In a letter to Manipur journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem (who was an anchor with a local channel in Imphal) detained under the National Security Act (NSA), President of Indian National Congress Rahul Gandhi has attacked the BJP government for their “fascist forces” and attempting to “destroy the idea of India”.
- Here are some bullet points of the letter –
- This is another attempt to use the state machinery to silence dissent. Over the past few months, we have witnessed the BJP government’s design to trample on constitutional rights of the people of Manipur.
- It is unfortunate that regressive forces continue to unleash violence with impunity, while those who seek accountability from the state are being jailed. Fascist forces have not only attempted to ‘destroy the idea of India’ but attack anyone who challenges their distorted narrative.
“I want to thank Rahul Gandhi that he wrote this letter and stood up against this injustice. It was unexpected. It’s not about a political party but he took a stand on humanitarian ground,” Wangkhem’s wife Elangbam Ranjita expressed her gratitude.
Wangkhem was sentenced to one-year detention under the NSA in December, after that he was taken into custody on November 27 for allegedly targeting the BJP government.