Ex-generals, journalists feel for Muslims in India

A letter to Indian president and prime minister raises demand for action against recent calls for massacre of minorities

By: News Desk
Published: 12:43 AM, 3 Jan, 2022
Ex-generals, journalists feel for Muslims in India
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A group of ex-servicemen, veterans, journalists and bureaucrats have felt strong concerns for the Muslims, 24NewsHD TV Channel reported on Sunday. 

In a letter signed by more than 200 people, they have called on leaders to take urgent action. 

The letter read: “We cannot allow such incitement to violence together with public expressions of hate – which not only constitute serious breaches of internal security, but which could also tear apart the social fabric of our nation.

"One speaker made a call to the army and police to pick up weapons and participate in the cleanliness drive (safai abhiyan). This amounts to asking the army to participate in genocide of our own citizens, and is condemnable and unacceptable.”

It continue: “We therefore call upon the government, parliament and the supreme court, to act with urgency to protect the integrity and security of our country.

"The constitution provides for the free practice of religion across faiths. We strongly deplore such polarisation in the name of religion. We urge you, president and prime minister, to take immediate steps to curb such attempts, and urge you to condemn such incitement to violence in no uncertain terms.”

The Hindu extremists have been on rampage since the Modi government come to power in India. However voices against Modi government started rising from within India but the Modi government have turned a deaf ear.