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MURTHY: Indian Minorities in Fear

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N R Narayana Murthy

Infosys founder NR Narayanamurthy said there is “considerable fear” among the minorities in India and added that this must be resolved for economic progress….reports Asian Lite News

N R Narayana Murthy
N R Narayana Murthy

Infosys founder NR Narayanamurthy said there is “considerable fear” among the minorities in India and added that this must be resolved for economic progress.

He was participating in ‘The NDTV Dialogues.’

Mr Narayanamurthy is the first business voice to express his worry about intolerance not just between religious communities but also between people of different regions.

In response, a fellow panelist on the show Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “fully addressed” these issues in his public statements and added that his government would protect constitutional rights with full force of the law.

Mr Murthy said that he is getting e-mail messages from thousands of people fearing attack on their properties and life.

“There is considerable fear in people from region to another region,” said Mr Murthy. “Like in the 67, when Shiv Sena ill treated South Indians, there is fear among the people at various places. The first priority of the state and central government to bring back the confidence of people to believe that this is our country and I am safe here.”

“There won’t be any progress, when majority community threatens the minorities,” he added.