According to the national convener of the Jan Sangharsh Morcha Shri Akhilendra Pratap Singh, the Akhilesh Yadav government had promised in its political manifesto that they would review all terrorism related cases filed against the Muslim youth of Hashimpura. He reiterated that the government had done no paper work in this regard as yet even though more than 100 days have passed since the new government had come to power.
The Hashimpura is a case of appalling human rights violations and gross negligence on the part of the state. It may be recalled that some 25 years ago, the security forces (read PAC) in Uttar Pradesh had gunned down 42 Muslims on the banks of the river Hindon. The victims have still to receive proper compensation and justice in this regard, he reiterated.
These two issues are a test case for the present Samajwadi Party government. If the government fails to take action on these issues, it will only mean that they have no intention of carrying out their promises to the minorities who voted them to power, alleged Singh.
The Lok Sabha elections are due in 2014 and if the Samajwadi Party fails to put a balm on the wounds of minorities in Hashimpura case, there is every possibility that the dream of ‘Netaji’ (SP supreme Mulayam Singh Yadav) of becoming the Prime Minister of India by bagging maximum number of MPs in Uttar Pradesh may come to a cropper.
The reason being the minority vote (read Muslims) goes in bulk and that too, it shifts the political base towards a political party in every election. The ‘fatwa’ politics also adds to the benefit of political parties who are able to catch the nerve and sentiments of community. Mere political promises would not help the Samajwadi Party in the long run as their leaders need to deliver goods if they want to come back to power with a bang in the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha polls.