SDPI passes resolutions on pressing issues
New Delhi, 21 Aug 2015: The Social Democratic Party of India-SDPI passed two resolutions viz. (i) Rise in communal violence in India in Modi regime and (ii) Ban on Beef in Maharashtra at its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting held at Bangalore on 19 August 2015.
In the first resolution SDPI demanded that a Central law must immediately be made similar to the provisions of the Communal Violence Bill 2011 to control the communal incidents of collective violence to establish a lasting peace and justice in the country.
SDPI expressed grave concern over the increasing of numbers of incidents of communal violence in every part of the country especially in Atali village in Haryana. The spurt in communal violence ever since Narendra Modi-led NDA Government took over the reigns of power in May 2014 is very disturbing. “It is feared that India would burn before it develops as there is too much hate and majority community is made to feel their past importance in the history to take revenge on those who did not exist at that time”, the resolution said.
The resolution quoted a report compiled by the Union Home Ministry which showed that in the first five months of 2015, incidents of communal clashes have risen by almost 25 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year when the Congress-led UPA-II was in power. The Home ministry data showed that 287 incidents of communal violence were reported between January and May this year compared to 232 in the first five months of 2014 especially in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra and West Bengal. Deaths in communal incidents also saw a spike to 43 from 26 last year while the number of those injured in such clashes increased to 961 from 701, the figures showed.
The resolution stated: “BJP and RSS are partners in crime. These riots against minorities are part of their agenda. It is high time the Modi government moves away from its Hindutwa agenda. Recent riots are all pre-planned like throwing stones or pork flesh in a Masjid while people were praying or spreading rumors of religious hatered. Since the year the 2010, the average of such incidents has been 56 in a month. Communal clashes in India have risen under the Narendra Modi-led government. It seems that the government under the control of the BJP is hand-in-glove with rowdy elements”.
“SDPI firmly believes that there will be no riots if the District Magistrate (DM) and the Superintendent of Police (SP) are personally held accountable when there are riots under their jurisdiction. If a riot breaks out and is not controlled within 24 hours, the DM and the SP should both be placed under immediate suspension”, the resolution added.
Meanwhile, the SDPI in another resolution passed in the NWC meeting has demanded that mechanical slaughter houses as well as the export of the meet from India to other countries must be stopped forthwith if the ban on beef is not lifted in Maharashtra.
This resolution said that more than 50 crore Indians depend on beef for their diet as it is cheap. However, due to such a law banning beef, these people have shifted to pulse and vegetables eating which has created a scarcity of pulses and vegetables resulting in steep increase in prices. The export of meat is unleashing havoc on multi-counts as thousands of animals are being slaughtered every day in each mechanical slaughter house. The mechanical slaughter houses are owned by the persons belonging to the so-called upper castes, so they are free to cause irreparable loss not sparing even the milk giving animals and those that are under age also.
The government of India at one hand taking calculated moves and create media hype regarding cow slaughter unconstitutionally and illegally try to fix a menu of the food of the public by putting the beef beyond the reach of its consumers in India and on the other hand maintaining a record to be the biggest exporter of the beef to other countries. The mechanical slaughter houses are increasing in numbers in India and to be free to slaughter the animals while the poor people in traditional professions are day in day out suffer from the dangers of arrest and false charges to detain them in jails for years together, the resolution stated.