The Bharatiya Janata Party, (BJP), ruled Government in Madhya Pradesh is trying to convert the state into a Hindu State. Many steps taken by the State Government amount to subversion of Indian Constitution.
The above was the gist of a number of speakers who concurred over the issue. They were expressing their views during a workshop on “Communal political agenda” held on the occasion of release of two books authored by eminent thinker Subhash Gatade here.
The two books were titled as the ” Safforn Condition” and ” Godse’s Children”. The workshop was jointly organised by National Secular Forum and People’s Research Society.
The speakers expressed serious concern over State Government’s decision to allow Government employees’ participation in the RSS activities. They suspected that through the teachings of Geeta State Government was trying to convert Government Schools into Saraswati Shishu Mandirs’.
Subhash Gatade speaking at the release of his books said: “Communalism poses a very grave threat to the integrity and stability to our country”. He stressed the need of united struggle against communal forces which are bent upon to destroy the secular fabric of Indian polity.
Talking about the content of the two books L. S. Herdenia, National Convener of National Secular Forum, said the two books throw light on the current socio political and cultural conditions in the country.
Before the release of the two books Deepak Bhatt of the PRS introduced Subhash Gatade. Bhatt said that Subhash Gatade besides being author and thinker is also an activist dedicated to the cause of Secularism.
The speakers who expressed their views in the workshop included former IAS officer Man Dahima; Ibrahim Quershi, former Cabinet Minister and former Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Minorities Commission; social activist Dr. S. M. Hassan, Trade Union leader M. M. Sharma; eminent lawyer Sajid Siddiqui, Dr. Rahul Sharma, Yogesh Diwan, women activists Zulekha Bi and Upasna Behar. Dr. Uday Jain, former Vice Chancellor of Rewa University, was in the chair.