Uphold the principle of Equality. Organize 'flames of Equality'
- Created: 12 November 2015
The central Executive Committee of SFI expresses its deep concern over the increasing incidents of caste atrocities and communal polarization across various states. The situation is particularly alarming in the BJP-ruled states. In the latest incidence, Upper caste Rajputs set fire to the home of a Dalit family in Sunpedh, a village in Faridabad near the national capital Delhi, killing both the sleeping children inside aged 2 years and 9 months while their parents have suffered severe burn injuries.
We would like to underline that these are not isolated incidents of violence, rather these are a clear reflection of the situation wherein anti-Dalit, anti-minority forces have emboldened ever since BJP has come to power. A large chunk of the society is being denied even their constitutionally provided rights including the right to live. A conscious effort has been launched by the Sangh Parivar to divide the people of this nation over religious and caste lines.
The regressive and social chauvinist ideologies are also penetrating the young minds in the schools and colleges. A sustained campaign is needed to isolate such forces and strengthen the principle of equality. A larger unity among all the democratic and progressive forces is the need of the hour to defeat this Saffron agenda to divide the people to loot the nation. The Central Executive Committee of SFI calls upon all the units to initiate campaigns upholding equality and organize ‘flames of equality’ along with class based discussion forums on these questions in the coming week.
Dr. V Sivadasan Ritabrata Banerjee MP
President General Secratary