Thursday, 11 August 2022

Central Executive Committee of Students Federation of India condemns in the strongest possible words the gruesome murder of Afrazul Khan, a labourer hailing from Malda, West Bengal, in Alwar, Rajasthan. Afrazul was the sole bread winner of his family and was working in Rajasthan for the last 12 years.

A spine chilling video of the incident which is being circulated on social media shows the culprit Shambhula Regar justifying the heinous crime in the name of safeguarding the ‘Hindu Women’ against ‘love jihad’. This incident has sent shock waves among the people of minority communities. This is not a case of ‘love jihad’, it has been purposefully orchestrated to instill fear among the minorities which is a character of this government both at the state and centre led by the BJP which is a political arm of the fascist RSS.

This is not an isolated incident, there have more than a dozen cases of lynching and mob violence in the past 3 years since the Modi Government has come to power in the centre. This also shows the deep routed hatred against the minorities in the pernicious ideology of the RSS-BJP. An atmosphere of hatred against the minorities is being created in the entire country which is not only anti thetical to the culture we inherit but also against the social-democratic fabric which the constitution of India guarantees. The nefarious ideology of the RSS-BJP is manufacturing such incidents on a large scale destroying the peace and harmony of the country.

This also exposes the complete lawlessness and state of affairs in Rajasthan which is also led by BJP. There have been several incidents in Rajasthan alone but not even a single perpetrator of these crimes has been brought to book. It seems as if the state government has given a free hand to the hindutva communal forces that are unleashing violence in various forms against the people.

The SFI appeals to all progressive and democratic sections to unite and resist the attacks on the common people and the secular democratic fabric of our nation.

 V.P Sanu                              Vikram Singh
(President)                        (General Secretary)