Mainstream, VOL LIV No 49 New Delhi November 26, 2016
Justice Sachar’s Statement
Monday 28 November 2016
Justice Rajindar Sachar, former President of the People‘s Union for Civil Liberties, has issued the following statement on November 19, 2016.
The two-day 4th National Convention of the Socialist Party concluded in Lucknow (UP) on November 15, 2016. The party, in the convention, once again resolved to throw out the yoke of neo-imperialism imposed on the country in the guise of liberalisation. I am of the firm opinion that the Socialist Party will soon attain its past glory by carrying forward the legacy of the freedom movement and socialist stalwarts.
I felt honoured by felicitatating Mohammad Shoaib of Rihai Manch from the dais of the Socialist Party for his relentless efforts made for the release of innocent Muslims, particularly the youth, from jail. Mr Shoaib, who is the National Vice President of the Socialist Party, has successfully got released 11 innocent persons arrested and implicated by the police on false charges.
I welcome the decision of the National Council of the Socialist Party to elect Dr Prem Singh as its President. He is known all over the country for his commitment for socialism, secularism and democracy. I believe that the party will become stronger under his dynamic leadership.
I, further, would like to appeal all like-minded individuals and organisations to extend their maximum support to Dr Prem Singh in order to re-strengthen the struggle against the on-going nexus of neo-liberal-communal forces.