Ex- babus write to PM: Say it’s the ‘ darkest hour’
New Delhi, April 16: This is post- independent India’s “darkest hour”, a group of retired civil servants has said in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the backdrop of the Unnao and Kathua rape cases while holding him responsible for the “terrifying state of affairs”.
Instead of owning up and making reparations, the Prime Minister chose to remain quiet, breaking his silence only when public outrage both in India and internationally reached a point when he could no longer ignore it, the group of 49 former bureaucrats said.
On Friday, Mr Modi called the incidents of rapes of minors in Unnao and Kathua a “shame” for the country and asserted that the guilty would not be spared and daughters would get justice.
“In post- independent India, this is our darkest hour and we find the response of our government, the leaders of our political parties inadequate and feeble,” the letter said.