolutionary, democratic, progressive and secular forces.
UP State Committee of CPI(ML) ND demands that all police personel of the local PS and the SDM in charge be placed under suspension and a judicial enquiry be conducted to fix responsibility of above questions. The local police is party to the incident and it should not be allowed to investigate the matter.
CPI (ML) ND condemns some mischievous and communally motivated media reports now that Muslims were shouting pro Pakistan slogans in the Republic Day celebrations. This charge has been categorically denied by senior police officials and these media houses have no business to print such falsehoods.
CPI (ML) ND appeals to all forces to unite and fight against the aggressive Hindutwa communal politics of RSS / BJP to attack and subjugate minorities. It is also designed to sell the country’s resources and markets to MNCs and divert peoples’ attention.