• search

Can't comprehend intolerant India, says Pranab Mukherjee

Written By:
Subscribe to Oneindia News
For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS
For Daily Alerts

    I fail to comprehend an intolerant India said former President of India Pranab Mukherjee.

    "I can understand the dissenting and argumentative India but fail to comprehend the intolerant India," he also said. He was speaking at the launch of historian and Trinamool Congress leader Sugata Bose's book 'The Nation as Mother and Other Visions of Nationhood.'

    Can't comprehend intolerant India says Pranab Mukherjee

    "The depiction of nation as a mother is an emotional and human construct rather than a religious identity," he further added.

    Mukherjee stressed on the need for healthy debates on "the kind of nation we want to build."
    The statements by the former president come in the wake of a raging debate over intolerance in India. Hamid Ansari said a day before he stepped down as vice president that India had become extremely intolerant. He also said that Muslims were living in fear in India.

    His statements came under sharp criticism. The BJP accused Ansari of politicising the issue and also added that it was unbecoming of a person who held a constitutional position to make such remarks.

    OneIndia News

    For Breaking News from Oneindia
    Get instant news updates throughout the day.

    X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more