Retired bureaucrats urge PM to name for an give up to ‘politics of hate’

 


Retired bureaucrats urge PM to name for an give up to ‘politics of hate’

Retired bureaucrats urge PM to name for an give up to ‘politics of hate’


They say his “silence, withinside the face of this sizable societal risk, is deafening”.

A organization of over one hundred retired bureaucrats on Tuesday advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to name for an give up to “politics of hate”. They stated his “silence, withinside the face of this sizable societal risk, is deafening”.


In an open letter to Mr. Modi, 108 signatories beneathneath the Constitutional Conduct Group highlighted the latest spate of communal anxiety and moves via way of means of the BJP-dominated States in opposition to Muslims and different minorities. The letter said that violence in opposition to minorities, in particular Muslims, withinside the previous couple of months and years in lots of BJP-dominated States had turn out to be greater frightening.


“What is alarming now could be the subordination of the essential ideas of our Constitution and of the guideline of thumb of regulation to the forces of majoritarianism, wherein the State seems to be completely complicit. The hate and malevolence directed in opposition to Muslims appears to have embedded itself deep withinside the recesses of the structures, establishments and procedures of governance withinside the States wherein the BJP is in power,” the letter noted.


‘Unprecedented’

The ex-bureaucrats stated the risk going through India nowadays changed into unheard of and now no longer most effective changed into constitutional morality and behavior at danger but “the particular syncretic social fabric” changed into probably to be torn apart.


“We attraction for your conscience, taking coronary heart out of your promise of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas. It is our fond wish that during this yr of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, growing above partisan considerations, you may name for an give up to the politics of hate that governments beneathneath your party’s manipulate are so assiduously practising. The concept of India that our founding fathers had predicted and fought for desires a weather of fraternity and communal concord to thrive. Hate will engender hate, rendering the surroundings too noxious for the concept to survive,” they wrote.


Among the signatories have been senior retired IAS, IFS and IPS officers, which include former Foreign Secretaries Shivshankar Menon and Sujatha Singh and previous Home Secretary G.K. Pillai.

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