Democratic Student Union (India) on the historic religious fanatic-fascist attacks on Muslims in India

On 6 December 1992, a mob of Hindu militants tore down the 16th Century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, north India, sparking nationwide communal riots in which nearly 2,000 people were killed.

On 6 December 1992, a mob of Hindu militants tore down the 16th Century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, north India, sparking nationwide communal riots in which nearly 2,000 people were killed.

DSU-Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, 7 December 2012

“Rebuilding Babri Masjid is the only way to ensure justice! Smash the forces of communal fascism and its active patrons!!”

It’s been twenty years since Babri Masjid was razed to the ground by a huge frenzied mob of religious fanatics. The history of the Babri masjid right since the transfer of power clearly lays bare the entrenched communal nature of the Indian state and all its machinery. The Babri Masjid was a 400 year old historical structure in which prayers had been offered till 1949 until an idol of Ram was surreptitiously smuggled into the mosque on the night of December 22, 1949. A mob forced itself inside the mosque to perform a puja. They were driven out of the mosque but it was locked and namaaz remained forbidden in the mosque ever since. It was re-opened in 1986 by Rajiv Gandhi led Congress government which ordered the opening of the mosque for puja. In 1992 the Masjid was demolished by a fanatic mob with the complete protection of all the organs of the state machinery. The murderous paraphernalia that preceded the demolition with Advani touring the country on the Rathyatra, with extremely belligerent speeches led to the massacre of thousands of Muslims. Continue reading

CPI(Maoist): Rebuild the Babri Masjid at the same site, isolate and defeat the Hindu fascist forces!

In 1992, Hindu fundamentalist forces demolished the Babri Masjid, one of the most important places of worship for the 160 million Muslims in India



Press Release, December 4, 2010




Exactly 18 years ago, on 6th December 1992, Hindu religious fundamentalist goondas in connivance with the then Congress government at the centre, demolished Babri Masjid at Ayodhya. Firstly, these Hindu fundamentalists made 500 year-old Babri Masjid a controversial site by claiming it as the birth place of Lord Rama, and on that pretext many a time instigated communal disturbances in the country killing thousands of Muslims.

Demolition of Babri Masjid was the biggest attack by Hindu fascists in the history of our country. The likes of LK Advani, Ashok Singhal, Murali Manohar Joshi, Praveen Togadiya, Uma Bharati, Sadhvi Ritambara, who were directly involved in it were not punished by any court even till today. On 30th September, giving its verdict on the ownership rights of the controversial site, pending for 61 years, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court with its Brahminical Hindu religious ideology did injustice to Muslims.

Without any historical evidence and archeological proof it stated the controversial place to be the birth place of Lord Rama. First occupying Masjid, then demolishing, now by giving verdict to build temple, that too to handover the very forces involved in demolition, clarifies Indian state’s Hindu fascist mindset.

By this verdict, once again it has been proved that the Houses of justice in this country favour only exploitative classes and Brahminical Hindu religious fanatics, but not peasants, workers, dalits [the lowest group in India’s oppressive caste system-ed], women and religious minorities. By court verdicts a solution to this cannot be found, only by smashing the present system and by establishing New Democratic State, a solution to this can be found. Continue reading

Babri Masjid verdict a victory for right-wing Hindus

Fundamentalist Hindus demolish Babri Masjid mosque in 1992

Democratic Sudents Union, Jawaharlal Nehru University

October 16,  2010

Notwithstanding the party in power, the colour of Indian state is saffron: The Babri Masjid verdict once again proves that!

The Babri Masjid Verdict most certainly stands as yet another brazen vindication of the communal, fascist, and Hindu majoritarian nature of the Indian state. What is more dangerous however is the way every ruling class party in this country is justifying and trying to ‘normalize’ this rabidly communal verdict and in effect its pre-history. Duly assisted by the corporate media, these parliamentary parties are trying to hide the fascist ramifications of this judgment.

The judgment not only blatantly denied justice to the Muslims by vesting 2/3 land of the Babri Masjid to the Hindus but also dangerously upheld faith of the dominant upper caste HRam templeindu community. The verdict after all reasserts the fact that Muslims are second class citizens in this country, who should remain contented with the “generosity” shown by the judiciary in vesting just one-third of the land, which wholly belongs to them otherwise. Continue reading

CPI(Maoist): Awaiting court decision concerning the demolition of the Babri Masjid

Right wing Hindus at Babri Masjid in 1992


September 21, 2010

Stay alert to the heinous attempts of the ruling classes to divide us in the name of religion and stop killing each other in their interests !

Court judgment on the demolition of Babri Masjid is awaited on September 24, 2010. Even before the judgment is delivered the air is reeking with apprehension and trepidation. The uneasy memories of that fateful day (December 6, 1992) are giving fear to all democratic sections in the country and needless to say, especially to the Muslims all over the sub-continent. Any sane person who wants to learn history in order not to repeat it is waking up with a start from the nightmare of our history of communal flare ups.

The unprecedented deployment of police and paramilitary forces in all the states and Union Territories on the eve of the judgment is creating doubts as to what is to be awaited from the court which is but an organ of the Hindu religion and upper caste-biased state that is the Indian government. The callous, cold-hearted, pro-imperialist, anti-Indian people, traitorous judgment in the Bhopal gas leak case is sending alarm chills down the spines of concerned citizens and is issuing warning calls. There is not much in our whole history of court judgments which could reassure the people.

We, the CPI (Maoist) appeal to all the people of India to stay alert to the possibilities of a flare up of communal tensions with the instigation of the ruling classes, especially by the saffron fascist brigades in the wake of this judgment. Whatever may be the judgment, what they would like to do is to divert the people from their problems, struggles and political and economic crises. Continue reading