Organise at all India Protests on 7th August against Destruction of J&K state by Modi-2 as Part of its Hindurashtra Offensive
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05 August 2019

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Organise at all India Protests on 7th August against Destruction of J&K state by Modi-2 as Part of its Hindurashtra Offensive!

Violating the spirit of the Constitution and blatantly violating the Instrument of Accession of 1947, the Modi -2 has repealed the Article 370 and made the Article 35 A defunct through an ordinance signed by the president, with the justification that the president can do so as the state is under president’s rule and no assembly is not existing! The J&K state is destroyed by bi-furcating it in to a Union Territory of J&K with an assembly and Lt Governor and Ladakh to another Union Territory without an assembly. While getting these bills passed in the Raja Sabha also with the collaboration of many parties from among the opportunist opposition, in addition to existing heavy deployment of military and para-military forces, tens of thousands of additional forces are airlifted to Kashmir to impose these decisions on the people. Leaders of all political parties in Kashmir who were so far collaborating with the ruling class parties in India to maintain the domination of Indian state over the Kashmiri people are detained or arrested, and all black acts are imposed to restrict people’s movements. Internet and mobile connections are cut and people are terrorized. It is clear that these are intended for pursuing a policy of demographic aggression in the valley and enlarging the conflict at the Line of Control to a Gaza like situation, which will gladden Modi’s friends, the Zionists of Israel and their US promoters, while worsening the plight of the people in the valley.

Though the RSS agenda envisages such a path, and the BJP claims that it is implementing its Election promises, the sudden decision to resort to these criminal moves is primarily for diverting attention from the serious economic collapse the country is confronting. According to many sources, after Modi-2 took over more than 13 lakh crores of Rupees were lost in stock market. All areas of economic activity have slowed down, threatening a 2008 like crisis. In this situation, war is the only resort for Modi to save the ultra right- neoliberal approach the RSS parivar wants to pursue.

So in the name of the big majority the BJP and its allies received in the 17th Lok Sabha elections, these fascist measures are imposed by Modi-2 to advance its majoritarian Hindutva offensive and Hindurashtra move. These are blatant attacks against the right of self-determination of the Kashmiri people. In this situation, against the attacks on the Constitutional provisions, against repeal of Article 370, against making Article 35 A defunct, against destruction of J&K by dividing it in to two Union Territories, and in solidarity with the struggle of the Kashmiri people for their right of self-determination, the CPI(ML) Red Star calls upon all Party Committees to organize protest actions wherever possible on 7th August. Raising almost similar demands, various political forces have called for observing All India Protest Day on 7th August. In this situation, in continuation to the protest campaign started by our Party Committees and mass organizations based on the call from our Party already, wherever possible issue based joint campaign uniting with these forces also can be organized according to concrete conditions.
Let us organize powerful campaign and protest actions on 7th August in solidarity with the Kashmiri people as part of our long term program for strengthening the campaign and struggles against the intensification of neo-liberal/corporatization policies on the one hand, and fascisation on the other by the Modi-2.

KN Ramachandran,
General Secretary,
CPI(ML) Red Star,
Dated 5th August, 9.30 pm.

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