(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
December 15, 2013
Moves Afoot to Disband Pro-Unification Party
ACCORDING to a report issued by the secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea on October 24, 2013, a South Korean conservative group has urged the country’s ministry of justice, often considered to be a pliant body, to form a "team of experts to take measures against political parties and organisations violating (the) constitution," and has staged the farce of making a legal examination to facilitate the disbanding of the Unified Progressive Party. It has decided to move the equally pliant constitutional court to try the case and is inviting lawyers for the trial.
According to the report, a coterie in the "Saenuri Party," on the occasion of a state inspection of the "National Assembly," set the issue of disbandment of the Unified Progressive Party on top of its agenda. It is now busy fanning up hysteria, and talking about the "enemy of liberal democracy."
The moves of this South Korean conservative group for the disbandment of the Unified Progressive Party have been described as a shocking fascist rowdyism, unprecedented in history. The said group has called for disbanding of the Unified Progressive Party, on the plea that it has links with the DPRK.
The secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea has described it as an unpardonable provocation and challenge to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The report pointed out
that the said group has been
talking about a "political party following the north" and of a
rebellion." “This is illogical sophism that can be made only
obsessed by confrontation with fellow countrymen.” The report
It is quite natural that
large sections in
The group is also trying to get the Teachers Union disbanded, calling it the "heart of forces following the north" and an "inside enemy." It is even seeking to get Jaju Minbo, a progressive internet paper, shut down.
The suppression of the paper is aimed at removal of the core of progressive forces in
In this regard, the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party (KSDP) too issued a statement on October 26, 2013, saying the present-day conservative ruling forces and the coteries of the "Saenuri Party" of
The KSDP Central Committee has condemned this move as the height of a dirty fascist, politically motivated farce being played by the conservative ruling forces in
To the KSDP, what merits serious attention is that the said conservative group is seeking to justify its base political intrigues by labelling the Unified Progressive Party as a force “seeking the collapse of the system,” and a force that is alleged to be “linked with the north." In a bid to mislead public opinion, the programme of the Unified Progressive Party has been described as a "camouflaged programme of the north." The KSDP has warned that if the South Korean conservative group is allowed to fulfil its design to stamp out the Unified Progressive Party, this would mean a still harsher fascist rule for the South Korean people.
The KSDP statement has expressed the hope that the unbiased public opinion and political parties of the world would pay due attention to the grave situation prevailing in