The Central Secretariat meeting of Popular Front of India held at Calicut has decided to initiate legal action against Sangh Pariwar leaders who create communal polarization by using Babri Masjid case and challenge the supremacy of the judiciary by threatening to build Ram Mandir irrespective of Supreme Court verdict.
The meeting pointed out that several of the recent statements and moves made by RSS, VHP, BJP and other leaders with regards to Babari Masjid issue openly challenges the democratic system and the supremacy of the judiciary. Bajrang Dal recently claimed that it was going to recruit and give arms training to 25,000 volunteers who can build Ram Temple on short notice. Overruling the apex court decision on the issue, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat demanded that that an ordinance should be promulgated to build Ram Temple. BJP president Amit Sha asked courts to pass judgments that can be implemented. This amounts to incriminating behavior that can no way be tolerated in a democracy with independent judiciary.
Popular Front had earlier sought urgent Supreme Court intervention to prevent Sangh Parivar from humiliating Indian judicial system in the name of Ram Mandir construction on the site of the demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. With next Lok Sabha election approaching, BJP leaders are making provocative statements that not only threaten Muslim community, but the very status of the Supreme Court as the highest institution of justice in the country. They try to influence the final judicial verdict by using threats and pressures in public and media.
It is unfortunate that the secular forces and opposition parties have not taken these steps seriously. A situation where such behavior goes adequately unopposed threatens our future as a democratic nation. Therefore the organization has decided to initiate legal proceedings against those who have made incriminating statements and other moves that create communal polarization and question the supreme status of Judiciary and Constitution.
Chairman E Abubacker presided over the meeting, which was attended by M Mohammed Ali Jinnah, OMA Salam, Abdul Wahid Sait and E M Abdul Rahiman.