(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
December 09, 2012
WE bow our heads
in shame. The
vandals masquerading as religious heads, their political
mouthpieces and their
fanatic foot-soldiers have been able to accomplish the
most despicable job of
destroying the four and half centuries old structure known
as the Babri Masjid.
In order to do it, their religious ethics did not come in
the way of resorting
to every conceivable subterfuge, deception and blatant
lies. On December 6,
they almost succeeded in killing
and the Left in
particular, have always taken great pride in and stood as
the defenders of a
linguistically, religion-wise and now to a great extent
The BJP, the common mouthpiece of these fanatic outfits, which assured the Supreme Court, the parliament of India and the country that karseva would be confined to bhajans and kirtans only, is not only not repentant or apologetic about what incalculable harm it has done to the secular and democratic fabric of India’s body politic, it is stridently justifying what has been done in the name of faith. When logic and reason fail to dissuade such betrayers, then it is time to unleash the organised force of the state to bear upon them.
But who is to
perform this job?
Obviously, the government. But still two days after the
event the government of
we are fast becoming
To keep the secular flag aloft was the duty, obligation and responsibility of Narasimha Rao. He has failed and failed miserably. He must go. He no longer enjoys the moral right to continue. Meanwhile the sternest possible measures must be immediately adopted to contain the escalating threat of a fratricidal war. Deterrent punishment should be meted out to those responsible for the destruction of the structure, with no quarter given to them. This is time to act with courage, determination and decision.