FASCIST LEADER & India’s Deputy Prime Minister LK ADVANI IS VISITING BRITAIN
To Protest Against the Fascist Policies of Ruling BJP & RSS
Join the Picket On
Sunday 15th June 2003
5.30 pm – 7.00 pm
at QE2 Centre, Parliament Square, London WC1
(Opposite Westminister Abbey)
Nearest Tube: Westminister (District & Jubilee Line)
India’s powerful Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister-in-waiting, L.K. Advani, visited US and met George Bush and meeting Tony Blair this week. The purpose of this tour is to finalise arrangements for Indian troops to participate in the US’ ongoing imperialist occupation of Iraq; to arrange US military bases in India; and to promote his government’s idea of a ‘core alliance’ between the US, Israel and India.
While he has been away, Advani’s role in the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, which led to communal riots across the country, has once again been highlighted. Five of the accused in the demolition case have named Advani as the chief instigator of the demolition, and at the same time, fresh charges have been brought against him by India’s Central Bureau of Investigations. There have been widespread calls for his immediate resignation.
Meanwhile, Advani and his party the BJP continue to defend the genocidal state- sponsored attacks on the minority Muslim community in the state of Gujarat which took place in March 2002. At least 2,000 people – the majority women and children – were killed in the most brutal ways imaginable. Many thousands more saw their families, homes and livelihoods destroyed. Today, those survivors who have tried to return to their homes are being economically boycotted and terrorised into silence as the perpetrators of the attacks on them continue to roam freely. Advani describes Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who played a key role in planning the attacks, as ‘India’ best Chief Minister’. The BJP’s sister organisation the VHP has called for the Gujarat ‘experiment’ to be repeated elsewhere in India.
WHO IS L.K. ADVANI?
The ruling party he represents, the BJP, is a far right Hindu supremacist party with a fascist ideology. The BJP used state power to pre-plan and orchestrate the Gujarat carnage along with its allies such as the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, and the Bajrang Dal, which has also carried out systematic murderous attacks on the Christian minority community in India.
LK Advani has fully supported Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who has been personally indicted by human rights organisations for his role in planning and facilitating the attacks.
L.K. Advani joined the RSS, a militant Hindu supremacist group who proclaimed their admiration for Hitler, in the 1940s in his teens, and today represents their interests while in government.
In 1990, as President of the BJP, Advani he took out the Somnath-Ayodhya ‘rathyatra’ cross-country procession demanding construction of a Ram temple on the site of the historic Babri Masjid, thereby initiating the worst religious violence since Partition in 1947
On December 6, 1992 he personally presided over the demolition of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya – charges have been repeatedly brought against him but he has never been prosecuted.
As Home Minister he has led the way in pursuing a belligerent policy of war-mongering against Pakistan. Several times he has brought the country to the brink of nuclear war.
He is the most important ideologue of Hindu fascism, and the crucial bridge between the militant and openly fascist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS – active in Britain as the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh) and the ruling Bharitiya Janata Party
Come Along to Save India From Fascist Forces!
For Further information, please contact:
Indian Muslim Federation (UK)
Trinity Close, London E11 4RP
Tel: 0044 20 8558 6399
Fax: 0044 20 8539 4192