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Fraternity dead, equality a distant dream for Indians, says Chidambaram

A day after the country celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, jailed Congress leader P Chidambaram claimed that equality is a distant dream for Indians and that casteism and bigotry seem to have taken over the nation.

In a tweet on Thursday (October 3), Chidambaram said, “Fraternity is all but dead. Casteism and bigotry seem to have taken over. Equality is a distant dream. All the evidence point to growing inequality among Indians. Liberty is the only flame flickering weakly. Will it burn brightly or die, only time can tell.”

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The former finance minister of the country had asked his family to tweet on his behalf. “As we begin the year long celebration of Mahatma Gandhis 150th birth anniversary, we have to ask the question “Whither Liberty, Equality and Fraternity?” the tweet asked.

Meanwhile, Chidambaram, who has been lodged in Tihar Jail since September 5 in the INX Media case, was on Thursday produced before a Delhi court after the expiry of his judicial custody.

News agency PTI reported that the CBI has sought an extension of the jailed leader’s custody. It further said that the former minister has sought home-cooked food inside the Tihar jail citing his medical ailments.

(With inputs from agencies)

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