07 May 2018
THE brutal rape and murder of an eight-year old Muslim minority child in Kathua in J&K followed by the rape of a minor girl and murder of her father in police custody in Unnao in Yogi’ s UP are the latest in the series of rapes committed by Sangh Parivar fascists in various parts of India. The Kathua crime which by this time has earned international fame for Modi regime is unparalleled in its brutality.

According to the charge sheet filed, which was made possible because of the presence of an upright police officer, the custodian of the temple where the girl was taped and killed, his son and nephew together with four police officials are directly involved in the crime. The accused after performing puja, drugged the child, taped her for one week and finally battered her to death. Two BJP ministers of J&K, Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga had led the rally by RSS affiliated Hindu EKTA Manch along with advocates of the ‘Rape Parivar’ for obstructing the filing of charge sheet by the police in the court.

In Unnao too, the intervention of Allahabad High Court was needed to arrest the BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar who along with his Parivar accomplices abducted and raped the minor girl followed by cold-blooded murder of her father with the backing of official machinery. The tragedy in Unnao and Kathua like similar cases, executed in Gujarat when Modi was the chief minister is that the law and order machinery was also in league with the Parivar rapists.

Rape of women in general, especially of minor girls and children, is a time tested device practiced by the conquering royal forces during feudal days and repeated by Nazis to subjugate opponents. The Indian fascists emulating this practice have been systematically using this weapon against minorities, adivasis and dalits.

Savarkar himself had advocated rape as a strategic weapon against Muslims and in his writings he even criticised Shivaji for letting free the daughter-in-law of the Muslim Kalyan king whom Shivaji had defeated. In Kathua too, the perpetrators of this crime against humanity was imbibed by the Brahmanical ideology of ‘rape as a strategic device’ to target the nomadic Muslim community to which the girl belonged.

As the UN has condemned the Kathua crime and Amnesty like international agencies have expressed shock terming it unparalleled in history, BJP and Parivar leaders are now working overtime to divert the whole issue as ‘political’ propaganda against the BJP government.

But now, as can be read from news reports, from the very moment the news of this horrific crime came to public domain, the BJP leadership has been in the forefront of making maximum political mileage out of it. It was none other than Sat Sharma, the BJP state secretary, and president of the Hindu Ekta Manch himself who were spearheading the protests and leading the march to protect the rapists holding Indian flag with the clear cut and well-thought out fascistic Hindutva strategy of using rape and murder for building up communal hatred against the Muslims.

BJP leader and minister Chander Prakash Ganga himself has confessed that he along with other BJP leaders were instructed by the BJP state president Sat Sharma to attend the meeting and rally led by the Hindu Ekta Manch which, as everybody knows, is one among the venomous RSS outfits.

Further, the former additional advocate general and Jammu Bar Association president B S Slathia who is still the brain behind the campaign to deport the Rohingya refugees, which according to UN is the most persecuted minorities in the world today, was systematically obstructing the efforts of Deepika Singh Rajavat in the process of filing the charge sheet.

That is, the Kathua crime against humanity, that too stage-managed in a Hindu temple and brought to public domain solely because of the painstaking efforts by an investigative team led by a dedicated police officer R K Jalla and a committed advocate Deepika, has been a political weapon crafted by none other than the Hindutva forces themselves.

In this context, democratic forces should come forward exposing the BJP campaign that Kathua is used by the BJP opponents merely as a political tool as it is obvious now that it is the latter that has been systematically using it for the same from the very beginning. While the Modi regime and BJP leadership are sidelining the issue as insignificant, the Sangh Parivar outfits are spitting venom on the victims and their family with intensified vigour.

All democratic forces should rise up to the occasion to end this biggest-ever threat from RSS and its Parivar the country is facing. 
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