Let secular forces join hands to defeat BJP: Tarigami
Kulgam, April 2: Communist
Party of India (Marxist) senior leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Tuesday said
that India is not about Modi or Amit Shah but its beauty lies in its democratic
and secular fabric.
In a statement issued to
media, Tarigami while addressing a workers convention at Rest House Kulgam, said
that the country’s openness to social and religious minorities and regional
differences is at serious risk.
“We should not believe in
hollow developmental lectures of BJP. The reality is that these hollow claims
and superficial love of BJP for country hides the frightening and shrill
reality of an increasingly Modi-led Hindu dominance of India,” Tarigami said.
He accused BJP of creating
a divide and intolerance not only in India but in Jammu and Kashmir as well.
He claimed that proxies of
BJP in Jammu and Kashmir were hand in glove with Modi led regime when Article
35A was challenged in the Supreme Court.
“BJP election manifesto of
2014 clearly stated that they stand for the annulment of Article 370. BJP
harassed people to the extent that they want the time prior to 2014 back. The
muscular policy of BJP for Kashmir changed the narrative. The lawlessness,
random illegal arrests, raids and rights violations reached to its acme during
BJP rule in Kashmir,” Tarigami said.
He said Modi’s regime
effectively encouraged – a saffron-clad army of Hindu activists who created
havoc across country. “It’s time for secular forces to join hands and keep BJP
out of power. BJP destroyed institutions for vote politics. It spews venom
against minorities and plays communal card to attract voters inimical to
peace,” he said.