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Left parties to observe Dec 6 as 'Defend the Constitution and Secularism Day'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Five left parties, in a joint statement on Monday, said they will observe December 6 as 'Defend the Constitution and Day'.

December 6, 2018, marks the 26th in Ayodhya and also the 62nd death anniversary of B R Ambedkar, the of the Constitution of

The statement issued jointly by the CPI(M), CPI, All 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 at the disputed site at Ayodhya.

"This campaign is designed to subserve the communal agenda of the and nullify the provisions relating to in the Indian Constitution," the Left parties said in the statement.

"In the current situation, it is essential to observe this day (December 6) in defence of and democracy," they said, adding, "The cannot be allowed to subvert the Constitutional provisions in the name of faith.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 19:15 IST