62 celebs including Madhur Bhandarkar, Prasoon Joshi write to PM against ‘selective outrage’ on mob lynching

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Sixty-two personalities, including CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi and classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, have written an open letter against the “selective outrage and false narratives” of celebrities who had earlier penned an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over lynching incidents in the country.

49 celebrities including Shubha Mudgal, Konkona Sensharma and filmmakers Shyam Benegal, Anurag Kashyap, and Mani Ratnam, among others, had written the letter to Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday, demanding that “exemplary punishment” should be meted out “swiftly and surely” in lynching cases. The new counter letter is titled ‘Against Selective Outrage & False Narratives’ read, “An open letter which has been published on July 23 2019, and addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has astonished us. Forty nine self-styled ‘guardians’ and ‘conscience keepers’ of the nation and of democratic values have once again expressed selective concern and demonstrated a clear political bias and motive.”

The signatories of the new letter included names of Grammy Award winner instrumentalist Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, filmmakers Madhur Bhandarkar, Vivek Agnihotri and Ashok Pandit, actor Pallavi Joshi, and folk artist Malini Awasthi among others. They called the previous was “an attempt to “foist a FALSE NARRATIVE with the intention of denigrating the democratic ethos and norms of our collective functioning as a nation and people.”

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Concluding the letter the 62 celebs said, “We are confident that India shall continue her march of all round development, of progress and of social equity and not pay heed to those who try to destabilise her polity and society through trying to generate a false sense of siege and victimhood.”

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