RESOLUTION PASSED IN NWC HELD ON 25TH & 26TH JUNE 2022
The National Working Committee meeting of Social Democratic Party of India was held on 25, 26 June 2022 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. National President M.K, Faizy presided over the meeting. National Vice Presidents Adv. Sharfuddeen, B.M. Kamble, Mohammad Shafi, National General Secretaries Elyas Muhammad Thumbe, Abdul Majeed Faizy, Sitaram Khoiwal, Yasmin Farouqi, Secretaries Faisal Izzudheen, Alphonse Franco, Tayedul Islam, Abdul Sathar, Mohammad Riyaz, Runa Layla and other members of National Working Committee were present in the meeting. The meeting discussed the prevailing socio-political of the country and passed the resolutions furnished below.
Bulldozer Politics is unconstitutional and a clear sign of fascism
BJP ruling states are adhering absolute authoritarian rule and antithetical to the basic idea of welfare state whereby these governments are using the state machinery and bulldozers to demolish people’s houses especially belongs to minority communities under one pretext or the other. The minority communities have been made victims of a frenzied bulldozer politics as a price for exercising their democratic right to freedom of expression enshrined in the constitution. This depicts a clear message that the BJP governments treating them as secondary citizens. This is clear violation of law of the land, against Indian Constitution and a clear sign of fascism as the BJP governments bulldoze the houses and shops declaring without judiciary procedures claiming that the owner’s buildings are offenders of riots.
Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) warns the BJP governments to stop this blatant misuse of power and Indian constitution. SDPI cautions that the BJP governments shall respect the constitutional mandate and treat all citizens equally. SDPI demands appropriate compensation to the persons whose houses have been bulldozed without court’s order.
Creating Disputes over Gyanvapi Masjid is violation of Places of Worship Act 1991.
The Places of Worship Act 1991 says a mosque, temple, church or any place of public worship is existent on August 15 1947 will retain the same religious character that it had on that day. Irrespective of its history it cannot be changed by the court or government. The honourable Supreme Court has reiterated this in 2019 Babri Masjid judgement. Since the status of Gyanvapi Masjid as on 15 August 1947 is mosque the courts are not having jurisdiction to entertain the present suit filed against Gyanvapi Masjid. Therefore, the NWC of SDPI bring to the notice of the honourable court to reject the present litigation pursued against the Gyanvapi Masjid beside involving penal provision of Sec 6 against the trouble makers.
Save India from economic disaster
The erroneous economic policies of the union government has pushed the nation into deep economical crisis as Indian Rupee declined to a historical low and the prices of essential commodities are skyrocketed. The promise of providing jobs to the burgeoning youth remains unfulfilled, leading to a massive unemployment in the country. The unwarranted demonetization, unscientific GST and other such policies of the government has stopped the growth of Indian economy. Despite Prime Minister’s loud claims to create new jobs, bring back the black money and credit people’s bank accounts, non-appointment of more than 65 lakh vacant posts, etc have seriously affected the functioning of the public services. A number of PSUs are sold out and GST shares of States are not paid due to lack of funds, added to this are the Non-Performing Assets of the defaulters. The above situation has created a grave economic crisis, leading to unprecedented amount of hunger, malnutrition, poverty and the resultant public outcry.
SDPI therefore demands to bring down prices of daily commodities, to stop selling of national properties and assets, to fill the vacant positions as early as possible and to provide employment to the jobless youth.
Government agencies made tools of politics of vengeance
The framers of the Constitution of the Indian Union ensured that there is a check and balance and different agencies simultaneously work to ensure a smooth and unbiased practice. For this reason, many institutions were created from time to time to uphold people’s trust in the government. However, it is observed that many investigation agencies and independent bodies are being increasingly used as a tool of politics of vengeance by the ruling regime. The Enforcement Directorate, National Investigation Agency and PMLA are being used as a tool to intimidate, vilify and harass opponents. The voices of the leaders of opposition parties are being suppressed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Instead of functioning as a pillar to democracy, media is made the mouthpiece of the government which does not augur well with the country’s democratic ethos. Moreover, hate-mongers are let lose to sow seeds of division in the society.
SDPI warns the Union BJP government to stop misusing ED, IT, NIA and to stop intimidating opponents, dissenting citizens, stop suppression of the voices of the opposition parties in the Upper House and Lower House of the Parliament and in other forums, regulate the media to function as independent bodies instead of making them mouthpieces of BJP and RSS.
Pernicious policy of Divide and Rule weakens Unity in Diversity
India has a long tradition of religious tolerance. Different faiths and beliefs have co-existed here which has strengthened societal cohesion and made it the biggest democracy in the world. Despite the unfortunate Partition in 1947, it was ensured that India did not lose its image and therefore, it adopted a democratic constitution and secular vision. However, hate speeches, communal riots, intolerance and mandir-masjid issues are created and raked up to polarize the society and to seize power.
The recent controversy of Gyanvapi masjid, as against the 1991 Act to maintain status quo, shows the divisive mentality of the BJP and RSS to divide and rule. Instead of courts, roads are used to decide cases. Festival rallies with swords, knives, axes, arms are a phenomenon threatening the Indian Union and the country’s social fabric. This genocidal tendency coupled with hate speeches, organizing of hateful dharmsansads, attacks on mosques and churches, and arms training of the youth by the RSS and its sister organizations under the incumbent government are anti-democratic and anti-national agendas shielded by the BJP. Demands to stop madrasas and banning of hijab go against the freedom of religion and religious practices.
SDPI pledges to restore the rule of law and demands in unequivocal terms to stop targeting religious minorities, protect the secular values of the country, and strengthen the unity in diversity.
Rollback from Agnipath
The uproar on Agnipath scheme was the reflection of the frustration of the youth of this country due to failure of the Union Government to fulfill their needs like jobs, security and self esteem. Agnipath scheme is nothing but ‘use and discard’ policy of the government. Many questions raised by the public on Agnipath are unanswered and instead the Union Government has resorted to escapism and threatening dire consequences. After the four years of rigorous training to the Agniveers, what will they do for their career. What services can they offer to the security of this country after their immature retirement. SDPI demands to rollback from decision on Agnipath.
Condemns the arrests of Social & Human Rights Activist
The arrests of Social and Human Rights activists Teesta Setalvad and Sri Kumar are highly condemnable. This move of the government is nothing but threatening the Social & Human rights activists who stood firmly against tyrants and bigots. SDPI warns the Union BJP government that it cannot suppress the voice of the human and social activists in the country by resorting to such heinous and uncivilized moves.
SDPI pledges that it stands by solidarity with the activists and will support them always in the matter of Human and Constitutional rights.
Present in the Press Meet:
- M.K. Faizy (National President, SDPI)
- B.M. Kamble (National Vice President SDPI)
- Mohammad Shafi (National Vice President SDPI)
- Elyas Muhammad Thumbe (National Gen. Secretary)
- Abdul Majeed Faizy (National Gen. Secretary)
- Sitaram Khoiwal (National Gen. Secretary)
- Yasmin Farouqui (National Gen. Secretar)
- Faisal Izzudheen (National Secretary)