Uttarakhand’s opposition leaders, more than a hundred former army, police and administrative officers, intellectuals and social activists sent a memorandum to Governor Lt Gen (Retd.) Gurmeet Singh, asking him to stop “violent activities and anti-national activities in the state”. has requested.
New Delhi: Many groups, civil organizations across the country have raised their voices of protest against the Dharma Sansad and the call for violence in Uttarakhand. Overseas Indians and many educational institutions have also written to the Prime Minister regarding this.
In this episode, more than 130 people, including opposition leaders of Uttarakhand, more than a hundred former army, police and administrative officers, intellectuals and social workers, sent a memorandum to Governor Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Gurmeet Singh, asking them to ‘violent activities happening in the state’. And requested to stop ‘anti-national works’.
It is noteworthy that in Haridwar between December 17-19, ‘Dharma Sansad’ organized by Hindutva leaders and fundamentalists allegedly gave open hate speeches against Muslims and minorities, even called for their genocide.
A large number of Hindu religious leaders, right-wing activists and Hindutva organizations participated in this program. BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay, who was earlier arrested for helping organize an event at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, also attended the event. In this program, slogans were raised calling for violence against Muslims. BJP Mahila Morcha leader Udita Tyagi was also present here.
After this a similar Dharma Sansad was organized in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh.
These people who gave memorandum to the Governor to stop such incidents include retired officers of Army, Police and Indian Administrative Service, Congress, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, CPI, CPI(M), Samajwadi Party, CPI(ML), Uttarakhand Parivartan Party.
Along with this, senior writer Subhash Pant, senior historian Shekhar Pathak, senior poet Rajesh Pal, Uttarakhand Lokvahini, Uttarakhand Mahila Manch, Chetna Andolan, Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti, major trade unions, more than seventy more journalists, intellectuals and social workers have submitted this memorandum. given support.
The signatories referred to the incidents of mob violence in 2017 and 2018 in Satpuli, Mussoorie, Araghar, Kirtinagar, Haridwar, Raiwala, Kotdwar, Chamba, Agastyamuni, Doiwala, Ghansali, Ramnagar and other places and the attack on church in Roorkee on 3 October. He said that violent actions are being carried out continuously in the state.
Earlier on January 1, a group of retired government officials from Uttarakhand wrote a letter to the state Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami criticizing the government’s stand on the recently held Dharma Sansad in Haridwar.
Former officials had called for the immediate arrest of the organizers of the Parliament of Religions and the speakers of these events, and for the implementation of the July 2018 Supreme Court order to prevent mob violence.
In the publicly available video of the Parliament of Religions, the speakers of Parliament openly called for the massacre of two million Muslim citizens of India and threatened to wipe out villages belonging to the community, officials said in the letter.
The letter said, ‘The fact is that this program is a failure of your government’s law and order. Now even after international outrage, FIR has been registered against three people in only one section. It is clear from this that your government is saving these people.
Now in the memorandum sent to the Governor also emphasizing on the same things, it has been said that the speeches given in favor of genocide and violence in Haridwar were not just speeches, they were criminal encouragement.
The signatories said that it appears that the government is trying to send a message that there will be no security in the state for minorities and any person or group whose views do not match with the ruling party. Nothing can be more anti-constitutional or anti-national than this.
He said that Uttarakhand has always been a peaceful state where people respect democratic values. The way the ruling party should act is not only an attack on the minorities and our constitution, but it is also an attack on the culture and history of this state.
Those who gave the memorandum have demanded that those who gave criminal speeches inciting violence in Haridwar, should be arrested immediately and action should be initiated against them under serious sections, mob violence and chaotic elements spreading hate politics – their religious or They should be tried criminally irrespective of their political affiliations, and all the directions of the Supreme Court’s July 2018 judgment on mob violence in the state should be implemented immediately.
The entire letter can be read at the link given below.
Uttarakhand Letter to Governor by The Wire on Scribd
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