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Raghuram Rajan backs silent protest from Deepika Padukone, unbiased duty of EC Lavasa News – India

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NEW DELHI: Former rBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has endorsed Deepika Padukone and said the actress’ silent protest against UNJ violence as well as Electoral Commissioner Ashok Lavasa doing his duty impartially despite harassment of her family , showed that for some people, truth, liberty, and justice are not just lofty words, but ideals worth sacrificing for.

In a blog about Linkedin, Rajan said that the news of a gang of masked assailants breaking into one of India’s most important universities, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and then going on a rampage for hours, attacking students and professors, completely unchanged by the police, it is “worrying.”

Without naming Padukone, who has won bouquets and bricks for her silent protest at meeting the victims of the JNU attack, she said that despite putting the assist to her latest film, ‘Chhapaak’ at risk, the actress “inspires us all to take stock of what she really is It’s in the stake.

Rajan, who was denied a second term as governor of the RBI by the RBI government, said he is rising to see “young people of various religions march ingeach together, Hindus and Muslims arm behind our national flag, rejecting divisions artificial stoked by political leaders for their own benefit.

“They show that the spirit of our Constitution continues to burn intensely,” he said.

Unnamed Lavasa – the only member of the Electoral Commission who refused to cleans Prime Minister Narendra Modi and interior minister Amit Shah on the issue of violations of the electoral process – said: “When an Electoral Commissioner carries out his functions impartially despite the harassment it causes to his family, he says integrity has not been completely cowered.”

Shortly after the BJP won a second term, investigations were launched against five members of Lavasa’s family.

Rajan praised the bureaucrats who resigned and some media outlets work tirelessly to get the truth out.

“When administrative service officers give up their dream jobs because they do not believe they can serve in good faith, they are living testimony that the sacrifices made by the generations that gave us freedom still inspire emulation,” he wrote .

“When some members of the media work tirelessly to bring out the truth even when their colleagues succumb to government pressure, they demonstrate what it means to be an obedient citizen of the Republic.”

And when a Bollywood actress “records her silent protest by meeting with the victims of the JNU attack, even though it puts her latest film at risk, it inspires us all to take stock of what is really at stake,” she said.

Rajan said one has to be truly cynical so as not to be moved by these actions.

“These people show through their actions that they think that truth, liberty, and justice are not mere lofty words, but ideals worth sacrificing for. They are the ones fighting for India today for whom Mahatma Gandhi gave his life. It is they who never marched to gain freedom, but today march to preserve it, who give us the hope that Rabindranath Tagore’s dream…” In that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awaken”… will remain a reality,” he wrote.

The former governor of the rBI said that the creators of the Indian constitution had come across the horrors of a fratricidal partition and tried to create a more united future by drafting “a document that tries to get the best out of us in a spirit of prop common teddy and pride.”

“What better resolution for the new decade than to rededicate ourselves to ensuring that this spirit burns strongly in each of us?” he said. “In these difficult times, let us work together to make India that shining example of tolerance and respect that our founders imagined, a beacon once again for a weary world. Let that be our task for the new decade.”

Rajan said that while the identities of the UNV attackers remain unclear, many of those attacked were activists, and neither the government-designated administration nor the police intervened.

“When even elite universities become literal battlefields, accusations that the government is trying to suppress dissent – albeit out of apathy rather than design – gain substantial credibility,” he said, adding that it was easy blame the leadership but in a democracy the public is also responsible.

“After all, it was the citizenry that put our leaders in office and accepted their divisive manifesto, which they have taken as their marching orders,” he said adding democracy is not only a right, but also a responsibility – a burden to be the guardians of the Republic, not only on Election Day, but every day.

Times of India

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