CPI(ML) HPC activists stage dharna on Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

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DIPHU, Dec 6: CPI(ML), Hills Party Committee (HPC) activists on Friday staged a protest dharna at Ru Semson Sing Ingti memorial park, Diphu demanding penalty to culprits who were involved in the Babri Masjid demolition case as per the Supreme Court’s verdict.

The party also submitted a memorandum to the President of India through the Deputy Commissioner of Karbi Anglong, Diphu about the matter. The memorandum stated that the demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6, 1997 by vicious communal elements and the aftermath of the demolition have dealt a severe blow to the composite culture of India and the foundation of secular democratic Republic.

“On 9 November 2019 the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict in the Babri Masjid land ownership dispute case. The Supreme Court in its verdict has said clearly that the demolition of Babri Masjid was an illegal and criminal act. Then, when will the people involved in the crime be punished? Why are the culprits still free even after a gap of 27 years?” the memorandum stated.

Stating that hundreds of families were hit by the riot, CPI (ML) stated that the incident is an unending tragedy and that the Court should move the verdict without delay.

“The case is being heard in the CBI special court, Lucknow at present and has seen many ups and downs in the past 27 years of the hearing from the ruling party and the charge sheet in the case was even cancelled citing technical grounds. On one occasion, the name of the chief conspirator L. K Advani was removed from the charge sheet. But then, the Supreme Court intervened and reinstated the case in its original form and the hearing was resumed. About 49 people are named in the case. Now that the verdict has been pronounced, the accused should be sentenced without delay so that the judicial process can be complete,” the memorandum stated.

The party further added that even though the court verdict is being delayed, the entire country knows the names of those involved in the demolition case.

“There are many names which do not appear in the charge sheet but they themselves have declared openly in the public about their involvement. BJP leaders like MP Sakshi Maharaj is an accused named in the charge sheet. MP Pragya Thakur has been openly declaring that she was part of the Babri demolition. Both these MPs should be immediately dismissed from the parliament in the interest of justice,” the memorandum continued.

The CPI (ML), HPC and its allied organisations also appealed all citizens to stand up against injustice and give way for peace and justice in the country.