Ex- babus write to PM: Say it’s the ‘ dark­est hour’

The Asian Age - - Nation -

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.

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