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Dalits, journalists and bureaucrats beaten up in Modi’s Government – Rahul Gandhi

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Published: 05:55 GMT, Jun 13, 2017 |
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Vice President Rahul Gandhi accused the Narendra Modi government of muzzling the media saying journalists are not allowed to write what they want to express.

He made these remarks while addressing an event to launch the commemorative edition of National Herald, in Bengaluru on Monday (June 12).

He said, thousands of journalists in the country were not being allowed to write what they want.

He said, the power of truth is being completely replaced by the truth of power. Anybody who attempts to stand for the truth is being pushed aside, he said. Mr Gandhi said, Dalits were being beaten up, minorities were frightened, while journalists and bureaucrats are being threatened.

Quoting a Soviet poet, he said, when truth is being silenced, then the truth becomes a lie. This is what the government is trying to do. It is forcing everything into silence, he alleged.

Mr Gandhi said, the National Herald had a strong spirit that it will not be silenced. He exalted journalists to speak the truth, and not silent or scared.

The Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, K. Siddaramaiah and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.