‘We are living in a constant state of fear from State, ED, police in India’, says Kapil Sibal

New Delhi, September 24 (KMS): Senior lawyer and former Congress leader, Kapil Sibal has said that people have been living in a constant state of fear from investigating agencies, State and police.

According to Kashmir Media Service, talking about the use of religion as a weapon, the Indian leader said, “India is an excessive example of the use of religion”.
The former Cabinet minister was speaking at the launch of his book, “Reflections: In Rhyme and Rhythm”, published by Rupa Publications.

He added that those who deliver hate speeches are not prosecuted and hence, are “emboldened to give another speech of the nature”.

“Whole populations are afraid and they get mentally-ghettoised. What do they do? So they are afraid. We are living in constant fear. We fear the ED, we fear the CBI, we fear the State, we fear the police, we fear everybody. We don’t have any trust in anybody anymore,” the politician-turned-poet said.

The 74-year-old senior advocate also criticised the judiciary, said that the poor man cannot come to the court as he has “no money to pay the lawyers”.

Sibal mentioned the spread of Hindutva tentacles around the world and said, “It’s happening all over the world. It was complete intolerance what happened in Leicester yesterday. We all know what happened there. So it’s being exported now. The real problem is, in India today those who are part of the hate speech are the collaborators of a particular ideology, the police are not willing to do anything,” Sibal said.

The book launch was also attended by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and Jammu & Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah.

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