South Asia Amnesty International urges PM: “Ensure human right activists do not face crackdown”
South Asia Amnesty International (SAAI) shut down its India operations in September soon after the enforcement directorate froze its account. Its SAAI regional director Yamini Mishra’s views and appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi doing rounds in Whatsaap is not only appalling but also speak more than what she means.
“Dear Prime Minister Mr Modi, I’m calling upon you with a sense of deep distress. And I’m distressed because India was known for its values of pluralism and tradition of tolerance. However, the India that we see today looks like a very different country.
“In our country now, an 83-year-old father Stan Swamy can put behind bars only because he is being critical of the government…. Dear PM, please ensure that those who do human rights work do not face a crackdown.”…