Aakashi Bhatt, a researcher, surgeon in the UK and the daughter of jailed whistleblower police officer Sanjiv Bhatt, said, “We live in a world where systematic genocide takes place and the perpetrators are scott free and continue to live freely for decades. The virtue of non-violence and tolerance burnt with Gujarat riots.”
She was speaking on the first day of a three-day virtual conference, “India On The Brink: Preventing Genocide.”
Sanjiv Bhatt, according to his family, was wrongfully convicted three years ago of murdering a man he had never even met. This was actually punishment because Bhatt told India’s Supreme Court that Modi had explicitly ordered the police to stand down and let mobs kill Muslims.
“For the past twenty years my father has been paying the price for fighting for justice. It takes courage to fight a long lonely battle.”