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New Delhi, November 24: The Left parties – Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India, All India Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-Liberation and Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) –have issued the following statement:

December 6, this year, marks the 26th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. In the current situation, it is essential to observe this day in defence of secularism and democracy.

The RSS led outfits have begun a campaign to demand that the Central government pass a legislation/ordinance to facilitate the building of the Ram temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, bypassing the Supreme Court.

This campaign is designed to subserve the communal agenda of the Sangh Brigade and nullify the provisions relating to secularism in the Indian Constitution. The Left parties are strongly opposed to this effort to subvert the judicial verdict on the Ayodhya dispute. The Sangh Brigade cannot be allowed to subvert the Constitutional provisions in the name of `faith’.

The Left parties call upon all its units to mobilise to observe December 6, also Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s death anniversary, as `Defend the Constitution and Secularism Day’. All state units should work out programmes of holding joint demonstrations, dharnas and meetings.