VETERANS WROTE TO PM MODI “WE STAND WITH THE ‘NOT IN MY NAME’ CAMPAIGN :

Highlighting the recent attacks on Muslims and Dalits in the country, over 100 veterans of the Indian Armed Forces have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing their distress and condemning the relentless vigilantism of the self-appointed protectors of Hinduism.   In the letter, the veterans said they stand with the Not in My Name campaign and that the Armed Forces stand for Unity in Diversity. They added the current situation in the country is that of fear, intimidation, hate and suspicion.  They said, what is happening in our country today strikes at all that the Armed Forces, and indeed our Constitution, stand for. We are witness to unprecedented attacks on society at large by the relentless vigilantism of self-appointed protectors of Hinduism. We condemn the targeting of Muslims and Dalits. We condemn the clampdowns on free speech by attacks on media outlets, civil society groups, universities, journalists and scholars, through a campaign of branding them anti-national and unleashing violence against them while the State looks away.  Rediff.com : 31st. July,17

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