6th December remains as one of the darkest days in the history of independent India. The demolishing of Babari Masjid by the Sangh Parivar posed a severe question to the secular character assured by the very constitution of India. Riots were occurred at different parts of the country following the demolition of Barbari Masjid. The colorful fabrics of Indian society were shattered to pieces. The legacy of united fight against colonialism was also under attacked.People like Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan, Rajendra Lahiri , Chandrashekhar Azad who belonged to the HRA, (which later became the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association, led by Bhagat Singh) shed their blood for this land. In the Kakori trial case, Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan were hanged on 19th December by the Colonial British administration- a Pandit and a pathan fighting shoulder to shoulder until the last breathe for the idea called India. An idea talks about pluralism and unity in diversity. The history of India's freedom struggle is filled with the sacrifices made by people of all communities, with unity and extreme show of patriotism, for the liberation of their motherland. The values upheld by the Constitution of India is a result of this united struggle and secular fabric.
Today,the idea of that sovereign socialist secular, democratic republic is being assaulted on an everyday basis by the very forces who destroyed the Babri masjid. All the state power have also been put behind this task. The constitution of India is under attack by none other than the ruling regime at the centre. The incidences of communal violence and hatred have increased many folds in India in recent times. The mob lynchings in the name of cow and fabricated stories of 'love jihad', killings of the rationalists and writers, increasing incidents of brutal attacks on Dalits and people of marginalized sections, caste atrocities and Communal hatred etc. states that India no longer deserves to be called as the 'largest democracy'. The atmosphere of fear is being instilled by the government itself which was supposed to ensure the constitutional rights and provisions to all citizens of the country. This reflects the dangerous environment created by this saffron family using public machinery. A nation is being shaped with mere symbolic and rhetoric, not the lives of its own people or an atmosphere of inclusiveness. Student community cannot be unaffected of these trends as Sangh parivar is trying to destroy our thought process by imposing falsified information and communal agendas. The campaigns against the scientific temper and rational thoughts, offered by the constitution, is being propagated by the central ministers including the prime minister itself.
Now, having only few months left to the general elections, BJP have again triggered the campaign on Ram temple. This is nothing other than a blatant attempt to polarize the county to resist any possibility for a larger unity over the everyday issues of the people. In this dark time, the memories of vibrant history of diversity and united resistance must be turned as a source of strength in the battle against this divisive communal forces. It is in this context SFI is launching a nationwide campaign against communalism, named as ‘Harmony over Hatred’ from 6th December to 19th December in each corners of India. SFI urges student community of our country to stand for this cause.
VP Sanu (President) Mayukh Biswas (General Secretary)