The CPM Politburo has criticised the Supreme Court’s verdict on Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi issue. As per reports, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo has stated that the apex court has delivered a verdict, but not justice.
As per reports, the CPM has stated that the SC verdict has given precedence to ‘faith and beliefs of one side’. The politburo had met on November 16 and 17 in New Delhi to discuss the Ayodhya verdict and the Sabarimala Temple issue.
The politburo also slammed the SC’s decision to hand over the Ram Janmabhoomi site to the Hindus. It claimed that despite acknowledging the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 was a “serious violation of law” the apex court has handed over the site to the ‘very forces responsible for this criminal assault’.
The press communique by the politburo also disagrees with the SC’s stand that there was no evidence to indicate exclusive possession of the entire site by Muslims between 1528 and 1857. The politburo claimed that the mere fact that no disputes were recorded between the periods of over 3 centuries, does not mean that the Muslims were ‘not in exclusive possession’ of the site. The CPM also claims that the SC has upheld the claims of the Hindu sides on the basis of ‘display of faith’ and not on the basis of facts.
The CPM also expressed disappointment that the SC has not set clear bars on the raising of such issues and claimed that the RSS might raise the issue of Kashi and Mathura in the future.
It also claimed that the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that Kashi and Mathura are not in the agenda ‘as of now’ is a veiled warning. “This is an ominous declaration indicating that passions can be aroused on these issues at any time in the future. A firm resolve by the apex court to bar such possibilities was not forthcoming”, claimed the politburo’s statement.
The communists have also expressed displeasure over the SC not disposing off the Sabarimala review petitions and languished over the fact that it has now “widened the scope by making a reference to various points concerning religious rights under the Constitution to a seven-member bench.”
It also criticised the inclusion of issues of women’s rights of other religions, which are already being heard by other benches of the court. “The majority judgment has failed to uphold the 2018 verdict and by keeping the review petitions pending has created an ambiguous and uncertain situation”, it claimed.
It is notable here that while the politburo criticises the SC’s stand, the party’s LDF government in Kerala has been on a cautionary mode after suffering massive election rout in the 2019 general elections. The LDF government has stated that it will not provide forces to the women under 50 who are seeking to enter the Sabarimala shrine.