What happened and happening in Hathras are horrific.  On 14th September night, a 19 year dalit girl was dragged out to nearby field from near her house, as she resisted she was thrashed, gang raped, her spine damaged under torture and thrown to the fields to die by four Thakur goons. After hours of search when she was found and taken to nearby police station in precarious condition, SHO refusing to file FIR, delaying her hospitalization for hours, doctors under orders from above not giving proper treatment, shifted to Safdarjung hospital after a week where she succumbs to injuries.  Though the girl complained of gang rape and told the names of the culprits police refuse to record. When the girl died, after a hurried post mortem, instead of handing over the body to family, under DM’s orders body taken to her village, and after surrounding her house and other dalit houses by hundreds of police men, detain all in their houses, burn the body to destroy all proof at 3 am on 30th September!  Journalists and activists of political parties trying to go to the village are forcefully stopped or detained declaring 144 in the whole area. While her family and neighbours are still detained and prevented from moving out of their houses, the  Thakur goons are allowed to demonstrate with threatening slogans and demanding the release of the culprits. The RSS parivar and the whole state machinery is seen distorting the case, even accusing the girl for everything and protecting the culprits, even after Allahabad High Court taking suo-moto case against the horrific incident.

 

What is happening under RSS led Modi-Yogi rule reminds us of the days of Brahmanical offensive under Adi-Sankara, in 8th century, killing thousands of Budhist Shramans, destroying Budh vihars, eliminating the Charvaks and Lokayats, burning down their books, and imposing Manusmrithi in the most barbarous form. Under it women should be detested, kept enslaved by men for fulfilling their lust and getting served well. All Sudra and Ati-Sudra women were reserved for Brahmins’ sexual plunder, and laws were made for it. Though some of the earlier Sudras have raised their economic status and behave like upper caste today, in every region their women had to satisfy the Brahmin-Thakurs, men had to work like slaves for these upper caste lords. Many of the neo- Brahmanical leaders of middle castes and dalit, Adivasi sections  forget their past under Brahmin-Thakur raj. In Bihar villages and many other places the Brahmin-Thakur landlords had the first night right of dalit brides till many of them were annihilated by the first wave of naxalites. That is why they organized many senas to protect themselves. Now the coming of Manuvadi Hindutua of RSS, these Brahmin-Thakur who have become capitalist landlords and neo rich sections want to re-establish the right to enslave dalit men by throwing out of whatever little reservation rights they have to their old  menial jobs and their sexual rights over dalit women. In different states in different form this new onslaught is taking place in newer forms. In UP under Yogi the Thakur raj has taken most horrific forms, In this they help the naked support  of the IAS-IPS lobby and top administration, police men also. Whether Mayavathi, or SP raj they had done it at low key, but under Modi-Yogi they are coming out to openly assert with  the still Brahmin-Thakur dominated political and administrative system. The Communists who recognize the need for caste annihilation and revolutionary social change and the dalits and other oppressed sections who  are prepared to pursue caste annihilation, women’s liberation, educational, economic uplifting  of the women and all oppressed should join hands to overthrow the barbarous domination of the caste system and corporate plunder for social revolution to create a casteless, genuinely secular, democratic and egalitarian society.

 

KN Ramachandran

General Secretary

CPI (ML) Redstar

 

New Delhi

3rd October 2020

In Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh, a 19 year old Dalit girl was gang raped on September 14 by four upper caste goons of her village. They dragged her into a field, after gang rape they left her in the field almost dead with broken backbone and slit tongue, due to torture by the brutes as the girl tried to resist them.

 

After struggling for life for two weeks, the girl succumbed to injuries on 28th night. As usual the Manuvadi police did not help the victim and her family. When public opposition mounted, in a token response the administration just transferred the station house officer elsewhere. This has been the usual manner of the Yogi administration to hoodwink people from the beginning. The law and order has  almost disappeared from UP. The Yogi government has totally failed to protect the marginalised people in the state and has proved itself utterly communal and Brahmanical to discharging its responsibilities.

As some of the dalit, Adivasi, most backward sections try to get education, some of them get employed due to reservation, and at least few start raising their voice for their human rights, the upper caste and neo-rich sections get angry, and in order to humiliate the whole community and to terrorize them, like the Rajas, Maharajas and other conquerors of the past, they attack the women and sexually assault and maul them. The language and attires may be different, the frequency may be different and so also the method they operate. But in state after state it happens, under the Manuvadi hegemony over the state apparatus, as all branches of it, the administration, police, judiciary….are predominantly filled with upper caste men, even seven decades of reservation! Only the frequency, mode of attack and the extent of cruelty may differ little.

 

Women of marginalised communities have been invariably raped and outraged in the country and the frequency of these brutal incidents has increased after the RSS parivar who openly demand Manusmrithi as the Constitution have spread their influence and are in power at centre and in many states. UP under BJP has become the laboratory of this Manuvadi rule under Yogi.  The Backward Class Commission, the Women’s Commission, Human Right Commission, the Supreme Court, the President - all become dumb and deaf when such barbarous things happens with increasing frequency. Nobody takes cognizance of these and act suo-motto.

 

The Yogi government has promised to the relatives of the victim girl a compensation of Rs.4.12 lacs and the rest after charges are proved! This is grim hoax on the tormented people. Is it not enough that the girl has lost her life? The Manuvadi state is as insensitive to the oppressed people as Drona was to Eklavia!

 

CPI(ML) Red Star demands stringent action against all police men who did not help the family as the law demands, time-bound speedy disposal of the case, punishment to the culprits, and protection and full compensation to the family of the girl. We appeal to all progressive forces to come forward to condemn these heinous crimes and to fight the Manuvadi thoughts and actions promoted by the RSS parivar which leads to more and more such horrific crimes.

 

CPI(ML) Red Star

 

New Delhi

29th September 2020

Today, the curtain came down on the drama enacted by consecutive governments for the last 28 years after the criminal act of demolition of Babri Masjid on 6th December, 1992, in broad day light with millions of people hearing the extortions of Uma Bharathi, LK Advani and others to the tens of thousands of the hoodlums mobilized by RSS, many of whom were staying at Ayodhya for many days and getting trained how to demolish such an old structure, and thousands of them rushing up to the tombs and start demolishing, with the large numbers of state police, para-miitary and military forces mobilized to implement the assurance given to the Supreme Court by the state and central governments that the babri Masjid shall be protected at any cost, standing like silent witnesses to the barbaric act. The governments at centre, the investigation agencies and the judiciary were engaged in finding out the culprits. Today reading out the 2,000-page order, CBI judge Surendra Kumar Yadav acquitted all 32 accused in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case. The court observed that the demolition was not pre-planned and evidences are not strong. Earlier, the former CJI, Ranjan Gogoi,  reading out the  Supreme Court order handing over the  2.71 acre land where the Babri Masjid stood to the very same criminals of RSS parivar who had committed the criminal act of demolishing the Masjid. Today the honourable judge for the CBI found no body is responsible for the demolition and acquitted all the criminals. This is the way fascism works, and CBIs and Judges works. Decisions are taken in the  office of Modi and everyone will implement it.

 

It is high time we clearly say Down with Manuvadi RSS Neo-Fascism and strengthen our efforts to overthrow it.

 

KN Ramachandran,

General Secretary

CPI(ML) Red Star

 

New Delhi

30th September 2020

In the Bihar elections, it is reported that the Left Front parties, CPI and CPI(M) are given 10 and Liberation 19, total 29 seats, and the RID-Congress Alliance has concluded seats division. Unlike last LS and Assembly elections, when the alliance talks with the social democratic parties had failed it had benefitted the RSS Neo-Fascist forces. But this time they have overcome the seats division hurdle. Congratulations.

 

Meanwhile, the constituent of Revolutionary Left Coordination (RLC), CPI(ML) PRC based on its manifesto and the Common Program for People’s Alternative of the RLC shall organize a state level campaign propagating the program, and calling on the people to defeat BJP led Alliance which serves RSS Neo-Fascism, presently the main danger before the people. It may contest one or two seats where it has some mass base. The RLC shall issue joint call to the people to defeat BJP led Alliance, and it has called on all the CR forces who are critical of the Social Democratic forces and who wants to mobilize the people for people’s Alternative to loin it.

The Delhi Police under Amit Shah is continuing to get unauthenticated fake statements claiming they are from men and women arrested from the area where the riots took place and coming out with supplementary charge sheets on more and more opposition leaders and intellectuals. Already large number of students, youth, Muslim activists active in the Anti-CAA movement are arrested based on the fake evidences concocted by them. More such supplementary charge sheets are sheets have come out now from the Delhi Police Crime Branch which include names of CPI(M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury, Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav, JNU professor Jayati Ghosh, Delhi University professor Apoorvanand and documentary film maker Rahul Roy.

The way the fake confessional statements are manufactured after prolonged interrogations from arrested people and the names of such prominent political leaders and intellectuals are included in the charge sheets for provoking the riots shows that it is not going to end with these five including CPI(M) general Sedretary Sitharam Yechury.

What is going on is a well designed conspiracy to protect the real culprits, the RSS/BJP leaders who were calling for riots in front of police officers who are roaming free, and to use the Delhi Police made conspiracy plots to arrest opposition leaders and intellectuals.

We appeal to all democratic forces to recognize the gravity of the thickening plot by the Modi government, and to come out in protest in larger numbers to protest against this. The campaign to scrap UAPA and Sedition Charges, to stop this witch hunting and for the release of all the political leaders should be further intensified.

KN Ramchandran,

General Secretary,

CPI(ML) Red Star

28th September is Bhagat Singh's birthday. RSS has been continuously presenting Bhagat Singh in its communal colour for many years and has been successful to a large extent. In the mind of the general public, he has kept Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose as Gandhiji's Barks and people have accepted this. Bhagat Singh has been restricted to the fake debate of violence - non-violence and is presented as a saffron nationalist. The truth of Bhagat Singh is far away from this and it is a big mistake of the left that he could not take it to such a wide level. In fact, Bhagat Singh was a fierce opponent of communalism. He has clearly shown this in his article ′′communal riots and their treatment”. In this article, he says communal riots are conducted by leaders and newspapers. He also writes that the cure is to awaken the consciousness of the labour class and accelerate the class conflict. He wasn't just against communalism he was atheist. His most famous article is ′′Why am I atheist′′ in which he criticizes all religions and he writes in clear words against reincarnation etc. In his articles ′′untouchable problem′′ he writes against casteism and criticizes the racist attitude of Hindu Mahasabha leaders. In this article he says Dalits are sleeping lions and they should rebel against this system and uproot it.

The biggest thing is that those who call Bhagat Singh theirs today and call communist people Urban Naxal. They hide that Bhagat Singh himself was a communist. Bhagat Singh's party in Hindustan Republican Socialist Association, the word 'socialist' is the gift of Bhagat Singh. He wrote ′′Shoot us instead of hanging", ′′name letters to young political activists", ′′Wires on Lenin Day′′ and many other articles are clear that they were Marxist Leninist. Even when they were about to be hanged they were reading Lenin and he said ′′a revolutionary is meeting another revolutionary” Their Marxist trends were first suppressed by Congress governments and now BJP has shown them their own.

As far as there is a matter of non-violence, the capitalist state is violent in itself. He upholds the social, political, cultural and economic structures of poverty, women exploitation, racism etc everyday through his rules, laws, culture and police. The public only responds to this sometimes from violence and sometimes as peacefully protest. Remember the public fight is the fight for liberation from these bonds and the state suppresses in trying to maintain this violent system. Forms of resistance change with the state's rising decreasing violence. They should not be seen through the glasses of moral immoral, they should be seen in this way which method can create a bigger mass in this era. As Bhagat Singh chose the way of violence outside and hunger strike in jail, both were very effective. Without the change of system, this violence of the state will continue every day, every moment and its evidence is all around. The truth is that today the central government is doing as much violence, we also have to choose the path of public and take the legacy of Bhagat Singh forward. The public is angry, he just needs the thoughts of Bhagat Singh for the change of the system.

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