Vol. XLII No. 50 December 16, 2018
‘Defend Constitution and Secularism Day’: Left Parties Observe Dec 6

DECEMBER 6, this year, marks the 26th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Keeping the current situation in context, CPI(M), CPI, CPI(ML) Liberation, Forward Bloc, RSP had organised a march in Delhi raising slogans in defence of constitution. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury along with Polit Bureau members Prakash Karat, Tapan Sen, Brinda Karat, Hannan Mollah also participated in the rally.

The RSS led outfits have begun a campaign to demand that the central government pass a legislation/ordinance to facilitate the building of the Ram temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, bypassing the Supreme Court.

This campaign is designed to subserve the communal agenda of the Sangh Brigade and nullify the provisions relating to secularism in the Indian constitution. The Left parties are strongly opposed to this effort to subvert the judicial verdict on the Ayodhya dispute. The Sangh Brigade cannot be allowed to subvert the constitutional provisions in the name of `faith’.