Left parties on Tuesday launched their six-day protest against alleged hate offensive by RSS and BJP, while asserting that peace is a must for India to attain progress, while hate hurts.

"Peace – is a must for India to Progress. Hate hurts. 6 Left parties lead the Fight back. All-India campaign against hate-offensive by RSS & BJP. Dec. 1-6," CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said.

In a post on social medai, he also shared an image of Left MPs holding placards and shouting slogans against the alleged hate offensive in the premise of Parliament.

Apart from CPI (M), five other Left parties CPI, CPI (ML), Revolutionary Socialist Party, All India Forward Bloc and Socialist Unity Centre of India (C) began their joint nationwide protest against alleged communal hate offensive spearheaded by RSS from Tuesday.