The message of the Chintan Shivir held at Surajkund, Haryana is detrimental to the federal system followed in the country, and per se is anti-constitutional, stated MK Faizy, National President of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). He was referring to the statements of the prime minister and the union home minister at the Shivir.

The prime minister terms his idea of ‘one nation, one police uniform’ a mere ‘thought,’ but it is evident that this ‘thought’ is part of formation of the monolithic nation that Golwalkar has dreamt, which the RSS is dutybound to fulfill at its centennial birthday. However, this ‘idea’ will kill the nation’s diversity characteristic.

It is a move clearly aimed to destroy the federal structure of the country and bring the police under the control of the union government. This will deprive the states of their rights envisaged in federalism, snatch away their power, pose threat to state security and create law and order problems, a state prerogative and responsibility.

Another detrimental statement is from the union home minister. He proposes to set up NIA branches in all the states by 2024 to deal with terrorism cases and he asked the states to join hands with the centre in dealing with borderless crimes, cross-border terrorism and organised crimes.

Forming NIA everywhere across the country is a supplement to the ‘thought’ of the prime minister of ‘one nation, one police uniform.’ The NIA formed to investigate terror cases and sedition cases is already being used by the union government as a tool against those who don’t come in line with the Sangh Parivar and its regime. Proposal to form NIA branches in all states is another threat to the federal system and it is a clear message of bringing the entire police force in the country under the control of the union government. Despite the periodic hyperbolic rant of the regime and its paid media about terror attacks, no terrorist activities occur in the country. All those terrorist activities that have been reported in the past couple of decades were initiated by the Sangh Parivar.

Faizy appealed to the State chief ministers and political parties to oppose the undemocratic move and ensure that federalism is upheld as enshrined in the Indian Constitution.