Ram Chandra Guha criticizes Modi Government

Ram Chandra Guha criticizes Modi Government

Guha a noted historian while delivering a lecture at a Mumbai University said “This government is arguably the most anti-intellectual administration we ever had”

“All three (rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, CPI leader Govind Pansare and writer and scholar MM Kalburgi) were killed by rightwing Hindu groups for expressing their views,” he further added.

“Both the Congress and BJP could have prevented these murders as these killings happened when either the Congress or the BJP was in power in the state or the Centre,” Ram Chandra added.

“Former PM Rajiv Gandhi banning Slaman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses in the late 1980s has been the root cause of the ‘ban culture’ in the country” blamed Ram Chandra.