New Delhi: Concerned over the sedition case against actress-turned-politician Ramya as also the actions of cow vigilante groups, Congress on Friday squarely blamed the Modi government for an “intolerance wave” in the country.
“Modiji in two years has redefined India’s identity as ‘Intolerant India’. This intolerance wave is redefining India in the worst possible manner and diminishing India,” party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters here.
Claiming that since 2014 when the Modi government took office, there have been weekly filing of sedition cases, he said that one of the “biggest casualties” because of the government is the freedom of thought, freedom of speech and expression.
“Why is it that you are having attacks on ancient churches in Mangalore, rape of a nun in West Bengal, this whole campaign across the country in the name of the cow”, he said in a veiled attack on BJP and the Sangh Parivar.
Noting that the essence of democracy can be found in the quote, “I disagree with you entirely, but will defend till death your right to disagree with me”, he lamented that this is something that is beyond the comprehension of those in power now.
A case of sedition has been filed against actress for her remarks that Pakistan is not hell. She is standing by her remarks and has ruled out an apology