Open letter to the President of India regarding continuation of Shri M.J. Akbar in the Union Council of Ministers: 17 October 2018

17 October 2018 To The Honourable President of India, New Delhi (copy to: The Honourable Prime Minister of India, New Delhi)   Honourable Rashtrapatiji, We are a group of former civil servants of the All India and Central Services, who have worked for decades with the Central and State Governments in the course of our …

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Anti-blasphemy laws in Punjab: Letters to CM, Punjab and President, Indian National Congress: 3 September 2018

To, Capt. Amarinder Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Punjab. Chandigarh                                                                                                      3rd Sept. 2018   (Copy also sent to Shri Rahul Gandhi, President, Indian National Congress)   Dear Mr. Chief Minister,   Sub: Open letter in protest against reported plans to make sacrilege a major offence   It is with much anguish that we – …

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Public Statement on a Union Minister’s actions: 9 July 2018

PUBLIC STATEMENT Our group of retired civil servants has, over the past year, drawn the attention of the powers that be, particularly the Government of India, to the promotion of an environment that encourages violence, in both word and deed. Apart from reckless utterances at election times aimed at fostering a feeling of hate and …

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Letter to the Prime Minister – 15 April 2018

Shri Narendra Modi Honourable Prime Minister of India 15 April 2018  Honourable Prime Minister, We are a group of retired civil servants who came together last year to express our concern at the decline in the secular, democratic, and liberal values enshrined in our constitution. We did so to join other voices of protest against …

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Open Letter regarding violence and discrimination against minorities in India – 28 January 2018

We, retired civil servants belonging to different Services and batches, wish to register our deep concern at the continuing incidents of mindless violence in the country, especially those targeting the minorities, and the lackadaisical response of the law enforcement machinery to these attacks. The killing of Mohammed Afrazul, a migrant worker from West Bengal in …

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Judge Loya’s death – Letter to Supreme Court/Bombay High Court – 2 December 2017

The Honourable Chief Justice of India The Honourable Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Honourable Chief Justices, Please find attached a report about the request made by Admiral (Retd.) L.Ramdas to yourselves that a high level judicial enquiry be initiated into the controversial circumstances of the death of Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya. Justice (Retd.) …

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An open letter – 10 June 2017

We are a group of retired officers of All India and Central Services of different batches, who have worked with the Central and State Governments in the course of our careers. We should make it clear that as a group, we have no affiliation with any political party but believe in the credo of impartiality, …

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