India, July 19 -- A group of over 150 eminent citizens - mostly retired government servants - has lashed out at their former colleagues for hurting the Indian democracy by making ill-considered public statements. The Forum of Concerned Citizens issued an open letter, accusing a group of retired civil servants to be drenched in a particular political stream despite overtly posing as 'non-political'.

The group of eminent citizens said that the former civil servants have eroded objectivity and fairness by selectively choosing their political targets.

The trigger was recent statements against Uttar Pradesh government, accusing it of eliminating members of the minority communities through police encounter. Calling such allegations "serious, ...