Darkest hour: Ex-bureaucrats to PM Modi on rapes
-The Times of India
NEW DELHI: Amid growing public outrage over the Kathua and Unnao incidents, a collective of retired civil servants has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling the current situation a “moment of existential crisis” in which the government’s response would determine whether the nation could “overcome the crisis of constitutional values, of governance and the ethical order”.
In a strongly worded letter that sought to pin the blame on right wing politics and the Sangh Parivar, the 49 signatories referred to the Kathua and Unnao incidents as the result of a “culture of majoritarian belligerence and aggression promoted by the Sangh Parivar”. They said the government had “failed in performing the most basic of the responsibilities given to it”, to reassure everyone, especially the minorities and vulnerable sections of society, “that they need not fear for their life and liberty”.
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