New Delhi: The Social Democratic Party of India,
(SDPI), has expressed deep concern, anguish and dismay over the breakout of
communal violence in Assam and Uttar Pradesh. It has demanded that ruling
political leadership in both the states should come out of their reverie and
control the situation immediately where Muslims are at the receiving end in
The SDPI demanded that Indian National Congress should remove the
inefficient Chief Minister of Assam and also demanded the Central
government to hand over the entire affected areas in Assam to the
military till complete rehabilitation is ensured and a judicial probe into the
build-up and fallout of the violence.
Mr. E. Abubacker, the national
president of SDPI, in a statement stated that if the state governments remained
moot spectator then the fire may spread too many parts of country. It is a
sad commentary that Congress governments at the Centre and in Assam which claim
to be saviours of the Muslim community appear to be no different from the
rightist Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP), and Shiv Sena both known always for
their anti-Muslim stance.
Mr. Abubacker said that the
lives and property of thousands of poor Muslim families belonging to the labour
class in the Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Jorhat districts of
Assam are at stake with continuous torture meted out to them by various
organizations, accusing them baselessly to be illegal Bangladeshi migrants.
Muslims in this region are being harassed and forcible expulsion of Muslims is
happening in the districts of Upper Assam. The ruling Congress doesn't seem to
take deterrent action on serious communal violence against minority Muslims in
Assam, he added.
He blamed the Assam and Central
Government, coincidently both ruled by Congress, for the violence in
Assam thattook the lives of many innocent and poor. He demanded for the
strict punishment to the arsonist and vandals, so far unchecked.
Mr. Abubacker urged the Assam
Governor to take steps to ensure that
violence stops, security is given to all displaced by the violence so that they
may return to their homes forthwith. They have also demanded adequate
reparation for the lives lost and homes and other properties destroyed.
He expressed apprehension on the use of
word “infiltrators” for the Muslim settlers whose status has been
recognized in the Assam accord. He stressed the need for dialogue between Bodos
and Muslims for peaceful co-existence. The dialogue must begin between the
majority Bodo villages and the Muslim settlers for integrated rehabilitation.
It is just a motivated propaganda that
seeks to justify the violence against the minority community in the name of
illegal migration from Bangladesh. This is a total fabrication since the large
majority of people in these areas are Indian citizens who have been living in
the area for decades having been displaced from their own areas due to the
erosion of their land by the Brahmaputra and other rivers, the statement added.
Meanwhile, on the Uttar Pradesh front, Mr.
Abubacker moaned that Samajwadi Party, (SP), which
regainedpower on the basis of massive Muslim support, is failing in its duty to
protect effectively the lives and properties of the largest minority
community in the state. In the first hundred days rule of Akhilesh
Yadav, three places Kosikalan (Mathura), Pratapgarh and now Bareilly
have faced communal violence due to police and administration mindset. He
warned that if the trend in not arrested in time, then communal elements will
again reap a rich harvest.
The SP government
will realize what it has to done to its Muslims
minorities in coming Parliament Elections in 2014. The
outgoing Bahujan Samaj Party, (BSP), Government had done one thing at
least which was that it kept the communal harmony. It never allowed unlawful
and unsocial elements to carry out the sectarian riots, Mr.
Abubacker pointed out.