Own Correspondent, TDN World, Kolkata: December 6, 1992, a black day in Indian history. Babri mosque was demolished on this day. Riots fomented among Hindus and Muslims. And 26 years after, this time, ahead of Lok Sabha polls, BJP wants to create a favourable wind with the demand to build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Amid this politically charged up atmosphere, Dalits-Muslims-Adivasis from Bengal has given strong message to the BJP government. They marched together on the streets of Kolkata in thousands, and demanded action against those involved in the demolition of Babri mosque.
On Thursday, a grand rally was led up by Sambidhan Banchao Samiti (Save the Constitution Committee) from Sealdah and to Rani Rashamani Road.The protesters who gathered in the rally paid tribute to Baba Saheb Ambedkar to commemorate his 63rd death anniversary.
The State President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Mohammed Nuruddin mentioned the Ayodhya issue as a narrow political issue carried out “under the religious garb”.
“India got its independence through concerted struggle by the all the religious committees. Yet, some communal outfits tore the country in parts. And that separatist outfits are now ruling the country. They are making people confused, divided, making them fight with each other to rule over the country. They want to suppress the Dalits, Muslims, Adivasis. They are communal. They are making people confused, divided, making them fight with each other to rule over the country. They want to suppress the Dalits, Muslims, Adivasis. They are communal. They don’t believe in Indian constitution. To defy the constitution, they chose the death anniversary of Baba Saheb Ambedkar to demolish the Babri mosque. This communal force are the enemies of the country. They don’t bother about the country. When half of the country’s population sleep with empty stomach, the farmer commit suicide, they indulge themselves in erecting statues and mosque-temple issues. It’s time for us to fight against this evil force,” said the JIH state president.
Muhammad Kamruzzaman, the state president of Minority Yuba Federation demanded strong action against those accused in the demolition of Babri mosque. A demand was also made by him to rebuild the Babri mosque as it was proposed by the then Congress Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. He also demanded that stringent action should be taken against those who are demanding for temple as in doing so they are violating the SC ruling regarding the case. He also stressed the need for Dalits, Muslims, Adivasis to remain united to end up the exploitation and oppression meted out to them by the mainstream political parties.
Dalit leader Sucheta Goldar said, ” to cover up the death anniversary of Baba Saheb Ambedkar this manuvadi (believer of Manusmrti) government has demolished the Babri mosque on this day. We strongly condemn their action”.
Dalit and OBC leader, Biren Mahato alleged that across the country Dalits,Muslims and Adivasis (the Aboriginal) are being killed. While referring to the past, he said, Babri was an iconic mosque of India, but the ruling government and the RSS had destroyed that mosque on conspiracy. From this rally, he also demanded that Babri mosque should be built in its own place, not a temple instead.
While talking over the religious harmony, he said that, after this December 6. every mosque and temple in the country will remain intact, as it is. We will never let any mosque or temple to be demolished. Mosques and temples can be built at any place in the country.
Chanting “Jai Bheem” the Ambedkarite, from this concerted mass rally, also raised slogans of aazadi – aazadi from Manuvad, (ideology based on Manusmriti), Capitalism, Fascism and Brahminism.
“We are the son of this land, in this country, in West Bengal we are being oppressed by the Brahminical forces for long time. In various ways constitutional codes are being violated. The son of this land has vowed, they will no longer remain under the power-hegemony of Brahminism, ” said Saradindu Uddipan, a Dalit leader.
The grand rally was headed by Mohammed Kamruzzaman, General Secretary, All Bengal Minority Yuba Federation, including Nuruddin Sah, State President, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Dalit Adivasi leader Biren Mahato, Saradindu Uddipan from Jai Bhim Network, Railway Organisation leader Sameer Kumar Das and Faruk Ahammed, the Editor of Udaar Akash magazine and by other leaders.