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Mainstream, VOL 61 No 32, August 5, 2023

AIKS Press Release on Communal Violence in Haryana (Aug 3, 2023)

Saturday 5 August 2023


All India Kisan Sabha

36 Pt .Ravi Shankar Shukla Lane (Canning Lane)
New Delhi-110001,
email- kisansabha[at]

AIKS condemns Communal Violence in Haryana

Ensure Stringent Action Against Culprits

AIKS Urges People to Ensure Peace and Communal Amity

The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) expresses grave concern over large-scale violence in Mewat and neighbouring areas of Gurugram, Palwal, Nuh and other towns on 31 July and the following days.

The widespread arson and use of arms during the pre- planned confrontation has taken a heavy toll in terms of lives of five persons including two Home guards and a clergy of a mosque. Vehicles, shops, and properties amounting to crores of rupees have been burnt to ashes.

It is astonishing that ignoring the highly inflammatory videos by Monu Manesar, a Bajrang Dal cow vigilante and one of the kingpins in the most gruesome murder of Junaid and Nasir, a communally charged mobilization of outsiders belonging to Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal was granted permission to take out an aggressive armed procession under the guise of religion by the police and administration.

Chaudhary Aftab Ahmed, Nuh MLA and other public figures had approached the district authorities expressing the potential threat to peace if permission to the so-called ’Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra’ was granted, but they went unheeded.

AIKS squarely blames the BJP-led Government of Haryana and its administration for giving political patronage to the illegal ’cow protection task force’, a widespread network of police and armed private gangs. They have been targeting the Meo cattle farmers during recent years and killings of Pehlu Khan, Rakbar Khan, Warish, Junaid, Umar Khan, and Nasir with impunity are the glaring examples in this context.

AIKS accuses the BJP-RSS combine of fomenting communal trouble in order to polarize the people on communal lines for gaining electoral dividends in the impending assembly elections in neighbouring Rajasthan and later, the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

In this context, it is to be recalled that during the 13 month historic farmers struggle, magnificent unity was achieved between the farmers belonging to all communities— Hindu, Muslim and Sikh— against the three pro-corporate draconian farm laws and it is precisely this unity that is sought to be disrupted by the corporate-communal alliance ruling the country today.

Communal and caste polarization and authoritarianism are eventually the last resort of BJP in the face of mounting anger of various sections of people suffering from unprecedented unemployment, price rise, and agrarian crisis.

AIKS demands stringent action against perpetrators of all violent incidents. It demands adequate and immediate compensation to the families of all the victims. It calls upon the people to see through the nefarious design of the BJP-RSS and isolate these divisive communal elements of all hues and remain steadfast to maintain communal harmony and social amity.


Vijoo Krishnan, General Secretary
Ashok Dhawale, President

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