“Clarify Your Stand In Specifc Terms On Intolerance Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan” – VHP’s Open Letter TO RBI Chief



Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office Building 18th Floor,
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001.

2 November 2015.
Dear Raghuramji,
Sadar Pranam,

We have read your full speech at the IIT Delhi convocation recently, which is published at:

We presume that your speech has been reproduced correctly.
You might have read the English media commenting that, in addition to the students and others at the convocation, you are also addressing the present National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. And the message that has been received by this media is that you think that an atmosphere of intolerance has become pervasive since 16 May 2014, when the election results for the Lok Sabha gave the NDA more than 300 seats in that chamber of parliament.

We know that nowhere in your speech you have referred to any political party or an alliance or any non-political organisation or any specific persons. However, the message, as set out above, is what has been received by those who call themselves as liberals. We realise that you cannot be held responsible for any misinterpretation of your speech, if the liberals did not check with you personally about what you really meant.

We would also like to mention that there are some in the Right Wing who say that your comments actually apply to the situation that existed before 16 May.
You would have also read the comments of Shri Naryan Murthy, ex of Infosys, that he is convinced that the religious minorities and the Dalits in India feel very unsafe after 16 May. We recognise that these comments were not made based on your convocation address, but based on whatever information he has.

As far as VHP is concerned, we agree with the statements of the present government that much of the supposed social disharmony is exactly that – supposed. And that most of the English media and the liberals have taken it upon themselves to manufacture a problem where none exists. Hence, what you actually meant in your speech becomes very important. Only when there is clarity on issues will it be possible to have an informed discussion on the theme of your convocation address.

We think that it would be appropriate if you could come out with a specific statement about whether you think that there is an atmosphere of intolerance in India at the present moment of time. Additionally, we think it appropriate if the situation has come to pass primarily since 16 May. We fully accept that any intolerance that is not controlled, the economic and social growth of our country is seriously at risk. Hence our request to you.

If you wish, you may contact the undersigned at the email address above.
Looking forward to hear from you soonest.
Please acknowledge receipt of this message.

Yours sincerely,
(Ashok Chowgule)

Working President (External)  VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD
36 Piroza Mansion, Opp Grant Road Station (E), Mumbai 400 007.

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