New Delhi: Rejecting the contention about “atmosphere of intolerance”, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said the “political propaganda” about it amounted to an attack on the country’s soul as he asserted that harmony is the nation’s strength.
“Tolerance is ‘soul of country and harmony is strength’. Political propaganda of threat to tolerance is attack on the country’s soul,” Naqvi tweeted.
Naqvi’s remarks came in the wake of contention by some opposition parties and intellectuals that there is an “atmosphere of intolerance” in the country.
Earlier this week, Union Finance Minister and senior party leader Arun Jaitley had stated India cannot be intolerant, while Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla had dubbed the country as the “most tolerant” nation in the world.