(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
In Sabharwal’s Murder Case
Committee of Students Federation of India (SFI) has issued the
following statement on July 15, 2009:
has acquitted all six accused in the murder of Professor H S Sabharwal
14, 2009. Professor Sabharwal was murdered by a mob of ABVP goons in
daylight on August 26, 2006, in Ujjain,
Madhya Pradesh. The BJP state government has been trying to shield the
some of whom were leaders of the ABVP.
family of Sabharwal had been demanding from the very beginning that the
be held outside the state to ensure that a free and fair enquiry can
place. But rejecting the demand of Sabharwal’s family that the trial be
Delhi, the Supreme Court accepted the
plea of Madhya
Pradesh government of holding it in Nagpur.
Sabharwal’s widow has clearly said that holding the trial in Nagpur, which is
an RSS bastion, has impacted
the case. The manner in which the government took up this case is
the fact that the judge Nitin Dalvi, remarked while giving his judgment
justice could not be done to Professor Sabharwal because the
to establish its case.This makes it obvious that there was no sincere
part of the government to bring the accused to book.
SFI demands that earnest
must be taken to ensure that the acquittal is challenged in a higher
the prosecution gets its act together to ensure that all those who were
involved in this gruesome act are punished.
Sabharwal’s murder is yet another testimony to the violent and
politics of the ABVP and Sangh Parivar in our country. SFI appeals to
democratic minded student community to isolate and defeat the fascistic
of the ABVP and also stand in solidarity with the family of Professor H
Sabharwal in their struggle to achieve justice.