An Open Letter To PM Modi From IIM Students & Staffs Saying, Your Silence Emboldens Hate-Filled Voices

New Delhi: The students and staffs from Indian Institute of Management in a open letter appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise his voice against hate speech and caste-based violence in the country.

The signatories said that the PM’s silence on these issues was emboldening the hate-filled voices.

The letter comes in light of the recent Haridwar Dharam sansad event where some Hindu religious leaders urged people to take up arms against Muslims and called for genocide.

“Hate speeches and calls for violence against communities based on religion/caste identities is unacceptable,” the letter said.

The signatories said that even though the Indian Constitution provided the right to practice one’s religion in dignity, there was a sense of fear in the country.

They wrote in the letter that “there is a sense of fear in our country now – places of worship, including churches in recent days, are being vandalised, and there have been calls to take arms against our Muslim brothers and sisters. All of this is carried out with impunity and without any fear of due process.”

The letter was signed by 183 signatories, which included 13 faculty staffs of IIM-Ahemdabad and IIM-Bengaluru.


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