Five left parties, in a joint statement on Monday, said they will observe December 6 as 'Defend the Constitution and Secularism Day'.
The statement issued jointly by the CPI(M), CPI, All India Forward Bloc, RSP, CPI(ML)-Liberation and SUCI(Communist), called upon their all units to work out programmes of holding joint demonstrations, dharnas and meetings on December 6.
They said the RSS-led outfits have begun a campaign demanding that Centre passes a legislation or ordinance to facilitate the building of the Ram temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya.
"In the current situation, it is essential to observe this day (December 6) in defence of secularism and democracy," they said, adding, "The Sangh brigade cannot be allowed to subvert the Constitutional provisions in the name of faith.
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