Hyderabad: Various student unions on Tuesday organised a massive rally on the Osmania University Campus in Hyderabad to observe Black Day protesting the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodha in 1992.
Activists of various pro-Left, Dalit and Minorities students unions took part in the rally that commenced from Arts College and concluded at the NCC Gate. Students raised slogans against the fascist forces and denounced the demolition of historic Babri Masjid.
Speaking on the occasion, Musavvir Ali (SFI, co-convener of Telangana) said that the demolition of Babri Masjid was a blot on the face of Indian Democracy. He said that the incident stood as the darkest day in the Indian history. He said that the fascist forces damaged the communal fabric by their heinous act of mosque demolition. He demanded that those involved in the act should be punished severely.
Mr Musavvir said that the country is going through a tough time as the fascist forces are unleashing fear in the minds of minorities and Dalits in their attempt to communalise the country’s atmosphere. Sharat Naliganti (DBCA) said that the Dalits, Muslims and other marginalised should unite to fight the communal forces. He hit out at the NDA government saying that it was giving communal forces a free hand to pursue their communal agenda.
Student Union representatives later paid tributes to architect of Indian Constitution Dr BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary at the Arts College on the varsity campus. Naliganti Sharat (DBCA), Stalin (AISF), Warangal Ravi (OUJAC), Lingaswamy (MSF) , Sanjay (BSF), Sankar, Kota Srinu (TVS) and representatives of Muslim Students Organisation, TMSO and others spoke. The speakers felt that the constitution of India protected the rights of minorities, SC,STs and the marginalized sections. They felt that it was high time for all the oppressed in the society to stage relentless struggle to reclaim their rights guaranteed by the Indian Constitution.
Report By: M Khalid Ahmed