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India: Beware of The Reactionaries Who Seek ’Nizam-e-Mustafa in a Secular India’ - Statement by Concerned Citizens | July 31, 2020

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Press Release

July 31, 2020

Statement against the outrageous advertisement published by Peace Party

This nation has been created by those who unitedly fought against the slavery of British Imperialism, their collaborators and the divisive forces which continually conspired against the freedom movement. The Hindu and Muslim communal mindset was always at the forefront of saboteurs who finally succeeded in dividing the country on religious lines. However, it is a historical fact that an overwhelming majority of Hindus and Muslim other citizens of the country rejected divisive, fundamentalist and reactionary ideologies. Majority of Muslims consciously decided not to migrate, refused Pakistani citizenship, and majority of Hindus rejected the idea of a Hindu Rashtra, instead opted for a secular, democratic and sovereign India.

Under the leadership of Gandhi, Nehru, Maulana Azad, Sardar Patel and Babasaheb Ambedkar, whose leadership was widely accepted by people of all religions, regions, castes and linguistic minorities, the idea of India as a secular nation won the battle. However, the divisive forces who would like to convert it into a chaotic, barbaric, violent fascistic nation have never given up their conspiratorial efforts.

The recent full-page advertisement published in a section of the press by the Peace Party is only one in a series of attacks on the idea of India. It is also a direct attack on the constitution of the country. The advertisement proclaims that the party is ready to ’sacrifice everything to support the mission of establishing the dictate of God (Ahkaam-e-Ilahi) and administration of Mustafa (Nizam-e-Mustafa). It also states that ‘for the past 100 years, the mission of Hegdewar, Savarkar, Nehru, Lohia and Ambedkar has been converted into a religion by the Sarkari Ulema’ which is opposed to ‘fundamental principles of Ahkam-e-Ilahi and Nizam-e-Maustafa’. Let us not forget that ‘Nizam-e-Maustafa’ is a phrase coined and popularized by the most fundamentalist and fascistic section under the most uncivilized regime of the most hated dictator of Pakistan, General Zia.

We strongly condemn the statement published as advertisement, which is not only a direct attack on the constitution of India but derogatory and divisive in many ways. It deliberately and conspiratorially puts the names of the most respected secular stalwarts of the freedom movement like Nehru, Lohia and Baba Sahib Ambedkar in the same category as those who propagated fascist ideology.

Talking of Nizam-e-Mustafa in a secular India, which has thousands of communities - religious, ethnic, linguistic, is deliberately and maliciously adding fuel to the hate campaigns. Let us not forget that majority of the Muslims did not support Jinnah and his Muslim League. They couldn’t stop the partition but they never supported the two-nation theory propounded by Muslim League and RSS.

Let us also not forget that this advertisement has been issued when communal forces in the country are trying to vitiate the atmosphere in the name of religion. We feel that the advertisement is part of the conspiracy to tear apart the social and cultural fabric of India by dividing peace-loving, anti-violence, toiling masses of the country. The language and message of the advertisement amply shows that all fundamentalists, be it Peace Party or many frontal organizations of RSS, use religion to propagate their fascistic ideologies.

We appeal to the Muslim community and all secular Indians irrespective of their religion to unequivocally condemn the statement of such Muslim leaders and their nefarious designs.

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