CPI(ML) asks for ban on VHP, Bajrang Dal

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Lucknow, Sep 16 (UNI) Communist Party of India (Marxist-Lenninist) general secretary Dipanker Bhattacharya today demanded a ban on the Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) for trying to create communal violence in the country.

''If Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) could be banned then why was the government not considering a similar action against the organisations that were trying to create communal disturbances to gain political mileage before the Lok Sabha polls,'' he said.

Addressing a press conference, Mr Bhattarcharya condoled the death of over 25 people in the Delhi serial blasts, but urged the Centre not to harass the youth of minority community in the name of terrorism.

'' In the recent past, it has been seen that the police and security forces have violated human rights of the minorities, which was unfortunate in a secular democratic country,'' he said.

The CPI(ML) general secretary also blamed the Bihar and the Central government for lack of relief and rescue work to the flood victims in the state.

The party would also hold a two day national conference under the banner of 'Akhil Bharatiya Khet Majdoor Sabha' in Ballia from November seven, where acquisition of agricultural land by the UP government in the name of Ganga Expressway would be the main topic of discussion.

Mr Bhattacharya was in the city to attend the two-day state executive meeting of the party.

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