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Govt. not bestowing the awards being returned: Pres to Anupam Kher

Anupam-Kher

New Delhi, Nov. 7 : After meeting President Pranab Mukerjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, Bollywood veteran actor Anupam Kher said that the former has conveyed to him that the Constitution must be revered at all costs and those who are returning the awards must remember that it had been bestowed upon them by the people of the nation, not the government.

“As far as the Award Wapsi is concerned the President said that these awards were not given by the government, instead, it was given by the people of the country,” Kher told reporters here.

“The President also said that the Constitution of the country was designed on a secular fabric and we all should all respect that,” he added.

Kher announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to meet the delegation in the evening at his residence.

The actor led a march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan today in New Delhi to protest against the voices being raised over “intolerance” in the country.

The actor claimed that the intolerance debate is an attempt to malign the image of the country and is intended to target the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre. (ANI)