February 04, 2015
PEOPLE’S UNION FOR CIVIL
THE PUCL CONDEMNS THE ATTEMPT OF GLORIFICATION OF GANDHI'S KILLERS GODSE
IN ALWAR AND DEMANDS THE LODGING OF AN FIR AND THE URGENT ARREST OF THE
THE PUCL APPEALS TO THE CHIEF MINISTER TO TAKE BACK
THE ORDER MAKING SURYA NAMASKAR COMPULSORY WHICH IS AGAINST SECULAR NORMS
OF THE INDIAN STATE
PUCL is of the opinion that there is a resurgence of Hindutva forces in
Rajasthan and it is being led by a section of the Government Minister and
those close to the ruling dispensation. The two illustrations given above
show that there is an attack on the secular nature of the Indian State and
attempts are being made to make India into "Hindu Rashtra:.
The order of making compulsory Surya Namaskar for all Government and
is clearly an attempt at coercing children of other religions to
participate in Hindu Practices as Surya Namaskar is nothing but one such
Hindu religious practice. IF this is not an attack on the Secular nature
of our schools then what would be? The Minister Vasudev Devnani who
became a Minister by taking the oath of a Secular Indian Constitution has
forgotten that the State in India has no religion and that this directives
in a way orders the domination of one religion in school which all
children have to practice. PUCL demands from the Chief Minister to take
back this order and restore the secular nature of our school system.
Spreading of hate and glorification of Gandhis killer in Alwar City:
The PUCL is shocked that despite more than 24 hours having passed since an
attempt was made of naming a Fly over after " Nationalist Nathuram Godse"
on the 3rd of February, 2015, no FIR as yet has been lodged by
the administration neither any attempt made by them to arrest the
violators and those spreading hate. We demand from the district collector
and SP to immediately lodge an FIR against the accused who presented
themselves to a section of the media.
PUCL is absolutely clear that it will stand up against the propaganda
which is being directed against Mahatma Gandhi and glorification of his
murderers. It is also shameful that those glorifying the killer of Gandhi
are close to the ruling dispensation both at the State and the Centre, as
such the Governments at the Centre and the State must urgently stop all
such efforts from within its ranks.
Krishan Sharma ( President, PUCL RAJASTHAN, Kavita Srivastava ( General
Secretary, PUCL RAJASTHAN, Munshi Khan ( President, PUCL Alwar district),
Noor Mohammed (General Secretary, PUCL Alwar district