Minority assns, NGOs stage stir against communal violence

Recent incidents have uncovered BJP culture, says speaker

Federation of Human Rights Organisations, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts consisting of 24 organisations like Catholic Sabha, Federation of Christian Churches and Organisations, People’s Union of Civil Liberties, Popular Front of India, Youth Wing and others staged a protest and public meet in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Friday, condemning the rising incidents of communal violence in the twin districts.

Addressing the protesters, thinker Shivasundar came down heavily on the RSS and Hindu communal outfits for sowing the seeds of communal violence among the people, thus damaging the integrity and communal harmony that otherwise prevails in the district.

“The RSS which could not stand the communal harmony that prevailed in the district is busy in breaking the people in the name of religion. RSS and its leader Kalladka Prabhakr Bhat, in the name of uniting Hindus is merely pushing people towards illusion. For RSS people, the word ‘Hindu’ only means Brahminism,” he criticised. 

Reviewing the recent developments in the BJP led State government, Shivasundar said that the BJP has introduced ‘Chaddi republic’ in the State. The BJP men who belong to RSS have always boasted themselves of respecting women community. But the incidents the BJP ministers Halappa, Renukacharya, C C Patil, Laxman Savadi and Krishna Palemar involving in illegal activities, they have disclosed what according to them respecting women is, he said.

Popluar Front of India State Committee member Abdul Razak quipped that a day would come when the minister should take oath in the Assembly of not watching porn videos in the Assembly, not attending rave parties, not visiting friends’ house for food, and the CM would take oath of not supporting such things.

Christain leader Walter Cyril Pinto, Dalit leader Nagari Babaiah and others were present.Three books namely Kannada version of Justice M F Saldanha’s enquiry report on Church attacks - “State Terrorism-Tyranny,” “Communal Violence Bill-Why it is a must?” (in Kannada) by G Rajashekar, Shivasunder and Fakir Mohammed Katpady and “Saffron Terrorism” (in Kannada) authored by B Suresh Bhat were released on the occasion. 

MemorandumIn a plea submitted by the protesters to the Deputy Commissioner to be submitted to the Governor and the National Minorities Commission Chairman, the Federation has pointed at 66 attacks on Muslim community members and 15 attacks on Christian community members carried out by Hindus in the year 2011 alone.

The letter has mentioned the important incidents of communal violence and atrocity and has requested the Governor and NMC Chairman to take action against the offenders.

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