The Election Commission has announced the schedule of the election, and political parties and potential candidates are busy preparing their campaigns. But what about the minority communities of this country? How do they feel now that the election schedule has been announced?
Let me tell you that they are scared, and justifiably so. It is difficult for them to forget what they went through in the aftermath of previous elections simply because they exercised their constitutional right to vote.
What do the minority communities expect from the government? They do not run after power. All they demand is security. We urge the authorities concerned to ensure security of minority communities across the country.
Pradip Das, By email