Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Frustration of Communal Elements

New Delhi

Some communal elements attached to Sangh pariwar caused disturbances in the literary exhibition organized by Janchetna, one of the leading distributor of progressive literature on occasion of birth centenary year of Shahid Bhagat Singh in Mathura and burned copies of labour newspaper Bigul.

Strongly condemning the incident, Janchetna & Rahul foundation demanded stern action against those communal elements.

Yesterday afternoon in the ongoing book exhibition organized by Janchetna at the gate of BSA Degree College, some people came there claiming themselves to be related to Sangh Pariwar and started creating disturbance over the news of Gujarat elections published in the December edition of Bigul paper. They were threatening that those who are propagating against Hindutva will be dealt with more badly than Muslims in Gujarat and Christians in Orissa. In spite of intervention made by a teacher & students of the college, they continued their vandalism and burned all the copies of Bigul.

They tried to destroy the books viz. Why I am an Atheist & Jati Dharma ke Jhagade Chodo aur Sahi Ladai se nata Jodo written by Bhagat Singh and other books of S/Shri Radha Mohan Gokul & Rahul Sankrityayan in the exhibition. They tried to damage the exhibition vehicle and threatened to burn it.

After the meeting of representatives of local residents with Sr. Police Officer of Mathura today, SSP lodged a FIR and ordered further action in the matter.

In the meantime, a memorandum has been sent to Ms. Mayawati, Chief Minister of UP & Union home Minister stating that “it is clearly understood by the attitude of communal elements targeting and creating disturbances at the mobile book exhibitions of Janchetna every where, that all these are going on under well planned conspiracy.”

On the occasion of Bhagat Singh birth centenary year, Janchetna is organizing mobile book exhibitions of progressive and revolutionary literature in the whole hindi belt. People attached to Bajrang Dal, VHP & Sangh Parwar has been continuously threatening and trying to create disturbance in these mobile exhibitions.

In Meerut on 11 October 2007, Bajrang Dal activists created disturbances over the books of Bhagat Singh, Radha Mohan Gokul, Rahul Sankrityayan published by Rahul Foundation and other anti communal books & papers and even lodged false complaints in police. Activists of Sangh Pariwar have been continuously threatening and causing disturbances in Janchetna exhibitions organized in Muzaffarnagar, Hapur, Moradabad in UP and Jaipur also. Last November, some people threatened to send Bajrang Dal activists at the book exhibition organized in Rohini, Delhi.

Chairperson of Janchetna & known writer Ms. Katyayni has said that the mission of Janchetna & Rahul Foundation to provide progressive, pro-people and revolutionary literature at the door steps of common man can not be stopped by this type of vandalism. She said that these types of activities show the peevishness of communal & fascist powers. This mission will now be further speeded up. She appealed to all the pro people writers, Journalists, publishers, social activists & people’s organizations to condemn these cowardly attacks on Janchetna.

6 comments:

संदीप said...

I strongly condemn the misdeeds of communal fascists

मृत्युंजय कुमार said...

manjula jee, मीडिया में महिलाएं : सच और सवाल
मीडिया में महिलाएं : सच और सवाल
महिलाएं चाहे कहीं भी कोई न कोई सवाल उनके अस्तित्व पर खड़ा ही किया जाता है। उनकी हर सफलता को नकारात्मक नजरिए से देखा जाता है। उसके पीछे दूसरे कारण खोजे जाने लगते हैं। पिछले दिनों हंस ने मीडिया कर्मियों का अंक निकाला था। उसमें शामिल अधिकांश लेखक भी यही संकेत देते रहे कि मीडिया में महिलाआें की सफलता की सीढ़ी देह से होकर गुजरती है। सवाल है कि या वाकई में सच यही है? इस विषय पर बहस में विचार सादर आमंत्रित हैं। इसे आप mrityunjay.kmr@gmail.com पर भेज सकते हैं।

manjula said...

sure

Ek ziddi dhun said...

Katyayni told me about it. this is a tough time.

Ek ziddi dhun said...

Manjula, aap se kiye gaye kai vade due hai.n..2 din baad detail se likhunga

परेश टोकेकर said...

मंजूला जी, इन संस्कृति के तथाकथित ठेकेदारो ने भारतीय संस्कृति का बेडागर्क करने का बीडा उठा रखा है। आपकी व्यथा तमाम तरक्कीपसंद जमातो की व्यथा है। इन्दौर में कुछ वर्ष पूर्व एक पुस्तक मेले के दौरान मेंरी आखो के सामने संघ परिवार के कार्यकर्ताआे ने हिन्दी धर्म के अपमान के बहाने जमकर तोडफोड की लूटपाट मचाई अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय के खिलाफ भद्दी गाली गलौज भरी भाषा में नारेबाजी की, मेरे लाख गुहारो के बावजुद पुलिस के ठुल्ल मजे से तमाशा देखते रहे। ये है सरस्वती पूजको की पूजा। इसी तरह के एक अन्य वाकये में उमा भारती के मीरा नायर की किसी फिल्म शायद फायर के विरोध के लिये जगह मुहैया कराने के लिये मशहूर नाटककार कामरेड अजगर वजाहत के जिस लाहौर नहीं देख्या के मराठी अनुवाद के मंचन को लाठी के जोर पर स्थगित करवाया गया। ये हाल तब है जब इन्दौर की सांसद स्वयं मराठी है, मराठी माणुसो के दम पर ही भाजपा इन्दौर में राज कर रही है। इन सांप्रदायिक ताकतो पर लगाम कसी जाना अत्यंत आवश्यक है। इसके लिये तमाम प्रगतिशील जनवादी ताकतो को एकजुट होकर इस फासीवाद का सामना करना होगा।