Kangana Ranaut, Prasoon Joshi, Madhur Bhandarkar, Vivek Agnihotri and 57 others write counter letter to PM Modi

After 49 personalities wrote to PM Modi over rising hate crimes, mob lynchings and dissent, 62  personalities who include actor Kangana Ranaut and CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi penned an open letter against the “selective outrage and false narratives”.

The letter titled ‘Against Selective Outrage & False Narratives,’ terms those who wrote about mob-killings as “self-styled guardians and conscience keepers” and charges them of political bias.

The open letter expresses “astonishment” over the letter sent by 49 eminent citizens, including filmmakers and historians, to Modi on July 23, calling its signatories “self-styled guardians conscience-keepers of the nation”.

It further alleges that the letter was “aimed at tarnishing India’s international standing”.

“The signatories to the ‘open letter’ have, in the past, kept silent when tribals and the marginalised have become victims of Naxal terror, they have kept silent when separatists have issued dictates (sic) to burn schools in Kashmir, they have kept silent when the demand for dismembering India, for making pieces of her – Tukde Tukde – were made…” it said.

Source : Various

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