By Muslim Mirror Special Correspondent
Mumbai: Alliance for Justice and Peace (AJP) on Wednesday demanded an inquiry under judicial monitoring into the mysterious death of CBI judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya in the light of the allegations made by his family members and reversing back the ballot paper system. It also urged the people of Gujarat to defeat the ruling BJP in the forthcoming assembly elections.
After the first executive committee meeting of the AJP here, Bombay High Court’s retired judge and AJP Secretary General Justice BG Kolse Patil said that it discussed current issues such as importance of forthcoming Gujarat elections, reports about tampering of Electronic Voting Machines and the complaints raised by the family members about the death of Justice Loya. He said that the meeting has decided to concentrate on connecting and coordinating different people’s organizations and social groups that are striving to defeat the Brahminical fascist forces and establish peace and justice in the country. Get- together programmes of leaders belonging to different social groups and people’s organizations will be convened in different states in coming months. State in-charges were appointed to monitor activities in different states.
AJP was formed recently with aims at building a broad alliance throughout India to fight Corporate Capitalism, Brahminical Fascism, Corruption and Criminalization.
It passed several resolutions in the meeting stating that the forthcoming elections of Gujarat assembly are a challenge as well as opening for the secular democratic politics in the entire nation. In spite of the consistent efforts of BJP government through official machinery and some hired media to cover up its failure by flaring up majoritarianism and minority bashing, a greater part of the people is now realizing BJP’s real anti-people agenda. The ground reports from Gujarat are clear indications of people’s dissatisfaction and revenge mood against economic failures of Modi government like demonetization, GST, unemployment, and corporate seva. Various caste and community groups which were so far misused as tools of divisive agenda of RSS and BJP have now vowed to be part of an alliance against the return of BJP to power in the state. It urged voters in Gujarat to support a single candidate who has a winning chance against BJP in each constituency.
The AJP also said the recently concluded municipal elections in Uttar Pradesh have once again brought the tampering of Electronic Voting Machines to the limelight. The ruling BJP bagged 14 of the 16 mayor seats where EVMs were used, but they lost in the majority of municipal and Nagarpalika seats where ballot paper system was followed. AJP asked the Election Commission of India to look into the seriousness of the issue and initiate steps to replace the EVM system with the traditional Ballot Paper system in all elections to come.
It also demanded probe into the mysterious death of Justice Loya who was the presiding judge of Special CBI court in Mumbai, hearing the encounter killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, in which BJP president Amit Shah was an accused. Amit Shah was Gujarat home minister at the time of the encounter killing. The family of Justice Loya has raised many doubts regarding his death which allegedly points to conspiracies. Justice Loya’s sister alleged that her brother was offered Rs 100 crore as bribe by Mohit Shah, then chief justice of the Bombay High Court, to deliver a judgment favorable to Amit Shah. AJP observes that the above allegations call for a higher level inquiry in the matter.