Our Chennai correspondent
Social democratic Party of India held a militant demonstration on 6th of December to condemn the demolition of Babri Masjid at Ayodhya 25 years back and demand justice. Besides SDPI, various political parties and organizations including Makkalatchi Iyakkam (Lok Raj Sangathan) took part in this demonstration held at Tambaram in Chennai. Hundreds of people participated in this demonstration.
Thiru. S. Mohamed Bilal, President Kanchipuram District, SDPI presided over the demonstration. Yasar Arafath - Gen Sec of Kanchipuram District SDPI, Thamin Ansari - Vice President of Kanchipuram District SDPI and many other leaders of SDPI spoke at the demonstration. They demanded justice, punishing the guilty and restoration of the Masjid.
On behalf of Makkalatchi Iyakkam, Thiru Kabilan spoke in the protest demonstration. He stated that communal violence has been part and parcel of the rule of Indian state since 1947. Legacy of Divide and rule of British colonisers were followed by the Indian state. That is why, none of the communal criminals of 1992-93, 1984 or 2002 were ever punished till date. It shows that people do not have power in their hands. We need to work for empowerment of people to put an end to communal violence.
Activists of Makkalatchi Iyakkam distributed a statement to participants.
All over Chennai many similar protest demonstrations were held by various organizations. Mases of people attended these programs.