Nagpur: Four organizations including Swatantra Sangram Sainik Samiti, Mahatma Gandhi Vichar Manch, Jagrat Nagrik Vichar Manch and Jyeshta Nagrik Samiti staged a silent protest at Laxmi Bhavan Square on March 17, 2016.
The silent march was organized in order to protest against two major objectives including a) creating awareness among the citizens of India about the damages coming through the communal ideologies and disruptive ideologies and b) to alert the Government to maintain communal harmony by controlling the loud mouthed people.
While speaking exclusively to Nagpur Today, President of Mahatma Gandhi Vichar Manch Haribhau Kedar said that they have been organizing the silent morchas in various places in the city.
The 1st Silent Morcha was organized at Sanvidhan Square on February 29, 2016.
The 2nd Silent Morcha was at Shahid Square on March 2, 2016.
The 3rd Silent Morcha was at Kamal Talkies Square on March 5, 2016.
The 4th Silent Morcha was at Medical College Square on March 7, 2016.
The 5th Silent Morcha was at Telephone Exchange Square on March 14, 2016.
The 6th Silent Morcha was at Laxmi Bhavan Square on March 17, 2016.
Haribhau Kedar while elaborating the objectives of this Silent March said that in the last one and a half years, from the time the new government came to power, the people of this party are creating disunity in the society by taking up issues which were not promised in the Election Campaign.
In the Election Campaign, BJP Leaders had promised development taking into confidence all sections of the society. However, they have left their pledge away and the people and people like MP Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath, MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj, MP from Amirpur Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, MP Mahesh Sharma, Katoria who are responsible MPs of BJP Government started a campaign to attack the basic principle of Indian Constitution.
He added that Indian Constitution adopted by the Indians promises justice, social, economic and political equality, freedom of expression, freedom of faith and freedom of worship. In Indian Constitution, we also accepted that ours would be a state run on democratic principles that is to establish dialogue through legitimate means. Ours is a plural society i.e. with different castes, religions, races, language etc but we through Constitution want to establish unity in diversity. However, the hatred campaign by the aforesaid MPs against minorities (Muslims, Christians, etc) is creating division in the society, hatred, disbelief, lack of confidence and lack of unity.
There are number of examples including Rohit Vemula (Hyderabad), Kanhaiya Kumar (JNU) forcefully killing the voice of Liberal minded people of India. This behavior can be compared to dictatorship. Here the members of Nagpur Swatantra Sangram Sainik Samiti, Mahatma Gandhi Vichar Manch, Jagrat Nagrik Vichar Manch and Jyeshta Nagrik Samiti had staged the silent protest.