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Hindu extremism shattering Indian society like atom bomb: Top Indian scientist returns national award

12:19 PM | 29 Oct, 2015
Hindu extremism shattering Indian society like atom bomb: Top Indian scientist returns national award
NEW DELHI (Web Desk) - Indian scientists have written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee to help bring the actions of militants to an end and have returned national awards to the government due to mindless policies pf PM Modi.

After Indian writers and singers now Indian scientists too are raising their voice against the Hindu militants.

They have also warned Indian President Pranab Mukherjee that failing to stop militancy would shatter Indian society like atom bomb.

Meanwhile, Indian top scientist P M Bahargava announced that he would return the awards he received from the government of India in protest against rising intolerance in the country.

Bhargava’s decision came after 107 senior scientists signed an online statement on Wednesday to join the chorus of protests by other scientists, artists and writers against the attacks on reasoning and rationalism and science.

Many top writers and filmmakers also returned their awards in recent weeks in the aftermath of killing of a Muslim man, Muhammad Akhlaq, over rumours of beef consumption at Dadri near New Delhi.

Indian Express quoted Bhargava, the founder-director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), saying that he would return his Padma Bhushan at a time when “Modi government is giving room for communalists and fringe groups to divide the country based on religion.”

Bhargava, 87, added that he will meet the home secretary and return the award soon.

“I hope the decision taken by me would at least sensitise them towards the alarming situation in the country. Scientists cannot be silent or ignore things happening around,” he said.

Bhargava said it was the series of murders of three rationalist writers made him upset.

“Moreover, there are statements from the fringe groups almost everyday. All these sectarian forces were there in the country for several decades. But now they get more courage to do things under the Narendra Modi government.

They could kill people and make statements of hatred. Even yesterday, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said a husband and a wife are bound by a social contract and Women should be housewives.

Such statements started arising in the last one and half years because Modi himself is a man of RSS. And BJP is the political front of RSS.

It’s very very disturbing,” he said

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 14 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 14, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25  303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65

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