New Delhi, 27/12: Congress has slammed the Centre following attacks on churches in BJP-ruled states and questioned the silence of the Prime Minister.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday said, “Haridwar hate speeches, attacks on churches, murders in the name of religion, are all advanced symptoms of a society and polity in free fall. Hindutvawadis are unleashing barbarism. India is becoming an example of how quickly a democracy can collapse when institutions fail.”
Referring to hate speeches in Haridwar, former home minister P Chidambaram too questioned the silence of the Prime Minister. “On a day when the PM exhorted people to recall the teachings of Jesus Christ, miscreants disrupted a Christmas programme in a private school in Haryana, Who are these miscreants? Reports say they shouted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.