echo ''; Clamorworld » In everyday life every one of us comes across various experiences, incidents which we either don’t share with anyone or share with family members and friends. Print media, electronic media and various medium shows the news, but its ends up showing one sided of the story. We never come to know the other side of story. With so much happening every day, every second across our neighborhood, society, and world it’s difficult for the news media to cover all the news. Many times we have felt wish we could share our voice, opinion, thoughts with the world. Many a times we have felt the frustration, anger and helplessness for not being able to do anything about an incident. Have you ever felt, for a good cause, you need support, but don’t know how to garner the support and attention. So, now you have an option “www.Clamorworld.com“. This is a platform to share everything you want to. A website 100% runs by the people for the people. The world is waiting to listen to your voice, the voice which has kept you suppressed so far. If you do not want to share the incident, event personally, please send it to us at contact@clamorworld.com, and we will share it on your behalf and assure to keep your name confidential. Let’s make this world a peaceful and a happy place to live. » Raise intolerance with Modi, writers including Rushdie urge Cameron

Raise intolerance with Modi, writers including Rushdie urge Cameron

 

 

Two hundred writers – including Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan and Hari Kunzru – have urged British Prime Minister David Cameron to raise issues of freedom of expression and intolerance with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, who began his three-day visit on Thursday.
An open letter by the writers to Cameron was prominently published on the front page of The Guardian, which also carried similar letters from a large number of Indian-origin and other academics in British universities such as Cambridge, SOAS, Sussex, London School of Economics and Edinburgh.
In the open letter coordinated by Pen International, an association of writers across the world, they said: “As writers and writers’ organisations committed to protecting and defending freedom of expression around the world, we, the undersigned, are extremely concerned about the rising climate of fear, growing intolerance and violence towards critical voices who challenge orthodoxy or fundamentalism in India.”

They added, “In line with the United Kingdom’s stated commitment to promoting human rights, we ask that you raise the above issues with Prime Minister Modi and urge him to provide better protection for writers, artists and other critical voices and ensure that freedom of speech is safeguarded. Without these protections a democratic, peaceful society is not possible.”
According to the writers, protests in India had “grown beyond the community of Indian writers of all languages”. They also mentioned protests by scientists, artists, filmmakers, academics, scholars and actors.
Over the past few weeks, dozens of writers and artists have returned government awards while scientists and scholars have criticised the government for its silence on growing intolerance and assaults on the freedom of expression.

The letter detailed several recent incidents in India, including the murder of rationalists MM Kalburgi, Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar.
The letters by academics said they were “deeply concerned” about Modi’s visit and called for alleged rights abuses on his watch to be questioned in the public domain. They academics also said Modi should be held accountable for alleged violations of freedom of speech and religion in India.

Leave a reply