The CAA bull-dozed through the parliament and instantly signed by the president has become an Act (CAA) threatening another partition of the country. It is against this the patriotic students and other progressive forces are on the streets protesing and demanding the scrapping of this anti-national black act. But the saffronized police forces and RSS goons are working in tandem to brutalize the students who are now spearheading the movement against CAA and NRC, as we saw in Jamia yesterday. Modi-2 thinks it can go ahead with its divisive action by terrorizing the people and students in particular by using state terror!

 

These fascist forces who are trying for a second partition of our country to realize their Hindurashtra should be challenged and defeated. The CPI(ML) Red Star calls upon all party committees to make issue based broadest possible unity based on Scrap CAA, No to NRC slogan with all like minded forces and organize protest actions on 19th December, declaring solidarity with the fighting students and declaring we shall not allow the NRC to happen.

 

KN Ramachandran,

General Secretary

CPI(ML) Red Star

 

New Delhi

16th December 2019

CAB, Strategic Weapon Towards Hindu Rashtra

P J James

Following Cabinet approval, the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019 that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act 1955, is set to be presented to parliament at the earliest and appropriate time most suited to the ruling BJP regime. If passed, it will be a historic landmark towards India's eventual transformation into a Hindu Rashtra.

As per the Indian Constitution, citizenship is neither religion-specific nor country of origin-specific. The proposed amendment, however, aims at undermining this fundamental character of Indian Constitution by offering citizenship to non-Muslim refugees and migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan on the one hand, and at the same time, denying the same specifically to their Muslim counterparts on the other. If implemented, the CAB in continuation of the abrogation of Article 370, will be another Constitutional coup and together with the pan-Indian extension of Assam-model NRC, shall alter the fundamental secular character of Indian Constitution.

During September, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has unequivocally made it clear that all Hindus missing from NRC shall be accommodated within India through the CAB. And the two-day Chhatarpur meeting of RSS and its affiliated organizations held towards the end of October has resolved to earnestly work for the implementation of NRC across India together with the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Contrary to what defence minister Rajnath Singh said of the spirit of "sarva dharma sambhav", embodied in CAB is the aggressive, xenophobic, and highly sectarian 'Hindu nationalism' or Hindutva with its genocidal hatred towards Muslims. It is a landmark in the direction of the establishment of a reactionary Hindu theocratic state or Hindu Rashtra - a century-long commitment and campaign so assiduously taken up by RSS. The Modi regime is bent on tabling it in Rajya Sabha with the hope of taking advantage of the fragmented position of the opposition. No doubt, it is the solemn duty of all the democratic and secular forces in this country to prepare for an all-out offensive to stall the passing and preventing the implementation of this most reactionary legislation that forms one of the corner stones of the corporate-Hindu theocratic fascist state.

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