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Over 100 Indian military veterans lambaste Modi for attacks on Muslims, Dalits

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  1. shahbaz baig

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    Over 100 Indian military veterans lambaste Modi for attacks on Muslims, Dalits
    By News Desk
    Published: July 31, 2017

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    PHOTO COURTESY: The Hindu

    More than 100 military veterans in India have penned a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemning the targeting of Muslims and Dalits, the lowest caste in Hindu tradition, in the country, Arab News reported.

    The letter comes a month after protesters took to the streets in cities across India to protest a surge in mob violence against minorities.

    “We have spent our careers working for the security of our country. Collectively, our group holds no affiliation with any single political party, our only common commitment being to the Constitution of India,” said the letter which was signed by 114 veterans.

    The plight of minorities in India

    “We can no longer look away… Our diversity is our greatest strength. Dissent is not treason; in fact, it is the essence of democracy.”

    The veterans said they stand with the “Not in My Name” campaign, sparked by the recent killing of a 16-year-old Muslim boy near Delhi, apparently over his consumption of beef.

    “We stand with the ‘Not in My Name’ campaign that mobilized thousands of citizens across the country to protest against the current climate of fear, intimidation, hate and suspicion… 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,” the letter read.

    India’s age of extremism

    “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,” it adds.

    Earlier this month, Modi condemned the killings, saying: “Killing people in the name of Gau Bhakti (cow devotion) is not acceptable.
     
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    soon those veterans will be said to leave the country..
     
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    notice the deafening silence from the Indians. soon they will be hear screaming these people are untouchable traitors
     
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    The veterans are spies belonging to the ISI.

    It is fake news according to the Modi worshippers.
     
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    Our diversity is NOT our strength.

    Unity is strength.
     
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    " The Hindu " is my favorite and far away from yellow journalism .
     
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    Enemies of our civilization will not be spared. Hopefully. :)
     
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    To be fair it is far better than the Times of India and the other tabloids, I would say it is the best of the Indian newspapers.
     
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    Perception ....
     
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    "Enemies of our civilization"
    You mean suburbans and urban population? lol
     
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    These 100 vets would be on the firing range in some country.

    India is so democratic and freedom of speach is encouraged :smitten::smitten:

    Jai Hind :smitten::smitten::smitten:
     
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    the whole saying is 'Unity in Diversity'.
     
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    Indian civilization to Modi is about the oppressing Dalits and intolerant to Muslims. A sick, perverted view.