Justice Markandey Katju-
Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own.
Many people, including the Indian External Affairs Ministry, have criticized the famous singer Rihanna for having supported the Indian farmers, saying it is the internal affair of India.
But by that logic, no one outside Germany should have criticized the persecution of the Jews in Germany during the Nazi era.
By that logic no one outside Pakistan should criticize the persecution of Ahmadis, Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians in Pakistan.
By that logic no one outside India should criticize the lynching and other atrocities on Muslims in India, or the massacre of Sikhs in 1984.
By that logic, nobody outside America should criticize racialism in several parts of America and the bad treatment of blacks.
By that logic, no one outside China should criticize the persecution of the Uighur Muslim minority in China.
By that logic, no one outside South Africa should have condemned apartheid and denial of the right to vote to blacks in South Africa when apartheid was prevailing. By that logic, no one outside Burma should have criticized the persecution of Rohingyas in Burma.
And by that logic, Prime Minister Modi should not have said ” Ab ki baar Trump Sarkar. ”