CPM wants precautions against riots

CPM wants precautions against riots

The CPM has warned the Centre and state governments against a rise in communal incidents during next month, and demanded “precautionary measures” to be put in place to “nip the mischief in the bud, wherever it occurs”

The party, in an editorial in its mouthpiece People’s Democracy, has said: “Next month in October there will be the festivals of Dusshera, Pujas and Bakri-id. These are occasions when often trouble is sought to be created when religious processions move through sensitive areas.

“The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) had deployed its resources towards creating a communal polarisation which would benefit the BJP in the Lok Sabha election of 2014. The riots in Muzaffarnagar will be utilised to push the jats towards the BJP.”

Notable rise

It noted: “There has been a notable rise in communal incidents in different parts of the country in the last few months. Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir and Nawada and Bettiah in Bihar have witnessed Hindu-Muslim clashes, with the RSS-BJP being the aggressive party.”
“In the past one year, the RSS and its outfits have been systematically working to raise communally sensitive issues and create tension. The anti-cow-slaughter campaign in western Uttar Pradesh last year is one such instance. The provocative speeches of Yogi Adityanath in Faizabad before the violence broke out  is another example,” it said.