Sabarimala row: ‘The pattern is very similar Babri demolition,’ says Yechury

Citing equality for Muslim women, the BJP brought in an ordinance on triple talaq but are silence over “Hindu women,” rights, the CPM chief said.

Sabarimala row: ‘The pattern is very similar Babri demolition,’ says Yechury
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NEW DELHI: Communist Party of India – Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury sees a similar pattern between Sabarimala temple, and the demolition of Ayodhya’s Babri Masjid in 1992.

“The pattern is..very similar,” Yechury told reporters on Friday. “At the time of the Babri Masjid’s demolition, you have the heads of the volunteers wearing the saffron bands…the same dress that you found [there then]…[a] similar thing is being done here.”

“It’s an organised thing that the RSS [the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh] is doing”, he said.

Citing equality for Muslim women, the BJP brought in an ordinance on triple talaq but are silence over “Hindu women,” rights, the CPM chief said.

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“BJP, in the name of equality for Muslim women, brought in the Triple Talaq law through an ordinance without even waiting for Parliament to discuss it properly. Now it is silent when the rights of Hindu women are in question,” Yechury said, reported Times OF India.

Yechury said “Hindu women” being denied their rights — endorsed by the Supreme Court in a historic judgment last month– to enter into the embattled Sabarimala shrine.

“So when it comes to Hindu women, why this inequality?” Yechury asked. “Why are they practising these double standards?” the India Today quoted Yechury as saying.

The top Marxist party leader accused the BJP of playing a “worst form of vote bank politics,” he said, “This is the worst form of vote bank politics being played in the country at the expense of destroying social harmony, unity and integrity of our country and this is very dangerous.”