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Mushawarat demands dismissal of Akhilesh government

De-recognition of political parties and debarring individuals playing communal politics

New Delhi, 8 September 2013: The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, umbrella body of Indian Muslim organizations, said today that the Akhlesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh has utterly failed on the law and order front and should be dismissed forthwith to allow for a spell of governor raj. The Mushawarat also demanded that political parties indulging in communal politics should be derecognised and individuals found guilty of indulging in communal politics and stoking violence should be barred from contesting in elections. The Mushawarat made these demands in a letter to the Union Home Minister Mr Sushil Kumar Shinde.

Following is the text of the Mushawarat letter to the Home Minister:

8 September 2013
Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde
Hon’ble Union Home Minister
Government of India
New Delhi
Dear Sir,

We approach you on behalf of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, to express to you our grief and anguish at the unfolding communal polarisation in Uttar Pradesh. Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas have been simmering for close to two weeks and now when the fire spread even to rural areas, the state government has woken up and started taking hesitant steps.
Ever since the Samajwadi Party government came to power in Uttar Pradesh early last year, it has looked the other way giving full freedom to the RSS-BJP-backed hate peddlers who are pushing the whole state to strife and riot for political gain. According to reports available with us, over two hundred riots have taken place in the state during the short period of SP government which itself has accepted on the floor of the state assembly that 27 communal riots have taken place across the state.
It is our considered opinion that the SP government in Uttar Pradesh has failed in its basic duties and it is collaborating with communal elements to polarise the society ahead of the general elections next year. It is, therefore, necessary to dismiss this government and bring in a spell of governor raj to control the situation and shackle the communal elements in the state.
It is also our considered opinion that communal politics has become a tool of winning elections. Therefore, it is necessary to take measures to derecognise political parties playing the communal card and to strip individuals doing communal politics and stoking violence of their right to contest elections if they are found guilty of indulging in communal politics aiming at the polarisation and division of society.

Yours sincerely
Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan
Issue at New Delhi on 8 September 2013 by
[Umbrella body of the Indian Muslim organisations]
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