The First Year of Modi 2.0 Was "Disappointing and Disastrous": Welfare Party
NEW DELHI, JUNE 2—Welfare Party of India’s (WPI) president Dr. SQR Ilyas has called the first year of Modi 2.0, a catastrophic misrule filled with tyranny and anarchy.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first term, “undermined the judiciary, the Reserve Bank of India, the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Central Vigilance Commission and the central universities”.
He said that “in the first year of his second term, he has blatantly played the communal agenda of anti-Muslim sentiment, like a dictator with great impunity and scant regard to the Constitution”.
“The list of laws passed during this 2.0 were unfortunate and demonstrated highhandedness of a totalitarian government. The triple talaq bill was passed in the parliament paving the way towards criminalisation of Muslim husbands and a civil law given criminal provisions targeting Muslims with vengeance. Next the government scrapped the Article 370, bifurcated and reduced the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories and arrested the democratically elected leaders, shut down the internet and phones in the valley and undermined the rights of the people”, said Dr. Ilyas.
WPI president pointed out that the Citizenship Amendment Act introduced by the Modi government used religion as a factor to discriminate citizenship and to polarise the society which resulted in mass protest across the country. “A communal pogrom was orchestrated in northeast Delhi allegedly by BJP goons in which 53 people were killed, mostly Muslims, and property worth hundreds of crores of rupees were gutted. Unfortunately, several activists, mostly Muslims, at the forefront of anti-CAA protest were arrested under the draconian UAPA and falsely accused of causing the riots, despite the fact that the riots were overwhelmingly targeted at Muslims”, said Dr. Ilyas.