Shri Provash Ghosh, General Secretary, SUCI(C), has issued the following statement today:–
The whole country is dumb-struck at the diabolism with which a person belonging to the minority community was hacked to death and then set alight by a frenzied killer at Rajsamand district of Rajasthan on 7 December last. Then a video of this ghastly killing was made viral seemingly by an accomplice of the assassin who made no secret of his religious fanaticism and communal hatred by openly declaring in front of the camera that such “would happen to people who would do ‘love jihad’ in the country”. This bears eloquent testimony to the fact that after riding to power, the RSS-BJP are now out to turn the country into a slaughter-house by giving a free hand to their armed foot-soldiers to kill Muslim and dalit people under fraudulent pretexts of cow slaughter, love jihad, forced conversion and so forth with impunity. The whole design is to heinously polarize people along religious line, divert the attention of the oppressed people from real issues, pit one section of the people against the other and disrupt their struggling unity against gruelling exploitation, deprivation, discrimination and repression bred by ruling capitalism.
While condemning this bestial killing and demanding stringent punishment of the guilty, we call upon all right-thinking people to close their rank and unleash a countrywide movement to thwart this fast rising communalism and religious fanaticism pending which such barbaric incidents would take place more and more.