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Government is curbing civilian rights, claims former IAS officer

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Mysuru: Former IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan said ” Government is curbing the rights of civilians, though they hsve every right to enjoy the privileges bestowed upon them in the law”.

Kannan who was serving in Kerala hit headlines after tendering his resignation in protest against the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir recently.

Speaking on the same topic during a discussion organised by Concerned Citizens of India on “Democracy and Human Rights” Gopinathan said “All are living under fear, with people caring a hoot about truth and remaining as a mute spectators. Ironically the protests against the government have become so formal like an event. The opposition parties have also locked their mouth”.

Article 19 in the Constitution of India guarantees the right to assemble in a peaceful manner, but in Jammu and  Kashmir.

Dismissing the often heard discussion about “Chanakya in politics”, Gopinathan said ” We are in a democratic system that deserves a government to hold accountability and deliver in a transparent manner. It’s irrelevant to have a chanakya now, who during the reign of Maurya’s held a prominent position advising the king on dealing with his subjects and also other kings”.

Writer Devanur Mahadev, SUCI’s Ravi and Srimati Vidyashankar were present.

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