Mob lynching, intolerance over ‘Jai Shree Ram’ affects bollywood, together write an open letter to PM Modi.

Mob lynching, intolerance over Jai Shree Ram affects bollywood, together write a letter to Modi.

Expressing their grief and anger over the growing intolerance vibe, mob lynching happening across the nation. 49 filmmakers and artists have ensembly written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Few of them include well known actors, directors like Anurag Kashyap, Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, Gopalkrishnan and actors Aparna Sen, Konkana Sen and Ridhhi Sen.

The actors in the open letter state facts and figures of Mob lynching, they said, “If life imprisonment without parole can be the sentences in case of murder, why not for lynchings, which are more heinous? No citzen should live in fear in his/her country.”

The letter includes the issue of dissent, it stated, if people don’t agree with the views of Government they should not be branded ‘Anti-national and Naxal.

Talking about facts the letter stated, the number of lynching cases in India. More than 840 harrasment against Dalit haven’t been taken place since 2016. There was definite decline on the prosecution even though the number of cases were high. They also expressed their grief over how ‘Jai Shree Ram’ becoming a path way to war.

Last month, a man from Jharkand was thrashed by a mob on suspicion of threat. The victim was forced to chant Jai Shree Ram. He was seen pleading the mob in video.