India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend a BHIT conference in New Delhi, where he will address the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) to address India’s long history of genocide.
In a tweet from his official account, Modi said, “The Congress has always been a party of the killers.
They have been the one who have used the power of the state to silence critics and suppress dissent.
Today we are witnessing the rise of a new kind of opposition.”
The IIM is a government-run institute that has long been a target of the Congress, which has targeted the institution for its alleged role in the Gujarat riots of 2002 and the 2002 anti-incumbency protests.
IIM’s president, Dr Amitabh Bachchan, is currently serving a two-year jail term for allegedly accepting bribes from a senior government official in 2004.
In 2012, a special court convicted him of accepting bribe money from the Gujarat government in exchange for political favours.
The IHR is one of the oldest and most respected institutes in the country, and the chief executive of the Indian Association of Historical and Cultural Research (IASCR) is currently in jail for alleged corruption.
The ICHR has long held a high position in Indian history, being the first institution to be established in India after independence, and a place where Indian students of the time can study on the subject.
Its mission is to collect and disseminate historical data in India, including on the persecution of minorities, and to promote cultural and historical knowledge.