Control violence; Ensure security – Popular Front demands Central and State Governments

Saturday, October 29th, 2011
The National Executive Council meeting of Popular Front of India held at New Delhi urged the Central and State Governments to control the emerging trend of communal and targetted violence in different states and ensure social security of Muslims and other religious minorities. Many incidents of violence against the Muslim community have been reported during the past few months from various states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttarkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. Also there are recent cases of insulting Holy Quran reported from some states. In most of the incidents, the police forces have once again illustrated their animosity against victims by joining hands with the rioters. There are reasons to believe that the fascist forces are working on an agenda of creating communal polarisation with an eye on the forthcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. The infiltration of RSS in the anti-corruption movement and the Rath Yatra of L K Advani followed by Satyagraha of Narendra Modi are parts of this political game. The unfortunate part of the story is that Congress and other secular parties are not showing enough guts to counter this threat to nation’s integrity and security. The meeting called upon the minorities to overcome all kinds of communal provocations and concentrate on striving for their human rights, social justice and empowerment through suitable democratic means.
The meeting expressed serious concerns about the recent alarming revelation in the High level police officers meet that Hindutva organisations are behind 16 terrorist blasts. Though the involvement of Hindutva organisations in various blast cases were repeatedly exposed, the Central and State Governments always preferred to downplay the threat. It is high time that the investigation agencies should keep very close vigilance on all affiliates of Sangh Parivar. Even now Muslims are often terrorized after every blast under the cover of investigation. The assurance given by Prime Minister that minorities would not be targeted during investigation should be brought into practice. The meeting demanded the Central Government to issue a white paper on all the terrorist blasts since 1992.

The National Executive Council meeting chalked out the details of the Social Justice Conference to be convened by the organisation at Ram Leela Maidan, New Delhi on 26th, 27th November 2011. The meeting reviewed the ongoing publicity campaigns in different states to convey the message of the conference to the masses. There will be a Milli Convention on the theme ‘Towards Empowerment” and a National Seminar on the theme “People’s Right to Justice” on the first day of the Conference. The Conference will be concluded with a Grand Public Meeting on the second day after noon. A large flow of masses from Delhi and adjacent states are expected in the Grand Public Meeting. But there will be delegations from all other states across the country.

The meeting was presided over by Chairman E. M. Abdul Rahiman. General Secretary K. M. Shareef presented reports and moved resolutions. Those who attended the meetings include Vice President Muhammad Ali Jinna and members Moulana Usman Baig, Prof. P. Koya, Muhammed Shahabudin, Muhammed Khalid Rashadi, Ya Moideen, Adv. K. P. Muhammed Shareef, Hamid Muhammad, Elyas Thumbe, Karamana Ashraf Moulavi, O M A Salam, Muhammed Roshan and A. S. Ismail.

K.M Shareef
General Secretary
Popular Front of India

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