Udaipur: The three left parties Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India ( Marxist) and Communist Party of India ( Marxist-Leninist) along with Aam Adami Party and Muslim Mahasabha took out a Silent March under the banner of " Loktantrik Adhikaar evam Sadbhav Manch" Udaipur to protest against the brutal killing of Pelu Khan in Behrod, Alwar by the self proclaimed " Gourakshaks". The march started from the town hall and the four hundred strong rally walked in total silence through the Bapu Bazar, Delhi Gate and culminated into a public meeting at the collectorate. The people were bearing playcards and banners with slogans like " Stop murders in the name of cows protection", " Stop dividing people on communal lines" , " Home Minister Resign", "Hindu Muslim Sikh Isai, Bharat Ma ke Chaar Sipahi" etc. The meeting was presided over by Comrade Meghraj Tawad, former MLA, CPI, Haji Mohammad Baksh and veteran poet and chief of Bohra Youth Abid Adeeb. A memorandum addressed to the President of India was submitted to the collector demanding compensation for the family of Pelu Khan, withdrawl of cases against his children and resignation of the Home Minister of Rajasthan Gulab Chand Kataria. The meeting was convened by former member of Municipal Council and secretary CPIM Rajesh Singhvi. He said that the ruling BJP and its front organizations are taking law in their hand and murdering innocent people. He charged the Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria of being involved in protecting the murders and demanded that he must be sacked. Member of the state committee of CPI(ML) Shanker Lal Chaudhary said that the BJP government is creating such issues to divert people's attention from the issues of poverty, unemployment and the loot of the resources of the people. Secretary of the Loktantrik Adhikar evam Sadbhavna Manch Prof. H.S.Chandalia said that the state is supporting the violence of the illegal organizations in the name of faith. He said that the constitutional values were being compromised and fundamental rights of people were being violated by such state supported violence by the Goonda elements.
Vice President of Muslim Mahasangh Comrade K.R. Siddiqui said that the unity of Hindu and Muslims can only take the nations forward. He demanded that the Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria must be sacked. It is to be mentioned that Gulab Chand Kataria is an MLA from Udaipur. President of Anjuman Khalil Mohammed , former Member of Municipal Council from BJP also demanded justice for the family of the deceased Pelu Khan. Mohammed Hanif of Aam Adami Party, Riyaz Hussain , Vice President of district Congress said that this is not the first time when the innocent muslims were targeted by the Hindutva brigade. BJP and its allied organizations want to create an environment of fear so that minorities may vote for BJP out of fear.
Rizwan Khan, Mohammed Salim Khan and many more leaders addressed the meeting at the collectorate.