101 former civil servants of India have written an open letter to the Chief Ministers of all the states in India and the Lieutenants Governors of all the Union Territories on the harassment of Muslims in the name of coronavirus carrier. All the former civil servants united under the banner of the constitutional group and wrote a letter on Thursday 23 April 2020. They also send a copy of their letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In the letter, they’ve mentioned that they have come together as a constitutional group in June 2017. From then they are organising conclaves and writing open letters on national concerns. They mentioned the case of Tablighi Jamaat members and said that after this case, the negative impression of Muslims has come on a large scale in different parts of the country.
The constitutional group also mentioned about some political parties and a large section of digital and print media to give communal colour to the coronavirus intentionally. They mentioned that the COVID-19 cases are emerging since January. But the Jamaat members are getting criticized for ignoring the principles of Social Distancing. Although such gatherings are rarely the only event of both political and religious matter. Media made this incident big and gave it a communal colour.
They believe that the media is portraying Muslim negative and the cause of the coronavirus spread which is not right. The media and political parties are making it even worse day by day.
The letter aims state governments should look into the matter and should take action to stop this communalism on Muslims. Also, see to it that their daily needs are fulfilled during the lockdown.
They also mentioned some incidents like the spread of fake videos vilifying Muslims, the attacks on Gujjar milk sellers in Hoshiarpur, and the case of the pregnant Muslim woman who was turned away from a hospital and who eventually lost her baby.
And at the last, the letter gives it final calls to ensure the safety of Muslims across the nation. The social boycott should not happen with them. They should not face any boycott from other communities.
The civil servants are the protector and also a servant of the public. It is an honor to be a civil servant. In the civil services exam, the opinion is asked in many situations. The aspirant cannot get flow with the emotions by siding a particular community, caste, religion etc. The civil servant should have the quality of neutrality in them. To judge any situation one must have a neutral opinion first. The civil servants run the society; it’s their responsibility to keep a check that nobody should go against the government guidelines and laws.
101 civil servants united for this letter and mentioned only about the harassment of the Muslims keeping aside the real problem i.e. coronavirus. A question arises here that, Where were these 101 former civil servants when the Corona Warriors were facing attacks?
The former civil servants have asked to take care of the Muslim community. They requested the government to keep a check on their needs. So the answer is that the government is working hard with our corona warriors to save the lives of thousands of people keeping aside caste and religion. But what the Muslims are doing to them is visible to the world.
It might be possible some videos are fake, but the attack on Corona Warriors is unacceptable behavior. But still, the Corona Warriors are ready to treat them after tolerating this kind of misbehavior.
The Tablighi Jamaat members are harassing nurses. They are roaming nude in the quarantine centers. Demanding unnecessary food. Spitting on the roads and also inside the quarantine centers. Then also the government and the Corona Warriors are ready to save their lives.
On what basis the 101 civil servants are defending the shameful behavior of the Muslims. They don’t understand the seriousness of the crisis. They are intentionally violating the guidelines of the government. Above all, they are troubling the whole nation because of their irresponsible and selfish attitude.
They are taking coronavirus as an opportunity to show their grudges over the government. The Media and the other ruling political parties are only supporting what is legit. They are having the proof of visuals that how badly the Muslims are behaving with our Corona Warriors.
101 former civil servants call themselves a constitutional group who talks about the national concern. What kind of national concern is the harassment of Muslims? Instead of this, the real national concern is the attacks on our Corona Warriors, mob lynching etc. Amid this deadly coronavirus spread, this so-called constitutional group is only worried about the Muslims and their needs. The whole nation and world are suffering through this pandemic.
The people like this constitutional group encourage the fire of caste, religion and communalism in the society. They should be worried about the whole nation but no they are only worried about the needs of Muslims.
This letter is a next level example of the spread of the communalism across the nation. The Corona Warriors are saving the lives of everybody without even thinking that the patients are Muslim or of any other religion. The only religion for them is Humanity. It’s high time that the people should look beyond the communalism and read the facts which are occurring in real life.
Here is the list of all 101 former civil servants signatories
|1.||Anita Agnihotri||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Department of Social Justice Empowerment, GoI|
|2.||Salahuddin Ahmad||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Rajasthan|
|3.||Shafi Alam||IPS (Retd.)||Former Director General, National Crime Records Bureau, GoI|
|4.||S.P. Ambrose||IAS (Retd.)||Former Additional Secretary, Ministry of Shipping & Transport, GoI|
|5.||Anand Arni||R&AW (Retd.)||Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, GoI|
|6.||Mohinderpal Aulakh||IPS (Retd.)||Former Director General of Police (Jails), Govt. of Punjab|
|7.||G. Balachandhran||IAS (Retd.)||Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal|
|8.||Vappala Balachandran||IPS (Retd.)||Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, GoI|
|9.||Gopalan Balagopal||IAS (Retd.)||Former Special Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal|
|10.||Chandrashekhar Balakrishnan||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Coal, GoI|
|11.||Sharad Behar||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh|
|12.||Aurobindo Behera||IAS (Retd.)||Former Member, Board of Revenue, Govt. of Odisha|
|13.||Madhu Bhaduri||IFS (Retd.)||Former Ambassador to Portugal|
|14.||Meeran C Borwankar||IPS (Retd.)||Former DGP, Bureau of Police Research and Development, GoI|
|15.||Sundar Burra||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra|
|16.||K.M. Chandrasekhar||IAS (Retd.)||Former Cabinet Secretary, GoI|
|17.||Rachel Chatterjee||IAS (Retd.)||Former Special Chief Secretary, Agriculture, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh|
|18.||Tishyarakshit Chatterjee||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Environment & Forests, GoI|
|19.||Kalyani Chaudhuri||IAS (Retd.)||Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal|
|20.||Anna Dani||IAS (Retd.)||Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra|
|21.||Surjit K. Das||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Uttarakhand|
|22.||Vibha Puri Das||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, GoI|
|23.||P.R. Dasgupta||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chairman, Food Corporation of India, GoI|
|24.||Nareshwar Dayal||IFS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs and former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom|
|25.||Pradeep K. Deb||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Deptt. Of Sports, GoI|
|26.||Nitin Desai||IES (Retd.)||Former Secretary and Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, GoI|
|27.||Keshav Desiraju||IAS (Retd.)||Former Health Secretary, GoI|
|28.||M.G. Devasahayam||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Govt. of Haryana|
|29.||Sushil Dubey||IFS (Retd.)||Former Ambassador to Sweden|
|30.||A.S. Dulat||IPS (Retd.)||Former OSD on Kashmir, Prime Minister’s Office, GoI|
|31.||K.P. Fabian||IFS (Retd.)||Former Ambassador to Italy|
|32.||Arif Ghauri||IRS (Retd.)||Former Governance Adviser, DFID, Govt. of the United Kingdom (on deputation)|
|33.||Gourisankar Ghosh||IAS (Retd.)||Former Mission Director, National Drinking Water Mission, GoI|
|34.||Suresh K. Goel||IFS (Retd.)||Former Director General, Indian Council of Cultural Relations, GoI|
|35.||S. Gopal||IPS (Retd.)||Former Special Secretary, GoI|
|36.||Meena Gupta||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, GoI|
|37.||Ravi Vira Gupta||IAS (Retd.)||Former Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India|
|38.||Wajahat Habibullah||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, GoI and Chief Information Commissioner|
|39.||Deepa Hari||IRS (Resigned)|
|40.||Sajjad Hassan||IAS (Retd.)||Former Commissioner (Planning), Govt. of Manipur|
|41.||Siraj Hussain||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Department of Agriculture, GoI|
|42.||Kamal Jaswal||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Department of Information Technology, GoI|
|43.||Najeeb Jung||IAS (Retd.)||Former Lieutenant Governor, Delhi|
|44.||Rahul Khullar||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India|
|45.||K. John Koshy||IAS (Retd.)||Former State Chief Information Commissioner, West Bengal|
|46.||Ajai Kumar||Indian Forest Service (Retd.)||Former Director, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI|
|47.||Brijesh Kumar||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Department of Information Technology, GoI|
|48.||P.K. Lahiri||IAS (Retd.)||Former Executive Director, Asian Development Bank|
|49.||Aloke B. Lal||IPS (Retd.)||Former Director General (Prosecution), Govt. of Uttarakhand|
|50.||Subodh Lal||IPoS (Resigned)||Former Deputy Director General, Ministry of Communications, GoI|
|51.||Harsh Mander||IAS (Retd.)||Govt. of Madhya Pradesh|
|52.||Amitabh Mathur||IPS (Retd.)||Former Director, Aviation Research Centre and Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, GoI|
|53.||Aditi Mehta||IAS (Retd.)||Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Rajasthan|
|54.||Dalip Mehta||IFS (Retd.)||Former Secretary to GoI & Dean, Foreign Service Institute|
|55.||Shivshankar Menon||IFS (Retd.)||Former Foreign Secretary and Former National Security Adviser|
|56.||Sonalini Mirchandani||IFS (Resigned)||GoI|
|57.||Sunil Mitra||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Ministry of Finance, GoI|
|58.||Jugal Mohapatra||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Department of Rural Development, GoI|
|59.||Deb Mukharji||IFS (Retd.)||Former High Commissioner to Bangladesh and former Ambassador to Nepal|
|60.||Shiv Shankar Mukherjee||IFS (Retd.)||Former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom|
|61.||P.G.J. Nampoothiri||IPS (Retd.)||Former Director General of Police, Govt. of Gujarat|
|62.||P.A. Nazareth||IFS (Retd.)||GoI|
|63.||Amitabha Pande||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Inter-State Council, GoI|
|64.||Niranjan Pant||IA&AS (Retd.)||Former Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General, GoI|
|65.||Alok Perti||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Ministry of Coal, GoI|
|66.||R.M. Premkumar||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra|
|67.||S.Y. Quraishi||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chief Election Commissioner|
|68.||N.K. Raghupathy||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chairman, Staff Selection Commission, GoI
|69.||V.P. Raja||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chairman, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission|
|70.||K. Sujatha Rao||IAS (Retd.)||Former Health Secretary, GoI|
|71.||M.Y. Rao||IAS (Retd.)|
|72.||Satwant Reddy||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Chemicals and Petrochemicals, GoI|
|73.||Vijaya Latha Reddy||IFS (Retd.)||Former Deputy National Security Adviser, GoI|
|74.||Julio Ribeiro||IPS (Retd.)||Former Adviser to Governor of Punjab & former Ambassador to Romania|
|75.||Aruna Roy||IAS (Resigned)|
|76.||Manabendra N. Roy||IAS (Retd.)||Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal|
|77.||Deepak Sanan||IAS (Retd.)||Former Principal Adviser (AR) to Chief Minister, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh|
|78.||G. Sankaran||IC&CES (Retd.)||Former President, Customs, Excise and Gold (Control) Appellate Tribunal|
|79.||Shyam Saran||IFS (Retd.)||Former Foreign Secretary and Former Chairman, National Security Advisory Board|
|80.||S. Satyabhama||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chairperson, National Seeds Corporation, GoI|
|81.||N.C. Saxena||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Planning Commission, GoI|
|82.||A. Selvaraj||IRS (Retd.)||Former Chief Commissioner, Income Tax, Chennai, GoI|
|83.||Ardhendu Sen||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal|
|84.||Abhijit Sengupta||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Ministry of Culture, GoI|
|85.||Aftab Seth||IFS (Retd.)||Former Ambassador to Japan|
|86.||Ajay Shankar||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Deptt. of Industrial Policy & Promotion|
|87.||Ashok Kumar Sharma||IFS (Retd.)||Former Ambassador to Finland and Estonia|
|88.||Navrekha Sharma||IFS (Retd.)||Former Ambassador to Indonesia|
|89.||Raju Sharma||IAS (Retd.)||Former Member, Board of Revenue, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh|
|90.||Har Mander Singh||IAS (Retd.)||Former Director General, ESI Corporation, GoI|
|91.||Tirlochan Singh||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, National Commission for Minorities, GoI|
|92.||Jawhar Sircar||IAS (Retd.)
|Former Secretary, Ministry of Culture, GoI, & former CEO, Prasar Bharati|
|93.||Narendra Sisodia||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Ministry of Finance, GoI
|94.||Sanjivi Sundar||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary, Ministry of Surface Transport, GoI|
|95.||Parveen Talha||IRS (Retd.)||Former Member, Union Public Service Commission|
|96.||Thanksy Thekkekera||IAS (Retd.)||Former Additional Chief Secretary, Minorities Development, Govt. of Maharashtra|
|97.||P.S.S. Thomas||IAS (Retd.)||Former Secretary General, National Human Rights Commission|
|98.||Geetha Thoopal||IRAS (Retd.)||Former General Manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata|
|99.||Hindal Tyabji||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chief Secretary rank, Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir|
|100.||Ashok Vajpeyi||IAS (Retd.)||Former Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi|
|IAS (Retd.)||Former Director-General, YASHADA, Govt. of Maharashtra|
The above writing is merely an opinion. Since the constitution of India give each and everybody a right to speech and right to express their opinion in an open way. This is not against any particular religion.