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G N Azad salutes poets, writers, intellectuals who returned awards

Ghulam Nabi Azad

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad told that central government is the guardian of secularism, however the BJP led government under the leadership of Narendra Modi is trying to divide the people on religious lines, AICC member former Union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that as long as a majority of Hindus remained secular, the minorities will not face a threat.

Azad was speaking at the historic Charminar here after receiving Rajiv ‘Sadbhavana Award’ presented to him to commemorate a ‘Sadbhavana Yatra’ undertaken from the same place by late Rajiv Gandhi in 1990.

Expressing that he “salutes” those returning awards in protest against alleged growing intolerance in the country; he said 99 per cent of such writers belong to the majority community.

“For people like me and crores of secular Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, the head rises when all Hindu writers, intellectuals and those transform the society are returning their awards one after another. This is our victory,” he said.

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